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French-Miller Family Tree (#47175610)
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 • 10 Memorials Added
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Dennis Willing
RE: Otto Wohlfarth

You are very welcome glad I could help.

Added by Dennis Willing on Jun 11, 2014 6:06 PM
RE: Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! I was going through my old messages, and I noticed that you do not have a birth year for her father. The 1880 U.S. Census shows the following.

Jacob 52, Occupation: Cutter; Born Baden
Mary 50, Keeping House; Born Baden
Sophia 20, Clerk in Store; Born Baden
Jacob 18, At Home; Born Baden
John 13, Cash Boy; Born Illinois

Added by Ace on Feb 28, 2014 3:21 AM
RE: Walter Miller
Can you please provide his memorial number? It is much easier for me to make transfers if you use the Suggest A Change link on the memorial

Thank you
Added by Graves on Jan 31, 2014 8:17 PM
RE: Forest Home Cemetery
Thank you for the wonderful note and prompt response to my long message.

Can I ask why leaving the photo posted makes you nervous? If you manage the memorial you can rearrange the photos so that your photo is not the first to show. So if someone casually looks at the memorial they would not see it right away.

Your story about the memorial being old, the possible family connection regarding the purchase, and the connection of the family doctor is just as interesting as the rest of this . I hope you have this all written down for the next generation who might not have heard all of this first hand. Maybe when you check with Forest Home they will even tell you that the monument came from the Blake's business.

Thanks again for sharing your family history. Best wishes for a great weekend.


Added by Ace on Jan 11, 2014 10:08 AM
RE: Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! First, I must say that you are very fortunate to have the picture that you posted for my examination. I imagine that very few people have such a picture in their possession. The picture quality is also excellent.

I would like to show you something. Open up a second instance of Find A Grave on your computer, go to the Susanna Ruhwedel memorial, and then click on the "Photos" tab. Open up the full length monument photo I posted (4th photo from left). After the photo opens, click on it once. The photo will open in a new window. When this window opens click on it again and it will automatically magnify the photo.

Please now scroll to where the "RUNWEDEL" was and where "RUHWEDEL" now shows. If you look at the letter "H" on the photo you can still see the outline of the letter "N" was behind the letter "H." This leads me to believe they simply replaced the letter "N" on the monument.

When was the photo taken? Two things stand out. One, there is no lettering of the names and dates on the stone on your photo. On my photo it is obvious that the date of her death was done at a different time than the rest of the lettering. Two, your photo shows some degree of wear or weathering on the right hand side below the name "RUNWEDEL" (notice the dark area). This would lead me to believe that the photo was not taken immediately after the monument was erected.

The best way to clarify (1) when the monument was erected; (2) when the lettering was corrected; (3) when the names were added; and (4) when Susanna's year of death was added would be to contact the cemetery office.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Forest Home has extensive records in their vault. Since you are related you may be able to get other information from them as well that I would never be able to obtain.

What is on the back of the Ruhwedel monument? If you look at the second photo posted, the one that faces the Druids monument, you can see that there is nothing on the back of the Ruhwedel monument (which is in the foreground).

I really hope you leave your picture posted. It is a great record of the history of their plot in the cemetery that is very uncommon to see. It is probably very close to being unique in nature. If you leave it posted, you can add a caption and tell the story of the picture and the monument. If you would like me to do this, I can do that for you. I will even straighten the picture.

Finally, thank you for sharing your family story with me. I feel very honored that you took the time to write and let me help with the mystery of the changing letter.

Please let me know what happens and/or if I can be of further assistance. As someone wrote to me earlier this week, part of what makes Find A Grave so wonderful is everyone helping each other.

Happy New Year to you! Ace
Added by Ace on Jan 10, 2014 2:52 PM
Just wanted to let you know that i did some pictures of the French family at Graceland in South Dakota.
Added by Dakotafaye on May 05, 2013 8:56 PM
Went ahead and transferred memorial to you. In the future, go ahead and use that Edit tab again. The website will then generate the memorial # and your contributor # so that transfer can be completed:)
Happy Hunting!
Added by LezleeO on Jan 15, 2013 5:26 PM
Ida French Letcher
Since this memorial is your direct ancestor, I will be happy to transfer management to you if you like. Let me know:)
Added by LezleeO on Jan 15, 2013 4:46 PM
RE: French
Just wanted to let you know that i did a transfer of John French memorial. You will have to go in and do the correction. Thanks
Added by Dakotafaye on Jan 15, 2013 4:28 PM
RE: Ida A. Toennig Letcher
I will be happy to make changes on any memorial.
Please submit any corrections or ideas via the "EDIT" tab of the memorial of which you are referring.
Thank you,
Added by LezleeO on Jan 15, 2013 3:14 PM
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