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Claire (#46935342)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is one of my passions. I have been helped by countless volunteers and am always looking for ways to repay that generosity. Findagrave is a perfect outlet for that.

I live within walking distance from Bellerive Cemetery (aka Hiram Cemetery), so most of my memorials and photos are from there. None of my family are buried there, so if you are related to someone I made a memorial for, I am more than willing to transfer it to you, just ask :)

Most of the grave markers in Bellerive are flat stones, so it's great exercise to look for someone's marker, which allows my genealogy obsession to have multiple benefits. I do avoid contact with the cemetery office as I know other F.A.G. volunteers have been charged $10 per look-up when asking for locations. I also try my best to respect the privacy of others I encounter there.

I want every memorial I have added to contain the most complete and accurate information available.
Most of the memorials I've created are not my family, and I am happy to transfer memorials within the F.A.G. guidelines. I believe in most cases it's better for a memorial to be maintained by close friends or family when possible. If you see that I have added a duplicate memorial, or one of your relatives that you would like transferred, just let me know.

2014- In an effort to comply with Findagrave guidelines, I am currently in the process this winter of removing copied obituaries from the memorials I have created in Bellerive Cemetery and replacing that information with a reference to the date and publication of the obituary. IIf the removed obituary lists any family that aren't living, I will leave that information in the bio section. When I originally added the obituaries several years ago I wasn't careful enough to remove the names of the living. Upon request, I am happy to provide the obituary for any memorial that I list a citation for to family members. Just send me a edit to add it back!

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Diana (Fick) Travis
RE: Calverts in Bellerive Cemetery
Thank you Claire! Yes - I definitely would like Helen's memorial transferred. I will check to see what other family members are buried there and let you know. Thanks again!
Added by Diana (Fick) Travis on May 05, 2015 8:31 PM
M Carter
RE: David Rood
I do not have any information on where his burial plot is. My guess would be where the most recent burials have taken place as I do not believe he had the plot for a very long time, a couple of years at the longest and maybe as little as six months. I appreciate your effort in taking the photo as he was a longtime friend of mine.
Added by M Carter on Feb 11, 2015 6:00 AM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Pruddie Pace Moore
You are very welcome, so glad that I can help!
Hope you have a Happy New Year!
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Dec 31, 2014 6:55 AM
Annye Mills
Thank you for the Annye Mills transfer. I appreciate the work you do.

Added by Shannon on Nov 05, 2014 7:41 PM
Peachy Pringle
RE: A G Williamson - Thank you!
You're welcome.
I'm sorry there wasn't more to be found. Evidently a good-while back, Mr. Williamson's tombstone broke and there was a sloppy attempt with an inappropriate adhesive to glue the stone back together without metal dowel pins. (This appears to have been done to several of the stones in the cemetery.) The adhesive didn't work permanently, and it messed up any engraving it ran down on. The white marks on the outer edges of the stone are possibly weed-whacker damage.
Well, we know he was a Mason.
Good luck in your research.
P. P.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Nov 02, 2014 6:37 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Rhoda Cook Bartran
I checked the Arkona Cemetery Index and you are correct. They list RHODA BARTRAN, wife of DAVID BARTRAN, died December 28, 1858, 30 years, 9 months.

The grave location is MAP I, Range 12, Lot 5 as you described in your request for photo. I'll have a look for you the next time I visit Arkona Cemetery.

The cemetery map is really hard to read and I'd like to send it to you as an attachment so you can try and locate where you think this lot is.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:34 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Rhoda Cook Bartran
I photographed the Bartram gravestone. Since I cannot contact you via an e-mail address, how can I send copies of the photographs to you?

You can contact me at if you wish.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:20 PM
Ron Spurr
Rhoda Cook Bartran
In the memorial for Rhoda Bartran you reference her husband David BERTRAND, not Bartran. In looking through the Arkona Cemetery index and walking the cemetery grounds this morning, I discovered the last name BARTRAM, but no Rhonda and no BARTRAN. Should I be looking for BERTRAND instead.

I am confused. Could you please clarify this for me?

Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 1:16 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Mary J Fleming
Here's what I found after further research. There are TWO Mary Flemings at Arkona. One is Mary Jane Fleming died May 11, 1859, Age 3 years and 2 months, The other is Mary J. Fleming and her birth and death dates are described as "(illegible"). I had the wrong Mary Jane Fleming. I had no way of knowing what the "J" stood for so incorrectly chose the obvious. Sorry. I should have looked farther. The cemetery index does not mention that the Mary J. Fleming was married or anything about her. My apologies for my confusion.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:00 AM
hey claire

my name is daria I'm from switzerland.I'm a relativ of Fred Schnebeli and Charles Fred Schnebeli.Im so happy that I finally found out more about my family history!

Do you know if Charles had a son or a daughter?

Best regards daria
Added by daria on Jul 08, 2014 11:29 AM
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