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The Navigator (#46856982)
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I started researching my husband's family after years of searching for my own ancestors when I found Find A Grave. Behold, I found many of my husband's family. I was not as successful in locating my own family. I eventually came in possession of an extensive family tree on my mother's side. I then knew I had to place my family on Find A Grave.

It has been exciting finding information, but it has been more wonderful creating memorials for the family I knew and loved.

I realized I've always had a passion for family history. One of my favorite memories was sitting around the table at family gatherings listening to all the stories. I was fortunate enough to have known my great-grandmother and was always especially fond of her tales of life in Ireland.

I have been on the trail of my Mother's family in Ireland, Germany, Baltimore, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Richmond, Virginia, and Delaware.

My Father's family traces to Ireland, England, Germany, Switzerland, New York City, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland.

My husband's family traces to England, France, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

I would like to thank my relative Charlotte Elizabeth Trainum Stewart for her tireless effort in producing our family history. To my Late cousin George William Larkins for keeping my interest in cemeteries and foreign lands alive with his wonderful stories.

This is dedicated to my Mother, Kathleen Louise Michaelis Rapp, who was the first person I added, she taught me the importance of love of family. I could not have asked for a more loving, compassionate and devoted mother.
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Chris Hannemann
Margaret and Joseph Wolfe

I am managing a family tree for my family. Margaret Gallagher (116221446) is my greta aunt and I would like to update the current memorial rather than creat a new one.

Also, her husband John Joseph Wolfe (116221564)

Hoping you will transfer management to me.


Chris Hannemann (48437082)
Added by Chris Hannemann on Oct 25, 2014 9:01 PM
Art Feeney
Elizabeth Rafter Feeney
Hello Kathy, my name is Art Feeney and I am in search of my Rafter ancestors. I see you added Elizabeth Rafter Feeney's memorial (#129063759) on May 2 of this year, including her obit. My question is, did you research the obit and add it yourself, or was it given to you - possibly by a relation of Elizabeth? If it was given to you, would it be possible to get that person's name/email or have him/her contact me? Thank you. Art
Added by Art Feeney on Oct 23, 2014 1:22 PM
127708240 Dick L Bennett
A photo containing his birth date has been added to his memorial.
Added by srchn4fmly on Oct 20, 2014 2:29 PM
12986244 Alvin Kuhn
A photo containing his birth year has been added to his memorial.
Added by srchn4fmly on Oct 20, 2014 2:28 PM
12986244 Alvin Kuhn
A photo containing his birth year has been added to his memorial.
Added by srchn4fmly on Oct 20, 2014 2:28 PM
Fran Fasolka, IHM
RE: Sr. M. Ursulina Shaughnessy, IHM
Dear Kathy

We would prefer to keep all of the IHM Sisters under our care on Find A Grave.

If you have items to add to Sisters memorial, please feel free to send them to me and I will make sure that it gets posted.

Sr Fran Fasolka, IHM
Added by Fran Fasolka, IHM on Oct 06, 2014 6:21 AM
Tammy Gephardt
RE: Mueller + Mikula

Thank you so much for transfering them to me. I appreciate it very much.

Added by Tammy Gephardt on Sep 26, 2014 3:14 PM
Tammy Gephardt
Harry Mueller and Lisa Mikula
Hi...I am the Great Grand Niece of Harry E G Mueller and Cousin of Lisa Mikula. I was wondering if you could transfer over the care of their Memorial pages as I have more info that can be posted. Harry Mueller had 2 sisters one of whom was my Grandmother. I would appreciate you transfering the care of their memorials as I am working on my family tree as a surprise for my family. Thank you for creating these lovely memorials and I so enjoy what you had to say about my Uncle Harry. He was a loving caring man. Biggest heart I know. He also loved to play boci ball. Not sure I spelled that correctly. Anyway, thank you.

Very Truly Yours,
Tammy Gephardt
Great Grand Niece of Harry E G Mueller and
Cousin of Lisa C Mueller Mikula
Added by Tammy Gephardt on Sep 25, 2014 4:12 PM
Mark Patro
Rose Patro
i would like you to transfer ownership of the Rose Patro, Alexander Patro, Dorothy Patro & Mildred Patro to me. These folks are all buried in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Dundalk MD.

Rose & Alex are my grand parents
Added by Mark Patro on Sep 07, 2014 6:06 AM
Patricia Jones Lewis
Barbara Staudenmaier Taylor
Could you take a picture of Barbara Taylor's tombstone?
She is the sister of Andrew Staudenmaier.

She died Oct. 21, 1963.

She is buried at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, also.
Added by Patricia Jones Lewis on Aug 18, 2014 9:17 AM
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