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BobH (#47539390)
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What a great site. I found it a few years ago while researchig family and decided to add local graves. Most entries are for Illinois cemeteries; mainly Bluff City in Elgin, but other cemeteries, too.

If I have added a duplicate memorial, please let me know.

Most entries for deaths prior to 1995 are from grave photos. I am working to get all the photos uploaded, but this is a slow process. If there is not a photo on the memorial you are interested in, just ask (via edit/suggest a correction) and if I have a photo of that grave I will expedite the upload. Many memorials from 1995 and later are obituary based and there is a higher chance that I do not have a photo. A warning: my photography leaves something to be desired at times; if you have a better photo, please add it.

I do not include obituaries (in rare circumstances, I make exceptions), but will add excerpts; I will not include names of living persons.

I am happy to add family link and extra information into memorials. I will generally attempt to confirm the information first, though.

If you would like a transfer, please request it through the Edit-Suggest a correction tab.

Most photos include a geotag in the metadata.
This information can be mapped by uploading the photo to Jeffery's EXIF viewer at:

Pictures may be copied for personal, non-commercial purposes (including adding to, if desired); a small credit would be appreciated (but not necessary).

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John Bolz
RE: Photo Requests for Lakewood
I just talked to the folks in the office at Lakewood trying to get lot and plot info from them. They informed me that they don't have any other info other than Sec 4 but they said to drop into the office and they will draw the locations on a map for you. They said that both have headstones.
Added by John Bolz on Oct 20, 2014 11:54 AM
John Bolz
Photo Requests for Lakewood
Bob, do you know if any photo requests are being fulfilled from Lakewood Memorial Park. I notice that there are quite a few.

John Bolz
Added by John Bolz on Oct 18, 2014 6:20 PM
Johnnie Zollinger
Thanks for adding the photo for Andrew White.

Added by Johnnie Zollinger on Oct 14, 2014 10:20 AM
Bob Law
Frank Helm
Bob: thank you for the picture of the tombstone for Frank Helm and the trnasfer of the memorial to me. I have added quite a bit of information to the memorial. Thanks again.

Bob Law
Added by Bob Law on Oct 13, 2014 9:13 AM
Debbie B
Moore burials at Bluff City
Bob, thanks for the photos documenting the burials of the Moores, and for processing all the edits. I apologize for wrongly correcting Loretto's name to Loretta--a new edit to follow. Who ever heard of a woman named Loretto? Thanks for putting in so much time and helping me with my family tree.
Added by Debbie B on Oct 06, 2014 8:25 PM
C Martinsen
Joshua and Laura Patton Martin
Hi Bob,
Thank you for providing a better quality photo of Joshua and Laura's headstone. It is appreciated.
Added by C Martinsen on Oct 06, 2014 10:11 AM
Rock Of Ages
Thomas William Martin
Might want to add the full obituary to look better.

Thomas William Martin of Elgin Thomas William Martin, 55, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born March 23, 1956, in Chicago, to Patricia (Ralph) Brandenburg and William R. (Sally) Martin. Tom was the loving brother of Theresa (Alan) Klugiewicz, Rose (Bill) Colacicco and Robert Martin; and dear uncle to Robert Martin, Sarah Klugiewicz, Joseph (Jacquie) Klugiewicz, Jacob (Cassandra) Martin, Jillian and Kyle Colacicco and Ben Martin. Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rose and Charles Sellhorn, and Clara and Henry Termine. Tom's spirit, humor and love of life will live on in our hearts forever." A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 397 Fulton St., Elgin, IL 60120. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation was Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, and will be on Tuesday, at the church from 9:15 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Illinois Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR) in Tom's name. - See more at:
Added by Rock Of Ages on Oct 06, 2014 7:09 AM
A. Kennedy
Woehlert Graves
Bob, do you have pictures for the graves of Wilhelmine, William and Marie Woehlert? They are in Section 12N. I would be much appreciated, and thank you for your hard work?
Added by A. Kennedy on Oct 04, 2014 10:36 PM
Sue D
Phillip Hermann
Thank you so much for this picture. I really appreciate it!
Added by Sue D on Sep 30, 2014 8:56 PM
Debbie B
Wilcox family at Bluff City
Hi Bob, thanks for the photos and for accepting edits. Your taking the time to document these burials is much appreciated.
Added by Debbie B on Sep 29, 2014 7:31 PM
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