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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. I would be happy to transfer memorial pages to family members. NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...|
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, Antes, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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|Donna Burkert Grothaus||Ida Webster Sutherland Memorial|
Hi Marguerite, Finally getting around to the additional information you sent concerning Ida (Webster) Sutherland. I believe she may have been first married to Frank Wuestenberg Find A Grave #124107499, although I'm unable to find a marriage record. The record you sent for her second marriage lists her name as Ida Webster Huistinberger. I have found Ida listed living with her parents and her child Burton Franklin Wuestenberg. The Frank I mention appears to be buried in the same plot as a Rudolph & Louise Wuestenberg and Frank is listed as a child on the census with a brother Rudolph. Perhaps the cemetery office has a birth date or age at the time of death for Frank? Thanks so much for your continued interest and help. Donna
|Carolyn Boroughf||Robert and Levenia Holland|
Thanks so much for adding the photos of their tombstones to their memorials. I have changed the order of the photos as you suggested on Roberts'
|aoutcalt||RE: Louise Kersten # 36850338 @ Marine City|
Marguerite, thank you so much for the picture of her gravestone, thank you very much!! Andy
Added by aoutcalt on Apr 14, 2014 6:15 AM
|Suzanne||William and Abbie Westbrook|
Have tweaked them now, thanks!
Added by Suzanne on Apr 12, 2014 5:43 PM
|Michael Mitchell||RE: Maurice Mitchell @ Woodlawn in Marine City|
thank you for your time
|Wendy Thompson||RE: photo requests for John & Roy Cline|
|Dorie S.||RE: Arba Grout Grave Location|
After talking with the Sexton, I was under the impression that there was a marker. However, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your kind perseverance! You have gone far beyond expectations -- want you to know that you are appreciated. Dorie Sheppard
Added by Dorie S. on Apr 07, 2014 4:15 PM
|tanya stair||Susan Amanda Swery Brooks|
Thank you for the message. I will try and do as you suggested. I do want to thank you for all the information you have put on this memorial. These Find A Grave memorials are so great. Thank you , Thank you.
|Sharon Johnson||Gertrude Tibbits|
Thank you so much for the picture of her headstone.
|Doreen Harvey||Jerome Harvey|
thank you so much Marguerite, for your input. I had a lot of info, but had never taken the time to add it all.
Jerome was related to my husband who passed away in 2010, thus I hadnt worked much on the Harvey family in some time. Check it out.
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