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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo I hope that my entries aide you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial. If you add something to one of my memorials, please notify me through the edit tab so that I can update the memorial.

Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me - please let me know the relation. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!

I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Patience is a virtue - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can.


A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me!:

~~ My beloved father & my hero James Robert Hoffman ~~

My cousin Francis Nicholas Hueben, MIA shot down over New Guinea in WWII.

My cousin Donald Michael Willy, killed WWII.

After 35+ years of research, I finally found:

My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)

My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).

Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were not available for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)

My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)

My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Werner, Fischer, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Cain, Willy, Burbach, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick

~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries:
*** Mount Hope (atleast 3/4 done) All memorials from the cemetery records are posted, and about 95% of the stones. We are still finding burials not in the records. To those that have been gracious enough to leave the 'notes' section alone, we are far enough along on the survey that you can modify this section if you wish. I had 5-600 photos added to my memorials without being told. If you see any, please let me know so that I may update.
*** Quindaro (About 1/2 done) All of the memorials from the cemetery records are posted, but only about 40% of the stones.
*** Woodlawn (just getting started) About 10% of the memorials are up from cemetery records.
*** Oak Grove (a friend is just getting started)
(I can also do look-ups on these 4 cemeteries.)

I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)

"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter
"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." -The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman
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Pat Shaw
Earl Albert VanWaters

This is the husband of Ruth Porter you did and the VanWaters is spelled correct on Ruth you did Van Waters so he does not show in a search with the space after between the n and w could you please remove the space?? thanks

Earl Albert VanWaters
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Birth: 1905
Death: Aug., 1941

Mount Hope Cemetery
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

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Created by: KsCityKim
Record added: Oct 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98806483
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 16, 2014 2:05 PM
Pat Shaw
Ruth C Porter Van Waters Memorial
This is so you can find her you also did her husbands memorial but did not link them..I sent a edit link thru his memorial, I hope you find it!

Ruth C Porter Van Waters
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Birth: 1904
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1993
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

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Charles Sylvanius Porter (1872 - 1966)

Mount Hope Cemetery
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

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Created by: KsCityKim
Record added: Jan 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103383776
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 16, 2014 2:01 PM
Pat Shaw
Ruth Porter Vanwaters
Memorial# 33266775 her mother ,,,,,, their are pending edits I have sent waiting to be updated

pls link and check the edits I submitted for her, thanks
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 16, 2014 1:58 PM
Peggy Coiner Cooper
Thanks for transferring Peggy's memorial to me. Really appreciate it. Clf626
Added by clf626 on Sep 14, 2014 2:30 PM
David Michael Coiner
Thank you very much for transferring David's memorial over to me to maintain. It is so much appreciated. And thank you for adding his memorial to Clf626
Added by clf626 on Sep 14, 2014 2:02 PM
Elizabeth Drifuse Alleman
I was wondering how it was determined that DRIFUSE is the maiden name for this person. # 98761884 as there are records indicating Reuben Alleman may have been married to Elizabeth ERB. Although I am more inclined to believe the DRIFUSE name is correct, I'd like to make sure.

Thank you for your time.

Caryn (Alleman) Karkos
Added by Caryn on Sep 13, 2014 12:08 PM
RE: Sarah Barker - Mt Hope
Found the date. Mar 28, 1950. Sorry it took so long.
Added by dee on Sep 10, 2014 3:44 PM
I Remember When
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Thank you so very much Kim for the nice photos you took for the Staley family. Bill Boggess and I both appreciate your help! :)
~Nancy (& Bill)
Added by I Remember When on Sep 09, 2014 6:10 PM
Ed Willy
oops! disregard that comment, I just found your response! Thanks
Added by Samantha on Sep 09, 2014 10:19 AM
Ed Willy
Hi - I didn't receive an email from you, unfortunately. perhaps something went wrong in translation - Try the same email address but at, rather than the gmail address- I have two
Added by Samantha on Sep 09, 2014 10:18 AM
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