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Joan (#46481386)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 17 days
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Please understand that I have no control over the names, words and dates engraved on stones, written on death certificates or provided in obituaries. I didn't write them. I'm only providing those previously written words to you.

I have been a contributor on this site for over 13 years, so yes it stands to reason that I have a fair number of memorials that I have entered, added to and lovingly care take even though they may not be a branch of my own family. It's quite possible that if I had not entered the memorial to begin with, you may not have been able to find them.

Individuals using this site need to realize that we are all volunteers and do not need to deal with abusive behavior or rudeness just because we won't make a transfer to someone who has registered two days or two months ago and want every memorial on the site with the surname of Jones. Or a transfer of a memorial of someone who they think just might be a fifth cousin, four times removed of their third ex-husband.

If you are new to this site, PLEASE read the "Frequently Asked Questions" located "HERE". If you take just a moment to familiarize yourself with these guidelines, it will definitely help yours and everyone else's state of mind, blood pressure and headaches.

If you will please use the "Edit" tab located on each memorial, I will be more than happy to correct, edit or add information to a memorial that is meaningful. I will not add all of the information from the past ten census records that have been released or any distasteful or disturbing messages.

Please be kind. We all make mistakes from time to time. If I have made a mistake or created a duplicate memorial later than one you have created, please use the "Edit" tab and send me the correction or let me know of the duplication and it will be taken care of quickly.

I will make transfers using the "Guidelines" if they are not a relative of mine. I will transfer your children, siblings, parents, grandparents or great-grandparents. All other requested transfers will be considered if you use the "Edit" feature and state your relationship or intended need for the memorial.

Lastly and most importantly, there are so many absolutely wonderful people that use Find-A-Grave! I am very appreciative for all of the suggested corrections, additional information and photos that have been provided. Please don't allow the rude, abusive and sometimes rather bizarre behavior of individuals to curb your enthusiasm or your want to help others.

Warm regards,

Beta County Mapper

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John Norton Groesbeeck, Jr
Thank you for the obituary, I have added it to his memorial page.
Added by LKat on Oct 20, 2014 4:08 AM
Sue Lapp
I really appreciate the transfer of Sam Deskin.
I just realized I duplicated your post for his wife Mary. If you don't mind I would love to manage her memorial also, if you choose to transfer her please let me know. I will delete mind.
Sue Deskins Lapp 46801997
Added by Sue Lapp on Oct 14, 2014 5:51 PM
Floyd Poenitz
Ferdinand Schievelbein 64575711
I think this is a duplicate/incorrect entry of another Ferdinand Schievelbein on the same cemetery. Can you please delete this memorial?
Added by Floyd Poenitz on Oct 08, 2014 12:46 PM
Beth Ullman
RE: transfer of Albert George Cook
Joan, you are very kind -- and very welcome. You have done so much on Find A Grave that it's truly mind-boggling! It's only right that we show how much we appreciate that. So much would be lost without your dedication. Thank you!

With warm regards and appreciation,
Added by Beth Ullman on Oct 02, 2014 9:52 PM
Beth Ullman
transfer of Albert George Cook
Dear Joan,

Thank you so very much for transferring Albert Cook to me -- and after making the edits! It is amazing the dedication and care you have given to this work, especially considering it is all as a volunteer. Thanks to you and many others, we have parts of our family history that, being thousands of miles away, we would have had great difficulty getting on our own. It truly is very much appreciated.

With warmest regards,
Added by Beth Ullman on Sep 30, 2014 8:37 PM
Ellen Marcus
Gulbrand Amundsen #106102716
Hi! Would it be possible for you to transfer my great-great grandfather Gulbrand Amundsen's memorial to me? There's so much info to add, and I've grown really fond of him!
Gulbrand Amundsen # 106102716
My find-a-grave contributor # is 47463587 .

Thanks so much!! Ellen Marcus
Added by Ellen Marcus on Sep 22, 2014 11:05 PM
Laura V
2 Ida Weyels
Thanks for finding and posting those obituaries. I think the plot thickens. In addition to Theodore Weyel marrying both Ida Braun and Ida Ruempel - Ida Ruempel first married Heinrich Scheffler.

Apparently Theodore and Ida Braun had son Arthur Weyel while Heinrich and Ida Ruempel had son Emil Scheffler. Then Theodore Weyel married Ida Ruempel Scheffler and they treated the boys (born a year apart both in Dec!) as brothers.

Ida Ruempel Scheffler Weyel's obit and Theodore Weyel's obit both mention both boys as surviving sons. The obit you posted for Theodore calls Emil, Amiel Scheffler.

I couldn't write a better soap opera script if I tried!
Laura V
Added by Laura V on Sep 16, 2014 11:16 PM
Ira & Frank Jerrel photos

Thanks for catching my oops with Ira and Frank Jerrel's photos. I think I got it corrected now.
Added by DJCRAIGEN on Aug 25, 2014 7:23 PM
Charlie Morgan
Older Than Dirt
Thanks for the catch LOL. The 0 is next to the 9 and I guess I just hit the wrong key and never noticed. I appreciate your calling it to my attention.
Added by Charlie Morgan on Aug 24, 2014 1:41 PM
Katherine Ewald Schneider Kempf
Thanks for the information, I have added it to her memorial page.
Added by LKat on Aug 11, 2014 1:40 PM
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