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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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Pet peeve: Using INTERNMENT (the practice of placing persons in detention, especially during wartime), where INTERMENT (burial) is actually intended.

Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius

Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

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Andrea Shults Greenhagen
The Korte's
I'm glad you caught my duplicates. I'm sorry for the error.
Added by Andrea Shults Greenhagen on Jan 16, 2017 3:21 PM
Cathy Combs
RE: dabney finley


Added by Cathy Combs on Jan 16, 2017 12:53 PM
Rob Gomoluh
RE: Frederick & Eliza Conrad
I have not included parents or siblings for Eliza & Frederick Conrad. My research stems from their daughter Regina L. D. Conrad married to John Alexander Cierpiot. (Regina also died by drowning)Do you know Regina's middle names? Thanks, Rob
Added by Rob Gomoluh on Jan 15, 2017 6:55 PM
Rob Gomoluh
Frederick & Eliza Conrad
Hello Carol, In September 2015, I called Immanuel Lutheran Church's office and they told me they had no church records for Frederick and Eliza Conrad so, that is why I placed them in Bethlehem. At the time, it did not make since, their obituaries mentions that they were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. I revised their memorials back to Immanuel Lutheran Church and asked Terri G. to delete her duplicate memorials.
Thank you, Rob Gomoluh
Added by Rob Gomoluh on Jan 15, 2017 12:58 PM
Terri G.
Frederick J. Conrad
Sorry, I'm a new to this, so not quite sure how otherwise to officially respond to your email about Frederick J. Conrad in Bethlehem Cemetery and then my posting about him in Immanuel Cemetery in Washington. I work in the church office at Immanuel and have access to the old record books. Looking through the old cemetery book it does show that Mr. & Mrs "Fritz" Conrad(s) are buried in Immanuel Cemetery in lot 23. Fritz's burial record is also in the old record book of Immanuel, but it does not say which cemetery he was buried in. Mrs. Conrad is also in the record book (I entered the death date wrong - should be 10/9/1923).She was Elise Marie Sophie (nee Brune). But, likewise, it does not say which cemetery. Both of their death certificates say the burials were in Washington. I'm open to your suggestions on what to do with this posting. Like I said earlier, I'm new to this. I just felt compelled to get some of our old church records on this site, but I want them to be correct!
Added by Terri G. on Jan 15, 2017 9:25 AM
SJ Oregon
Anna Louise Kappelman #26153846
Thanks for the catching my duplicate; I have moved the grave photo to the earlier record and deleted mine. Good catch!
Added by SJ Oregon on Jan 14, 2017 9:40 AM
RE: elisabeth remspeacher
Thanks for the heads up on why your "comment" didn't show up. So weird. Hope they do fix it soon. And was there doing the hover. Learn sometihng new every day which is a good thing.

One of my other issues with the that there is no order to the ones sent as corrections. The dates are all spread out in that trying to find one in the amount of corrections I've sent is a nightmare...or I don't know how search for one or more. HA HA!!!
Added by klassikat on Jan 02, 2017 2:25 PM
RE: elisabeth remspeacher
Hi, Yea...I looked at the decline again and all it had on it was

" Today at 3:04 AM
Message body

This is an automated email letting you know that your recent edit for the Elisabeth Brownfield Remspeacher (1815 - 1897) Find A Grave memorial has been declined.
General reason: No change. The memorial is up to date with submitted edit.

Link to memorial:

Thanks for your input,
Find A Grave

Probably a little "gremlin" playing games. :)
Added by klassikat on Jan 01, 2017 9:21 PM
Susan Ing
RE: Brinkmann's @ St. Matthew
I had photographed this section already but walked it again. you never know.
Added by Susan Ing on Jan 01, 2017 3:32 PM
RE: elisabeth remspeacher
Thank you for letting me know.
Added by klassikat on Jan 01, 2017 11:17 AM
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