I have visited Find A Grave on many occasions. Recently I realized the value of becoming a member, and helping others as others have helped me. I am starting with my family members as I research my family heritage. I understand how meaningful it is for those who live far from their family roots to be able to have a connection with their ancestors. My ancestors are mainly in Northern Indiana.
My family research includes the John Phillip Huff family, Feikert, Castleman, Nelson & Nohelty.
************************************************* This comment below isn't mine but I saw how true it was within a short time of being on Find A Grave. I copied this to share from another member's site:
I think it is really a shame what findagrave has evolved into. What started as a noble way to link people with graves of loved ones they could never hope to see, and with the generations that had preceded them, has turned into a game for some.
Memorials have turned into a kind of "trading card", a competition of who can own the most memorials and post the highest numbers. What has been forgotten by many is that these are people, loved in life and death, not a commodity to be traded or owned.
My apologies to those that have pure motives. I hope there are more of us than there are of them.
Your message above........ If I could have checked a like button for what you wrote above, I would have. I have many family members that are true family...it makes no difference if they are Greats, or what it is. I grew up never knowing the difference between Great Aunt and Uncles, 2nd cousins or whatever. They were still my Aunt "Mary" or Uncle "Bob" and as cousins, we all played together, it didn't matter to us. We just knew we were cousins. I have my all my Grandfather's brothers/sisters but one because they do not fall within the guide lines because they are a Great uncle and a Great Aunt. Like I said, we knew no difference. It is sad that some want to keep them just to add to their numbers. Everyone, I have is family no matter if great or whatever. I just wanted to join the family together in death. I grew up loving them in life and I will continue to love them in death. Once again I have to agree with your message above. Thanks! God bless and have a great day!
Find A Grave Memorial# 158217095 In the obituary you included for Lauretta Grzesiak, there was an error. There was another brother that preceded here in death. Her son forgot about George Henry Casper, who passed away in 1929 as an infant.
You may also link to her mother: Casper, Doris Burgoyne - Find A Grave Memorial# 14128456 I will gather the other links for you.
It may help Just in case you were not aware of these sites, I find them very helpful. I second your feeling about Find A Grave. Its like playing Cemetery Bingo for some folks. These sites are strickly for research. CemeteryCensus.com and JohnstonCountryGenealogy.org Best regards, Gerry Morgan PS: I posted photos to three of your entries...William, Alma, and Ethel Jones.
Linda Jean King Kreiler Your memorial for Linda Kreiler lists the cemetery where she is buried as unknown. Although it is a long way from where she died, she is buried near where I live in Washington State at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Spokane County, Medical Lake, Washington, Section 4. I hope you will use this info to complete her memorial.