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StephanieSN (#47383699)
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Bio Photo Avid genealogist and repository of family history stuff. I love history and old things, and am especially fascinated by the places around me, and the tales of those who have lived and wandered through the same places I do today. I'm keenly interested in the history of material culture; the history of objects and how they were designed, manufactured, retailed, sold, used, thought about, lost, discarded, kept and treasured. This interest pairs naturally with my wonderment about family history, which originally led me to this site.

I owe much to the abundance of family info I've obtained over the years, shared by cousins and volunteers all over the world - some still living and some now waiting for us on the other side. I love helping people with their own ancestral exploration journeys. In my spare time, I scan through old newspapers and enter the final resting places of those souls lost to the memory of time from published obits and death notices, hoping that one day they'll be found by their own relatives. This and my headstone photo volunteering are my ways of "paying it forward" for all the help, love, and support that has been shown to me in this work. I used to have a great fear of death, but this project has helped me get over that. I now think of cemeteries as peaceful memorial parks, and enjoy my time there paying respects on behalf of the families, friends, and loved ones who can't make it there themselves.

My initial goal is to enter at least as many records to Find A Grave as number of persons in my family history database (...currently about 16,000). One for each one that I've 'found' on my own journey. I love to research & include women's maiden names, and first names too as they're so often Mrs. Richard So-and-So throughout history.

PLEASE help your photo volunteers by obtaining the plot information (if any) and adding it to your desired memorial record prior to requesting a photo! You'll find that your requests are fulfilled much more quickly than if we have to do this ourselves (and some places charge!). This is a volunteer effort. Help us help you.

People live on as long as they're remembered. Speak their names often...

"Do not pity the dead, pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
-J.K. Rowling

Some of my MATERNAL family lines:
Baker, Betts, Chamberlain, Deputat, Dobrovolny, Dovey, Eddy, Edge, Fowler, Goodreds, Hallock, Horton, Homer, Kellington (Killington), Kelsey, King, Lines, Mapes, Mays (Mayes), Nicholson, Pearson, Petz, Ply (Pluhator), Reynolds, Russell, Silver, South, Stedner (Städtner), Swayze (Sweazey), Terry, Warren, Waydell, Whitehouse, Wines.

Some of my PATERNAL family lines:
Acton, Adams, Alden, Amand, Bailie, Baron, Barth, Benmore, Bernier, Blethen, Boucher, Bourdeau, Brecht, Briel, Brauer, Brewer, Broughton, Buist, Buttercase (Butters, Butter), Carbonneau (Carbonneau dit Provençal), Carpenter, Carr, Carty, Commenus, Cotton, Courval, Couture (Couture dit Simard), Cox, Day, De Coligny, Denning, Descoteaux, Desruisseau, Dewsbury, Duncan, Durrell, Earl, Faunce, Ferguson, Fernald, Fisher, Gibbons, Godfrey, Graeser, Guimond, Harlow, Harris, Hay, Herberger, Holdridge, Horwedel, Houle (Houde), Husband, Hutchison, Joiry (Jouary), Knower, L'Ecuyer, Lace, Langdon, Langton, LeFebvre, Leroux, Liger, Lindsay, Longtin dit Jerome, Longtin dit Mineure, Lucas, Mahl, Malet, Marks, Martin, Matchett, Meanes (Mains), Moodie, Morton, Mullins, Nash, Nopp, Norris, Norval, Page, Paré, Paris, Paterson, Pendergast, Perry, Petitclerc, Philbrick, Pingry, Pirie, Porter, Potter, Pouize, Pratley, Racet, Rau, Ritter, Robidoux, Rothenberger, Rouleau, Sampson, Sands, Schneider, Schutz, Seymour, Shabery, Shaw, Sherburne, Smart, Smith, Standish, Stewart, Stockbridge, Symon (Simon), Tibbetts, Trottier, Warburton, Wakefield, Weick, Whittemore, Wise, Wittmann, Zolt.

~A Poem for our Ancestors~
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you

~Author Unknown
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Transfer of 119751757
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you so much for your kindness in transferring my great grandmother to me.
Added by Judith on Jan 31, 2016 9:50 AM
Hanna Kenny Clancey (119751757)
Dear Stephanie,
I would really appreciate if you would please transfer the maintenance of the memorial for my Great Grandmother, Hannah Clancey to me. Thanks for all the wonderful work that you do for Find-A-Grave. Judith
Added by Judith on Jan 29, 2016 11:59 AM
Liane Rose Leavitt
RE: Clarice / Clara, et al.
The first I heard of the Burns name was from the cemetery office. They had her there under an "aka", linking the Burns and Berninzoni. I have been writing back and forth with Nancy Sunkel, wife of John Sunkel, son of Laverne. John said he knew her as Aunt Clarie. Nancy referred to "family secrets" , but said they didn't have any answers, just that they were aware there may be some family mysteries.
When I was looking up Ancestry facts on the girls, I found that Lucille, the youngest, named Charles F. Rose as her father on her Social Security information. I am going from memory, but I believe it was Elvira that listed Albert J. Rosenberg. With some further searching, I discovered that Albert was the biological father. I had been unable to find the Rose family in the census of 1910, or 1920, and that explained it. I then looked up Rosenburg, in those years, and saw the girls, and Clara.
Yesterday I found the marriage certificate for Clara and Charles, 7/25/22. Though I looked under Maroney and Marney, I could not find a marriage in the Colorado records. When she attended my great Aunt Ella Rose's service at Crown Hill in the spring of 1945, her name as an attendant was back to Clara E. Rose.
Nancy alluded to Clara as being "somewhat of a character". The fact that as a possible twice divorced woman, she had a High Requiem Catholic Mass at her funeral, backs up that idea, wouldn't you say? And that was before Vatican II loosened up the church! LOL. Oh my.
My email is The photos will be very much appreciated, as is what you have shared. I am the last Rose, with the exception of my late brothers kids. We are a family of late marriages, late in life babies, and distant relations. To be able to reassemble, and build a tree has been, and continues to be an interesting learning experience. Finding people such as you, Nancy and a few others, that have, and share information is a valuable resource. Thank you so very much. I will look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Liane Rose Leavitt on Jan 25, 2016 2:37 PM
Liane Rose Leavitt
RE: Clarice
Hi Stephanie,
I wasn't looking for you to change the names from Rose to Rosenburg. I have been curious whether the girls had been adopted by Charles Rose, so thank you for that bit of information. They have been linked as daughters to Albert Rosenburg by others on Find A Grave before I began my research. In my tree, I make reference to him as the bio-dad, and Charles as the step-dad, but now will go back and show them to be adopted. What I found to be incorrect was the linking of Ralph A. Berninzoni as the husband of Clarice, rather than her son. This fact has been verified by the cemetery office, and is documented in the census. The son was born in 1932, which would go along with a marriage year of 1931. The Denver directories of the early 1930's and 1940 census show Clarice and Ralph W. Berninzoni. He was both a driver and salesman at that time for my cousin, Charles F. Rose at the Rose Dairy Company. Ralph W. has a birth date of 5/17/1907, and death date of 1/25/1985. I would like to see change him linked as the spouse, and Ralph A. as the son, which is what appears to be correct based on the census, directories and marriage date. The other error, which I do not think was entered by you, but can't be corrected without your assistance is the linking of a Clara Lynch Kauer as the spouse of Albert Rosenberg. Both Clara E. Rose (Lynch) and this Clara are named as his spouse. Any help there would be appreciated.
I am interested in knowing more about how you are related. Do you have any photos, or any stories of interest? With regard to the girls being adopted, it would be of interest to know how to find that information, or is it just something you know from family? Do you know why Clarice is buried as Burns, and not Berninzoni? The dau-in-law of sister Laverne was unaware of her using the name Burns. There are many layers to families. And while not blood related, I am very interested in knowing more about "the sisters" and would greatly appreciate anything you can share in either stories or photos. Thank you very much for your response.
Added by Liane Rose Leavitt on Jan 25, 2016 12:15 PM
Liane Rose Leavitt
Berninzoni edits/errors
I spoke to Mt. Olivet Cemetery this morning. They verified that Ralph W. Berninzoni (1907-1985) is buried in Section 30 Block1 Lot 88 Grave 1. His wife was Claire Burns, aka Clarice Berninzoni, maiden name Rose. Their son, Ralph A. Berninzoni (1932-2004) is in the Madonna Mausoleum. Clarice's biologic father was Albert J. Rosenburg, also buried at Mt. Olivet. Clara E. Rose, mother of Claire/Clarice Burns/Berninzoni, and first wife of Albert Rosenburg are buried at Mt. Olivet next to one another. The number to the cemetery office is 303-424-7785. The sources cited in my previous email will verify the stated relationships. Your cooperation in making these corrections will give authenticity and accuracy to those of us seeking information on Find A Grave.
Added by Liane Rose Leavitt on Jan 25, 2016 10:49 AM
Declining Edits
Stephanie -

I have sent you edits to fix links that you have declined. You have Albert Rosenberg linked to a person you found at a different cemetery - when his wife Clara is buried right next to him. You declined this edit.

You have Clarice linked to her son but as a spouse. You have declined this edit correction from two people.

There is a second memorial for Clarice that was added because you don't show the name she was buried under anywhere in the memorial. "Burns"

Please review the memorials.

Added by VDR on Jan 24, 2016 9:07 PM
Teddy Demesy
albert minter seed 1922-2006

i'm searching for pics of this man or his graves because I have his helmet (ww2)
I hope to see his face.

Sorry for my English but the french people are not very good in foreign languages...

My email :

best regards.

Added by Teddy Demesy on Dec 27, 2015 9:13 AM
Walter G(eorge) Stiess

mother's name Dorothea Sophia Diebold Stiess

father's name William Laurence Stiess

wife's name: Anna P Leininger Stiess

Dorothea is my 2nd Great Aunt I have more information on them if you would like. walter had numerous brothers and sisters............

my e-mail is and i wold be happy to provide you any information that I have.

Added by Lou on Dec 05, 2015 9:17 AM
Dottie Meadows
George R. Cooley
Would you please transfer George R. Cooley to me to maintain so I may add some of our family information? Thank you.
Member# 47025565
Added by Dottie Meadows on Nov 10, 2015 6:24 PM
If you can get the grave locations for your Waldheim requests I'd be happy to try and get them, myself and a few others are going there in a few weeks. Please call the cemetery. Thanks!
Added by Keri on Oct 02, 2015 4:27 PM
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