I am a member of the Marion County Historical Society, Marion County Genealogical Society, Marion County Pioneer Cemetery Commission, Ladies Auxilary VFW Post #3519, Daughters of the Union Civil War and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Photographing and preserving the past is my passion! Any time I can help with requests in my area, please feel free to let me know.
Morrison stone in Caloma It looks like you have photographed most if not all of stones in the Caloma Cemetery. I have just moved to this area and received the request for Benjamin J. Morrison. Since this is in your county, I trust you have looked in to this. If you need help, let me know. John Woolson, Indianola.
Solomon and Elizabeth Lynn Thanks so much for the photos. I was hoping to find a marker for Solomon that had his named spelled Lynn. I see it is spelled that way on wife's marker. Regardless I am so happy they still have markers! These are my 4 greats grandparents.
Klein cemetery, request to visit Dear Carla, Thank you for your work on the Klein Cemetery in Pella, Iowa. I am a great^4 grandson of Gerrit Klein and great^3 grandson of Martin Klein through G. John Klein, Benjamin Franklin Klein, and Harry L. Klein. I will be in Pella next Saturday, the 16th May 2015. I wonder if you could put ne in touch with the owners of the Klein Cemetery, as I would like to visit while I am in Pella.
If you email me at my private email address registered with findagrave.com, I can give you a phone number or call you to discuss further.
Mary Anne (Burch) Hegwood gravestone photo May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Mary Anne (Burch) Hegwood (Memorial# 67224276)? I would like to upload it into my Ancestry family tree. Thank you for your consideration. -Ro Fleury
Montana Irene I have written your friend Marla and requested she share my email with you regarding both your headstone requests for Irene. Please note your memorial is a duplicate which was posted after one that was added last Sept by another contributor, ADD. My note to Marla explains the concerns with both memorials. Your information was the best and most thorough so I hope something can be worked out between you and the original contributor. Thanks.
RE: Rosea Baer Walterbach Hi Carla- Rose was my 3rd great -grandmother, too. I stumbled across her grave this summer. It flat on the ground and over grown with grass. I pulled off as much as I could to get the picture. She is buried right next to her daughter, Susan Waltebach.
I am a descendant from her second marriage with Jacob Walterbach. I know the tale of Henry Wright; it is quite an interesting story to have in one's family history.
Do you have any information about Rose's first husband?
I know she and Jacob lived in Meeme, Wi and then came to Marshfield to get involved in the lumber industry. Rose, Henry and Jacob have been hard for me to track. I have no record of Jacob's death or burial. He is not buried with Rose. I'd love to connect and continue to share info. You can view my family tree here: http://bruskiewicz.tribalpages.com/
Thanks for your kind words. Your determination as to the dates sounds okay by me. Just wish there was some way to be sure on some of these worn tombstones. I tried looking at it from every angle and I would think it was one number - look at it again and think another. But I'm sure if your birth date is accurate, it has to be "68".
I in no way wish to pre-empt you but in response for tombstone info on John McClure, I today visited the graveyard and photographed his tombstone and put it on his memorial. It's a much clearer picture than the one that's on there as it appears someone has cleaned it. It has, however, broken off the base completely. In looking at the inscription from every angle, my best guess is the death date 1888. I know this does not jive with his actual, or presumed, birth date, however, the numbers on either end can be wrong. The inscription says died at age of 74 years and 3 months.
Hope this helps and doesn't add more confusion to the issue.
Regards, Wilma Gilstrap P.S. If you do not want the picture I put on the memorial, please delete.