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Hiesela (#46625281)
 member for 10 years, 3 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo It seems no matter where my family lived growing up we always lived within walking distance of a very old small cemetery. I grew up taking many walks through the cemeteries and reading the enscriptions on the old headstones and wondering what thier lives were like. So when I found this website I thought it was GREAT! I became a find a grave volunteer photographer and really enjoy traveling to all of the cemeteries around Iowa. I don't think many people are aware of the different kinds of unusual cemeteries there are out there! A little about what I do when I get a photo request: I first look to see if there are many in that cemetery listed on find a grave and I print out the list if it isn't very long. Then I go and take photos of not only the one requested but also of any others listed for that cemetery that do not yet have a gravestone listed. I will post the photo. If I have posted one on one of your ancestors and you don't want it there please just let me know and I will remove it! Also I take any photos of head stones with the same last name of the person requested and send them to the requestor if they are not listed on find a grave. The reason I do this is maybe the requestor doesn't know their ancestor is buried in that cemetery or they haven't gotten around to posting that person yet. This way they will have the photo when they decide to post them. Also if I have posted a photo of a headstone on your site please be sure to click on the photo because I always write down what the headstone says. Sometimes a given name might be spelled differently or the dates might be different from what the person has posted. And I will post what ever scripture might be on the stone that I can make out.
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David Jo Canfield (1956 - )
RE: Wm Brott
This is son of William B. Brott (88152076) ... refer to William H. Brott (69271045) ... :) ... but, Thank You!


David Canfield

Added by David Jo Canfield (1956 -... on Sep 28, 2014 8:38 AM
Kari Olson
Lydia and David Good phto
Hi, I would love to add this photo to my family tree with the photo credit to you of course. Please let me know if you object to this or to let me know how you would prefer the photo credit worded. Thanks so much
Added by Kari Olson on Sep 10, 2014 3:23 PM
Paul Hunt
Thanks so much for the photo. I really appreciate your time, effort and volunteer spirit. God bless you.

Added by thoran on Jul 15, 2014 4:04 PM
Thank you!
Thank you for the time you took for my photo request. I really do appreciate it!
Added by bkduncan on Jun 14, 2014 9:13 AM
Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
Severa Barbara Jacoby Pauley
thank you for the gravestone photo for Severa Barbara Jacoby Pauley
Added by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs on Jun 10, 2014 9:16 AM
William Lohman
RE: Cilek Headstones
Thank you for adding the photos to Jacob and Marie Cilek!
Added by William Lohman on Jun 06, 2014 9:57 AM
William Lohman
RE: Cilek Headstones
I added "photo requests" for Jacob and Marie Cilek.
Added by William Lohman on Jun 05, 2014 5:04 PM
William Lohman
RE: Cilek Headstones
I added find-a-grave memorials for Jacob and Marie Cilek. It would be great if you could add the headstone photos you took. I am not sure how they are related to the Cileks in my tree, Jacob Cilek may have been a brother or a cousin of Prokop. But I was able to find information on their births and deaths and burials, so I did add find-a-grave memorials for them. Thanks for all your help!
Added by William Lohman on Jun 05, 2014 4:35 PM
Mary Sicard
Thomas, Rosie and Lizzie Scanlon
Thank you so much for the photo of the Scanlon monument and thanks even more for the engraving information. I can't thank you enough.
Added by Mary Sicard on Jun 05, 2014 3:43 PM
Carol Skiles
RE: Catharine Lodge
I made those memorial pages this morning! Thank you so much! You are wonderful to do this.
Added by Carol Skiles on Jun 05, 2014 1:24 PM
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