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R Lerch (#47507564)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I live in Chicago, Illinois and am working on records for my father's and mother's families primarily.
I enjoy taking photographs of grave sites for photo requests. My priorities are sites with a location provided then by request date. Many places have requests that are several years old. You are welcome to use any of the photos I post as you wish. Requests for photo files or transfers are welcome. Email or use the edit tab on a memorial.

Please provide a location in the cemetery for your photo request. Contacting the cemetery is usually successful at obtaining a location. Info about the presence of a grave marker may also be available and is helpful. Locating unmarked graves can be very difficult.

If you want a photo of mine removed from your memorial, or have higher quality photos than the ones I posted, please feel free to post them, then let me know, and I will remove mine.
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Bertha Barth
THANK YOU for fulfilling the photo request for her memorial.

With my sincere appreciation,
Added by Stardust on Apr 22, 2017 7:39 PM
Rick Wilmot
Elizabeth Carpenter

Thanks for the photo of the memorial.

Rick Wilmot
Added by Rick Wilmot on Apr 21, 2017 12:50 PM
Linda Bunch
Thank you for the photos for Charles Edward Piper.
Added by Linda Bunch on Apr 20, 2017 8:02 PM
Lon Mason
Fischer/Dreier tombstones
Thanks so much for the photos of the Fischer and Dreier tombstones from the Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Lon Mason
Added by Lon Mason on Apr 20, 2017 1:31 PM
Dianne Gibson
RE: Allan Gibson grave
Thanks for this Bob and for the suggestion of checking the cemetery website, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for going above and beyond, really appreciated.
Added by Dianne Gibson on Apr 20, 2017 6:57 AM
Dianne Gibson
Allan Gibson grave
Thank you so much for taking the time to take a photo of the spot where Allan Gibson is buried. Interesting that the corner markers are for Edward and Helen Walker as I have no idea who they are. Then again I have no idea why his second name is Ridgeway. Back to the drawing board, ha ha. Thanks!!
Added by Dianne Gibson on Apr 20, 2017 5:21 AM
Peter Allen Williamson
THANK YOU so very much for the photographs that you contributed to this memorial, and to the memorial of Charles Williamson, both buried at Graceland Cemetery.

With my appreciation,
Added by Stardust on Apr 20, 2017 12:13 AM
M Robinson
Thank you so much for the photo of Sarah Yaggy's grave marker

I deeply appreciate you taking a picture of Sarah Yaggy's grave marker and the information that Levi Walter Yaggy was also buried there. I should have connected the dots, but when I saw that he died in New York I was not sure where he was buried. I should have checked the Graceland Cemetery further.

I have added the Graceland Cemetery to his information and requested a photo. Is there a possibility that you might make it back there and take a photo for me?

Thanks you for your time and efforts.
Added by M Robinson on Apr 18, 2017 10:31 PM
Phillipps Grave Marker Pix
Thank you so much for taking these pix! These folks are my son-on-law's g-g-grandparents.
Added by engineer9 on Apr 18, 2017 6:47 PM
Virginia Meadowcroft
Photo request for Merton Metcalf at Graceland
Thank you for removing the photo request.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Apr 07, 2017 3:01 PM
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