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Laura T (#47432599)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 20 days
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 • 144 Memorials Added
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RE: Otto Newman
Thank you for the beautiful pictures of my Great Grandfather's tombstone! Having been to several National Cemeteries around the world, I was surprised to see the variety of headstones surrounding Otto Newman's grave. Traditionally, all the headstones are exactly alike and most contain a cross for Christians and the Star of David for Jews. Do you know the history behind this tradition?
Added by Ann on Apr 14, 2015 8:20 AM
RE: Otto Newman
If you are in the San Antonio National Cemetery again, I would really appreciate your taking other pictures of Otto Newman's headstone. I was in San Antonio in 2011 and tried to visit the cemetery but for some reason they were not letting visitors in.
Added by Ann on Apr 08, 2015 1:53 AM
Otto Newman
Thank you for the photograph of Otto Newman's headstone in the National Cemetery in San Antonio. He was my Great Grandfather. His full name was Joseph Wilhelm Otto Newman - originally spelled Neumann. He was born August 2, 1855 in Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1875, served in the U.S. Army from 1878 until his death May 18, 1910. He married Sarah Sydney Mawhorr (1854 - 1920)on June 4, 1885. Otto and Sarah had three children: Otto Bismark (1886 - 1951), Rosa May (1887 - 1946) and Susan (1890 - 1981)
Added by Ann on Apr 03, 2015 6:36 PM
Paula J
Harold S Baxter #3060469
Thanks for the heads up on the removal to "mission cemetery". I do see clearly, now, the note. I have added it to to his memorial, however, do you know which "mission cemetery"?

When you locate him, would you please let me know and I will move him to the correct burial location.

Thanks for your help. You are doing a fantastic job!

Paula J
Added by Paula J on Mar 23, 2015 4:05 AM
John Montalvo
RE: Clifton Morales
Hi Laura,

I'm not related to Clifton Morales, but thanks for offering to transfer. I'm glad to help.

Thanks again and take care,

Added by John Montalvo on Mar 15, 2015 11:20 AM
Salvador Machos
Hi, Laura! I am so sorry about missing your SAC in July. I have no idea why I placed this young man's memorial in the wrong cemetery. I updated it to San Jose. Strangely enough, I am currently in San Antonio visiting relatives, but all of my notes are at my home in Austin. If you could get a photo of his grave, that would be fantastic. And if his parents are near him, even better.

Thank you so much for your patience and dedication. You truly are a blessing to Find A Grave and everyone who loves genealogy. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Added by Fluttergirl on Dec 28, 2014 10:43 AM
liz & lee
RE: Request for transfer - Roy J Lindsay

No, we're not related to Mr. Lindsay, so we're happy to transfer the care of his memorial to a relative.

We photographed all the readable grave markers in Comal Cemetery and have been adding the photos and memorials to Find A Grave over the last few months. We're just about finished and will move on to our next project soon.

Thanks for your kind remarks.

liz & lee
Added by liz & lee on Dec 03, 2014 8:42 AM
liz & lee
RE: Request for transfer - Roy J Lindsay
We transferred management of Mr. Lindsay's memorial to you. We don't have plot or location information and you may certainly use the photo as you wish, no attribution is necessary.

We searched for any women with the first name Lola in Comal Cemetery and there are seven. Two died as infants and one died before 1966. Of the remaining four two were born in the 1920's and one in 1914. Only one was born close to your grandfather's birthdate: Lola Engelke in 1905. However, she's buried next to her husband and they were married in 1923.

In case you don't already have it, we have a copy of his death certificate if you would find it helpful.

liz & lee
Added by liz & lee on Dec 03, 2014 5:59 AM
William Falk
Hello.. Thank you for the offer of transfer, but I'm not related. I'm just updating WWI soldiers that I find online. So many of these young men have nothing known about them other then the Find A Grave memorial.

Thanks again!
Added by KBrownst on Aug 27, 2014 7:24 AM
Susan Skyler Lewis #60209847
Hi Laura,

Thank you for the note! I think that your suggestion would be wonderful. I agree that there are many mistakes made at the government cemeteries and that is such a shame. Your diligence is applauded.

Warm regards,
Added by Joan on Jul 19, 2014 11:56 AM
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