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SM (#46597451)
 member for 12 years, 2 months, 13 days
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For over 45 years I have worked on my family histories. Sometimes, as a "get-away" from my own research and frustrations I walk through a cemetery and record my own census of readable tombstones. I record the dates and inscriptions just as they are engraved on the memorial.
So, what I have recorded is usually my own work efforts and research.

Memorials are created with respect and honor and are not intended to offend.

Should you have additions/corrections to my entries or if you would like your family member or friend transferred to your care, please let me know--
If the memorial is not my own relative or close friend, I consider ALL requests for memorial transfers. I'm not going to quibble over the ancestry and how many times removed you are from the person in the memorial. I'm happy to transfer memorials. Likewise, I appreciate similar considerations.

(And - I'm not in a numbers race to see how fast I can post obituaries or how many memorials I can post)
Seems some entries are made before the family has an opportunity to return from the cemetery !

I wish you success as you look for those who have gone before.

BY THE WAY -- when I find my personal pictures- many I personally took -- lifted and re-posted on other sights -- It angers me that there isn't acknowledgment of the source.
After all, I am very proud of my ancestors.

I don't care if you use my personal pictures in your online family trees but at least have the courtesy of making a connective link to the original on FindAGrave, and/or including credit to FindAGrave member SM #46597451.

Of course, I would cannot imagine anyone would use my personal pictures for personal financial gain.
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Carl Catherman
RE: Sophia Steininger
Yes, I am distantly related. Her mother and my great-great grandfather Frederick Bowersox were first cousins.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 27, 2015 2:13 PM
Carl Catherman
Sophia Steininger
Thank you very much for editing her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 27, 2015 1:28 PM
Carl Catherman
Sophia Steininger
Hi, I am sending you a link to her parents. There is a bio note stating her presumed parents but that is incorrect. Would you please remove that part of the bio.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 17, 2015 1:44 PM
Monte LeBlanc
RE: Memorial 15930793
The family surname was "Wilkeson" but has sometimes been recorded as "Wilkinson". Maybe Ann Elizabeth used the "Wilkinson" spelling? Ann Elizabeth took the surname of "Wilkeson" when her mother married a "George Wilkeson" (spelled that way)in 1843. Ann Elizabeth was the natural daughter of a Cyprien Johnson per a paternity suit filed by her un-married mother, Margaret Kiefer. The family named was spelled "Wilkinson" on the 1850 and 1860 census of Indiana, but was spelled "Wilkeson" on the 1870 and 1880 and 1890 census of Iowa where Ann Elizabeth's parents and siblings moved. Your call as to the surname you wish to use for Ann Elizabeth. You any relation?
Added by Monte LeBlanc on Oct 22, 2015 10:07 PM
Anne Stutzman Stevens
Jacob & Catherine Zeiger
Thanks for the transfer of these memorials. Anne
Added by Anne Stutzman Stevens on Sep 29, 2015 7:20 PM
M. Curry
# 17106554
Sandra L. Barkes is alive and well.
Thank You
Added by M. Curry on Jun 24, 2015 10:01 AM
Teri Showalter
Jacob Smith
Hello. I am wondering about an ancestor of mine, Jacob Smith buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in South Bend Indiana. The memorial, 15941236, says his mother is Rachel Smith. How can Rachel be his mother if she died a year before he was born? Could Rachel and Michael Smith possibly be the grandparents to Jacob Smith and Mary Ann Tuttle Smith? Please let me know if you know anything about the family.
Teri Showalter
Added by Teri Showalter on Jun 02, 2015 6:53 PM
RE: Charles Alexander Hoard
Thank you very much. It's greatly appreciated
Added by CarlosBenitez on May 21, 2015 1:02 PM
Geneva & Levi Bruce
You have good knowledge of the Bruce Clan, I will transfer them to you.
Added by Darrelll on May 19, 2015 6:17 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Joseph D. Mellow
Thank you so much for transferring Mr. Mellow to me! I have added his obituary and also added his wife, with her obituary, to Find a Grave. As you can read in his obit, Mr. Mellow was prominent in South Bend and I am pleased to have saved his obituary so it can be published on Find a Grave.

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on May 08, 2015 9:56 PM
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