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drbuck (#46934098)
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Bio Photo 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

"Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The goal at Find A Grave should not be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."
~Jim Tipton, creator of Find A Grave.

Families we are researching: Buckmaster, Patterson, Wollam, variations of Teatsorth, Falk/Faulk/Falck, Johnson, Lee, Collier, Eschbarger, Orr, Brinton, Thomas, Grau, Hyde, Case, variations of Brandeberry, Richcrick (Reichenbach), Slote, Balken, Ulmstead, Flower, Dick, Graham, Hyatt, and many others.

Also a focus on our American veterans. We have virtual cemeteries for the 31st and 49th Ohio Infantry who fought during the American Civil War, and one for each war the Buckmasters have fought in.

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Jessie Link
It appears that she is now linked to the correct William Link. Thanks for the message!

Added by OPPSheryl on May 21, 2017 6:16 PM
Margie Pearce
Elizabeth (Sowards) Roop
Could you please tell me where you got the date for Elizabeth (Sowards) Roop? We have been looking for her death date & final resting place for a long time. I notice there is no tombstone picture which surprises me since I have enjoyed the many stone pics you have posted in cemeteries near and far. Thanks for all the work that you do!

Added by Margie Pearce on May 21, 2017 5:08 PM
Barbara Muir
Re your Photos on Find A Grave
Many thanks for the wonderful work you and other Find A Grave contributors do by taking photos of Grave Markers and Cemeteries.. I would like to add your Cemetery photo of the Garfield Cemetery, Engadine, Mackinac, Michigan, USA, to my family tree on I will give you the photo credit eg “Photo Credit: Thanks to “drbuck” Find A Grave Website, photo used with permission.” Many thanks Barb Muir Gillespie – from Australia
Added by Barbara Muir on May 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Petoskey History
Charles "Bud" Wenz
Dear Dr. Buck. What a totally unexpected surprise! Thank you. We'll take good care of him. We knew his twin sisters, Joy and Joyce, better than Bud, but we remember Bud. Good family. Thank you so much! It is nice to see him with his father. One of us had a dream about the twins (joy and Joyce) a few nights ago. That's what prompted us to look up Wenz, and lo and behold, we found Bud. Then after making a memorial for him and then his father, we discovered you had already made one for him. (Hate it when that happens), But I guess we were meant to have Bud after all (thanks to your generosity). Hugs. P.S. I know someone who has a lot of Buckmaster info. Cliff was her father-in-law. He died a few years ago. (I learned the other day he was one of the founders of the college in Petoskey.)
Added by Petoskey History on May 15, 2017 1:57 AM
Petoskey History
RE: Max Smith
Thanks so much! We appreciate it. Cheers!
Added by Petoskey History on May 06, 2017 3:07 PM
Petoskey History
Max Smith
Thanks so much for letting me know. It broke my heart to have to delete him, but I did. The one you created is much better. If you ever decide to transfer him, please let us know. It would be great to have him on "Petoskey History" as he was so much a part of it. In the meantime, I have added your memorial for him in our virtual cemetery. Harder to find for the PHS Alumni, but at least he is there. Thank goodness for Find-A-Grave Virtual Cemeteries! Again thanks. We appreciate you letting us know.
Added by Petoskey History on May 06, 2017 2:30 PM
Barbara Lea
RE: Melvin Montey
Thank you! Now I figure out how to reflect this on his profile in Ancestry!
Added by Barbara Lea on May 04, 2017 8:56 PM
RE: Watters


Thank you!
Added by Marlasue on Apr 30, 2017 2:59 PM
I understand the your choice to transfers via Findagrave policy which makes me wonder why you transferred the Watter husband and wife. Wouldn't it have been easier to approve the link request? ;)
Added by Marlasue on Apr 30, 2017 12:43 PM
thank you for honoring this veteran.
Added by rootsfinder on Apr 29, 2017 4:41 PM
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