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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Madeleine Robinson 143128831
Many thanks for the photos of the Van Hulle family plot in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee IL. This is my immediate family - thanks again and again.
Added by LVanHulle on May 26, 2015 9:58 PM
Memorial Transfer Request
Would you be willing to transfer Memorial #119264997 to me. Carol was my cousin and I'd like to manage her memorial on Find A Grave.

Thank you,
Loretta Lee #48491217
Added by Loretta on May 26, 2015 5:36 PM
Eileen Stone Martell
RE: Memorial #84253770 possibly corrected information
The Marshall Kinsmen in Utah was her husband. He died in a logging accident. Joseph Young was Brigham Young's brother. It is a fascinating
Added by Eileen Stone Martell on May 26, 2015 1:43 PM
Eileen Stone Martell
RE: Memorial #84253770 possibly corrected information
His father was James son of Ephraim and Mary. He was born on Mar 11, 1786 in Springfield, NH. He married Sara Emmons Robinson in Williamstown, Vt. Sara was the daughter of Soloman and Abigail Robinson was born Jan 14, 1784 in Putney, Vt.

James died in Princeton Bureau Co., Ill in Feb 1853. Sara died June 28, 1866 in Sheffield Bureau Co., Ill.

All of James and Sara's children were born in Williamstown, Vermont.

I hope this helps.
Added by Eileen Stone Martell on May 26, 2015 8:43 AM
Eileen Stone Martell
Memorial #84253770 possibly corrected information
My great grandfather's sister Ellen Calista Luce Kinsman was born on Oct 21, 1816 in Williamstown, Vermont. In August 1851, she married Marshall Corridon Kinsman. They were migrating to Utah and she was in a carriage when the horses ran away and there was an accident and she died as a result of that accident on April 20, 1852 in Princeton Bureau Illinois. This information was recorded in the Kinsman family history I found on When the Ellen Kinsman came up under Find A Grave, I looked at it and it seemed to match my great grandfather's sister except for the parents, etc. Please advise if I am wrong.
Added by Eileen Stone Martell on May 25, 2015 9:56 PM
Bill S.
Roger Harlow pic
Thanks for all the pictures
that you are taking. It helpd
updating our heritage

Bill S.
Added by Bill S. on May 25, 2015 1:05 PM
Charlene Kimpler
Frank and Mary Wilamoski
Thank you for full filling my requests for gravestone photos.
Added by Charlene Kimpler on May 23, 2015 8:05 PM
Wilsie West photo
Thanks for getting the photo!
Added by gengramma on May 23, 2015 3:47 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo
Thank you very much fo taking & posting the photo's for Janius Spaulding's memorial page. You are much appreciated!
Added by deanna french on May 23, 2015 6:12 AM
April Goddard
Robert James and Isabella Woodruff graves
I received your message that you had not found their gravestone, but it looks like you have. Was this gravestone on the site I provided, or at another? Thanks! April
Added by April Goddard on May 13, 2015 8:41 AM
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