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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Tom Pottenger
Clarence & Opal Skaggs in Elm Lawn Memorial Park
Thanks again for all your efforts to photograph the grave markers in Elm Lawn!
Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 05, 2015 11:04 AM
Jennifer Bauer
Homer Peters in Elm Lawn
Thank you!
Added by Jennifer Bauer on Oct 04, 2015 12:30 PM
Tom Pottenger
Fannie Eller Skaggs in Elm Lawn
Thanks so much for finding and photographing the grave marker for Fannie.
Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 04, 2015 9:22 AM
Tom Pottenger
Charley Lee Skaggs in Elm Lawn
Thanks so much for your efforts to find and photograph Charley's marker. It goes a long way to preserving his memory and to helping the family build our family tree. Thanks again!
Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 04, 2015 9:07 AM
Werner Vols
Lillian Vols Jones
Hi there Har..rrold ?:-)

Thanks for the picture of the headstone.

If I could fly over to the US I would have a lifetime taking pictures of ancestors..
that moved from Belgium.

Have a nice day,
And thanks a million

Werner Vols
Added by Werner Vols on Oct 04, 2015 12:42 AM
Bob Orr
Elm Lawn Memorial Park
Har37x - Thanks for the tombstone photo for George August & Helen V (Spotz) Swanson.
Added by Bob Orr on Oct 03, 2015 5:22 PM
T. J. Collins
John Quillin's burial record
Hi Har37x,
I do or do not know if he is buried at that cemetery. I could not find his death record neither.

T. J. Collins, Find A Grave contributor, #47551768
Added by T. J. Collins on Oct 03, 2015 3:51 PM
Jan Sanford
Leticia & Thomas James Walker Stone Photos
Thank You so much for the tombstone photos....

Jan Sanford # 46804497
Added by Jan Sanford on Oct 03, 2015 3:21 PM
Ola "Ole" Lind
Thank you for contacting me about my 2x Great Grandfather when I requested a photo of his grave.

I discovered he was buried in Oakland Cemetery on May 1, 1926 via his Death Record that I ordered. He died at home on 4/29/1926 (in Princeton).

Added by EileenHoch on Oct 03, 2015 1:44 PM
Malvina Galer Johnson143806297
I noticed that you just last March added a listing for Malvina Galer Johnson, but no photo; and that you added a photo to her husband Wm. G. Johnson's listing. I am assuming that there was no marker for her, thus no photo. Is this correct. If so,, how did you know she was buried there? I wondered if you might be related and were looking specifically for them. I thought it interesting that there is a nice big monument and marker for him, but no marker for her. I am working on this family for my brother in law. Wm. G. Johnson was his great great grandfather. I live in the south so I was very happy to find these listings on Find A Grave in order to pin point their burial location for him. I thank you in advance for your help in answering this question and for your work in photographing .
Added by Scarlet on Oct 01, 2015 11:02 PM
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