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RLWirtz (#47834124)
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Bio Photo I've lived in Eugene, Oregon since I was a child (originally from Superior, Montana).
Currently retired/disabled and photographing gravestones for a hobby and exercise.

Any and all photos that I have posted are for whoever wants them. Please feel free to use them and/or post them however you want. No reference or credit needs to be given me.

Note to other photographers:
Many (if not most) people would love to see their ancestor's gravestones in full and in their setting. When shooting a stone, please take it from a distance enough to capture the stone accordingly. If it's one of those old, tall stones, take two shots; one as described and one close-up of the name and dates.
I have had to add shots to hundreds of memorials that already had shots because the existing one was just a close-up of the name and dates.

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E. M.
RE: Johannah Imhof
Yes. Sorry, if I didn't explain correctly. You have actually listed the birth/death dates on her memorial for Jacob's 2nd wife Anna Gest. To make things easier I have now swapped the photos & info. All that needs to be corrected are Johnanah Dasso Imhoff's birth/death dates. 1873-1895. Your memorial lists his 1st wife Johanna Dasso, but with the dates for his 2nd wife, Anna Gest. Jacob is buried between his two wives. Thank you!

(Rock Island Argus - May 7, 1895, Page 8, Image 8.)

Yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at her home, 740 Ninth street, occurred the death of Mrs. Jacob Imhoff, who had long been a sufferer with consumption. She was 22 years of age, and leaves with her husband two small children. The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Added by E. M. on Oct 14, 2016 9:24 PM
Kerry C
Quaker Graveyard - request for Mary Painter
The Quaker Graveyard does exist, but it is now part of the Nineveh Presbyterian Cemetery. I will try to go fulfill your request, but the Quaker part of the cemetery is much older and there are many stones that are unreadable or with no inscriptions. Maybe I'll have good luck, though.

You can see the Find a Grave page for the Nineveh Cemetery here:

Added by Kerry C on Oct 11, 2016 2:37 PM
Andrew Daft
Thank you!
Added by Andrew Daft on Oct 11, 2016 12:33 PM
Jeremy Davis
Thank you
I want to take a moment to thank you for your time and efforts. You take great photos.

Added by Jeremy Davis on Oct 01, 2016 5:02 PM
Steve Stobaugh
I would like your permission to use the photo you took of Ruth for my family tree. Ruth is my aunt Thanks.
Added by Steve Stobaugh on Sep 15, 2016 7:24 PM
Jeffrey Watson

I am trying to link my Uncle Nolan Watson to his parents memorials 158722263 and 163803833.
It looks like the change is pending and I am not sure if you have to approve it. I would gladly take over maintenance for this memorial. I thank you for the headstone photo!
Jeffrey Watson
Added by Jeffrey Watson on Jun 24, 2016 1:01 PM
Anastasia Heidt
Thank you!
I just wanted to thank you for taking a picture of my son Cyprian Heidt's headstone. I came on here to look for some of my ancestors and found my son.
Added by Anastasia Heidt on Jun 10, 2016 8:40 AM
RE: Nancy Carolyne Roper BURIAN
Ha! I hadn't seen that. I thought it was the flower holder for Glen's marker. Sheesh. I didn't realize that our cousin doesn't have a traditional marker. Thanks so much for the clarification and the new photo!
Added by Eliza on May 30, 2016 1:09 PM
Nancy Carolyne Roper BURIAN
Hi. You have added a photo of a grave marker to the memorial for Nancy Carolyn Roper Burian ( see ). The grave marker in your photo actually is that of Glen Edward Roper and Deleda Adeline Roper - Nancy's parents. Will you please remove your photo from Nancy's memorial, since it does not depict Nancy's grave marker? Thanks!

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Added by Eliza on May 30, 2016 11:06 AM
Vern Stott
Family relative
Thanks for your service.
Added by Vern Stott on May 28, 2016 12:12 PM
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