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Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester (#46889883)
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Bio Photo Hello,I have been researching my families: NEKVASIL, JANUCHOWSKI, JARKA, JORGENSEN AND HESTER for over 30 years and am ecstatic to add my information to Find A Grave. My husband, Mike is pictured in the Find a Grave Scrapbook under Free Stickers (6th picture down) since HIS job is "finding graves". He works for the local burial vault company: CALUMET WILBERT VAULT CO. of Gary, Indiana.

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that some how they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we some how find ourselves. How many graves have I
stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.

It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth,without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family story tellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

(unknown author)

Feel free to use any pictures or information I have added to any memorial. And HEY! send me a note that you did. Love hearing from fellow "gravers" And PLEASE remember this is not a game of numbers.,its a LABOR OF LOVE FOR OTHERS. If you have any questions, inquiries or concerns, JUST ASK!! I will try to help as many living AND non-living as I can.
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Mary Ann
I think that you have it backwards. She is buried with her first husband and listed in the cemetery records with her second husband's name. Just like her daughter-in-law, who is buried with her first husband and using that last name across the street. It's enough to almost drive you crazy.

Thanks for your help.

Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann on Oct 02, 2015 8:04 PM
Mary Ann
It's hard when their is a remarriage and the marker does not show it. Thanks.
Added by Mary Ann on Oct 01, 2015 7:15 PM
Ms. Mandy
RE: Augusta Bieber
Hi Cindy,

Actually no, I have no relation. However, I was doing research for a friend and the Bausch family line and came across all the obituaries and records for this family and thought I'd do them justice with updating their memorials accordingly and linking them with the rest of their very large family.

So sad about Augusta's husband. :(

Glad I was able to help complete any details for her memorial. If you need any help with anything else, please let me know.

Added by Ms. Mandy on Sep 22, 2015 2:03 AM
Thelma Rotzean Behrens
Hi Cindy,

I have added the high school information you provided for Thelma. Thanks for that and the picture you posted.

Added by Tina on Sep 07, 2015 3:45 PM
Marilynn Johnson, contributor
Evangeline Glasscott
Hi Cindy, there is an exsisting memorial for Evangeline, I appreciated the transfer of the new memorial you created however it is a duplicate. I have transfered it back to you and request you delete it. Thank you! Marilynn
Added by Marilynn Johnson, contrib... on Sep 05, 2015 7:17 AM
Arlene Nicolas
Rev Fr Bernard Shank#131053867
Hi Cindy
It was brought to my attention that you entered a memorial for Fr Shank.
There is another memorial # 35266490. He is buried with his parents in St Peter's cemetery, Pulaski Cnty, IN. I would like to use your photo if you don't mind. It's up to you if you want to delete your entry.

Added by Arlene Nicolas on Sep 03, 2015 3:26 PM
Dorothy Young Campbell
Kathleen Florinda Mahoney Fithian
Cindy, thanks for adding the photo of Kathleen Florinda Mahoney Fithian , appreciate it.

Added by Dorothy Young Campbell on Aug 17, 2015 9:18 AM
Robert B. Pool II
RE: John B. Nicholson Jr.
Hi Cindy,
I've heard back from the others who knew him, and based on the photo and the fact that he's a librarian, and was associated with the midwest, the consensus is that your photo is the same John B. Nicholson Jr. as the man in my FindaGrave record. Feel free to add your photo to my entry for him, or let me know and I can add it. Thanks for your help with this!

Bob Pool
Added by Robert B. Pool II on Aug 15, 2015 10:28 AM
Sister Anthony & Sister Aloysia
Suggested edits have been completed. ;)
Added by MissT on Aug 07, 2015 12:23 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Edward Heuer
Thank you for looking for this grave.
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Aug 07, 2015 10:06 AM
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