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Connie Lou (#47653322)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I signed up to take photo requests in Whiteside County, ILLINOIS but caught the bug to dig further into my own family. Spending more time in Winnebago County to revisit my childhood but finding my roots are more in German Valley in Ogle County on my dad's side with the Brauer/Pollard line and Granby, Quebec, Canada & Durand, IL on my mom's side for the Parker/Hanford line. Check out my virtual cemeteries and if you have any info, shoot me a line. Happy Linking!

REMEMBER.....your DASH is important!

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Remembering F.A.G. colleague, Ellen Kennedy. I did not know Ellen personally but have seen her presence on many memorials in our local area. May God hold her and her family in the palm of his hand.
Ellen Kennedy

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Remembering my cousin and fallen graver, Gary Boomgaarden, who passed away on January 3, 2013 at the age of 61. We had just found each other the previous year when I messaged him one late night after repeatedly seeing STEAMERFAN on all of my relatives memorials. As it turns out, we share the same great-great-grandparents. I am so sorry I was not ever able to meet him in person but so glad we did meet up through F.A.G. Since being a member, he added 16,951 memorials. Thank you Gary for all of your contributions here!!!! We will all miss you ~ I will miss you! ღ
Gary Boomgaarden

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Thanks to Loren Carlson, who is not only from my home town, but has created many of the memorials for my relatives and has graciously transferred them to me when requested, starting with my brother's memorial. Thank you Loren for answering all of my questions. Second is Gary Boomgaarden aka Steamerfan. He was a great resource for learning more of our family history on my dad's side, and obtaining the Boomgaarden (with two AA's) book. And thank you D. Frederick Birely for teaching me to make my memorials more in depth than just slapping up names and dates. Thank you Dale!

Have a blessed year! Looking forward to seeing what 2015 will bring.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France
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# 103341759 Juanita Higgins Merchant
I would like your permission to copy the gravestone photos to my Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as the source.
Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Jun 12, 2015 8:15 PM
Kevin Haynes
RE: William Keenan & Agnes Keenan in Sterling, IL
It must have been another Agnes Keenan I was looking for her married name was Keenan the one I am looking for.
Added by Kevin Haynes on Jun 12, 2015 2:52 PM
Thomas Erbes
Hello Connie
Thank you for the transfer. I have been attempting to link family members in find a grave, and thank you for the accepting the updates. I live in California and don't get out to the grave sites as much as I would like.

The Willeys are an interesting family. I am interested in their relations with the various Erbes family members they are linked with. I still have not found all the grave sites for the Willeys. I would be interested in any information that you could provide.

Tom Erbes
Added by Thomas Erbes on Jun 09, 2015 7:54 AM
Tiffany Otero
RE: A. Odenthal
I am related and if you would still be able to transfer that would be great
Added by Tiffany Otero on Jun 01, 2015 8:28 PM
Jim Sipe
Thelma & Donald Sipe
Thanks for the picture for Thelma Sipe. I saw that Donald was buried with her, but there is no memorial for him. I will create the memorial for Donald. Could you post the same picture on that memorial?

Thanks for your help.

Added by Jim Sipe on May 21, 2015 11:23 AM
August Tomenellie
Thank you for transferring the memorial of August Tomenellie (Calvary Cemetery)Deeply appreciated.
Added by Vicky on May 04, 2015 10:40 AM
V Kowald Blaise💗
Thank you :)
Thank you for visiting my rat Belle's memorial, that was so kind of you...*hugs*
Added by V Kowald Blaise💗 on May 01, 2015 12:29 PM
RE: Mike Arnould
Connie, you are welcome. I also added Mike's mother.
Glad I could help. Jim
Added by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2015 10:04 AM
Judy Scudder Hook
RE: Elsie Kraus
I'm trying to figure this out! Anna Hermes Lauff 119306185 obit (your site) has Elsie Kraus listed as a sister. Her father is John Peter Hermes 93216085. I'm trying to connect other kids to John Peter Hermes. Looking for Lizzie (Michael)Hermes O'Neil, Maggie (Jess)Hermes Huggins & Etta ( Willis) Hermes Fry. Do you have access to obituaries? Kathryn Hermes Williams is my Grandma.I would like to connect the whole family. I believe I have a family pic of siblings. I'm not very puter smart & trying to learn how to add info etc. Hope to hear from you...Judy
Added by Judy Scudder Hook on Apr 19, 2015 8:57 AM
Jim Gibbons
Peggy Sansonetti
Hello Connie Lou,

May the spirit of the Easter Season shine on you and your family! Thank you so much for paying your respects to little Peggy!
Added by Jim Gibbons on Apr 05, 2015 9:42 PM
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