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Kathy Ripke (#47406663)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family history since about 2004, but have more recently begun using Find A Grave. I am excited by the possibilities Find A Grave offers for sharing information and making new discoveries. Surnames I am working on in particular are Ripke, Nehring, Anderson, Hubbard, Brewer, Brown, Wright, Scharff, Rahn, Carter, Robbins, Bowker and Johnson.

I have documented several Hawaiian cemeteries while vacationing. I have no further information on any of those memorials. I am happy to add information or transfer memorials to you, if you are related.
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Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
Benjamin & Mary Cole

Thanks so much for the headstone photos for Benjamin and Kathy Cole. That helps to fill-in information for a 2nd great uncle.
Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Jun 05, 2016 7:29 AM
Våge Ericsson
RE: Svante M Carlson memorial
Hi Kathy
It´s a long story.
First I can tell you that Svante M was born in a little village called Urshult in Unnaryd parish. There is a problem in Find A Grave - You can´t enclose more than a parish.
I found Svante when I looked for two emigrants from Grysshult in Unnaryd parish - Nils Oskar Johansson and his sister Anna Linnea. They emigrated 1923 and they travelled to their Uncle Svante Carlson in Boyd,MN. NY passenger list.
I´m a Little related to Nils Oskar but just very Little. I live about 30 km from Unnaryd so it´s rather easy to find people there. Just ask if you need anything.
Våge Ericsson
Added by Våge Ericsson on Apr 07, 2016 12:20 PM
Susann Spring
Transfer request for William H. Brewer
Find A Grave Memorial# 63707284

Thanks for your groundwork (again) on the memorial for my great-great grandfather, William H. Brewer. It's appreciated. Would it be possible to transfer his memorial to me?
Susann Spring
Added by Susann Spring on Mar 25, 2016 10:06 PM
Susann Spring
Transfer request for Ella May Winchester Spring
Find A Grave Memorial# 25746390

Thank you for your groundwork on the memorial of my great-grandmother, Ella May Winchester Spring. It's greatly appreciated. Would you mind transferring her memorial to my care? Thanks so much.
Susann Spring

Added by Susann Spring on Mar 25, 2016 3:57 PM
Sandy Skipper
Hi Kathy,
I entered the record from a list of burials that I received from the county home. It was typed but I believe it was transcribed from a hand written ledger. I entered everyone on the list because I had a great deal of difficulty getting the information since the home is now closed or renamed, I really don't remember now. If you would like a copy of the list I would be more than happy to send it to you. You can contact me on Findagrave or my email is: Hope this is the person you are looking for.
Added by Sandy Skipper on Feb 24, 2016 10:28 AM
Susann Spring
Transfer request for Alfred F. Spring
Find A Grave Memorial# 25746444

Hi Kathy,
Thank you for helping with the groundwork on my great-grandfather's memorial. It would mean so much if his memorial could be transferred to my care.

Thank you.
Added by Susann Spring on Jan 29, 2016 5:58 PM
Bob R
Brown Family of Pound Ridge
FYI--I've linked Orange S. Brown's memorial in New Canaan to his family in Pound Ridge. BobR
Added by Bob R on Jan 24, 2016 6:34 PM
Michael Borchell
Elizabeth K Schweppe
Hi Kathy,
I am one of the grandsons of Elizabeth and Norbert Schweppe.
There is another sibling that can be added to their list.
Ralph Schweppe.
Memorial number 145462881
Thank you for your work.
Tim Borland
Added by Michael Borchell on Jan 12, 2016 10:29 AM
janet McKee
Grave marker for Dorothy Miller
Dear Kathy - Thank you so much for posting this. The photo will be useful for incorporating in my genealogy work. Janet Miller McKee (Dorothy Miller's daughter)
Added by janet McKee on Dec 29, 2015 6:02 PM
William Henry Parker
Thank you for the photo of William's headstone. Very much appreciated. He is my first cousin 2x removed.
Added by Peace on Dec 08, 2015 9:51 AM
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