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Linda Jean Limes Ellis (#46864930)
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Bio Photo I research the surnames of Limes, Duvall, Lombard, McKee, Szczepankiewicz and Zagorsky.

My locations of ancestry for my Limes and Duvall lines are in Lorain, Franklin, Pickaway and Champaign Counties, in Ohio; and in Virginia: Frederick County in the early 1800s for my Limes, and McKee lines.

I am a descendant of Dr. Jeremiah Duvall of Bedford, Pennsylvania.

For my Szczepankiewicz line: The areas of ancestry are: Zlotkow, Milaczew, and Kazimierz Biskupi, Poland.

For my Zagorsky ancestry: Resita in present day Romania (formerly Resica in Austria-Hungary.)


For those with a sincere interest in cemetery preservation in the state of Ohio, there is a closed Facebook Group: "Preserving Ohio's Cemeteries" that addresses the issues caused by the use of improper gravestone cleaning, repairing, and re-setting; among other aspects of what elements encompasses cemetery preservation and gravestone conservation.


Please remember that just because someone holds a cemetery preservation workshop does not necessarily mean that the person or company holding it adheres to all of the widely held best practices for cleaning, repairing, and re-setting gravestones.

For example, some use power tools such as Nyalox plastic brush wheels attached to power drills that rotate at high speeds. Using Nyalox brushes removes the outer layer of stone or marble. It is a totally unapproved method for application on gravestones by the Association for Gravestone Studies, and the NCPTT of the National Park Service.

Attempt to learn ahead of time, before attending a workshop, if the methods and products that will be demonstrated and used are aggressive (think power washers and power tools), abrasive (think wire brushes or metal scrapers), or invasive (think metal pins and rods) as these are just some of the methods that lead to or directly cause destructive damage that are irreversible on a gravestone.

So, please to gain a well rounded education, consider attending more than one cemetery preservation workshop if you are intent on learning the best practices of hands-on gravestone cleaning, repairing, and resetting yourself.

Always think: DO NO HARM -- Less is more when it comes to working with fragile old original gravestones -- which are truly one of a kind historic artifacts.

If your goal is to read and photograph tombstone inscriptions: Many gravestone inscriptions can be read by reflecting light on the letters and numbers, or by shining one of the newer LED lights on the front of the gravestones to bring out the inscriptions for transcriptions or photography purposes.

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RE: Thankful Joy Ellis
Of course you may. Thank you for asking.

Added by Caryn on Oct 23, 2016 3:13 AM
EIleen Hafeman
Anna E Provoznik
I just found the Find a Grave website, and was looking up my grandparents, Frank and Anna Provoznik. I then found the gravestone for Dorothy Eleanor Provoznik infant daughter. I am one granddaughter of Frank and Anna. I have a sister named Dorothy Edana. You stated that Michael Zagorsky is your maternal grandfathers brother (Andrew). I am fasinated. I don't know anything about my grandmother. We were lead to believe she came to this country as a child with her single mother. Frank and Anna had two other children that I only knew of, Ruth and Bertrum (my father)who are both deceased. I did not know I had possible relatives from my grandma's side. How fasinating
Added by EIleen Hafeman on Sep 18, 2016 8:31 PM
carol phillips mciver
RE: Mary Elizabeth Alten
Thank you Linda for your response and agreeing to transfer the site to me AND for taking such good care of my ancestors to keep their history alive! That is SO cool that you lived in the Nicholas Alten home in Lorian. I saw the empty lot a few years ago and the house, only from the outside, many years before. I am from the Los Angeles Altens. My grandmother was Geri, Corrine's sister. I am in contact with Corrine's daughter Rita's daughter and Corrine's brother Walter's granddaughter, as well as my aunt, Geri's daughter. I am going to email them about you living in the house and would like to c/c you on it if you would be interested in being part of this "conversation". If interested would you give me your email address? warmly, Carol
Added by carol phillips mciver on Sep 04, 2016 1:20 PM
carol phillips mciver
Geralda Alten Keller

Hello Linda, thank you for making this Find A Grave entry and adding the great pic. She was my grandmother and is actually buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City with her mother and just recently, her son in law. Would you transfer ownership to me? And do you know how to change the cemetery from virtual reality to Holy Cross. I looked on Holy Cross's sight and they show her son in law but not my grandmother or greatgrandmother???

How are you related? Carol Phillips Mciver
Added by carol phillips mciver on Sep 03, 2016 11:47 AM
RE: Rybarcyk photos
You are most welcome.

Added by Linda on Aug 29, 2016 2:18 PM
Bell, Joseph and Ann
I was going through all the cemetery transcription in the Champaign county genealogy magazine and compared what they had posted with what was posted in the actual cemetery. They must have been listed for the Lewisburg cemtery.
They didn't indicate if there was a marker or not.
I have thrown out all those periodicals so can not go back and recheck.
KE Fleming
Added by KEFleming on Aug 07, 2016 7:31 PM
Bob Ferda
RE: Joseph Merlini
You are welcome
Added by Bob Ferda on Aug 04, 2016 3:07 PM
Huressa Limes Rose
Hi there! Looks like we have some things in common. Daniel Haley Rose is my ancestor on my dad side and I am Polish on my mom side. I grew up in Chicago area. I'm hoping on the outside chance you have some information on Daniel Haney line back. I'm trying to find out whew his father and mother, Allen Rose and Elizabeth Haiti Rose are buried. I think in the affidavit that he made it said Galion County Ohio but I can't find any records anywhere. If you have any insight to this or any proof of his father Alan's relationship to his grandfather Edward I would be ever grateful. Thanks in advance!
Cindy Rose
Added by MsRose on Jul 23, 2016 3:50 PM
RE: Fred C. Schmauch
You are most welcome. Thank you for having the burial location. It's appreciated.

Added by Linda on Jul 18, 2016 6:49 AM
Sue Green
RE: Ruth Richardson
FYI I have sent the request that connects Ruth to her parents yesterday. Thanks again Sue
Added by Sue Green on Jul 07, 2016 2:30 PM
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