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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
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Bio Photo In early 2015, the Golden Gate National Cemetery Photography Project completed its 3-year-long effort. The cemetery, located in San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, is now 99.96% photographed, with less than 50 inscriptions that need to be photographed.

Since March 2015, I have been photographing the markers in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California. Only 15% of the 350,000 markers there have been photographed. Many of the burials are reinterments from the now defunct Calvary Cemetery in San Francisco. Theresa Miller is helping me to post the photos. We are currently posting photographs in Section B, F, and G: For Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery the San Francisco Genealogy website is invaluable:

We add new memorials as need be and add missing information and links.

Please contact me if you have taken a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo.


Golden Gate National Cemetery Credits:

FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. helped post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project. Stewart and Kathleen Clemence added plot information to memorials.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Notes on the Golden Gate National Cemetery:

Section A: Redo north facing markers starting with A-133.

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also about 100 graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910.

Sections O to V: Completed June through Sept. 2014. Section R completed by Kathleen Clemence.


I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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Bette Grimm Thatcher
John Francis Luttrell. I only went by his obit. I don't him in my tree on Ancestry. But, my guess is that he might be buried in the GG Cemetery that is close the bridge, not in San Bruno. There are two cemeteries with the same name. It is just a guess. My emails is
Added by Bette Grimm Thatcher on May 30, 2016 5:46 PM
Lyle & Marsha
ellen Johnson
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/09/1909
DATE OF DEATH: 09/07/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION Y SITE 3379 Click to view the cemetery map

Added by Lyle & Marsha on May 30, 2016 3:42 PM
Phyllis Duggan
Hi Tom, Congrats on your outstanding work in Golden Gate Cemetery! It truly is a great accomplishment! From the obituary, it appears she was interred in the same plot as her parents' and brother. I did not find her on the National gravesite locator either. Even looked under her married name, as well as her sons last name, with no luck. If I trip over any new information, I will send it your way. Wish I could be of more help. Take care, CB
Added by CB13 on May 30, 2016 3:09 PM
Nicholas Studen # 3638519
Thank you for the photo of Nicholas Richard Studen # 3638519 headstone. May I use it on my family tree at Ancestry?
Regards, Sharon
Added by SLJ on May 22, 2016 10:28 AM
Joseph G Loesl, Sr = Holy Cross, Milwaukee
Joseph G Loesl, Jr & wife is buried next (south) of them. I added them too.
Added by Phillip on May 14, 2016 5:42 PM
Jewel Owen
Thank you very much for the photograph of Jewel Owen's headstone. Its very much appreciated!

Added by JohnSC on May 10, 2016 12:54 AM
Larry Krueger
RE: You are an angel
You are welcome. I apologize that they are of a smaller format then I normally post, so you can't enlarge them much bigger, so I hope that is okay. The ones you requested that I did not take, as far as the records showed I don't believe there are any markers for two of them and I only have a PARTIAL for Marvin E. Hunter-Zoerb. He is on a base with someone else but I am missing the rest.

I wasn't going to post it till I figured out where the rest of the headstone photo went but Since it has the important info on it, I will post it right now to fill your request and when and if I discover the full grave stone I will just add it and let you know.
Added by Larry Krueger on May 01, 2016 7:34 PM
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Harold Joseph Vernon Watkins
You have kindly provided a picture for Find A Grave Memorial# 47352031.

Would you please give me approval to post your picture on my tree?

Thank you.

Joan in SoCal
Genealogy Buff (#46614589)
Added by Genealogy Buff on Apr 18, 2016 3:39 PM
Robin W
Wade photo - GGNC
Thanks Tom! I've deleted the photo of the temp marker.
Added by Robin W on Apr 16, 2016 9:17 PM
Lillie Martin Nuzum
I added a photo and the date of her death can be seen. 1977 Ive tried to edit it a few times but doesnt work. "Guess you have to put it in??
Added by kmiller on Apr 01, 2016 5:08 PM
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