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Michael (#47019133)
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Bio Photo I started walking cemeteries in early 2012, though I have had a find-a-grave account for quite a while. Never considered it might get to be such a gripping hobby.

I take photos. What else can I say...walk, stop, snap a pic...keep walking. Pretty much wraps up what I do. I never planned on creating and managing memorials. I printed lists of ones others had made that needed photos. Filling an empty memorial with an image was just the start. Finally I just started taking a picture of every last stone I could find ('mowing the rows' is what they call it) and then make sure each and every name is memorialized on this website.

I will gladly transfer anyone that is not related to me (that is about 99% of them)...just let me know how YOU are related. It also means I send a lot of notes if the info on a page is in err...or if there is another name on a stone that the manager may want to add as well.

Cemeteries Worked :

::Hamilton County, IA::

Bethany - Completed
Blairsburg - Completed
Calvary - Completed
Cass - Completed
Evergreen, Jewell - In Process
First Presbyterian, Kamrar - Completed
Graceland - In Process
::Completed Sections in Graceland ::
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::::Section 9
::::Section 10
::::Section 18
::::Section 20
::::Section 21
::::Section 22
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::::Section 26
::::Section 27
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::::Section 32
::::Section 32A
::::Section 34
::::Section 35
Homewood - Completed
Liberty - Completed
Rose Grove - Completed
Saratoga - Completed
St Mary's - Completed
Williams - Completed

::Hardin County, IA::

Alden - In Process
::Completed Sections in Alden ::
::::Section 1
::::Section 2
::::Section 3
::::Section 4
::::Section 5 - Photographed
::::Section 6 - Photographed
Buckeye - Complete

:: Tama County

Crystal Twp Cemetery - Partial

::Webster County, IA::

Blanchard - Complete
Washington Twp Cemetery, Duncombe - In Process

::Wright County, IA::

French Church - Complete
Rose Hill - In Process

::Lynden, WA::

Monumenta - Partial
Lynden Cemetery - Partial
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Tinkelenberg Memorials

I was wondering if you could transfer the memorials for D. Tinkelenberg #106470086 and his wife Mrs. D. Tinkelenberg #106470143. These are my great-great grandparents. Thanks so much!

Added by Tammy on May 29, 2015 8:20 PM
mercedes bauerly-dreas
I am confused? my Daisy in my research is the daughter of Martin Monroe Snow (1844-1921) and Nancy E Walker (1862-1931) In your memorial her parents are listed as Henry t Snow and Nancy E Jett, could you possibly help with this?
I can't seem to find where Oval Edgar Snow (1892-1910) fits in.
Added by mercedes bauerly-dreas on May 29, 2015 2:55 PM
Bob & Sandi Hamilton
Ella Lutterman Gnade
Michael, Thanks for the transfer of Ella Lutterman Gnade.

Added by Bob & Sandi Hamilton on Apr 23, 2015 11:15 AM
Isabella Rullestad
Apparently someone most of gotten it removed because it cannot be found in the index of Rullestad. I was able to find it with your message so I just deleted mine. Thank you for bring it to my attention. Betty
Added by Betty on Apr 12, 2015 3:54 PM
Lynette Jones
Thanks for photo
What a surprise to come back to two memorials I created and find photos of graves on the memorials. Thanks so much for adding Tilda Mae Rice Briggs and William Clement Briggs in Webster City.
Added by Lynette Jones on Mar 26, 2015 3:58 PM
Deb Mikels
Shelar Allie
Thanks so much for the transfers of my great uncle and great aunt, what a surprise! I appreciate you work in creating their memorials. Thanks again.

Deb Mikels
Added by Deb Mikels on Mar 24, 2015 9:03 PM
Ann Koch
Harry Ingertson
I forgot . . . thanks also for transferring Daisy's husband Harry to me!! (as well!) Ann Koch
Added by Ann Koch on Mar 15, 2015 10:08 PM
Alden Cemetery
May I have your permission to copy the headstone photo of Harrison & Amelia Bennett for my family tree. I would give you credit for taking the photo. Holly
Added by Holly on Mar 07, 2015 4:35 AM
David McInturff
Edward & Betty Shearer
Thanks so much for the quick transfers. I appreciate that. Those have to be some of the fastest transfers ever!
Added by David McInturff on Feb 27, 2015 12:16 PM
Janice Peay
Infant House headstone photo

Thank you so much for the photo of the headstone. Seems there are two infants, since it says "Infant Children". The memorial just said one twin.

Did you happen to take a photo straight on, so the date was clearly visible?

Thanks again,
Added by Janice Peay on Feb 24, 2015 7:40 AM
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