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CJ (#46936035)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo Based in Phoenix, AZ since 1987, my maternal lines are from Dubuque, Iowa and Galena, Illinois (Spensley, Moffatt, Tileston, Lyon, Haigh, Waller, Heller) and my paternal lines are from Colorado and Ohio (Hughes, Speelman, Mirise, Rippy, Maddox).
Anyone may save, share, or repost any F-A-G image posted by me WITHOUT requesting permission, unless it was posted with the permission of another person (click the image to see if any credit must be given). I believe in sharing and make no claims to copyrights for images I personally photograph.
I'm immensely grateful for the sharing in the genealogy community.

All of the memorials that I created for cemeteries in the Phoenix area are only volunteer photos (not relations) so I'm glad to transfer them to family.
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Trey Thompson
Fanny Plew
I removed the photo for the memorial - 81047052

Your photo was certainly better
Added by Trey Thompson on Jun 21, 2017 10:56 PM
Sandra Blackburn-Vaine
You are very welcome for the photos. I am sorry they are so distance but my photo program isn't working right. However, if you click on them they will enlarge for you. Have a wonderful day ~ Blessings, Sandie
Added by Sandra Blackburn-Vaine on Jun 05, 2017 10:26 AM
remove & add photo
could you please take your grave marker photo from the duplicate Memorial# 36518320 and add it to original Memorial# 18067033. thanks
Added by CCC on Jun 01, 2017 4:45 PM
Mary Shy & Stanley Shy Memorials
Hi Cj:

I noticed that you had an memorial for my Great Aunt Mary Macikowski Shy and Great Uncle Stanley Shy.
Can you transfer the gravestone picture from your memorials to mine and then delete yours? This will save me and you a lot time not having to transfer all the family info and link info for my memorials.
Thanks so much for your help.
Added by akun on May 31, 2017 5:55 PM
RE: Simon Raw
Kinda, someone did create sheffield cemetery, some obits in the paper say sheffield cemetery but is not one.
The requests still show sheffield cemetery but I know to look in hillside, I have done the majority of the small ones in the area, and many in jillside.
Added by Howard on May 13, 2017 6:41 AM
RE: Simon Raw
Hillside is the cemetery on the northeast edge of sheffield.
As far as I know there is not a cemetery called sheffield cemetery, unless years ago that is what they called it.
There are a few other small cemeteries near sheffield but they are named for the churchs that are or were there, like st John's.
Added by Howard on May 12, 2017 8:27 PM
RE: Simon Raw
I don't think there are two cemeteries, I think sheffield cemetery got put in by mistake.
Added by Howard on May 09, 2017 5:49 PM
Simon Raw
This is in the Hillside cemetery, Sheffield, IA
Added by Howard on May 09, 2017 12:27 PM
RE: Mary Harker Spensley
Thank you.
By the way on Find A Grave there are nearly 50 Spensley memorials in North Yorkshire (39 in Richmondshire), some added by me.
Best wishes,
Added by DIMITRIOS CORCODILOS on Mar 23, 2017 3:54 AM
Anne E. Heller
RE: Augustus & Louis Heller corrections
Hi, again, Christa. I do remember our previous exchanges. I think you may have sent me a link to your tree, but please send it again. Galena is on my list of to dos. Hope to get there again--it's been a long while.

Thanks for several things, not least of which is the reminder that FindaGrave is for memorializing burial locations. Thanks also for adding to Katherine's page and requesting the links. I found George August Fleischman in Rose Hills Memorial Park:

You seem to have a lot of information already so forgive me if I duplicate any here. Katherine and George were married June 1, 1904, by Herman Fiche, the same minister who married Richard and Minnie Belle Heller. Attached here are a couple photos and a clipping in case you don't already have them.

Rear: Augustus P. Heller, Richard Henry Heller, Louis H. Heller, William Heller
Front: Elizabeth Anna Heller, Heinrich August Heller, Elizabeth Diana Koehler Heller, Katharine Marie Heller
(something weird happened in scanning this photo--it got stretched horizontally)

The 1960 newspaper clipping was tucked in a letter Katherine Fleischman wrote to Marjorie Heller Brenner February 28, 1961. Not a good image because of newspaper printing but still a bit of history. Don't know what the publication was. A clearer image might be in their archives. Curious that the caption refers to four sons yet the photo shows and caption identifies five. George would still have been living at the time. No idea why he too is not in photo.

This photo is my dad, Russell Henry Heller, and Arthur Fleischman ca 1908.

Having served as executor of my mother's estate, I understand about attorneys' fees and other expenses that all must be paid before final distribution of the estate. It does not seem to me that any of this was excessive in Louis's case. If one of the heirs was to receive a small amount, what more could they expect? The smallest amount specified in the will was $50.

For another perspective on Louis, consider adding this from Jim (James Davis) Heller, Chic's son and Janet's brother. These are Jim Heller's notes re Louis H. Heller included with prints he sent of some of Uncle Louis's photographs (though you may not regard this as firsthand information):
"Known as 'Uncle Louie.' Worked as a plumber and mechanical engineer. Did not marry. Was an amateur photographer in the early 1900s and was responsible for many of the Heller family photos that survive today. He was an early day traveler and collector, taking his camera outfit with him on trips to Colorado, the Dakotas, etc, in the 1905-1910 era. The camera he used was a Cycle Poco #3 that used 5X7" glass plates. This camera, case and many glass plate negatives are preserved today in the collection of James D. Heller. Worked at Carr, Adams & Collier Co., Dubuque, Iowa. This company was reported to be the second largest woodworking mill in the world."

Jim is 86, still living in his home in Longview, TX, but not in good health as I understand.

I do not recall having met Uncle Louis, though I may have in 1953, the first time I was in ED, and just don't remember. I was 9. All I have is my recall of Dad talking about him, as I told you, never unkindly. I have the family Christmas tree stand, which Uncle Louis made for our family. It is octagonal, wood, with four lights in the base, an outlet for the tree lights, and two switches--one for tree lights and one for stand lights. I use it every year, as we did in my parents' home through Mother's last Christmas the year before she died.

Let me know if any of this does not come through. I'll have to send it by other means than this website.

All best, Anne

Sent from my iPad
Added by Anne E. Heller on Mar 22, 2017 12:29 PM
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