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Katie (#47010886)
 member for 8 years, 2 months
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Bio Photo Taphophilia: a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.

I have photo-documented Sts. Peter & Paul and New Mount Sinai Cemeteries in St. Louis. If you are aware of errors in any of my entries, please let me know. PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" LINKS AND PROVIDE YOUR MEMBER NUMBER (located next to your name on your member page) if requesting a transfer.

PLEASE NOTE: Because I receive a lot of email, I typically do not reply when sent an edit - just check back in a couple days and you should see it. I usually make edits within a couple days. If it has been over a week, please resend as I may not have received it.

HOWEVER, if you send me an edit that includes a question, please make sure your email address is available on your page, so I can respond.

Please don't add death certificates that are readily available on-line to memorials.

In addition to adding my family, I enter other graves. I am always happy to transfer a grave to a family member, or to update the grave as requested.

Families I am researching for my family include Mueth, Heidenfelder, Bockius, Buehler, Danneman, Frank/Franck, Freymyer, Meurer and Zieger--primarily found in the U.S. in St. Louis and Southern Illinois.

My husband's last name is Torrence. For him I am researching Torrence, Findley, Watt, Comstock, Peterson, Norton, Brown, Bieth, Sentman, Ritchie and Sixbury--from all over the Northeast.

Please ask permission before posting my personal family photographs or biographical material I have written from my memorial pages on this site to or any other website or personal webpages.

Lately I have received messages asking for additional information on a memorial I have added. I am happy to help, but if you do not provide an email address or have your messages turned off, there is no way for me to respond.
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John and Courtney Atkinson
RE: Barbara Atkinson Frese
Thank you for the email. Yes, I had originally had her buried somewhere else as the family had given me the wrong location. I'm not sure how two memorials were created, but I deleted the second one (both were mine). Thanks again for bringing my sister's memorials to my attention.
Added by John and Courtney Atkinso... on Jul 18, 2016 11:01 AM
Connie Hilker
Mary Hilker
Thank you, Katie. Love you, Connie.
Added by Connie Hilker on Jul 17, 2016 12:33 AM
Connie Hilker
RE: Alan Hilker
Hi Katie,
I am so grateful for your help recently with my father's Find a grave. Then of course the ball dropped. Thanks for your sympathy. I just wondered and probably know that you are local. I went to St. John the Baptist (you know that's the favorite question in St. Louis). Feel free to communicate thru Find a grave or to I believe she will be interred on 7/25/16. Of course she will be in the niche with dad. Info for you: Mary Frances (Bilyeu) Hilker, born 3/26/1938 in Paragould, Ark. Death 7/6/2016 in St. Louis County, Mo. I will fill in the rest. Her name may be inscribed soon. Thank you so much.
Added by Connie Hilker on Jul 13, 2016 4:58 PM
Ms Martie M
James Gallagher; 48407425
Hi; you added a obituary to this memorial and another contributor notified me of the error. If you note, the death date is different and he was only 17 so probably not father of the many people mentioned.
Due to this information, could you please remove it from this memorial.
Thank you,
Added by Ms Martie M on Jul 13, 2016 11:25 AM
Adam Torrence sr
Where did you get information referencing his death. There is book written about the battle at his tavern that indicates that he was murdered that day at the tavern by the British.
Added by prosecutrix on Jul 10, 2016 5:42 PM
Connie Hilker
Alan Hilker
My mother, his wife died yesterday. how can I get a memorial set-up for her? Thank you for your help. I am 1st born child, Connie.
Added by Connie Hilker on Jul 07, 2016 3:34 PM
Scott Stilinovic
Sam Semurino
Hi Katie,
You can transfer Sam Semurino to me. He was married to my great aunt and had two children with her. I have been unable to find any other info on him or any other family members.
Interesting this is that his last name is misspelled on his tombstone...should be Simurino (both COD and Cemetery records confirm).

Added by Scott Stilinovic on Jul 05, 2016 9:20 AM
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Elmer and Dolores Krull
Thank you for the transfers! Regards, Charlie
Added by cmm 945 on Jul 05, 2016 12:28 AM
Cincinnati Spring Grove Volunteer Admin
duplicate of Jane Whitman
We have a duplicate that I cant merge

Maintained by: Katie
Originally Created by: Travis Stephenson
Record added: Aug 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11550736

Created by: Ryan Kordziel
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40862400

please get together and merge these two records.

thanks so much.
Added by Cincinnati Spring Grove V... on Jun 19, 2016 6:14 PM
Cindy Helm Chadduck
Brundick Updates
Just wanted to let you know that the edits were incorporated.
Added by Cindy Helm Chadduck on Jun 17, 2016 6:40 AM
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