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Leo J. Offerman (#47250593)
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Bio Photo As a newcomer to, I have found it very interesting and what a great way to remember loved ones. Look forward to memorializing as many of my relatives as I can.

It's kinda sad to walk through the cemeteries and see so many headstones with little or no inscription left, or the headstones have fallen over, are broken or completely gone. We need to record as much information as possible before it's gone forever.

I don't have a problem with you using any of the photos I take and post to your memorials for your other family history projects, just ask. If your going to use them for profit, then there is a problem.

It's amazing how a few people say that it's not about the number game when asked to have your relatives transfered to you and they refuse. If it's not so, then why don't they honor your request? I understood it's about helping others with their family history, but apparently that's no so !!!

When entering memorials, please check for correct dates and spelling of names to avoid creating duplicates...

Don't think of them as gone away
their journey's just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one

Just think of them as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years

Think of how they must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away

And think of them as living
in the hearts of those they touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and they were loved so much !!!!

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Adam Crim 147035472
Thank you so much for the tombstone photo. Paul Crim and Magdalena Lana Steele are my 6x great grandparents, and their daughter Maria Catherina Crim Casler is my line. Adam would be a 5x great uncle. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to photograph tombstones before they are lost forever.
Added by Whispers on Aug 31, 2015 11:19 AM
Lorraine Smith Bell
I see the pictures on Crim cemetery, were those today? I'm kinda new at this and can't figure out which are some of the newer ones. If you have a memorial number that goes along with the pic. that would be great. It would be awesome if it has some clues to some of the long lost records I have. Great pics of the Crim's BTW-it's hard to get up there if they're haying (and I would never go there alone!)
Added by Lorraine Smith Bell on Aug 24, 2015 6:54 PM
Lorraine Smith Bell
RE: Hoyer
Hoyer is awesome so I think you're thinking of the cemetery by my parent's land. That cemetery was maintained by my cousin until he had a massive stroke and could no longer upkeep it. My cousin and wife sold their farm so now I think it is probably in worse shape than ever. The DAR was going to try to save the remaining stones, sadly most are in the ground covered with earth or moved to the stone wall - so no telling which plot they belonged to. Thank God for LDS research, they have a lot of names of those buried there. It's know as the Jeremiah Marshall Farm Cemetery- but who knows how long since the Marshall's lived there. They haven't been around in the 100 years that my family owned that particular part of the farm acreage.
Added by Lorraine Smith Bell on Aug 23, 2015 10:59 PM
Lorraine Smith Bell
Yes, it is. BTW which Crim are you so I can keep an eye out for anything through my searches. Thanks!
Added by Lorraine Smith Bell on Aug 23, 2015 6:57 PM
Lorraine Smith Bell
RE: Hoyer Hill Cemetery
It's the one in Jordanville by the monastery - across from Crim.
Added by Lorraine Smith Bell on Aug 23, 2015 12:25 AM
Lorraine Smith Bell
Katherine Crim Kayner
Just curious- does the stone say Catherine or Katherine- I just see Atherine? I've seen it spelled both ways through her history- maybe they left it Atherine?
Added by Lorraine Smith Bell on Aug 22, 2015 8:04 PM
Kurt Riegel
RE: Fixing headstones
Yes, we do repair and upright damaged stones. Which stones are you interested in? Send me an email with some photos of the stones you are looking at and I will send you back an estimate. My email is
Added by Kurt Riegel on Aug 22, 2015 7:53 PM
Lorraine Smith Bell
AWESOME!! I can't wait to go through all of these- this will help our family tree so much:)
Added by Lorraine Smith Bell on Aug 22, 2015 5:20 PM
RE: Crimm and all other Requests
Please remember that we are all volunteers on this site and help each other along the way. We are happy ro receive corrections to records because no one here is per

Don't join if you are going to attack those trying to provide you with direction.

It wasn't a personal attack to provide you with information on how to request an edit, it was simply sharing the process.

I am going to report your remarks and many, many emails ending in exclamation points to Find A Grave for review.

Added by Lakegirl! on Aug 22, 2015 3:02 PM
Crimm and all other Requests
Please start using the edit function on the tab located top right of the record. There you can provide all pertinent information and corrections. Sending multiple emails is unnecessary, I will edit records upon notification of an edit request.
Added by Lakegirl! on Aug 22, 2015 10:11 AM
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