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I descend from the:|
ULRICHS of Baden-Wurttemberg and Hesse, Germany; Berks County, Pennsylvania; Sidney, Ohio; and Sturgis, Burr Oak, Harrietta, and Dearborn Heights, Michigan
BENFIELDS, FAUSTS, and KELLERS of Berks County, Pennsylvania
SHAFFERS of Shelby County, Ohio
SAGERS of Savanna, New York and Branch/St. Joseph Counties, Michigan
KRIBS of Ontario, Canada and Sturgis, Michigan
STATZERS of Bristol/Washington County, Virginia and Detroit, Michigan
HOCHSTADTS of Detroit, Michigan.
I decided to get more involved in Find a Grave after a long, frustrating attempt to locate ancestral grandparents who had eluded every municipal database. If only someone had made a Find a Grave memorial for them it would have saved a great deal of time and effort. I hope the memorials I've made here on Find a Grave will facilitate the search for others seeking to learn more about their family history.
Also, as I've traveled the country visiting the graves of my ancestors I've witnessed first-hand the physical decline of many older tombstones, some to the point of illegibility. I've also experienced the destruction of an ancestral family cemetery. In this respect I think the efforts of those Find a Grave contributors have a valuable place in documenting those graves before they become lost forever.
With few exceptions, all of the memorials I've created were the result of a photo I took. I'm always a little uneasy when creating a memorial for the recently deceased. Please understand their creation was meant only to honor, respect, and document their final resting place. If you are family to any of the memorials I've created and wish to assume management, nothing pleases me more than transferring a memorial to a loved one.
I am also a photo volunteer. I try my best but I'm not Ansel Adams. When satisfying a photo request I sometimes take and post more than one photo especially if the grave is in a particularly nice setting. Having served 21 years myself, the graves of my fellow veterans hold special meaning and I'll often try to include the flag if one is present. But if I've posted more photos than you want to see on a memorial you're managing, send me an email and let me know. My wife tells me sometimes I try too hard.
Finally, if I've done something on Find a Grave that's helped you in some way, a short "thank you" note left below is always appreciated.
|Messages left for mulrichosc (155)||[Leave Message]|
|Janice Hollandsworth||William Acock|
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo request for me. I appreciate it.
|Wanda L||Clara Lewis' Photo|
Thamk you for taking the time to help others on Find A Grave. Your efforts are appreciated. God Bless.
Wanda L 47106114
Added by Wanda L on Aug 18, 2014 5:03 AM
Thank you so much for your effort and all the info you gave me on the Winans graves. I really appreciate it! Will follow up on that.
Added by Chelsea on Aug 13, 2014 4:48 PM
|Richard Arthur Fenner||Ruth Marie Fenner|
Thanks for the info. I suspect you are correct regarding Batavia. I changed it and put in a Photo Request there.
|Libby Talley||RE: Taylors in Oak Grove - Coldwater, MI|
That is totally awesome! Thank you for being able to take the photos of their grave markers. I don't know the family personally. I found them on another contributor's profile and just went through the memorials. The memorials that didn't have a marker photo, I left a request. Well, until it wouldn't allow me to leave anymore. Sometimes the photo of the marker can give the contributor more information about that person. :)
|rosie mcnaughton||RE: Ada Curry Harris|
Thank you so much!
|rosie mcnaughton||Ada Curry Harris|
Thank you for the photos of the Harris headstones you added to memorial #5810274. I just recently found the Harris family who are my husband's ancestors. Is it OK if I pass the pictures on to another family member?
|Timothy M. Coplin||Thornton photos|
Thank you for your time and for providing a photos of Lyman and Susan's final resting place. I greatly appreciate it.
I enjoyed your profile bio. I am doing what you do as my passion is to place people from the early 1900's on back because the information is so sparce. I search old photos, yearbooks, scrapbooks, newspapers and anything is game. I love doing it because many people do not even know who their ancestors are and wish they had asked more questions when their parents were alive. I speak personally from experience on that one. Ancestry has sure made a big difference on finding people long gone.
Thank you for pointing that out. I didn't realize that you had commented.
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