This is me, at age 1, playing in the cemetery. Click the picture for an enlarged view. I am sooo cute!!!
If you are interested in "White Bronze" or zinc monuments, I have published a book of photos of them in the Chicago area. You can check it out at www.zincmarkers.com
While researching our family tree, we browsed the old photo albums we found tons of pictures taken at the family cemeteries. My first "cemetery" photo was taken when I was about 1 month old at Glen Oak Cemetery in Hillside, IL. My grandfather had just passed away and we visited every week. I remember my mom telling the story that I was playing in my sandbox making little piles of sand. She asked what I was doing and I replied "Making graves!"
My oldest daughter kids around that I talk to dead people, thus the name "SixthSense".
In all honesty, I wanted to be a mortician but I married, divorced and raised two beautiful daughters instead.
Cemeteries have always fascinated me, and this is a great way to display some of the beautiful headstones as well as to remember those who left us, often much too soon. Inspired by "Tombstoner", I have begun adding burials of people that I have not know personally, but have found their monument unusual, their obituary interesting, and most important... I want them to be honored here. If I have added someone that you wanted to add, please let me know. I meant no offense and I will gladly remove my entry so that you can add it yourself.
RE: Fred Dreyer Memorial I have a hunch that Fred was a son of Julius William & Augusta Roggentin Dreyer; the husband of Lucille McManus & the father of Phyllis Dreyer Shipp & Wayne E Dreyer. Can you confirm this info? If you can, I will add it to the memorial. Lucille's mother was Olive Steenbergen, one of my cousins.
Julius Schultz and Schultz family I am working on the Schultz family and am visiting for a couple more days here in Chicago. Thank you for the photo and info on Julius. I will ask one of the kids about the what is printed on the tombstone and get back to you.
William A Foust William Alonzo Foust's tombstone gives a death date in 1935, yet he is still listed in the 1940 Census. The 1940 census still shows him with his wife Norma and still working as a movie censor. Any thoughts?
Find A Grave Memorial# 21827609 Hi, My name is Kaylie. My father, Brad Edward Conard passed away when I was a very small child. I have saw there were a few pictures of his grave. I have only seen it one time and that was when I was 16 years old. I was wondering if you could get closer pictures of the three pictures on his head stone? There is already one up close picture but I wanted to see what were int he other two pictures on there.