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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo I hope that my entries aid you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial.

Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I have also assumed responsibility for many memorials from inactive/deceased contributors so just because they've been transferred to me doesn't mean they are my relatives. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!

I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Kindness & patience are virtues - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can. ***I cannot guarantee edits sent to me. I accept edits as long as it doesn't change information at which time I try to confirm the information before accepting.

A special THANK YOU to those who visit my parents. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me! I miss them very much. They were great parents & friends!:

✿✿~~ My beloved Parents:
My father & my hero James Robert Hoffman and my beautiful, wonderful mother Alice 'Elaine' (Cain) Hoffman~~✿✿

After 35+ years of research, I finally found:

My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)

My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).

Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were destroyed for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)

My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)
My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Cain, Willy, Fischer, Werner, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath
~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries. ***Please note - Month is often interment month or death date may be interment date and "NOTE" is often funeral home/interment date. I am also going through old funeral home records in an effort to fill in some blanks in these old cemeteries.

*** Mount Hope - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Quindaro - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted. (I used a spreadsheet on this one & many duplicates were not caught)
*** Woodlawn - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Oak Grove - About 98% of memorials are posted. Please note that many of the dates appear to be off a year. Be creative in your searches with spelling as well.

I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)
"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman

"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." ~ The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995

"What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well." Unknown

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
~ Author Unknown
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Photo request for Matthew and Eliza WISE.
Early 1900s. If not, how do I get a written record? Thnx so much.
Added by ruth on Apr 25, 2017 10:21 PM
Mary Escher
FAG 15673879
You created a Find A Grave #157673879 for Rosamond Galloway, Highland Park Cemetery.

Can you tell me, are you related to her.

Mary Escher
Added by Mary Escher on Apr 20, 2017 2:49 PM
Sabrina Valenta
Mildred Williams
Thank you Kim for taking a photo of my Great Grandmother's grave. Funny I happened to notice it was an old friend who took it. Did you realize it was a relative of mine when you took?
Thanks Again!
Added by Sabrina Valenta on Mar 29, 2017 7:42 PM
Franklin McKenzie #33725824
Please help me with a source for birth and death dates and locations so I can defend against challenging researchers. Thanks for all you do.
Added by 4losthistory on Mar 21, 2017 6:38 PM
Linda J. Morris
RE: 9852357
Thank you very much. You know, I get really ticked off at the people who record all of this and then just sits on it, not letting anyone tell their story. Defeats the purpose that is for sure.
Thank you again,


Added by Linda J. Morris on Mar 17, 2017 4:29 PM
Linda J. Morris
Kim, Please take a look at what I did with the memorial so far. Thank you so much for letting me have the memorial. The famiy remained Quakers down to about 1900.

Added by Linda J. Morris on Mar 16, 2017 2:31 PM
Your photos
Dear kc Kim

You are amazing. Didn't expect such a quick response from the photos. Could you tell if Miss Freitag Good was actually the wife of Earl good?

The headstones don't actually match so still not sure.

Janet Dean (lyfsgood)
Added by Lyfsgood on Mar 13, 2017 5:15 PM
Linda J. Morris
Sidney Yingst 98525357
Hello, I tried to do this on the edit button but I could not do it because of an advertisment that sits on the "I am not a robot" button.

I would like to ask for Sidney as we are from a family that came over with William Penn. I will send him back to you if you wish. I just want to get him connected to his roots. I hope this is alright with you.

Linda 47181309
Added by Linda J. Morris on Mar 13, 2017 9:21 AM
Patty Frank
Youmans Memorials
Thanks so much for transferring the four family memorials to me. Very much appreciated.

Added by Patty Frank on Mar 11, 2017 3:00 PM
RE: Charles W. Chambers (Mount Hope Cemetery)
You are welcome to keep the memorial. I do thank you for offering to transfer it to me. You did all the work, so you keep it. :)

You have taken the time to go through all these cemeteries and I so appreciate it. I have found so many relatives because of you. :)

Added by TM on Mar 09, 2017 6:25 PM
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