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Jan Miller (#46607804)
 member for 11 years, 11 months, 9 days
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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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caretaker
william stanford
memorial 24921506 please link parents father 39439066 and mother 64971840 my relatives thank you
Added by caretaker on Jan 30, 2016 7:29 PM
Diane Anderson
RE: Transfers
Thank you very much!
Added by Diane Anderson on Jan 29, 2016 4:04 PM
Bill E. Doman
Chester Geisler Obit..
Hi Jan: I really appreciate your poem about the spiritual feelings we cemetery photographers often experience through our voluntary service, especially in Findagrave. It is "with thanks" from me for your great contribution. With the volume of servicing entries I am trying to keep up with, I am referring this request back to you per my Personal Find A Grave Bio., Paragraphs 4-7, and will gladly transfer this memorial upon your request. I hope you will understand. Have a great day and year ahead.
Added by Bill E. Doman on Jan 26, 2016 2:44 PM
Diane Anderson
RE: Pendall and Capps memorials
Yes, that would be wonderful. Thank you for the offer.
Added by Diane Anderson on Jan 25, 2016 5:25 PM
Lois
Obituary sources - Lena Lohrenz
Jan,
I have noticed that you have put on obituaries but do not list the source. We always need the source that lists the paper, date, page & column. This should be placed in parenthesis following the obit.
Thanks!
Lois
Added by Lois on Jan 19, 2016 8:06 AM
RebeccaSue Daugherty
Sterling G Sharpe
I was going to research more on this and found due to different spelling yours is the original, so I will leave it on there so you can get the information from it. Memorial # 156214227.
Yours is Sterling G. Sharpe. Sorry for inconvience. Or let me know when you have it and I will delete mine.
Added by RebeccaSue Daugherty on Jan 14, 2016 10:46 PM
Keith
RE: Irma and Robert Schnieders
No problem. I knew you would get back with me.
Added by Keith on Jan 08, 2016 7:16 PM
Keith
Irma and Robert Schnieders
Sorry Jan,

I am new at this. I realize you need my find a grave # which is #48375549. If you could transfer Irma and Robert Scnieders I would appreciate it.They are my wife's grandparents. Thanks
Added by Keith on Dec 29, 2015 10:27 AM
sellgen
Niblick Cemetery, Logan Co, Samuel Nisewanger

Hi again Jan,

Guess I looked at the sites wrong; b/c you added the sites and the picture for babies Flora and Perry Nisewanger, who belong to my 2x great-grandfather, Joseph Nisewanger, and are beside his tombstone, down the fence row from Joseph's father, Samuel Nisewanger.

I would appreciate having them transferred to me along with Samuel and Elisabeth and then will add Grandma Nisewanger and the other children so they can all be connected.

Thank you so much, and sorry for the confusion.

21764889 Flora
21764943 Perry
51487602 Elisabeth
51487742 Samuel

Sharon Ellis
Added by sellgen on Dec 28, 2015 3:02 AM
sellgen
Niblick Cemetery, Logan Co, Samuel Nisewanger
Hi Jan,
Just wanted to thank you for setting up the sites on my 3rd great-grandfather, Samuel Nisewanger and his wife, Elizabeth. I truly appreciate it and love the fact that you photographed their tombstone.

I have two requests: I would love to have their sites transferred to me, so I could add more information on them. Also, my 2nd great-grandfather, Joseph Nisewanger, who died Jan 1890, is just down the fence row from Samuel and Elizabeth's stone, as you walk toward the front of the cemetery.

Someone set up a site on Joseph and on his babies, Flora and Perry, putting a picture of the babies' stone on their sites, but not taking a picture of Joseph's stone. I wondered if you were going to be in that area anytime in the future if you would mind dropping by and taking a picture to go with Joseph's site. Would be eternally indebted to you. :)

Thanks again,
Sharon
Added by sellgen on Dec 28, 2015 1:59 AM
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