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Tyler Wilson (#48220725)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 25 days
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Hello, my name is Tyler, I'm 23 years old and I live in Northeast Indiana. I found this website while searching for the owner of an old army duffel bag my mother found while cleaning out my stepfather's father's garage. As he was a hoarder, the garage was quite full of junk, mostly metal parts that we've since sold. But this duffel bag was interesting, so I went to googling. I found, and it rekindled my interest in genealogy.

This website is a brilliant idea. For long have I marveled at how fragile a human's existence is. Throughout the day, I drive by hundreds of people. All of which with their own lives, with family members, and ancestors. Every life just as complex and rich as my own. And although I have only shared this Earth for a fraction of some of the people I meet, I know one day we will all meet the same fate.

We die twice. Once when we release our last breath. Second when our name is spoken for the last time. Stone erodes with time. I have seen far too many graves with illegible names. Lives, maybe forever lost. They have died their second time. What FindAGrave gives us is a way to keep the dead from dying their second time. Although the Internet is still in its infancy, it has the ability to hold an image for much longer than stone. We can stop people from dying their second time with the multitudes of databases designed to hold millions of records of the lives of many. Census records, digitized for future generations to marvel at the lives that were led to bring them into this world.

I like history of individuals more than history as a whole, I feel.
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Daniel Replogle
RE: William Sherman Castator
I will look around but most cemeteries in Noble County do not have sexton's or even records. This would especially be true for an OLD record like William Sherman Castator or his parents.

Unmarked graves are VERY difficult to find records for.

I liked the information you posted on your page about a person dies twice. You sound like a mature man.

Doesn't it rip out your heart when people destroy cemeteries?

I would like to you investigate a cemetery at Find a Grave site that I helped restore. It is called the County Farm Cemetery. I might also be under Wright Cemetery. Both are beside each other in Noble County. The County Farm was the county POOR farm. They left off that word.

The cemetery was in a deplorable condition. I was helped over two years by Bill Shultz and Randy Myers.
Added by Daniel Replogle on Apr 29, 2014 5:09 PM
Daniel Replogle
RE: William Sherman Castator
Hi Tyler:
A weird thing happened for this monument.
First, I got an email requesting that I take a photo of the monument. I claimed it. When I posted the photo I took (one of 3) I noticed that someone else had also taken the photos. I have no idea how this happened.

Second, there is a lot of open area around the monument. There is room for other graves. I will post a second and third photo that I took of William's monument. If you like, I can go back and take more distant shots. Normally a photographer gets closeups.

Third, I admit that I did not even see your note. I apologize.

Added by Daniel Replogle on Apr 29, 2014 4:37 PM
David McInturff
RE: Samuel McEntarffer
Thanks for all of your efforts to resolve this issue, and you're not bothering me. Are you able to do the rubbings?
Added by David McInturff on Apr 29, 2014 4:50 AM
David McInturff
Christenia McEntarffer
Thank you for adding these photos.
Added by David McInturff on Apr 29, 2014 4:47 AM
D. Elkin
RE: Christenia McEntarfer
I sent you an email. Dan
Added by D. Elkin on Apr 28, 2014 1:39 PM
David McInturff
Samuel McEntarffer
Thank you for trying to get a photo of his marker. I appreciate your efforts. I've written to the creator of his memorial seeking the source of the information she used to crete the memorial.
Added by David McInturff on Apr 28, 2014 9:44 AM
David McInturff
Jeremiah McEntarffer
Thank you for the nice photo of his marker.
Added by David McInturff on Apr 28, 2014 7:41 AM
Peter Doenges
Tyler ~ I read your bio on Find A Grave and I feel exactly the same way you do. I'm a new photo volunteer myself and I can't wait for more opportunities to take grave site photos for other genealogists. Peter Doenges was my GGGrandfather. His grave was left unfinished until this May 2013. My grandmother didn't realize his death year wasn't inscribed on his tomb, so she paid to have it added. Your photo of this completed gravesite will be a great comfort to my granmother. She can hardly wait to see it. I live in Virginia, and my grandmother is too elderly to drive. You are an angel to help us out. ~ Celeste
Added by CeleBrad on Sep 16, 2013 4:04 PM
Brad Bishop
Online Photos
A lot of the Allen County photos can be found at This might save you a trip or two.
Added by Brad Bishop on Sep 16, 2013 9:52 AM
Thank you very much for the Bauermeister pictures.
Added by DJNuttle on Sep 09, 2013 7:07 PM
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