I enjoy assisting others with their genealogy research and especially involving the deceased interred and entombed at Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum. I have been photographing at this historic cemetery, the oldest in Wisconsin, for more than 50 years.
My photos are taken professionally with a NIKON camera (never with a cell phone). I take the time to wait for the right weather and lighting, remove debris from around the monument and take the very best photo possible. I do not tarnish the peaceful beauty or disturb the reverence of the grave site by adding dates, times or any other text to my photos, and you will never see my reflection in the monument or my shadow over the grave site or monument. Each photo is a work of art and labor of love done with as much respect for your family member as I would want for my own.
I will add the cemetery or mausoleum section location of the grave or crypt in the caption below the photo. My personal comments are not appropriate on your family profiles, so I will not post personal comments to the caption like "Rest in Peace John Smith."
Whenever possible I will post two photos, one from a distance, and one that is close-up of the memorial monument or crypt front. If there is a Military/Veteran's monument present, I will add a photo of that, also.
EDITS, TRANSFERS, CORRECTIONS, LINK REQUESTS: Please make any transfer requests, corrections, or family linkage requests via the Edit tab on the memorial and include the profile number in your request. I will be happy to transfer management of a profile if I am not a relative or personally connected to the deceased. THANK YOU to all who've kindly submitted edits or transfers.
PLEASE: (1) It is NOT a tombstone, not a headstone, not a marker, it is a MEMORIAL MONUMENT. (2) close-up photos of names/dates are not necessary. Find A Grave allows you to click on each photo to enlarge it several times, so it is a waste of profile space to add a close-up of the engraved name and dates. Some Find A Gravers do this, and it just takes up limited space you could use to add photos of the deceased or other memorabilia. You can only add five photos or other memorabilia before Find A Grave charges before any more can be added.