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Jane Sommer (#47891012)
 member for 2 years, 10 months
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1. FAG is a grave registration site.
2. Anyone creating a memorial on FAG should be sure they have the correct cemetery.
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My volunteer project has been to research for the preservation of old burial records for Woodland cemetery.
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I will also continually be checking memorials made on FAG by contributors with the cemetery records.
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Short cemetery history:
The beginning of Woodland Cemetery dates back to 1824 when it was called Grove Cemetery. Grove Cemetery began in 1810 but no records have been found.
For years, Woodland Cemetery was managed by the Board of Trustees and the lot owners.
In 2002, a search for a buyer was accomplished by the Board of Trustees and the cemetery was sold to the City of Monroe.
I promised to voluntarily stay with my search to preserve old records for the cemetery except for when I had to take a break for a few years for health reasons.
I have since returned and am searching for obituaries at the Monroe County Historical Society archives to find old burials that might be missing from the beginning of the cemetery (about 1824 to 1920). Michigan did not require the cemeteries to keep record until 1920. So before 1920 a lot of information was retained in the sexton's head instead of making a record and when a sexton left the job, often went the record. As of this date, I have found over 200 burials to add.
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I recently began making memorials for burials before 1900 to 1920 and after from Woodland burial records.
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Until I think the burial record project is finished, I am available by email for any questions regarding old and new burials for preservation of Woodland Cemetery.

Jane (Arting) Sommer
Rev. 1-13-2015
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 • 1,859 Memorials Added
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Not Forgotten
Thank you for all your work and care concerning our loved ones in Woodland Cemetery. It means so much to preserve their memories.
Added by Not Forgotten on Jan 11, 2015 6:17 AM
RE: Jesse E Hoag Memorial #117007682
Thank you for the information. I found the cemetery through the Monroe Gen Society. It is called Monroe Potter's Field. I have moved his page to the correct cemetery.
Added by Red on Oct 16, 2014 11:11 AM

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