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Brian Backes (#47148484)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 15 days
Bob Moon
Thank you so much for the Hatzenbuhler photos!

Added by Bob Moon on Apr 07, 2014 2:11 PM

Sandra Boudrou
Thanks for all you have done and I enjoyed the article in the paper so much that I have shared it on my facebook page. Others might follow in your hobby through it. I can't think of a better way to spend our time!

sandy in WA state

Added by Sandra Boudrou on Apr 04, 2014 9:18 AM

Sanda Kateley
Peter Sagmiller headstone
Thank you so much for adding the pictures. May I please add them to my family tree and credit you as the photographer? Again, thank you!


Added by Sanda Kateley on Apr 04, 2014 7:51 AM

Jill Alexander
RE: Harold Palmers headstone
Hi Brian,
Thank you very much for taking the time to find the grave of my Uncle Harold Palmer. I really appreciate all of your hard work.
Warm regards, Jill Alexander

Added by Jill Alexander on Mar 31, 2014 9:52 PM

Mike Corray
Popelka Headstone

Thanks for adding the photo of the Popelka headstone. It is truly appreciated.

Mike Corray

Added by Mike Corray on Mar 31, 2014 6:14 AM

Alexandra du Bois
Margaret du Bois
Thank you so much for the photo of my great grand mother's headstone. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Added by Alexandra du Bois on Mar 30, 2014 12:02 PM

Matt McCann
Thank you for Rolf Herbst

Thank you very much for the very nice photo of Rolf Herbst and Irmgard.

I believe these are cousins of mine, related on my mother's side. German immigrants. I don't have much information about them, so the dates provided on the headstone will be extremely helpful in my research.

I really appreciate your time and effort!

Matt McCann
Durham, NC

Added by Matt McCann on Mar 29, 2014 7:45 PM

Allene Brewer Rauh
Thanks so much
You are amazing. You do so much.

Added by Allene Brewer Rauh on Mar 29, 2014 6:25 PM

Linda Stienstra
Carvell Memorials
Brian-Thank you for photographing the headstones for Lewis Benton Carvell (#66133850) and his wife Martha M. Carvell (#59779216). May I have your permission to add their headstone picture to my WikiTree page for each one of them? I am a Carvell research and Lewis B. is the cousin of my g-g-grandfather, Jeremiah Mark Carvell.
You can see Jeremiah's entry at

Thank you for your consideration -

Linda Stienstra
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Added by Linda Stienstra on Mar 06, 2014 8:17 AM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Warren Murray suggestion
Thank you Brian. I've sent a request to admin people to remove it since I didn't create it.
Best Regards - Doug Sorensen

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on Feb 23, 2014 2:42 PM

Alden Ankenbauer
Thank you for taking the picture of the grave stone for my Uncle Joe. It a good picture and I really appreciate you letting me know that you have added it.

Added by JaniceH on Feb 22, 2014 5:26 PM

Elaine Berkowitz
Harry Fiest
Thanks so much for the photo of the headstone. It had not been set yet when we were there in September. Is the stone crooked? If so I want to inform my mother-in-law so she can address if possible.

Added by Elaine Berkowitz on Feb 22, 2014 12:13 PM

Lori Jarvis
Whitney Family
Thank you Brian for all your hard and connections! I appreciate it so very much for helping me get my family altogether! Thanks for the transfers I really appreciate it! Happy Researching and Connecting.


Added by Lori Jarvis on Feb 17, 2014 9:54 PM

Lisa Burks
Oscar W Schmidt
Hi Brian, thank you so much for transferring Oscar, and for all the great work you do on Find A Grave! :)

Added by Lisa Burks on Feb 17, 2014 8:05 AM

Janice Dean LeMaster
Fort Lincoln
Thanks so much for your hard work on Fort Lincoln Military. I like to leave flowers for veterans, and am especially drawn to the older fort cemeteries. Thanks again for all you do.

Added by Janice Dean LeMaster on Feb 16, 2014 2:34 PM

angel searcher
Harry Redington
Holy Smokes, that was faster than flipping a light switch. haha. Thank you sooooooooooooo much, I really appreciate it, and I will be sending more info on his wife. I love your bio, and appreciate all your hard work, I always pay it forward, I believe in Karma, I transfer alot, then I find more of my family. Thank you again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by angel searcher on Feb 16, 2014 1:24 PM

Love the article
Hi I just read the article you have attatched to you profile. Amazing work you are doing, and I am getting to where I am going to be hopefully doing the same this summer, as it is too cold for it be done right now. I envy you and your great work.

I feel as you do that paying it forward and finding the information that is lost is very important for helping people find and rediscover their famililies.

Thanks for sharing.

Added by novakpack on Feb 08, 2014 8:39 PM

Anton Popelka
Thank you much for adding the photo to Anton Popelka's memorial.

Added by Hillary on Feb 01, 2014 4:11 PM

Debra Wald
johanna Doll
I am interested in Genealogy and Johanna is my great great grandmother I am still trying to find more information.I am hoping you have a pointer.

Added by Debra Wald on Jan 28, 2014 10:11 AM

Debby Anderson
Robert Haider
Thank you for the photo for Robert Haider


Added by Debby Anderson on Jan 26, 2014 4:27 PM

Debby Anderson
Clarence Joseph Masseth
Thank you for the photo for Clarence Joseph Masseth


Added by Debby Anderson on Jan 26, 2014 3:58 PM

Johnson Newton Burris Lippincott
Thank you for the transfers Brian! Your work and generosity are highly appreciated.

Added by Johnson Newton Burris Lip... on Jan 23, 2014 6:26 PM

Lori Jarvis
Thank you for Transfer
Thank you Brian for all the updating you have done for me the last few years on this family. I now wish to thank you for transferring my gr gr grandparents. I appreciate all that you have done..Happy Researching.

--Lori Jarvis

Added by Lori Jarvis on Jan 20, 2014 7:56 PM


Thank you for the Memorial transfer of Mary J. & W.B. Andrus.



Added by J.G. WHIPPLE on Jan 15, 2014 1:08 PM

Doug Hensley
Harry Hensley
Brian, thanks so much for taking a picture of my Uncle Harry's headstone. You're a champ. Doug

Added by Doug Hensley on Jan 05, 2014 3:30 AM


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