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Elaine Micklo (#46965187)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo I grew up in the city of Duquesne. We have a huge family from the Duquesne and West Mifflin area.

I found this site 7 years ago, after losing the love of my life, my husband Ray. I was trying to find where his brother was buried and was very excited to find him here. I also found my husband's mother and her family. I joined find a grave and posted a memorial for my husband, and through the hard work of others, I was able to connect him with his parents and brothers.

Just this past year there have been four deaths in our family; five counting our beloved Priest.
I was able to connect these family members with other family members from other cemeteries. I have found creating memorials of my loved ones has also been a source of healing for me while going through the grieving process.

Nearly 20 years ago, my sister & I began our journey to find out more about our family. Things have certainly changed since we use to go to the library looking through a ton of microfiche, walking cemeteries, writing letters and sending for records. With the advent of Ancestry and sites such as this anyone can find their ancestors with the touch of a few keys. I love that more and more cemeteries are putting their records on Find A Grave and other sites.

My sister's focus has been putting our ancestors in the context of the history and culture they lived in. Grandparents who came to America as Indentured Servants, who were land barons, spending time in the poor house, held political office, fought in wars, all those things you learn about in history ancestors were a part of. Customs we still have today came from them. Everyone of them not only went into who we are as a family, but how their communities developed as well.

I, on the other hand, have always love pictures. Telling the Family History through photographs is especially thrilling. I love posting our ancestors pictures and seeing pictures of other peoples ancestors. One of my favorite parts of Find A Grave is the ability to post those photos.

I also love that I can visit my loved ones here at Find A Grave when I am unable to visit the cemetery myself. It's been such a blessing for those that live out of state as well.

To give something back for all the hard work of the volunteers who posted my family, and for those thousands upon thousands who digitized all the records out there on the internet, my sister and I research others and post them on Find A Grave. In the course of our research those families become a part of us and teach us more about our own ancestors thus becoming a part of the bigger story. I think it's important to remember those who went on before us. Find A Grave allows us to remember and honor them long after we are gone. It is our hope that the families of the people we post will come across our memorials and rediscover the rich history of their own family.

The community of researchers and posters is a special one of which I am glad to be a part. I have connected with cousins that I never would have met if it wasn't for Find A Grave. People who don't care about their family history can never understand why we do the work we do and what a labor of love it is.

I am very happy to transfer memorials we create into the care of their family; as per Find A Grave rules. I will not delete the ones that have been created unless someone posted one before I did. There are other family members who are connected to ones that were created and other relatives who are glad to find them here.

We are related to the Wilcox, Simon, Zewe, Bach, Daerr, Buchleitner, Steimer, Schulte, Woll, Gorney, Loughner, Barker, Denne, Micklo, Coulter, Whitney .........just to name a few.
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Brian J. Wilds
RE: Charles & Elizabeth Wilds
Thank you, Elaine! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

I wonder how closely related we are on that side. I have Buchleitners and Wolls in my tree, as well, but my information does not come far enough forward to include you, unfortunately. Regardless, it is very nice to meet you! :)
Added by Brian J. Wilds on Mar 26, 2017 10:33 AM
Lisa Furrer
Daerr Family
Hi! My email is Daerr was my Grandmother's (Marian Helfrich Carrick) great grandfather . My Grandmother's family growing up was on Aurile's street in Duquesne!
Added by Lisa Furrer on Dec 21, 2016 11:57 AM
Eileen Kacinko
thank you very much for the transfer and all the work you do for find a grave. Terri
Added by Terri on Dec 15, 2016 5:56 PM
Stanley Tykarski
I have updated the photos for Arthur Eicholtzs' memorial #116684379. Would you mind removing yours? Thank you.
Added by Stanley Tykarski on Aug 28, 2016 7:45 PM
Stanley Tykarski
Kathryn Wohl Renner
Thank you for your quick response to my edits. I appreciate find a grave members such as yourself. Thank you!
Added by Stanley Tykarski on Aug 26, 2016 10:10 PM
Eve Blanar
RE: Petro Blanar
Thanx for your reply. Alls' well now. :>
Added by Eve Blanar on Aug 18, 2016 5:56 PM
Eve Blanar
Petro Blanar
I see that my grandfather gravestone is listed for St Joseph Cemetery in Duquesne PA. Thank you for listing the graves.
The date of birth on his gravestone Petro Blanar is listed as August 1887; the date should be 06 May 1887. I have paper-traced the information.
I am happy that the stone is still in fairly good condition except for the fading the information which I hope to have redone.
Eveline M Blanar
Warren OH
Added by Eve Blanar on Aug 09, 2016 11:09 PM
Cheryl Fornelli
RE: Thank you for the Bios
Cool. Janet Faulds Smith is my 2nd great aunt! Her brother, John Boyle Faulds is my 2nd great grandfather.
Added by Cheryl Fornelli on Aug 06, 2016 4:28 PM
Cheryl Fornelli
Thank you for the Bios
I appreciate the Bios that you posted for John and Janet (Boyle) Faulds.

If you have any photos or stories to share, I would greatly appreciate them!
Added by Cheryl Fornelli on Jul 30, 2016 4:52 PM
Mary (Koller) Meyer
Infant Rigo
Hello, Elaine. I want to thank you for posting this to Find A Grave. I was wondering, though, how you did this grave if there is no headstone? I just today found his death certificate, and I have been searching for this little one for years! I would love to visit the next time I am in town, as I have many Koller family members in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Any information you can share with me would be truly appreciated.

Thank you,
Mary Koller Meyer (this baby is my uncle).
Added by Mary (Koller) Meyer on Jul 08, 2016 10:32 AM
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