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Laurel Luscher Manning (#47324737)
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I am just trying to help others find their ancestor's final resting place in hopes that someone will help me find all of mine.

I am currently working to photograph the stones in Portland Cemetery, Portland, Michigan. Please contact me if you want to use my photos.

I will do photo requests for nearby cemeteries if you can provide a lot number.

If I have created a memorial for your ancestor I will gladly transfer management.
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Elizabeth Reser
Simon Van Buren
Hello Laurel, There is a marker Grave for Simon he is buried with his first wife Mary Rowley his name is on her Grave Stone. Even though he married Clara Glines as #2 wife she has her name on the Family/Parents plot with her Parents and Sibs. But Clara Glines is buried with her #2 Husband Henry Van Buren only because that was a designated place for her burial at the time she was married to Henry V.B. When Simon died he wanted to be buried with his First wife as his designated place. Along with Mary Rowley and on her stone it states Husband Simon. Newspaper article states that Silas was Mary Rowleys Husband but that is a "Typo" Mary died leaving Simon with 1 child Ada A who married last "Auringer". I am only related to Simon by his Mother Betsey Vader V.B and Peter H. Van Buren his brother. I am correcting these issues of marriage and burials because his family and sibs are in my Family Tree and this needs to be done because of many mistakes that are made with this family. Please pass this message on to Marilyn Johnson and I hoe you change the marker/Grave quote that was left for Simon with no grave marker. Thank You for all of your help on this subject. God Bless You1 Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth Reser on May 27, 2015 10:07 AM
Elisabeth Tharp
Hello, just wanted to let you know there is a new photo for Elisabeth. The stone is now upright. Find A Grave# 42279601
Added by Suzanne on Apr 15, 2015 8:48 PM
Michelle Yandell
Rosalia George/Schuller
I found a photo attached to Rosalia "Sally" George/Schuller that I don't believe belongs to her bio. The marker reads DOB 1951 -- I am showing DOB of 1946.. Are you kin? Looking for more info. Do you have any?
Added by Michelle Yandell on Apr 09, 2015 3:45 PM
Henry Egan-Portland Cem
I did some investigating and found that Henry's memorial was created from a Banfield Funeral Home record. If his wife Delia Egan has a stone we might see an unmarked plot nearby where Henry may have been buried.

Just sayin' in case you ever find yourself in Delia's vicinity. :)

Thank you very much for checking for Henry, and for everything you do.

Added by Raleigh on Mar 05, 2015 1:26 AM
RE: Louis Ward Portland Cemetery
Hi, Laurel,

Thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate the work you do with find-a-grave. I'll ask the manager of Louis and Ella's memorials to add a note that there is no marker for either of them, so that no one else asks you to go out on a wild-goose chase.

Take care and, again, thank you.

Added by Kathy on Mar 04, 2015 9:55 AM
Vernita Drake
Hi Laurel, back in August you photographed this headstone for me and I am just getting around to updating my tree; I wanted to thank you for your help. You are appreciated.
Added by Robin on Jan 18, 2015 9:21 PM
Dale Drake
Hi Laurel, back in August you photographed this headstone for me. I'm just getting around to updating. Thank you for your help, it is appreciated.

Added by Robin on Jan 15, 2015 6:13 PM
Thank you
Hi, Laurel,

I just wanted to thank you so very much for all of your photos! I've been finding many of my family members in Portland Cemetery with marker photos that you took. I really appreciate your time and effort in taking and posting all of these photos. It is really fantastic to find not only a memorial, but a photo as well.

I greatly appreciate your work, and I expect a lot of other folks do as well, regardless of whether or not they let you know.

Take care, and have a happy and safe holiday season.

Added by Kathy on Dec 11, 2014 9:02 PM
Rosemary Hagemyer
Rosetta Belcher
In Feb. 2001 I was e-mailing a man named Gary whose great-great grandfather was Hiram E. Belcher. He verified my dates. He said that Rosetta was married to Charles Wallace Dec 4, 1884 in Ionia, MI. He asked what her name was on the death certificate, probably because of the supposed marriage. I am looking for her death certificate. I think the man has since past away but I don't know for sure.
Added by Rosemary Hagemyer on Nov 15, 2014 9:56 AM
John Smith
Success! Thank you so much!
Added by yrneham on Oct 13, 2014 5:39 AM
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