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STANDS AMONG THE REST,
FORGOTTEN AND FORLORN.
YOUR NAME AND DATE ARE CHISELED OUT,
ON SLATE OR OLD LIMESTONE,
IT REACHES OUT TO ALL WHO CARE,
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO MOURN.
YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT I EXIST,
YOU DIED BEFORE I WAS BORN.
YET, EACH OF US ARE CELLS OF YOU,
OF FLESH AND BLOOD AND BONE
OUR HEART CONTRACTS AND BEATS A PULSE,ENTIRELY NOT OUR OWN.
DEAR ANCESTOR, THE PLACE YOU FILLED,
SO MANY YEARS AGO,
SPREAD OUT AMONG THE ONES YOU LEFT,
WHO WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU SO.
I KNOW THAT YOU LIVED AND LOVED,
BUT, I WONDER IF YOU KNEW,
SOMEDAY I WOULD FIND THIS SPOT,
AND COME TO VISIT YOU.
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|Adelle Frank||RE: George Sleeseman's memorial|
Thanks for transferring his memorial!
|Casual Onlooker||RE: hi|
If they have trouble coming up it probably means other people are transcribing them and the system hasn't caught up yet.
|Casual Onlooker||RE: Hi|
Not related, but happened to see him randomly when looking through the cemetery. When I see an initial on a stone or on a memorial that doesn't have a full name, I go back through birth/death/marriage records to see if I can find it. Sometimes I can't, but I found his. It's just something I enjoy doing. I've found most of my relatives that I know of on Find A Grave, so I just help out on others.
Thanks so much for the info! Marion
Added by Marion on Sep 13, 2016 12:11 PM
|Sarah Mikkelsen Carson||John Leonard Burns and Velma Victoria Rogers Burns|
Thank you for making the edits.
|Lisa R. Garrett||RE: pletchers|
Thanks so much for all the information. I have seen that particular write-up of the Pletcher family history before. I am descended from Samuel's brother Henry who was born at sea. John and Elizabeth Mowrey Pletcher, who moved to Whitley County in 1843 appear to have met with calamity in 1854 as both parents died. They had 12 children according to their oldest son (who named only those living at the time of his interview) and I have only been able to identify 8 of them. Saw your comment about the "Parshall" children and, as there were no other Parshalls listed in Find A Grave in Whitley county thought it might be a butchered variant of Pletcher (I have seen everything from Blashger to Pledger to Plotser). Thought maybe some of their children, whose names I do not know, may have died around the same time they did and were also buried in Shoemaker Cemetery. Thanks so much for looking.
|Lisa R. Garrett||Shoemaker Cemetery in Columbia City|
In the bio for the Joseph Shoemaker memorial in this cemetery you mention several Parshall burials in the early 1850's. I was wondering if you know of a detailed listing of these burials? I'm trying to determine if the Parshalls might actually be the Pletchers, also listed in this cemetery and some of their children. The Pletchers both died fairly young in 1854 (disease?) leaving their children orphans. Possibly some of their 12 children also died around this time.
|OLGA||Herman Steinke # 149601075|
Just a note to let you know that your memorial to Herman Steinke is a duplication of # 139724576, which already has all the details plus a photo. That memorial was entered onto Find A Grave on December 07, 2014.
Added by OLGA on Aug 04, 2016 11:49 AM
|Theresa Ford||RE: Hi|
Thank you so much for transferring them to me, I greatly appreciate it.
|Penny Baughman North||RE: HI AGAIN|
I know how that feels. I lost my husband in 2001 and currently a very dear friend of mine can't seem to recovery completely from a major surgery he had over a year ago. I live in hope that what the Lord wants me to do will be revealed and that I have the strength to endure. Yes, it changes our outlooks completely. I am honored that you choose me and I will do my best to do right by you
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