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I have done our family's histories since I was in high school (over 30 years). Love going through cemeteries & finding relatives, friends or graves for others. I saw FindaGrave years ago when it was new and not much on it and none of my family. I happened upon it again shortly after my Dad passed way. I'm hooked! |
I hope that my entries aide you in finding your family. Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. However, do not duplicate a memorial on FindAGrave & use my photos as I have seen happen. 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. Patience is a virtue - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can.
A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me:
~♥♥♥~ My beloved father & hero James Robert Hoffman passed away February 16, 2012 ~♥♥♥~
My cousin Francis Nicholas Hueben, still MIA after being shot down over New Guinea during WWII.
My cousin Donald Michael Willy, killed in Okinawa, Japan in WWII.
*~* MY SPECIAL FINDS: *~*
After 30+ 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. I didn't even know about the 4 babies! (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 not available for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)
~ My Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries:
- Mount Hope (About 3/4 done) All memorials from the cemetery records are posted, but lots of pics left to post. I had 5-600 photos added to my memorials without being told. I am currently going back through and updating so bear with me there.
- Quindaro (About 1/4 done)
- Woodlawn (just getting started)
- Oak Grove (a friend is just getting started)
(I can also do look-ups on these.)
I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill & Mount Calvary and anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)
My 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. In most cases, I do no research on the memorials.
"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter
"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
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|Rachelle Ashmore Sanders||Artie Ashmore|
Thank you for the headstone photo
Thanks so much for the transfer! Much appreciated!
Added by Rosalie on Jun 14, 2013 6:23 AM
|Rita Guzzo||Le Etta Ferris|
I want to thank you for the photo of the grave stone for my maternal grandmother, Le Etta Mae (Richards) Ferris. I did know where she was buried, but I didn't get a picture of the stone. Her two daughters, Irene (Ferris) Johnson and Garnet (Ferris) Zimmerman are also buried there. Thanks so much for all your work.
Rita (Zimmerman) Guzzo
I stopped back at the cemetery to follow up for you. According to the caretaker, the last burial occurred in 1854 and all records from the (shortly thereafter dissolved) parish were transferred to London Metropolitan Archives.
A search of the parish records held by LMA show both James and Elizabeth were buried at St Pancras Old Church churchyard.
Added by Mark on Jun 12, 2013 3:47 PM
|Pamela Clark||Graves photo|
Beautiful picture, thank you.
|John Wilkinson||Milo Sedlacek|
Would you like me to transfer Milo??
Thanks for the obit. Appreciate it.
|Jan Fenter||RE: Taggart|
There is a view of the area around Alvin Taggart, just to give an idea of the scenic area around the grave. I didn't see any others in that area with the Taggart name. The letters on the marker were very thin and with that type of marble, it was really hard to get the letters to show up. It was the best I could do, even after washing the marker.
Added by ProgBase on Jun 10, 2013 5:14 AM
|O'Brien||RE: Julia A. Ames Fischer (Fisher)|
Thank you so much for your patience, and advice. My goal is to do the entire G.R. Cemetery. I started in Section 1 since these are the oldest stones, and most are very weathered and in bad or hardly readable conditions. Some are no longer in the ground, and only sit on top of the grass, so I figured it would just be a matter of time before these stones won't be able to be linked to a loved one someone has out there. I'm trying to work fast on these in particular! I did find all of the family members to Julia except for Julia A. Minor (Ames) In Memorial Park Cemetery (Indianapolis). She is not listed on their cemetery list. If you come up with anything further on any of these family members, please let me know. I think it is wonderful that someone thought to list names and burials on her stone. It seems that most of this familys history is unknown, so hopefully this will help someone out there. Thank you once again for your help!
Added by O'Brien on Jun 09, 2013 11:20 AM
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