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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
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Bio Photo Since February 2012 a group of us have been working on a project to photograph the entire Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

Over 98% of the cemetery has been photographed (less than 2690 markers need to be photographed)

All sections are completed except for half of Section CA nearest the main entrance (Sections CA-17 and CA-18 are also not done).

We add new memorials as need be and add missing information and links.

We are also identifying and deleting memorials that are for different national cemeteries.


FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. are helping to post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project. Stewart and Kathleen Clemence have added plot information to memorials.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Please contact me if you have a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo from the memorial.

Notes on the cemetery:

Section A: Redo north facing markers starting with A-133.

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also many graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Maltie Andrews, John Brackman, Infant Son Crawford, John Jackson, Charles Kinnaka, Francis O'Sullivan, and Jamey Schafer.

Section F: Concepcion F. DelaCruz (F, 557) is not in the NGL

Section G: Not in NGL: Oliver Melander, James C. and Nodie Schrader.

Section H: Not in the NGL: Martha Ellen Fiedler, Bernice Peck Scott, John H. Sawyer, Lee Ellerton Dickinson, William Albert Rimmel, Bertram W. York, Michael Meglinskie, Dexter L. Drubendorfer, Bert McNulty, William Von Cleve.

Section I: Not in NGL: Frederick Bachmann, Robert Colvin, Alice & Arthur Sorenson.

Section J: Not in NGL: Carlo Barroni, John Edward Scoggins.

Section M: Not in NGL: Eugene Brozowski, Earl Chapman, Justin Lacau France, Merle Gadbury, Abramo Marko, Lillian A. Murphy, Elia Pera, Henry Stegnerski, George Pete Sucevich, Maude Edna Webster, William Ralph Williamson.

Section N: Not in the NGL: William E. Thomas.

Sections O to V: Completed June through Sept. 2014. Section R completed by Kathleen Clemence.

Section W: Not in NGL: Peter Koster, Audrey Minor, Louise C. Reeves, Arthemus Langston, Dorothy M Cross, Edith I Johnson, Thelma G Heinz, Audrey A Groom, Ethel T Dilley, others

Section X: Not listed in the NGL: Robert Linyard, Stanley H Manzano, Presner Felder, James Allen and Richard Anthony O'Kendo, William Latham Chamberlain, John H. Gwinn Washington, Tillie C. Fuelscher, John Casey, James O'Connor, Ichiro Garry Tsuruoka, Ernest Laverne Speicher, Ruth Hall, Herbert F Sweebohm, Charles Warren, John Marvin Williams, John Manuel Baldwin Bastida, Charles A Henderson, Clarence C Centeio, Karl Stohlstrom, Robert A Ausmus, Mildred R Webb, William Henry Doland, Toivo Evertt Malen, Philamena A Flowers, Ruth E Henkel

Section Y: Markers not in NGL: Daniel Baldwin Elam, Charles E. Walker, Lon Ash Cook, Frank Yee, Robert G Peterson, Elise Courrier Phillips, Joseph F Weiterer, Dudley Theodore Edson, John W Haslet, Morton Morris Eierwiess, Robert Allen Washington, Antone W Caldera, Harry M DeLacy, Michael Melnick

Section Z: Not in NGL: John H Downing, Angel B Canja, Sr., Charles Palizzolo Sicily, Albert Brown, Melvin Rucker, William Francis Clark, Ivo Sofranc Montenegro.

Section 2B: The northwestern end contains a large percentage of infants and young children.

Section 2D: Not in the National Gravesite Locator: Herbert L Dennis, Frederick Kurz Austria, Hing K Lee, Navor A Archuleta, Bernard F Fahey, John Louis Leglend

Section CA: In progress. Not in NGL?: Margana K Williams

I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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Marsha F
Thank You!
Thank you so much for this incredible project. I am not only working on my own family but always helping others as well. Your project has uploaded several Veteran's tombstone photos for those that I have been researching. I've saved to my private files but do I have your permission to share with these families with photo credit to you? Sincerely, Marsha
Added by Marsha F on Jun 01, 2015 9:21 PM
Melody O
Thank you for Transfers!
Thank you so much for the transfer!
Added by Melody O on Jun 01, 2015 8:26 AM
Melody O
Transfer Request - Please?
My Gr-Aunt is Madeline G. Ahlf # 122965590 - I respectfully request her memorial be transferred to me. Thank you.
Melody O (#47360748)
Added by Melody O on Jun 01, 2015 6:56 AM
Victoria Alatorre
RE: Mary Elizabeth Crowe

I see what you mean, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I have deleted the duplicate photo. It's been a few years since I've been on this website.

Added by Victoria Alatorre on May 31, 2015 12:40 AM
Nashville Natl Cem
You're very welcome. :-)
Added by Diana on May 30, 2015 8:57 PM
Eugene R. Walthall
RE: Leroy Walthall
Hi Tom

No need to transfer. You are far more efficient than I could ever be. But thanks for asking and for being so efficient.

Gene Walthall
Added by Eugene R. Walthall on May 23, 2015 8:23 AM
George Beitlich
Thanks for calling my error to my attention.
Added by DMD on May 23, 2015 6:37 AM
John Uhlman
RE: Raymond and Marion Dunbar
Honestly I just wandered around for an hour and a half reading all the names. All told I found 14 people I was looking for.
Added by John Uhlman on May 13, 2015 8:43 PM
John Uhlman
RE: Raymond and Marion Dunbar
Hello. I just found Thomas and Marion out at Wisconsin Memorial in Brookfield, WI. I will add photos to their memorials if you want to move them.
Added by John Uhlman on May 13, 2015 3:08 PM
Zerelda Holder Hammer
Mitchell Headstone
Thank you so very much for the headstone picture for my cousin Darnell (Holder) Mitchell. What a gift. When you were taking pictures, did you happen to notice if there was one for her husband Kenneth Eugene Mitchell?
Added by Zerelda Holder Hammer on May 12, 2015 1:34 PM
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