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CypressGreen (#47408385)
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Bio Photo "I love dead people, In fact, I come from a long line of dead people." --from the comic 'Empowered' by Adam Warren


If I manage the memorial of a family member or friend of yours, I'll be pleased to transfer. It's so exciting to find things you are looking for! :)

It annoys me when people here treat memorials like their personal property - like memorials are trading cards to collect and hoard. ಠ_ಠ You know the ones! These memorials are the property of Find A Grave. We are just caretakers.

I am *always* happy to transfer, except when the person is my own relative (and no one is closer) or ones I have a special interest in. Even those I will pass on to a relative of any distance.

I have even transferred to non-relatives with a special interest in the deceased.

Some helpful resources:

Re: Erie St. Cemetery...I was told the following: "Unfortunately, a majority of the markers in Erie Street Cemetery are either not there, or are so weathered they are unreadable. Any grave that had a marker that was readable has already been uploaded to their respective memorial pages on Findagrave."

Cleveland Necrology File (many typos) and Cleveland News Index:

Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Association:
They are currently putting all records online. As of 9/15, the following cemeteries are done - All Saints (Northfield); All Souls (Chardon); Resurrection (Valley City); Holy Cross (Akron); Holy Cross (Brook Park); and St. Joseph (Avon). Work is ongoing on the following cemeteries: Calvary (Cleveland); and Calvary (Lorain).

Burial records search for Lake View Cemetery (Cleveland):

Burial records search for Woodland Cemetery (Cleveland):

City of Cleveland Cemeteries Index:

Those with a Cuyahoga County Public Library card can view many things online, including the Plain Dealer from April 7, 1845 - the present and much non-Cleveland information:

Any Ohio resident may request a CC Library card online:

PHOTO NOTE: I did not take the photos of Brooklyn Hts Cemetery in Cleveland. They were ALL originally transcribed and photographed by a very nice lady, Susanna Pretzer. She was completing a project to earn the Gold Award in Girl Scouts.
I checked with her, and have permission to post her photos and add the names. She said, "I definitely didn't know how physically and organizationally demanding it would be when I started, but that made it all the more satisfying...The idea was to get the information to the people who want it, so go for it. If it'll reach interested people who might not find it where it is currently online or in hard copy at the Western Reserve Historical Society, then it's good." --Thanks, Susanna!

Another note on PHOTOS: I give my permission to copy any photos I have taken for your own use or for another site. There are only a few -of thousands- that I have posted which I did not take personally. Just ask, please, so I make sure you are taking something I shot.
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RE: edits
Thanks Cypress Green, I've been working on Brooklyn Hts. Cemetery since 11/2014. Many, many more to go.

Have a good one!
Added by LindaC on Jun 13, 2016 4:09 PM
Michelle Hornack
Paul Andrew Andrews
Hello Cypress Green, My name is Michelle Hornack and Paul is my first cousin once removed. I have been researching his ex-wife Carol Marie Neville for years. You are welcome to view my family tree on ancestry for information on Carol and her family. Her mom was my grandmother's sister. I would love to have a copy of wedding photos that you have of Paul and Carol. My e-mail is Please feel free to use any information I have or contact me and I'll share what I have. You have done a fantastic job with Paul's memorial. Thank-you, Michelle
Added by Michelle Hornack on Apr 22, 2016 10:52 AM
Donna W
RE: Michael David Hall
You're very welcome! :)
Added by Donna W on Apr 13, 2016 8:53 AM
Thank you so much. No idea why it did not come up for me in search!
Added by MissDebra on Mar 25, 2016 8:17 AM
Ethel/Hubert Schultz, Evergreen Hill, Chagrin Falls, OH
I have just created a site for Ethel in Evergreen Hill and posted picture on both their sites. According to the digital records for Evergreen Hill, Ethel's ashes and Hubert's remains were interred on the same day: 1-11-75. I did not add your data to the new Ethel site. They are no relation of mine. Would you like me to transfer Ethel to you?
Added by jakinley on Jan 30, 2016 12:17 PM
John Vaigl - Woodland Cemetery
John Vaigl.
The stone that says Mary 1868-1951 is John's wife. Her name is Maria "Mary" Lavicek. She was born in 1868 in Austria and died 10 Dec 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio. John's is the brother of my 2nd great grandmother Julia Vaigl Ris
Added by WSHoffer on Jan 24, 2016 8:16 PM
Woodland Cemetery Foundation
Brainard Silas
Just to let you know, he is buried in Lake View Cemetery and he as only a temporary hold in Woodland.
Added by Woodland Cemetery Foundat... on Jan 18, 2016 6:49 AM
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Trooper Morris Wilson
On behalf of the late veterans of the 105th Machine Gun Battalion, a big THANK YOU for the transfer.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Asssociation
Added by squadron a association on Jan 14, 2016 9:16 AM
Mark L. Steiger
RE: Rev Engelhard Riemenschneider
Thanks, Cypress. I've already made some minor additions/corrections to both Engelhardt and William Riemenschneider's Memorials based on information I've learned by reading Engelhardt's autobiography.

Thanks again for all you're doing.

Have a blessed holiday season.

Added by Mark L. Steiger on Dec 19, 2015 2:56 PM
Carole K.
I usually just go through the find. Would you like to have Matthews entry?
Added by Carole K. on Dec 03, 2015 6:53 AM
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