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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
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Bio Photo I live in Newton, Iowa and will be happy to locate and photograph markers in my area.

I retired from the Air Force August 1 2009 after 26 years of service as a Master Sergeant. I am also a member of the Rapid City, South Dakota Masonic Lodge #25 and the NAJA Shriners.

Photography is my hobby/passion. I will try to fulfill as many requests as possible with quality photos. I enhance all photos to provide the best quality I can.

I trim grass covering markers and sweep off debris to enable a clear view of the marker. I photograph the entire marker as well as a close up of the name inscription. Past experience I have learned people like to see the entire marker and not just a close up of the inscription. I also photograph the back of the marker if there is any inscription on the back.

I NEVER rub chalk or other substances on markers. Chalk will DAMAGE a marker and speed the deterioration of the stone. I use a foil technique that uses aluminum foil to enhance the inscription. This technique does not damage markers and actually works better than chalk.

I can e-mail the full size photos upon request.

I recently became a member of the Jasper County, Iowa Cemetery Commission.

I am interested in my family genealogy surnames of Bickle, Baker, Hoy, Kintz, Plumb, Rinard, Bladwin and several others.

I have entered memorial pages for all
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Paula Montavy-Mattison
Edith Elise Davis-Evans
This is my maternal grandmother, her Find A Grave# is 49947752. I was wondering if you would turn this over to me please. Thank you in advance sir.


Paula Montavy-Mattison
Added by Paula Montavy-Mattison on Aug 02, 2017 11:55 AM
Nancy M. Steele
RE: Margaret Hiller
thank you so much she is my great grandmother.
Her number is 39060805.

My number is 46972185
Added by Nancy M. Steele on Jul 27, 2017 11:31 PM
Nancy M. Steele
Margaret Hiller
Death 1935

I am the great granddaughter of Sarah Margaret Rhine Martin Hiller. My Grandfather was Crary Judson Martin. A son from her first marriage to Joseph Martin.
I have been a member of Find a grave for 9 and I/2 years and I would be interested in taking over this grave site if you are willing. I greatly appreciate the huge amount of work you have done for Find a grave.

If you do not want to turn it over let me know and I will compile the information I have on her for her parents and 8 children and send it to you.

Thank you so much for your good work.
Nancy Martin Steele
Added by Nancy M. Steele on Jul 27, 2017 2:46 PM
Sheila Wohlrabe
my family info

Arthur William McCreedy
Birth 26 JUL 1841 Luzern Warren Co, New York
Death 30 MAY 1916 Marshalltown Marshall County Iowa, USA

I appreciate everything you do.
Added by Sheila Wohlrabe on Jun 16, 2017 6:48 PM
Beverly Williams
RE: John W Taylor, #38893647 IVH Cem
Thank you.
Added by Beverly Williams on Feb 03, 2017 4:18 PM
Beverly Williams
John W Taylor, #38893647 IVH Cem
I've read through your Bio and think you might be able to help me. When I located the 1915 Iowa State Census, I found a card for both John and his wife, Sarah, stating both were at the 'Soldiers Home' in Marshalltown. If she died before John, while living there, would she have been buried in the Veterans Cemetery? If she was still living when he died, would they have made her leave? Do you know if the IVH would still have records from that time period?

Thank you for your help.
Added by Beverly Williams on Feb 03, 2017 9:56 AM
wanda nevills
Adelbert Bywater
Hi Rickie,
I am hoping that you may be able to help me. Adelbert Bywater #38861775 is my 4th cousin his father was James Bywater, mother Mary Bywater she died in NY has far as I can tell. By 1856 James Bywater moved to Iowa with his family but at the time he was married to a Julia Bywater.In 1880 James Bywater lived in Fontanelle,Adair, Iowa his son Adelbert and wife Jennie and their son Frank were living with him. after 1880 James Bywater disappears from the census. I was hoping maybe you could find were he is buried they only lived in 3 places in Iowa.
Washington,Bremer,Iowa 1860
Waverly Ward 2,Bremer Iowa 1870 this is where Julie Bywater disappears from the census.
Fontanelle,Adair,Iowa1880- this is where James Bywater disappears from the census.
If you do not what to help thats ok to it never hurts to ask. Thank You Wanda
Added by wanda nevills on Nov 12, 2016 10:04 AM
Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
Rickie,using the edit, I have added John Richard Crabtree's #45736896 parents. I tried to use the edit to give the name he went by DICK, but it would not let me. Could you please add? John is an uncle to my grest aunt by marriage. Thanks Cindy.
Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Aug 02, 2016 5:14 PM
deanna french
RE: FAG PHOTO Abel Allen
WOW! I can't thank you enough!Thus far I have found a dozen of your photo's representing our "Boy's in Blue" that had ties to Vermont. We had many folks that migrated there, both pre-war, and post war.That good Iowa farm land, and other opportunities was very enticing to them.

Again, Thank you. Also, thank you for your years of service to our USA! I'm from a military family, and hold any man/woman in high esteem that has served, that the rest might live in peace. God Bless You.

Added by deanna french on Jul 22, 2016 9:42 AM
deanna french
FAG PHOTO Abel Allen
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to iidentify the last resting places of many of our C.W. Vets that had any ties to Vermont. May I ask for permission to use the photo you posted for Abel Allen's memorial page, to post on the Vermont Civil War site (
You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration. Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 21, 2016 2:55 PM
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