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Barbara Butcher (#46938122)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I kept putting this short bio off, but after doing photo requests for people and "meeting them" through their bios, I decided it was time. I am a retired school teacher who loves doing genealogy work and exploring cemeteries. I love the concept of Find A Grave where people in different areas are so willing to help each other with photos. When my husband and I are fulfilling photo requests, we sometimes add more stones to a cemetery. I am always willing to "give these up" to family members who can add more information. Just ask.
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June Schwede Myers
# 13334751
Is there anyway you could please add a picture of the tombstone for William ‘Willie’ Franklin Millis? He is my grandma Stella Millis Johnson's brother. Thanks you
Added by June Schwede Myers on May 18, 2017 12:22 PM
Sheila Duplaga
RE: Graceland Cemetery - Avoca, Iowa
Those families have married in my ancestors. I like to update any grave when I find information. Thank You for the offer, but they are not family.
Added by Sheila Duplaga on Apr 19, 2017 2:56 PM
Thank you
Barbara, Thanks so much for adding the gravestone photos for Henry Wulf. Your efforts are much appreciated. Rose
Added by familyheritagerose on Jan 31, 2017 10:45 AM
Ashley Cox
RE: Photographs for Annie Blake & Merritt Barnes
I forgot to address the other part of your message. It is possible that the Walter Blake that you found is the brother of Annie Blake. She did have a brother by that name but I have very limited information on him. I do know he would have been born around the same time as the dates you provided me. Now it's got me interested in finding more information about this person.
Added by Ashley Cox on Jan 30, 2017 12:44 PM
Ashley Cox
RE: Photographs for Annie Blake & Merritt Barnes
Hi Barbara,
The obituary would be fantastic. I do not have that piece of information. What a terrific addition that would be to my collection on my family. I greatly appreciate your offer and look forward to what you can find on Merritt.
As for Annie, I have an obituary that I've found here on It appears that whoever created her page used the obit as the narrative. I believe she died elsewhere so it would make some sense that you couldn't find her's in the same place.
Thanks again,
Ashley Creech Cox
Added by Ashley Cox on Jan 30, 2017 12:41 PM
Ashley Cox
Photographs for Annie Blake & Merritt Barnes
Thank you so much for getting some terrific headstone shots. These are my GG Grandparents and I'm always looking for more things to connect me to them. I'm so pleased to have these pictures added to Find a Grave. Especially that you went out in the snow!
Added by Ashley Cox on Jan 30, 2017 8:48 AM
Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
Edna Grace Boettger Karstens
Thank you very much for the gravestone photo. You are truly dedicated as it appears you took it in snow!! Much Appreciated!!
Added by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs on Jan 29, 2017 11:14 AM
Hi Barb: I'm not sure if I ever replied to your inquiry regarding the Mehrens plot with the dates 1841-1903. My research shows that would be Claus Mehrens' plot as those are his birth and death dates. He did have a son, Peter Mehrens (1876-1953), but Peter is buried in Omaha at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. It may be there was a misunderstanding and they used Peter's name in their records. I'm assuming (heaven forbid!) Peter was probably the informant and/or purchaser of the plot for his parents since he was the oldest son.

Let me know if you have any further questions and thank you for your diligence!!

Kay Schroeder
Added by K SCHROEDER on Jan 15, 2017 12:16 PM
Barbara-thank u so much for adding the inf. from the Cemetery assoc., looks like they paid for it about 8 months after he was buried. Back think $5.00 would have been alot.
Thanks again--Nancy
Added by Nancy on Nov 30, 2016 2:38 PM
deanna french
FAG #57680505 Ralph Kenyon
May I use the photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial page for Ralph Kenyon, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Nov 24, 2016 6:35 PM
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