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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. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. Please feel free to request transfers of your family members. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. 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.
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...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
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 . . .
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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|Steve Zuehl||The Zuehls|
Thank You Lots!!!!
|Donna Burkert Grothaus||Grace Wyckoff Headstone Photo|
Hi Marguerite, Thanks, so much, for posting the nice photos of the headstone of Grace Wyckoff. Your sharp photos helped clear up the mystery of the dates listed for the memorial and I was able to confirm that she is the Grace Wyckoff who was the daughter of James Kenworthy and I've sent some edits. Thanks again for all your help. Donna
|Patrick Flower||Phidelia Andrus ( Bates Cemetery )|
I'm Patrick Flower from Ionia, Michigan. I'm the ggg grandsonson of Lamrock Flower, d. 24, Oct. 1864 in Richmond, Mi. I believe Phidelia Andrus was Lamrock Flower's daughter. According to documents I received from my ggg grandfather's probate record from Macomb Co., Mi. Phidelia and her husband are mentioned. She was deceased by the time of this document, ( 1865 ). Both Phidelia and her husband, it appears, are buried at Bates Cemetery in Macomb Co. , Mi.
I felt compelled to e - mail you and let yourself and, for those with interest, about who her and her husband are. I couldn't find much additional information on either Phidelia or her husband, but just enough to find this wonderful site and cemetery on Find - a - Grave.
Much Thanks and Merry Christmas
|Angela Owens Jando||Merry Christmas|
Merry Christmas to you, dear friend! So thankful that we have become Find A Grave friends and for all that you do for Find A Grave. I wish you a fantastic 2015!
Wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful Christmas.
|T Beamon||Ann Meldrum|
I just noticed the updated picture for Anna Specht Meldrum, thank you for going out of your way!! Sorry it took me so long to give a simple thanks!
Added by T Beamon on Dec 21, 2014 11:28 PM
|Alan M. Wenger||Cora Tanner 136733594|
Thank you for transfering my ancestor. I will be updating with related information soon. Thank you for all the work you have done.
|Steve Zuehl||Charles Zuehl #116048633|
THANK YOU!!!! For what you did. Not sure on how to link Herbert T Zuehl & Alma E Zuehl his wife That are on this site along Edna Frances Which are Children of Charles & Adeline My dad Harold and mom Lillian are not on this site. burial was in Wayne county at forest lawn. THANKS YOU again. Steve
|Steve Zuehl||Charles h Zuehl #116048633|
Charles was my grandfather. He had four children. Herbert T Zuehl Harold F Zuehl my father. Also two daughters. Edna W Zuehl Scholz and Frances M Zuehl Muggelberg. What do you need from me to link everything together on this web sight. Thank You Steve
|Brenda||William J Lonsby|
I am glad that you have taken a picture of my grandfather's marker. Was there one for my grandmother Edna Lonsby. I have been trying to find my grandparents grave site and the last I heard it was woodlawn cemetery. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Added by Brenda on Dec 17, 2014 8:15 PM
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