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StoneSearcher (#47286005)
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Bio Photo Most times we remember a person's death with sadness, eulogies and memorializations. Unfortunately, other time we remember a persons death with celebration. For it's not for any of us to place judgments on the character of that person, but to remember the donations to society or lack of, to make the future a better place for all generations.

Please submit any additions / corrections to me using "suggest a correction" on the memorial site. Will be happy to add any information and relationship links for you. Sorry, because of people deleting memorials, I no longer transfer memorials. I've spent countless hours creating these memorial for everyone benefit in hopes they can put pieces of their family tree together. I am more then happy to maintain my memorials with any additional information you care to supply to me.


My feelings are in each family we are 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 somehow they know and approve.
To me, 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. 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 somehow 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 I am and why 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. 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 them and they are us. 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 their place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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Nancy Ritter Rau
RE: Katherine L Zimmerman Find A Grave Memorial# 98260350
Thank you so much for linking Katherine with her husband and parents and for the awesome contributions you are giving to findagrave.
Nancy Ritter Rau
Added by Nancy Ritter Rau on Mar 24, 2015 8:34 AM
Debbie B
George L. Danner
Thanks for the fast turnaround on edits. I mixed up a couple of Kates, and have submitted a correction. My apologies for your having to do it twice. Thanks for posting this couple's memorials.
Added by Debbie B on Oct 27, 2014 7:48 PM
Row Walker
Laura MUMPER Zierk
I erroneously sent an edit suggesting an incorrect place of birth, in Maryland. Not so. She was born in West Dundee, IL. Sorry for the extra work. Mea culpa.

Added by Row Walker on Aug 03, 2014 10:53 AM
Memorial 98259762
Thanks so much for all your hard work with these memorials...

You might want to like Anna S Stout Dunning to a memorial stone that has she and her husband's name.

Find A Grave Memorial# 97193123

The stone has her name and birth date but not a death date AND her husband's information.

I assume she went to live with a relative and died there (Illinois).


Added by Kathie on Jul 26, 2014 11:17 PM
Russell Thompson
Thanks for posting grave stone photo for William L Shoemaker (Memorial# 81413033) and Ann T Shoemaker (Memorial# 81413032). This is helpful work to find missing relatives.
Added by Russell Thompson on Feb 08, 2014 4:08 PM
Gervaise Dynes-Wolak
Florence and George Heffron
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request and posting their memorials. The family here is thrilled to see them.

Added by Gervaise Dynes-Wolak on Jan 07, 2014 12:40 AM
Melanie Howe
Arthur Conro
Hope you will consider linking Arthur to his parents George (120735841) & Lena Reiser Conro (120735800). Thanks.
Added by Melanie Howe on Nov 23, 2013 10:20 PM
Denise Wranik McLoughlin
Bartholomew McLoughlin
Wow! That was really fast! Thank you very much.
Added by Denise Wranik McLoughlin on Nov 15, 2013 6:58 PM
Denise Wranik McLoughlin
Jeanne M McLoughlin
Thank you very much for the photo of Jeanne's gravestone. We're not able to get out there often, so your kindness makes it seem like we are a little closer to her. Thank you very much!
Added by Denise Wranik McLoughlin on Nov 15, 2013 11:20 AM
Kathleen Schneider
RE: Grandparents
Hello. I was exploring and just found your message. Thank you so much. I was there this summer and it seems they have moved a lot of stones around at Mt. Hope. I think their stones are gone!

I have them listed,Sarah Tiffany Mullen (grandma)is # 88780827 and Thomas Mullen(grandpa) is # 88781163 So I know they are there, but no stones.

I have a pix of my mom's grave, Mary, at Lakewood. (Find A Grave Memorial# 88782145), so she is all set.

What ever info you have would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Kathleen Schneider on Sep 08, 2013 9:34 AM
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