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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
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Bio Photo Since February 2012 a group of us have been working on a project to photograph the entire Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

99% of the cemetery has been photographed

Only parts of Sections CA, CB, and CE need to be photographed.

95% of the memorials in the cemetery now has a photograph of the headstone

We add new memorials as need be and add missing information.

I am MERGING duplicate memorials so please send me an email if you find any duplicates.


FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. are helping to post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Please contact me if you have a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo from the memorial.

Notes on the cemetery:

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also many graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Maltie Andrews, John Brackman, Infant Son Crawford, John Jackson, Charles Kinnaka, Francis O'Sullivan, and Jamey Schafer.

Section F: Concepcion F. DelaCruz (F, 557) is not in the NGL

Section G: Not in NGL: Oliver Melander, James C. and Nodie Schrader.

Section H: Not in the NGL: Martha Ellen Fiedler, Bernice Peck Scott, John H. Sawyer, Lee Ellerton Dickinson, William Albert Rimmel, Bertram W. York, Michael Meglinskie, Dexter L. Drubendorfer, Bert McNulty, William Von Cleve.

Section I: Not in NGL: Frederick Bachmann, Robert Colvin, Alice & Arthur Sorenson.

Section J: Not in NGL: Carlo Barroni, John Edward Scoggins.

Sections K and L: Currently posting photos of the front sides of the markers.

Section M: Not in NGL: Eugene Brozowski, Earl Chapman, Justin Lacau France, Merle Gadbury, Abramo Marko, Lillian A. Murphy, Elia Pera, Henry Stegnerski, George Pete Sucevich, Maude Edna Webster, William Ralph Williamson.

Section N: Not in the NGL: William E. Thomas.

Sections O to V: Completed June through Sept. 2014. Section R completed by Kathleen Clemence.

Section W: Not in NGL: Peter Koster, Audrey Minor, Louise C. Reeves, Arthemus Langston, Dorothy M Cross, Edith I Johnson, Thelma G Heinz, Audrey A Groom, Ethel T Dilley, others

Section X: Not listed in the NGL: Robert Linyard, Stanley H Manzano, Presner Felder, James Allen and Richard Anthony O'Kendo, William Latham Chamberlain, John H. Gwinn Washington, Tillie C. Fuelscher, John Casey, James O'Connor, Ichiro Garry Tsuruoka, Ernest Laverne Speicher, Ruth Hall, Herbert F Sweebohm, Charles Warren, John Marvin Williams, John Manuel Baldwin Bastida, Charles A Henderson, Clarence C Centeio, Karl Stohlstrom, Robert A Ausmus, Mildred R Webb, William Henry Doland, Toivo Evertt Malen, Philamena A Flowers, Ruth E Henkel

Section Y: Photos of the backs of markers have been uploaded. Markers not in NGL: Daniel Baldwin Elam, Charles E. Walker, Lon Ash Cook, Frank Yee, Robert G Peterson, Elise Courrier Phillips, Joseph F Weiterer, Dudley Theodore Edson, John W Haslet, Morton Morris Eierwiess, Robert Allen Washington, Antone W Caldera, Harry M DeLacy, Michael Melnick

Section Z: Not in NGL: John H Downing, Angel B Canja, Sr., Charles Palizzolo Sicily, Albert Brown, Melvin Rucker, William Francis Clark, Ivo Sofranc Montenegro.

Section 2B: Uploading of backs is underway. The northwestern end contains a large percentage of infants and young children.

Section 2D: Not in the National Gravesite Locator: Herbert L Dennis, Frederick Kurz Austria, Hing K Lee, Navor A Archuleta, Bernard F Fahey, John Louis Leglend

Section CA: Sites 1-38, 189-394, 467-504, 655-860, 933-970, 1130-1326, 1399-1434, 1587-1783, 1856-1893, 2055-2071, 2082-2250, 2323-2359, 2506-2536, 2548-2716, 2789-2825, 2972-3182, CA1 (posted), CA2, CA3-CA7 (posted), CA8 (posted), CA13-CA14 (posted), CA15 have been photographed. Not in NGL?: Margana K Williams

Section CE: Photos for Sites 1-76, 224-312, 336-387, and 537-624 have been posted.

I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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Elmer and Leah Rucker
May I use the photos of their stone in my ancestry family tree? I like to use them as a visual reminder that I've "completed" that person.
Thanks so much.
Added by Beegee57 on Oct 09, 2014 9:00 PM
May I request permission to add her tombstone to my ancestry page? She is my grand aunt.

Thanks for all the work you do.
Added by Debbie on Oct 05, 2014 4:04 PM
Richard Juhl
RE: Frank Elbin Hiner
You're right! The incorrect photo has been deleted.
Added by Richard Juhl on Sep 19, 2014 8:37 AM
Thanks so much for the photo for Leo Don Stanley. That was so fast. Awesome!

Added by SLO on Sep 18, 2014 4:34 PM
Alex Bruder
Lahey, Grumann Manitowoc County
My great grandmother's maden name was Lahey. I know I'm related to the Grumann's too.
I have access to family history, let me know what you are looking for. My email is
Added by Alex Bruder on Sep 16, 2014 7:09 PM
Mary Sharon Wilmes
Herman Leo Wilmes
Dear Tom: Thank you for your work to photograph this cemetery. I am taking the liberty of copying the photo for Herman Leo Wilmes, my great-Uncle. I appreciate it very much.

Sherry Wilmes
Added by Mary Sharon Wilmes on Sep 08, 2014 1:48 PM
Memorial# 3549013
Thank you for all the work you have done. May I add you photo from this memorial to the Ayles family tree on Thank you, Brenda
Added by huffybuffy on Sep 05, 2014 11:12 PM
Robert Humphrey
Thank you for adding the gravestone photo and for the date correction.
Added by Janet on Sep 01, 2014 11:33 AM
Grave Walker
RE: Houlihan
your very welcome :)
Added by Grave Walker on Aug 24, 2014 4:07 PM
Renaldo Browne
Dossantos Tombstone
Tom, can you retake the tombstone photo's of Cecelia Dos Santos and Joseph Dos Santos, so I can upload the single photos to my aunt (Cecelia) Thank you

Added by Renaldo Browne on Aug 23, 2014 9:09 AM
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