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Sandi Litzenberg (#47750943)
 member for 2 years, 6 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo Being a Find A Grave photo contributor is the most rewarding & constructive hobby I've ever taken up.. You have my consent to use any of the headstone or plot photos that I've loaded to memorials.. If I've created a memorial for a family member or friend of yours, I'm more than willing to transfer them to you.. I'm not looking to own high numbers of memorials, my intentions as a contributor are.. first.. to help document the cemeteries.. and secondly.. to help family members find their ancestors more easily.. So even if you don't necessarily fit the Find A Grave 'guidelines' for requesting a transfer, don't let that deter you from asking.. My feelings are that if you've taken the time to contact me with a correction or addition to a memorial, then you qualify...

I also want to give special mention to my Find A Grave friend, Kris Daugherty/OSU1988. Kris has been a tremendous help to me by providing me with cemetery records for Williams County. These records have enabled me to add my photos to memorials with confidence. As many of you know, sometimes we encounter stones that have been so worn down by time and weather that they are unreadable. Her records allow me the ability to cross check the photos with placement of the graves and to identify those unreadable stones. THANK YOU KRIS!!!

Also, I came across this poem on another contributor's profile and it perfectly conveys my thoughts and feelings as I walk the cemeteries.. so with his permission I've borrowed it from his page and here it is..

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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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Connie Chrisman Hatch
Elizabeth Collie and husband.
Thanks Sandi for the info on this couple. I have added it to both of their memorials.
Added by Connie Chrisman Hatch on Sep 30, 2014 6:15 PM
dkinney
Alletta Rutledge
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request so quickly!
Added by dkinney on Sep 29, 2014 2:16 PM
McHunter45
RE: William Shimer Knecht
Completed and never received your message. This happened with someone else last week who asked me if I could please complete the updates.???
Added by McHunter45 on Aug 29, 2014 12:41 PM
McHunter45
RE: You have' A Great Profile Page'
Thank you and I will connect William Knecht to his parents when I get your message.
Added by McHunter45 on Aug 28, 2014 8:40 PM
Don M
RE: Stover plot
Hi Sandi,

If I remember right, one is a Jewish cemetery and one is a Christian cemetery. I think they are right next to each other and look like one big cemetery. Find A Grave lists them separately.
Added by Don M on Aug 28, 2014 8:18 PM
Don M
RE: Forest Hill Cemetery
Hi Sandi,

I live in CA now, but I go back to the area near Forest Hill a couple times a year. I will mark my calendar and try to get some photos when I'm back in December. I believe there are two cemeteries there named Forest Hills. Do you know which one your relatives are in? Mine are in the one named "Forest Hills Memorial Park". It's been many years since I've been there. Feel free to remind me come December, but I'll set a reminder for myself.

Don
Added by Don M on Aug 28, 2014 3:07 PM
Carrie and Allen
RE: John Shimer/Scheimer
Hi, I completely appreciate this dilemma. Although I am not related, this correction was sent to (mistakenly I think, they should have sent it to you) by a family member. In my own line there are several problematic surnames (Diehl/Dill/Theil/Teel, just one example). My solution has been to use the headstone spelling unless I have strong reason to believe that there was an error. Most of my PA Dutch ancestors eventually Americanized and standardized the German surnames, but most of them were also unable to read or write. I agree that Findagrave should have better variant options. I have to hope that by linking folks to parents, the spelling changes are less problematic.
Added by Carrie and Allen on Aug 23, 2014 10:45 PM
Marcia Raymond
RE: another Reynolds child
I have left a message to the person who controls the brothers memorial.
Added by Marcia Raymond on Aug 03, 2014 10:44 PM
Marcia Raymond
RE: another Reynolds child
Thanks again Sandi
Added by Marcia Raymond on Aug 03, 2014 10:42 PM
Marcia Raymond
RE: another Reynolds child
Wow Thank You where did you find her? I don't know how we missed her. Was she right with John, Laura and the others?
Added by Marcia Raymond on Aug 03, 2014 12:20 PM
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