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Hiesela (#46625281)
 member for 12 years, 19 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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deanna french
RE: FAG Photo Ralph L. Knight
Thank you so very much. This is very kind of you, and much appreciated!

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 19, 2016 8:50 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo Ralph L. Knight
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on locating the last resting place of several of our soldiers/sailors that served in the Civil War. Ralph ladd Knight is one such soldier. I am asking you if I may use the photo you have posted on his Find A Grave Memorial page for posting on the Vermont Civil War site? ( You would receive credit for this.

Thank you for your consideration on this.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 19, 2016 7:49 AM
olsen + Hiesla

CALL ME 5632138712
Added by olsen + Hiesla on Jul 17, 2016 6:01 PM
RE: Marie Collins #131001760
I have created a memorial for Martin Collins #165909411 and requested a photo. Thank you!
Added by Sue on Jul 12, 2016 8:48 PM
Jim P.
Hiesela, Thank you for going to check, and for the photo you posted. Jim P.
Added by Jim P. on Jul 09, 2016 3:44 PM
Frank Bigsby
Thank you for trying so hard to find Frank Bigsby! Alfred was his son, so I can well believe Frank is buried there somewhere. Thanks for the photo.
Added by TJC on Jul 09, 2016 2:50 PM
Richard Soash
Thanks so much for the photo of Mary Williams. Very much appreciated.

Richard Soash
Added by Richard Soash on Jul 09, 2016 2:40 PM
Craig K.
RE: Carl J and Ruth A Gartmann
Added by Craig K. on Jul 06, 2016 8:39 PM
olsen + Hiesla
I want to add your name on my account on find a grave,ok.
Added by olsen + Hiesla on Jul 06, 2016 3:35 PM
Ann Hammer
Katherine Dineen Buckley photo
thank you for fulfilling my request for a photo of my ancestor's grave on Find a Grave. I appreciate your time and contribution to this resource that's so valuable to the genealogy community.
Added by Ann Hammer on Jul 05, 2016 1:52 PM
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