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Margaret Tomer (#46982274)
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Bio Photo I am Margaret Tomer Rummens.

In 2008, started to research my father's family: Lorenzo James Tomer. His mother's maiden name was Morningstar. My mother's family names were O'hare, Cunningham and Sherry (County Cork).

I've been building my family tree here and on Lorenzo James Tomer family.

I retired June 2014 from teaching in Chico, CA and Santa Cruz, CA.

I currently live in the Sacramento area.

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Various Ludwig Tomer family memorials
Hi Margaret - now that you are retired, do you want me to transfer your Ludwig Tomer family memorials to you (or anyone else in the family)? I don't mind keeping them for as long as you want, but if you are doing more work, you may want them back. Just let me know. As I run into them, I can transfer them or you can send the request through the edit system (easiest way to do it for me). J.
Added by janicet on Jun 21, 2016 9:19 AM
Joseph Smith
35232325 John P. Cunningham
Examine your picture for chair on far right. Does it have lion heads on both arm handles? It is similar to a picture with my ggm Kate Cunningham, chair handles have lions heads and claws on the bottom of chair feet. We are trying to locate that picture.
Added by Joseph Smith on Jun 19, 2016 3:49 PM
Joseph Smith
35953833 Cunningham
Recently you requested a transfer of unknown memorial from Mount Saint Marys, Kansas City, no answer back.
I am researching Cunningham, O'Donnell, McNellis, etc. from Kansas City to Chicago. Keep in touch, as we may crossover on Saint James Cem. there back to Pennsylvania.
Added by Joseph Smith on Jun 18, 2016 4:40 PM
Thank you Margaret, Happy memorial Day.
Always, Catherine
Added by Catherine on May 28, 2016 9:28 PM
Dominique Potier
RE: Alfred H Barnum # 111732293
Hi Margaret,

Thanks for your help ... I know Kathy ... her father was a 507PIR Colonel and jumped on D-Day .... Will contact her and see ... I konw Kathy put online several time a week 507's graves online ...

Take care and thanks

Added by Dominique Potier on Apr 12, 2016 4:01 AM
Dominique Potier
RE: Alfred H Barnum # 111732293
Yes i know it very well ;-) just would like to trys if it's the same hero .

Added by Dominique Potier on Apr 04, 2016 3:08 AM
Marie C. Morningstar MacLennan
Hi Margaret, I came across one of Joseph's and Judith's daughters, Marie. I created a memorial and transferred her memorial over to you since you manage her parents' memorials. I also sent you Joseph's obituary that I found in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Added by Christina on Feb 20, 2016 9:34 PM
Dominique Potier
Alfred H Barnum # 111732293
Thanks Margaret for your picture . I'm pretty certain he was a 507PIR airborne during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?


Added by Dominique Potier on Feb 15, 2016 3:59 AM
Time Traveler
RE: Joseph Knepfler #115021170
I did not even think about it being an "O". So that makes sense. As to the number of requests, it definitely varies. When I started working on the cemetery, there were around 900 requests. I've added around 6,000 memorials and around 13,000 photos, but I have barely scratched the surface. I usually work as a lawn mower. I mow the rows, and requests get fulfilled as I finish a section.

Here is a another map of the cemetery that shows where I have worked and photographed. So far, I have been the only to upload to for this cemetery, except for maybe a couple of photos:

If your section is O4, then it looks like I was on the opposite end of the cemetery from where you want the photo.

Anyway, good luck finding someone to help!
Added by Time Traveler on Jan 29, 2016 1:12 AM
Time Traveler
RE: Joseph Knepfler #115021170
Hi Margaret,

Yes, unfortunately I am not in Chicago for a while. I also do not have anyone who does this type of work in Chicago as a resource for you. While I understand your niece's reservations about going into the area, I can assure you the cemetery is quite safe. I have visited many times, and in fact live only a mile or so away as the crow flies in Hyde Park. Now, I wouldn't recommend your niece walk down the street, but the cemetery is entirely walled off and has security, which she could have accompany her to the site if she feels unsafe. Now, this may in no way convince her, but the cemetery is safe.

As to your location on the memorial, you list him as in Sec. 04. Looking at the map, and from what I remember of the cemetery grounds, each section has a letter and a number, as in A1 or F4. Here is a link to a map I use:

You might need to see if you can double-check his burial location so that someone who is doing the searching can find it easily enough. This is a massive cemetery.

Sorry I cannot help more, but if you have no luck, let me know in 2017!
Added by Time Traveler on Jan 28, 2016 7:48 PM
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