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Jim Ottmer (#47123490)
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Bio Photo I have been researching the Camp families for over 40 years as a request from my grandparents, Otis and Litha Camp, who raised me from an infant. I have visited many states and even been to Europe to get information. My wife is probably tired of me using our vacation time and money to visit Camp locations and cemeteries. I do this to keep the Camp memories alive and help us to remember them.

I had gotten started with Find-A-Grave a bit late; consequently, many Camp memorials had been already created. To all you wonderful people who created memorials and have graciously transferred them to me, I THANK YOU!! It should not be about who has the most memorials but rather placing the memorials with the family who will take care of them and add to them.

To all you wonderful photographers who have taken headstone photos, THANK YOU!! It all helps to honor our families!

I do NOT have my genealogy on I keep it in a database in my computer where I have complete control over it.

In my spare time I publish genealogy books for others as well as for myself. I have published several books on the Camps of New England. I have finished my book on the Camp Families from Edward Camp; all copies have been sold so we are adding more recent information and creating a second printing. A DVD version will be available soon as well. Contact me if interested.

After 6 years of cancer remission, the cancer returned in 2013. I believe I am in remission again.
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Erin Nikitchyuk
RE: Frances Camp
You can email about the duplicate (providing the ID for both) and they will have an admin merge the records. Sorry to hear you have an unresponsive contributor. It can be so aggravating!
Added by Erin Nikitchyuk on Oct 07, 2015 10:12 AM
RE: Rufus J. Camp
okey doke. All is straightened out hopefully. :-)
Added by Alice on Oct 05, 2015 12:45 PM
You wrote: I am writing this to two of you because you both have Rufus J Camp's wife is shown as Cora M. Camp (Find A Grave #77683936) and Zoe Metcalf Camp (Find A Grave # 98842781) both born in the same year and dying on the same day.
I am looking at my memorial for both Rufus and Cora and don't see the duplicate wife you referenced. Not on either of their memorials, both managed by me. So I am confused.
Added by Alice on Oct 05, 2015 12:24 PM
Cathy Combs
Find A Grave Memorial# 67678383

Memorial 67678383 is a duplicate. Can you delete it?

reference original: 40889967

Thanks, Cathy
Added by Cathy Combs on Sep 21, 2015 1:04 PM
Thanks for the note, and thanks for all you have added to findagrave!
Added by Greenie on Sep 10, 2015 9:42 AM
K L Bonnett
Memorial Deletion
You said memorial I had transferred will be deleted. I have no problem with that. Thank you for letting me know. Majority of my memorials are no relation. The only time it is irritating is when my memorial has a large amount of biographical information and the owner of the older memorial fails to update theirs - possibly because they no longer participate in find a grave. Perhaps they died. Who knows. That is, at times, the failure incurred by preferring the older memorials to the newer ones.
Added by K L Bonnett on Aug 31, 2015 9:13 PM
Ivan Waddell
Edwin Camp Photo Request
Sorry to inform you that there are no markers in Greenlawn Cemetery for Edwin or his family. Edwin is my 2nd great grand father and I have searched this cemetery many times. The Greene Township Trustee has a map of the cemetery which shows the plots he bought when they opened the cemetery. There are no markers on these plots. I believe Edwin, his wife Susan (Lowery), Son William Ellis and his wife Mary (Daily) may be buried in these plots. Also his daughter, Amanda Jane Camp Cole/Mansfield is buried at Greenlawn. She may be buried in the Camp Plot or with her first husband, Owen Perry Cole. Owen and Amanda have no markers either, although their son, James Otto Cole, does have a marker located on the plot bought by O. P. Cole.
Hope this helps you research.
Added by Ivan Waddell on Aug 27, 2015 4:58 PM
Ken Brown
Mary (Camp) Turck
Can you add a link from Isiah Camp #145510231 to his daughter Mary #54295915 ?

I'm also looking for a death date for Mary's brother Bert (Birdsie) Arsailno Camp, b Jun 1859, Ohio.

Ken Brown

Maintained by: Ken Brown
Originally Created by: kay taylor
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54295915
Added by Ken Brown on Aug 11, 2015 12:42 PM
B.J. Waters
Charles Camp
Hello! I am about to fulfill your photo request but unfortunately, it is a photo of the area, only. His grave is unmarked. I put a little flag in the spot where his grave is.

I am always disappointed when this happens, and it happened to me several times over the weekend.

I am sorry this was not a more favorable outcome.

Best regards,
Added by B.J. Waters on Aug 02, 2015 7:39 PM
Laura Aanenson
Tiodolf Lidberg
Hi Jim,

So glad I could help reconnect this couple in your family tree. Wishing you every success in your genealogical endeavors.

Added by Laura Aanenson on Jul 24, 2015 6:20 PM
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