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Kent Kooi (#46562030)
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Bio Photo I retired in 2001 after 31 years as an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and USINS. I also then worked two years on a contract with DHS. I have been active in cemetery research in Clay County, MO, for a number of years. I have also enjoyed doing research to locate the graves of some of the Medal of Honor recipients whose graves were never marked, or who never received the recognition due them.

Anyone may use any of my photos from Find A Grave for their own historical research. If you need one of my memorials transferred to you, let me know.

Lately, I have been trying to track down the graves of the men of the 4th Iowa Cavalry. I have met some very helpful members, and thank them for everything they have done to help me.
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Harris Eastin

Thank you again for going the extra mile to get the photograph for me and the family


Added by micosay on Mar 27, 2015 1:52 PM
Sharon Wallen
RE: Nathan Carey Photos

I took my picture off of Nathan's memorial. I'm glad you contacted me instead of having two of the same picture. Nothing came up and said anything about it being a request. I've noticed your other pictures and they are very good. I've enjoyed putting some pictures on Fairview Cemetery because very seldom do I have to send corrections. I fought that in Cass County, where information was wrong on memorials, and people didn't want to take the time to change it.
I love Find A Grave for the research aspects of it!

Added by Sharon Wallen on Mar 27, 2015 9:13 AM
Cheryl Locher Moonen
George W. Healey
Hi Kent, I found this article in the Telegraph Herald and thought you'd find it interested. It states many of the same things you already have but are elaborated. Cheryl

Medal is Given in Recognition
of a Gallant Act Preformed by
Mr. Healey at Newman, Ga.,
July 29, 1864 – Col. Henderson
Was Instrumental in Securing
it for Mr. Healey
George W. Healey, the popular hardware man, is receiving the congratulations of friends these days. The cause of same is due to the fact that the Congress of the United States has presented him with a medal of honor bearing the following description: “The Congress to Corporal George W. Healey, Company E., Fifth Iowa Calvary, for Gallantry at Newman, Ga. July 29, 1864.” Accompanying the medal was a button to be worn in lieu of the former. The communication from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Meiklejohn, directing that the medal be sent to Mr. Healey, containing the reason for it’s award as follows: “On this occasion Private Healey, while surrounded by the enemy, alone, captured a confederate solider, and with the aid of a comrade who joined him later, captured four other confederate soldiers, disarmed the five prisoners, and brought them all into the union lines.”

The medal was made by Tiffany, of New York and is of beautiful design. Sometime ago, the old veterans of this city suggested to Col. Henderson the idea of securing the medal for Mr. Healey. Under an act of congress passed, March 3, 1863, all soldiers who were known to have in any manner preformed an act of bravery or gallantry are entitled to public recognition and awards. Accordingly Col. Henderson brought the matter before the war department with the above result.

Dubuque Telegarph Herald 1895
Added by Cheryl Locher Moonen on Mar 26, 2015 12:03 PM
and again I thank you for your efforts, and saving me a trip to Kearney



Added by micosay on Mar 26, 2015 11:50 AM
Thank you sir, for the photographs. Saved me a trip to Kearney.


Added by micosay on Mar 23, 2015 2:00 PM
Sharon Wallen
Mary E. Benton
Would you check and see if the picture you put on Mary Benton's memorial in Fairview Cemetery really belongs there?

Thank you!
Added by Sharon Wallen on Mar 18, 2015 6:36 PM
William Kooi
Kooi family

My name is William Kooi. I'm a great-grandson of Willem and Everdina Kooi. My dad is also William Kooi, and his father was also William (Will -- Willem and Everdina's son). I've been working through a copy of the family history compiled by Muriel Kooi in 1980, and ran across several of your entries here. Would love to hear from you and figure out the relationship, and also to know what other treasures you may have turned up about our family. I hesitate to put my email address here since this will be a public message, but if you contact me via find-a-grave, we'll figure out a way.
Added by William Kooi on Mar 02, 2015 10:50 PM
George H Vaneman
Thank you for the transfer . GOD bless Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Feb 16, 2015 10:52 AM
Adam Freeman

Thanks also for Adams headstone Photograph

John Reppert
Added by micosay on Jan 20, 2015 1:30 PM
Nina Eldridge Anderson
Thanks for getting the photograph.

Since Christmas I have been under the weather with the flu and not able to get out.

So I am working on my wifes family, the Eldridge line, and realized there was no picture on the Find a Grave page.

Thanks again for your help and have a Nice Year

John Reppert
Added by micosay on Jan 20, 2015 1:28 PM
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