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The Navigator (#46856982)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 25 days
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I started researching my husband's family after years of searching for my own ancestors when I found Find A Grave. Behold, I found many of my husband's family. I was not as successful in locating my own family. I eventually came in possession of an extensive family tree on my mother's side. I then knew I had to place my family on Find A Grave.

It has been exciting finding information, but it has been more wonderful creating memorials for the family I knew and loved.

I realized I've always had a passion for family history. One of my favorite memories was sitting around the table at family gatherings listening to all the stories. I was fortunate enough to have known my great-grandmother and was always especially fond of her tales of life in Ireland.

I have been on the trail of my Mother's family in Ireland, Germany, Baltimore, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Richmond, Virginia, and Delaware. Surnames I'm searching for are Burns, Brennan, Burke, Darcy, O'Hare and Michaelis.

My Father's family traces to Ireland, England, Germany, Switzerland, New York City, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland. Surnames I'm searching for are Rapp, Burke, Breslin, Edge.

My husband's family traces to England, France, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. Surnames I'm searching for are Wyatt, Adkins, Mullins, and Morgan.

I would like to thank my relative Charlotte Elizabeth Trainum Stewart for her tireless effort in producing our family history. To my Late cousin George William Larkins for keeping my interest in cemeteries and foreign lands alive with his wonderful stories.

This is dedicated to my Mother, Kathleen Louise Michaelis Rapp, who was the first person I added, she taught me the importance of love of family. I could not have asked for a more loving, compassionate and devoted mother.
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Mary Brennan
Hi Kathy - I corrected Mary Brennan's memorial per your suggestion. I pulled the info from the old Brooklyn Daily Eagle but think I messed this up. What you can do is give St. Charles a call and request burial information. Let me know what the plot information is and if there is a stone I can get a photo of it. This might help you out. If it turns out to be your relative, I'd be happy to transfer the memorial to you.

Added by loradora on Nov 29, 2015 3:22 PM
Terry Collins
RE: Edwin H. Dotter Jr.


In response to your request at the bottom of this message, I have corrected my misplacing of Edwin H. Dotter, Sr.'s grave photograph from Edwin H. Dotter, Jr.'s memorial webpage, and placed it where it belongs.

Thank you for notifying me of my error. I do want to have things accurate. This one was a total oversight on my part, as the grave-marker quite clearly has Edwin H. Dotter, Sr. on it, and not Edwin H. Dotter, Jr. My fault 100%. And my apologies.

And just who was it that ratted me out!?
#;^ grrr!
Absolutely kidding! see---> #;^ grrr!
I thank that person, also. Truly.

Also, if the Dotters are relatives of yours, I'll be happy to transfer them to you. Even if you knew them I'll transfer them, as I have no relation to them at all, and have never known them

Have a swell day, my friend.

And best wishes for the up-and-coming Thanksgiving and Christmas... AND New Years Holiday Seasoning! And may you have help in the kitchen. Amen.

Cheerfully Sincere,
just ol' Terry ♣


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subject: Edwin H. Dotter Jr.

Hi Terry,

Could you please remove the photo of the grave on Edwin Jr.'s memorial (# 77282944) and add it to his father's, Edwin H. Dotter Sr.'s memorial (155263862).
I did not realize it was the wrong picture until someone else brought it to my attention. I really would appreciate your help.

Thank you so much,
Added by Terry Collins on Nov 22, 2015 10:52 AM
Barbara Nicholson
RE: Densil and Juanita Reed
You are welcome and it is nice to know that our efforts are appreciated.
Added by Barbara Nicholson on Nov 19, 2015 2:53 PM
Kevin Ruhl
Lottie E Packham
Can you please add parents to the family link
Father is 154093551 Mother is 154093591. Thanks
Added by Kevin Ruhl on Oct 28, 2015 2:11 PM
Christoph Schmidt
Hi, In June 2015 you left a message on the page of my 2nd Great-Grandfather in St.Paul's/Bachman/
Voshell Memorial Gardens in Baltimore MD.

Do you know anything about him or do you ever get to this cemetery? I have a photo of the stone but the inscription on the stone cannot be read from the photo. It is possible it is in German.

Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated! Good luck on your own searches :-)

Kathie Keefer #47558449
Added by Kathie on Oct 24, 2015 9:30 PM
Jacqueline Villani
RE: Albert Villani

That would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards
Jackie Villani
Added by Jacqueline Villani on Sep 10, 2015 2:19 PM
Jacqueline Villani
Albert R. "Al" Villani
The post you have for Albert R. "Al" Villani
born mARCH 10, 1950 AND DIED jANUARY 18, 2011. iS THE EXACT INFORMATION FOR MY brother Al, who was cremated and not buried at Oak Lawn. Can you tell me more about this most.
Jackie Villani
Added by Jacqueline Villani on Jul 27, 2015 10:07 AM
Albert and Mary Emge
I was able to add photos to your memorial pages for Albert and Mary Emge in Moreland Park cemetery. - Lynne
Added by LShue on Jul 26, 2015 3:14 PM
Ruby Thompson
I also took a photo of Ludwig Thompson's marker. If you decide to create a memorial page for him, I will be glad to add my photo to it, just let me know.
Added by LShue on Jun 28, 2015 8:16 PM
Ruby Thompson
I also took a photo of Ludwig Thompson's marker. If you decide to create a memorial page for him, I will be glad to add my photo to it, just let me know.
Added by LShue on Jun 28, 2015 8:15 PM
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