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Sandy Vandertol (#47946311)
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Bio Photo So many people have come before us to contribute their DNA to our family trees and as I unravel the roots of my family I so appreciate people who have gone into the cemeteries to photograph tombstones and spend countless hours transcribing records so I can document my family. I would love to be able to help others find out more information about their family ties and I don't want anyone to be forgotten, so I love that this website gives us the tools to do that.

If I have created a memorial page for anyone related to you that falls within the Find a Grave guidelines, (vertical relationships, not sideways) please let me know. I hold to the Find a Grave rules on transfer requests. I am more than happy to add anything you want to pages and am quick to update. You may add photos and notes to any page whether you maintain them or not.

One note also about getting pages from inactive members that I would like to address. Many have created their own family pages and think they can have them safe and sound without being on this site for awhile. I can't transfer them in good conscience because they can come back at any time and ask for their pages back. Some people have to go inactive for surgeries or have upheavals in their lives, so they take a leave hoping to come back to their pages later. Find a Grave has entrusted to my care some of those pages, so I'm holding them in trust and will only transfer for close vertical relationships.

To get anything added to a page, please use the EDIT tab on the upper right corner and then the top line that says "suggest . ." Also use this method to add additional information to put in dates and places, and the new tab to link children & married couples. Hooray! The linking tool is built into the edit tab now, so please use it.

I have been a professional photographer for 37 years and I know how dear to the heart of a photographer the copyright is of a photo. However, in the case of my tombstone photos, if you would like to use them on other pages like Ancestry.com, feel free to do that but please have the courtesy of telling where you got it. "Photo by Sandy VanderTol" would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

With regard to memorials which mention the names of living people, I follow the guidelines of this site:

"What about the privacy of living family members?
An individual's right to privacy disappears when they are deceased. The opinions of the relatives of the deceased fall on all sides of the question. Some people are angry to find a loved one when they come to Find A Grave, even if the memorial was added by another relative, as is usually the case, and some people are elated and send us notes of thanks for building an online memorial to their family member. If an immediate family member contacts us and wants information removed, we generally do so as a matter of respect for their wishes but we treat each request on a case by case basis. The names of living survivors will be removed from the biography section of a memorial upon request."
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Grave_Walker
RE: Margaret Berninger
Was working on the Berninger family and happened across it. Glad I could help. I always invite people to let me know when I make a duplicate.

Blessings,
Grave_Walker
Added by Grave_Walker on Oct 14, 2017 9:06 PM
L. Forbes
RE: Winter children
Memorial# 57076635 Emma Mathilda Winter, child of William Winter and Maria Wilhelmine (Mina) Fiegenbaum, was born 23 January 1865. No place given. *United States Census, 1870* Matilda Winter age 5yrs. I don't know if I have the correct one linked # 57076635 , my link would make Emma & Philip twins. Philip Memorial# 68896979
I can't find Louis Henry Winter.

Added by L. Forbes on Sep 30, 2017 8:05 AM
L. Forbes
Winter children
Emma Mathilda Winter, child of William Winter and Maria Wilhelmine (Mina) Fiegenbaum, was born 23 January 1865. No place given. *United States Census, 1870* Matilda Winter age 5yrs. I don't know if I have the correct one linked # 57076635 , my link would make Emma & Philip twins. Emma Mathilda Winter, child of William Winter and Maria Wilhelmine (Mina) Fiegenbaum, was born 23 January 1865. No place given. I can't find LOUIS HENRY WINTER; Louis Henry Winter, child of William Winter and Maria Wilhelmine (Mina) Fiegenbaum, was born 23 March 1855 at Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa. Can you please look at Ancestry. L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Sep 30, 2017 7:58 AM
L. Forbes
Arthur A. Winter
# 129721824

Thank you,
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Sep 30, 2017 7:10 AM
Old Joseph
SAC declines (Elvira Van Damme (#54469924) & Mary Polmanteer (#54094443)
I apologize for the SAC(s) for Mary Polmanteer (#54094443). I got her husband Seth's two wives (Elizabeth Burg & Mary Elizabeth Riley) mixed up. My bad.

As for Elvira (#54469924), the spelling of her married name is somewhat subjective. It was spelled both "Van Damme" and "VanDamme." However, my research shows that VanDamme was more prevalent; that is how it is spelled on her gravestone. Her husband Florimond spelled it as VanDamme. Either spelling works, of course.

Thanks.
-Joe
Added by Old Joseph on Sep 11, 2017 7:50 AM
Craig Conner
RE: Active??
Not lately. Hope to do some this fall. Why do you ask?
Added by Craig Conner on Sep 07, 2017 5:05 PM
Bonnie Hoy
Elaine Lynn "Edith" McCarthy Lake
Have posted her stone picture, but what I want to know is please look at the picture that is also there. If that is a picture of her I have a closer picture that I can put in.
Added by Bonnie Hoy on Sep 07, 2017 4:33 PM
Bonnie Hoy
Elaine Lake
I have a picture of her stone with birth and death date, if you will take the stone with her name on it out, I will put the picture in that has her death date on, just let me know.
Added by Bonnie Hoy on Sep 03, 2017 3:13 PM
SLGMSD
Alice Elizabeth "Allie" Hale Andrew 112102556
Find A Grave Memorial# 112102556

Your edit:
Birth Date:
Aug. 2, 1864

I have been unable to verify this information. 1900 census has August 1863.

Can you please refer me to a source for this information (not an unsourced family tree, please)?

Thank you for your help.
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 30, 2017 11:10 AM
Glenn Stone
RE: William Frank Youngblood
He is my first cousin father in law
Added by Glenn Stone on Aug 28, 2017 5:51 PM
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