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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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Sharon Mullens
Judy Crawford Smith
I would like you to transfer #172672388. I am her sister and would like to enter my own information. I was very disappointed to see someone else had entered her information as I wanted to do this myself. Please do this and I thank you in advance. Sharon Mullens
Added by Sharon Mullens on Jan 21, 2017 11:24 AM
Joyce (Niehaus) Rea
Transfer E. Margaret Welch
I would like you to transfer Elizabeth Margaret Welch's Find a Grave Memorial #119273136 to me. I am a first cousin 1x removed if that matters. I would like to manage all the Welch memorials in Clay Cemetery. Thanks. Joyce
Added by Joyce (Niehaus) Rea on Jan 21, 2017 10:33 AM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 135237803
I found this small article about this fellows death. You may add to the memorial if you wish. Thank you. Mary

Article from the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 12 December 1888 reads...

The boiler in Strohls & Haman's feed mill at Trowbridge, Ohio, exploded recently killing Henry Haman and Albert Klein, a customer, who was standing hear by waiting to get some feed ground. Wallace Strohl and one boy were badly injured.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 10, 2017 5:25 PM
Linda Peters
Transfer Request to 48988177
Connie, Could you please transfer Mary A (136223661)and Sherman Carpenter (136223633)to me. Mary's maiden name was Harman (Harmon). Thanks! Linda
Added by Linda Peters on Jan 07, 2017 2:33 PM
Linda Peters
Maude and John Schatz

Maude (135746486) and John Schatz (135746509) are my Great Aunt and Uncle. They are part of the Harman family. Maude's maiden name was Harman. Can you please transfer management to me. Linda Harman Peters (489888177) Thanks!
Added by Linda Peters on Jan 06, 2017 6:19 PM
Lisa Lichtenberg
Henry Lichtenberg
Hi Connie, thank you so much for the photo of Henry Lichtenberg's gravestone! He is my 3rd great uncle, and his birth info is: 26 Sep 1821 in Dankersen, Germany if you wish to add it. Wondering how close you are to the church / cemetery because I have a mystery and have been in touch with the church, but no answer yet. Henry came to America with his dad Ernst Heinrich Lichtenberg (1795-1840) in 1840. Although I know he died in 1840 from family records, I don't know where he died, why he died, or where he is buried. My guess is that he got sick on the ship on the crossing and never recovered, but we would love to know for sure. Maybe Ernst is buried in the same cemetery? Any help would be appreciated! Thank you again for the photo.....Lisa
Added by Lisa Lichtenberg on Jan 06, 2017 8:08 AM
Mountain Traveler
Emma Starnes
I see now that you not only requested a photo of this marker, but maintain it. Could you please delete this memorial for Emma Starnes in the Fairview Baptist Cemetery.

Emma is already listed in the Fairview Cumberland Presby. Cemetery here:

There is already a photo there and direct any editing here to this memorial.

Added by Mountain Traveler on Dec 26, 2016 3:03 PM
Joan Bartz
Michael R. VanHoose
Hi, Connie! Thank you for the edit you submitted.

Before I act on it, I am wondering how you knew his place of death since it wasn't included in the obituary.

Added by Joan Bartz on Dec 23, 2016 10:08 AM
Katherine A.
Constance Antonelli
Hello Connie - did you know my grandmother? You created her memorial page and I noticed that while I was searching for a photo of her headstone. I just thought it was odd that you created a page for her although she was buried in New York. She passed away in Ohio so it could just be a coincidence, but I had to ask!
Added by Katherine A. on Dec 18, 2016 6:02 PM
s mayer
RE: transfer request
Thanks, Connie!
Added by s mayer on Dec 07, 2016 7:37 PM
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