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Connie Lou (#47653322)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 17 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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D.Frederick Birely
Bernard and Eva Johnson
Hi Connie Lou, Thank You for adding the photos for This family, Im sure their descendants will appreciate seeing the final resting place for them. also thank you for all the photo requests you so generously have taken for those that can not come to the cemeteries in this area. and Thank You for visiting Prairieville Cemetery and your extended Brauer Family Kins final resting place. :)

Best Wishes
Added by D.Frederick Birely on Jul 27, 2015 8:11 PM
Cindi Stapleton
Mary Briggs
Can't thank you enough for taking the time not only for the pictures but the memorial for my grandmother. I do appreciate it so much!
Added by Cindi Stapleton on Jul 25, 2015 7:20 PM
Beverly Smith Harker
Elizabeth Koch
Thanks Connie for very nice grave photo.
Added by Beverly Smith Harker on Jul 24, 2015 9:44 PM
Linda Cancilla
RE: Bernadine Blum
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I'm visiting with the grandkids and I NEVER have time to look at my computer. Thank you so much for fulfilling Bernadine for me. I added Leo William Getzendaner to the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sterling, Illinois so you can add the gravestone to his site also.

I didn't put Leo in because at the time I requested a photo, I didn't know if he was buried there. How pleased I am that you took the photo and I now know where his final resting place is.

Thanks so much, Connie.

Added by Linda Cancilla on Jul 24, 2015 10:48 AM
William Parker
Matching the dates on the headstone his name is Whitman, Not William Parker and his spouse is Elizabeth Parker

Added by Doug on Jul 05, 2015 12:46 PM
# 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
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