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Jenny Burgin (#47118354)
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Bio Photo Hello, I am Jenny and I love genealogy. I am researching the following surnames (Burgin, Smith, Wendt, Campbell, McKeighan, Barstow, Tague, Trotter, Bell, Martin, Sutton, Allen, Westfahl, Harry, Kaufmann and Cherny)

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Del Gran
First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery
Jenny, you last assisted me in Feb 2011 with some additions/corrections to Burgins, think there were multiple "Walnut" cemeteries and I didn't know which was the correct one. I remember you as very helpful and thought of you when I was looking for an unbiased opinion from one that I greatly respect in the Find A Grave community of volunteers.

To make it easy, the photo in question is also my profile photo and whether you think it is appropriate to use as a Find A Grave cemetery photo for a cemetery that was abandoned and returned to farm land in 1940. The details follow but you may not need.

My great-grandfather, Nikolai Larson #14396933 drowned about 1881 and was buried in a cemetery that was abandoned and became farm land in 1940. His name and 11 others, appear on the WPA list dated Feb 1941 for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery in rural Yankton County, SD.

Due to the lack of a physical or Find A Grave cemetery, another Find A Grave member created memorials in another cemetery with a similar name but in the wrong Township. Recently, I had 11 of these 12 Find A Grave memorials transferred to me and then created a new cemetery on Feb 19 and transferred the 11 memorials to the correct cemetery.

The history on the home page and Nikoli Larson's memorial #14396933 is a "work in progress". It started as an explanation on my great-grandfather's memorial and I am in the process of "cleaning it up" to provide a good history and explanation on the cemetery home page with something to be added to all 11 and maybe the 12th whose descendant I am in touch with who is an Olsberg, Find A Grave member "Corey in Nebraska" with documentation that his great-grandfather was buried beside my great-grandfather.

Here is the problem, I wanted a nice photo for the cemetery home page. I found what I thought was appropriate, licensed the photo, and added a caption for this cemetery. However, Find A Grave is rejecting my photo submission for the cemetery as "inappropriate" and suggests that I submit a photo of the main gate, cemetery sign, monument, etc. Obviously none of these exist, not even sure anyone can locate the cemetery any closer than Jamesville Township. Each township consists of 36 sections, each measuring one square mile or six miles square. So, the "cemetery" is somewhere within a 36 squire mile area.

Sorry to bother you, but I have high regards for your dedication to this effort, and would appreciate your opinion and suggestions.
Added by Del Gran on Feb 21, 2015 6:32 AM
RE: Epsie
Sorry, haven't been back on findagrave since I pulled all my photos.

I am a Farris, Thomas and Clemmie are my GGparents. Fulton Faris is my GUncle.

Epsie Burgin is my GGGmother through Ada Brown and Mamie Cartwright.

I was told to pull all my photos and whoever had my family would not let me have them even though they were not related. There were other cemeteries I had photographed in Delaware, Tenn, Alab, Miss, TX, S. and N. Carolina which the same thing happened. I could add my photos to their cemeteries, but not own my family plots.

Some emails were very nasty, so I gave up.

Susan Farris
Added by Susan on Jan 08, 2015 2:09 PM
Kristin Pearson Riggle
Della Pearson
I am interested on more info on this woman. I am researching my Peason line and it seems this woman is connected some how. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Kristin Riggle
Added by Kristin Pearson Riggle on Dec 31, 2014 8:05 AM
transfer of simkins
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the transfer of Ethel Simkins and her family...She was the most special person I ever knew. Thank you for creating the memorials. Have a Great 2015!
Added by J S on Dec 27, 2014 2:50 PM
Transfer request
Hello Jenny,
I am sorry I goofed when I originally asked for a transfer request. The Brimmers I have asked for are my great grand parents NOT great -great if that matters to you.

I would really appreciate having the following family members transferred to my care:

Great grandmother, Harriet Brimmer (memorial# 114129940)

Great grandfather, Joseph Brimmer (memorial# 114130097)

Aunt Ethel Brimmer Simkins
(memorial# 67463304)

Uncle Ollen Simkins
(memorial# 67452742).

son of Ollen& Ethel Leon Simkins
(memorial# 67452605)
and his wife
Bea Simkins (Memorial# 67452627)

If you require seperate transfer requests please let me know.

Thank you,
member# 48500674
Added by J S on Oct 08, 2014 9:19 AM
transfer request
Hello Jenny,
I would really appreciate having the following family members transferred to my care:

Great-great grandmother, Harriet Brimmer (memorial# 114129940)

Great-great grandfather, Joseph Brimmer (memorial# 114130097)

Great "Aunt E", Ethel Brimmer Simkins
(memorial# 67463304)

Great Uncle Ollen Simkins
(memorial# 67452742).

Cousin Leon Simkins (memorial# 67452605)
and his wife
Bea Simkins (Memorial# 67452627)

I spent many Sundays with Aunt E, when she lived at Buehler Home. She was an amazing woman. She was very close to my dad.

Thank you,
member# 48500674
Added by J S on Sep 18, 2014 9:42 PM
RE: John Goodwin Martin
You're very welcome :-)
Added by peanuts on Aug 23, 2014 9:36 AM
Erika Lees
Burgins in Layton Township Cemetery
I transferred Baby Burgin to you. Would you also like Ralph & Jennie transferred to you?
Added by Erika Lees on Jun 24, 2014 9:15 AM
S/Sgt Victor Cornell Mckeighan
Hi Jenny
I meant I'd sent the PDF's (2). Here is the general one, the other has a little additional information.
If you want them send me an E-mail and in the subject line start with Find A Grave.

Chicago Tribune 4/2/1949 Abstract
S/Sgt. Victor Cornell McKeighan, 661 Illinois rd., Wilmette, St. Lo, France, Aug. 6, 1944, beloved son of Aurora C. and the late Albert A. McKeighan, brother of John A. McKeighan and Esther Schwall. Military services Sunday, April 3, at Yates City, Illinois.

Please let me know when the memorial is established so I can enter him in my virtual cemeteries.

Added by Rich on Jun 11, 2014 6:07 AM
S/Sgt. Victor C. McKeighan
Hi Jenny

I'm reseaching all Soldiers from Cook County, Illinois who died in uniform in WW II. I have the obituary for the Victor, son of Albert and Aurora. I see that you have his family so I thought I'd give you the honor of entering in his memorial.
Let me know ASAP please, otherwise I'll enter it myself.
Have a peaceful and blessed day
Added by Rich on Jun 08, 2014 4:39 AM
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