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Mo & Dave Gates (#46929143)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo We live in a small town in Iowa and recently became members of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission for our county. We have been interested in genealogy for several years and spend a lot of time in Graveyards and Cemeteries taking pictures, taking notes, just piecing the families together.
The peace and serenity found in these old cemeteries is our reward!

We have come across cemeteries where the headstone markers have disappeared... they are unreadable, broken, buried, or have fallen etc . The Cemeteries are so old that there are not any other records of the people resting there. When these cemeteries does that person's existence!
We would like to thank all of you for your contributions to preservation of these cemeteries.

If there is a memorial we have added, that is not in our family, we will consider a transfer of the memorial to you.
Please use the Edit tab,(upper right hand corner of the memorial) Please do this on every memorial that you want transferred or a correction on and please include your ID number.

If ever you decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. There are many out there willing to do this!
It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to make these transfers should you go inactive without warning.
If the need arises Andrew has accepted the stewardship over the memorial in our care.
Thank You, Mo & Dave

Dave's family names are- Gates,Mohr,Franks,Applegate,Rebo,Mcminn,Rodgers, Hodges,Kutcher,Lang,Mitts,Muhrer.

Mo's Family names are-
Smith,Brashear(s),Dixon and related families.

Other family names... Woodsmall,Brownell,Hill,McGuigan,McMullen,Tague, Mullen,Kerfus,See,Schimer,Stodden,Hein,& O'brien

...Happy Trails.

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Thomas Van Tassel
Once again, thank you for being so considerate. I really enjoy this and you've been a great help.
Added by Thomas Van Tassel on Jul 22, 2014 3:53 AM
RE: FAG#12843880
I would like permission to use your photo on my Ancestry page. Thank you, Sandy
Added by Sandy on Jul 21, 2014 1:18 PM
Thomas Van Tassel
Thank you ever so much for the transfers. You've made me very happy. Hope I can return the favor or pay it forward some day.
Added by Thomas Van Tassel on Jul 21, 2014 4:48 AM
William & Ann Condon headstone
Thank you so much for taking the wonderful photos of William & Ann Condon's headstone and for providing William's full name. I've sent an edit to link Ann Lauder to her parents.
Added by Cathy on Jul 18, 2014 7:20 PM
Gary & Linda Maret
allen and evelyn roth
Hi Mo and Dave. Thank you so much for the pictures of Allen and Evelyn. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for us. Again, thanks and have a good day. Linda Maret
Added by Gary & Linda Maret on Jul 17, 2014 4:14 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
RE: Mick Cash
Hi Dave, I'm related through the Gates side too (partially). Timothy Joseph Gates, mother was Sarah McMinn. Sarah's mother was Elizabeth Livick and that's where I'm related. My great grandmother was a Liffick, from Marshall, IL. Elizabeth's older brother, George Washington Livick, moved to Marshall, Clark County, IL and there are a TON of Livick's there. He spelled it Levick but the spelling transitioned into Liffick, Livvix, Livick with his descendants. If you're a descendant of Timothy Joseph & Jacob Hamilin Gates, we're cousins.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Jun 24, 2014 7:56 AM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
Elizabeth Livick & McMinn family
Elizabeth is a 4th Great Grand Aunt to me and in searching the family tree, I've found your work on Find A Grave. You have done a WONDERFUL job of documenting information and providing family photo's on their memorials. I just wanted to thank you for doing such nice work, you've set a good example.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Jun 19, 2014 3:50 AM
Howard Bond
When I sent you a message and asked about a picture you had posted on my great-grandfather's Find A Grave memorial, I was shocked and very happily surprised to find that he was your grandfather and that you and I are related.
Not only have I received some great pictures of some of my family members, I have gained a new relative and friend.

I can't thank you enough, dear cousin.
Added by Howard Bond on Jun 12, 2014 5:53 PM
Victor Veber
Simon Buster
Thanks for your work,

I was adding the FINDAGRAVE for Simon Buster from your post and noticed a difference in birth dates, mine 1843, this one 1848, so I looked up the records. Same date different years 1843 matches the census records that I have attached to Simon's record.

Thanks for your efforts, Victor "Dave" Veber
Added by Victor Veber on Jun 09, 2014 3:55 PM
Karen De Groote
You are most welcome!
Added by Karen De Groote on Jun 07, 2014 1:45 PM
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