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kristalerin (#46953764)
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Bio Photo Dear Ancestor

"Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you."

-Walter Butler Palmer
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Sandra Scott
RE: Anna Kasper Murray, Knollwood Memorial Gardens
Thank you!
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 20, 2015 9:40 PM
Freitag - Netzke memorials
Thank you for sending your suggestions. It takes a lot of searching through the various records to untangle the people of long ago due to the reuse of names and records that are sometimes incorrect. Please send any changes you'd like me to make, or additional information you'd like included - the key is the memorial number to be sure to find the right people. Thank you for contacting me!
Added by SAZ on Jun 20, 2015 5:28 AM
Sandra Scott
Anna Kasper Murray, Knollwood Memorial Gardens
I wonder if I may have your permission to use your cemetery photo on my family website. Check it out at This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 15, 2015 4:18 PM
Sophia Burks
We have a mutual ancestor somewhere along the line-- we are definitely from the same Burks Bunch. I'll have to go and see who we're both descended from.
Added by Sophia Burks on Mar 25, 2015 12:22 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Laffen and Reinke
That's ok to transfer. You might want to send as you see it before another relative asks and it ends up in someone else's (although fam) hands. It's not a bother, just a help when your mem # is in the transfer request (it only 5 clicks from email notice to transfer complete). Either way you'd like.

If you do start tracking down some death certificates, feel free to make requests for pics from the death certificates burial location :)
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 29, 2012 3:42 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Laffen and Reinke
Thanks! I was hoping to help one or two people right off the bat - but there are lots of requests from folks just noticing who's buried where. So fun to see! And, so many trees growing!!
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 29, 2012 9:25 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
Laffen and Reinke
So fun to see how pics from one cemetery are real people that connect to other pics of stones in a different cemetery and link (sorta) through my lens!

Thanks for giving me the family names! Big help and saves time.

If you can, on tranfers, please include your account #.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 29, 2012 8:57 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Miller
Thanks! and sure, I'll get an email going with you.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 22, 2012 4:38 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
P Burks dates inaccurancy
I got your message. With the work I'm doing with the cemetery records, I'll need to wait until I get to the stone and then I will add a note of descrpancy or in this case, be able to delet and add Gramma's info from the stone. Sorry, but I've got to give the raw data a chance and try to figure where it went wrong so I can tuck it away for future issues.

With the entry process, the birth/death don't get 'played' with so it will really help me figure out the trouble with the dates, especially since I know who's dates these really are! Thanks a ton for pointing this out. Perhaps I can figure the glitch if it's one that will affect other records.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 22, 2012 4:36 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
millers in Hutchinson
How do the Millers fit into your tree?
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Aug 22, 2012 11:46 AM
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