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Donna (#46910450)
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Bio Photo Welcome -

We are doing a holy service by remembering the dead, and preserving history.

I think we all have a piece of the puzzle and if everyone contributes, questions will be answered.
please note - FINDAGRAVE as the name implies is a grave registration site and NOT a genealogy site. Although it can be very useful for genealogy.

This a wonderful site for remembering people. Peoples lives are fascinating and they deserve to be remembered and documented.

Please remember we are not just entering names or stones, but real people. Please ask yourself if your memorial is search-able. All memorials should have last names. Women who never marry, and children don't have maiden names. There is no maiden name unless the name changes. Also please do not use ().

Please do NOT create duplicates.

If you notice any mistakes, please let me know, and I will be happy to fix them. Nobody is perfect, we are all fallible human beings mostly doing the best we can at the moment.

We are merely stewards of 'our' memorials - we manage them and are entrusted with their care and maintenance, but we do not technically 'own' them.

Please read the FAQs (frequently asked questions). Thanks, and please try to resolved unknown burials ASAP.

Please free to use any of my photos with appropriate citations. Will also add updates, -the more info, the better. I don't have a policy about transfers - ask and we can work it out.

"A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always." (author unknown)

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Martin Burrell
Catherine Young
Riverview Cemetery --- I have added a obit.
Added by Martin Burrell on Oct 20, 2014 1:26 PM
Bushong Weiss
Frances Burkirk
Thank you so much for posting the information.
Added by Bushong Weiss on Oct 20, 2014 8:16 AM
RE: Jan Emans
Donna: Thanks for the reply. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated. It the Emans/Emmons book available to purchase, etc.


Added by Cedarwoodacres on Oct 18, 2014 2:35 PM
Jan Emans
Jan Emans is our 9th great grandfather also.
Our line goes;

Jan Emans
Abraham Emans
Daniel Emans (our line)
Peter Petrus Emans
Garrett Emans
Peter Emans
David E. Emmons
Willard E. Emmons
Eugene E Emmons

We are looking for more info on Peter Emans
and David E Emmons mainly.

Please let me know if you have info or need info.

Cedarwood Acres
Added by Cedarwoodacres on Oct 17, 2014 2:33 PM
Joe Chester
Emilie & Elizabeth Carpenter Slauson
Thank you very much for updating these memorials. Emilie and Elizabeth were sisters both married to Austin M. Slauson. I know their parents were Thomas Carpenter and Jane Underhill, but I haven't located their graves yet.

Regards, Joe
Added by Joe Chester on Oct 16, 2014 1:41 PM
Thanks, Donna, for the information and for getting back to me so quickly!

I will check with the library there to see what they can find for me as you suggested.

If there is anything I can do for you here in southern Arizona please do not hesitate to ask.

Added by LauraInArizona on Oct 11, 2014 11:52 PM
I believe that

Franz C Papenfuhs (memorial 104401094)

was my father's (Albert Papenfuhs, memorial 36508016)

uncle on his father's side and that

Gordon P Papenfuhs (memorial 104401296)

was his cousin (son of Franz).

I have been unable to find my father's
parents either on Findagrave or anything
about their deaths (they died after my

Their names were Bert Papenfuhs and
Charlotte Papenfuhs. They lived in New
York about 50 miles of NYC I think. My
father spoke with his family on the phone
often but we always lived thousands of
miles away so I do not have many memories
of any of them.

I found it fascinating that my father
and his cousin Gordon passed within days
of each other on opposite sides of the

Would you know how to find out the
cemetery of my grandparents, Bert and
Charlotte? I have few memories but those
I have are fond and I would like to get
memorials onto Findagrave for them.

Thank you for any help you can give.

Laura (Papenfuhs) McGaffey
Added by LauraInArizona on Oct 11, 2014 8:50 AM
Ozell Smith
thanks for bringing this back to my attention.

It is who I was searching for, she is a relative, and I have spoken with her, and my Dad has also, and has answered so many unanswered question we had about our family.

Thank you.

Connie Meeks Duffey

(she lives about a mile from the church and has attended Antioch UMC for about 50 years or more)
Added by CMD on Oct 10, 2014 7:39 PM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
Thank you for your notes.
Cheery hello sent your way. Do hope this finds you doing well.

Brick Church: Paul from the cemetery, caretaker for over 35 years, was the individual who sent me the info to input, where in some instances, there were only first names. Thank you for your concern. Do appreciate your insight.
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Oct 10, 2014 8:36 AM
Amy (Decker) Veenendall
RE: for Roy Buskirk.
You're welcome
Added by Amy (Decker) Veenendall on Oct 09, 2014 3:15 PM
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