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Hiesela (#46625281)
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Bio Photo 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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Kelly Humphrey
Helen & Margaret Tuuri
Thank you so much for taking the time to take these photos for me! It means a great deal to me to be able to see this headstone picture as I likely will not have the opportunity to see it in person. Thanks for all you do! :)
Added by Kelly Humphrey on Jun 03, 2015 4:09 PM
Nancy Burr
Solveig Sundal
Thank you so much for taking a picture of her marker.
Added by Nancy Burr on Jun 03, 2015 3:27 PM
D.AZ
Herbert P Jacobson, Jr
Thank you so much for posting the grave marker photo.
Added by D.AZ on Jun 03, 2015 2:47 PM
ssleuthjan
RE: Thank you
That is very nice of you - thanks again! I have to wonder if a cousin of mine that I know - or maybe another relative I don't know - left the flowers there. Very intriguing - and thoughtful.
Added by ssleuthjan on Jun 03, 2015 12:41 PM
ssleuthjan
Thank you
Thanks for the lovely photo of the Wheaton plot at Lakewood. And thanks for the info that there may be two children buried together there. Would you mind my using your photo at my family tree websites? So nice that you put flowers there too :-).
Added by ssleuthjan on Jun 03, 2015 12:18 PM
Jennifer Bauer
Thompson in Winnebago
You were right! Kornelia's parents were there!! Thank you again for noticing the family plot and suggest I create more memorials; and thank you for more beautiful photos; do you think Kornelia's siblings Olga, Conrad, and Leonard might actually be in a different cemetery? Other siblings are buried in Salem Memorial Cemetery -- I could try changing that information in those memorials and re-request photos; please let me know what you think
Added by Jennifer Bauer on Jun 03, 2015 9:03 AM
John Rueter
headstone photos
Thank you very much for the photos of the headstones of Ernest and Alphretta Otto. They cleared up some date issues, and I really appreciate your efforts.
Added by John Rueter on Jun 03, 2015 8:06 AM
Honore
Kilen
Hiesela,
Thank you for your posting of the cemetery markers of Hilma and George Kilen. I appreciate the time and effort you took to take and post the photos.
Honoré Lord Keys Olson
Added by Honore on May 30, 2015 9:39 AM
Roger Douglass
Fantastic!!!
Thank you so much for taking time, going out to the cemetery, locating the graves, and providing me via Find-A-Grave, gravestone photos for James, Delilah and Mollie Miller. I don't usually ask for something like this, but they just created such a challenge for me starting in the mid 1970's, and ending when I found them in the censuses in the early 2000's. Thanks again!! R Douglass- Ohio.
Added by Roger Douglass on May 29, 2015 9:15 PM
Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
RE: Infant Eikenbary
The wrong photo has been deleted. Thanks again for bringing it to my attention Cindy.
Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on May 29, 2015 4:09 PM
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