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mjshistory (#47447356)
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Bio Photo Retired and loving it. Now I finally have the time for history and research. Enjoy old cemeteries and photographing the markers.

PLEASE do not use the automatic edit tabs for changes to memorial pages managed by me.

Instead: select the 'other' option and include what change and include a PRIMARY source of information and verification of that information. Birth, marriage, death records, or an obit are very helpful.

Census records are not a Primary source. Anything found via the internet needs verification. I do not use Ancestry. website.

If you are a family member and asking for a transfer, please state your relationship.

If you have disabled your messages and email ability for contact, it limits ability for communication regarding requests for changes. They may be politely declined.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their hours, photos, research and help to others seeking their missing family and friends.
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AlongTheWay, Reverend Larry, Sue Butterfield...
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James Seidelman
Edwin Dunham
Thanks, Ron Rosenberg's a friend of mine - he has some relatives there.
I moved my photos and deleted mine.
Hope you're doing well...
Sue got home safely and exhausted - Chuck isn't up to par so hopefully he'll have a quiet week going back to work. Sue's still coughing, but not as bad.
Added by James Seidelman on Jul 30, 2014 6:12 PM
Mike Everhart
Viola Qualheim
Thank you for setting up the memorial and the transfer. I will take good care of it.
Added by Mike Everhart on Jul 27, 2014 11:51 AM
James Seidelman
Tinker in Forest Hill
I'm sure it was one of those glitches... I've deleted the other memorial.
Thanks and stay cool.
Glad Larry didn't hurt himself in his fall.
Added by James Seidelman on Jul 22, 2014 12:07 PM
Cyndi Berg Jearman
Thank you for transfer
Thank you for transfer of Gina. I will update her memorial. I really appreciate it.
Added by Cyndi Berg Jearman on Jul 21, 2014 6:30 AM
butch lake
Matilda Lake
The general problem they reported is:
Other problem

They also reported, specifically:
Marker found and photographed, has been posted. Request should be removed.

Due to this problem, we believe that this photo request can not be fulfilled. As a result, we are removing it. If you can fix the problems that were reported and believe a photo can be acquired, please feel free to make a new request.

Link to memorial page for Matilda Lake:

Link to contributor reporting error:

Added by butch lake on Jul 20, 2014 12:20 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Mary Ellis Bame
You are very welcome. That was a challenging one to get. That corridor Mary is in is one of the most poorly lit corridors in the whole huge indoor mausoleum building in that cemetery. If you use your flash on the tomb it just makes a big glare on the face of the tomb which looks bad. I ended up setting up my tripod so the camera would be still as possible and finally got some pretty good shots that way. In dimmer light the camera automatically goes to a slower shutter speed and then it is IMPOSSIBLE to hold the camera still enough and it is just all blurry if you try getting pics free hand.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jul 16, 2014 9:30 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Van Houten and Marchant
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I wish Find A Grave had a better way to store multiple married names for people. My paternal grandmother was married three times and it's frustrating that all the last names can't be shown.

Find A Grave wants the last name on the stone to be the listed last name, but I don't always do this. MARCHANT is listed on the stone so I think you should list it as the last name.

I did do a little research. I found Charles (age 61) and Hannah (age 57) Marchant living in Berlin, WI in the 1910 U.S. Census. Hannah Marchant is listed as a widow in the 1920 census.

I found Charles H. Marchant (1849-1912) buried in Rosendale Cemetery next to his first wife who died in 1906. It looks like Charles and Hannah married between 1906-1910, most likely after 1907 since I can't find a marriage license for them online.

This is what I suggest you do for Hannah's memorial:

1) change maiden name to THOMAS
2) change last name to MARCHANT
3) link her as spouse to CHARLES MARCHANT # 65146915

Any member of the VAN HOUTEN family who is looking for Hannah's memorial will be able to get to her memorial through her first husband, Isaac.

How does that sound?

By the way, I photographed the entire Welsh Cemetery this week. It will take a week or so for me to create memorials and upload all the photos. If you're looking for anyone else in particular, let me know.
Added by Janet Marie on Jul 16, 2014 7:00 PM
Asking for family information
I don't know who you are. You placed a message on my profile page asking for family information, did not introduce yourself nor tell me how you are connected to my family. The last person I gave personal family records used them in a book she published and placed for sale on If you can send me the family history that proves you are related to me I would be happy to provide the family history you require. Until then, I understand you will hold hostage the memorial page(s) belonging to my family.
Added by Renae✫ on Jul 13, 2014 8:16 AM
Photo of Eleanor H. Phillips and George P Walker
A HUGE Thank You for taking the photo and posting it of our ggrandparents cemetery stone located in the Peru Cemetery. I have searched for 30 years for their final resting place. We have searched court house records and walked many, many cemeteries in our search.
They are George Palmer Walker and Eleanor Helen Phillips. George and Eleanor were born in Pennsylvania. George Palmer Walker is the son of Amos Bull Walker and Ann Palmer. I do not know the parents of Eleanor Phillips.
Their children, Serepta Adelaide and her brother Byron Judson Walker (Also listed on the stone) and two other children Sophia Ann and Adelbert Walker were all born in LaSalle County, Illinois. Sophia Ann and Adelbert died in Infancy.
Thank You again for taking your time for others!
Added by Cora on Jul 07, 2014 3:55 PM
Reidar Sumstad
Kornelius and Mary Sumstad
Thanks so much for posting the memorial photos for Kornelius and Mary, as always, you're the best!
Added by Reidar Sumstad on Jul 07, 2014 11:23 AM
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