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Leo J. Offerman (#47250593)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 12 days
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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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Pam Cairns Palmer
Thompson Family at Oakland
Thank you so very much for the three beautiful headstone photos! You have made my holiday special! May God bless you in all you do!
Pam Palmer
Added by Pam Cairns Palmer on Dec 19, 2013 7:52 AM
Dawn Anderson
RE: William Green
I double-checked the obit with the original newspaper clipping. I would think a newspaper error. I would assume that Elizabeth contracted the tombstone and others unknown wrote the obit. William was born in 1872 and Hillar in 1869 so the 1875 makes more sense than the 1885. ????

Are you related to Paul Offerman? He was married to my cousin Ann Takes and they had 2 girls, Nickol and Tori.
Added by Dawn Anderson on Dec 08, 2013 9:32 AM
Dawn Anderson
William Green
I see you posted a picture of William Green. Do you have a picture of his wife Elizabeth. Elizabeth later married my great grandfather Hillar Koob. Thanks!
Added by Dawn Anderson on Dec 06, 2013 9:50 AM
Michael Grieff
RE: Find A Grave Request - THank You
Leo, thank you for the offer. I have just, finished a memorial to my Grandmother & Grandfather, and linked to my Mother, and their Mothers and Fathers.

I hope you don't mind, I should have asked first; I used the photo you had taken, or the fact that I "air brushed" the time stamp out of the photo. I did acknowledge your photo contribution in Grandma's & Grandpa's memorials. Thank you, again.
Added by Michael Grieff on Aug 12, 2013 12:48 PM
Michael Grieff
Find A Grave Request - THank You
Hello, Mr. Leo J. Offerman, I want to Thank You for photographing and posting the headstone photo of Frances Koltes Nauman and her husband Frank Nauman. They are my maternal grand parents; mother and father of my mother, Janice Ann Nauman Peeler. - Mike Grieff
Added by Michael Grieff on Aug 12, 2013 4:09 AM
D Manahl
Manahl Family
Thank you for searching for the baby Manahl's at Mt. Calvary. I wish they had headstones, but in the old days I guess they didn't do that as much.
Added by D Manahl on Jul 24, 2013 5:45 PM
Allison (Barnes) Gibbons
Nettie Cashen

Thank you for taking the time to walk through the cemetery to try to find her gravestone for me. I think whoever it was that created her memorial entered the wrong cemetery. I will message them to try and get them to fix that.

Thanks again for letting me know,

Added by Allison (Barnes) Gibbons on Apr 22, 2013 8:19 PM
Photo of Albert and Anna Pratt marker
Thank you very much for adding the photo of the cemetery marker for Albert and Anna Pratt. Is this cemetery in Buchanan County, Iowa?

Thank you again for taking this photo!
Added by andsoandso on Apr 01, 2013 1:17 AM
Dawn Anderson
photo requests
Thank you, Leo. I've been working hard on the Keegan family tree and your contribution is greatly appreciated!
Added by Dawn Anderson on Mar 31, 2013 10:20 AM
Rhonda Tollenaar-Lindemann-Huffman
Thank you go much for the picture of Lawrence for me
Added by Rhonda Tollenaar-Lindema... on Mar 31, 2013 7:57 AM
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