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Lois (#47185164)
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Edmund Burke said "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look back to their ancestors." I do believe that is true and have been dabbling in genealogy research on my husband's and my families for about 40 years plus I have a library science background. Between the two and the love of solving puzzles, I love research of any kind. When I found this site I was excited because it is easy to use, has a wealth of information on ancestral burials, plus it's free! I love this site and am on it every day searching or adding information. I will keep working and seeking more information to help our family trees along, plus help others as I can.
Thanks for this wonderful website!

P.S. Please use the "Edit" button to add obituaries, biographies, etc. I will gladly add them!
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Mike & Robbie
John & Laura Schmidt
Thank you for the additional information for John & Laura Schmidt. I have included it on his memorial page and also connected him with his parents.

Take Care
Mike & Robbie
Added by Mike & Robbie on Aug 03, 2015 9:08 AM
Donald S. Kosterman
Yes he was married Twice His second Wife was Adaline Krause
Added by Donald S. Kosterman on Jul 28, 2015 10:56 AM
Amy Robbins-Tjaden
RE: Schmidt
My Woodford County Schmidts were originally from Ostfriesland and moved on farther west after initially being in Illinois. If your Schmidts were of Ostfries origin, we could well find some common ground. If not, Schmidt is not a very unusual surname so there may be no connection at all.
Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on Jun 16, 2015 8:11 PM
Barbara Butcher
RE: Lukas tombstones
By all means, Lois, feel free to use any of the photos I have posted. If you need better resolution on any of them, just ask. (Hopefully I would be able to locate my original files. Ha!) Blessings, Barb
Added by Barbara Butcher on Jun 01, 2015 6:31 PM
Dan Stone
RE: Murphy, Nancy
Hi Lois,

Thanks for updating Nancy's memorial. If you wanted to add links to her parents, her father is Find A Grave Memorial# 92669277 and her mother is Find A Grave Memorial# 92669274. Michael G(ilbert) Murphy (Find A Grave Memorial# 92669272) is another one of their children.

Something else I noticed is that there are several Murphy entries in Bethel Cemetery that look to have had a slight problem when you imported them to Find A Grave (such as Nancy's mother, and brother, Michael). The last name has a comma attached (Murphy,). Not a big deal, but probably worth correcting at some point.

Lastly, as with Nancy, death index entries and or death certificates for Nancy's parents and brother can be found at the West Virginia Archives site (, if you wish to add them and/or check the dates. I noticed Nancy's parents both have different death dates than what is currently on their memorials.

Hope this is helpful. Keep up the great work you are doing in getting memorials added!

Best regards,

Added by Dan Stone on Feb 28, 2015 11:33 AM
Dominic & Katerina
You did a beautiful job on redoing Dominic and Katerina. I am glad it is all under your name now. You have been a great care taker of our family.

I will never understand what his problem was.

Thank you so much for being so gracious in this situation.

later Cuz, Faye
Added by Faye on Feb 27, 2015 10:58 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 104263176
Hi -- Do you have information on this persons military record? Ann Gardner says there is no 5th ILL. Calvary and I tried to find it and could not locate it either. Thanks
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Feb 25, 2015 9:27 AM
Dominic & Katerina
My friend wants to have these two off of his info. They show up in his family. So, I will have to delete them, as I maintain them. Just wanted to let you know so you could add them back. I am so sorry.

Added by Faye on Feb 07, 2015 4:24 PM
Glenda Barry
RE: Otto Hilberg
Hi Lois,

Okay, thanks for letting me know. I sure appreciate your help!

Added by Glenda Barry on Feb 07, 2015 3:59 PM
Allison Woolard
Willing Graveyard
Thank you for the posting the Willing Family Graveyard info and for adding the OBItuary for John W. Willing. The brother C.H. Willing it mentions in the Obit is my 2 times great grandfather. This is great info to help me as I embark on my genealogy adventure.
Added by Allison Woolard on Feb 06, 2015 5:58 PM
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