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Grave Rider (#47298086)
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Bio Photo Hi,
I enjoy riding to and walking around cemeteries (as I am sure everyone here does), I have really enjoyed going back to Pennsylvania and West Virginia and photographing ancestors headstones.

I am hoping to photograph as many cemeteries in the Jefferson co., WI area in my free time. I have been working on Rock Lake Cemetery in Lake Mills, Wi. I take photos of the stones, then go through the memorials here and enter and or correct whatever I can. If you have any additional changes or corrections, or you would like to manage a specific memorial, let me know.

I don't mind if anyone uses my photos, that's why they're there. Just don't claim you took them.
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Donna Lange
Thanks for the prompt help.
Added by Donna Lange on Apr 03, 2014 8:07 PM
Diane (Funkhouser) Hough
RE: Transfers
Ok, will do. Thanks for the info.
Added by Diane (Funkhouser) Hough on Mar 28, 2014 9:34 PM
Diane (Funkhouser) Hough
RE: Houghs
Really? Who is your mom? My husband is dying of curiosity now....good to meet you cuz. We ride motorcycles, too. May have to meet up somewhere.
Thanks for the quick response. My husband has a lot of HOUGH info. Maybe you two should converse via email.
Added by Diane (Funkhouser) Hough on Mar 28, 2014 9:28 PM
Diane (Funkhouser) Hough
Jacob & Catherine Hough
Hello, Could you please transfer these people to me, as they are my husbands gr-gr-grandparents?
#76871063 and #76871212
Thank you for taking pictures.
Added by Diane (Funkhouser) Hough on Mar 28, 2014 5:03 PM
Stephen Reed
RE: Herman Meier, memorial #12195730
Hi Grave Rider. Thanks for your quick response. Although not "absolute proof" - I can contribute some information about memorial #12195730 and the parent's of Herman Meier.

I believe Herman is the son of Julius (memorial #12195731) and Wilhelmina (memorial #12195732) Meier, also buried in Rock Lake Cemetery.

Herman Meier (memorial #1219570), born Dec. 1887 as on the tombstone, is listed on the 1900 census with his parents Julius and Wilhelmina in Lake Mills, Wisconsin - although you must look at the actual census to see the correct DOB (Dec 1887) as the census transcription is flawed. Herman was 12 years old in Jun 1887 when the census was taken. (see

But, the Herman Meier referred to in this memorial listing - as son of Jacob Meiers - was born Oct 1885. He is listed on the 1900 census with parents Jacob and "Lizzie" Meier in Sauk City, Wisconsin. (see

There was no other Jacob Meier (or Meyer) in Wisconsin at that time which would indicate that the Jacob Meier in Sauk City distinctly matches memorial #7903111, but his son, Herman Meier, listed with him on the census does not match the dates engraved on memorial #12195730 headstone.

I would also suggest that the burial location of Herman Meier at Rock Lake Cemetery indicates a connection with Julius and Wilhelmina Meier.

I hope this helps and give some clues to the situation.
Possibly memorial #12195730 could include the speculation about his correct parentage.

Let me know if I can help look anything else up.
Added by Stephen Reed on Feb 23, 2014 11:25 AM
Cubs Fans
Thanks for the transfer!
Hi! Thanks for the transfer of Marjorie Norman. Much appreciated!
Added by Cubs Fans on Feb 16, 2014 6:13 PM
Cubs Fans
Transfer Request

I noticed you have a memorial for Marjorie Norman (Find A Grave Memorial # 14677700).

She is part of my family, and I wondered if you would consider transferring her memorial to me?

Thank you for your consideration!


Cubs Fans (# 47153488)

Added by Cubs Fans on Feb 09, 2014 3:31 PM
Donna Lange
Thanks for your help.
Added by Donna Lange on Feb 09, 2014 3:20 PM
Peggy (Fry) Dahler
FRY Family Connection
I would be interested in talking to you as to where you fit into my family. George Washington Fry is my 4th Great Grandfather. My 3rd great grandfather is: John Henry Fry.

My 2nd great grandfathers were Brothers. Their father was John Henry Fry.

My 3rd Great Grandparents were: John Henry & Susannah Ida (Clary) Fry

My 2nd Great Grandparents were: Zacheriah Benjamin & Harrietta (Hill) Fry and James William & Martha (French) Fry.

My Great-Grandparents were: Clinton Argus & Lula (Smelcer) Fry and Walter Miles & Adda (St. John) Fry.

My grandparents were: Clayton Theo & Alice Hazel (Fry) Fry. - *(My FRY grandparents were 2nd Cousins.)

My Father & Mother are: Robert James Fry & Sharon Kay (Tyler)

ME: Peggy Sue (Fry) Dahler
Added by Peggy (Fry) Dahler on Jan 10, 2014 6:15 AM
Thomas Jefferson Willey Sr
Thanks so very much for updating the information for this man and his family. I really appreciate your help. thanks again.
Added by STUPEK on Nov 05, 2013 5:39 PM
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