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Alan Wismer (#46864949)
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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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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
John "Jack" Richter
RE: Warren Wismer

I'm happy to oblige. Yes I took the picture while in Italy for our 50th Wedding anniversary, we were there for a month.
The Memorial Hall is well done, giving dignity to the purpose.

Jack Richter
Added by John "Jack" Richter on Aug 25, 2014 10:24 PM
Joni Spellman Krause
Lester and Minnie Coykendall Photos
May I put your photos on with credit given to you? Thank-you, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on Aug 22, 2014 6:14 AM
Jeanette Dunigan
RE: Sallie Hunt / Sarah Brownell
HI. That would be fine if you want to transfer them to me. John was Sally and Ephraim Dailey's son. Sally remarried on 25 Oct 1848 to Gilbert Hunt....I assume Ephraim died. I descend from Sally & Ephraim's son, Oliver Dailey and Margaret Melissa (Anway) Dailey. Thank you. I have no more info on Sally or Ephraim's parents. We got her surname from a family Bible but that was as far back as it went (unfortunately).
Added by Jeanette Dunigan on Jul 26, 2014 9:06 PM
Kathy A
RE: Mariah Ainsworth
Hi Alan.... I'm sorry for the long delay in responding, I'm still learning all the ins and outs of find a grave and just found your message. :(

Yes, my husband Rick Ainsworth, is the gggrandson of Robert Ainsworth through Robert's son Fred.

Robert had 4 wives. First wife Katie Letts died young leaving Robert with 3 young children to care for. Mariah was wife #2, she however died in childbrith - child also died. Margaret was the 3rd wife and the "grandma" that the children and grandchildren knew. 4th wife was Julia.

thank you for your willingness to transfer Robert and Mariah over to me. I appreciate it!

Kathy Ainsworth
Added by Kathy A on May 12, 2014 12:21 PM
Bonnie Hoy
Eleon Purdun
Lakeside Cemetery
Lake Odessa
Ionia County

I see that you have put a grave stone picture on for his wife Orsia Purdun, could you please put a grave stone picture on for Eleon.

Thank You
Added by Bonnie Hoy on Apr 05, 2014 6:28 AM
Roger Engelken
RE: Forestville Cemetery Graichens
You are doing a fine job with them, glad they are remembered.


P.s. I believe you can ignore my other email if the documents have a home.
Added by Roger Engelken on Mar 30, 2014 12:59 PM
Updated Headstone Picture in Lakesides
Thanks you so much for taking your time taking updating pictures of some of my aunts and uncles headstone with such details. I lives in Madison WI, and it is hard for me to visit this cemetery, words can not describe how I am feeling right now. :) :) :) :)
Added by Cynthia on Mar 29, 2014 9:01 AM
Roger Engelken
Forestville Cemetery
Thank you for posting the information on the Graichen family buried there. Heinrich Graichen and Ernestine Graichen nee Scheffler are my great great grandparents. I have yet to visit the cemetery, or even Michigan, but do hope to one day.

Added by Roger Engelken on Mar 22, 2014 10:27 AM
Lila M. Arroyo
RE: Dodges in Elkland Cemetery
Alan disregard any message I sent you from any Dodges, my PC had a glitch and Elkland got mixed in with Ellington, I have it straighten out, sorry for the error, it showed tha the elkland memorials were buried in Ellington, strange.
Sorry for the trouble
Added by Lila M. Arroyo on Feb 25, 2014 4:43 PM
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