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Jan Miller (#46607804)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my own family and volunteering for the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society now for the past few years. I love wandering through cemeteries and will be willing to take photos of headstones in my town (or within 20 mi. or so) to help other researchers.


PLEASE ASK ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO TRANSFER A FRIEND OR RELATIVE. I ALMOST NEVER HAVE ANY PROBLEM DOING THIS!

The following poem, which I wrote, has gotten a lot of attention lately from those wishing to share it with others. Please know that I would be honored if you did. You can use my name as author if you like.

THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone


***PLEASE NOTE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! THANK YOU!!***


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Find-a-Grave Friends: Due to several circumstances, I have been delayed at fulfilling transfer memorials and corrections/connections. I plan to begin working on these today to complete these as requested. Thank you all for your patience -- you have not been forgotten -- and although I won't be notifying you individually that the corrections are made, please rest assured that they will be done ASAP. I appreciate your patience! -- Jan
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**************************************************ACCIDENTS SUCH AS DUPES HAPPEN, BUT *PLEASE* MAKE SURE YOU CHECK FOR AN EXISTING MEMORIAL FIRST BEFORE CREATING A NEW ONE! I HAVE HAD TO DELETE A NUMBER OF MY ORIGINAL MEMORIALS BECAUSE OF DUPES THAT WERE CREATED WITH MORE INFO OR PICS AT A LATER DATE. AS I HAVE STATED IN THE PAST, I WILL ALMOST ALWAYS TRANSFER MEMORIALS IF REQUESTED BUT PLEASE, AS A COURTESY, LOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL BEFORE DUPLICATING. THANKS!
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Linda
RE: Frank B. Vollmar obituary
Thank you for the obit. I did a little research last night and connected a few of his children.
Added by Linda on Jan 19, 2015 8:45 AM
Michelle Drayton-Fisher
Hannah Reece Photo
Hello Jan,
I rec'd your message to use your the headstone photo you posted on Hannah Reece's memorial. Thank you, I appreciate your time and efforts on Find A Grave,
Sincerely,
Michelle Drayton-Fisher
Added by Michelle Drayton-Fisher on Jan 08, 2015 2:52 PM
gladys garrett
RE: Annie Barlow Garrett
I would like that very much. This is my husbands people. Thank You Gladys
Added by gladys garrett on Jan 04, 2015 8:51 AM
Rick Riggs
Angel family farm
Jan,
I am looking for the angel family farm cemetery in Crab Orchard Cove Illinios. I was wondering if you could tell me where it is located. My 3 times great grand parents James and Louisa Riggs are buried there. My wife and I am planning to take a trip to the area soon and would like to see it if possible.
Thanks,
Rick Riggs
Added by Rick Riggs on Dec 25, 2014 12:59 AM
sandra plassmeyer
family
I do lots of genealogy. What is your family name.

Sandy


email me at Plassmeyers@yahoo.com
Added by sandra plassmeyer on Dec 13, 2014 7:27 PM
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Gemmell Family
The Gemmell Family was killed in Maryland when the plan crashed into their house.

We have created memorials for the mother & two children.

The mother was found shielding the two children from the fire & smoke.

Please help us pass the word to have other Find A Grave member show their support & stop by the memorials.

Thank you
Sincerely
Find A Grave Member #47614207
Added by Member #47614207 on Dec 10, 2014 1:00 PM
Judith Finnell
RE: Isaac Heflin memorial
Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for the transfer, went with yours and deleted mine as you had posted yours first
Added by Judith Finnell on Dec 05, 2014 4:21 PM
gladys garrett
Annie Barlow Garrett
Jan this is my husbands grandmother and he put a flower on it and some how there is 8 of them all with his name. I could not find a way to delete them could you tell me how or delete all but 1 please Thank You. Gladys Garrett
Added by gladys garrett on Dec 01, 2014 12:09 PM
JHarrison
RE: Obituary for Louis Fink
Thank you it is posted. are you family? if so I do not mind to send him home to you.
Judy
Added by JHarrison on Nov 02, 2014 7:01 AM
Julie Huber
RE: Porth family memorials
Thank YOU!!!

I read your poem to my Mom (who is not into genealogy) and she thought it would be an awesome addition!!!

Thanks again!!!

Julie
Added by Julie Huber on Nov 01, 2014 10:53 PM
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