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Bob Ottinger (#47263661)
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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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janelle warden
Roderick Stanley Lewis
Sorry to get carried away on Arline and Roderick Lewis monuments. Now wondering why they are buried in WI ? I am certain they had no children but who are the other Lewis children buried here? any relationship? thanks for your work
Added by janelle warden on May 10, 2016 8:41 AM
Cemetery Transfer
Thanks for the cemetery transfer for John Breitsprecher to Zion Lutheran. :)
Added by Strato on May 10, 2016 5:37 AM
Laura E Watts
Hi, Bob:

I believe Laura E Watts #119551596 in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine is the sister of my grandfather, William Roby Teats of Montpelier, Williams County, Ohio. Her parents were David Oliver Teats and Mary Ann Rausch (Roush) Teats of Montpelier.
Her husband William Harvey Watts (1870-1938) is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine.

Laura's birthdate is April 26, 1876, Montpelier, Williams County, Ohio.

If you have time, would you take a photo of her stone?

Thank you!
Vickie Teats Sherwood
Added by Vickie on May 06, 2016 11:48 AM
Valice Raffi
Gladys Lueck Leffel
Thank you!
Added by Valice Raffi on Apr 13, 2016 9:16 AM
Mitchell Family
Thank you Bob for all of your passion and for the time you take creating the memorials. I appreciate the transfers for my family.
Added by McCauley-Mitchell on Jan 24, 2016 6:23 PM
Transfer Requests
Hi Bob, two more for my husband's great-great grandparents:
Adolph Molle (121690203)
Lydia Molle (121690201)
Thank you! Sara
Added by srwolson on Jan 05, 2016 10:57 AM
Transfer Requests
Hi Bob,
I have a couple more transfer requests to add to the list when you have a moment:

Oscar J Olson (121782473)
Ermina G Olson (121783463)
John Martin Olson (121782569)
Thora M Bragstad Olson (121782164)
Arnold & Eleanor Molle (121690182, 121690200)

Thanks, Sara
Added by srwolson on Jan 05, 2016 10:28 AM
Dolly (Brown) Probasco
Transfer management request
Could you please transfer management of Memorial 108590614 - Charles Brown ... to me Dolly Probasco 48779321 he is my Great Grandfather. Thank you!
Added by Dolly (Brown) Probasco on Dec 17, 2015 8:28 AM
Bill Hart

I see that you have taken grave site photos at Immanuel Cemetery East in Greenwood, WI. Currently, Find A Grave has only 211 memorials posted for that cemetery. In your opinion, would you say that 211 is about the total number of burials or is there 500, 1200 or 3,000?

Also any familiarity with Immanuel West? Find A Grave shows 236. Same question about that.

Thanks for your thoughts!
Bill Hart
Added by Bill Hart on Nov 12, 2015 6:46 PM
Gail Kelly
Cambridge Memorial Garden
Hi Bob,

I have been adding photos to the memorials in this cemetery and making edits along the way. I just wanted to touch base with you, since you have added all the memorials. Great job and I really appreciate all your work. Any edits that I add are taken from the stones and then from census, marriage, and death records that I research. I am almost finished with cemetery, and will move on the others that I have photographed this summer, so my edits will trickle to a stop soon. I hope they are not making you crazy.
Again, wonderful job of entering the memorials. I really appreciate those who do that. It is a stepping stone to make sure all are remembered.
Added by Gail Kelly on Nov 05, 2015 3:05 PM
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