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Bob Ottinger (#47263661)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 21 days
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Recently I have started tracing my family tree, and in searching for the burial locations for my ancestors my family and I have found a fun and enjoyable hobby. My nine year old daughter views it as a treasure hunt. She even wants her own camera so she can take pictures by herself instead of using/sharing mine. Now as we go through towns she asks if there are any cemeteries that we need to stop at.

My favorite "treasure" that we have found was by accident. While searching through a rather large cemetery for a distant relative we found my grandfather. He had been killed in a car accident two weeks before my mother was born. I never knew when, how or where he died until I started tracing my family, and no-one was left who could remember where he was buried. At first when I saw the headstone I thought it was my uncle, as he was a junior, but I just kept looking at the date and knew that it wasn't right. Finally it dawned on me who he was.

I hope everyone out there is having just as much fun as we are. Good luck in your treasure hunting.
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Mike Krultz, Sr.
Hi Bob, I sent a SAC for Mike's memorial as I found his birthdate in the WWII draft registration cards on There was no selection in the drop-down menu on Find A Grave that I could see to update his birthplace to Yugoslavia. I was visiting Mike, Sr. as I posted a photo of his son Mike Jr. -- a graduation photo from Camp Barkeley, Texas; the yearbook I found in my father's belongings after he passed away, so they were in training camp together. I just wanted to cite my source. Thank you. Loretta
Added by LBS on Dec 06, 2014 8:14 PM
E Malcolm
RE: Transfer
Hi Bob, thanks so much for transferring Harvey Caler to my care, Esther
Added by E Malcolm on Nov 30, 2014 6:39 AM
Thank you!
Thank you for the transfers!
Added by gravefinder on Nov 29, 2014 1:42 PM
Linda Parnell Thrasher
Joyce Kathleen Thrasher
Thank you so much for entering the information I ask for. And thanks so much for adding a picture of her marker. Looks like it needs a little work and some cleaning. I'm going to have her brother see if he can clean the marker. This mother really appreciates what you are doing. You gave me the desire to make sure that all of my family is listed in Find a Grave. Thanks ever so much.
Linda Parnell Thrasher
Added by Linda Parnell Thrasher on Nov 25, 2014 6:27 PM
DWalt & Patti
Nichols & Woods
Thanks one more time for the transfers of these cousins. Very much appreciated. Now, I've got to get to work on adding info to the memorials.
Added by DWalt & Patti on Nov 20, 2014 3:53 PM
Susav Vardamis

I have just posted a photo for Vasil & "Susan" Vardamis. It os not the easy to read but I do not see a "Susan" on the stone. Even the item in the Mount Hope Website has her in the same lot as Vasil

Is it possible the "Susan" is a knickname or an English translation or do I have it wrong?

Added by Jim on Nov 20, 2014 10:02 AM
Obituaries for Harold and Anna Smith
I thank you so much for your hard labors and additions of Harold and Anna Smith from Jump River Wisconsin.
I was wondering if there was a possibility that an obituary was left for them?

I would appreciate any help.

Memorial# 133024287 ~Harold
Memorial# 133024279 ~Anna

Sincerely Gloria
Added by Glory on Nov 10, 2014 11:32 AM
Christina-Marie Hedges
Moody Francis Trevett
Is it possible to ask for the transfer of this individual? He is a first cousin of my great grandfather, Earl Henry Trevett. Thank you for the consideration!
Added by Christina-Marie Hedges on Nov 08, 2014 12:49 AM
DWalt & Patti
Nettie Chaplin
Thanks for the transfer of this cousin. Now I need to get to work on her memorial...
Added by DWalt & Patti on Oct 25, 2014 6:36 PM
E Lindberg
Weisners in Clark County
Bob - Thank you for creating the many memorials you have added to Find A Grave. I have been making suggested edits to numerous individuals based upon review of obituaries and records on LDS. I am not related, but they are relation of a friend. I hope your daughter continues to enjoy the hunt!
Thank You,
Eric Lindberg
Added by E Lindberg on Oct 25, 2014 2:05 PM
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