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Leo J. Offerman (#47250593)
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Bio Photo As a newcomer to findagrave.com, 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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Mark McClain
RE: John Sullivan
Thanks. Received the stuff you sent me. Thanks again.
Added by Mark McClain on Feb 03, 2016 4:10 PM
Mark McClain
RE: John Sullivan
About that probate notice you found for John Sullivan. How did you find it? On ancestry.com, who supposedly have billions of records on file, they have 15 probate notices on file none of which, that i can see, are him. Not one date corresponds with his date of death. Now i do not know a lot about probate but can you tell me how i can get ahold of it. Thanks
Added by Mark McClain on Jan 19, 2016 7:47 AM
Mark McClain
RE: John Sullivan
Hey can you tell me where i can get that probate notice for him? I know i have asked about this before but if you answered i cannot find it in my ymail account. Oh and how much will it cost me and what information, if any, must i give to convince them that i am related to him. Thanks, Mark McClain
Added by Mark McClain on Jan 13, 2016 6:29 PM
Charles Gay
Kayner family in Hoyer Hill Cem., Herkimer, NY
I photographed all of Hoyer Hill Cemetery in 2015. I did not find any "Kayner" memorials. The 2 Kayners that you have shown photos for are actually entered at Highland Cemetery, Jordanville, NY, in a family plot. They may have been re-entered there from Hoyer Hill. However the major question I have, is related to a message you sent to Lorraine Bell about a 2nd Hoyer Hill (where you actually photographed your Kaynor name plate). "Hoyer Hill" historical cemetery is located at the end of Henderson Rd, off Hicks Rd and East of Rte 167, on top of Hoyer Hill. It is a well maintained cemetery. Yours sounds like one that may have been forgotten. If so, I would like to find it, so it can be documented in the historical records of the county. I am trying to photograph and document all of the older cemeteries in Herkimer Co. I live in Mohawk, NY. Please contact me directly at cgay5@twcny.rr.com Happy memorial quest, Chuck Gay
Added by Charles Gay on Dec 17, 2015 10:36 AM
Carmen Just
Chamberlin Family
I am always interested in All Things Genealogy. What would you like to know about the Chamberlin family? If I can help in any way, just ask.
Carmen
Added by Carmen Just on Dec 04, 2015 11:21 AM
Bob and Nan at Digital Magic Photography
United Cemeteries
There would be less confusion in some of these cemeteries would do as they did at the Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, WA. It started out as a public cemetery and there were so many sections in the cemetery that did not belong to the city, that then they finally combined the cemeteries. So now the cemetery is in sections by group. There is even a section in the cemetery where an epidemic claimed lots of lives and people could not afford to bury the deceased (many were babies). They have burial markers, but no names. The way the cemetery is laid out is quite unique and there are over 55,000 people buried there. We started photographing the cemetery years ago and then were asked to find gravestones in the cemetery. We finally went to the cemetery office to try to locate people. Way back when, some families would purchase cemetery plots for the whole family, however never told anyone they did that and therefore, family members chose other cemeteries for burial. One family had one plot and it has never been used, but we found out that if you can prove your relationship to that family, you can be buried in that cemetery plot. There is a Catholic Cemetery right next door to the Tahoma Cemetery, however, it has a separate entrance and is divided by hedge rows to keep the two divided. Sometime in the future, I would not be surprised if the cemeteries actually get combined, but they would probably just incorporate the cemeteries and make the Catholic burials a section within the main cemetery. It is too bad they don't do that with with Cascade Cemetery that so many people get confused about what that cemetery entails.

Hopefully, someone will do what is necessary within that community to settle the issue correctly.

Nan
Added by Bob and Nan at Digital Ma... on Oct 18, 2015 1:45 PM
Bob and Nan at Digital Magic Photography
Rosemary Strang 27029528
She has also been eliminated from the incorrect cemetery..

Birth: Jun. 7, 1927
Death: Apr. 3, 2010 [Edit Dates]

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Spouse:
Thomas A. Strang (1926 - 2015)*

*Calculated relationship

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Burial: [Edit]
Cascade Community Cemetery
Cascade
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA [Add Plot]

Nan
Added by Bob and Nan at Digital Ma... on Oct 17, 2015 10:35 AM
Bob and Nan at Digital Magic Photography
Thomas Strang
These cemeteries are confusing to say the least. Will you add the following information to his gravesite in the correct cemetery I have posted a photo and it appears that his wife is deceased too, so you can use the photo for her new page too. I have deleted them from the incorrect cemetery.

Birth: Dec. 31, 1926
Cascade
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 2015
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA [Edit Dates]

Korean Veteran
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Spouse:
Rosemary A. Vorwald Strang (1927 - 2010)

If you have questions, please contact me.

Nan
Added by Bob and Nan at Digital Ma... on Oct 17, 2015 10:30 AM
Bob Orr
RE: Charles Lambert
Leo - The request is for a Charles Sherman Lambert (1926-1926) - is this the same one you were talking about? Thanks!
Added by Bob Orr on Sep 17, 2015 12:08 PM
The Pealers
RE: Photos
I am guessing that you are referring to when you have added a perfectly good picture of a tombstone, only to have someone else post a duplicate photo of the same quality to the memorial. If this is what you mean, then yes - isn't it lovely when they do that. I seem to have that problem quite often. I especially find it annoying when it's a relative's memorial and I have other pictures that I would like to add, but then don't have room because of their duplicate picture. And yet some of those members don't see this as inflating their numbers... go figure.
Added by The Pealers on Sep 16, 2015 9:28 PM
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