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Ben Jacobson (#47010365)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 19 days
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All edits to memorials can be done through the EDIT on the memorial page. If I don't get to your edit in a weeks time, please leave a message in my message below. This will e-mail me so I can take a look. Thanks!

I currently live in Byron, Illinois, but grew up in Stillman Valley. I also retype out anyone's lists they have put together, and they do not have a desire to post it on Find a Grave.

If you find a Memorial I have created, and they're your family. Let me know! I am more than happy to transfer. The only exception to this is with Brooklyn cemetery. I am the Vice-President of this cemetery, and we are still researching people here and connecting them. If you want a high resolution picture, also let me know.

Photo Policy
I retain the rights to all photos I take, and no one may repost the photos without my permission. I give my permission to family members who would like to use the photograph in their family tree to do so. I simply ask that I am credited for taking the photo.

Transfer Policy
I will transfer immediate family members to those that ask. I will not transfer anyone from Brooklyn due to myself being on the board and we are using this to keep track of people and the info we find out on them as we restore it.

Current Photographing Work
Christian Reformed Church Cemetery - Photographed 2008
Brooklyn Cemetery - Restoring
Byron Cemetery - Photographed
Riverview Cemetery - Photographed
Stillman Valley Cemetery - Photographed

Special Thanks
To Sherry for walking cemeteries for us.
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Michael Stanley Klimczak
Your bio
I just came across your profile and read your bio, particularly on your work regarding the restoration of Brooklyn Cemetery. Nice job! In fact, there's a very tiny cemetery near my home that I'd like to restore, but I'm unsure as to the process to go about it. Can you tell me how you went about doing it (i.e. getting permission, etc.)? Thank you!

Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Feb 07, 2016 10:57 AM
Klaas Bokker 40262232
Hello Ben, I was wondering if you could transfer Klaas Bokker to me. He is my grand uncle. Thank you, Aritha #47970416
Added by abuss on Dec 17, 2015 8:08 PM
Carl Catherman
Alma Miller
Thank you very much for editing her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 05, 2015 1:02 PM
Keith Westman
Memorial #31399908
Hi Ben,
I am doing research on my Brockmeier ancestors and just visited the North Grove Zion church and cemetery today. I see you have a memorial page for Harmon Brockmeier born 1859 & died 1860, with a note "son of D &V". I'm wondering if Harmon is actually a son of Heinrich and Caroline Brockmeier, my maternal 2nd great-grandparents, for whom you have also placed memorials and taken pictures. It seems as though there is an inscription on the side of Heinrich and Caroline's monument but it's not legible. Is that possibly mention of Harmon? Unfortunately, the church no longer has the earliest cemetery records and they start now at 1861. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Keith Westman
Added by Keith Westman on Sep 15, 2015 9:00 PM
Jolene King
Tobias Asche
Could You tell Me who this young Mans parents are??? I'm doing My family tree and I would like to know that info. Thanks so very much
Added by Jolene King on Sep 13, 2015 2:57 PM
31403573 Mary C Walker Elwood
Mary was my Great Grandfathers sister. I would love to have the memorial sent to me so I can manage and update her info. Thank you for the work you have done.
Added by familykeeper on Sep 01, 2015 10:50 PM
Judy Scudder Hook
# 31719084. Your site. Would you please add his obit to his site! Thank You!
Added by Judy Scudder Hook on Aug 11, 2015 9:58 AM
Norma Ruth (Mason) Stukenberg
She is not dead and does not want to be on Find A Grave website, please remove her page. I am a member of this website and I will put her on when she pass away. I am her daughter.
Added by sandy on Jul 16, 2015 9:48 AM
Judy Scudder Hook
Ivy Pearson
I'm new to find a grave. Will you add Ivy #31719084 to her parents Harry #147728286 Lucille #147900291 Garrison. Also her spouse died on 6-7-2015. He was buried by her. He remarried and here is his obit. His obit says he married Ivy Tyler (married name). Maiden name is Garrison. I lived next door to Harry & Lucy till they passed away. Thank you! Bob's obit
Added by Judy Scudder Hook on Jun 25, 2015 11:25 AM
edward smith
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please disregard last message it could be wrong
Added by edward smith on Jun 11, 2015 9:03 AM
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