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Pro Deo et Constitutione (#48368710)
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Bio Photo I've loved American History, as long as I can remember. Being able to place ancestors in those times, and places, is just amazing and fun. It is the ultimate puzzle. "Find a Grave" supports my interests in locating ancestors and linking them to history.

My ancestry includes: Barksdale, Kuhn, Goetz, Deatherage, Reich, Palmer, Kuehl, Huffman, Rothwell, Gifford, Quigley, Spoor, Willey, Rogers, Yost, Lawson, Hart, Stamm, Sherlock, Underwood, Barba

I believe memorials belong under the care and management of those who have family ties to them. However, those requesting management rights have a duty to take care of those memorials. I've spent a lot of time and effort to document memorials. It is my pleasure to perform this service as so many poeple have assisted me over the years with my genealogy as well.

Creating memorials for people who are not relatives isn't about tallying hundreds of memorials. It is about creating an avenue for people to find their loved ones, relatives, and friends.

My goal is to help people find their ancestors. It is a service I do to pay it forward. I create memorials in the hope that, the family will find it, and use the site to link everyone together, and share.

Find A Grave provides an "Unknown" choice for burials or cremations, etc. If it's a known fact that certain people are deceased, and their final resting placed will most likely never be officially located within any particular burial place, they also have a right to be remembered and linked to their other family members.
Their "final resting place" can easily be changed if later proven to be located elsewhere.
They were somebody too, and deserve to be remembered.

Transfers: I'm very happy to transfer, If you are an "Established Find A Grave Member", and want the memorial for the right reasons. Additionally, your profile should demonstrate some time and effort spent assisting F.A.G. with their mission. I don't transfer to "collectors" of acquaintances.

See Find A Grave guidelines, for familial mandatory transfer guidelines which are always respected. Provide your exact relationship to the deceased, and your F.A.G. Id #.

Transfer requests will be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred.

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David Haspert
RE: Volga Germans
The only info I could find on Fred Stamm that you don't already know is that he most likely came from Goebel, Russia. Three Stamm families immigrated there from Kellenbach, Germany. Sometime later, a Stamm family moved to Obermonjou, Russia. I did not find a Stamm surname in any other villages besides these two.

I widen my search to include Godfrey Yost and was able to find his emigration record from Germany, see the below link. His name was spelled the Volga German way as Gottfried Jost and he traveled with Andrew Getz (Goetz) F.A.G. # 147500956. They were both single and departed from Bremen, Germany on 12/27/1907.

Bremen Link:,%20USA&lang=de
Added by David Haspert on Jun 23, 2015 5:12 AM
Sherry Ross
Ross memorials and photos
Thanks for your Find A Grave work. Much appreciated!
Added by Sherry Ross on Apr 21, 2015 12:54 PM
RE: Russell, KS
Through searching for Lovie Rothwell and her husband, who I now know was Alfred. Actually, I have searched on the web before and information that was posted by you came up.
Recently, I joined the FB page about Missouri Genealogy, and asked about the Huffmans/Rothwells.
I have my own info about Lovie, but did not have any about Alfred.
I had three people inform me about the Find A Grave info, which certainly helped. Of course, you name/email was attached to that.
My family comes from Natoma area, and Lovie/Alfred would have been my great-great-grandparents.
Are there any photos of Alfred?
Added by 3girls on Dec 30, 2014 8:01 PM
David Haspert
RE: Herzog, Volga Deutsch
Thanks for the additional information.

I did not know Godfrey Yost was born in Herzog, Russia. He has now been added to my Herzog Virtual Cemetery. He is the only Yost surname that I have that immigrated from Russia.

It would be nice someday to take a trip to Ellis County, and visit the Volga German communities including Victoria.

David Haspert
Added by David Haspert on Nov 13, 2014 1:22 PM
Jeff Hall
PFC Donald Conarty Photo
Thanks very much for the headstone photo added for PFC Donald Conarty, great work!
Added by Jeff Hall on Nov 11, 2014 8:03 PM
Dottie Gingerelli
Chester Quigley
You are more than welcome. Like I commented with the photo, although Mr. Quigley doesn't have a marker, I placed flowers to show the area of his burial. His grave is in a bright open area next to a trail used often by the public. Dottie
Added by Dottie Gingerelli on May 18, 2014 11:08 PM

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