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R Lerch (#47507564)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I live in Chicago, Illinois and am working on records for my father's and mother's families primarily.
I enjoy taking photographs of grave sites for photo requests. My priorities are sites with a location provided then by request date. Many places have requests that are several years old. You are welcome to use any of the photos I post as you wish. Requests for photo files or transfers are welcome. Email or use the edit tab on a memorial.

Please provide a location in the cemetery for your photo request. Contacting the cemetery is usually successful at obtaining a location. Info about the presence of a grave marker may also be available and is helpful. Locating unmarked graves can be very difficult.

If you want a photo of mine removed from your memorial, or have higher quality photos than the ones I posted, please feel free to post them, then let me know, and I will remove mine.
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Messages left for R Lerch (542)[Leave Message]
Lewis Parker
Thank you for letting me know what happened to his remains.
Added by Jauers on Dec 02, 2016 1:12 AM
Jan Dahlquist
Quade photo
fantastic- thanks! I didn't know when Peter Quade died and now I do. I have created a memorial for him, please add your photo to his memorial!
Added by Jan Dahlquist on Dec 01, 2016 8:58 PM
Kiffie Bjorklund
re Hermann Tietgen
Thank you so much for your help and time with Hermann Tietgen, and thanks for being a great member of Find a Grave!
Added by Kiffie Bjorklund on Nov 29, 2016 1:27 AM
Georgia (Holley) Gates
Wow! That is the fastest response to a photo request. I appreciate all of your assistance with the wonderful photographs that you so nicely contribute to the memorials. I have used up all my allotment for photo requests for now. But as soon as I am able to place additional ones, I will be sure and place one for Joseph Gates, Georgia's husband.

Thanks again,
Added by Stardust on Nov 16, 2016 8:03 PM
Robert Wycoff
John Wycoff
Thank you for your research for John Wycoff's headstone. Knowing it doesn't exist puts my mind at ease.

Added by Robert Wycoff on Nov 16, 2016 7:32 PM
Walter J Barth
THANK YOU so very much for your kind transfer of this memorial to my care. I especially appreciate the wonderful photograph that you contributed to his memorial. You may find many other Barth family members at Graceland Cemetery, as you photograph their final resting place. I appreciate you adding new memorial, but please keep the memorials that you find, for the Barth's buried at Graceland Cemetery, are not my family.

Many thanks,
Added by Stardust on Nov 14, 2016 11:40 PM
Isabelle Nordham
Thank you for the great photo

Added by Researcher on Nov 14, 2016 8:36 PM
Angie Ladner
Pearl (Brown) Lewis
Thank you so much for visiting Pearl (Brown) Lewis's grave, Find A Grave Memorial# 138087609, and contacting the cemetery, as well as taking the picture. That is so sad that her children didn't put a marker/stone on her grave to honor her. Her children were not poor by any means which makes it extra sad.

Thanks again,
Added by Angie Ladner on Nov 13, 2016 8:01 AM
Barbara Samans
Thanks for the below info:

Find A Grave contributor R Lerch has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for John Kaub.
Link to memorial:

So it looks like all are buried there. It's just that there are no grave stones for their children buried there but they are all in the same plot?

Thanks for your help with this.
Barb :)
Added by Barbara Samans on Nov 13, 2016 5:44 AM
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Emmett Lovelace
Thank you so much for checking.
Added by Stone Seeker on Nov 13, 2016 3:21 AM
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