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James Seidelman (#9118441)
 member for 14 years, 3 months, 12 days
Emily A Smith
thank you so very much.
My name is Emily Smith. I have been looking for my father's grave for over 10 years Barry A Smith. In 2011 you put his gravestone on here, and I just now found this site. I was his only child and was taken from him at a young age, had no knowledge of any relatives on his side when I found out he had past. It means the world to me that I now can go say my goodbye with his 2 year old grandson. Thank you.

Added by Emily A Smith on Oct 24, 2014 9:00 PM

RE: Pierce County Cemeteries
Well there is no hurry, but if you want to pass any Pierce County memorial pages over to me I will take them. Thank you for the ones you have transferred. I will get them to other cousins and relatives that I know are on there if they want them or I will keep them too if no one wants them, but if you want to keep the ones you have in Pierce County that is fine as well.

Added by RiverFallsHistory on Oct 24, 2014 3:21 PM

Pierce County Cemeteries
Thank you for the work you've done on Pierce County Cemeteries. I wish I was on here earlier, but better now than never. I'm working on trying to 'clean up' the county records on here. It seems you've done a lot at Big River - St. Mary's. Would you say that one is pretty up to date and completed? I did Pine Glen in Prescott and there were about half that were not entered yet and St. Joseph's in Prescott seems to be the same missing or more. Working on them through my Pierce County Database information and records book I have. Just curious what your take on Big River is and if you are going to be doing more entries in Pierce County.

Added by RiverFallsHistory on Oct 24, 2014 2:42 PM

Marilyn Andersen
Jonette Dispensa Ensign
Thank you so much for the transfer of Jonette to me. She is a most interesting woman and I will attempt to add a fitting bio for her. And another thank you for the prompt edits, I wish everyone was as quick as you, I would not have some requests waiting for weeks. M.Andersen

Added by Marilyn Andersen on Oct 17, 2014 5:19 PM

Carl Ludvig and Hannah Person
Thank you for adding the information I sent.

Added by RMW on Oct 15, 2014 11:29 PM

Kari Olson
by the way , in a week or so I will be dining at the Norske Nook.....:-) yummmmmmmmmmmmmy

Added by Kari Olson on Oct 08, 2014 10:04 PM

Kari Olson
Pearle and ARch
thanks , i can add to Pearle.. and a little to Arch.

Added by Kari Olson on Oct 08, 2014 10:01 PM

Kari Olson
RE: Pearl and Archie Cook headstone photo

Added by Kari Olson on Oct 08, 2014 6:58 PM

Kari Olson
Pearl and Archie Cook headstone photo
Hi, I would love to add this photo to my family tree on with the photo credit to you of course. Please let me know if you object to this or to let me know how you would prefer the photo credit worded. Thanks so much.

Added by Kari Olson on Oct 08, 2014 6:45 PM

Thanks for the transfer. Hope your having a great Wednesday.

Added by Annita on Oct 08, 2014 3:25 PM

Jerry Stremcha
Ronald Stremcha
Thanks for the transfer and getting the duplicate squared away.

Added by Jerry Stremcha on Oct 08, 2014 3:14 PM

Cindy & Sarah
Doris Thorsen
Thanks for transferring Aunt Doris' memorial to me.

Added by Cindy & Sarah on Oct 08, 2014 7:58 AM

Devil Kitty Designs
RE: David & Dorothy Blum
Thank you so much for helping to clear up the confusion. I wasn't sure if it was a matter of a cemetery that changed names, bodies and a stone moved etc. and I really couldn't figure out just where they were supposed to be. I even looked at death records, but those aren't always accurate either, as I have had several relatives who were originally buried in one cemetery and than moved at a later date to another.

Again, thank you so much for all your hard work and for helping clear up the situation for me.


Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Sep 27, 2014 3:25 AM

Devil Kitty Designs
David & Dorothy Blum
I was going through my Blum family files and came across memorials for David Blum and his wife Dorothy here on Find A Grave, and now I am completely confused.

Dorothy died in 2001 and David in 2008 which I have confirmed. But now comes the confusing part. Each of them has TWO memorials on Find A Grave. In 2008 memorials # 25449850 (Dorothy) & 25449840 (David) were created, and placed in the listing for Sacred Heart Cemetery in Mondovi. Now in 2011 memorials 81660992 (Dorothy) & 81660981 (David) were created and placed in Riverside City Cemetery in Mondovi.

I would have assumed that one set was in the proper location and the other made in error, but all four memorials have photographs of the couple's headstone. The photos taken and added to the 2008 memorials and the ones taken in 2011 show the exact same stone. So now I am confused as to just which cemetery actually has the bodies. I am sending this message to both contributors in the hopes that one of you will be able to shed some light on this and end the confusion.

Thanks in advance.


Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Sep 26, 2014 2:32 AM

Thank you so much for creating the Memorial for Emma Houghton and for transferring her to me so she can be updated and linked to her family members and siblings. It means a lot. PS) Your graving work is wonderful! Just think of all the links you are creating!

Added by Wisterial on Sep 25, 2014 4:16 PM

Twig Of The Tree
Thank you for the transfer!
Thank you for the transfer of my great aunt & uncle, James! I appreciate all the work you do the Find A Grave! ---Twig

Added by Twig Of The Tree on Sep 22, 2014 8:05 PM

Twig Of The Tree
Albrecht Family
Hello James!
Could you please transfer to my care:

William Albrecht # 33108581 and his wife,
Freda Albrecht # 33108580

Frieda and William are my great Aunt and Uncle.
Thank you! Twig # 48280310

Added by Twig Of The Tree on Sep 21, 2014 2:45 AM

Susan W
Gardner Cemetery
The memorial for Gardner Cemetery in previous message is William L Stevens, Sr #5465164

Added by Susan W on Sep 20, 2014 12:36 AM

Susan W
Gardner Cemetery Dekalb IL
Hi! Thank you for all the work you do here!! I see your name go by on a lot of things in my area so I know you must be busy out here. I'm not sure where you are located so please forgive me for assuming you probably don't live exactly in my area.
Just thought I'd let you know - there isn't a Gardner Cemetery in Dekalb, IL. It looks like you created only 1 of the 12 memorials that show as being there. I've messaging the person who entered the other 11. It's very easy to confuse - even the locals have difficulties with it. The only Gardner Cem is located on Route 38 (Lincoln Hwy) about a mile or so east of County Line Rd. It is technically in Maple Park, IL which is in Kane County. County Line Rd is where Dekalb County begins. The town (village?) of Maple Park actually straddles the two counties and sits mostly north of Route 38. The photos of the stones on the memorials are definitely in the Gardner Cem in Maple Park. It's a small cemetery and I've seen all those stones in there. This cem is frequently listed in obits, etc as being in Dekalb but it is neither in Dekalb county nor the village of Dekalb which is about another 10 miles or so west of Maple Park. I suggest that we leave the name of that cemetery as is but put a message on it with this info directing them to the other. If we delete the entire cemetery, I would think someone else will create it again for the same reason. I am not trying to be "right" only trying to make things accurate for all.
Let me know what I can or should do to help or facilitate this. It looks like you have a lot more experience on this site than I do so I welcome any advice you can give me.
Thanks! Susan

Added by Susan W on Sep 20, 2014 12:34 AM

A Family Who Loves Genealogy
What wonderful work you do!
I simply had to take a few minutes to sing your praises about Floral Designer's collage for her parents!

I could not stop but send you a quick hello to let you know how much your artistry touched me today!

Thank you Thank you Thank you. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. What a stunning memorial photo you have created!

Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Sep 19, 2014 10:36 AM

RE: William Ward Maynor
I did not know this. I must investigate, sounds interesting... Wonder why the flowers were shut down??

Added by TLS on Sep 19, 2014 7:54 AM

Maynor transfer
Many thanks for transferring William W. Maynor to me!

Added by rhm on Sep 18, 2014 7:18 PM

RE: Gulley / Vaugn
Yes the father of Margaret GULLEY is Eugene VAUGHN.
I hope Mr W. Piety writes back and is willing to work this out.
I always delete my dupes if someone brings it to my attention. In Mission Dolores I caught my own duplicate and removed it just today :)

God I'll be glad when this is done!!! And boy you can tell the difference between CountedX56 and other photographers. Jamie Baker's are the best very hi-res so you can really zoom in on an area of the stone. It looks like many of these stones have been repaired-well done job too. I'd love to see this cemetery but my eyesight is so bad I no longer can drive and traffic terrifies me, so this is my virtual substitution :-
Yours Truly,
Blind Melon Marcia)

Added by Marcialyn on Sep 13, 2014 9:23 PM

Sharon Sabel Pike
Halverson memorials
Thank you for transferring the Halverson memorials to me. I will take good care of them.

Added by Sharon Sabel Pike on Sep 13, 2014 7:08 PM

Work at Mission Dolores, SF
Dear James, I just want to thank you for your help and apologize for creating all the edits/emails this generates. BUT, I have reduced the "unknown/unknown" listings by at least half, maybe even two-thirds!
And again, you don't have to transfer, I'm NOT asking you for them, I'm just trying to add relevant data to the memorials and fix any problems I find (like one name being actually 2 persons at that burial site)

Again, a heartfelt THANKS!!

Added by Marcialyn on Sep 13, 2014 2:18 PM


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