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Janis Tomko (#46798385)
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Bio Photo I visit cemeteries and take photos in support of my genealogical research. I often have some sort of connection to the people I enter in findagrave. If known, I try to enter spouses and parents names in the notes or bios. I also rely on other records I've found (baptism, marriage, SSDI, etc) to help decipher the dates on the tombstones or to add month and day.

Please contact me if you see any errors or if you want to exchange information. If you have any biographical information you would like me to add, just let me know.

Since most of the memorials I enter are for people in some way related to me, I look at transfer requests on a case by case basis. Thanks for understanding.
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Sandi Gill
John & Clara Shaner, Child
I have found a burial record for a "Stillborn Child of John & Clara Shaner." I wonder if you know the couple/parents of this child. The burial took place on March 28, 1910, and the plot is 66B. There is a John Shaner who died shortly after the child: John R. Shaner, 66, was buried May 17, 1910, in plot 289C. The distance between the plots and the listing of John's wife as Mary Wolf Shaner suggest another John. Any ideas? Sandi
Added by Sandi Gill on Feb 19, 2015 7:48 AM
Michael Silvis
Catherine Sylvis Keely # 80439431
Hi Janis.
Thank you for putting photo of gravestone. After I research where about Catherine'parent. I found her Pa Death Certificate: Info below

Catherine Keely b. 1853 d. 2 Feb 1913
Father : Benj Sylvis (should be Silvis)
Mother: Emily

Additional note of Benjamin Silvis daughter
Mary W Silvis, she is sister to Catherine
Pa Certificate of Death
Mary W b. 22 Mary 1855 d. 16 Apr 1919
Father: Benjamin Silvis
Mother: Emily Arenture

If you don't mind to correct on Catherine maiden name to Silvis instead of Sylvis

Thanks,
Mike Silvis
Added by Michael Silvis on Dec 29, 2014 10:46 PM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
Thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.

I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th. Actually, thanks to you and other findagravers, so far today Traci has received 6,026 flowers/tokens. That makes my family and I extremely happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.

I am so overwhelmed with all the findagrave friends requesting flowers/tokens for my Traci. Thank you ever so much!


This is something I wrote for Traci:

It was a cold, quiet night at the cemetery. The snow was falling gently to the ground. The only sound that could be heard was the whistling of the wind. Off in the distance I suddenly heard the tiny sound of jingling bells. I looked around and wondered where the life was in the stillness of this cemetery.

As I gazed around, I saw a ray of moonbeam shining down on a small Christmas tree.

I thought to myself, "This is where the life is in the cemetery!"

Ring the bells this holiday season in memory of those you love.


Copyrighted 1983

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 20, 2014 5:49 PM
Soul Searcher
Harriet S & William C HARTLINE
Janis, do you know what the 'S' and 'C' in the above middle names represent? I've never found middle names for either and am hoping you might know. I've also seen William listed as 'William C.P. Hartline.' Is that legit or an error? Thanks for any help you can provide. :)
Added by Soul Searcher on Nov 05, 2014 9:34 AM
MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf
RE: Rachel
I don't have my papers right here but his mother is a Boughter, I think Jane she married/divorced a Marquette
Added by MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf on Sep 01, 2014 6:29 PM
MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf
Rachel
I heard back from church... 3 of 8 plots were used by 1895, only one small stone remains with two depressions on either side : (
Added by MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf on Aug 31, 2014 11:23 PM
MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf
RE: rachel levengood boughter
Thanks so much. You and my neighbor must be cousins they are his 2x also : ) I will try request again.
Added by MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf on Aug 10, 2014 9:15 PM
MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf
Henry Boughter
Same issue as Rachel
Added by MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf on Aug 10, 2014 2:38 PM
MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf
boughter
Boughter
Added by MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf on Aug 10, 2014 2:36 PM
MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf
rachel levengood boughted
I tried to request a photo for Rachel and was told there is no record of her in that cemetery. Where did you get info and can you supply plot#. I am not family but am researching for g grandson
Added by MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf on Aug 10, 2014 2:35 PM
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