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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
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I've been into genealogy for close to 30 years.

I live in Ottawa County, Ohio but I'm willing to drive to neighboring counties to take photos.

If there are my memorials that are part of your family, I will transfer the memorial, unless its part of my family.

If you want a memorial transferred to you, please do it from the memorial with your member account number, thank you! If you request a transfer and I don't respond, please leave me a message on my message board with the information. If I consider the transfer as part of my family, I will respond back why I'm not transferring.


We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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Marilyn Robinson
RE: Memorial #101862255
Thank you! Another piece of the puzzle in place...
Added by Marilyn Robinson on Jun 18, 2016 8:47 AM
DER
Mary Gloria Auer
Sister Mary Gloria Auer, 83, died March 9, 2016, at St. Bernardine Home in Fremont Ohio. Sister Mary Gloria was born May 1, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to Earl and Regina (Blewitt) Auer. Sister Gloria attended John Marshall High School in Cleveland and was a member of the band. She entered the Sisters of Mercy February of 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio. When she made vows she received the name Sister Mary Pancratius. After proclamation of her final vows in 1955 and Vatican II she changed her name back to her baptismal name. She received a B.A. degree from Our Lady of Cincinnati College with a major in History and a Master's in Education from Xavier University. Sister Gloria ministered in elementary education first as a junior high teacher and later as Principal. Sister taught in schools in Cincinnati, St .Catherine of Siena in Toledo, Ascension School in Cleveland, and Assumption school in Geneva, Ohio. Her final school assignment was in Assumption school in Geneva as a Principal. She was Director of Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center from 2003 to 2008. After retiring from the ministry she played the flute at many of the Sisters of Mercy celebrations and joined the Joe LaConey Band of the Sylvania Senior Center. Sister Gloria is survived by the members of her religious community the Sisters of Mercy, Her sister, Regina Miller of West Palm beach FL, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held March 11, 2016 at St. Bernardine Home from 3pm -7:30pm and on Saturday until the funeral. Funeral services will be held March 12, 2016 at 11am in the St. Bernardine Chapel. Burial will follow in Our Lady of the Pines cemetery. St. Bernardine's is located at 1220 Tiffin St. Fremont Ohio. Memorial contribution may be made to the St. Bernardine Home. Keller Koch Chudzinski Funeral Home Fremont, OH has been entrusted with arrangements.
Added by DER on Jun 16, 2016 1:09 PM
Marilyn Robinson
Memorial #101862255
Re: Walter McDonald. I am requesting a transfer to me of the memorial referenced in the subject line. He was a relative of mine. I am Marilyn Robinson, member #48723446.

I couldn't see how to request this from the memorial site. Please forgive if this request is in the wrong spot. Blessings, Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Robinson on Jun 12, 2016 6:33 PM
Karen Hasselbach
Ray Conley #3137156219
Lakeview, Port Clinton, OH
Ray Conley's Dates are confusing.
Birth Aug 5, 1902
Death Apr 3, 1979
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jun 07, 2016 11:08 AM
Karen Hasselbach
Mary Ann...Amy... Wolf Kirk
#137208688
May I suggest her middle name is Amy (written on the stone).
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jun 06, 2016 10:12 AM
Karen Hasselbach
Sophia Sacko Hurrell
#137304161 Lakeview Cemetery, Port Clinton, OH
It appears Sophia's name is Sacho (with an h). This may affect someone's search. Thanks for checking.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jun 06, 2016 7:42 AM
Karen Hasselbach
Inez Wenger Bredbeck
I figured how to remove that 2nd picture of Inez.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jun 06, 2016 7:37 AM
Karen Hasselbach
Inez Wenger Bredbeck
138200219 Mistakenly added the picture twice. Would you please remove this extra picture.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jun 05, 2016 3:19 PM
Karen Hasselbach
Name spelling
Find A Grave Memorial# 103098336. After taking the picture of Magdalena Kumm, her name ends with an "A". And NO I am not a relative and do not want ownership. Fun to take these pictures.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on May 27, 2016 10:49 AM
Karen Hasselbach
Birth date
I believe the birth date is 1876 after taking the picture of the stone. I am not a relative so I am NOT requesting ownership of this site. Glad to do this.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on May 27, 2016 9:38 AM
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