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David M. Habben (#835)
 member for 16 years, 9 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Hometown of Hammond, Indiana, near Chicago. I now live in Boise, Idaho. I've worked full time in EMS as a paramedic and instructor since 1978. I also have worked part time for funeral homes in the area. My EMS work has included an EMS provider, manager, educator, and in communications. I've been photographing cemeteries and grave sites since 1999. I have developed a presentation on the art and symbolism of gravestones and cemeteries which I give through the city's Community Education system and at genealogy/ family history conferences, and to various historical groups. I also give historical tours of cemeteries in Boise and am a tour guide at the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.

I'm happy to edit my entries, but PLEASE have positive proof before submitting them. I've had way too many edits that turn out to be incorrect. Be sure of your information first, please. Before sending me edits, PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S MY ENTRY. Just because I have a photo on the entry doesn't mean I made the entry.

If requesting a transfer I will gladly do so if you are immediate family (parents, children, grandchildren). PLEASE PROVIDE THE Findagrave ENTRY NUMBER, not just the name. (Do you realize how many James Smiths there are?) and YOUR F.A.G. member number as well. I allow the use of my photos for personal use only. Not to place on other websites. If you wish to use one of my photos, please ask and I'll send it to you in it's original (larger) resolution.

I'm always available to photograph graves in the Boise/Ada County, Idaho and surrounding areas. My ISP doesn't send me photo requests for some reason, but feel free to e-mail me directly if you have any requests.

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June Hansen Bucksot
Dear Mr. Habben,
I am researching my husband's family.
Our unusual last name -Bucksot- lends itself to some easier investigation. Could you please share with me the first name of the Bucksot that June was married to?
Thank you in advance.
Patricia Bucksot
Added by Patsy on Aug 06, 2017 9:25 AM
David Mulhollen
Johan Simon Clar/ Claar
Can you send me the mailing address for the Union Church Cemetery in Bedford County Pa.
Added by David Mulhollen on Aug 06, 2017 9:21 AM
Stacey Salter
Thank you
Thank you, David, for the amazing work you have done to keep record of where my dad is buried. I came upon this information on the internet a few years ago, and I must say, it felt like someone cared enough about my dad to list, record, and pulish his full name and other information about where he rests. I truly appreciate what you have done for me and others.

Stacey Salter
Added by Stacey Salter on Jul 25, 2017 8:39 PM
7963537 William A. Harter
David, first I must say thank you for your thousands of entries that I see all the time here on FG. I see you have spent a fair amount of time here in Blaine County. How do you manage to make so many entries ? so good of you to make a record of these people.

Picabo Cemetery:

I think the findagrave listing for Mr Harter in the Picabo Cemetery actually is a misspelling. There is a William Andrew Hunter with the same dates as yours. ??

Check it out if you can


Added by sunvalleypiano on Jul 24, 2017 12:49 AM
Kathy Garcia
Michael cooney
Could you please transfer over Michael Cooney? I have updated Mary. His grave id is:


Thank you, Kathy
Added by Kathy Garcia on Jul 19, 2017 8:31 AM
Kathy Garcia
RE: Thank you so much for finding my 'Cooneys'
Thank you again.

Added by Kathy Garcia on Jul 19, 2017 8:09 AM
Kathy Garcia
Thank you so much for finding my 'Cooneys'
Thank you again. I am so grateful for the actual photo of my family resting place(one of them). The Mausoleum Michael Cooney built for his beloved wife, Mary(nee:Fogarty) holds both of them, 2 daughters Nellie and Bridgie, a son(my great grandfather)Joseph and his son, Joseph who died at a very young age.

this is from Michael's
Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Apr 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8672383

from mary's
Find A Grave Memorial# 8672386

I would love to know if this is s12/4/U at calvary in Evanston.

Added by Kathy Garcia on Jul 17, 2017 1:01 PM
Mary Gathman-Kent
Your record for Ida L. Gathman #9260711
Hello again David:

I hate to be a pain, but it appears that your record for my great aunt Ida is a duplicate record for a more complete one (#58936902).

Would you please either transfer me her record or delete it?

I think as I keep finding family members in RestHaven, I will have to keep messaging you. :)

Thank you so much!!
Added by Mary Gathman-Kent on Jun 21, 2017 2:07 PM
Mary Gathman-Kent
Mathilde P. Drawz (Draft) Gathmann
Hello again David:

Mathilde Drawz Gathmann was my paternal great great grandmother.

Would you please transfer her memorial to me so I can manage it? I'm trying manage all of my direct relatives so I can update them all with correct information and photos. I'm working on a huge genealogy project with my son.

Her link:

My number to transfer to is #47865298.

Thank you so much!
Added by Mary Gathman-Kent on Jun 19, 2017 11:53 PM
Mary Gathman-Kent
RE: Henry Gathman
I found that picture in a google search that lead me to billion graves I believe.
Added by Mary Gathman-Kent on Jun 17, 2017 9:15 PM
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