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Cindy K. Coffin (#47084179)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo Projects I am currently coordinating are listed below.

19th Indiana Infantry, Civil War - Working with a team of contributors to build a virtual cemetery for this "Iron Brigade of the West" regiment. Phil Harris is identifying and photographing as many burial locations as possible for soldiers in this regiment. Rick France, Greg Tompkins, Eric Lowman, Deanna Peterson and I support his work. Phil does his own investigative research to locate the burial sites. When he identifies unmarked graves or badly deteriorated markers that are beyond repair, he works with the Veterans Administration to have new markers made. He then installs the 200 lb. markers all by himself. Sometimes he gets a little help.

Phil's web site for the 19th Indiana is at Phil and other 19th Indiana Infantry volunteers have personally visited the grave sites of the men who served in this regiment. Here is the list of the unmarked graves they have identified, and of markers that need to be replaced or repaired.

US-Dakota War - Coordinating the development of a virtual cemetery for people who were key figures, survivors, victims, or casualties of the US-Dakota War, including Native Americans. Many volunteers have contributed to this project. The Dakota voice needs much better and stronger representation in this history. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to help.

Genealogy and Family History - Surnames that I am researching include Adams, Andersson, Beebe/Beeby, Berglund, Brandl, Brooks, Christiansen /Christensen, Coffin, Gilmore, Howell, Jensen, Larson, Malmstrom, Morgan, Piehl, Pikal, Randall, Rowe, Stewart, Stroud, Suchomel, Taber/Tabor, Van Slyck, Vikre/Wickre/Wikre, and Wilcox.

Thanks to all the contributors who have generously transferred memorials, responded to photo requests, or reached out in many other ways to help with these projects.

Corrections/Updates to Records: Please do not use the "virtual flower" feature of Find A Grave to submit corrections or additions; this is improper use of the feature. To submit corrections or add information to memorials, please use the "Suggest a Correction" feature in the memorial. (Click the Edit tab, then click the "Suggest a correction..." link.)

There is a strict policy against creating duplicates on Find A Grave. Please see Help With Find A Grave for detailed web site guidelines, including information about handling unknown or non-cemetery memorials.

I will transfer memorials within Find A Grave's transfer guidelines. Please state your family relationship to the ancestor for which you are requesting a transfer (for example, "great grandson").


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Messages left for Cindy K. Coffin (155)[Leave Message]
Brook Steed
RE: Addleman Family
I wasn't aware of that one. Thanks for the head's up. One of my ancestors from my dad's side was one of the characters in the TMC series Turn. Unfortunately they took creative liberty and killed off my 7x G Grandfather Nathaniel Sackett nearly 30 years before his real death. He is considered to be one of America's first spies.
Added by Brook Steed on Nov 07, 2015 5:55 PM
Brook Steed
Addleman Family
Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you put into the Addleman family on FindAGrave. I am the GG grandson of Dewitt Clinton Addleman (son of Jacob, son of Wm. H., etc.) I assume we are related as I am also descended from the Coffin line.

Brook Steed
Ft. Wayne, IN
Added by Brook Steed on Nov 02, 2015 4:40 PM
Shawne L
Anna Katrine Wikre Berglund Memorial# 32622897
Please cite sources for obits entitled "FAMILY MOURNS A LOVING MOTHER" and "MRS. ANDREW BERGLUND BURIED LAST FRIDAY" that are copied to FindAGrave Memorial# 32622897, and dates of publication.

Thank you.
Added by Shawne L on Oct 21, 2015 6:46 PM
Git 'Er Dug
Scott Clark
Many thanks for the bio info on Scott! He now lives on, which will thrill a descendant who comes across Scott's memorial!

Blessed Be~

Added by Git 'Er Dug on Sep 08, 2015 7:04 PM
Betty Jean Philippi
RE: Nicholas Biddle
You are most welcome. Mr. Biddle deserves our recognition and respect.
Added by Betty Jean Philippi on Sep 07, 2015 9:16 AM
Hoblit at Hillside
I was taking photos at Hillside and have ones for an Issac Hoblit, 1841-19?? and Mary Towner Hoblit. It looks like you have created memorials for them but an unsure. The ones I have are buried in Section I. Let me know if you think this are the same and I will upload photos or if I should create new ones.

Added by leslie on Sep 21, 2013 10:06 AM
Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery of Minneapolis
Co G 1st Minn Mounted Rangers
Thought you might like to add George Lampman #116917658 to you list.

Rachel Keller for Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery
Added by Friends of Oak Hill Cemet... on Sep 20, 2013 7:11 AM
Randall Stuart Peik
Rev. August A. Biebighaeuser

I would like to transfer the management of the grave of Rev. August A. Biebighaeuser and since you are managing the grave of his wife Johanne, I thought you may be interested. I got involved here without really wanting to do this and before I knew it I was managing a grave. Please be so kind as to tell me what I must do to accomplish this if it is to your desire that you take on this gravesite.

Thank you.
Randall Stuart Peik

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Added by Randall Stuart Peik on Jul 20, 2013 1:26 PM
Otto Barth (Memorial # 96168372)
Are you sure that Otto Barth (Memorial # 96168372) is buried in Old Masonic Cemetery, Mankato, Minnesota? I sent a photo request for him a couple of weeks ago and the photo volunteer sent me this message this afternoon: "Hello, I received your photo request this morning and went in search of the Old Masonic Cemetery but when I arrived, I found this sign. I have photographed both sides of it so you can get an idea of what happened to the area. There were several broken and toppled head
stones. most were un-readable.. I did not see an "Otto Barth" on the stones I could read. This cemetery is in very poor condition and in
need of maintenance. If you want me to try to contact the county historical society to find out where your family member was buried I
could try to do that for you. Linkin" Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.
Added by Reebok on Jun 29, 2013 5:54 PM
RE: Pvt David Taylor
Thank you. It turned out to be a wonderful event.
Added by LLW on Jun 26, 2013 8:57 PM
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