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John "Jack" Richter (#47321509)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I was raised in Elizabethville, PA but now living in Oak Harbor, WA Am retired and doing genealogy for the E'ville Richter family and Isaac W. Mattis family.

I am also doing memorials for my wife's family, Ackley, Priboth, Herbert & Jones. Please see the Ackley Virtual Cemetery for names.

I have completed entering memorials for Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville. If I erred on any memorial please let me know so I can make the correction.

Am also making a virtual cemetery for all veterans in Maple Grove. Please let me know if I miss someone who is in the Find A Grave list.

If you wish to copy a photo I have posted remember they are copyrighted. Credit me with the photo. I have started letting any site with my photos credited to others know they are not theirs.

Thanks to the wonderful ladies that helped post photos from Rome and Florence National Cemeteries.

I've added about another 800 headstone photos to the Maple Grove memorials. If you find a memorial that has duplicates please let me know, I know I have doubled up on some. Anyone wishing to have an unedited copy of a photo please let me know. Sometime I edit out a lot of background, which may help in locating a grave.

7 Sep 2016
Am out of internet range so responses to edits will be slow. I will get there.
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John Donne
RE: MMC Harold Sjostrom
Jack, request for photo was made on 5/23/25- looks to be in the top 1/3 time-wise. Thanks for this wonderful undertaking of yours and have a safe and enjoyable trip to Rome. All the best, John
Added by John Donne on Aug 30, 2016 9:49 AM
John Donne
MMC Harold Sjostrom
Dear Jack, Thanks for posting the photo of the USS Rowan. If you are going to the Sicily Rome American cemetery, I'm grateful if you can take a photo if his gravesite is there or there is a memorial to the men of the Rowan. Best regards, John Donnne
Added by John Donne on Aug 29, 2016 10:24 PM
Charles Keaffer 103504984
You have the wrong Abraham as Charles' father. The Abraham you have died before Charles was born. I believe the one you want is 34694013 married to Mary J Keaffer 34693975. Your Abraham was the son of John Keaffer and Maggie Heim
Added by plyce on Aug 16, 2016 12:50 PM
Bonnie Miller
Dauphin County, PA Photos
Hi John,

I sell identified antique photos in my eBay store. Today I've listed photos from an old album that likely belonged to descendants of Hezekiah and Amanda Fitting Matter.

I research the photos in and and request edits in findagrave when I can link families or provide additional info.

Just wanted to say thanks for the edit requests you've done for me this week. Here's a link to the photos from that album if you'd like to take a look

Added by Bonnie Miller on Aug 09, 2016 11:40 AM
RE: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

If you mean the stones, it's a Jewish custom. Here's a link to an explanation of the custom

Added by Anna on Aug 06, 2016 4:22 PM
judy altman
Louis Shramek

Hi John Richter

You wrote this to me .......

Judy, FYI Lewis is listed as Shramek, by the ABMC, one of you alternate spellings. I have submitted an edit to your memorial listing the grave location. I am going to the Sicily-Rome Cemetery to take grave photos. Lewis is already on my list.

His name IS spelled Louis..... I have ALL of his medals including his Purple Heart and his name is spelled Louis along with all his family papers.

BUT having said that I would be HONORED if you took a picture of the grave for me as I will probably never get there!

Thank you SO MUCH
Judy Mulcahy-Altman
Added by judy altman on Aug 06, 2016 1:00 PM
Angela Greenhaw
Patrick Alterice
Thank you so much! I know this photo had to be hard to get on this tall wall. But you did a great job! Thank you again!
Added by Angela Greenhaw on Jul 29, 2016 6:51 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
Walter Armstrong
Thanks again!
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Jul 13, 2016 8:38 PM
2LT Patterson
Thank you for the pic.
Added by Frogman on Jul 13, 2016 11:18 AM
Janice Hollandsworth
James Harwell
Thank you for the photo of his name on the wall of the missing. I appreciate you doing this for me.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Jul 12, 2016 7:44 PM
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