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Cindy (#47488525)
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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota and have been digging into my family's genealogy since about 2010. I still work so most of what I do is in my limited spare time. I also help my husband teach later 19th century history classes on some of the towns of the Northern Black Hills and conduct some research for those classes. I have a few times gotten carried away when curiosity pushes me to search a little into a person whose tombstone I photographed. Interesting humans.

If someone is your relative, I am happy to transfer them over to you, but if they are my relative, well...then it is a bonus to find each other!

Mistakes happen and I acknowledge my humanity. Feel free to kindly tell me where I goofed!

If I recognize a family name in a cemetery, I will take a picture. It is a hit and miss for a family connection, but still worth the time. Now that I can pull up FAG on my cell phone I try to double check first before taking a picture! Enjoy your day wherever you are and live.
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John & Lallah Broome
Oh my gosh, there they are! This means the world to me, thank you, thank you, thank you. Another "friend" posted a photo of my mom's marker at the Sturgis Nat'l Cemetery where my dad is and now I have everyone.

Cindy, I live in Northern Arizona and trips to South Dakota just aren't possible for me. The last time I was in Lead was with my mom and we visited both sets of G'Ma & G'Pa's in 2006, since then both my mom & dad have passed.

I haven't yet been able to visit my mom's marker, she was flown back, and you wonderful people allow me to visit them when ever I want. Again, thank you.

Most appreciatively yours,
Added by ksemmons on Aug 03, 2014 11:30 AM
Janine Pellman Seis
RE: Mary Czimbal
Hi Cindy, I just read this AFTER I sent that last note to you. So, her final name was Czimbal because looks like her hubby died in 1950. I see you are the one who put her grave picture on. Can you also put it on the Czimbal site or do you think they should merge somehow? I am not in charge of any of them so my hands are tied. Thanks for your work. She is related to me through marriage. Janine
Added by Janine Pellman Seis on Aug 03, 2014 10:48 AM
Janine Pellman Seis
Mary Agnes Johnson Czimbal
Cindy, thanks for your efforts in finding out the Agnes had a new husband and is buried with him here. Did you contact the owner of the site to let him know to make that note on the site? A picture of the gravestone would still be appreciated. Thanks again, Janine.
Added by Janine Pellman Seis on Aug 03, 2014 9:59 AM
Molly Mercurio
Thanks for all your effort, Cindy. I don't believe you will find any other related Mellingers in Deadwood. Emanuel's wife, Mary and daughter, Bonnie, eventually left South Dakota and are buried in Ohio. I greatly appreciate all you did for me!
Added by Molly Mercurio on Aug 03, 2014 8:29 AM
Steve Knab
John Holtman
Thanks for the extra effort in trying to find John's grave. Steve
Added by Steve Knab on Jul 28, 2014 10:54 AM
Joseph Tyler "Joe" Hilton 88104919
Greetings, My apologies… He lived on Williams Street. My cousin believed he was buried there. I wonder if he isn't in the Sturgis, SD one??? Thank you for your time I really appreciate it..Sorry it turned out to be a wild goose chase.
Take care,
Added by Judy on Jul 24, 2014 12:02 AM
Molly Mercurio
RE: Mellingers in Deadwood
Cindy--Oh, goodness! No offense taken! But thank you for being so gracious! I'm not registered with I check it when I can get to the public library. I use
Added by Molly Mercurio on Jul 16, 2014 11:33 AM
Molly Mercurio
RE: Emanuel Mellinger
Hi Cindy,

I was scrolling through the Mellingers in Mt Moriah Cemetery and found L. Mellinger 1885-1918. This may be Emanual's son, Lloyd, whom I believe was born 4 June 1884 in Nebraska. The last trace of him I found was his WWI registration card. If it isn't too much to ask, if you run across L Mellinger's grave would you include it in my request please?

Again, I greatly appreciate your service. I understand if it takes longer than you anticipate to accomplish this. Just knowing someone is willing to do this for those of us who can't is a wonderful feeling! Thank you! Molly
Added by Molly Mercurio on Jul 15, 2014 1:28 PM
Molly Mercurio
RE: Emanuel Mellinger
Thank you, Cindy. This is so thoughtful of you!

Added by Molly Mercurio on Jul 14, 2014 9:12 AM
Judy Thompson
Mary Etta Lindenbower
I was pleasantly surprised, while on vacation, to receive your email regarding the research you have done on Mary Lindenbower. Thank you so much, I have little to go on for the Lindenbowers, as the name seems to have "died" out because of no male heirs. Mary's father William is a brother of my 2nd great grandfather Harrison Lindenbower of Sprinfield, MO. I am trying to find any information possible on the death of William. The family came from NY and later settled in Hudson, Lenawee County, MI. William and Harrison both left MI while their younger brother Wheeler stayed in MI.
It is to my benefit that you chose to research Mary Etta and her mother Jennie. Tragic outcome to a move to new grounds.
Thank you, Judy Painter Thompson
Added by Judy Thompson on Jun 29, 2014 8:58 PM
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