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E&GRay (#47124929)
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Bio Photo I love Genealogy! I love it so much, I actually spend time doing family research for other people in my spare? time. I've been doing it for many years and this internet stuff really blows me away. My husband is somewhat engaged but he mostly lets me indulge in my hobby alone.

Every day I learn something new. Not just about my family, but also about our country, and what pioneering spirits our ancestors had to settle and tame this beautiful and once very wild place. I try to research the history of each place I come to so that I can get a feel of what my ancestors were faced with and their daily life. It has really made me appreciate them more and has renewed my pride in the wonderful country they built.

I discovered Find-A-Grave while trying to work with the Tombstone Project on USGenWeb, but it didn't seem to take off too well. Some states, like Iowa & Illinois for a couple, have actually published their burial lists on line. What a find!! While Find A Grave can be a great Genealogy resource, let's not forget the main purpose is to document the burial sites of our people, i.e. record the location and photograph the headstones when possible. So many cemeteries have already disappeared and every day we lose a little more.

Our family names are: Ammeling, Barron, Beabout/Bebout/Beebout, Becker, Beekman, Befort, Benner/Bender/Binder, Berens, Blatter, Blum, Bohannon, Bohm, Bohmer, Boughton, Brodbeck, Brungardt, Cheetham, Chriswell, Cilplinger, Clark, Cobb, Cook, Cox, De Snick, Dechant, Deibler, Dicks, Doerfler, Doland, Doll, Donven, Doppler, Dreiling/Dreilingk, Duck, Eschelbacher, Eschenbrenner, Fedley, Fink, Finley, Fischer, Fisher, Fissner, Forsyth/Forsythe, Frank, Gehrig, Goetz, Gowensbach, Griffin, Haffner/Heffner, Harlan/Harland, Hauer, Haus, Heil, Henneigh/Hennigh, Hill, Hoffman, Hoope, Jamison, Jans, Jesel, Jones, Jund, Kaiser, Kauffman, Kendall, Kirke, Klipphan, Knoden, Knox, Kohl, Konig, Kramer/Cramer, Krebs, Labattie, Lambert, Lang/Lange, Lash/Loesch/Losch, Latheimer, Laubenheimer, Lichtenstern, Lightburn, Linenberger, Ludlum, Maddock, Mahr, Mamer, Markle/Mercklen/Merkel/Merkle/Merklin, Marshall, Maser, Mattingly, Mays, McElroy, McGrew, Mellinger, Miller, Moer, Moll, Molter, Montgomery, Moore, Mortlett, Mueller/Muller, Nebergall, Newberry, Nichols, O'Hara, Otter, Peace/Pease/Piess, Pfister, Pooley, Poppleman, Ray/Reah, Reger, Reuzel, Rhem, Riedel, Ruder, Schad, Schmidt, Schumacher, Schump, Seiler/Snyder, Shupp, Smith, Snook, Soars, Sprenger, Stacher/Stecher, Switzer, Taylor, Thaner, Thompson, Thurman, Trabaugh/Trarbach, Tweedell, Van Kinderen/Verkinderen, Waddington, Wagner, Wanger/Wenger, Wartmann, Weaver, Wilson, Wolffskehl/ Wolfkiel/ Wolfkill/ Wolfskiehl…. and many more.

Find-A-Grave is a great site. I'm not a cemetery walker, however, if I can be of service research wise, please let me know.
You can contact me at:
evan "at" angelic "dot" com
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Jack Franke
RE: jakob Piller
A few days ago I did find jakob Piller and if you would e-mail me at so I can send you this information so you can update his memorial.
Jack Franke
Added by Jack Franke on Nov 20, 2015 5:59 AM
Sharon Harris
OK, I got the photo. The headstone must have been placed since I took all photos in that section....or.....I missed it. But you have it now.
Added by rwy on Nov 10, 2015 11:47 PM
Jack Franke
jakob Piller
Memorial 104231615
I am trying to find the location for Jakob in Oakwood cemetery, Traverse City. The cemetery office does not have records for him in Oakwood or Oakwood Catholic. Do you have anything that may help me. He did die at the Traverse City State Hosp. which had a special section in Oakwood. Sometimes people were removed to Ann Arbor Mich. for special purposes if the body was not claimed. I find his death record in the Michigan records but it does not show his death cert. which would show his burial record site.
Jack Franke
Traverse City, Mich.
Added by Jack Franke on Nov 10, 2015 5:46 AM
Sharon Harris
Turns out your were right and the cemetery was wrong. I checked with the office again and they determined that Mrs. Harris is in Section 16, Lot 602. I will check there tomorrow. I noticed that her parents are in section 16 and have photos attached to their memorials. I previously photographed all markers in that section, but I did not list Mrs. Harris. It is possible I missed it the fist time. I will check it again tomorrow.

Bob Young
Added by rwy on Nov 09, 2015 4:48 PM
Nancy Philipps Waits
RE: Pending edit
Yeah my sister and I will take care of both my parents' memorials, since we actually knew them.
Added by Nancy Philipps Waits on Nov 06, 2015 1:54 PM
Carol Philipps
Follow up
Ok, I see you do not know my father, did not read what I put on his memorial, and can't resist trampling on our grief. I did not create his memorial because some creepy person jumped on it before he was even in his grave. Rather than do the decent thing and delete it, she transferred it to keep her "name" on it for credit. When we have gotten through our tears I will create a fitting memorial as I stated quite clearly. It is not a lonely memorial waiting for strangers to write it. I already know all 4000 of his relationships and don't need a strangers help. Please focus your time on your own family and leave mine alone. All the crap about caring volunteers is belied by the aggressiveness with which you are insisting on interfering with how we honor our own parents.
Added by Carol Philipps on Nov 05, 2015 9:41 AM
Carol Philipps
Do we know you?
I am curious about the note you posted on my fathers memorial. How did you know my father? I don't recognize your name.
Added by Carol Philipps on Nov 05, 2015 9:23 AM
Nancy Philipps Waits
Pending edit
Why do you have a pending edit for relationships on my Dad's memorial? Did you know my Dad? I'm not sure that I have ever met you. This whole thing is creepy.
Added by Nancy Philipps Waits on Nov 04, 2015 7:05 AM
RE: Hennigh Photos
You are very welcome. I sent correction for spellings. Thanks, I try my best to get good photos. Sometimes that is hard. Proper Lighting,bugs and weeds are all my enemies lol
Added by TRICIA on Nov 02, 2015 12:00 AM
kim boyd-ellis
Minnie Wright
Thanks for the info. I have updated..
Added by kim boyd-ellis on Oct 23, 2015 6:19 AM
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