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Paul & Sherida Hodel (#46636795)
 member for 10 years, 8 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I am an enthusiastic genealogist and got into graving when I started looking for my ancestors. I have since branched out and started doing graves of non-family members. Graving has turned into my second obsession. I am an active volunteer with the cemeteries here in El Dorado County and love every minute of it. I am the FAG County Keeper for El Dorado County, CA and am really enjoying it. Unfortunately, many of our graveyards throughout this country are suffering from disuse and neglect. I've found that Find-a-Grave is a great way to help preserve graves and cemeteries and also provides a way for people to visit their ancestors or friends even though they can't visit the graves in person.

I recently married a wonderful lady named Sherida, who, it turns out, is also great in cemeteries. We now have a partnership in Now isn't that a wonderful match?

To error is human, so if you find any errors, or if you have additional information on anyone I've entered into Find-a-Grave, please contact me via the "Suggest a Correction" tab so I can correct it. Thank You.
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Lynda Puakea
Anable family in Placerville Union Cemetery
Good morning!
Just found the photos you took and posted for the Anable family... they are distant cousins... my great grandmother was an Annable... may I use the photos on my private family tree? I always give credit to the photographers... thank you and thanks for posting the photos...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Jun 13, 2015 12:13 PM
William Antone Kramp
Hi Paul!!

Thanks for the obit, memorial is updated.
Added by Wee on Jun 08, 2015 9:15 PM
Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
RE: IOOF & Caliente Cemeteries
Thanks so much for the information. I've found out that my relatives are buried in the IOOF cemetery and not the city.. Now to hopefully get the duplicated ones deleted. I was so confused. Thanks again.
Added by Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood on Jun 03, 2015 9:28 AM
Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
IOOF Cemetery and Caliente
I was wondering if they are the same cemetery? If so someone needs to merge the two together as I'm finding several duplicates of my family. The old picture showing up in the Caliente Cemetery looks the same as the one you posted for the IOOF one except that it has a sign and looks to be taken care of much better. Totally confused. Can you help with any of this?
Thank you
Added by Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood on May 22, 2015 8:29 AM
Paul, Thanks for all your work on the Hodel's and I hate to ask but Fred Hodel's 30270795 mother was Katharina Schuster Jacobs 2nd wife they married 1 Nov 1864.
Karoline Bessai passed on 8 Aug 1864
Thx's jim
Added by JMohr on May 17, 2015 1:38 PM
Memorial Correction
The memorial for Ann M. Groth (Memorial# 66985817) lists parents as Ulrich and Caroline Groth. They are definitely not parents, but I do not know how they are related, if at all. Please remove the relationship at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

Added by Kimberlie on Apr 26, 2015 1:15 PM
Peggy Buckner
Mary Jane Spencer Crocker
Hi, I have been looking for the grave a Mamie Crocker who lived next door to my family in the early 1950's (we lived directly across the street from the SP Railroad Depot in Placerville) and wonder if this is the same person. As a little girl the Crockers were my surrogate grandparents and took such good care of me. She was known to everyone as "Aunt Mamie".
Thanks for you work of taking grave photos and posting to this website.
Added by Peggy Buckner on Apr 21, 2015 5:34 PM
RE: Fredeick Hodel
Paul, Thanks, Fred (Fredrick) is my Grandfather and I noticed the family that came over to America was not connected. My Grandmother is Clementine.
Thank You for all you do, Jim
Added by JMohr on Apr 11, 2015 6:55 AM
Jay Wade
Eldon Racey
Would like permission to use tombstone photo in my family file. If allowed, how would you like photo credit given? Thank You!
Thank you for all the hard work you have done on behalf of the Find A Grave community!
Added by Jay Wade on Dec 30, 2014 7:55 PM
Carl Lewis Albrechtsen
Would you mind e-mailing me a copy of Carl's headstone? Thank you!
Added by Michelle on Nov 29, 2014 12:27 PM
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