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It seems no matter where my family lived growing up we always lived within walking distance of a very old small cemetery. I grew up taking many walks through the cemeteries and reading the enscriptions on the old headstones and wondering what thier lives were like. So when I found this website I thought it was GREAT! I became a find a grave volunteer photographer and really enjoy traveling to all of the cemeteries around Iowa. I don't think many people are aware of the different kinds of unusual cemeteries there are out there! A little about what I do when I get a photo request: I first look to see if there are many in that cemetery listed on find a grave and I print out the list if it isn't very long. Then I go and take photos of not only the one requested but also of any others listed for that cemetery that do not yet have a gravestone listed. I will post the photo. If I have posted one on one of your ancestors and you don't want it there please just let me know and I will remove it! Also I take any photos of head stones with the same last name of the person requested and send them to the requestor if they are not listed on find a grave. The reason I do this is maybe the requestor doesn't know their ancestor is buried in that cemetery or they haven't gotten around to posting that person yet. This way they will have the photo when they decide to post them. Also if I have posted a photo of a headstone on your site please be sure to click on the photo because I always write down what the headstone says. Sometimes a given name might be spelled differently or the dates might be different from what the person has posted. And I will post what ever scripture might be on the stone that I can make out.|
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|Debbie||LeRoy & Marion Heffel|
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request. It was greatly appreciated.
Added by Debbie on Jun 28, 2016 8:51 PM
Thank you so much for the great photo.
|Linda Linn||RE: Michael Clifford|
Thanks for adding the photo. He is listed in WPA records and online family trees as being there, so I think your photo confirms that. He is also the only Clifford listed in that cemetery.
I did not see who was buried in that plot or what you wrote down. Would appreciate your help. Thanks... Strato
Added by Strato on Jun 28, 2016 3:51 PM
Thank you for taking this picture.
Added by Strato on Jun 28, 2016 3:42 PM
|Connie Schwindt Rumold||Lieut John W Pratt|
Thank you so much for these lovely photos for the memorial page!
|Lori Ogle||Julie and Andrew Knapp|
Thank you for trying to find their tombstones. According to county records both are buried at the Knapp Cemetery. I went to the cemetery last year and could not locate headstones. I'm assuming their were none or the grass grew over them. Again thank you for looking. I will remove the photo requests.
|Kim Nelson||Lokkebo & Keune|
Thank you for your time and efforts in getting headstone pictures for Hans/Katrina Lokkebo & Maggie Keune!
|Monika Magnusson||RE: Oman, Theodore, Robert and Johannes|
Thank you so much for your efforts! I did not send a request for Theodore as I've found a photo of his grave already. However, I didn't know that Robert was buried in the same grave and I wasn't aware/sure of that Leonard (probably) was another brother of Theodore so once again, thank you very much! Their father Johnannes was my mother's uncle and it seems that he lost contact with his swedish relatives when he emigrated. I would be happy for you to post the information and photo of Theodore's grave on Roberts memorial page. I think that there are some grandchildren to Theodore living i the US but hopefully they won't mind.
|Linda Linn||RE: Michael Clifford|
Thank you for the info on Mr. Clifford. I would appreciate it if you added the photo that you found that said Clifford. I will do some more investigating and let you know if I find anything to indicate that is is NOT his stone. I will check with the library, too. Thanks again!
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