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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 15 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 99.96% photographed, with less than 50 inscriptions that need to be photographed.

Since March 2015, I have been photographing the markers in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California. Only 18% of the 355,000 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 B, F, and G: 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.


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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Gerry Jean
RE: Mary Byrne #104862424
Hey Tom,
I deleted the 2 photos I had .... I give up on some of these mixed up grave sites!
Must be awfully soggy up there at the cemetery ... more heavy stuff due today & the next 2-3 days.
Added by Gerry Jean on Jan 21, 2017 12:31 PM
Albert T. Lutge Jr.
Margaret Lutge
Thank you very much for the transfer of Margaret Elizabeth Lutge.
Added by Albert T. Lutge Jr. on Dec 28, 2016 7:13 AM
Arlene Ryan
Peter J "Pete" Picknor
Thank you for the Photo of Peter J Picknor's grave stone and the plot number.
Added by Arlene Ryan on Dec 17, 2016 2:44 PM
Melodye Whatley
Willie & Eddie Ray
It's too bad these stones are in such rough shape, but I am confident these are their stones. I have compared against the Hale Cemetery Records, and with what little detail one can make out I am sure these are their stones.
Melodye Whatley
Added by Melodye Whatley on Nov 17, 2016 7:33 PM
Jean Lois White
I would like to take over management of her memorial. She was my great aunt, sister of my grandmother. I miss her a lot as the Christmas season is approaching, she played the piano for the singing during the annual reunion. Please transfer to me, #47859154.
Thank you, Pam
Added by Pammie4206 on Nov 15, 2016 2:15 AM
Marsha Washburn
RE: Thanks again!
My pleasure
Added by Marsha Washburn on Nov 14, 2016 10:46 AM
Barry Michie
Helen Maggini Scully
Thanks much for sponsoring the memorial for Helen "Nell" Maggini Scully in Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma and also for posting the grave marker for both her and her husband Bert. Much appreciated.

Best, Barry Michie # 47110636
Added by Barry Michie on Oct 27, 2016 1:50 PM
Teresa LeMaster Fordyce
RE: Thanks again!
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Teresa LeMaster Fordyce on Oct 25, 2016 7:19 PM
S Smeaton
Pauline Gifford Mateo
I can't thank you enough for posting the photo of my mother's gravestone. I live on the east coast and never had the opportunity to get to SF to the cemetery. She moved there when I was a young child and now I'm in my 80's and can't get there. I am so grateful and appreciative of your efforts!!!

Added by S Smeaton on Oct 20, 2016 7:20 PM
Elaine Dahl
RE: Thank you for all the Lahey info
I will email you :-)
Added by Elaine Dahl on Oct 16, 2016 3:28 PM
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