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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I am so impressed with the concept behind Find A Grave. I believe that all individuals deserve to have their final resting place remembered and memorialized.

I have added memorials to this site for persons that I am in no way related. If you are, please request a transfer. Family transfer request are a huge encouragement to me. I feel like I have helped another family find their loved one. Memorials that have never been claimed by family or friends make me sad.

Thank you to all of those contributors out there that have helped me by memorializing my family members. You have honored them and I appreciate it!

I believe that individuals should be memorialized and that most of them would like to be remembered with their family. It is one of my goals to link as many family members together as possible. Family links have saved me a lot of time and helped me find family members that didn't know ever existed. When I add a family, I feel like I have honored not only the individual but the whole family.

Let's help the next family member or researcher that visits a memorial by adding all the family links that we know. When family members are not linked, it makes the next person do the research all over again. Also, if we have the information, let's use it before it is forgotten.

I also believe that family links make this site easier to use. The easier it is to use, the more it will be used and the better it will get.

Thank you Find A Grave for providing a platform for us to memorialize and honor our family and friends that have passed.

Melaney Shaum
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Yost & Megli Members in the Megli Cemetery

I thank you for creating memorials for many and the active role you play in FIND A GRAVE. The concept is spectacular and one that has given me much joy as well as countless hour of enjoyment and bits of information. I am the great-granddaughter of Lydia MEGLI YOST, and the great-great-granddaughter of Joseph and Elizabeth LUCKHARDT MEGLI and Peter and Fannie OYER (misprint on gravestone) YOST.

Would you please transfer their memorials to me? I would appreciate this greatly and have photos as well as more information that could be added to their memorials. Thank you for this kind consideration.

Added by Suzi on Jul 29, 2016 4:49 PM
Susan Elicker Mundis
Linda Murray
I see this is still open for pic request at St Pauls Lutheran Red Run Cemetery on Davidsburg road. I did send the pic to you to enter. THe "Open Request" should be "fulfilled" I am going back up there end of July if you want me to take another picture
Added by Susan Elicker Mundis on Jul 21, 2016 5:43 PM
Wendy Redman Hudson
Forrest Clyde Holdeman
Hi, Melaney. You submitted some family links for Forrest Clyde Holdeman (#105343564). He is buried in the Julian Cemetery at Julian, CA. Are you related to the Holdeman family? Or did you have information through another source? I am researching his wife, Genevieve Woodward, and just wondered if you would have any information to share. Thanks! Wendy Hudson
Added by Wendy Redman Hudson on Jul 09, 2016 6:10 PM
Sarah Lange
Orville Hugh Lange
This Orville Lange IS NOT the son of Otto Lange and Amelia Backus Lange. As far as I know, their son Orville is still alive, living somewhere in the South.

Orville Otto Lange is a first cousin of my husband and have not heard from his sister of his passing.

Sarah Lange
Added by Sarah Lange on Jun 13, 2016 8:09 AM
Karl Brunjes
Fred and Anna Rowitz
Hello. I went to the site to look for the markers. It appears that neither one has one. There is an open plot at the site. One side has three Rowitz names. On the other, lot 791, has Fred and Anna Witte. I have a photo of the empty lot. How would you like me to proceed?
Added by Karl Brunjes on May 22, 2016 8:03 PM
Amerlan Family
Nellie Lillian McDaniel Holdeman
sorry forgot to add Nellies father might have had a connection with my Great grandmother Dora DeWitt Find A Grave Memorial# 100213371 check her bio.Thanks Again
Added by Amerlan Family on May 22, 2016 7:04 AM
Amerlan Family
Nellie Lillian McDaniel Holdeman
I noticed you posted Picture of Nellie Lillian McDaniel Holdeman Find A Grave Memorial# 38589976 I was wondering if you could look at my grandmother's Bio. Find A Grave Memorial# 98908282 Jessie Mae "Mickey" McDaniel Gaumer and see if they could be half sisters. I have been trying to find Documents but to no avail. Thank you any input would be helpful
Added by Amerlan Family on May 22, 2016 6:57 AM
Thank you
thank you very much for all your work. Very much appreciated.
Added by susan on May 02, 2016 5:05 PM
Stickels - Neubert
Melaney, would you mind adding the article you put on 85812405 to 161759175 also. Thank you, Judi
Added by Lavidaloca on Apr 28, 2016 5:10 AM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
FAG76209632 Edgar Vincent Collier
Dear Melaney,

Thank you very much for the picture of Edgar Vincent Collier. I am writing to ask since you have a picture of him, would you also have a picture of his parents, mother especially? I do not have one of her. I come thru son Charles Henry, of Richard and Hannah Courtright. Their daughter Pearl is my grandmother. I would be ever so grateful if you would have a picture of Mary Courtright Collier and would be willing to share it.

Thank you very much.


Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Mar 30, 2016 6:56 AM
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