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Jennefer Burk (#47103529)
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Bio Photo Born in 1947 in Indianapolis, IN. Married with 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. I've been doing genealogy research for over 24 years, am now living in the midst of at least 6 counties in which my family and my husband's family have had connections and have already reconnected with many ancestors and descendants.
I'm an avid historian of American History, a member of the DAR through a very dedicated chapter in Crawford Co., IL and am very concerned about the destruction and disrepect shown to our pioneer cemeteries. I have completed pioneer cemetery restoration classes through the IN Hist. Soc. and, with my sister's help, have repaired and reset several headstones this summer including researching and reclaiming an abandoned family cemetery...The Burk Cemetery... in Adair Co.,KY. Death records and research proved at least 30 burials at the site. Only two headstones remain. With limited funds, I put together a memorial headstone and built a cemetery sign. The cemetery is now on state records.

The people buried in these cemeteries are us. They toiled, laughed, cried and struggled in adversities we will never know and adversities we can well relate to and from that, we can draw strength. Regardless of why we post their burial sites, they were also loved and respected by someone and deserve to be remembered. This site is purposely set up so that we can SHARE our info, not for self glorification based on our contribution.

I would hope part of the ulitmate goal is to show respect for the human race, living or dead. Be assured that if I post one of your ancestors or your mother or father or child, however they are related, I have absolutely NO reason to keep it under my control if you want to maintain it and will gladly transfer it immediately. I DO NOT OWN the information I have chosen to share on this website. After all, if it's someone from whom you are genetically descended, you are bound to feel a responsibility for them. They are YOUR Family and YOUR loved ones. And I'm very glad that I helped you find them.
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Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
Kasper & Dora Herr
Thanks so much for the pictures.....Yeah! It's finally time to get out and walk the paths of history again...Thanks my Find A Grave friend...Pat
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Mar 10, 2014 3:27 PM
John Krieg
Murfin Headstone
Thank you for the picture of the Murfin headstone. I appreciate your efforts.

John
Added by John Krieg on Mar 10, 2014 11:33 AM
Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballard
Griffey stone
Thank you for the picture of the Harvey Griffey stone. Your work is valuable and much appreciated!
Added by Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballar... on Mar 10, 2014 7:35 AM
Mary Lavezzari
RE: Nancy Witt Holeman marker
Thank you Jennefer, I had forgotten how hard your Winters back there can be. Please keep in touch and if there is anything I can help you with just let me know. Mary
Added by Mary Lavezzari on Feb 23, 2014 11:59 AM
Mary Lavezzari
Nancy Witt Holeman marker
I want to compliment you on your restoration work. I was researching Abner Witt m. Milly Barnett, when I came across your memorial for Nancy Holman. Nancy was Abners sister and is my 3rd greatgrandmother. After her divorce from William she returned to live with her parents. I never imagined her to have ever left Estill Co. let alone go to Indiana. If this is the right Nancy, you have a wonderful discovery. Everyone assumes she was buried in the Witt Cemetery in Estill Ky. If you ever return to the Burnett Cemetery, would you please recopy the inscription. I would love to know what it says. I have her son G.W.'s bible and he has written a verse for Nancy Holeman in the Memorandum. Wouldn't it be amazing if it was the same inscription. If you would like any other information on Nancy just write. Thank you for all that you do. Mary Lavezzari
Added by Mary Lavezzari on Feb 22, 2014 11:17 PM
Valerie Neal
RE: Transfers
Thank you and well said!
Added by Valerie Neal on Feb 15, 2014 10:07 AM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
Gravel Lawn - Boladers'
Jennefer - I am so excited you claimed the records for the Bolanders. I just recently found out that I (think) I must be related to everyone in Lawrence Township, Marion County and Hancock County....I completed the DNA testing with Ancestry.com and compared it to the Bolanders in Kansas and Missouri and it matched 6 generations ago. Their line migrated West during the 1800's....Your a dear one...Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Nov 07, 2013 10:44 PM
Greg
The Albea photo
Jennifer,
Thank you for taking and adding the photo for William & Etta J (Murphy) Albea. Its very much appreciated!
Greg
Added by Greg on Oct 13, 2013 8:29 PM
Tritt Girl
RE: Ethel Fatout Gwinn
Thank you. I appreciate your time and efforts!

Dale
Added by Tritt Girl on Sep 16, 2013 9:16 PM
Tritt Girl
Ethel Fatout Gwinn
Thank you very much for the photo of the headstone for Samuel A Gwinn & Ethel Fatout Gwinn.

May I please use the photo in my personal files and on Ancestry.com?

Dale
Added by Tritt Girl on Sep 16, 2013 10:18 AM
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