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Richard Stauff♫ (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 10 days
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Bio Photo Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other FindAGrave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit.

I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean and trim the grass and earth around outdoor markers... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see!

In the captions of my uploaded pics I will include the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them.

The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!



I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.

If they want, if a requestor provides me their email address, I will send the pics FULL size to you, for you to have a more detailed portrait.

I use my account's search engine to find facts that requestors may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I've been told that I've successfully helped several requestors make important discoveries for their genealogical research.

(By the way: I have found that the best way to handle an antagonistic, obnoxious, lying and paranoid person is NOT to respond to their taunts. They are uncaring, lonely and bored wretches, entertained by the trouble they cause. Remember, nobody is evil or crazy in their own mind: they just make up (and believe) excuses for their behavior. It's AMAZING how many evil and crazy creeps there are in Find A Grave. Truly benevolent folks like us must stay strong!)

Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research.
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John & Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Friedrich & Karoline Eltiste

Thank You so much for the tombstone photo's for Friedrich & Karoline Eltiste. You sure work fast!!

Wishing you a Blessed Easter,

Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Added by John & Kathy (Hoy) Eltist... on Apr 16, 2014 5:41 PM
Sharon B.
RE: James Ernest Payne
You're very welcome, Richard. Thanks so much for your nice note. It's always disappointing not to beable to complete a request for one reason or another, but I do try to follow up on all requests. Section 1 is the oldest area of the cemetery. This may help in determining the year he had been buried.

Again, thanks for your note. It's always appreciated when those requesting a photo, take time to write!

Best Wishes,
Added by Sharon B. on Apr 10, 2014 8:56 PM
Margo Reasner
Nisetich graves
Thank you so much for taking the photos of the Nisetich grave marker for me! Nice photo!!
Added by Margo Reasner on Apr 10, 2014 4:59 PM
Leo and Ruth Hupman
Thank you for the great photos of Leo and Ruth Hupman's graves. They were long time friends of older members in my family. Found Leo's obituary in some of my late aunt's things.
Added by Birdtracker on Apr 03, 2014 9:51 AM
Jeff Hall
PFC Peter Dugger Photo
Hi Richard, great work in adding a headstone photo for PFC Peter Dugger. Thank you for honoring this young soldier who gave his live for our country during WW2.
Added by Jeff Hall on Apr 01, 2014 6:44 PM
Richard - thanks so much for the excellent photo of John's headstone, and for all of the work you have put into memorializing the others. I am pleased to see them here. I hope to learn more about Lucille/Lucy Kralj. Thanks too for your research on this little girl's behalf.
Added by GeorgiaCA on Apr 01, 2014 4:57 PM
M. Howe
RE: Geo. Maynard
OK. That's a mystery that will probably go unsolved. Thanks for letting me know.
Added by M. Howe on Mar 26, 2014 8:15 PM
M. Howe
Geo. Maynard
Thanks so much for adding the headstone picture. I have linked Elizabeth McLaughlin to Geo. as I believe this is his second wife Elizabeth Hix who probably remarried after his death. I have also put in a request for a photo of the grave of , James McLaughlin, who has been linked to her by another contributor. Thanks again.
Added by M. Howe on Mar 26, 2014 7:36 PM
Gayle N
Thank you so much for the pictures of the headstones and giving me the information for linking the family members.
Adin Reigel was married to my great aunt, Jessie Welburn. Are you related to the family?
Gayle Newman
Added by Gayle N on Mar 26, 2014 6:30 AM
Veronica Jordan
William Lundy and family
Thank you very much for not only posting his photo but adding it to the memorials for his other family members. You did a great job, especially because the photos are high def and you can really look inside them mausoleum.

I also thank you for being someone who is willing to clean up around the markers for their photo shoot! I do that too, but most people don't.

Your added photo inspired an elderly friend of mine to go out to see the Lundy graves (his wife is a relative of that family) and he's decided to clean the rust off the gate and repaint it. So adding your photo helped, and we thank you again!

Veronica J
Added by Veronica Jordan on Mar 21, 2014 4:00 PM
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