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Kathy Merris Mills (#46610041)
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Bio Photo Thank you to all the researchers who have told me that my work has helped them in some way. That is very important to me. I hope others who are able to take pictures and/or catalog cemeteries in the area where they live will do it. This is what this site is all about. Sharing with others who can't travel all over the country getting their family information.
I love getting corrections, transfers, and link requests, but PLEASE DO IT FROM THE MEMORIAL PAGE as it is so much easier. It gives me all the info I need.....along with your request, of course! I will not do requests from the public message page. I am much too busy to look up the memorial to make the changes for you. DO ALL REQUESTS FROM THE 'EDIT' LINK ON THE INDIVIDUAL MEMORIAL PAGE!
Also, I've had quite a number of requests from people who think I also do free research. No, I don't. I take headstone photos and try to make sure cemeteries are complete and online. I have other hobbies. I don't do paid research either.
Thank you.
Happy Hunting, Kathy
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Martha Neese
thank you for the transfers
Kathy, thank you for transferring my parents' memorial page, William Washington BINNING (15340560) and Marguerite Early WAY BINNING (15340565). There are several others there if you wanted to transfer them also. Norman James BINNING (15340537) was my paternal grandfather, Antoinette Adele FELTZ BINNING (15340543) was my paternal grandmother, Emily Willetta BINNING (15340548) was my aunt, and Russell William BINNING (15340507) was my paternal great uncle. He was a brother to Norman. I've looked for a way to connect the two, but since I don't have memorials for their parents there doesn't seem to be a way. Thank you for your excellent work. Yes, it is very helpful. Martha
Added by Martha Neese on Jan 09, 2017 10:48 AM
Nancy Stapp McCurdy
Martin Luther Snyder #20390049
Martin Luther Snyder #20390049 is my Great-Great Grandfather and he died in Warren County, Iowa not Indiana. His wife Sarah Elizabeth Barbee Snyder #20390055 was born in Putnam County, Indiana and died in Lincoln Township, Warren County, Iowa possibly in the town of Milo. Martin was married twice and his second wife is Lydia Maud Strong # 20390047. Martin and Sarah's children were Miranda,Daisy, William A, Homer Landis, William Augustus, Orval Eldon, Mary Jane (Mollie) Snyder. Mollie # 69788343 was my Great Grandmother. I do have other information on some of these family members and their siblings/parents/children etc. if anyone is interested.
Nancy Jane Stapp McCurdy
Added by Nancy Stapp McCurdy on Dec 29, 2016 3:05 PM
April Benedict
Ninetta Phillips
Hello, I have a Record of Certificates of Death that shows Nettie buried at Merris Cemetery, burial date March 5, 1906. Nettie would be my 2nd great grandmother.
Any other information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your input
Ninetta Phillips # 99619718
Added by April Benedict on Dec 28, 2016 8:13 PM
Janice Peay
Mary Alice McKinley Straite update
Thank you Kathy, for adding each and every update, including the "other" suggestions, to Mary's memorial. It is now complete! I'll type up a bio later, including her children's names, and send it to you.
Thank you for all you do...
Happy Holidays!
Added by Janice Peay on Dec 13, 2016 6:58 AM
Tina Morrison
RE: Photos
What a rude response. I read your bio but it did not tell me were you hired to find and take pictures of my father's grave. If you have time to take pictures of graves to post them online I would think you would have a minute to explain to me why you would be taking a picture of my father's grave. If some random person had posted something personally related to you, would you except the answer, read my bio?
Added by Tina Morrison on Dec 09, 2016 10:01 AM
Tina Morrison
Hi, You took photos of my father's grave. Are you hired by someone? Explain the process here, please.
Added by Tina Morrison on Dec 08, 2016 8:46 PM
Mary Hines
RE: Correction on the Valentine Leonard page
Family Search has birth and death dates for Johann Michael Leonhardt as b.1683 d.1733
The Find-a-Grave page says the birthdate for Johann was 1684. The main thing is to get Valentine Leonhardt's death date (Nov 13, 1781) taken away from his father who evidently died around 1733. Hope this is helpful.
Added by Mary Hines on Nov 30, 2016 3:07 PM
Mary Hines
Correction on the Valentine Leonard page
There is an error in the piece submitted by Gary Leonard regarding when Johann Michael Leonhardt died. The date listed for Johann's death is actually the date of Valentine Leonhardt's death (November 13, 1781).I hope you can get this correction made. I do not know the factual date of Johann's death, but his wife died in 1746, I believe. I am the Great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Valentine and Elizabeth W Leonhardt/Leonard.I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a both Descendant of Valentine and Jacob Leonard. I grew up in Lexington, NC.Thanks for your good work and attention to preserving heritage and history!
Mary Laraine "Larry" Young Hines
Raleigh, NC
Added by Mary Hines on Nov 30, 2016 2:24 PM
RE: Columbus Cemetery Columbus IL
Thanks Kathy, I hope so. The cemetery was severely vandalized in 1988, and repairs nearly wiped out their financial resources, which has had the cemetery with little to nothing to take care of it. All those stones I found came after much probing, and prying, as they were totally covered in soil and grass. As for the encroaching timber, I feel like I've hardly made a dent and I've knocked it back over 30 feet in some places. This is a huge undertaking for a senior citizen. Wish I could get some folks with strong backs, and chain saws and a big difference could be made a lot faster. But.. unless that happens I'll just keep plugging away over time. The stones are just lying on top of the ground now but at least someone can actually find them when they go to look for someone. Every soul matters, no matter how long ago.
Added by MB on Nov 27, 2016 8:27 PM
Columbus Cemetery Columbus IL
I have just finished spending the last two months (Oct/Nov/2016) making nearly daily trips to the Columbus Cemetery, doing a detailed listing, condition of stones, locations, maps, and pictorial canvas of the entire cemetery. To date I have also located/recovered over 69 missing stones/grave locations, and have a min. of another 50 or more to go. All the 69 missing were found broken and sunk in the earth. My current findings are now in the research genealogy Illinois room of the local Quincy Public Library. There are over 200 surnames of families buried there, and over 740 souls known to date. I have also been working on recovering the graves lost to encroaching brush and recovered over a dozen of those so far. It is hoped that with time this cemetery will continue to improve in condition. It still has a long way to go. As time permits I will add any graves for this cemetery that you haven't already put on here. Hopefully no one in the future will have as much trouble finding their ancestors in this cemetery as I have, which was what prompted me to do this fall 2016 canvas.
Added by MB on Nov 27, 2016 3:59 PM
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