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Kathleen B (#46845386)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo January 2015

I still digging through a very large pile of messages and corrections, starting with the oldest first. So, I'll get to them all, but it will be a bit!


I've been an avid genealogist for years, researching my own family and helping others research theirs.

I now have about 2,000 memorials on FindAGrave and a related tree on with 25,000 people. So, I'm getting a lot of contacts asking for more information, sometimes several in a day, then none for a week or so. I always respond to everyone (unless they're particularly cranky), usually with much help and many answers. But, especially as it's now summer, my response time is not generally measured in hours, but days or weeks! So, please be patient. I'll get to you. If a month passes, I may have missed your query. Feel free to poke me again!

Right now, I'm working Pioneer Cemetery (aka Masonic or Odd Fellows) in Boise on-line. The cemetery is now 100% on-line with about 80% of the memorials managed by me. I am now researching all of my managed memorials adding biographical information and familial links where I can. That also means that I'm researching most of the rest of the cemetery, too, because there are many connections amongst the families! (My gracious fellow contributors - especially David M. Habben - have been making lots of updates at my request!)
* Jan 2010 - Section 1 (Masonic) completed and 2,300 entries in related family tree.
* Mar 2010 - Section 2 (Odd Fellows) completed and 4,712 entries in the tree.
* Apr 2010 - Started Section 3 (Knights of Pythias?)
* Jun 2010 - Taking a break (mostly) for the summer. About 25% through Section 3.
* Nov 2010 - Finished Section 3!!! There are now 15,096 folks in my related tree! It was slow going since many of the burials are unrelated. That means no "freebies" when researching one burial and each burial is harder because there are no clues to be found in nearby burials.
* Apr 2011 - Still on Section 4. It's proving slow going. I keep getting sidetracked down interesting trails or being pulled back to folks I've already researched by inquiring relatives (which is grand!). Only have finished 18 of 69 plots (though some may have been finished incidentally with earlier research). Tree is up to 22,081 people.
* Sep 2011 - Yup, still on Section 4! I'm still spending much of my time on side trails initiated by folks contacting me about their relatives and having trouble making progress on Section 4. I've also been especially busy personally. Tree is up to 28,419 people.

I have created many memorials in other cemeteries in order to connect those interred at Pioneer, especially children. I'm also making many requests to other contributors to add the information I happen to find on their contributions and appreciate all of their assistance.

I want my memorials to be as accurate as possible. If you have information to provide, please use the "Edit" tab, then "Sugggest A Correction" link to do so! I'm tickled to be able to add more information and link them to other family members. If you know of the burial of a sibling, but the parents locations are unknown, I'll even happily add a hot link in the memorial to the sibling.


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Melody O
Family Transfer Request - Please?
Hi Kathleen -

I didn't see anything in your profile regarding transfers of memorials, but I respectfully request transfers of my family members to me: Melody O (#47360748)

John Hoover Jr #67160504 -My Gr Gr Grandfather
Rose Jackson Hoover #67160489 -My Gr Gr Grandmother
Gertrude Rogene Hoover Hutchins #67160423 -My Gr gr aunt
Omar H Hutchins #43878250 -My Gr gr uncle by marriage

Thank you for all of the memorials you have been maintaining!

Melody O'Connor
Added by Melody O on Apr 13, 2015 1:50 PM
Richard H. Goms Jr.
Anton Bienapfl
Anton Bienapfl was the son of Frank Bienapfl Sr. and Katherine Degelman (#21679356).

I do not know where Frank is buried, but please link him to his mother.

Thank you.
Added by Richard H. Goms Jr. on Apr 11, 2015 8:16 PM
Gainey, William # 59884280
What is the source you found where he had a middle initial of "H"?
Dorothy Brandner, Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Assoc.
Added by dlrb on Apr 03, 2015 9:33 PM
Amanda Fox
Julius Shellworth
Thanks for the updates on Julius Shellworth. I appreciate the help.

Amanda : )
Added by Amanda Fox on Mar 30, 2015 2:40 PM
John Howard Hopffgarten
Hello Kathleen B.,

John Howard's paternal grandfather originates from Germany and I am just finding together his ancestors over there in the region of Thuringia. His family belongs to the Thuringian land gentry and is known in the 12th century already.

I am very interested to get contact with still living descendents of John Howard Hopffgarten. Maybe you see a possibility to help me with and I would be happy to come in contact for with you soon.

Best regards and thank you very much in advance already. (living near the port of Bremen)
Added by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2015 2:03 PM
Aurorae Little U.E.
63542602 Samuel Aikens
Is direct lineage of a cousin I am helping get her roots sorted out, and is my great uncle. Is it possible to have a transfer of this Aikens family?
Samuel Aiken UEL project ... Thanks for your consideration.
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on Mar 16, 2015 12:05 PM
Star C. Pelton
Gene Landers (142866127)
I'm sorry but I must have hit the wrong button or something as I lost the information you requested me to update.
I would appreciate if you would resend it.
I will be more careful so not to lose it this time.
Star (#47291761)
Added by Star C. Pelton on Mar 10, 2015 6:44 AM
Sheri West
Frances Hyde
Info has been added :)
Added by Sheri West on Mar 08, 2015 6:49 PM
Lovenia L Campbell
Find A Grave Memorial# 57148288

I have added the Bio you suggested. Thank you for all your submissions.
Added by IdahoFrank on Feb 08, 2015 2:57 PM
Luther James Washburn
Mr. Washburn did live in the Charleston, Lee County Iowa area for a while. He married a Margret Esther "Maggie" Bannon born & raised on a farm. (1877-1956).
Added by Illinois on Jan 14, 2015 7:43 AM
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