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Patricia (Patti) Joy Berndsen Jacko (#46542857)
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Bio Photo Hi all.
I am the Volunteer Admin for Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio.
I am the caretaker of all AUTOGRAVR records. I am NOT autogravr. We are trying to fix them with a wonderful group of volunteers. The records are in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio and Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. There are roughly 270,000.

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I would like to remind everyone that with the Christmas and New Year's holiday (including Friday, Saturday and Sunday) I get tied up with family friends and general craziness so your changes, questions etc could be delayed. Please be patient and have a nice, safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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I work on this Working weekdays M thru F. I try to turn changes and other requests around in 48-72 hours. Weekends and Holidays are excluded.I do not guarantee this turn around but I do my best.

Please use the drop down menus in the EDIT process to send dates, places of birth/death, marker transcriptions, family links, plots, GPS.
I run the update process roughly 2 to 3 times a day. Again, weekends and Holidays are excluded. Please note that I will no longer enter the above data even if you ask. I enter Bios and Notes only.
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Please make sure your input is correct and makes sense. I have corrected lots of date input because parents are born after their children!!!!!! etc. I get roughly 200 of these a day. I can't check them all.
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Use this method also for single and mass transfers. Just select one of the memorials you want transferred and put all the information using the "Other" menu selection.

Transfers are being made in the order received. I do have my volunteers out there making changes. If you request a transfer in a lot that is being worked, your transfer will be held up until memorial is complete. I may ask for proof or other substantiation if I suspect record collection.


The URL on the autogravr spring grove records is being removed. I will leave the interment id but no URL's. The Interment id is the ONLY way I have of communicating with the Spring Grove Foundation to correct problems on springgrove.org. My response to email telling me that the URL doesn't work or isn't permitted, not per Find A Grave Guidelines, etc ,will be "
Please read my profile for information on the URL". I get too many of these to constantly send out the same information so I put it on my profile. its just easier. The URL hasn't worked in what is going on 4 years. I DID NOT PUT IT OUT THERE. THE AUTOGRAVR PROGRAM DID. There are over 200,000 records so please be patient. YOU WILL GET A 404 error if you use the link.

If you are using springgrove.org as your source, please let me know if there are discrepancies between the burial information, the index list and/or the marker. I can get many changes done by The Spring Grove Foundation but I can't catch them all. Thanks for the help.

LOOK OUT FOR DUPLICATES!!!
The autogravr program created all kinds of duplicates. If you have one let me know. just pick one of the duplicates and send the info via the edit tab process.

We are finding as many as we can but aren't able to find all of them. Make sure I am the manager on one of them. I can't submit a merge otherwise.

I have to merge duplicates with the original good record. I have no choice. I don't like this solution but Ancestry.com is giving me no alternative. I can't delete autogravr records directly because I'm not the original owner.

We do allow dates on markers to overrule the burial records however inaccurate they may be because people send me changes complaining that the memorial dates and marker dates don't match.

I will read Obituaries sent to me and I will put the text in the bio if short. Please provide the text for long obits. I will not accept links to other websites , census dumps, birth certificate dumps, death certificate dumps or any other input. (I know that findagrave.com doesn't want this but obits are a great source of family info)

Please be aware that on memorials that haven't been fixed yet, the year of death may be wrong. This is because the autogravr program put the last year known which is the interment year. This is not always equal to the death year.

All records for all burials prior to October 22, 2011 in Lake view Cemetery, Cleveland OH and Spring Grove Cemetery are for the most part already added. Please do not add any records for burials for those dates until you've checked to see if they already exist. Ask if you can not find them.

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consumption = tuberculosis for those of you who put COD on the record.
Flux = usually dysentery
Brights Disease is a category of kidney diseases. Term isn't used any more. Acute or chronic nephritis is a more up to date term.
La Grippe = INFLUENZA
brain fever in children = meningoencephalitis
Brain Congestion in an adult = stroke
paralysis = stroke
Apolplexy = stroke
Dropsy = hydropsy, is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the body
phthisis -tuberculosis
Liver disease = possible hepatitis
Summer complaint = cholera infantum
Paralysis Agitans = parkingson's disease
Locomotor Ataxia - Syphilis of the spinal cord and its appendages, characterized by shooting pains and other sensory disturbances, and, in the later stages, by paralysis
neurocirculatory asthenia a syndrome of breathlessness, fear of effort, a sense of fatigue, precordial pain, and palpitation, generally considered to be a particular presentation of an anxiety disorder.
GENERAL PARALYSIS OF THE INSANE" = syphilis
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I'm the daughter of Alfred C. and Mary Virginia Prout Berndsen. They are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati OH which I take care of for FindaGrave. My husband Ken is the son of George and Ann Marie Brinza Jacko.

I have added relatives from Wendelman. Papner, Berndsen, Dohme, Prout, Fitzpatrick, Wessel (a family history I'm struggling with at the moment) and others from my mother's side of the family. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio originally.

My husband's family are the Brinzas (Brindzas), Jackos.

I have added records of persons that are in my family or related to them or at least I know something about them. As I find factual information I try to add it. I do check to make sure someone else hasn't done this already.

I am a musician, gardener, photographer, I am reading Christian, Hindu and Buddhist literature and devotional reading as well as mystery fiction. I'm also active in dog rescue organizations.
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It's important to remember people in your past because this website may be the only record that they existed. Every life deserves recognition and respect.
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OR TRANSFERS IN THE MESSAGES SECTION BELOW. Please read my profile to learn how to do this when working with me. Thank you!
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Paula Withorn Calhoun
RE: hi from patti jacko
Hi Patti! I am doing well. Still having some trouble with my fine motor skills (writing, typing, etc.) and double vision. They said it could take up to 2 years from my illness for things to come back. As I started out with nothing after the coma, I am extremely pleased with my progress. I am just not the most patient person, so I hope things come back sooner rather than later. I've been told that if it doesn't come back within the 2 years time, it most likely won't. I would like to thank you for the card while I was in the hospital. I really appreciated your thoughts and prayers.
I've been trying to get back into my genealogy again, but like I said typing is very iffy at times between my vision and coordination. I know it will get better with time. I've gotten much better using a mouse, so I know it will come. Patience.
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year!
Paula Withorn Calhoun
Added by Paula Withorn Calhoun on Dec 21, 2014 3:50 PM
 

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