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Gwen and Bob (#47701921)
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When I retired from the Penn State University Libraries, where I was a reference assistant and staff supervisor for many years, I began to research our family history, and this has led my husband and I to a number of cemeteries around the country, searching for family members and taking photos of their graves. It has thrilling for us to find the grave sites of long-lost relatives as well as to visit those of fondly-remembered loved ones. It has been equally thrilling to discover photos that have been posted to Find a Grave for relatives buried in distant places that we have not visited or are not likely to ever be able to visit. I am very appreciative to all of the Find a Grave community of volunteers who so freely give of their time and effort in creating memorials and taking photos, so that others may benefit from them. Likewise, we are happy to share our photos with anyone who cares to use them for personal research or on genealogical sites such as We aren't professional photographers, and our egos are not invested in our photos. That said, we would still love to hear from you if you are able to use our photos, simply to give us a little "glow" from being able to help you out, and it would be nice, as well, if you would give attribution to Find a Grave and to "Gwen and Bob," but that's up to you.

Most of the memorials we have posted have been for members of our families, but we will consider transfer requests within the Find a Grave transfer guidelines. If there are errors to correct and/or additions to be made, please let us know and we will attend to them as soon as possible.

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Nola Marquardt
RE: Permission to use photos
Permission granted to use my photos. Thanks for asking!!
Added by Nola Marquardt on Mar 30, 2015 12:36 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
RE: Thank you
You're very welcome! Thank you so much.

Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Mar 30, 2015 5:20 AM
Tami Michelle Rhea Hobbs
Recently out of curiosity I did a google search for "Tami Michelle Rhea Hobbs".
Tami was my 1st Wife whom passed away, but I believe you know this.
I was surprised to find a link to a website named findagrave, that included pictures of Tami's grave site.

I understand that this is legal and grave-sites are public property so I have no issues with legality of this.

My issue is that a family member of mine whom barely knew Tami would be so inconsiderate and uncaring of myself and Tami's parents wishes in such a personal matter to post this for all to see, WITHOUT getting any permission from myself or her parents.
This is a personal issue and it surprises me that you wouldn't even have the decency to ask my feelings before posting.

Please remove any references and pictures of Tami on the above mentioned website and any other websites you have put them on without consideration of my or her parents feelings.
Added by B H on Mar 29, 2015 10:29 PM
RE: Permission to use photos

Of course you can use them!

Be Well,

Added by MESIII on Mar 28, 2015 2:11 PM
RE: Permission to use photo
German could be a variant of St. Jerman, another name in that same general southwest area of the cemetery:

Esther St. Jerman

A number of the other Germans and St. Jermans there, whose headstones are probably mostly buried, are listed at
Added by tofftroy on Mar 27, 2015 1:03 PM
RE: Permission to use photo
Looking at the old photos I'd taken, I'd photographed Ann Bacon Cook's between photographing these two:

E. O. Hager

Charles R. German

Her headstone might not be specifically between those two, but it should be close. They're towards the southwest of the cemetery.

Charles R. German's mother was Rachel R. [Rice?] Cook and is in the same area, so they could be related to your Ann Bacon Cook somehow.
Added by tofftroy on Mar 26, 2015 9:26 PM
RE: Permission to use photo
You may use any of my photos freely.
Added by FxAndrew on Mar 26, 2015 12:24 PM
RE: Permission to use photo
You can use the Ann Bacon Cook photo. Rice Cook and Rachel Cook's headstones had been transcribed by the DAR in the same cemetery as Ann Bacon Cook, so they're probably still there somewhere, I would guess near Ann Bacon Cook. The headstones might have become buried, but often it's possible to spot buried headstones from dips in the ground or spots where mulched grass or leaves collect.
Added by tofftroy on Mar 19, 2015 4:26 PM
RE: Permission to use Photos
Hi Gwen,
That would be wonderful if you would like to use the gravestone photos I took for your family tree on
Added by Alysia on Mar 18, 2015 4:19 PM
Patricia Price Flemming
California .....
I was born and raised in Glendale..... and my Dad was from San Bernardino - all the rest of my Parents Family come from Kansas and Iowa and back to PA and New York and New Jersey.
In doing the family history found out my Family both sides came to US in the to US long long ago.
Why the Snyder's are so interesting .
Lots more in that area am on the hunt for.....
Added by Patricia Price Flemming on Mar 17, 2015 2:24 PM
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