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Russ C (#46877662)
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I do transfers under Findagrave guidelines. If you are not familiar with the guidelines please do review them. I am not likely to make a transfer without specifics that fall in those guidelines--in keeping with a system of fairness.
I also appreciate specific sources when sent information to update a bio. We are building something special and 'facts' need to be verifiable.
And please, if you send a transcribed obituary or news item--please provide the source.

An impressive genealogist honor code is found at the link below--I agree with it!

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Jerry Bloom
Vincent Idzikowski/Bloom
Vincent's family changed name from Idzikowski to Bloom about 1920, including father, brothers and their children. Names were interchangeable from 1920-1940s in various records, including census, draft registrations, marriages, etc. Vincent Idzikowski was married (1913) to Anna Ropel. Unknown if Rose and Anna are same wife. Cannot locate marriage record for Rose. Both Idzikowski and Bloom names are on his headstone application, signed by (wife) Rose (Idzikowski) Bloom.
Added by Jerry Bloom on Apr 17, 2017 2:36 PM
sherry hoffmann
hi russ cim the daughter of George fhoffmannjr and edith m Hoffmann I would like a new photo of the grave up on the find agrave side #147296449if you any more pleae email me at there at maple hill cemertyin kansascitykansas
Added by sherry hoffmann on Apr 15, 2017 8:35 PM
Russ Gunther
Rev Father LeRoy Francis "Red" Ryan
Thank you Russ, much appreciated.

Best wishes,
Russ Gunther
Added by Russ Gunther on Apr 01, 2017 12:34 PM
Dennis Dooley
Pokorny question
Dear Russ C: Found your Find-a-Grave note on the Kubat/Pokorny graves at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Illinois very helpful—also tantalizing. I believe I am a descendant of the John Pokorny you mention there, and I have been trying in vain for several years to connect him and his brother Marie (nee Faushlau] and sister Ella Patterson with the rest of my Pokorny ancestors, who I believe emigrated from Bohemia to Illinois c. 1854. (The censuses, alas, have not revolved the issue.)

Do you have any suggestions as to how I might go about this quest? Or would you be able to help me?

I'm also fascinated by how you go about creating such a Find-a-Grave entry. Could we ever talk?

DennisJ. Dooley
Added by Dennis Dooley on Mar 26, 2017 9:55 AM
Jim Herman
RE: Thank you for photo request response
You're very welcome.

Please note that there is a difference in spelling between Marguerite Lyons and Marguriete Williams, so, this would leave me to assume these are two different people.
Added by Jim Herman on Mar 21, 2017 9:43 AM
Re: Herbert Caywood
Thank you for clearing this up for me. As I have no proof either way I will add the information you sent and listing you as the person who gave the information, therefore if anyone wants to check they can contact you. I didn't used to do this and then when someone wanted to know where the information came from I couldn't remember.
Added by Bonnie on Mar 17, 2017 10:29 AM
Re: Herbert Caywood
What is your proof that he died in Alaska? I only ask because he is listed in the Oregon death index as having died there. Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on Mar 16, 2017 10:49 AM
David James Schimka
RE: Memorial Transfer Request
Hi Russ,

My great uncle John Schimka and my great aunt, were not able to have children that would survive to adulthood at the time. The condition is correctable today but unfortunately was not well understood back then. Both of their children died before reaching one year of age.

Though technically it does not make me any closer in relationship, my great uncle's wife was the sister of my grandmother - brothers from the Schimka family married sisters from the Nitti family.

All of the brothers and sisters on both sides of the family have passed away. I would appreciate very much if you would transfer the memorial in this case.
Added by David James Schimka on Mar 09, 2017 6:08 PM
David James Schimka
Memorial Transfer Request
Hello Russ,

I would like to request the transfer of memorial number 147084201. The memorial is that of John Schimka, my great uncle and the uncle of my father, Dennis John Schimka.

My Find A Grave Contributor number is 8365579.

Thank you.
Added by David James Schimka on Mar 09, 2017 4:41 AM
John Homer Cochran
RE: Thank you for sponsoring memorials
I hope this helps pay their electric bill.

Added by John Homer Cochran on Feb 28, 2017 7:49 AM
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