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David M. Habben (#835)
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Bio Photo Hometown of Hammond, Indiana, near Chicago. I now live in Boise, Idaho. I've been a paramedic since 1978, as an EMS provider, manager, educator, and in communications. I've been photographing cemeteries and gravesites for several years. I travel frequently and to many locations instructing emergency medical classes, so am able to photograph cemeteries and graves in many parts of the country and some international locations. I have developed a presentation on the art and symbolism of gravestones and cemeteries which I give through the city's Community Education system and at genealogy/family history conferences, and to various historical groups.


I'm always available to photograph graves in the Boise/Ada County, Idaho and surrounding areas.

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Roy Reel
RE: Mary Emma Davison Reel
Thank you for your reply to my inquiry.
Added by Roy Reel on Sep 10, 2014 9:29 PM
Eman Bonnici
RE: Aloisius Muench
It's fine, it can wait, there's no need for rush. I suggest you have it only re-submitted for now. No need to delete and re-enter. Then, should it not be approved, we'll go to the latter process.

Best regards and thanks,

-- Eman
Added by Eman Bonnici on Sep 07, 2014 1:53 AM
Eman Bonnici
RE: Aloisius Muench
Have you tried by any chance of re-submitting it again instead of sending an email? Let's try it once more.

Thanks and regards.

-- Eman
Added by Eman Bonnici on Sep 03, 2014 11:05 PM
Brigette Jones
August Langenberger of Anaheim CA
David -

I am a descendent of August Langenberger's brother Wilhelm Langenberger who came to New Palestine IN in 1830's.

I would like to see what you have on their parents - - as I see that you have Dr. Amadeus Langenberger listed as the father of August. Just wanted to know if you got those names off of a death certificate or was this passed down knowledge? Curious?

I will tell you that the story that we were always told was the the Langeberger's father was a surgeon in Blucher's Army during the Napoleonic Wars. We were also told that Wilhelm came from Stadthagen - but I see you have a different town for August's place of origin. Unfortunately, for me - Wilhelm died before Indiana issued death certificates - - so I can't check his place of origin there.

At one point in time, I was in contact with a German researcher who was able to trace the Hespe line - which is Wilhelm's wife back to over the 1500's.

Just curious if you had any further info on the Langenbergers - and knew about why they left Germany? Are you a relative too?

Wilhelm Langenberger (sometimes referred to as August Wilhelm Langenberger was born in 1800 and died in 1872. He married Charlotte Hespe, and they were my great-great-great-grandparents.


Brigette Cook Jones
Added by Brigette Jones on Jun 14, 2014 4:51 PM
RE: David Knapp
Hi David,

He was buried at:

Death Date: 29 Mar 2000
Cemetery: Scenic Hills Memorial Park
Burial Place: Ashland, Jackson County, OR

Thank you for offering to look for the original photo. It will be a nice addition to his memorial.

Added by AZEXPLORER on Jun 13, 2014 1:32 PM
Jennifer Bauer
RE: Charles Mellen in Mountain View Cemetery
I'm still trying to figure out about being related! One of my great aunts was married to a Milan Miller and then she died and I spent a long time not being able to find out any more information about him; then I received hints from about him maybe, after being widowed, then marring Jane Ellen Mellen; so I've been trying to research a little more about her family to possibly confirm or deny that theory. Thank you again for your help!
Added by Jennifer Bauer on May 04, 2014 1:04 PM
KE Tuttle
RE: Lester Virgil Joplin
Hi David. We had a family member make inquiries about information I had added to Lester's family memorials. I sent the sources and we were trying to connect the dots. Now, I see Lester is linked to his parents and wife.

This tall, slender single man with Grey eyes and brown hair signed his June 5 1917 Draft registration as Lester Virgil Joplin; born in Boise Valley ID; living with his dependent mother; farming for Norman Hubble on the Bar V cattle ranch.
I may have miss-hit the edit button as I had several tabs open. Was it Isham 8437097 that we need to connect to the parents Francis 8437084 and Martha 74377026 Joplin?

Lester Joplin in household of Francis M Joplin, "United States Census, 1900"

Name: Lester Joplin
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: (partof) (partof) Union, White Cross Precincts, Ada, Idaho, United States
District: 0010
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Number of Living Children:
Years Married:
Birth Date: Mar 1894
Birthplace: Idaho
Marriage Year (Estimated):
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother of how many children:
Sheet Number and Letter: 12A
Household ID: 218
Line Number: 12
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240231
Digital Folder Number: 004113687
Image Number: 00265
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Francis M Joplin M 52 Virginia
Wife Martha J Joplin F 39 Missouri
Son Isham Joplin M 14 Idaho
Son Edgar Joplin M 13 Idaho
Son Lester Joplin M 6 Idaho

Lester is also listed in Billions of graves as dying in Eagle. ?? I have not found anything yet otherwise.

Lester Joplin, "BillionGraves Index"

Name: Lester Joplin
Event Type: Burial
Event Place: Eagle, Ada, Idaho, United States
Cemetery: Joplin Cemetery
Birth Date: 1894
Marriage Date:
Death Date: 1961
Maiden Name:
Affiliate Image Identifier: 838078
Latitude: 43.6630758425489
Longitude: -116.335860337543
Affiliate Create Date: 2012-03-20 01:32:53

Added by KE Tuttle on May 03, 2014 11:21 PM
Chris Prondzinski
RE: Graves
In Saint Adalbert: Lavern Zimny, Florian Zimny, Joseph Prondzinski, Sophie Prondzinski; Acension Cemetery: Doris Trenkle, and any Jereb Family members( specifically valentine Jr and Sr). Thanks
Added by Chris Prondzinski on May 03, 2014 8:03 PM
Jennifer Bauer
Charles Mellen in Mountain View Cemetery
Thank you for these great headstone photos!
Added by Jennifer Bauer on May 02, 2014 8:04 AM
Chris Prondzinski
RE: Graves
Sounds good, I'll have to wait but it will be worth it to see my ancestors graves! Thanks
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 25, 2014 3:17 AM
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