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Joseph R. Klett (#47554493)
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I have been a genealogist for the great majority of my life and am amazed by the power and richness of Find A Grave. It is an honor to contribute.

I manage Find A Grave accounts as a volunteer for several historical organizations. This account is reserved for my own blood relatives and their spouses. Some remarkable volunteers created a number of these and have graciously transferred them to my care. You will see that I have built nearly 100 virtual cemeteries for my ancestral families. Please check them out!

Also, please visit my virtual cemetery of direct ancestors before requesting a transfer. If you are more closely related to one of my ancestral aunts, uncles or cousins and your request is within Find A Grave guidelines, I will be glad to transfer the memorial to you if you will explain your connection.

If your request is outside Find A Grave guidelines (i.e., the person is not your close relative), I will be glad to consider it if you will explain your connection in detail and let me know how you will build out the memorial. Linking children or getting children linked to your (our) relative, and sponsoring the memorial, are good indicators that you are committed to improving the data.

If you are a direct descendant of any of my ancestors, I will gladly add a link to your profile from that memorial noting that you are also a descendant--just ask. (Or add a flowers note explaining your connection.)

I welcome contact about any of my families, and hope the information I have posted is of help to you. I don't post my personal email address publicly; but if you want to contact me, please leave a public message or join Find A Grave and send a message through the edit function at one of my memorials. I will respond as promptly as I can. I am always glad to meet new cousins, or reconnect with old ones.

We are put on this planet to give of ourselves as we can to the people around us and the strangers we meet. I believe that in the interest of accuracy and fostering appreciation of our ancestors, we should try to share information with our kin and the public as much as we possibly can. If our ultimate purpose is not to disseminate what we have learned, then we are just navel-gazing.

Acts of genealogical kindness always come back in kind--one way or another. It might not be direct or immediate; but I have found this "pay it forward" principle to be true time and again as a researcher.

Finally, I believe graves and the memory of our ancestors are sacred things, and foremost the responsibility of family. We are commanded to honor our mothers and fathers. And it is a blessing for ourselves as well when we help others to do this.

Special thanks to the following contributors for their volunteer work and their many kindnesses: Wayne Irons, Scott Balyer, Carol Foss, Judy Ryan, Donna Jones, Leigh Miller, Jessi-Schnittchen, T.V.F.T.H., Albuquerque Firefly, Sharri Bodnar, Steve Grove, Hamilton Square Presbyterian Church (Jean Woodman), Mary Ann Missimer-Moore, Bill McCrea, Rob Minteer, Debbie Davis, Rebecca Evans, Clara McIver, Kathy Smith, James Seidelman, Mary Harrell-Sesniak, the late Meg Stevens, Graves (West Laurel Hill Cemetery), The Bull, Walter Hellerman, Larry Krueger, Jenny, Dawn D., and Tony & Cindy Lloyd. I am simply in awe of all of them.

What a wonderful resource Find A Grave is!

Some statistics as of 27 July 2014--mainly to satisfy my own curiosity--regarding relatives in certain cemeteries (when over 100 graves)...

666 in First Presbyterian Church Cem., Ewing, NJ
662 in Pennington Cem., Pennington, NJ
573 in First Baptist Church Cem., Hopewell, NJ
492 in Greenwood Cem., Trenton, NJ
398 in Highland Cem., Hopewell, NJ
322 in Riverview Cem., Trenton, NJ
283 in Harbourton Cem., Harbourton, NJ
248 in Lawrenceville Cem., Lawrenceville, NJ
234 in Eglington Cem., Clarksboro, NJ
228 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Pennington, NJ
185 in Mercer Cem., Trenton, NJ
143 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Hamilton Square, NJ
117 in Lake Park Cem., Swedesboro, NJ

Relatives identified in or added to Find A Grave to date: about 10,600.
Relatives for whom I have burial information: 13,054.
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Messages left for Joseph R. Klett (244)[Leave Message]
Rich D.
Found William. Took pictures of all Gaunts. Added Emma who was buried with them. When looking at the 'distant' picture, between the two section markers were (L to R) William, Emma, Frances, William Sr. Maybe this will end your 'striking out' in my area!
Added by Rich D. on Jul 27, 2014 2:43 PM
Rich D.
Geez, Joe, is there ANYONE in my town/area that you're not related to???? LOL!!! I'll look for the Gaunts. There is a Gaunt Drive around the corner from me. I'll check out the meeting house this weekend as well as Trinity Church yard... You owe me a beer or something Joe! LOL!
Added by Rich D. on Jul 23, 2014 8:32 PM
Rich D.
or she's in the large Ashcraft plot that only has one big unmarked stone (see Samuel Tilden Ashcraft).
Added by Rich D. on Jul 23, 2014 8:07 AM
Rich D.
Lottie Ashcraft
Hey Joe! Nope, she's not in Trinitys 'new' cemetery. I spent many, many months documenting that cemetery and recorded every marker. It's 100% complete. She might be in the churchyard or Lake Park. I'll look around this weekend.
Added by Rich D. on Jul 23, 2014 7:50 AM
Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
RE: Titus Cousins in Milford Odd Fellows Delaware
Great - hope they will be helpful (and since it's such an usual last name - I'll keep my eyes out for additional family members!)
Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Jul 21, 2014 4:52 PM
Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
Titus Cousins in Milford Odd Fellows Delaware
Hello there - I grabbed snaps of Joseph & Jennie's stones, posted them on their respective memorials - and also created additional memorials for other Titus family members in their plot. They have all been transferred to your care ~ Hope they help fill in some missing info in your family tree. My best, Cor.
Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Jul 21, 2014 10:19 AM
Mike Brock
John Foster Brock
Thank You for putting him on here. He is my Great Uncle and Arthur Ernest Brock is my Great Grandfather. My Grandfather Howard Francis Brock is his son.They lived in Philadelphia Pa. USA starting in 1904. I have talked to Dan Brock(cousin from another Brock brother) You do not have a current e-mail for him.

Thank You
Mike Brock
Added by Mike Brock on Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Rich D.
Edith Ashcraft/Bridgeport
Hey Joe, just me again. Searched Bridgeport Cemetery today (twice) and I'm sorry to report that there are no Ashcrafts or Ashcrofts in that cemetery... not one. There were several Weatherbys and Sheets, but Edith was not anywhere. Sorry Joe!
Added by Rich D. on Jul 19, 2014 5:29 PM
Joe Laufenberg III
Find A Grave Memorial# 54191428

You submitted a photo to Find A Grave Memorial# 54191428 of Sarah Hunt. In looking at several photos of this grave I noticed a line of righting between Sarah's name and the word born. The right side of line I can make out the name Hunt but the word(s) before this Hunt I can not make out. Almost looks like Died in capital letters leading me to believe a maiden name before or above this line. Do you have other detailed photos of this stone or remember any details about it.

Thank you for your time,
Joe Laufenberg

Added by Joe Laufenberg III on Jul 17, 2014 7:31 PM
The Coffins of Marthas Vineyard
Hi Joe,
I was grave hunting yesterday in the Westside Cemetery in Edgartown and took a photo of a "Velina P" Daughter of Enoch and Huldah Coffin,died Sept 7, 1871, but can't seem to find her and their only child is listed as Ann? Any suggestions? Thanks
Added by stjojo23 on Jul 16, 2014 11:06 AM
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