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I hope that my entries aid you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery records...as is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial. |
Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I have also assumed responsibility for many memorials from inactive/deceased contributors so just because they've been transferred to me doesn't mean they are my relatives. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!
I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Kindness & patience are virtues - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can. ***I cannot guarantee edits sent to me. I accept edits as long as it doesn't change information at which time I try to confirm the information before accepting.
A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me!:
✿✿~~ My beloved father & my hero James Robert Hoffman ~~✿✿
Francis Joseph Cain
Robert Howard Hoffman
Mary J (Willy-Cain) Taggart
Hazel Louise (Fischer) Hoffman
*~* MY SPECIAL FAMILY FINDS: *~*
After 35+ years of research, I finally found:
My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)
My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).
Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were destroyed for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)
My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)
My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Cain, Willy, Fischer, Werner, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath
~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries. ***Please note - Month is often interment month or death date may be interment date and "NOTE" is often funeral home/interment date. I am also going through old funeral home records in an effort to fill in some blanks in these old cemeteries.
*** Mount Hope - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Quindaro - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted. (I used a spreadsheet on this one & many duplicates were not caught)
*** Woodlawn - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Oak Grove - About 95% of memorials are posted. Please note that many of the dates appear to be off a year. Be creative in your searches with spelling as well.
I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)
"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman
"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." ~ The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
~ Author Unknown
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|Donna ||Watkins/ Mentz|
My family name is Mentz. I searched Find A Grave and found Lucinda Wakins and her husband, John Watkins among
the records of burials.
Lucinda Mentz Drew Watkins was born in 1850, Ulster Co, NY and died in Kansas City in Sep 1911
(141662422). John Watkins, her second husband, died in Wyandotte Co Jan 1907(141662237).
I have been sent from Wynandotte Co to Topeka and back. I do not have the exact date of death so it's that much harder.
Need death, cemetery or funeral home record.
Thannking you in advance for your help.
Added by Donna on Jun 28, 2016 3:10 PM
|Bruce Braaten||RE: Forest Hill Cemetery - Canton, SD|
Just wondering, who your great-grandmother is that is buried at Forest Hill?
|Brenda||Irene Dramann #122460312|
Thanks for taking the time to research and share your information. I am looking for any information on Anita G. Dramann ( daughter of Irene Dramann) who married a George J. Suptic. George is buried in Mt Calvary. Any clues would be greatfully accepted. Thank you. Brenda
Added by Brenda on Jun 21, 2016 11:11 PM
|memento mori||Re: Mary M. Douglas|
Thanks for the super quick gravemarker photo. :)
|Kim Running||RE: Angie Whitlow Neves|
Hi Kim - I'd love a full copy if possible. You never know what little clues lie in the details. Thank you so much! I'll send you an email with my email address - I noticed you posted one on your site recently.
|Kim Running||Angie Whitlow Neves|
I am researching Angie Whitlow Neves on behalf of a client and came across the memorial you created for her (154831751). You noted that the information from her memorial came from funeral home records. Would you be willing to share those records with me, or tell me how I might access them myself?
|Vicki Peterson||Phaon Opp|
Thank you ever so much for providing the burial location for Phaon Opp. It is greatly appreciated! I credited you on his memorial. Thanks again, Vicki Peterson
Added by KCDW on Jun 13, 2016 4:33 AM
|gloria McBain||RE: Louisa Root|
Thank you, for all your good work, Kim. I'll take good care of her.
|gloria McBain||RE: Louisa Root|
Hi Kim, I can offer you the following:
1870 Federal Census for Fulton, Rock County, Wisconsin as follows:
H.G. Root, Head, Louisa, 39, Wife and their named children.
1880 Federal Census for Wyandotte, Wyandotte, Kansas as follows:
H.G, Root, Head, Lovzilla, Wife, and the children of Louisa & H.G. Root, plus James, son of H.G. Root & Lovzilla, 2 mos of age.
I am the gt. gt. granddaughter of H.G. Root & Louisa Dunham, born in Ohio in 1831, married about 1855. My mother & I have looked intently for Louisa's grave information for a long time. Thank you for adding her.
Please let me know if you still have questions.
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