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Norma Meier (#46864375)
 member for 11 years, 12 days
Rebecca Dodds
Hi, It seems you have quite a few of the Dessery name. I just wanted you to know I added Estelle Linton-Simpson today to find a grave.

Estelle (memorial #177748607) was the daughter of Josephine Laura Dessery- Linton (memorial #146105248).

You've done a fine job here...

Added by Rebecca Dodds on Mar 25, 2017 5:34 PM

Erica Lancaster
Rivard family in Iroquois county
Hi Norma! I've been doing extensive research to locate the parents of my 3rd great-grandmother for about 20 years. I came across your books about St. John the Baptist church in L'erable and the Find a Grave memorials you have posted and I think you may be the only one who can help me. As I am located out of state, I am not able to travel there and am having difficulty getting church records.

Would you be available and willing to lend your expertise to help me? I hate to impose on you, but you are the resident expert on the area and I fear that I will never be able to continue my matrilineal line without your assistance.

Gratefully yours,
Erica Lancaster

Added by Erica Lancaster on Sep 26, 2016 10:16 PM

Mary Livermore
than you for sponsoring

Added by Laurie on Feb 23, 2015 1:33 PM

Faith Gould Byrd
Asa James Hayes, Sr 1763-1837 and Mary Cowen Hayes 1760-1858
Would you please transfer the care of these Find-A-Grave memorials to me? They are my 5th Great-Grand-Parents. I am an avid genealogist and will accurately and lovingly care for both sites. Thank you. FAITH GOULD BYRD #46988323

Added by Faith Gould Byrd on Feb 23, 2015 10:24 AM

Patricia Brown
Robert Emmett Walsh
Hello Norma. I see that you have mistakenly added two photos of Robert Emmett "Judge" Walsh to the memorial page for his father, the elder Robert Emmett Walsh--a photo of Judge's face, and a photo of his new grave marker.

Would you kindly move those to Judge Walsh's memorial?

And thanks so much for submitting a photo of the new stone that our family has installed!

Added by Patricia Brown on Jan 09, 2015 10:59 AM

RE: Auguste Marie Henriette Gierke
Dear Norma,

My great-grandmother Augusta GEHRKE Scheefeldt was born in Germany September 1853 according to a 1900 census of Seward Township in Kendall County Illinois. She was 47 and her hubby, Carl Scheefeldt, /incorrectly picked up as Shefeld/, was 46.

You should be able to access the 1900 census for yourself. If not, then, you can use your public library to access that and other documents you need for FREE. Just ask the librarian to assist you in using their printer.

PLS let me know if you think we may have a common family link so until then, 'Happy Hunting' and hope to hear news from you about a hit!

Patti Dagdigian

P.S. Just heard that Dr. Oz is a distant relative of Albert Einstein, George Clooney, and (UGH!!!) Jeffrey Dammer!

Added by PMDagdigian on Nov 14, 2014 2:07 PM

Mary E.
Thank you, Norma, for the Edward Trimble picture. Mary

Added by Mary E. on Oct 26, 2014 1:55 PM

Phil & Beth Hutson
William E. Reid
Hi Norma

any Mem # for his - Father: Edward E. Reid
Mother: Helene Marguerite Letourneau or dates

later Phil

Added by Phil & Beth Hutson on Sep 05, 2014 10:44 PM

Monica Baltazor
Baltazor Family
Hello, I am new to this site. I am researching the history of my family, the Baltazor's, ND I noticed you had some information on past generations of my family and was wondering if you hd anymore information, or how this site even works. Thanks, Monica Baltazor

Added by Monica Baltazor on May 22, 2014 10:24 PM

RE: Auguste Marie Henriette Gierke
Hi Norma,

Thanks to Yorkville's County Clerk's Offices online death certificate request form, we should have dob & other information about Augusta's background within a month. I opted for the non-certified copy. Hope it's the same document except for missing certification stamp.

Can't wait to see her correct birthdate; will her parents names both be there? Gehrke/Gierke/Jehrke spelling? Will it show her city of birth? Hope its very detailed. I'll send you your copy ASAP.

Best Regards to you Norma; Happy Hunting!

[Augusta would be my mother, Dorothy Scheefeldt's grandmother]. Mom's dad's dad's mom is Augusta.

Added by PMDagdigian on Apr 25, 2014 10:14 PM

Cindy Elschide
RE: Antoine Joseph Fronville
Where will I be able to access this info at? I am also part French Canadian Indian. I am related to the Curwicks, (other variations Kerouack, Kerouac, Kyrouac etc.) Paul & Mina Curwick and some family are buried in the Clifton cemetery.

Added by Cindy Elschide on Apr 12, 2014 9:35 AM

Cindy Elschide
RE: Antoine Joseph Fronville
I would be interested in seeing, viewing, having a copy of those files is there a way to see them? Thank you so much for the transfer. How are you related if you are?

Added by Cindy Elschide on Apr 11, 2014 9:38 AM

Cindy Elschide
Emma Collard
Thank you for transferring her to me.

Added by Cindy Elschide on Apr 10, 2014 8:56 PM

Cindy Elschide
Emile Collard
Thank you so much for transferring him to me.

Added by Cindy Elschide on Apr 10, 2014 8:44 PM

Cindy Elschide
Eugene Collard
Thank you so much for transferring Eugene to me.

Added by Cindy Elschide on Apr 09, 2014 1:58 PM

John Walsh
James Walsh Birthplace
Hi Norma.
Thank you for adding the memorial for James Walsh b. 1932 d. 1884 Spouse: Catherine Doyle.
Would you have any information as to where he was born or where he may have lived in Ireland?
Thank you, John

Added by John Walsh on Apr 05, 2014 12:46 PM

Cindy Vollbracht
Frank Cazeau
Father: Firman Cazeau
Mother: Marie Elizabeth Heloise Bartlett
Married Delphine Duclos

I cant link these unless I have the memorial number, if you could tell me what the numbers are i can link them,

Thank you
Cindy Vollbracht

Added by Cindy Vollbracht on Apr 04, 2014 3:36 AM

joe harrington
lambert update you sent
luckily i have all the journal obits from apr 2009 and was able to add the obit. thanks for pointing that out.

Added by joe harrington on Mar 30, 2014 6:53 PM

joe harrington
RE: duplicated sites
yes it happens but i have been going thru alot of my stuff eliminating dupes and so forth. i have also been entering about 300-500 obits a week for already existing sites and as i run across the dupes i notify whoever about them and also let Find A Grave know about them. i seem to be updating alot of leona and lymans sites, been correcting the dates, names, and adding obits to them. if you haven't noticed i only have about 1000 photos to go. i just loaded 200 last week.

Added by joe harrington on Mar 28, 2014 5:41 PM

joe harrington
duplicated sites
Find A Grave Memorial# 107549601


Find A Grave Memorial# 107549598

are of the same person. you may want to delete one of them.

Added by joe harrington on Mar 28, 2014 12:51 PM

RE: What have you done???
When memorials require edits and the manager is unresponsive to edit requests, the corrections should be sent to and the administrators will make them. If the manager is inactive, you can request that the memorials be transferred to you, which it appears you have done. It is only fair, though, to then update those memorials and not enter duplicates. Find A Grave does not want duplicates. I understand your frustration with unanswered edit requests, but the best thing to do is send the corrections and updates to I sent requests for deletion of quite a few duplicates to you. I know there are more and I hope you will consider deleting all the duplicates. I'm not going to send requests for any more of them, as I really would rather put my attention and energies elsewhere. Thank you for all your work on Find A Grave--you have done a lot!

Added by HJ on Mar 27, 2014 6:25 PM

joe harrington
Nathin J Makin Obit
Nathan J. Mackin, 13, of Kankakee, died Friday (Aug. 15, 1997) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Illinois 113.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, with a wake service at 4 p.m., at Glancy- Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin of Tours Church, Kankakee.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Burial will be in Clifton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
He was born Feb. 18, 1984 in Kankakee, the son of James P. and Valerie J. Collins Mackin.
Surviving are his mother, Valerie Mackin and Jim Jaenicke, of Kankakee; his father, James ''Jay'' P. Mackin of Hannibal, Mo.; one brother, Andrew Mackin at home; maternal grandparents, Bill and Connie Collins of Clifton; paternal grandparents, Germaine and Tom Kane of Bourbonnais; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Deceased are his paternal grandfather, James Mackin, and an uncle, Jeffrey Mackin.
Nathan would have been in 8th grade at Kankakee Junior High School. He was a member of the band and enjoyed soccer. He started to be a collector of toys.

Added by joe harrington on Mar 27, 2014 12:42 PM

RE: What have you done???
You had 24 memorials in Clifton cemetery transferred to you by Jennifer Bauer. I had sent an edit request for one and after notification that my request had been processed, I attempted to check the correction. However, I found that ALL info had been deleted from that memorial, and the name changed to, "unknown." I then found that you had 24 such memorials, which were originally entered by Jennifer, transferred to you, and then changed to unknown. I did not check every one, but you had made duplicates, of at least a couple, which could be determined by photos that were not deleted on the unknown memorials. It seems strange to me that you are unaware of this. I notified admin and requested that they ckeck out the issue. It now appears that the original memorials have been restored, except for two. So, I have no explanation, but It would seem difficult to attribute this to a system glitch. No matter now, as it has been remedied. I will ask the admins to restore the remaining two "unknown" memorials and all will be right. Thank you for responding to my message!

Added by HJ on Mar 25, 2014 6:03 PM

RE: What have you done???
Sorry for the misspelling--I was referring to Clifton.

Added by HJ on Mar 25, 2014 11:31 AM

What have you done???
Why have you received 22 transfers in Clinton cemetery and then deleted ALL info from them?

Added by HJ on Mar 24, 2014 4:46 PM


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