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Brad (#47031073)
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A leaf on the Jenkins/Payne tree
RE: St. Onge in St. Peters
Hi Brad. Thank you SO much for all of your work. I'm very grateful to be able to see the photos. Not having photos of my ancestors themselves, this little bit of connection is nice to have.

Added by A leaf on the Jenkins/Pay... on Jul 21, 2015 1:32 AM

LFAmes1008
Photos
As always, thank you for all the photos you have taken and added to memorials I have created... and others. Seriously wonderful work you have done.

Looking forward to enjoying your book. Linda

Added by LFAmes1008 on Jul 17, 2015 11:27 AM

Cindy Fleming
Edgar Adlin Fleming
Brad

Thank you for taking the time to photograph the gravestone of family member, Edgar Fleming. Such a clear photo. Thank you again....your consideration is appreciated :)

Added by Cindy Fleming on Jul 11, 2015 11:46 AM

Bjensen
Greenwood Cemetery
Thanks again, Brad for all the photos! Much appreciated! I'll be in your neck of the woods Aug 6-10....do you have anything going on then? Bob

Added by Bjensen on Jul 11, 2015 9:54 AM

Dakotafaye
Richard & Hannah Lucid
Thanks so much for taking the time and looking for their headstone for a picture.

Added by Dakotafaye on Jul 08, 2015 8:37 AM

Janet McMaster
RE: Gilmer Family
Thanks for getting back to me Brad.

The Cummings you are talking about could very likely be the son of Cummings Gilmer b. 1779 and in the 1860 census Russell Co., Va. The census shows a son of Cummings,Sr. and Mary (Polly) (Browning)Gilmer: Cummings,Jr. b. 1844. Did you find in your research that being the year he was born?

Thanks for letting me know about the book. I will have to see if I can find it.

Again, I appreciate you posting your research for all to benefit from.

Added by Janet McMaster on Jul 06, 2015 5:43 AM

Kathy Solem
Martin Ustad
Thanks for taking pictures and posting them at Roseni. I went by the copy of burials they gave me and also found allot of mistakes. I do hope the stones are right or do I believe the paper on the dates and spelling of names? I think I should go by the stone.

Added by Kathy Solem on Jun 30, 2015 5:41 AM

carol harvey
RE: Braunesreuther Cemetery
Thank you
Can you also take a picture of the cemetery also, if you can find this place.
I just had a cousin buried their in 2015 so the cemetery is still being used.
Thank you again so much.

Added by carol harvey on Jun 16, 2015 8:06 AM

Molly H.
RE: Robert N. Smith
Hi, Brad, that was amazingly kind and helpful of you! I cannot thank you enough!! Thank you so much for the photos.

I am descended from Robert Smith's younger brother, Walter Aaron Smith. Their parents were Edward F. Smith and Mary Elizabeth Foreman Smith, both born in Lincolnshire, England. They had nine children, all born in Lincolnshire, and the whole family immigrated to the U.S. together in the 1850's and settled in Harrison County, Iowa, where most of them remained for the rest of their lives.

Robert seemed to wander quite a bit more than the rest of them. You can read what I know about Robert Smith's adult life in the bio I put on his memorial, which is his obituary.

We know some things about many of the siblings' lives, but basically nothing about Robert's brother Edward, who is also buried in Concord. I don't know why Robert or Edward moved to Nebraska or who moved first.

I have not met Ron Rader in person, but I've communicated with him quite a bit on line. He does a tremendous amount of volunteer work for Find a Grave, and it happens that he created many of my family memorials in Harrison County and also has taken photos of many, many of my family graves. Since I discovered Find a Grave recently, he has been incredibly helpful in answering any questions I have and finding information in Harrison county. He truly knows those cemeteries like the back of his hand and takes great care of the graves.

I am so grateful to you for driving to Concord TWICE to take the photos, Brad! Let me know if you need any other information.

Added by Molly H. on Jun 13, 2015 4:48 PM

Molly H.
Robert N. Smith
Hi, Brad,
The Confederate veteran marker right next to Jane's grave is definitely Robert's!
Even though he lived in Iowa, he was apparently taking a barge of merchandise down the Mississippi river to New Orleans and was recruited into the Confederate Army. He surrendered to the Union Army in 1865. He met his wife Jane in Virginia while he was in the army.
The fact that the marker is next to Jane's is good, meaning they are buried together and the Smith monument refers to him, too.
If you could add the Confederate marker to Robert's memorial, I would truly appreciate it so much!
Do you have any other Smiths (like Edward) in your alphabetical database, or did you already check that?
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help and your volunteer work! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and letting me know about the Confederate stone!
Molly

Added by Molly H. on Jun 12, 2015 7:47 PM

Molly H.
P.S.
Jane's stone says "Wife of R. N. Smith" on it, and he is buried in Concord, so I think he must be right next to her?

Added by Molly H. on Jun 12, 2015 5:32 PM

Molly H.
Robert N. Smith
Hi, Brad, thank you SO very much for attempting to get a photo of the graves of Robert N., and his brother Edward, Smith.
Could you tell me if Robert N. is buried right next to his wife, Jane E. Smith? You took the photo of her monument and added it to her memorial.
From looking at her memorial, I think that when he purchased it when she died, he meant it to be the monument for both of them, because the name SMITH is so prominent at the top.
Apparently no one thought to carve his name and dates into it or to add small markers for both of them when he died.
What I would like, if he is buried right next to her, and if you would agree, would be if you would add the photo of her monument to his memorial. I will add an explanation right at the top of the bio explaining that he must have purchased the monument for both of them but that no one bothered to mark it for him when he was buried.
Let me know what you think.
The other question i have is whether you got a photograph of the place, the grave, where his brother Edward is buried. Simply a photograph of the grave would be nice even if there is no marker. (I understand you may not have thought of that! If you didn't, and if you are ever at Concord photographing again, I would love to have at least photographs of the burial place.)
Again, thank you SO very much for all of your volunteer work, and for attempting to photograph his grave. It is VERY much appreciated.

Added by Molly H. on Jun 12, 2015 5:19 PM

Kathy Solem
RE: Arnold Johnson
I added him to Find A Grave but did not put in a photo request yet. You told me he buried here. I will put in a request.

Added by Kathy Solem on Jun 11, 2015 8:23 PM

Ron Rader
Smith and Quist
Thank you so much for fulfilling my two photo requests. I really appreciate it.

Added by Ron Rader on Jun 11, 2015 3:44 PM

Gloria Barnes
Photos
Hi Brad - Thank you so much for taking & posting all the photos for me! Gloria

Added by Gloria Barnes on Jun 10, 2015 4:23 PM

D Giese
RE: Fred & Dora Stahl
Thank you for the picture. Trying to find his wife, Dora Stahl.

Added by D Giese on Jun 05, 2015 2:14 PM

Valerie Lawrence
Book
You have a book!!! How did I miss this?? How do I get a copy??

Added by Valerie Lawrence on May 28, 2015 12:33 PM

Kathy Solem
RE: Arnold Johnson
Thanks. I will add his name to Find A Grave now that I now he is in that cemetery. I will put in a photo request just for him and her later.

Added by Kathy Solem on May 24, 2015 6:25 PM

Summer Cooper
photo requests fulfilled
THANK YOU BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Summer Cooper on Feb 24, 2015 7:15 PM

Kathy Solem
RE: William Calvin Rentfrow
Thanks for trying. I was just trying to find him so I can link him to his wife. I will check out the cemetery this summer when her stone is put up. Thanks

Added by Kathy Solem on Feb 20, 2015 3:43 PM

R & C Geis
RE: Maskell Cemetery Relatives
Not a tough connection to follow, my gramma Mildred Olander to her mother Lottie Kellogg. :P

Added by R & C Geis on Jan 28, 2015 1:48 PM

R & C Geis
Maskell Cemetery Relatives
My direct line relatives that I would like you to turn over to me are:
Tammie Rasmussen--my sister
Gehard Nelson--my great grandfather
Marion Nelson--my great grandmother
Roberta Bottorff--I am working with her elderly mother--my great aunt-- on this one
Helle Karine Birkley--my great-great grandmother
Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this!

Added by R & C Geis on Jan 28, 2015 12:22 PM

R & C Geis
RE: Kellogg
Hans and Lottie are my great-grandparents.

Added by R & C Geis on Jan 09, 2015 11:47 AM

Bjensen
RE: Greenwood Cemetery photos
Surprisingly, both of my parents, and all of my grandparents and great-grandparents are from the Knox, Pierce, Wayne and surrounding county areas. I currently have over 65,000 people connected in my family tree. If you are rooted in the area, possibly even you! I don't get back there but once a year at best, so I really appreciate your work in the area. May I have your permission to use your photos on Ancestry.com?

Added by Bjensen on Nov 27, 2014 7:45 AM

Terri Burris
Louis Nordby
Hello Brad,
Thank you so much for the excellent detective work that solved the mystery of Louis's gravestone location. I truly appreciate each and every photo you have taken. I know they are not easy to find. Sorry for the delay on the thank you. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Added by Terri Burris on Oct 26, 2014 2:28 AM

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