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Loren Bender (#47060026)
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Bio Photo I am a retired businessman who enjoys genealogy as a hobby. I find that genealogy and "Find a grave" go hand in hand and its easy to do both at the same time and both are very rewarding.In adding Memorials for those in my family I have added memorials for many non-relatives in hope that it will help others as others have helped me. If I've submitted a relative of yours and you would like it transferred to you, just ask. I live in the Omaha metro area and thats where most of my photos were taken.Researching Bender, Ausdemore,Hittner, German,Ternus, Bockholt, Hatzenbuehler, Kramer, Wickelman and many others. Most of My family came from Germany in the Mid 1800s and settled in the North Eastern Nebraska German farming comunities and spread from there.In my research if I run across a grave of someone in the Military that is Killed in Action they get special attention and i try to find out as much as i can about them and put it on the Memorial. We owe it to these Heros and they should not be forgotten.I authorize anyone to use my photos for any reason."Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ~~~Princess Diana
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RE: Willis Markey
Howdy Loren, added a few things for Willis' parents. ASA stands for "A" Street Antiques. My attempt at being a business owner. I enjoy searching for treasures and now people's histories. I never served in the military, but when I bought a barn of an old house many years ago, I started researching anyone that had anything to do with it. I found the guy who bought the land and split into lots and interestingly enough, he was a civil war guy, Henry H. Dean. 11th Illinois Infantry, then Colonel of the 146th Illinois Infantry. He and a company guarded the body of President Lincoln in Springfield, he was even named in a procession program back then. Found his marker in Wyuka Cemetery and dug the mud off his GAR maker and thought he needed to be remembered. Since then, I see a military marker and the hunt is on. I have found a few that have been tough to identify, but the thrill of the search keeps me going. I also found the last family that actually lived in my house from say 1913 to 1966, there were two sons who served in WWI. Talked to the oldest son back in the 90's when he was 99 and he enjoyed telling me about the house. I have since put his picture on his memorial and connected him to his family. While talking to him he said that the house was the "Black Jack Pershing" house. this I didn't know, so the search was on. Pershing lived in my house in 1894 and 95 while he was teaching and creating the Pershing Rifles at the University of Nebraska. House needs restoration badly, but with that military history, I gotta do it before I pass. Any time I'm in section 11 at Wyuka I go by and check H H Dean's grave. These old soldiers need to be remembered by someone. Glad you are trying to recognize the ones who gave the ultimate sacrifice. And, I do my best to add what I can. Again, sorry for the incredibly long message, I like to share. Thanks. Kevin.
Added by ASA on May 20, 2017 5:18 PM
RE: Willis Markey
Hello again, when you create Jessie Markey's memorial, her maiden name is Morse. Mother is Find A Grave Memorial# 176215742, father is Find A Grave Memorial# 176215790. Kevin.
Added by ASA on May 20, 2017 1:06 PM
RE: Willis Markey
Howdy Loren, glad to be of assistance. Michael and Jessie are in Lincoln Memorial Park where son Newton also lies. Jessie is in Sec-D, Lot-235, Sp_2 and Michael is in space 3. Michael was a Barber who owned his own shop in Lincoln. Haven't found obituaries for them yet. Found article on Willis MIA at invasion of Leyte. Can post to his memorial if you would like, has a picture. Also found a blurb about his posthumous purple heart. Also, remember Robert J. Young? He grew up a few blocks from my business in Havelock neighborhood of Lincoln. I know an older gal from around here and asked her about him. She knew his younger sisters and told me one lives just a few blocks the other way in the retirement building. Then the old gal stopped the other day to say she saw the sister and asked her to stop by and tell me about "Bob". So, I may be able to connect Robert with his descendents. At the least, I will get some info for a bio on his memorial. Sorry I get so long winded, but I enjoy the searching. Thanks. Kevin.
Added by ASA on May 20, 2017 11:58 AM
Joe Skorupa
RE: Phillip and Anne Marie Lofink
you're welcome, I'm glad I could help!
Added by Joe Skorupa on May 12, 2017 12:04 PM
RE: Clara Bell
The picture was taken near sundown. If I stood directly in front of the stone, My shadow was in the middle of the stone. So I went to the right and took a picture for James and I went to left and took a picture for clara. You may not have noticed, I added a picture for James.
Added by RichEarl on Apr 26, 2017 11:45 AM
Cindy Langdale
RE: Andrew lutz
You are very welcome! Some of the easiest to find, I was happy about that! Have a wonderful day :)
Added by Cindy Langdale on Apr 25, 2017 7:33 PM
Keith Gee
Della Brott
She is the wife of Frank... and Frank is buried next to her.
Added by Keith Gee on Apr 22, 2017 7:58 PM
Josiah Young
Hello Loren, After claiming the photo request, I had to look into who Robert was. Robert married Corporal Dorothy Bella Hopkins, who was from Wales, in Halton, England July 8, 1944. Robert passes 5 months later. They had a son, Glen R J Young born in 1945 in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales . Dorothy remarried in 1949, I think to Wilfred Farrell, and became Dorothy Farrell. Dorothy passed in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales in 1980. Can't find Glen, except a Robert John G Young who passed in 1996 in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England, born May 28, 1945. That makes him a good possibility especially if Lieut Robert J. Young's middle name is John. I will have to do some more looking. Not much Findagrave in Wales so I can't hook up the family. Very frustrating. I may write a little blurb to put on Lieut's memorial. Thanks for another good search. Kevin.
Added by ASA on Apr 22, 2017 4:36 PM
Keith Gee
Westlawn Requests
I Have to tend to other things so it would be great if you can get locations.
Added by Keith Gee on Apr 16, 2017 8:02 PM
Annie M.
James Hoult
Thank you for the transfer
Very much appreciated
Dawn H.
Added by Annie M. on Apr 15, 2017 11:26 AM
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