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KathyCook (#47357080)
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Bio Photo I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I enjoy photographing tombstones for FindAGrave. I have even been known to dig stones out of the ground. :)

I do not consider my photographs "copyrighted". I post them for the sole purpose of helping other genealogists in their family research. However, if you post the photos on ancestry or another website, photo credit would be appreciated. :)

My goal is not to impress others by high numbers. I create many memorials just so they are documented, and try to add pertinent information to them. I'm more than willing to transfer these memorials to someone who can take better care of them, as long as they are not my relatives.

Surnames I am researching: Solomon-Haberman (Jennings Co. IN & Saline Co. MO); Stoneking-Livingston-Long (Greene Co. PA & Tyler Co. WV); Wagaman-Turner (Missouri, Kansas, Washington); Pannekoek-DeVoogd-Waterloo (Kent Co. MI); LePard-Densmore (Kent, Ionia & Barry Co., MI); Kirby-Payne (Howard Co. MO); Riggle-Guist-Ortz (PA & OH).
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Julie Church
RE: Jennie DeWitt on Find a Grave
Thank you, Kathy. What does keeping the memorials updated involve?
Julie
Added by Julie Church on Nov 28, 2014 9:43 AM
Julie Church
Jennie DeWitt on Find a Grave
Thank you for this post: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97452451

Jennie was born
Jantje Aans de Wit, 6 Dec 1828, in Stiens, Leeuwarderadeel, Friesland, Netherlands

She is my 2nd great grandmother and with husband Sipke Sipkes Postma had these children:
Geertje "Gertrude" Sipkes Postma
1848 1925

Boukje Postma
1864

Sipke Postma
1865 1954

Egbertye Postma
1868

Hendrik Postma
1868

and my great grandmother
Tytje "Tillie" J Postma
1869 1957

who is also buried in this cemetery, as Tillie VanderZwaag: Tillie VanderZwaag Birth: 1869 Death: 1957 Service date: 05/30/1957 Family links: Spouse: Charles VanderZwaag (1869 - 1938)* *Calculated relationship Burial:Plot: I-058E-03 Greenwood Cemetery Grand Rapids Kent County Michigan, USA Retrieved from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96926421 Husband Charles is buried in Greenwood too: Charles VanderZwaag Birth: 1869 Death: 1938 Service date: 11/19/1938 Family links: Spouse: Tillie VanderZwaag (1869 - 1957) Burial:Plot: I-058E-04 Greenwood Cemetery Grand Rapids Kent County Michigan, USA Their children were: Henry Vander Zwaag
1891 1964- buried in Greenwood: Greenwood
Plot: I-58E-07


my grandmother:
Jean "Jennie" Vander Zwaag
1895 1969 buried in Greenwood: Plot: BLOCK T Lot :26 Space :3 as Jean VanOosten

Gertrude Vander Zwaag
1900


Jean was married to Herman VanOosten and share the same headstone. You took the photo and added it to the memorial. Thank you.

Did you ever come across a headstone or a plot without a headstone that is for Herman's father and mother, my great grandfather, Derk (Dirk)VanOosten
Birth 08 Jul 1867 in Middelstum, Huizinge, Netherlands
Death 12 Oct 1925 in Walker, Kent, Michigan

and Jantien "Jennie" Seborg VanOosten
my great grandmother
Birth 5 April 1878 in Emmen, Netherlands
Death 28 Jan 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

I have not been able to locate where they are buried.

Julie VanOosten Church

Added by Julie Church on Nov 27, 2014 6:59 PM
Robert Schreffler
RE: May Guist - Canton, OH
May was the daughter of my great grand aunt, Flora Tantlinger Baker.
Added by Robert Schreffler on Nov 21, 2014 10:25 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Mary Moser
Yes, I just stumbled over that myself when I was looking into the Moser husband who married Mary Guist, which led me to Mary's sister, then to another, then another...
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Nov 13, 2014 1:18 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Guists at Grandview Cem
You're very welcome. I'm not sure how far you are branching out on this line but if you are interested in the daughter Mary, submit a request and I'll run over there tomorrow before the snow starts.

Glad I could help!

Brian
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Nov 12, 2014 1:29 PM
Charles Gibson
RE: Merle Allen Guist
Oops! Been a while since I added that one but I believe Grace's grave was marked but Merle's wasn't
Added by Charles Gibson on Nov 10, 2014 6:31 AM
Rob Steward
Photos
Thank you for taking the photo's of the Frederick Schmid gravestone in Greenwood Cemetery.
Rob
Added by Rob Steward on Nov 04, 2014 8:51 PM
Gianna
RE: Elizabeth Dougherty
That would be great, thanks. She is my several times great grandmother so would love to maintain her page.
Added by Gianna on Nov 04, 2014 7:07 PM
Keith Gee
RE: George E. McCullough
It a few minutes to figure out where George was located. Yes, the name did fall off. The cemetery said they could fix it but how long that would take I do not know. Lots of paperwork!
Added by Keith Gee on Oct 27, 2014 2:10 AM
BluMoKitty
Mahala Arthur Cozine
Thank You for the update and the newspaper article for Mahala it is appreciated, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Oct 26, 2014 12:53 AM
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