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Christine Lafler (#47311999)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy with my family as a young teen. That's when I started learning about microfilm, old census and church records, and cemeteries.

Since then, it's become my own obses - er, hobby. The internet has been a boon, thanks to the many online tools that make long-distance research and collaboration far more efficient.

Find A Grave has become a chance to "go to" cemeteries I might not otherwise get a chance to "visit". I hope that by transcribing and photographing some of the cemeteries in my own area, I can pass that favor on to others.

If I have created a memorial for one of your family members and you would like it transferred to you, please let me know.
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Carol & Pete
RE: Parents of Magdalena Kienholz Brunner
Actually, I am descended from Magdalena and John Brunner.
Added by Carol & Pete on Sep 14, 2016 4:56 PM
Carol & Pete
RE: Parents of Magdalena Kienholz Brunner
We do not link to burial unknowns.
Added by Carol & Pete on Sep 14, 2016 9:21 AM
M Frederick
RE: Augusta Sophia Adler #70771222
Added by M Frederick on Sep 07, 2016 7:22 PM
M Frederick
RE: Augusta Sophia Adler #70771222
Yes, I suspected that you had photographed the gravestones and just couldn't leave them without searching for some information.

As was common at the time, very little history was passed down to later generations especially regarding previous marriages. It only became apparent when the Census show children who don't fit the marriage dates! The DNA evidence is just amazing to confirm these suspected but tenuous links.

Yes, I would love to have you transfer John Adler and Augusta Sophia Adler to me. (I believe their daughter Henrietta is managed by someone else.)

Thank you so much!!!
Added by M Frederick on Sep 07, 2016 6:08 PM
M Frederick
Augusta Sophia Adler #70771222
Hello Christine,

I have just linked my 2G-grandfather Wilhelm Estorf (#20869794) to his first wife Augusta Sophia Adler who was my 2G-grandmother. Since you manage her memorial I wanted to be sure that you are okay with that.

Confirming this connection has been a bit problematic. There is strong circumstantial evidence to support this link. Augusta and her parents Ernest and Henrietta Adler were living in Middleton, Dane County, WI (1855 WI Census) but the Marriage Record 16 Oct 1857 in Middleton lists Augusta as "Thuguste Thdler". I have believed that this is a transcription error of "Th" for a stylized "A", but had been reluctant to claim the link. However, I now have strong DNA evidence supporting a relationship between my brother and me and the descendants of Wilhelm Estorf and his third wife Dorothea Koch at a 4th-5th cousin range which would be consistant.

So I now feel confident enough to add this link. Hopefully you agree.

Wilhelm (William) Estorf and Augusta were the parents of my great-grandmother Ernestina M. Adler Neumann who was born 3 Aug 1858 in Dane county, WI. The family was till together in 1860 and appear in the Census for Middleton along with their daughter "Mary", age 1. They apparently separated and Augusta married John Adler 7 Oct 1862 (Milwaukee). They lived in Dodge county, WI where they had more children. The entire family including children from John Adler's previous marriage then moved to Haverhill, Olmsted, MN before 1878.

Thank you for your work and the photographs of John and Augusta's gravestones!

Mary Frederick
Added by M Frederick on Sep 07, 2016 5:29 PM
Rick Foster
RE: Enos Lafler in Woodland
Found upon closer research of the photo there is a
Emily Lafler. Also beside the main stone is Matilda Lafter. I have created memorials for each one and lets link them if possible.
Added by Rick Foster on Apr 19, 2015 11:03 AM
Rick Foster
Enos Lafler in Woodland
Found him the other day and on the is mentioned David, laura, and Mary. If you submit photo requests I will add them also.
Added by Rick Foster on Apr 19, 2015 10:33 AM
Brenda Wasilewski
Henry graves in Gilman, IL
I added your photo requests for Emma Brooke, Milton Henry and Harriet Henry. I also added a photo to a listing for a Tuda Henry, which is right next to their graves and appears to be their son, but it is VERY worn and mostly unreadable. Check it out and see if you have better luck reading it.

I will search for the remaining relatives next week. I only made it through less than half the cemetery before I almost froze to death today :)
Added by Brenda Wasilewski on Dec 04, 2014 1:00 PM
John & Clarissa Whited
THANK YOU for sharing the information you found about my 3rd gr grandparents, John Whited and Clarissa Ann Crane. Your photos and documentation confirms the information I collected and believed to be accurate, but my data didn't match other people's posted family trees. ~Julie Boardman Rorden
Added by jbrorden on Aug 18, 2012 2:02 PM
Gerald Richardson (Stumpy)
I live in Indian Trail, NC, not too far from Boone. I am the owner and operator of the Web site at:

Gerald E. Richardson was stationed while in the Air Force at my old unit, the 6987th Security Squadron, outside of Taipei, Taiwan. After his tour in Okinawa at the 6927th Security Squadron ended, he opted to stay overseas and came to the 6987th. There, he put his same skills as a Chinese Linguist to use for the Air Force by monitoring PRC military and civilian voice communications emanating from the Mainland. It was the Cold War and the United States had a need to know what the PRC was doing. We were spies of a sort, and the raw data we farmed, helped shape the official U. S. policy toward the PRC. Since the 9/11 attack, most of what we did there has now been declassified.

While Gerald came to the 6987th long after I departed the island, he was still a brother of mine as a former alumnus of our Radio Squadron unit. Those that worked with him so many decades ago recall him as an exceptional Airman. It appears that he carried that same exceptionalism into his civilian career as well.

I guess I have said all of the foregoing to ask this: Gerald's service in Okinawa was given credit in his biography/obituary on the Find-a-Grave Web site. Since you manage the memorial on F-a-G, would you mind modifying his bio to include his service in Taiwan?

I have memorialized Gerald on my Web site on the "In Memory" page. If you like, you may click on the URL above (or copy and paste), then click on the link to "In Memory", scroll down to his name appearing on the Roster. You can then click on his name and it will take you to his more detailed info. This page is still under construction so what you see may be modified in some minor way before it is completed. The photo I've used of Gerry was submitted to me by a friend of his that served in Taiwan with him. I have taken the liberty of using your photo of his monument.

If you object to my usage of your monument image, please let me know and I will take it down immediately.

Thank you for your consideration on my request to modify his bio.

Added by Yogi on Aug 18, 2012 7:56 AM
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