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Hiesela (#46625281)
 member for 11 years, 11 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo It seems no matter where my family lived growing up we always lived within walking distance of a very old small cemetery. I grew up taking many walks through the cemeteries and reading the enscriptions on the old headstones and wondering what thier lives were like. So when I found this website I thought it was GREAT! I became a find a grave volunteer photographer and really enjoy traveling to all of the cemeteries around Iowa. I don't think many people are aware of the different kinds of unusual cemeteries there are out there! A little about what I do when I get a photo request: I first look to see if there are many in that cemetery listed on find a grave and I print out the list if it isn't very long. Then I go and take photos of not only the one requested but also of any others listed for that cemetery that do not yet have a gravestone listed. I will post the photo. If I have posted one on one of your ancestors and you don't want it there please just let me know and I will remove it! Also I take any photos of head stones with the same last name of the person requested and send them to the requestor if they are not listed on find a grave. The reason I do this is maybe the requestor doesn't know their ancestor is buried in that cemetery or they haven't gotten around to posting that person yet. This way they will have the photo when they decide to post them. Also if I have posted a photo of a headstone on your site please be sure to click on the photo because I always write down what the headstone says. Sometimes a given name might be spelled differently or the dates might be different from what the person has posted. And I will post what ever scripture might be on the stone that I can make out.
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 • 182 Memorials Added
 • 218 Memorials Managed
 • 8,610 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 3,194 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 34 Virtual Flowers
 • 3 Virtual Cemeteries
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Robin Brent
RE: St Mary's cemetery McGregor IA
Thank you for your extraordinary efforts! I now have memorials for all 4.
Added by Robin Brent on Jun 25, 2016 7:37 AM
Thank you for fulfilling my picture requests. It was so much appreciated.
Added by Debbie on Jun 24, 2016 7:11 PM
Lester Wagner
Thank you for the picture of Lester's headstone.
Added by Brian on Jun 23, 2016 6:21 PM
RE: Marie Collins #131001760
Yes, that is her, those are the correct children. Her birth date on the memorial must be wrong, as her daughter Dorothy was born three years later. Dorothy's obituary named her dad as Martin, and I am wondering if Marie and Martin are buried together. Thanks again for finding Marie!
Added by Sue on Jun 23, 2016 9:18 AM
RE: Lawrence Goltz
Thank you so much - I have made the change to the correct cemetery
Added by Braatr on Jun 23, 2016 6:49 AM
John & Jeanette Mackenstadt
Thank you Hiesela for fulfilling my requests. I truly appreciate your time and effort.

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Jun 23, 2016 5:35 AM
RE: Lawrence Bruckner
I really appreciate you getting this picture. I am very grateful.
Added by McCauley-Mitchell on Jun 22, 2016 6:18 PM
Linda Christensen
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the Miller photos. I really appreciate them. Thanks again!
Added by Linda Christensen on Jun 22, 2016 1:06 PM
Doris Fiete Brechler Hemley
Thank you so much taking the time to post a photo of Doris' headstone. I hope she was easy to find!

Added by Connie on Jun 22, 2016 12:57 PM
Kapp memorials
Thank you for fulfilling my photo requests at Linwood Cemetery for the Kapp memorials. Your time and efforts are much appreciated. ~JT
Added by JT on Jun 22, 2016 8:19 AM
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