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Dale Schaefer (#47452604)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Western South Dakota with strong Germans from Russia roots, but now live in Tennessee. Primary family lines I'm following include: Schaefer/Lux/Deutsch/Littau/Drefs/Mundt/ Schatzthauer/Hogg...and then some. Would like to find the final resting places of as many relatives in the US as I can, but am going to need some help. In return I'm hoping I can assist folks looking for families in the Memphis area.

If you'd like a memorial transferred to you just ask, follow the FAG guideline of including your ID #, and unless they are part of my family tree, I'd love to transfer them to you. If they are part of your tree they belong with you not me. My pay-off is in connecting folks up with their history.

"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them." George Eliot
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Kit Kolenda
RE: Michael J Keating
As best I was in the same section as you had it. If I were standing with my back to the fence it was further down to the right from where you said. Not that far.

I found my great grandmother, Mary A Small in another section next to what I thought was what you had. I confirmed it with the mgr but couldn't find it. So after I found my grandmother, right where you said because you suggested I look for the mausoleum. On the way back to look for grt grandma again, I used the picture you had (I printed it out) and as I was looking spotted the shape of the headstone behind her. She was across the road from where I had previously looked.

My grandmothers stone has moved around a bit since you took your photo....thanks to the lawnmowers. One more inch or two and it's gonna be flat on the ground. I was at the Veterans cemetery at the Andrew Jackson Hermitage where my grt grandfather JJ Saylor (Sailor) was buried and got hold of a gal mowing to tell her whoever is mowing there is scraping all the headstones and apparently may have knocked one down. Told her these are precious and have been there around 100 years. She said she would tell the people who do that section. I thanked her and said I'd rather tell her this than have to tell the boss.

Now to make this longer can I give you a request? My paternal grt grandmother is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery next to Calvary. I was given the map and was told it's a small area (and it's in back of the cemetery by the fence with the road behind that. But there's a big tree, lots of dead limbs, lots of leaves and dirt. I couldn't find her. Checked a bigger area, moved some dirt/leaves but couldn't uncover anything with her name on it. Ida R Norrell 1867-1932 Apparently her husband at the time was buried in a veterans cemetery so they aren't together.
Thanks, Dale, for all you do. Regards- Kit
Added by Kit Kolenda on Oct 19, 2016 3:17 PM
Kit Kolenda
Michael J Keating
Hi Dale,
Just wanted to let you know that I went to Calvary Cemetery to see graves and I found Michael's. Hard to read at first but I could tell there was a Michael on there. It was hard to figure where the spot was that you said no marker could be found. I think you had him more uphill. I took my time and looked at every headstone and saw this.
The office gave me the names of 2 that were by him, but that wasn't so. I didn't measure it other than my finger tip to my elbow- abt. 17" across the top.
I took a bunch of pictures and did a contrast on phtoshop which shows the letters best.

I'm going to put in a request for my paternal great grandmother in the Forest Hill Cemetary next to Calvary.
Added by Kit Kolenda on Oct 19, 2016 12:47 PM
Sammy Harrison
James Gwyn 137067715
I'm ever so grateful that you connected James with Sarah M Gwyn 137149545. That was very helpful to my research. However, it turns out that they are brother and sister. Grandchildren of William Lord Miller, and children of Richard & Caroline Miller Gwyn.
Added by Sammy Harrison on Oct 15, 2016 12:18 PM
James Monks
Dale, thank you so much for the photo of the Monks headstone. He grew up with my grandparents in Pinckney MI. I really appreciate your efforts. He had what I would call a rather sad existence, which I hope to document on his Find A Grave memorial. He was a capable and honorable man. Thanks again.

Raleigh in MI
Added by Raleigh on Oct 12, 2016 8:48 PM
Jerome Lord
Horace Hobson Hull II
To Dale Schaefer: I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your photo of Horace's grave at Elmwood. I did not know of his death, and it broke my heart. But I take some consolation in seeing where he is, so that I may after all these years know how to find him and talk to him

You are really an angel of mercy, and I shall thank you all my days.

Jerome E. Lord
Added by Jerome Lord on Oct 11, 2016 3:00 PM
Brent Priddy
RE: Gunti/ELmwood
As best I can tell Urs Gunti was John Gunti's father. I have a printout of interments from Elmwood that I got at the Memphis Library several years back. It has a Gunti listed with no first name that is buried in Section F, Lot 605 #35. The age and death date match Urs. It has John W Gunti listed in Section F, Lot 600 #35 and a Joseph M Gunti in Section F, Lot 280 Children. The children died at age 4 and 5. Urs was my great, great-grandfather. Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph his marker and all of your contributions on Find-A-Grave!
Added by Brent Priddy on Oct 05, 2016 8:48 PM
Mary Jo
Sarah Matilda Baty at Elmwood Cemetery
Mr. Schaefer:
Thank you for attempting to fulfill my request for a tombstone photo of my great-great-grandmother, Sarah Matilda Bruce Baty at Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, TN.
I received a message stating that her grave is unmarked.
Appreciate your efforts very much,
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo on Oct 05, 2016 10:28 AM
Judy Mayberry Belford
Nellie Farris
Thanks so very much for going out to photograph a stone that wasn't even there. We had no idea that her grave was unmarked.
We appreciate your efforts tremendously!
Added by Judy Mayberry Belford on Oct 02, 2016 3:27 PM
deanna french
Shelby Co, Henry Dix, Civill War soldier
May I use the monument/marker that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial for Henry Dix, to post on the Vermont civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 24, 2016 8:22 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
Charles Carter Alexander
Charles in now connected with his parents! Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Sep 24, 2016 12:52 PM
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