I was born in Milwaukee, WI and have my German and Czech lines there and my Norwegian lines in Vernon County, WI. I have other lines in Jamestown, VA and in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.
I grew up and married in Melbourne, Florida and we moved to western Washington state in 1972.
I've been involved (obsessed) with genealogy since 1984. I was a long time Girl Scout volunteer and love spending time with my (of course!) fabulous granddaughters and grandson.
update: The Sunset memorial cemetery burial list is now online on the Hoquiam, WA website. I don't know how complete it is but it looks extensive. It should be noted, however, that the city does NOT have all of the graves in their records at all. I myself have found some from the 1930's that are not listed at city hall.
I am willing to photograph graves (as my health, time and weather permit!) in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, Elma, Montesano, Sharon/Porter and several other cemeteries in Grays Harbor County.
Please understand that records of some of the smaller cemeteries are either incomplete or impossible for me to verify beyond a few online cemetery surveys. Sunset Memorial in Hoquiam is difficult at times as noted above.
RE: 139916272 Antonia Ruzicka Antonia most likely has a headstone. I was doing a marker survey of that section last fall and have not gotten around to taking pictures yet. The weather forecast for this weekend is good, so I should be out at Union at least once.
John Thielen #35047656 Am very interested in John Thielen, He is my son's 4th great grandfather. Am working on his family and don't know much about his father's line. Would like to get as much info on him and his wife Lucia Theis. My son's connected thru their daughter Lucia who married John Frey. Please contact me.
Jennie was my grandfather's first wife. My grandfather was old enough to be my mother's grandfather, but that is another story. Jennie's brother Joseph also happened to be the husband of my grandmother's aunt.
I am in touch with my cousin and friend who created Jennie's marker, and we would both be interested in anything you are able to share, as neither of us live near Aberdeen.
RE: Hello, again... Thanks much for your offer of help. I don't belong to any paid sites or I probably would have found the info a long time ago. We were NOT close (but my older brother and my dad were) so we didn't even know he died until I stumbled across his obit one day.
Yep, Wynoochie could take days and days to walk through! My suggestion for that place is to take a group! LOL!
I really like the Masonic in Elma and the little St Joseph Catholic one down the road, but the Odd Fellows at the other end of Elma is a nightmare because there's like over 3000 graves and most are really old and hard to read. Satsop is a nice one to wander through. I agree, Sunset would be a LOT better if they would just have someone in that office, or (as you say) fix the keoske. Yep, those old graves over the hillside are really cool. I have a lot of pictures of those.
Maybe I'll run into you some day at a cemetery! I'll be easy to spot: I'll be the balding guy caring a list in one hand and a whisk broom in the other (and a camera and maybe even an umbrella) who is pacing back and forth for hours.