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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo In early 2015, the Golden Gate National Cemetery Photography Project completed its 3-year-long effort. The cemetery, located in San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, is now 98% photographed, with fewer than 2700 inscriptions to be photographed.

Since March 2015, I have been photographing the markers in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California. Only 10% of the 350,000 markers there have been photographed. Many of the burials are reinterments from the now defunct Calvary Cemetery in San Francisco. Theresa Miller is helping me to post the photos. We are currently posting photographs in Section G: Section F has also been photographed but the photos need to be posted. For Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery the San Francisco Genealogy website is invaluable:

We add new memorials as need be and add missing information and links.

Please contact me if you have taken a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo.


Golden Gate National Cemetery Credits:

FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. helped post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project. Stewart and Kathleen Clemence added plot information to memorials.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Notes on the Golden Gate National Cemetery:

Section A: Redo north facing markers starting with A-133.

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also about 100 graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910.

Sections O to V: Completed June through Sept. 2014. Section R completed by Kathleen Clemence.

Section 2B: The northwestern end contains a large percentage of infants and young children.

To be photographed: The half of Section CA nearest the main entrance (Sections CA-17 and CA-18 are also not done).


I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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Bernard Johnson
Emil Mangini
Please add grave photo to his original memorial #609971150
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jul 27, 2015 11:41 AM
FAG 72487264
Tom, may I use the picture of the headstone for John Carrasco, Find A Grave 72487264 and his wife, Uretta? This is for my private data and will not be published and I will give you credit for the photo. Thanks so much for all you are doing to document headstone.

Rosemary Grehl Stein

Uretaa is a cousin, 3X.
Added by HappyMiss37 on Jul 12, 2015 6:47 PM
Check 148244705.....Margaret Hess. Obit names her parents as Anton and Anna Zoyola Napiecisk. I did not find them in Find A Grave for Wisconsin.
Added by Aavedt on Jun 24, 2015 3:06 PM
Confession time!!!
The three photos are from the Manitowoc genealogy site. Shari Milks is the webmaster and people are allowed to use them. I happened to be working on the Calvary Cemetery in Two Rivers and noted your requests. Sharing is good!
Added by Aavedt on Jun 24, 2015 7:47 AM
Diane Preston
RE: Chapman photos are very welcome! The River Bend Cemetery has some very beautiful statuary, but the one for this particular branch of the Chapman family was, I think, one of the finest. It is a large cemetery, so being given the section number is a great help....although I have found errors in their records . Regards, Diane
Added by Diane Preston on Jun 18, 2015 12:25 PM
RE: Willard and Jennie Nuzum
You're welcome. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Jun 14, 2015 6:25 PM
Larry Krueger
RE: Baby Grumann
I see you have some photos there already. I may add something if it differs in some way. Feel free to ask me to remove anything you don't want there.

GREAT people pictures on each memorial!! You are fortunate to have that many great shots. So many have been lost or have photos in a box in the closet with no names on them so even the family have no clue who they are.
Added by Larry Krueger on Jun 13, 2015 11:47 PM
Larry Krueger
RE: Baby Grumann
Thank you and You are welcome. But OMG how did you see it already? I just added it a few hours ago!
I have the rest of them also but the reflection off the tootsie roll type stones was really bad so I am going to post what I have, but go back next week and re-shoot Julius and Augusta hopefully better.
Added by Larry Krueger on Jun 13, 2015 11:21 PM
Diana Warner McLaughlin
Thomas Pleasant Warner
Thank you I am Thomas' daughter Diana Warner born 2/5/1943 when he was married to my Mother Marjorie Reail Warner, they divorced in 1944 and he later married Elizabeth Kelly Warner and had two sons Thomas Pleasant Warner Jr. and John Wilson Warner. He and Elizabeth were still married but had been separated for many years and had no contact. If you want more info email me at
Added by Diana Warner McLaughlin on Jun 08, 2015 9:56 AM
Marsha F
RE: Thank You!
Thank you Tom! What a fantastic project you all are doing. Very heartwarming.
Added by Marsha F on Jun 02, 2015 11:57 PM
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