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Roberta (#47008957)
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Bio Photo DEAR ANCESTOR,

YOUR GRAVESTONE
STANDS AMONG THE REST,
FORGOTTEN AND FORLORN.
YOUR NAME AND DATE ARE CHISELED OUT,
ON SLATE OR OLD LIMESTONE,
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE,
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO MOURN.
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I EXIST,
YOU DIED AND I WAS BORN.
YET, EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU,
OF FLESH AND BLOOD AND BONE
OUR HEART CONTRACTS AND BEATS A PULSE,
ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN.
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED,
SO MANY YEARS AGO,
SPREAD OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT,
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO.
I KNOW THAT YOU LIVED AND LOVED,
BUT, I WONDER IF YOU KNEW,
SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS SPOT,
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.

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brazzellfuneralhome.com (Albion)
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yeagerfuneralhome.com
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Sherry DeMint
Leaman cemetery
My Grandmother Pauline was daughter of Wayne Leaman of Churusbusco. He was son of Samuel Leaman buried here and brother of Albert who is buried here. I would love picture sent to me of graveyard and headstones left if at all possible. I could reimburse for cost. I live now in Phoenix AZ.
Added by Sherry DeMint on Jul 24, 2014 5:53 PM
Jennifer Clark
RE: hi
Yes, please transfer them to me :)
Added by Jennifer Clark on Jul 24, 2014 2:22 PM
akinzer
Leaman Cemetery
Hi Roberta,
With updating the new pictures of the cemetery, I have revised each individuals site to read:
This Cemetery is located on the north side of Crooked Lake, in the Crooked Lake Nature Reserve. From the entrance to the Preserve walk through the woods and down the graveled path hill to the lake. At the bottom of the hill take the first trail to the left and follow it back up the natural draw (known as the 'Hogs Back'). The cemetery is located above on your right. It is well marked.
The cemetery has just recently been restored to original condition. Having been vandalized in earlier years, 5 headstones remain. Three infants and two adults are buried here.
I'm hoping you will update the information on the basic site.
Thanks for all your help. Much appreciated.
Alice
Added by akinzer on Jul 23, 2014 1:42 PM
Kennetta Lemon
Thomas Wolfe
Thank you for the added information, it has been posted to his memorial. Kennetta
Added by Kennetta Lemon on Jul 20, 2014 5:16 PM
Kerry Coble
Paul Jones
Hello and thanks for the email,, I am sorry but I can not find the dup of this person,
Added by Kerry Coble on Jul 20, 2014 1:13 PM
akinzer
RE: wow
Thank you so much for transferring the sites to me. Yes they have restored the cemetery. They are going to have a re-dedication of it sometime in August. I'll be happy to let you know when it is going to happen if you like.

We're going to go visit it today. Thanks for your offer to meet me however I know it well having lived out there for 10 years. I will take new pictures and put it on the website in order to update the site.

I'll let you know when I update the website as well. Since we've been here I haven't had much time to really do anything with it but I will later this week. We're returning to Oregon on Tuesday.

I'll keep in touch. Thanks again,
Alice
Added by akinzer on Jul 20, 2014 7:55 AM
Pam and Steven Bennet
Aunt Martha
One she had not pass then so you remove Yours


Thanks

Pam and Steve
Added by Pam and Steven Bennet on Jul 16, 2014 5:06 PM
AuntT
RE: Hi
The obit on Roy Jackson's page IS the corrected version so it can stay. Thanks.
Added by AuntT on Jul 12, 2014 5:42 PM
akinzer
RE: hi
Roberta,
Hi again. I am a descent of Jenny Pressler. She was my great-grandmother. She married Harcanis Leaman in 1893. After Harcanis passed away in 1937 my family owned this farm for many years. It was finally sold to the Crooked Lake Nature Preserve about 20 years ago.

I just received a picture of the newly restored cemetery and it really looks great.

I live in Oregon and am leaving to visit my family in Indiana tomorrow. I'll be visiting the farm and cemetery in the next couple of weeks.

Would you be willing to transfer the upkeep of this cemetery to me so I can correct and update the information, please?
Thanks,
Alice Stewart Kinzer
Added by akinzer on Jul 08, 2014 2:06 PM
akinzer
RE: hi
I was hoping you would edit it for me. If I could, I would. Thank you!

alice
Added by akinzer on Jul 07, 2014 12:17 PM
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