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mjshistory (#47447356)
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Bio Photo Retired and loving it. Enjoy old cemeteries and photographing the markers. Photography of the markers is my primary focus.

PLEASE be kind to the VOLUNTEERS who have added the names, dates and grave photos so YOU can find your missing kin and friends.

THANK them for their work! Courtesy and kindness accomplish much.

Provide something other than census records and SSDI as sources WITH edit requests instead of waiting for the denial to arrive.

Adding family links without adequate research and documentation tends to create MULTIPLE errors that require hours of work to remove, if they get corrected at all. I am very cautious with accepting link requests as the result of past errors. It takes only seconds to hit the 'accept' tab, endless hours and headaches to repair the damage. It is the responsibility of the requestor to do the research, not the memorial manager who did the photos.

A denial is not personal rejection of you. Accept it and move on.

I spend many hours researching edit requests at local court houses, libraries, and online. I often find edit requests have errors and therefore decline as allowed by Find a Grave. If this is a problem for requestors, I transfer management to Find a Grave. The majority of edit requests are approved within the 21 day time allowed. No one benefits from memorials with erroneous information. If there are no grave marker photos, likely the name and dates have been added from an index or other source. If you are a family member and asking for a transfer, please state and explain your relationship.

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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Emily Frank
Please check 89221539 and your 143936912. I used the lists from DCGS and it appears she is buried at St. Paul's. If you wish to use the info. for your memorial, please do so and I will then delete mine.
Added by Aavedt on Sep 04, 2015 7:13 AM
cathy w
Thank you for the note about Ira Belden's lack of a tombstone, I had no idea that this was true. I would love to know how to contact the cemetery office, as I have other questions. Thanks for your part.
Cathy W. family researcher
Added by cathy w on Aug 29, 2015 10:43 AM
Mary Fisher
Thank you for the transfer & all your contributions to FindaGrave. We will pay your generosity forward.
Added by Mary Fisher on Aug 26, 2015 10:38 AM
Piel Photos
Thank you for the photos of the other Piel markers. Very much appreciated.
Added by Laurel on Aug 24, 2015 9:48 AM
Piels in East Lawn and West Lawn
You have been wonderfully helpful with the Piels. Thank you for the additional information about Kenneth O. Piel. I have added it to his memorial.
Added by Laurel on Aug 16, 2015 8:32 AM
RE: Piel family at East Lawn
Hi Melody,
I've been putting some work into my Piel Family lately and am so grateful to have the memorials on Find A Grave. Thank you for creating them. I sent you an earlier message about Mary Karow Piel. I'm hoping to find that the memorial you have set up is my great-grandmother.
Mary Karow (b. abt. 1853) married Herman Piel around 1873. Family story is they got a divorce around 1910 or so. I'm trying to save up funds to request records from Wisconsin.
They had 8 children.
Clara, the oldest (1874) is buried next to her father in Union Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Herman's wife is not there.
Clara, the oldest (1874) is buried next to her father in Union Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Oscar Fredrick Paul (1875-1914) is at East Lawn.
William F (1977-1954) East Lawn
Herman (1879-?) I have been unable to track down.
Theresa Mary (1881-1965) married John Erb and is buried Hillside Cemetery, Angelica, WI
Helen was born about 1884 and is a mystery to me. Have pictures but not much information.
Flora (1886-1888) her grave has not been located, but there is an unmarked grave in the plot at Union. Another terrific Find A Graver is trying to check this out for me.
Edwin Frederick Gustav (1891-1961) is in West Lawn in Augusta.
Any help you can give me with Mary Karow would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Laurel on Aug 14, 2015 10:57 PM
RE: Bernard Patton edit request
Yes, you're right as to the date discrepancy, but I'm trying to find out IF it could be the one b. in 1851...anything else you couldo to help ?? THANKS M Hayes
Added by maggie on Aug 10, 2015 12:13 PM
No problem. Thanks for explaining. Cleaning stones is a royal pain in the butt! I guess the photos should be as the stones appear not scrubbed up. Thanks for the words!
Added by Aavedt on Aug 10, 2015 10:41 AM
James Holstein
You have two of the same gravestone photos. Please check.
Added by Aavedt on Aug 10, 2015 8:11 AM
Mary Derricott Stringer
Thank You.
Added by Billie on Aug 07, 2015 1:25 PM
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