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Hiesela (#46625281)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 30 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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Glen M
Photo request fulfilled
Thank you very much for taking the gravestone picture for Kay Corbin. She was a second cousin of mine and was lost in our family history. Now I know where she is buried plus thanks to you a picture of her memorial stone. Sorry it's taken me so long to get this to you. Again thanks so very much!!

Glen M.
Added by Glen M on Nov 28, 2016 2:54 PM
Allan Wenzel
ISAIAH and SUSAN SMITH HEADSTONES
Hi Hiesela,

Many "Thanks" for taking and adding the photos of Isaiah and Susan's stones to their memorials.

Allan Wenzel
Added by Allan Wenzel on Nov 08, 2016 4:25 PM
Jennifer Young
RE: Betty Rinkert
I think Betty's husband is Ralf Rinket who just died in 2000
Added by Jennifer Young on Nov 08, 2016 12:17 PM
Tess Theis
RE: Marian Smith
My apologies, but I do not know if they are related.
Added by Tess Theis on Nov 08, 2016 10:02 AM
Joey Rickabaugh
Pearce
Thank you so much for taking and posting the photo of Zella's stone! Your time really means a lot!!


:) Joey
Added by Joey Rickabaugh on Nov 07, 2016 10:58 PM
Marylea Gazette
Photo's
Thanks so much for adding the tombstone pics requested for Wm Henry Jones & William H Jones.
Marylea Gazette
Added by Marylea Gazette on Nov 07, 2016 7:59 PM
Joyce
RE: Crystal Township Cemetery
Thanks so much for everything!!!
Joyce
Added by Joyce on Nov 07, 2016 6:53 PM
John Dodd
Landt's Marker in Crystal Twp Cemetery
Hiesela,

I requested the photos for a project and you replied with some of the best photos offered.

Thank you

The Landt's are not releted to me. I am willing to do the research, parents, spouse & children . . . if you will post the pics.

John Dodd
Added by John Dodd on Nov 07, 2016 11:32 AM
John Dodd
FAG Memorial# 90942511
Thank you Hiesela, the photos are lovely.

John Dodd
Added by John Dodd on Nov 07, 2016 11:18 AM
Joyce
RE: Crystal Township Cemetery
Thank so much for locating and photographing the Cooper headstones. Do you mind if I use the photos on ancestry.com?

I made memorial pages for the other 4 Coopers that were not already listed. I am sure they are related. I would appreciate it if you would upload your photos for each of them.

Thanks again for all of your help!
Joyce
Added by Joyce on Nov 07, 2016 8:22 AM
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