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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Melinda Duff
Married Date of Ben and Edna Ioder
Edna (Kitterman)Ioder memorial # 90581268, you have the married date as Feb. 3, 1860. And Ben was born 1883 and edna born 1887 there is not way the marriage date is Feb 3 1860. The year is wrong.

Melinda Duff
Added by Melinda Duff on Feb 24, 2017 5:59 PM
Brian D. Scocchio, Sr.
RE: Ralph Fisher
I understand. If you want to update his memorial, he was born in Jersey City, Hudson, NJ, and died in Douglassville, Berks, PA.
Added by Brian D. Scocchio, Sr. on Feb 16, 2017 4:23 AM
Jmach
Roark Photographs
Thank you for photographing the Roark markers. Apparently no one applied for the military marker for Earl. So thank you for your effort.
Added by Jmach on Feb 14, 2017 3:51 PM
Juli
RE: Bureau Co.
OK--thanks for the response. I'll do that.
Added by Juli on Feb 09, 2017 4:29 AM
Juli
Bureau Co.
Do you have a list of the names of early pioneers who met in Bureau Co., IL in 1865? I'm related to the Chaney family and would be interested in any information you may have. Thanks.
Added by Juli on Feb 08, 2017 10:35 PM
K. Roberts
Lutes
Thanks
Added by K. Roberts on Feb 06, 2017 8:19 PM
elsa udbjorg
Bertha Albertina Block (Papp)
I think the L is missing in the name (title).

Great job, much information. I came to this particular person in connection with the Shurson family.

Elsa Waagenes Udbjørg
Added by elsa udbjorg on Feb 06, 2017 5:34 PM
Betty Miller
Nadine Joiner Sapp
Thank you do much for sending the headstone photo to me. You sure have done a great job with photos in Bureau Co and probably other also. I sure to appreciate it.

Have a great 2017!

Betty Miller
Added by Betty Miller on Feb 06, 2017 3:19 PM
katbar
RE: Memorial 525722347
I think you just had links to them. I left a message for the person who appeared to manage them, and they may have taken care of it. Thanks for helping out!
Added by katbar on Feb 01, 2017 4:41 PM
katbar
RE: Memorial 525722347
I looked this morning and it was off of there, so you must have found it. I wish I could get her obit, I had it in some very old software of mine and lost it and her stone picture. The memorial was for Berth Augusta Bartz. Everyone had Bertha Adeline Zinke Bartz connected with the wrong family.
Added by katbar on Feb 01, 2017 1:02 PM
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