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Alan Wismer (#46864949)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Hi,

I have been researching my family tree since way back in the 1970's, starting out doing it the hard way; lots of legwork. Now the internet has made a lot of it easier.

I have always enjoyed walking through old cemeteries and looking at the old stones. If you'd like a picture of a friend's or relative's grave near me, please let me know and I'll see if I can do it for you. Please let me know as much information as possible, like obvious things like cemetery name, location, etc, but also the plot numbers and other names associated with the person you are interested in.

I love history. Family names I am searching include Wismer, Wagner, Dunlap, Kirby, Lietke, Johnson, Sprout, Herrington, and Sweet among others.

I live just outside of Lake Odessa, Michigan, so I spend a lot of time at Lakeside Cemetery, where there are thousands of graves!

If I fulfill a photo request for you and you want the original pictures, please feel free to ask for them. Generally they are larger and of a higher quality than what is posted on FAG.

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Philo T White
Hi Alan, I just
got this and wow, great shots too, many thanks!
Don (Mooretoots)
Added by MooreToots on Jan 15, 2016 2:18 PM
Benjamin Kinsey
Robert Helmer
Thank you very much for posting the picture of baby Robert Helmer. He was my 1st cousin. I had been to the cemetery, in the past, but I ran out of time before I found him. I am intrigued by the husband stone and the star next to him.
Thanks again for your great work.
Ben Kinsey
Added by Benjamin Kinsey on Dec 15, 2015 7:23 PM
Joel Meriwether
Alan, just wanted to express my appreciation for the photos at Lakewood Cemetery. To find family markers thousands of miles away is so gratifying.
Your work benefits many of the Find a Grave community. Best wishes.
Added by Joel Meriwether on Oct 31, 2015 4:16 PM
Denise Crawford
Thank you for the information on the Housler family. I will have to go and look to see if I knew they were Colorado as I haven't worked on them in some time. Thank you for the heads-up - I sure appreciate it.
Added by Denise Crawford on Oct 26, 2015 9:43 PM
William Heighes & Elizabeth Heighes
Hi Alan:

I think Elizabeth died in 1878, not 1875.

Added by waynemorgan on Oct 20, 2015 11:45 AM
Minnie McClellan
Alan, I transferred Minnie McClellan to you. Have a great weekend!
Added by PedersenAnc on Aug 15, 2015 11:51 PM
Honoring My Ancestors
Transfer and links complete
Hi Alan, it is always a delight to have someone contact me wanting to manage their ancestors' memorials, preserving their memories is what we are all about here on Find.a.Grave. Your Great-Aunt Bertha's memorial is now under your management so you can upload photos and help write her story. Incidentally, she was married to Wesley Noble Whaley who is in my family tree of Whaley's. I don't know much about the family yet to write their story, the search continues for descendants who can assist me. Enjoy! Helen
Added by Honoring My Ancestors on Jul 29, 2015 11:03 PM
Gail Hinton Seward
RE: last name Helmer
Hi Alan, no you know him better than I, I have never met anyone in Helmer continue to manage his Find A Grave please

thanks Gail Hinton Seward
Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Apr 08, 2015 1:52 PM
Kathy A
RE: Mariah Ainsworth
Thank you for the transfer! appreciate it.
Kathy Champagne-Ainsworth
Added by Kathy A on Apr 08, 2015 7:49 AM
Gail Hinton Seward
last name Helmer
Hi Alan, I notice you created Find A Grave #130284781 for Wayne Emerson Helmer on 24 May 2014 in Easton Cemetery, Easton Twp, Ionia, Ionia Co, MI.....did you creat any other Helmer pages????from that cemetery? If so, I have not found them.....Wayne is a 5th cousin to me, I have been trying to connect my Hinton side in MI.....his dad is Glen Leroy Helmer & mom is Mina G. Good.....another family member has taken photos of some headstones & posted them to ancestry but no Find A Grave pgs that I can find.....also in Wayne's obit, his grandmother is Carrie L. Price - Helmer who mom is Olive Rosemond Hinton - Price 1893 - 1938 & dad: Roswell Leroy Price 1852 - 1935 / Glen's mom Carrie died at age 21Y from TB, she had Glen in 1901 & son Russell Adelbert Helmer in 1902, after she died, their dad married Georgia Heminger who raised the 2 boys along with the children she & Arthur Eugene Helmer had..... Thank you in advance for your help.....Gail Hinton Seward #46491204 from IL
Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Feb 01, 2015 11:28 AM
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