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Lois (#47185164)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 1 day
Veronica Jordan
RE: Francisco Vidal
You might want to look again: Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose California has the following Vidal family members:

Franciso Angel Vidal, died 1943, he is the son of Francisco Vidal who died in 1895.

Clara Gabilan Vidal, died 1942, wife of Franciso Angel Vidal.

Carmen Vidal Higuera, died 1945, daughter of Francisco Vidal, sister of Francisco Angel.

Senovio Vidal, died 1928, son of Francisco Vidal, brother of Francisco Angel and Carmen Vidal Higuera.

Ernest Vidal Sr. and Jr., son and grandson of Senovio Vidal.

Loretta Vidal Laws, died 2003, daughter of Ernest Sr. and Granddaughter of Senovio Vidal.

As you can see, at least three of Francisco Vidal's children lived for many years in San Jose. There are newspaper articles that reference them. There's an obit in the San Jose newspaper that says Francisco Vidal died here in 1895. I'm friends with a Great Granddaughter of Francisco Angel Vidal and Clara Gabilan Vidal, so there's still family living here.

Like I said, if you don't want to note that the funeral records for Oak Hill list Francisco as buried in Oak Hill, where three of his children were living at the time of his death, that's fine. But please don't try and say that the information I have is wrong because it isn't. I've done a lot of research on this family because it's my friend's family, and they were intermarried with some of my family several generations back.

Added by Veronica Jordan on Jun 18, 2017 4:12 PM

Veronica Jordan
Francisco Vidal
Why would Oak Hill have a burial record for him if he wasn't buried there? Families put up cenotaphs in cemeteries to remember family that isn't with them. My great great aunt has a cross on her family plot for her son who died in WWI but is buried in France.

I am hearing that I've offended you and I'm sorry for that.

Added by Veronica Jordan on Jun 13, 2017 8:02 AM

Veronica Jordan
RE: Francisco Vidal

Yes, I saw the cross for him, but that doesn't necessarily mean he is buried there. I have actual documentation from Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose that he was buried in the family plot.

I am not at all asking that your delete your memorial, or change his grave location, but could you please make a note on his bio that he might possibly be buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose? Perhaps he was originally buried at OH and then moved? Thing is, we don't really know what happened, but there is a cemetery record, not just a cross, for him elsewhere. Though I will say, there are grave markers for the rest of the family in that plot in San Jose, but not him. Makes me think he was originally buried in SJ and later moved? The cemetery records don't note that, but it certainly seems possible.

However, if you don't want to make the note in his bio, that's okay too, no offense taken.

I want you to know I really appreciate the work you've done in the San Ramon Chapel cemetery - I wouldn't have been able to connect Francisco with his family without the time and effort you put in and I thank you for it.

Veronica J

Added by Veronica Jordan on Jun 12, 2017 9:25 AM

Veronica Jordan
Francisco Vidal

Thank you for posting the memorial for Francisco Vidal Sr. I know there is a marker for Francisco Vidal in the San Ramon Chapel Cemetery, but I not only have an obit for him dying in San Jose in 1895 (where his sons Francisco Jr. and Senovio were living), I now have a cemetery record that shows him buried in the same family plot with his sons.

Would you mind changing your memorial page for him to reflect burial in the Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, or do you have a definitive record showing his burial in the San Ramon Chapel Cemetery?

Thank you so much for the work you do on findagrave. I also enjoy it very much.

Veronica J

Added by Veronica Jordan on Jun 11, 2017 12:49 PM

Clif Brown
RE: Thanks!
It is one of the cemeteries that don't want find-a-grave photos taken so I go there and choose graves at random to photograph. I just happened to score a hit with your request. Glad to help and as you imply, we are all related. :)

Added by Clif Brown on Jun 08, 2017 1:22 PM

Valerie Krouth Miller
RE: Transfer: Angeline Hawkins
Hi Lois, so sorry I just presumed when we sent messages to other Find A Grave members that our number would be attached. I am Valerie Krouth Miller Find A Grave member #48178542

Thank you so much for all that you do for others! Val

Added by Valerie Krouth Miller on Jun 08, 2017 11:44 AM

Transfer Request for Gustinia Schmidt Weinsheimer

Gustinia Schmidt Weinsheimer listed as Concordia Cemetery in Park Forest, IL. This is my materanl great-great-great grandmother.

Thanks so much for adding this record.


Added by Theresa on May 27, 2017 11:36 AM

Valerie Krouth Miller
Transfer Request Please
Hi Lois!
Thank you so much for all your wonderful additions on Find A Grave. It is a wonderful site!

Angeline "Angie" Billings Backman Hawkins (#103328817) is my 2nd great grandmother. Would you please transfer her memorial to me?

My mother is Sally Frye Krouth, grandfather: Murray Alvin Frye, great grandparents: Gerald Frye & Ettie Backman, great great grandparents: Angeline Billings Backman Hawkins & Daniel M. Backman.

Thank you, Valerie Krouth Miller

Added by Valerie Krouth Miller on May 27, 2017 11:34 AM

Kathlyn Kraffmiller
John Schmidt
Hi Lois,
I found your listing for John Schmidt #146251811 in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. I read that it is hard to get information on burials in Rosehill. I would like to find out where John Schmidt and his son Edwin S. Smith are buried in Rosehill.
Thank you for your volunteer work with Find A Grave and any help you may be able to give you.
Thank you ,
Kathlyn Kraffmiller

Added by Kathlyn Kraffmiller on May 20, 2017 6:37 PM

Gayle Brooks
RE: Brooks
Thanks for checking, Lois.

Added by Gayle Brooks on May 19, 2017 8:31 AM

Gayle Brooks
Lois, I found your memorial for Calvin M Houghton in the Denmark Cemetery, Langlois, Curry County, Oregon (Memorial #103241846) but did not find a memorial for his wife, Mary Pitts Hurst Kindle Houghton, whom I believe died 23 Jul 1914. (This date is after you created the record for Calvin.) Are you able to tell me if she is indeed buried there?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Gayle Brooks
Valdosta, GA

Added by Gayle Brooks on May 18, 2017 5:03 PM

Susanna Friedricka Mulch Taylor
Thanks for the updated information. I've got her parents linked to her now.

Added by Coleen on May 13, 2017 3:58 PM

Bob & Nancy Cannon
Katherine Irwin, Floral Hill, Hoopeston
She died in Hoopeston, Vermilion Co., Illinois.

Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Apr 29, 2017 7:36 AM

Memorial# 54171034
Thank you for the Edits/Links and for all of your work here at Find a Grave. It is a lasting gift to so many people. Best wishes to you.

Added by RoseOfThePlains on Mar 13, 2017 9:39 AM

Karen Mickel Bennett
Charles Becker
Thank you Lois for taking time to send wonderful information for his memorial. It is people like you who share information that makes Find A Grave a success. This will be a wonderful asset for future generations! Thank you again......

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Mar 10, 2017 4:49 PM

Don H. Morrison
Harry Ammann
Material added per your request.

Added by Don H. Morrison on Mar 09, 2017 11:37 AM

Susan Chandler
Peter C. Kutscher
I was mistaken when I identified Charles Karl Kutscher and Rhoda Bennett as the parents of Peter C. Kutscher. Peter C. Kutscher was living in their home in 1870.

I recently found the probate papers for Peter C. Kutscher's father. His father was Peter Kutscher born in Bavaria, Germany in 1835 (as per the 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Lee County, Iowa) and died in Lee County, Iowa in 1863. Mother of Peter C. Kutscher was Mary(nee ???)Kutscher born 1836 in Belgium (as per the 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Lee County, Iowa). Mary was alive when the estate of Peter Kutscher was settled, but I have not been able to find any records about her after that time.

Susan Chandler

Added by Susan Chandler on Mar 01, 2017 9:08 PM

Joyce Luttrell (Yankey)
Edmond Hand Messer
Lois, I did receive your email and replied to you by that email address, but just in case you did not receive or it went to your spam folder -- I am resending on the Find A Grave message board.

You said the information that I requested that you add was incorrect, therefore you would not add. What information is incorrect so I can research again. This research is for my neighbor, Irene Stevens, daughter of Zelda Mae Messer, daughter of Hurt Franklin Messer and granddaughter of Edmond Messer. (Zelda Mae Messer married Leroy Curtis Lawson). Thank you, Joyce Luttrell - email:

Added by Joyce Luttrell (Yankey) on Dec 29, 2016 6:15 AM

Deborah Wood
Hello Lois,

Wanted you to be aware that Lewis Stephens of Rockingham County who married Elizabeth Wolff, is not the son of the Lewis Stephens of the Frederick Co VA, Lewis Stephens who married Catherine Brinker.

Lewis who married Elizabeth Wolff in 1798 is buried near Harrisonburg Virginia, in the small town of Lacey Springs, per author, Daniel Bly.

Deborah Wood

Added by Deborah Wood on Aug 03, 2016 8:58 PM

George Harger
Mary Rittenhouse Stephens
If you have a source or indication for placing in Old Graveyard, could you please state it on the memorial itself. It is becoming very important to understanding this family. Thank you.

Added by George Harger on Jul 28, 2016 11:58 AM

Dominic & Katerina
You did a beautiful job on redoing Dominic and Katerina. I am glad it is all under your name now. You have been a great care taker of our family.

I will never understand what his problem was.

Thank you so much for being so gracious in this situation.

later Cuz, Faye

Added by Faye on Feb 27, 2015 10:58 PM

Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: tombstone photo
We have basketball games in Aurora and Hastings coming up so will stop and see what I can find out. Nice to hear from you!!!!

Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Jan 27, 2015 10:10 AM


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