|Brad Manzenberger (#46851229)|
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I have always been fascinated by history and cemeteries have long been a favorite place for me to make a tangible connection to the past.|
When I got into genealogical research my interest in cemeteries increased. After visiting several ancestor graves only to find the headstone fallen or destroyed I set out to learn the proper ways to restore headstones in order to take care of my family's heirlooms.
I have been very fortunate to have my hobby of cemetery restoration become a business. My business name is Stone Revival Historical Preservation and I am located in Franklin, Indiana. I primarily focus on preservation of cemeteries, I also am interested in the preservation of non-cemetery monuments and historic architectural masonry.
If you have any questions about cemetery restoration please feel free to contact me at the email address on this page. I'll answer all questions as best I can. Keep in mind that it is difficult to properly assess the condition of a stone from a picture. Any information I give will be of a general nature.
Despite the many web sites that advise to the contrary, shaving cream and chalk are not good items to assist in stone reading. Modern digital photography often picks up information we don't see with the naked eye. Aluminum foil is another acceptable method.
If you have not been properly trained, please do not attempt to restore headstones. Broken headstones should never be repaired with things like Liquid Nails or Gorilla Glue. They are not designed for these types of repairs and will fail.
If you wish to take over a memorial that I have posted please let me know. I am not concerned that you are a close relative as outlined in the Find A Grave guidelines, just let me know and I'll transfer. The only exceptions are people I am related to. I would actually prefer to transfer a memorial than update memorials with information sent to me.
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|Diane Williams Livingston||RE: Williams family|
our common ancestor is Isaac Williams 1742 through his sons William and Isaac. My ancestor is William,
My 4th great grandfather. From William, my line is Richard, John W, Pulaski Hicks, John Hicks, and Johnny Martin Williams my dad. My tree on Ancestry.com is under Susan Diane Williams (I go by Diane).
So nice to find cousins. That's one of the reasons I'm putting the info on Findagrave. I want to remember my ancestors and perhaps connect with more distant relatives.
Thank you so much for the transfer! I truly and sincerely appreciate it.
|Nikki Vatovec||Gracy Hanks Deer|
Brad could you transfere or delete Gracy's memorial over to me. Iam connecting her with my family. Greatly Appreciated. #44465980
|Melissa O'Brian||Re Mariah HANKS Kephart #29032833|
Now my work begins! Back to the tree to update her info; then bring it to her memorial.
Again, thanks to you for the Find A Grave work.
|Rebecca Reuben Dyer||Aaron and Nancy Pearson Ballard|
Thank you for transferring!
and Thank you for your Find A Grave work.
|Baxter B. Fite III||William Smock, 86th Illinois|
Dear Brad, I see you have an interest in the Civil War veterans of Johnson County. Well, William H. Smock is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. He is definately a veteran of the Civil War having served in the 26th Indiana. You can see that on his grave. However, I am also wondering if he served in the 86th Illinois. A man by the name of William Smock who was born about 1839 or 1840, left Johnson County, Indiana where he was born and came to Peoria County, Illinois in late 1861 or early 1862. He volunteered to serve in what was to become Co. H of the 86th Illinois. He served nearly three years with the 86th and then I am guessing, at least for a short time, returned to Peoria County. However, he was gone by 1870. I am wondering if the William H. Smock, who is buried in Greenwood Cemetery is not only a veteran of the 26th Indiana, but, also of the 86th Illinois. If you can help me in any way figure out if this is the same man, or if there were two different William Smock's, both born about 1840, I would appreciate it. Thanks for all you are doing. Baxter
|Melissa O'Brian||Re Mariah HANKS Kephart #29032833|
Was so glad to find Mariah on Find A Grave; she is a member of a large family of Kiphart/Kephart families in Indiana.
She is the 2nd spouse of my 3rd great grand uncle. And he was her 3rd husband. There is more material to add for her, as she is apart of our ancestry.com Baugh, Edwards, Kiphart tree. Thus I am requesting transfer of her Find A Grave memorial.
|Amanda Hepworth||Chester Poore|
I am curious- Are you kin to Chester Poore or did you only create his Memorial? I ask as I am sorta a kin to his father (through marriage) and I would love more family information if I could find someone else related to him :)
|Glenda Barry||RE: Dunkin transfers|
Awwwww, shucks, you're making me blush! But seriously, let me know of any other transfers you want, I'm always happy to transfer to family members who can add more info to the memorial. Have a beautiful day!
|Dancing With Ghosts||Thank you so much!|
Thank you for the transfer of Mary Ann Elizabeth Tyler Parkhurst. It means a great deal to me. HUGS
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