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Cheryl Locher Moonen (#47601076)
 member for 2 years, 10 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo This has been my hobby for over seven years, started long before I discovered any websites for posting them.
I find myself concentrating on the older, broken, unreadable tombstones, the ones that, because of layers of mold, lichen and grime, are so obscure that people tend to walk right past them. I get more satisfaction uncovering a lost individual's stone than I do photographing huge monuments that will be around for a thousand years and those more modern ones of the men whose bones have partially disintegrated while still clothed in the everlasting polyester suits that they were buried in!
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Thomas Henning
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
Hi Cheryl,

In looking into this situation I have found an interesting fact. Are you aware that somehow all of the entries that were supposed to be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery (St. Donatus) have been combined into the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery (Bellevue)? I have sent an email to Find A Grave trying to get this matter fixed. Thank you for starting me on this mission.

Added by Thomas Henning on Jul 22, 2014 12:00 PM
Thomas Henning
RE: 2 different cemeteries
Hi Cheryl,

I have no clue how these two cemeteries got messed up. I had this problem several years ago. Some person had used some of my photos and entered them on the St. Donatus cemetery page and the Bellevue Cemetery page. I am not sure if they are still incorrect or not. I had contacted Find A Grave concerning this at that time and nothing happened to resolve the situation. I will contact Find A Grave and have that little blurb about the names being the same dealt with. Let's see what happens this time. I see that Jon has entered a photo of the St. Donatus church in the incorrect place for Bellevue Lutheran Cemetery. I will contact him about this situation. I do not know Thomas Wickie who has done the same thing but I will contact him also.

Yes please feel free to use my photos for your project, I only ask that they be used in the correct places. Ha! Ha!

Please keep me up on your progress with this matter.

Thank You
Thomas Henning
Added by Thomas Henning on Jul 22, 2014 10:27 AM
family stones
Thanks for all your work photographing all the stones in Delaware Co. Every one of my family I look up the photo has been taken by you. Do you live in the area? You always have such good photos. Do you use chalk on the lettering? Thanks Nancy
Added by GrandmaL on Jul 22, 2014 6:10 AM
Dawn D. Wolfe
Martha Hurst Pittam #132561945
Thank you for adding a memorial and gravestone photo for my 4grt-grandmother Martha Pittam!
Added by Dawn D. Wolfe on Jul 16, 2014 7:45 PM
Dolores Wigal
Irene M. Hildebrand
Hello. I have been looking for an Irene Timp Hildebrand, not sure if this is her or not. Do you know what Irene's maiden name was? I noticed that the name on the Findagrave page and the stone are spelled differently. Hildebrand vs. Hillebrand, do you know why? Findagrave # is 111243639, spouse is Clarence N. Hildebrand. St. Paul Cemetery in Worthington, IA Dubuque County. Thank you for your help. Dolores Findagrave # 46991047
Added by Dolores Wigal on Jul 07, 2014 9:39 PM
Sandy Morrey
RE: Accola
Ohhh, I am very sorry to hear that. I have done a lot of work with American Cancer Society ---- Relay for Life. We really NEED to get this disease under control and STOP it. Glad for are one of the lucky ones! I actually do not know of Kim; may I assume she was a daughter of Leonard and Doris? Thank you, Sandy
Added by Sandy Morrey on Jun 30, 2014 7:19 PM
Sandy Morrey
Thank you very much for the photo of Leonard V and Doris Accola. Much appreciated. Sandy Morrey
Added by Sandy Morrey on Jun 29, 2014 9:25 PM
Albert Billingsley
Thank you for posting the photo of Albert Billingsley. It was one that was used in the newspaper when he went to serve in Youngstown, Ohio. It's wonderful!!
Added by David on Jun 28, 2014 6:18 PM
Molly Schoblocher
Deshaw's in Hopkinton Cemetery
May I have your permission to use your photo of the Deshaw children in Hopkinton Cemetery, Delaware County, IA in my own family tree for my private use with credit to you?

Thanks in advance!

Added by Molly Schoblocher on Jun 27, 2014 7:00 PM
L.W. Clark
John G. Stanger
Looking for John Goddard Stanger, the husband of Mary Ann Stanger. Mary Ann is buried at the Johnson cemetery , Dubuque county Iowa. Their son, John is buried in an adjacent plot to his mother, Mary Ann. I wonder if John sr. might be buried in an unmarked grave in the same cemetery but haven"t been able to obtain any proof of where his remains are located. As a fellow Find a Grave volunteer I would appreciate any ideas you might have.
Thanks; Wayne.
Added by L.W. Clark on Jun 21, 2014 8:09 PM
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