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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
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Bio Photo Since February 2012 a group of us have been working on a project to photograph the entire Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

Over 98% of the cemetery has been photographed (less than 2690 markers need to be photographed)

All sections are completed except for half of Section CA nearest the main entrance (Sections CA-17 and CA-18 are also not done).

We add new memorials as need be and add missing information and links.

We are also identifying and deleting memorials that are for different national cemeteries.


FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. are helping to post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project. Stewart and Kathleen Clemence have added plot information to memorials.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Please contact me if you have a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo from the memorial.

Notes on the cemetery:

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also many graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Maltie Andrews, John Brackman, Infant Son Crawford, John Jackson, Charles Kinnaka, Francis O'Sullivan, and Jamey Schafer.

Section F: Concepcion F. DelaCruz (F, 557) is not in the NGL

Section G: Not in NGL: Oliver Melander, James C. and Nodie Schrader.

Section H: Not in the NGL: Martha Ellen Fiedler, Bernice Peck Scott, John H. Sawyer, Lee Ellerton Dickinson, William Albert Rimmel, Bertram W. York, Michael Meglinskie, Dexter L. Drubendorfer, Bert McNulty, William Von Cleve.

Section I: Not in NGL: Frederick Bachmann, Robert Colvin, Alice & Arthur Sorenson.

Section J: Not in NGL: Carlo Barroni, John Edward Scoggins.

Section M: Not in NGL: Eugene Brozowski, Earl Chapman, Justin Lacau France, Merle Gadbury, Abramo Marko, Lillian A. Murphy, Elia Pera, Henry Stegnerski, George Pete Sucevich, Maude Edna Webster, William Ralph Williamson.

Section N: Not in the NGL: William E. Thomas.

Sections O to V: Completed June through Sept. 2014. Section R completed by Kathleen Clemence.

Section W: Not in NGL: Peter Koster, Audrey Minor, Louise C. Reeves, Arthemus Langston, Dorothy M Cross, Edith I Johnson, Thelma G Heinz, Audrey A Groom, Ethel T Dilley, others

Section X: Not listed in the NGL: Robert Linyard, Stanley H Manzano, Presner Felder, James Allen and Richard Anthony O'Kendo, William Latham Chamberlain, John H. Gwinn Washington, Tillie C. Fuelscher, John Casey, James O'Connor, Ichiro Garry Tsuruoka, Ernest Laverne Speicher, Ruth Hall, Herbert F Sweebohm, Charles Warren, John Marvin Williams, John Manuel Baldwin Bastida, Charles A Henderson, Clarence C Centeio, Karl Stohlstrom, Robert A Ausmus, Mildred R Webb, William Henry Doland, Toivo Evertt Malen, Philamena A Flowers, Ruth E Henkel

Section Y: Markers not in NGL: Daniel Baldwin Elam, Charles E. Walker, Lon Ash Cook, Frank Yee, Robert G Peterson, Elise Courrier Phillips, Joseph F Weiterer, Dudley Theodore Edson, John W Haslet, Morton Morris Eierwiess, Robert Allen Washington, Antone W Caldera, Harry M DeLacy, Michael Melnick

Section Z: Not in NGL: John H Downing, Angel B Canja, Sr., Charles Palizzolo Sicily, Albert Brown, Melvin Rucker, William Francis Clark, Ivo Sofranc Montenegro.

Section 2B: The northwestern end contains a large percentage of infants and young children.

Section 2D: Not in the National Gravesite Locator: Herbert L Dennis, Frederick Kurz Austria, Hing K Lee, Navor A Archuleta, Bernard F Fahey, John Louis Leglend

Section CA: In progress. Not in NGL?: Margana K Williams

I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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Photo for the Henry Mann Memorial

The photograph is very high quality and much appreciated. My husband and I tried to find his headstone last year, but finally gave up. Henry was married to a distant cousin of mine and died a tragic death. Thanks so much for the work you are doing.
Added by REHM on Mar 25, 2015 10:26 AM
P. Oliver
RE: Swenson photos
You're welcome.
Added by P. Oliver on Mar 24, 2015 2:14 PM
Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell
Elvera Manning
The photo you added to memorial #105442010 is not that of Elvera --- it is of Kathleen and Cornelius Manning.
Added by Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell on Mar 23, 2015 1:08 PM
P. Oliver
RE: Swenson photos
You are most welcome.
Added by P. Oliver on Mar 22, 2015 12:08 PM
Gregory Kimm
Thank you
What a nice surprise to find that you have sponsored the memorial for my cousin, Ben Wong. I am grateful for your kindness.
Added by Gregory Kimm on Mar 19, 2015 11:45 PM
RE: Emily Brook in Golden Gate National Cemetery
Thanks for the heads up, I did remove the flower from Emily Brook.
Added by GramlynB on Mar 09, 2015 2:56 PM
Tati Andersson
RE: Mr Malmstrom
Glad to be at your assistance Tom. I had posted new photos for PFC Gosta Birger Malmstrom. Thank you for keeping veterans memory alive.
Best regards,
Added by Tati Andersson on Mar 03, 2015 8:44 PM
Nicholas Vetrovec
Nelle Wiltz
Sent you an email with sources for correction.
Added by Nicholas Vetrovec on Mar 01, 2015 9:32 PM
RE: Rose Ratto
Hi Tom, I deleted my photos from the other Rose Ratto memorial. Thank you for the info. - Jennifer
Added by Jennifer on Mar 01, 2015 8:35 AM
Just wondering if we have permission to use your photo on our family tree.
Added by Desertthorn on Feb 28, 2015 11:02 AM
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