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Mary Arvidson (#47955316)
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I give permission to use any picture I have taken for Find a Grave for use for other programs, websites or genealogical purposes. After all..that's why we take the pictures, so people can use them for their families.

I have been working on discovering my dead relatives for over 20 years. Now that I have retired I even have time to spend on new discoveries. I also enjoy going out to local cemeteries to fill photo requests. If I create a page which you would like to manage, just let me know and I'll be happy to transfer it to you.
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Caryn Dugo
Adam Konczal
Thank you Mary for getting the picture of this memorial. Sure appreciate your willingness to travel and to share!
Added by Caryn Dugo on Aug 31, 2015 3:05 AM
Thank you for the marker photos for Weidner family members at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles, IL.
Gratefully, RWS
Added by RWS on Aug 15, 2015 1:05 PM
L Beacon
Mary, Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorial for me it is greatly appreciated. I would like to ask your permission to use the nice photo you took for a WWII project that I am working on, I hope you will not mind, please let me know if OK. Thanks for letting me know there is no Veteran marker.
Yes, by all means feel free to create the memorial for his wife, Celia.
Thanks again for all your efforts in fulfilling my request, Cheers.
Added by L Beacon on Aug 14, 2015 9:57 PM
RE: St Adalbert Cemetery-Vinge gravesites
Thank you for the photo and information. I have created the following memorials based on your information. I have also changed the order of Leslie Alfred Vinge's name to fit the name on the marker. Death certificate had Alfred Leslie but census data just had Leslie. He thought of himself as Leslie so that is how his memorial now reads.

Vinge, Irene S Kowalski 150705384
b. 1926 d. Jan. 11, 1971 Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery, Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Kowalski, John 150705515
b. 1895 d. 1978 Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery,
Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA

I am interested in World War II. Several years ago when I was looking at memorials in St Adalbert Cemetery for men killed in WWII, very few had grave photos. Now so many do. I see your name on so many of the photos.

Lest We Forget. I say thank you every time I see a memorial for someone who has died in the service. Your photos are a way of saying thank you also.


Added by Reader2 on Aug 13, 2015 6:29 PM
Kevin Baase
RE: Sophie Ignarski
Thanks, Mary. Odd that they are not buried together! All I know of Joseph is that he was born circa 1888 in Poland, don't know when he died. I have created a memorial for him (150685156) and requested a photo.

Meanwhile, I have another family that was related to the Ignarskis, so maybe you could help me find the rest of them also since they are another Polish Cathoic family? Mary Woitas Wise Whitney (150646752) had several children with Frank J. Wise. I don't know when Frank died or where he is buried, but he was born circa 1888 in Poland.

Their children Bessie, George, Clarence, Mildred, and Lawrence are linked to Mary's memorial. Their other children are Martin (born c. 1908) and Frank Jr (born c. 1911), don't know when they died or where they are buried, or if they were married or had any children. A baby of Mary and Frank was Henry (2/25/1923 3/30/1923), don't know where he is buried either. Mary remarried to a man with a named William O. Whitney, and she had a stepdaughter named Louise Whitney (born c. 1928) per the census ( and, don't know when she died or where she is buried either, but I think Louise married a man named Arthur Fishman.
Added by Kevin Baase on Aug 13, 2015 9:59 AM
Dianna B.
Albert Nosal
Thank you so much for sending the photo of Albert Nosal. As you maybe have noticed I added a few more names of persons that I need. When you next visit the cemetery I would appreciate it for the rest of the Nosal's that I wrote about as well as the Lesneak's. Again thank you so much for the fine job you do. You are an asset to FindAGrave and should be proud of what you are doing.

Added by Dianna B. on Aug 13, 2015 5:21 AM
Paul Wydra
Mary and Joseph Kruk
Thank you very much for finding and photographing my great grandparent's graves. I was surprised to find that Mary and Joseph were actually Jozef and Maria.
Added by Paul Wydra on Aug 12, 2015 8:59 PM
James Odland
RE: St Adalbert Cemetery-Kubaszewski gravesites

Thank you for adding a picture of Leona' grave marker onto her memorial page.

And, thank you for telling me about Leona' husband, Edward. I have now added Edward' memorial page, ready for you to add your photo of his grave marker.

Edward Kubaszewski (#150665226).

Added by James Odland on Aug 12, 2015 6:57 PM
RE: John & Helen Cerbin
Wow! I can't thank-you enough. When you look up the rest of the information, please be sure to tell me the cemetery they are buried in, along with the sect. & grave numbers.

I know who Joseph, Robert, and Philip are, but don't who the baby that was buried on Dec. 14, 1921 was the child of, if the ? cemetery has that information I can connect the baby up to the parents. There were several stillborn baby Cerbin's that I know about.

Philip Cerbin already has a memorial set up by someone else. #95282744, but I would still like to have his sect. and grave numbers.

Thanks so much for all your help.
Jan, #47098839
Added by Jan on Aug 12, 2015 5:34 PM
Tom Centano
Jan Mankowski ......
I sent you an e-mail ..
Added by Tom Centano on Aug 12, 2015 11:42 AM
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