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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I am so impressed with the concept behind Find A Grave. I believe that all individuals deserve to have their final resting place remembered and memorialized.

I have added memorials to this site for persons that I am in no way related. If you are, please request a transfer. Family transfer request are a huge encouragement to me. I feel like I have helped another family find their loved one. Memorials that have never been claimed by family or friends make me sad.

Thank you to all of those contributors out there that have helped me by memorializing my family members. You have honored them and I appreciate it!

I believe that individuals should be memorialized and that most of them would like to be remembered with their family. It is one of my goals to link as many family members together as possible. Family links have saved me a lot of time and helped me find family members that didn't know ever existed. When I add a family, I feel like I have honored not only the individual but the whole family.

Let's help the next family member or researcher that visits a memorial by adding all the family links that we know. When family members are not linked, it makes the next person do the research all over again. Also, if we have the information, let's use it before it is forgotten.

I also believe that family links make this site easier to use. The easier it is to use, the more it will be used and the better it will get.

Thank you Find A Grave for providing a platform for us to memorialize and honor our family and friends that have passed.

Melaney Shaum
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Sarah Lange
Orville Hugh Lange
This Orville Lange IS NOT the son of Otto Lange and Amelia Backus Lange. As far as I know, their son Orville is still alive, living somewhere in the South.

Orville Otto Lange is a first cousin of my husband and have not heard from his sister of his passing.

Sarah Lange
Added by Sarah Lange on Jun 13, 2016 8:09 AM
Karl Brunjes
Fred and Anna Rowitz
Hello. I went to the site to look for the markers. It appears that neither one has one. There is an open plot at the site. One side has three Rowitz names. On the other, lot 791, has Fred and Anna Witte. I have a photo of the empty lot. How would you like me to proceed?
Added by Karl Brunjes on May 22, 2016 8:03 PM
Amerlan Family
Nellie Lillian McDaniel Holdeman
sorry forgot to add Nellies father might have had a connection with my Great grandmother Dora DeWitt Find A Grave Memorial# 100213371 check her bio.Thanks Again
Added by Amerlan Family on May 22, 2016 7:04 AM
Amerlan Family
Nellie Lillian McDaniel Holdeman
I noticed you posted Picture of Nellie Lillian McDaniel Holdeman Find A Grave Memorial# 38589976 I was wondering if you could look at my grandmother's Bio. Find A Grave Memorial# 98908282 Jessie Mae "Mickey" McDaniel Gaumer and see if they could be half sisters. I have been trying to find Documents but to no avail. Thank you any input would be helpful
Added by Amerlan Family on May 22, 2016 6:57 AM
Thank you
thank you very much for all your work. Very much appreciated.
Added by susan on May 02, 2016 5:05 PM
Stickels - Neubert
Melaney, would you mind adding the article you put on 85812405 to 161759175 also. Thank you, Judi
Added by Lavidaloca on Apr 28, 2016 5:10 AM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
FAG76209632 Edgar Vincent Collier
Dear Melaney,

Thank you very much for the picture of Edgar Vincent Collier. I am writing to ask since you have a picture of him, would you also have a picture of his parents, mother especially? I do not have one of her. I come thru son Charles Henry, of Richard and Hannah Courtright. Their daughter Pearl is my grandmother. I would be ever so grateful if you would have a picture of Mary Courtright Collier and would be willing to share it.

Thank you very much.


Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Mar 30, 2016 6:56 AM
I love genealogy
Reimer - Ft. Lincoln
In order to have your request fulfilled, please call Lincoln Cemetery and ask for the exact location of the grave. They can be a little difficult about giving out this information and it may take several calls. Just keep bugging them. 301-864-5090. Post the location in the memorial page in order to have your request fulfilled. It is impossible for requests to be fulfill the request without this info because they will not give it to us. The cemetery is huge and can not be walked. Thanks
Added by I love genealogy on Mar 29, 2016 6:38 AM
Diane Hurst
Phebe Thomas edits
Hi Melaney,

Thank you for the edits for Phebe Thomas buried in Fairlawn Burial Park in Hutchinson, KS. I've added her obituary to her memorial page and I have a couple of questions/comments for you. 1. Did you intentionally submit Elizabet (not Elizabeth) as her middle name? And 2. Her obit says she died in Hutch Hospital which would make her place of death Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

Added by Diane Hurst on Mar 05, 2016 3:49 PM
Jack Peters
Julian Clymer 8/22/36
While looking for his grave I found the grave of Eugene W. Clymer and a broken unreadable marker in the same bordered area. Do you think their is a connection? Photo available.

Added by Jack Peters on Mar 02, 2016 5:22 PM
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