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Sylvia Hilderbrand (#47618676)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 14 days
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 • 27 Memorials Added
 • 21 Memorials Managed
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Patricia O
William Max Beyer, Memorial #109625129
Thank you for the great photo of Seaman Beyer's memorial marker. I wanted to be sure he was the person I was searching for and your photo confirmed that.
Thanks for being a findagrave volunteer. Your efforts are very much appreciated.


Patricia O'Neal
Added by Patricia O on Sep 23, 2016 5:48 AM
Loren Bender
My e mail
my e mail addy is
Added by Loren Bender on Sep 22, 2016 6:53 PM
Loren Bender
What you can do to help
Sylvia i don't know how much you know about editing on Find a grave. Its easy, what you do you sign in to find a grave go to a memorial and click on the edit button on the top right. You enter the changes. If you are adding an obit click on edit button and then go to the line "suggest other corrections" and past the obit there. If you don't want to or have any problems send me the obits and i will add them, thanks Sylvia. Loren Bender

Just so you know the changes on the Memorial get changed when the caretaker of the memorial approves them.
Added by Loren Bender on Sep 22, 2016 6:51 PM
Loren Bender
What you can do to help
Hello Sylvia This is what i do in my research perhaps you can help by doing something similar in the Bridgeport Area.I located the names of those that died in world war II. Attempt to find the burials places of their Parents and Siblings (and Link them on find a grave). Try to find a world war II obit or story about them and Photo and put it on Find a Grave. I appreciate any assistance you can give. Thanks and God Bless Loren Bender

Sylvia i have been doing these for about 8 years and never get tired of doing something for those who gave their lives for my freedom.Most of these people died before they could have a family and i am thrilled to do this little bit for them.I guess i feel like i am taking the place of their family to some extent. Thank you Thank you Thank you
Added by Loren Bender on Sep 22, 2016 7:47 AM
Loren Bender
World War II heros
Sylvia Thanks so much for the Offer of Help with the World war II hero's. I work on all 3000 Nebraskans that lost their lives during the War and sometimes i get overwhelmed. I would like to see the information you come up with but if it pertains to their deaths or photos put it on find a grave so future generations to know their stories before the information is lost. If you don't want to do that i will be happy too. I am now working with the nephew of someone who died in World war II and thru him i have access to a wealth of information in the Beatrice Daily Sun Paper.I have already scoured about 4 years of the Omaha World Herald Archives.Not enough hours in the day , its a good thing I am retired. Send me the obits you mentioned and Thanks again. Loren Bender
Added by Loren Bender on Sep 22, 2016 7:25 AM
Loren Bender
Sylvia i could not find an obit but lee was Married to Meryl Payne and had 3 son that I know of Leonard Richard and James.
James list his Home of Record as Morrill County, Nebraska...Killed In Action...777th Bomb Group, 464th Bomb Group, Heavy...Crew-member of B-24H #41-29275 that was shot down on mission to Ploesti, Rumania...Missing Air Crew Report 6996...Re-interred on 04/17/1952 He is buried in a National Government cemetery in Missouri in a community grave with 10 other servicemen.
Added by Loren Bender on Aug 31, 2016 7:44 PM
Loren Bender
Lee Andrew Payne
Hello Sylvia, I am not related to Lee Andrew Payne, the only reason i am researching him is that he is a gold star dad from world war II. his Son(James L. Payne) died in a plane crash in 1944. I have no more information on Lee in fact i have been unable to locate his wife so far. I spend my time honoring those that died in World war 11 and trying to add to their find a grave Memorial.
Added by Loren Bender on Aug 31, 2016 7:21 PM
Loren Bender
Lee Andrew payne
Thanks for taking the time to get the wonderful photo.
Added by Loren Bender on Aug 31, 2016 8:21 AM
Irene Keiper Alexander
Eveyln Stuart
Thank you for the photo of Evelyn's stone. It helped immensely because the plaque that tells that Sammie is buried elsewhere - so the two Sammie's we found on Find A Grave are the same person! We are trying to track down descendants of Pearl Harbor Survivors in Nebraska and Sammie is on the list! His second wife's memorial has an obituary, so will help find some of their children.
Added by Irene Keiper Alexander on Aug 31, 2016 6:22 AM
Ancestry Seeker
Thomas' photo
Never mind, I see now that Laura is on the bottom of the stone. Very hard to read.
Added by Ancestry Seeker on Apr 11, 2016 9:30 AM
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