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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the 1980s. Now that I am retired, I am very active with local groups/organizations and volunteering for different activities through the local RSVP. I try to devote more time to my "searching" too. With all of the advances for searching on-line now I have found several ancestors and relation that I did not even know about! Since I have become acquainted with Find A Grave, I have found so many of my ancestors. I try to enter as many of my relation and my late husband's relation as possible. I have been entering some of the local cemeteries in Knox Co. and some surrounding counties from information in cemetery books. By doing so I hope it will help others find their loved ones. I try to fulfill photo requests locally as my time allows. While doing this, I also photograph some of the surrounding, deteriorating, unusual, babies, young children, and veteran stones.

You have my permission to use any of the photos I have taken and have put on this site. I am happy to help others freely in this cause. It would be nice if you gave me credit for the photos I have taken. Of course, it is always nice to be asked; that way you know you are helping people. If someone else provides the photograph for me, I try to give them credit in the photo's caption area. Please take up-close, careful shots of photos on graves! Many may never been seen again, after you leave, as they are quickly disappearing. A family may have no other photo, and may not even know that one existed, if you pass it by. Also please crop your photos so they may be read easier.

PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB OF A PERSON'S MEMORIAL TO SEND ME ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. That way an e-mail comes to me with links to the person's memorial; if requesting links, please provide numbers of the memorials you wish to have linked. I try to check the memorials that I enter so that I do not duplicate any earlier memorials, but sometimes this happens.

I try to follow the Find A Grave rules regarding transfers unless the person is my relation. However, other transfers will be considered.


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John Davis Photo
Dear Rita,
Thank you for the time you took to find this photo. I am trying to research the descendants of my grandma's great, great-grandmother. This family has been more difficult to research, as I have not been able to find either Fannie Davis Cave's gravesite in Gibson County nor her second husband (Thomas Caves') gravesite in Dubois County. I am hoping that by finding her children, I can possibly find more information about where she may be buried. Thanks so much.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Added by Heidi on Nov 19, 2015 3:03 AM
Robert & Mary Mountz photo

Thank you so much for the grave stone photo of Robert and Mary Mountz.

Best Regards, John Terwilliger, Charleston, IL
Added by JohnTwig on Nov 15, 2015 8:04 PM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
RE: Wilfred Stenftenagel (112254341) SAC
Rita - See my previous message. Can you link Wilfred with the same parents as Raymond.

Albert - 115360809
Katherine - 115360810

Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Nov 14, 2015 4:58 PM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
RE: Raymond Stenftenagel (115360813) SAC
Rita - Nice to put a face with a name...Thanks.

Not sure what is going on with linking memorial with parents. For Raymond, when I added parents, Marcella's name was already in the edit box. I deleted it, but when I look at my edit box, it seems that it is in as spouse, but adds spouse #1 - Unknown. Must be a glitch there.

Can you link Raymond parents?

115360809 - Father - Albert
115360810 - Mother - Katherine

Thanks, Rita

Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Nov 14, 2015 4:21 PM
Gail Elliott
Vital Boucher
Hi Rita,
I left suggested dates via the edit tab for Vital Boucher buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana. I had hoped to be able to also enter an explanation and alternate. The birth date of 1802 suggests Amable Vital Boucher, recorded in the St. Vincent Xavier Catholic Churches as born April 26 1802. He died 25 Feb 1863. There is also a Vital Boucher born Feb 22, 1812 in their records. I don't have his death record.
1802-1910 gives a death age of 108--possible perhaps. My inclination is the 1910 death belongs to the person born in 1812.
Gail E.
Added by Gail Elliott on Nov 12, 2015 2:49 PM
RE: Christy Wetzel Danes 113192429

I believe the maiden name should be Dettrow. Looks like it is reversed in the record. That is the name on birth record for Herman Wetzel B 1927. thanks dan
Added by dwetzel67 on Nov 11, 2015 4:21 AM
RE: Christy Wetzel Danes 113192429

First, thanks so much for all your efforts. It has been a great help tracking down the family. I traveled to Vincennes and took as many pictures as possible, but I keep finding connections so I will probably be requesting additional photo's.

In regards, to Christy P Wetzel Danes, I will delete the duplicate record. St. John's has a marriage notation for George J Wetzel, but it is Christie Robinson at St. John's on 5/14/1924. Thanks dan
Added by dwetzel67 on Nov 11, 2015 3:56 AM
Julia Young
I am contributor #46937322 and the above memorial is that of a direct relative of my husband. A while back I was sure I had added a picture of her on findagrave but I do not see it now. There was another contributor who had duplicated several of my memorials and we had words so maybe that caused more problems. I am out of state right now but when I return home l will add the photo again.
Added by Julia Young on Nov 08, 2015 2:35 PM
Cliff Carson
Ivadeen Fern (Carson) Peach
Thank you for the photo of the tombstone. It answered many questions. Would you please also add the photo to Raymond Nathaniel Peach # 63 136 088. I have sent edit requests to make the connection of husband & wife. Thanks Cliff
Added by Cliff Carson on Nov 06, 2015 12:56 AM
Linda Y
Rita. I am trying to
Add historical
Info on the above family. I noticed someone sent you edits
Will you please help me link and add bio s as i send them.
Appreciate your work linda
Added by Linda Y on Nov 01, 2015 11:28 PM
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