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FranzJr (#46835234)
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Important! My Email server transfer is now done. If anyone has tried to send me SACs or EDITs but has had them returned, please resend. I am now getting my email :) Sorry for the trouble :(

I have started adding Plot locations to those memorials that my books list.

If I do not have a location, I am putting a ? in the Plot field. This way, I can tell if I have already looked that person up, and know that I have to refer someone to the cemetery for the plot.

If you haven't read the FAQs yet, or haven't read them lately, they are updated regularly. You are responsible for reading them and following the instructions in them. Anyone who comes to me with something that is against the FAQs will be ignored.

Note: Anyone sending edits or transfer requests through email or the 'old' SAC page will not get them done if they are on the new EDITS page. Please use it as it's easier and quicker.

Happy Spring :) (Again, finally!)

The weather is starting to get and stay a little nicer, and I hope that within a couple of weeks I will be able to start gong out and getting photo requests. We'll have to wait and see though :)


Please read the below information before sending me corrections or edits. Failure to do so may keep your corrections from being done.

Also, please use the NEW EDIT system... do not send me emails with corrections that can be done by the NEW system... it takes longer and can be done wrong.

Any of the following items that are changable via the NEW EDIT system are to be sent that way:

Birth/death date, birth/death place
Relationship (parent and spouse links)
Plot or GPS
Marker transcription

If you do not send them this way, they may not get done. Please do not use the OTHER option for these items.

Thank you.

Note: With the New Year upon us, one of my resolutions is to be able to do more graving, etc., both behind the scenes and out in the field.

Hopefully, personal issues that may be taking place this year won't affect me too much, and may actually give me more time.

Have a great and prosperous year :)

Thank you.

Greetings! I am a F.A.G. volunteer for Atchison County, KS. If you have any questions about cemeteries here, feel free to email me and I will try my best to answer.

I am also working on getting the cemeteries from surrounding counties entered / corrected.

Sometimes, real life gets in the way and I may not get something done within a few days... if you haven't heard from me, or a change hasn't been made, after 2 weeks, please send me a reminder.

Please read all notes as they are important...

Thank you and have a great day :)



Most of my memorials were created from the 'Kansas Room burial listings' that are listed in the 'References Used' section below.

Most errors in my memorials are due to transcription errors in that list. I am in the process of correcting the errors from there but it will take a long time and a lot of research.

I am more than happy to make corrections... just be polite about it.


Please do not leave me corrections on this profile page. See below for instructions on how to send corrections... that is the preferred way for me (and for Find A Grave, see FAQs). Thank you.

Please use the Suggest a Correction link on the EDIT tab on a memorial if you'd like to send me questions or suggestions. Any left on my profile page will be ignored.


If I have created a memorial for your immediate family member and you would like it transferred to you, please use the Edit link located in the upper right hand corner of each memorial and the Suggest a Correction (S.A.C.) option.

I have no problem transferring memorials... just ask (and use the S.A.C. link).


Also, if you find any errors I have made, please use the EDIT tab on the memorials to send me a Suggest a Correction. I appreciate people helping me fix errors.

Also please send any additional information you have via the same method and I will add it to the memorial.


All 'Date of Death' fields that were originally from the above sources (books / website) are actually the burial dates. Most cemeteries only record the burial date as that is what they have in their records.

Please let me know when the burial date is incorrect and you know the Death date. Thank you.

References used:

'Atchison County Kansas Cemetery Listing' 1986 by Roxanna Tosterud (to help find cemeteries).

Don Henry, who either walked those cemeteries himself or transcribed them from the following book(s):

     'Abandoned and Semi-active Cemeteries of Kansas' Vol (I, II, & III) by Don L Ford'.

Atchison County Kansas Historical Society publications:
     '50 Cemeteries'.
     'Mt. Vernon Cemetery'
     'Mt. Calvary Cemetery'
(Looking for a copy of 'Oak Hill and
Military' book from same)

Atchison Public Library 'Kansas Room' for the online versions of the above Historical Society books:

     Kansas Room


Info placed on memorial page for David R. Jay obtained from this website:

     David Jay

Permission email from website owner on file.

Information used for background and 'trees' on the CAIN memorials in Mount Vernon Cemetery (Atchison Co., KS) are from:

Autobiography of Captain W.S. Cain
Biographical Sketches of Relatives
Reminiscences of 1861 - 1865

Monotyped and Printed by
Crane & Company

and from CAIN descendants
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RE: re: Kendig photos...
Elsie was the only Kendig memorial we have found so far. We always look around the area to see if anymore family memorial are there .We have walked about half of the cemetery. We will keep looking. It was a fun day.
Added by gingels on Jul 28, 2014 7:35 AM
Chris L
RE: Godding info
OK - I could only find an obit for Mary which indicated her previous married name was REBER and Edgar buried in the same area was her son. I posted the obit on the website and it's pending approval. It does not indicate the first name of her GODDING husband and I couldn't fin obits on either Joseph or George. I went and looked at the old written cemetery records and there are NO names written along with Mary's in the same Lot or lots around her. So all I can conclude right now is that George (who has a headstone) is really George that went by Joseph OR the headstone was engraved incorrectly. My next step is to go to our library again and pull census records to try and connect either George and Joseph and try and figure out which one is correct. Thoughts ???
Added by Chris L on Jul 23, 2014 7:27 AM
J Wiese
Nancy Vest
Thanks for the photo for Nancy. Enabled me to correct birth date for this individual.
Added by J Wiese on Jul 21, 2014 12:40 PM
Cooper photo
Thanks so much for the photo!!
Added by Titania on Jul 16, 2014 2:36 PM
Joanne Paisley
Re: Bessie Tonsing
Hello Franz, I have finally been able to work at taking pictures at Mt Vernon again. I notice that most of Sec. G is done, but I started so I will finish it. I have a picture for Bessie Moyer who died the 14 Jan 1981. She is buried with the rest of the Tonsing's. Would you like me to post the picture on her memorial? or Would you rather check it out some more? Joanne
Added by Joanne Paisley on Jul 16, 2014 2:15 PM
Lorrie Verboort
Burton Hard in Oak Hill Cemetery
Thanks so much for taking another shot at finding Burton Hard's tombstone in the Oak Hill Cemetery, FranzB! I certainly never meant for this to be a lifelong project for you, but I deeply appreciate your valiant efforts on my behalf!! :-) LorrieV
Added by Lorrie Verboort on Jul 14, 2014 7:23 PM
Roberta Everett
Thank you for all of your time and effort. In appreciation, Roberta Everett
Added by Roberta Everett on Jul 13, 2014 4:53 PM
Becky Feaster
RE: Photo request for Evelyn Mahaffey in Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison KS
Thank you so much. Please leave the photo as is. Do you mind if I put the Mahaffey photos on my public Ancestry tree giving you full credit?

Added by Becky Feaster on Jul 13, 2014 1:56 PM
Robin Page
Atchison/Leavenworth County Line
I'm glad you don't mind the SACs. Potter seems to have been the hub for Walnut, Mount Pleasant, Kickapoo & Easton townships.
Added by Robin Page on Jun 29, 2014 5:11 PM
Jo E
Franz Bergman 86188824
You notified me of my duplicate memorial # 131042181. I have deleted mine, as the dates are the same, and the spelling is off by two letters.
I followed a cemetery transcript and I am sure I spelled it correctly. This Franz didn't show up in my search, as it is of course, spelled differently. I will take your word for it, that mine in the incorrect spelling.

I though, don't know how to answer you, as there is way too much on your page to read. so I hope you accept this response.

JoE (I try to do my best) sorry about the error.
Added by Jo E on Jun 28, 2014 6:57 AM
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