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Kara Gullickson Graper (#47295094)
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Bio Photo Northwest Indiana mother of 3... Dedicated to preserving the memory and posterity of our ancestors, and I also enjoy learning about myself from the past, and also helping others to connect the dots as well.

I am particularly interested in advocating for more respectable conditions for Oak Hill cemetery in Hammond, IN. My interest is personal as my family is buried on this historic, hallowed grounds. For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oak-Hill-Cemetery-Restoration-Project/173079029442809

* All existing headstones in the ground for Oak Hill have already been photographed and Memorials created, unless they have passed after 2014.



If you are local and are interested in donating to Oak Hill, consider donating flowers, perrennials, work gloves, Menards gift cards, or even your time pulling weeds and helping to maintain the improvements to the grounds.

http://www.southshorecva.com/civilwartrail/

The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail will help replace broken or worn headstones for Civil War Veterans and their wives. The organization will also help provide GAR Medallions, QR codes, and Special Markers for Wounded Veterans. Each Special Marker cost approximately $250.00 and each Medallion is roughly $10.00 and also comes with a fresh American Flag. These could not be possible without donations from the public.

South Shore Promotions Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.


I will gladly take photos at St. Mary's and Maplewood Cemeteries in Crown Point, and will attempt to fulfill other requests on other cemetery adventures. I thank you all for your time!


“Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals.”
– Sir William Gladstone
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Beverly Zimmer
RE: Oak Hill edits
Not a problem. I've hit so many dead ends with my own genealogy that I decided to look up and hopefully update some of the current memorials at Oak Hill.

I don't know why the cemetery has such a special place in my heart...I don't have any "blood" buried there, just through marriage. Maybe it's seeing how far it has come since my first trip.

I hope these updates don't peeve anyone off...but I just think the more information out there, the better it is for not only the cemetery but for families looking for loved ones.

All my best to you and your family....
Bev
Added by Beverly Zimmer on Aug 07, 2016 7:38 PM
Linda Packer
Harold Wayne Shoemaker
Kara,

Thank you so much. I appreciated the effort you put into this.

Linda
Added by Linda Packer on Jul 11, 2016 11:14 PM
Xcountryrdr
obie Eagan
OK I found Obie Eagan I didn't enter that memorial I entered Elinor and there are no duplicate entries for her.

I also have relatives buried in Oak Hills and am very happy about any improvements.

Thanks
Deb Bruni
Added by Xcountryrdr on Jul 11, 2016 9:49 PM
Xcountryrdr
RE: Cemetery obits
I have searched but don't find that I have or that anyone has made an entry for Obie Egan Please check your records and I do check before entering the only time a check doesn't work is when someone enters a person before they are deceased and leaves out the date of death which per Find A Grave standards should not be done. In that case I will send updates to the first entry or if I have done extensive research and work on the entry I may ask them to delete there entry and I will transfer my entry to them.
Added by Xcountryrdr on Jul 11, 2016 9:42 PM
Aaron Jones
RE: Julie Ann Buck Brumm Memorial 166348126
Kara:

Good catch! My mistake. She should be listed with a burial in Oak Hill, Marshall County. I fixed it. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Thank you for also posting the information on the other Sherows. Which ones did you modify exactly? I want to review the information closely.

Aaron
Added by Aaron Jones on Jul 11, 2016 8:36 PM
Xcountryrdr
Alfred Castillo
Kara you have duplicated Alfred Castillo's memorial pleas delete memorial no 110852395 as I will be using 88303155 to connect to a family member.

Thank You
Deb
Added by Xcountryrdr on Jun 25, 2016 10:10 AM
Eileen youkey Brudi
RE: Imre Suto
There was a request for this monument and since I was there anyway I just took the picture. I did not touch the stone at all.
There wer a few other request for Oak Hill, but I could not find them.
Added by Eileen youkey Brudi on Jun 24, 2016 5:47 AM
Eileen youkey Brudi
RE: Imre Suto
There was a request for this monument and since I was there anyway I just took the picture.
Added by Eileen youkey Brudi on Jun 24, 2016 5:47 AM
sgust
RE: Mary Reece
Thank you.
Added by sgust on Jun 19, 2016 8:06 PM
sgust
RE: Mary Reece
Burial:
Concordia Cemetery
Hammond
Lake County
Indiana, USA

Here is the info about Mary. Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Initially buried at the Old Whiting Cemetery that was located at 121st and Front St. near Lakeshore. Cemetery land was purchased from Henry Schrage by the Standard Oil Company in 1913. The Cemetery and all internments were removed and place with other NWI cemeteries. Families that came forward to claim remains from the Old Whiting Cemetery were offered plots in surrounding Hammond cemeteries. This person is on master list of re-burials as being placed in this cemetery, burial location unknown due to shoddy record keeping.

Her husband was John Reece and died in Indiana also. So I am just trying to find his burial. Thanks for your response.
Added by sgust on Jun 19, 2016 7:36 PM
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