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Cathy Kessinger (#46997052)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Hi, my husband (Steve Patterson) and I are interested in our genealogy histories and enjoy the "detective process" of finding our ancestors. After unexpectedly finding images of my great-grandparents' tombstones on the web, I was thrilled - I'd never seen their tombstones before. This helped us to realize that documenting cemeteries on the web is a wonderful way to help other genealogists find their relatives. We enjoy this tremendously and have started planning our vacations around which cemeteries we want to visit.

I am leaning on the tombstone of Alpheus Osborn, my great-great-great grandfather who lived in Fairfax, Iowa.

If you are a close relation to any people that we have listed and would like us to transfer the memorial to you, please let us know. Be sure to include the CEMETERY NAME where they are located and your FAG MEMBERSHIP NUMBER!

Family names that we are interested in are:
Missouri, Polk County: McDaniel, Phipps.
Kansas, Cowley, Sedgwick, Sumner Counties: Kessinger, Cooper, Green, Brenton, Wilsey, Osborn.
Kansas, Rice County: Greenbank, Crawford, Wilsey.

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Brenton Family (11)
Cooper/Griffith Family (42)
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Aaron Jones
RE: Brenton sponsorships
Cathy: And thank you for building and maintaining the memorials! Yes, I think we are cousins.
I'm descended from Rose Ardella Brenton, daughter of John's brother William Brenton and Lucinda Hogan. Aaron
Added by Aaron Jones on Sep 12, 2016 6:45 PM
Wayne & Janet Brawner
Connie and Carrie Hukle
Good to see you again. Thank you for the transfers on Carrie and Connie Hukle. I did see another tonight and I maybe will request that memorial from you as well. Again as before Thank You so very much for your assistance you have given. Thank You Wayne Brawner
Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Sep 02, 2016 11:27 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Mrs Martha J Landon Rosecrans
Thanks so much for the beautiful photo!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Aug 14, 2016 12:26 PM
Brian Suddeth
Thank you Cathy!
I appreciate the picture of my cousin Ben Holman's grave. You're wonderful!
Added by Brian Suddeth on Aug 14, 2016 11:40 AM
Cheryl Hanson
Charles Edwin Lamson
Hi Cathy,

Thank you for the obit. It has been posted. This is my husband's family. I was not aware of this son but I have connected him to his parents.

Thank you,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Aug 02, 2016 5:43 PM
Douglas Kelly
RE: James W. Kelly
Hi Cathy,

Thank you for transferring the memorial. The number is #30532338.

James married Bertha Ola Patterson on January 4, 1899 in Franklin County Indiana. I have traced that line of Patterson all the way back to Arthur Patterson, born 1659 in Norther Ireland, died July 3, 1765 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

If you would like, I can give you access to view my page where you will find all of the Patterson's related to Bertha, Jame's wife and my great grandmother. Perhaps there would be useful information there for your husband.

my personal email is, please feel free to contact me there.

Douglas Kelly
Added by Douglas Kelly on Jul 10, 2016 10:17 AM
Douglas Kelly
James W. Kelly

Thank you for finding my great grandfather's gravesite. If you would like to release the site, I will update with current information. If your husband is a Patterson, then we are related.

Douglas Kelly
Added by Douglas Kelly on Jul 06, 2016 1:31 PM
Christopher Donald Conger
Eunice & Tallie memorials
Hi Cathy,
Thank you so much for doing these, you are a true blessing!
Added by Christopher Donald Conger on Jul 04, 2016 6:24 PM
Ludwig Berg - Kansas
I wanted to thank you for photographing my great grandpas grave. Ludwig Berg died in 1896 and is buried at Mankato, KS. He was born in 1852 in Norway.

I am told that he died due to a tragic accident. He and his father-in-law were traveling in Kansas during a storm by horse/buggy and were crossing a train track. They were hit by a train and killed.

As per the 1880 census he and his wife lived in Burr Oak, Jewell, KS. His wife, Rachel Mattie Everson Berg (b. 1857), left Kansas after his death and moved to Iowa to have her mother-in-law help raise their children.

Ive been trying to locate any newspaper article that might provide details on the accident. If you know of any information, please let me know. Thank you again for your photograph.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 01, 2016 1:49 PM
FLDL & Connections
Added by FLDL & Connections on May 31, 2016 12:12 AM
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