|Tom Brocher (#47674416)|
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Since February 2012 a group of us have been working on a project to photograph entire sections in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California. Progress on this project is updated frequently below. As we add photos we use them to correct memorials and link to family members or send requests to have the memorials corrected or updated. We add new memorials to this cemetery based on these photographs and on the National Gravesite Locator website for this cemetery. |
FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. are helping to post the photos.
FAG contributor Stewart Blandon is working on Section 2E.
FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence is working on Section R.
FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.
Please join us!! I estimate that we have posted at least 30% of the photos in the cemetery, and are posting nearly 1400 photos every week. It's a big job and we could use your help!
Please contact me if you are willing to help this project by either uploading photographs that I have taken, or by photographing other sections.
Please contact me if you have a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo from the memorial. [Over time I've learned the hard way the right times of day to photograph markers in the cemetery to get the best lighting, usually in the afternoon.]
Status of photography of Golden Gate National Cemetery section by section:
Sections A to D: Completed.
Section E: Completed. Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also many graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Maltie Andrews, John Brackman, Infant Son Crawford, John Jackson, Charles Kinnaka, Francis O'Sullivan, and Jamey Schafer.
Section F: Completed. Concepcion F. DelaCruz (F, 557) is not in the NGL
Section G: Completed. Markers not in the NGL: Oliver Melander, James C. and Nodie Schrader.
Section H: Completed. Markers not in the NGL: Martha Ellen Fiedler, Bernice Peck Scott, John H. Sawyer, Lee Ellerton Dickinson, William Albert Rimmel, Bertram W. York, Michael Meglinskie, Dexter L. Drubendorfer, Bert McNulty, William Von Cleve.
Section I: Completed. Markers not in the NGL: Frederick Bachmann, Robert Colvin, Alice & Arthur Sorenson.
Section J: Completed. Markers not in the NGL: Carlo Barroni, John Edward Scoggins.
Section K: Photography and posting photos of the reverse sides of the markers is completed.
Section L: Photography and posting photos of the reverse sides of the markers is completed.
Section M: Completed May 5, 2013. Names not in NGL: Eugene Brozowski, Earl Chapman, Justin Lacau France, Merle Gadbury, Abramo Marko, Lillian A. Murphy, Elia Pera, Henry Stegnerski, George Pete Sucevich, Maude Edna Webster, William Ralph Williamson.
Section MA: This section is completed.
Section N: Photos of all markers have been posted. Names not in the NGL: William E. Thomas (1924-1983).
Section O: Photos of the fronts of O-1A to O-640 have been posted. Photography all of the reverse sides of all markers is completed.
Section P: Photography all of the reverse sides of all markers is completed.
Section Q: Photos of the fronts of the markers have been posted.
Section R: Kathleen Clemence is working on this section. She has photographed Sites 1540-5701. Photos for Sites 2-A to 219-A, 1540-A to 1979-A, and 3300-A to 4619-A have been posted.
Section S: The fronts of all the markers in the section have been photographed and only 750 remain to be posted.
Section T: The backs of the markers have been photographed.
Section U: The backs of the markers have been photographed.
Section V: The fronts of the markers have been photographed.
Section W: Backs of markers have been posted by Samme T. Not in NGL: Peter Koster, Audrey Minor, Louise C. Reeves, Arthemus Langston, Dorothy M Cross, Edith I Johnson, Thelma G Heinz, Audrey A Groom, Ethel T Dilley, others
Section X: Photography of the fronts of all markers in this section was completed in April 2013. Not listed in the NGL: Robert Linyard, Stanley H Manzano, Presner Felder, James Allen and Richard Anthony O'Kendo, William Latham Chamberlain, John H. Gwinn Washington, Tillie C. Fuelscher, John Casey, James O'Connor, Ichiro Garry Tsuruoka, Ernest Laverne Speicher, Ruth Hall, Herbert F Sweebohm, Charles Warren, John Marvin Williams, John Manuel Baldwin Bastida, Charles A Henderson, Clarence C Centeio, Karl Stohlstrom, Robert A Ausmus, Mildred R Webb, William Henry Doland, Toivo Evertt Malen, Philamena A Flowers, Ruth E Henkel
Section Y: Photography of the fronts of all markers was completed in Mar. 2013. Photos of the backs of markers Y-1A to Y-2097 have been uploaded. Markers not in NGL: Daniel Baldwin Elam, Charles E. Walker, Lon Ash Cook, Frank Yee, Robert G Peterson, Elise Courrier Phillips, Joseph F Weiterer, Dudley Theodore Edson, John W Haslet, Morton Morris Eierwiess, Robert Allen Washington, Antone W Caldera, Harry M DeLacy, Michael Melnick
Section Z: Completed. Markers not in NGL: John H Downing, Angel B Canja, Sr., Charles Palizzolo Sicily, Albert Brown, Melvin Rucker, William Francis Clark, Ivo Sofranc Montenegro.
Section 2A: Completed June 16, 2013.
Section 2B: Photography completed July, 2013. Uploading of fronts is completed. Uploading of backs is underway. The northwestern end contains a large percentage of infants and young children.
Section 2C: Photography completed Sept. 7, 2013.
Section 2D: Completed June 9, 2013. Not in the National Gravesite Locator: Herbert L Dennis, Frederick Kurz Austria, Hing K Lee, Navor A Archuleta, Bernard F Fahey, John Louis Leglend
Section 2E: FAG contributor Steward Blandon has finished photographing the entire section and has uploaded 57% of his photos.
Section 2F: Completed.
Section 2G: Completed.
Section 2H: Completed.
Section CA: Sites 1-38, 189-394, 467-504, 655-860, 933-970, 1130-1326, 1399-1434, 1587-1783, 1856-1893, 2055-2071, 2082-2250, 2323-2359, 2506-2536, 2548-2716, 2789-2825, 2972-3182, CA1 (posted), CA2, CA8 (posted), CA13-CA14 (posted), CA15 have been photographed. Not in NGL?: Margana K Williams
Section CD: Photos for Sites 1-189, 295-494 have been posted.
Section CF: Sites 1-55 posted, 98-213 photographed, 285-338 posted.
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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|Lori ||Philip Stenmark|
Thank you for the transfer of Philip Stenmark. I appreciate your help!
Added by Lori on Mar 09, 2014 10:02 PM
|Linda O||Memorial Transfer|
Would it be possible to transfer a great uncle's memorial to me?
Donald H. Dunlap #123776359
The fine work and the outstanding dedication is jaw dropping. Thanks to you personally and all the volunteers who give so much of your time and your energy.
Added by Linda O on Mar 04, 2014 1:17 PM
|Kathy (St. John) Millsap||RE: James Alvin Brown|
Good Morning, Tom,
I took down the duplicate picture of my Uncle, but left the tombstone picture because I traveled from Missouri to Calif. to leave flowers. I'd like to keep that picture. Could you transfer this memorial to me? He was Gramma's only brother and we knew him as kids.
Do you have any more info on him? Thanks.
|Julie2728||Bertha and John Lautenslager|
Thank you so much for taking the photos of the grave sites for Bertha Jean Lautenslager (#73986852) and John A Lautenslager Sr (#72487248) at Golden Gate National Cemetery. (John is my 2nd cousin.) The work you do is wonderful, and GREATLY appreciated.
I would love to use the photos for the both of them in my family tree at ancestry.com, with full credit given to you, if I could have your permission to do so. Thank you again for all that you do! =)
|Ozarkcheryl||Joseph Gage Jr.|
Thank you for all you are doing to document the Golden Gate National Cemetery, and thank you for working with other Findagrave contributors. OZARKCHERYL
Thank you Tom for your note. No, I'm not related, just always trying to link families together, I think it's important. I did send you updates thru your auto edit, so he'll be up to date once you accept.
Love the work you are doing on Golden Gate National Cemetery. When I was a very young girl that particular cemetery intrigued me every time we drove by, especially the cyclical little flags. Take care.
Added by Colletta on Feb 04, 2014 10:31 PM
|rp||RE: Earl L Ripple GGNC|
My photo of Mr Ripple's site is correct. In fact everything on the headstone is correct except the Surname. Talked to the office and they said mmmmmm interesting because his mother's name was Myers. They said they will look into it. Thanks~rp
Added by rp on Feb 02, 2014 2:12 PM
|Judy Froehlich||JOSEPH OLBERG|
THANK YOU so very much for the wonderful photograph that you took for this memorial. Your Find A Grave friends Marvin & Samme Templin submitted the photograph for you. Your project of photographing the Golden Gate National Cemetery, is an honorable undertaking, and your contribution is appreciated by many.
My many thanks to you all,
|Gerald "Jerry" Hobson||Albert Holzer, Golden Gate National|
Many thanks for the nicely done photo of Albert'smarker. I'm grateful for your help.
Hi, Tom - I just found your photo for Duncan Charlton and I can't thank you enough for all the work you're doing! I'd like to add the photo to my Ancestry.com tree. Duncan was my aunt's brother-in-law and died much too young.
Thanks again - Sharon
Added by Sharon on Jan 22, 2014 12:46 PM
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