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Laura Plummer Ranville (#47069796)
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Bio Photo I love this site! I appreciate the work of people who make these memorials and those who take the photos to match. Because of the work of others I have found several 'long-lost' ancestors. I don't know that I would have found them any other way. Thank you to all who have made an entry, taken a photo, made a transfer, or created links between family members.

I am a retired teacher and I live in Michigan. I have been making entries and taking photos of the cemeteries around me in several counties. I am not related to the majority of the people for whom I've created memorials. I'm happy to edit these entries or transfer them.

I think it's wonderful that there are people on FAG who like to add more information to the memorials than just that which is shown on the gravestone or recorded in a cemetery transcript. They dig into local records and look for birth and marriage and death information. I am constantly in the process of doing that for my ancestors and relatives and friends. But I also appreciate the efforts by those who add just name, date, and plot information. It's these people who help us find our relatives' burial locations in the first place. Isn't it wonderful that we have both kinds of volunteers on FAG!

I'm not the best photographer around, but I'm learning as I go. Please feel free to use any photo I've taken.


Thanks to the FAG administrator who helped me with my recent problem when over 400 of my memorials from a small cemetery in Northern Michigan were transferred to another FAG member who has been harassing me with demands for transfers. I am very grateful. Faith is restored.
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I'd appreciate having my great grandfather Charles Wagner, Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon, MI # 91152137 connected to his parents in Valders Cemetery, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
His father is Dietrich Wagner #71640465 and mother is Sophia Wagner # 71640487. Thank you for all the graves you have put up. I now have a photo of Charles and his wife Marie (Cuny) Wagner's tombstones, a nice addition to my family tree.
Charles Wagner's birth date is April 24, 1856.
Added by krbaumga on Apr 17, 2014 4:35 PM
RE: Harold & Kenneth Gordon
I have found so much information on this site. It is great!

I have entered the parents along with linking Kenneth's wife Laura M. Gordon and their daughter Judy.

Thank you for transferring these memorials to me. I have not made more memorials I have found them however. I plan on adding one for my Dad who was Kenneth's son. I am however just not ready to see it on there yet. I hope that makes sense.

I am working with Find a grave to research my family tree. Do you know the family?

Added by Shelley on Apr 14, 2014 2:14 PM
Amanda Hepworth
I think we are somewhat kin. I have been working on the Bradl family in Ludington both on here and on ancestry. My Great Great Great Grandmother was Anna Bradl (married to Joseph Horacek) Her brothers were Joseph and Frank. One of them had a Ranville in their offspring. I am assuming you must be related since you took over the Bradl grave. I was just wondering if you had any old family stories about the Bradls or anything of the such. All I have on Joseph and Anna Bradl) Horacek is that they had an 80 acre fruit orchard just off Stiles Road in Ludington. I found Annas parents names but not whether or not they immigrated too etc.
Added by Amanda Hepworth on Apr 14, 2014 10:21 AM
Sherri Czuchra
RE: Claiming all of Cheboygan
Oh "submit the corrections and you'll be happy to make the corrections." Does that translate into; you are going to hold onto all the people in Cheboygan, like you have been doing? Is that how you answer a question? That is exactly what you have been doing and the work is not getting done and the family members continue to not have their own family. Is that what you are saying?
Added by Sherri Czuchra on Mar 08, 2014 3:06 PM
Sherri Czuchra
RE: Claiming all of Cheboygan
I am more than aware of the new changes.

They ARE MY FAMILY members, not my husbands.

As far as being are extremely disrespectful to family members wishing to place more feelings into their memorial pages than can be placed there by someone who is doing a data key punch service. Therefore, you should take a double look at who is being rude. All I did was state the facts.

Added by Sherri Czuchra on Mar 08, 2014 1:54 PM
Sherri Czuchra
Claiming all of Cheboygan
Are you still claiming all of the people in Cheboygan or can people such as myself now update these records to share with their families?

You just holding onto to them all to "sort out" your husband's side of the family is extremely unfair when they can be updated. Several people are asking why I am not updating them and I explain how you will not transfer them to family members.

Currently, the O'Connor family in St. Francis needs to be updated. No one is linked together, you have people named Mrs. Frank O'Connor, you have incorrect or no dates at all. I can have all of them completed within 15 minutes.

Consider how many people you hold back from doing there family trees due to your selfishness in holding on to them. If it turns out one is a relative of your husband...then it is a win win situation for all involved.

Sherri L. Czuchra
Added by Sherri Czuchra on Mar 08, 2014 12:18 PM
Paul Sutton Kamalsky
RE: Charlotte Gaylord
Dear Laura,

You are most welcome. I was very happy when I saw your grandmas
stone. Those guys really did the work and on their own volition. Few
town agencies would go so far to make restorations

Added by Paul Sutton Kamalsky on Jul 25, 2013 5:13 PM
Mona Rhone
John Gaylord 1714-1778
According to the book "Families of Ancient New Haven" by Donald Lines Jacobus, John Gaylord was born in Durham, Ct and died in Bristol, CT.

While looking for Benjamin Gaylord, I found this information and thought you might want it. There are several pages of Gaylords in this book and if you are interested, I can scan the pages and send them to you in an email. The date range is 1641 to the mid 1800's. These books were written in 1923.
Added by Mona Rhone on Jul 15, 2013 6:24 PM
Sara Buntyn
RE: Crawley-Futral Cemetery
I originally found the information in a book at Clayton Library in Houston. The title is _Cemeteries of Spalding County, Georgia, vol.1_, published by the Griffin Historical and Preservation Society in 1986.

I searched for it on the web just now and found that the society has digitized all five volumes of the set.

The link for vol. 1 is:

The CF cemetery is listed on p. A-9. The directions from 1986 are not as accurate now, but I was able to locate the cemetery while on a visit in 2011. If you look at the CF cemetery page here at Find A Grave, you will see it on the map - if you zoom in, you will see a little parallelogram - that is the exact location from GPS coordinates.
Added by Sara Buntyn on Jul 03, 2013 2:37 AM
Marshall Lloyd
RE: Phaneufs
Sorry yes those are Minne and Charles' children. Let me see what I can find about your husband's family. Joseph Phaneuf had a brother Maxime Faneuff and Julianne had a sister Hermine Beaugrand. They too married, so their descendants are my double cousins. There are a variety of spellings.

Added by Marshall Lloyd on Feb 04, 2013 9:50 PM
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