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Kurt Riegel (#47698588)
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Bio Photo I am a gravestone conservator, owning a small business that deals will the restoration and cleaning of historic gravestones and take great pride in fixing every single stone we take on. I am also a local history maniac, who has a hobby (some may call it an obsession) of finding and visiting old cemeteries, especially small, rural plots. If I have a memorial of someone that is in your family or very close to you, I would be more than happy to transfer it to you. Also, if you have any extra information for any memorial I have, please feel free to send me an email. I will update the memorial very quickly. (I secretly love getting added information or corrections to the memorials I upload.)

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Beardsley/Beardslee Family Genealogy
RE: Beardsley's in Oxford, NY
Hi Kurt,

I submitted an edit for Anna Maria (Catlin) Beardsley, Memorial# 150429865, and included a link to the Beardsley genealogy published by Nellie (Beardsley) Holt. Her genealogy is considered the about best resource for the Beardsley family, though there are a few errors that have been identified.

The link will take you straight to the relevant page for Anna Maria and her family. There are some other entries for the Oxford, NY, Beardsley family as well, and I've submitted a number of other edits to link as many Find A Grave memorials as I have been able to make sense of.

As a Beardsley I'd like to thank you for the work you have been doing in the cemeteries, especially for my surname graves, but for all of the others regardless of family names as well! What you do is important work!

I just became aware of the story of little Meritt's window this past summer. I'm planning to visit this cemetery once the weather warms up again to see his grave and the work you have been doing.
Added by Beardsley/Beardslee Famil... on Jan 18, 2016 2:06 PM
Steven Keller
Happy New Year!
Thanks so much for your help, Kurt. Happy New Year!

Steve
Added by Steven Keller on Jan 03, 2016 5:32 PM
Steven Keller
Mother Sarita Reed, RSCJ (#84607129)
Greetings and Happy New Year, Kurt!

Would you kindly consider transferring the memorial for Mother Sarita Reed, RSCJ, to my care? I have information to share.

Hope all is going well and your business is booming!

God bless you!

Steve
Added by Steven Keller on Dec 30, 2015 6:31 PM
Virginia Meadowcroft
Zebalon Stone at Rounds Cemetery
Thank you for the posting the photographs of Zebalon Stone's headstone. It is a lovely unique stone that warrants a photograph at findagrave.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Nov 27, 2015 9:20 AM
Isabeaux
Tombstone of Thomas Wilson Shapley
Thank you so much for finding and taking the photo of the tombstone. I really appreciate it.

Izzy
Added by Isabeaux on Nov 26, 2015 9:25 PM
Karen Brown
Osterhout
Thank you for the Osterhout tranfers. I am connecting them all now:)

Warmly,
Karen
Added by Karen Brown on Oct 17, 2015 11:39 PM
J. C. Acker
Hendrick Acker
Thanks for the transfer, Kurt... anything you can find out about his burial/stone from your records would be great...
J. C.
Added by J. C. Acker on Sep 22, 2015 5:59 AM
Jeanne
Amy & Asahel Oles
Hi Kurt,
Just wanted to note a correction is needed for Asahel Oles (buried in Arabia Cemetery, Franklin, Ny, husband of Amy); you have him listed as "Ashe" Thank you!
-J.
Added by Jeanne on Sep 08, 2015 6:13 PM
Richard Snyder
Sarah Whiting, Woodland Cemetery
Hello. Yesterday, I searched for Sarah's headstone in Section B-2, Tier 2, Grave 58, and I'm sorry to say that there is no stone. This section is comprised of hundreds of single graves from the late 1800s, early 1900s, and most have no headstones. Cemetery records show that she is burried in the same grave as William Whiting who died in 1879. I am posting a photo to her Find A Grave memorial showing the exact location of where their should be. Wish I could be of more help.
Added by Richard Snyder on Aug 23, 2015 6:46 AM
Leo J. Offerman
Fixing headstones
Kurt, I just read your bio and was wondering if you actually repair or upright damaged stones? I am particularly interested in the Herkimer County, New York. Thanks Leo Offerman
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Aug 22, 2015 5:05 PM
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