I research my own family (Mangold, Zimmerman, Brandau, Eggers), the family of Benjamin Franklin, and have enjoyed a few photo outings here in the Rockville, MD area.
Recently, I've worked on two Virtual Cemeteries related to the Green Mountain Train Wreck of March 1910 in Iowa: one for the people that died in that disaster, another for people directly impacted (like my great-grandmother Maggie Eggers).
My forum user # is 49322 (Marty M.), not 12540 (Sippi). I do not see how to fix the link below.
RE: Francis Folger Franklin Marty, be my guest to use the photo! I'm sorry the photo isn't of great quality, but 10 years ago, Find A Grave limited the size to something like 250 KB, so all of the photos that I've posted from back then are of poor quality compared to what we can post today.
I took that picture in 2005 and posted it then to the website. From the new pictures, I think they've made some changes since I was there at that time. I seem to recall being able to walk right up to Ben Franklin's slab marker. Now it looks like they've got a brick boundary with a fence around it.
As for the date, I don't know the answer to your question about whether it was 1 day or 4 days. I do know that many times, a 4 can be confused as a 1 because the two strokes that go down left and back to the central pillar are often quite narrowly incised and if the light isn't right, it appears to be a 1. So there might simply have been a misreading of the number in the past.
Moedy and Rossler burials Dunn county WI. The incorrectly listed burials/memorial pages have been successfully merged and now appear in Saint Johns Lutheran cemetery, Dunn county WI. My correction/addition for the address of the cemetery itself was submitted May 1 2014 and is still pending. It should read Spring Brook township, 710th St. south of county highway E. Not Menomonie. Getting there!
Helen Mangold You are so welcome. I in 4H with Helen, Linda and Gloria. I see their mother once in awhile at funerals in that area. My home was close to the cemetery and I just photo many stones when I go and do a photo request for someone. I also photographed most of Peace Lutheran in Ryan.