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Ben Jacobson (#47010365)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 8 days
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All edits to memorials can be done through the EDIT on the memorial page. If I don't get to your edit in a weeks time, please leave a message in my message below. This will e-mail me so I can take a look. Thanks!

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I currently live in Byron, Illinois, but grew up in Stillman Valley. I also retype out anyone's lists they have put together, and they do not have a desire to post it on Find a Grave.

If you find a Memorial I have created, and they're your family. Let me know! I am more than happy to transfer. The only exception to this is with Brooklyn cemetery. I am the Vice-President of this cemetery, and we are still researching people here and connecting them. If you want a high resolution picture, also let me know.

Photo Policy
I retain the rights to all photos I take, and no one may repost the photos without my permission. I give my permission to family members who would like to use the photograph in their family tree to do so. I simply ask that I am credited for taking the photo.

Transfer Policy
I will transfer immediate family members to those that ask. I will not transfer anyone from Brooklyn due to myself being on the board and we are using this to keep track of people and the info we find out on them as we restore it.

Current Photographing Work
Christian Reformed Church Cemetery - Photographed 2008
Brooklyn Cemetery - Restoring
Byron Cemetery - Photographed
Riverview Cemetery - Photographed
Stillman Valley Cemetery - Photographed


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To Sherry for walking cemeteries for us.
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Minne Busse
Hi,
I found Minnes obit in the Daily Chronicle from 1915. Be happy to send it to you, I dont have a PDF converter so I could download for Findagrave.
Diane
Added by gravely interested on May 21, 2016 10:07 AM
Alex P. Reed
James E. Boumgarden
His mother is not Hattie (Friemuth) Boumgarden. James' biological mother is Hazel Georgetta DeBaufer. She had James and his twin brother "Billy" out of wedlock with James' father Ernest and they were never married. James has an older half-sister Judy, from Hazel's first marriage to Phillip Broach, and Hazel abandoned James and "Billy" after they were born, so Ernest raised James and his twin brother was adopted. Ernest would marry Hattie after this and a daughter, Connery, was born to this union (James' younger half-sister). Hazel herself would marry her second husband Leonard Carner years later and that was her married name until her death in 1988. James would find out in the early 1990s that Hazel was his mother, after locating his maternal aunt, Myrtle Hieronimus, and she told him everything. Hattie also relayed to Cindy, James' wife, that he had a twin brother and James tried to find him until his own death in 1994. James did finally meet Judy, his mother's first child, shortly before his death. Please link James Boumgarden to his biological mother Hazel. I made her memorial and you can find it in my profile.
Added by Alex P. Reed on Apr 25, 2016 1:50 PM
Theresa Byfield
Richard Seeley
Thanks for posting the info on Richard as I had nothing besides birth and death years. Richard was my grandmother,s brother. She was Hallie Isabel (Seeley) Hauser.

Theresa Ann (Hauser) Byfield
Added by Theresa Byfield on Mar 23, 2016 3:09 PM
Jan Summers
Fite George and Peter Rossman
Thank you for updating their memorials. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Mar 07, 2016 12:44 PM
Virginia Duffey
Eliza Cain Memorial #27774434
Ben,
Thank you for listing this memorial and photo on Find a Grave. I believe this Eliza Cain and her husband, "Unknown Cain" may be my 2x Great Grandmother and Grandfather, Eliza Orton Cain and Justus H Cain. Would it be possible to get high resolution photos of both stones from you? If they are indeed my ancestors, I would appreciate transfer of sponsorships to me; however, I first want to be reasonably sure these are the right ones.

Virginia Duffey
Member #47284109
Added by Virginia Duffey on Feb 25, 2016 12:16 PM
Donald Knoepfel
Daniel Grimes,Flagg Center Cemetery
Hello . I have been searching for several years for the death date of my relative Daniel Grimes. I just found a notice in the Thursday, February 6, 1913 edition of the Morning Star, Rockford, Illinois..BURIED ON TUESDAY . Remains of Daniel Grimes of Rochelle Laid to Rest. FLAGG CENTER Feb. 5. - Daniel Grimes of Rochelle was buried in the FLAGG CENTER CEMETERY Tuesday afternoon.

Perhaps you can add this death information to your memorial. Thanks, Don Knoepfel
Added by Donald Knoepfel on Feb 24, 2016 1:28 PM
MKH
Elizabeth Gilchrist
Ben,

Thank you for the transfer of Elizabeth's memorial. Appreciate all your work at Find A Grave!
Added by MKH on Feb 19, 2016 4:21 PM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
Your bio
I just came across your profile and read your bio, particularly on your work regarding the restoration of Brooklyn Cemetery. Nice job! In fact, there's a very tiny cemetery near my home that I'd like to restore, but I'm unsure as to the process to go about it. Can you tell me how you went about doing it (i.e. getting permission, etc.)? Thank you!

Mike
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Feb 07, 2016 10:57 AM
abuss
Klaas Bokker 40262232
Hello Ben, I was wondering if you could transfer Klaas Bokker to me. He is my grand uncle. Thank you, Aritha #47970416
Added by abuss on Dec 17, 2015 8:08 PM
Carl Catherman
Alma Miller
Thank you very much for editing her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 05, 2015 1:02 PM
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