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Carol & Mel Hochstetler (#46859544)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 18 days
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Bio Photo I have been working on our family trees sence 1975. I use to take my Mom with me to the old cemeteries and she'd tell me the old family stories of the ones that were here before Indiana & Michigan were states. I've been blessed to hear those stories all my life.
It is my intent to help the genealogists now and in the future with their family trees by sharing the information (news clippings & memory cards) saved by my Mother, Grandmother and Mel's Aunt Emma.
This site is important to Carol, so when she's not feeling her best, I've decided to help her out. Mel
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RE: Gma A
Thank you so very much for thetransfer! I don't normally ask that far out of guidelines. I will add more bio info for her this week too. Thanks again so much!

Have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Sep 30, 2015 6:55 AM
Lynda West Hahn
RE: Shaver's
Thanks! I think the real father, John H. Shaver, probably had died in Illinois where his widow, Sarah Pogue Shaver married Merrit C. Hedrick in McLean Co., IL in 1867. Merrit was to marry my g-aunt in southwest Missouri after Sarah's death in Kansas.
Added by Lynda West Hahn on Sep 28, 2015 10:37 AM
RE: James & Dortothy Parham
You're very welcome! I'm so glad that I could help!
Added by JKCBrown on Sep 22, 2015 1:40 PM
Susan Dawn (Kelley) Spencer
RE: Thelma Gelow
I'm sorry I didn't say thank you anyway for your help sooner than this. Been a crazy summer here. :)
Added by Susan Dawn (Kelley) Spenc... on Aug 20, 2015 6:59 PM
William Borneman
RE: Beardsley's
Looks like you've cleared all of mine. Many thanks!!
Added by William Borneman on Aug 07, 2015 7:08 AM
Barb Szabo
William & Minnie Rabun
Thank you for the marriage date of William Rabun & his wife Minnie (Smith). I have added the info to their memorials. I am always grateful for any info on any member of my family.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.
Added by Barb Szabo on Jul 27, 2015 11:12 PM
Janet Personette
With the information you have supplied, I have added it to her Find A Grave page (122218458). I hope this helps clear up the mystery.
Added by Janet Personette on Jul 15, 2015 8:46 AM
Michigan mother
RE: Guy Tallerday
You are most welcome. The pain & anguish that was felt by his mother, dealing with the trouble finding out what happened to her son, and the whole story which was typical for many families of soldiers, needed to be added to this memorial.
Pvt. Tallerday was not a relative but he sure was our hero. Michigan mother

Added by Michigan mother on Jul 14, 2015 12:17 PM
Gary Myers
RE: What type of camera do you use?
Thanks for the compliment - for me it was a trial and error procedure. Tombstones can be difficult. My camera is just a run of the mill Canon PowerShot A520 about ten years old. Less than $200 at the time. I don't know about the quality of photos from smart phones - don't have one.

More important factors are having the sun in the right direction or actually, not direct sun. But the main factor is having a half way decent photo enhancing computer program. All my photos I've spent 3 or 4 minutes cropping, straitening, adjusting contrast and balance, sometimes adjusting sharpness, etc. It's pretty much playing with each photo to bring it out to the best reasonable.

When I go out for a 'shoot' I basically just go down the line without much regard to lighting, closeness, being straight, etc. and then touch them up at home. An additional hint - if the stone is flat on the ground, consider shooting it upside down if the lighting is better. Helps keep shadows from being a problem.

Hope this helps a bit and good luck.

Added by Gary Myers on Jul 12, 2015 3:11 PM
Diane Melady
Jean C. Gilpin
Thank you for taking the time to tell me of the duplicate entry. Jean Gilpin is my mother. Her maiden name was Jean Carol Cox. She was never adopted by her stepfather, George Casaday. This is why I have not deleted my entry. So I am leaving it as is. One day I will add all the information in the other entry and then that one can be deleted.

Have a great day.
Diane Gilpin Melady
Added by Diane Melady on Jul 08, 2015 5:20 PM
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