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BobH (#47539390)
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I found this great site a few years ago while researching family and decided to start adding local graves. Most entries are for Illinois cemeteries; mainly Bluff City in Elgin, but other cemeteries, too. If I have added a duplicate memorial, please let me know.

Most entries for deaths prior to 1995 are from grave photos. I am working to get all the photos uploaded, but this is a slow process (probably years). If there is not a photo on the memorial you are interested in, please ask (via edit/suggest a correction), and if I have a photo of that grave I will expedite the upload. Many memorials from 1995 and later are obituary based and there is a higher chance that I do not have a photo. A warning: my photography leaves something to be desired at times; if you have a better photo, please add it.

I do not generally include obituaries, but will add an appropriate synopsis; without the names of living persons. Please see the Find A Grave policies regarding this.

I am happy to add family link and extra information into memorials. I will generally attempt to confirm the information first, though.

If you would like a transfer, please request it through the Edit-Suggest a correction tab.

I take all the photos that I upload to the site. Pictures may be copied for personal, non-commercial purposes (including adding to, if desired); a small credit would be appreciated (but not necessary).

Most photos include a geotag in the metadata.
This information can be mapped by uploading the photo to Jeffery's EXIF viewer at:

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Messages left for BobH (352)[Leave Message]
Amelia Bartelt Bone
Thanks for the photo. You are quick.
Added by Jackie on Apr 30, 2015 11:06 AM
Thank you so very much!
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful headstone photos for Axel W. Moody, Nellie (Sherwood) Moody, Leslie Mereness, Clara (Sherwood) Mereness, Mary Ann (McMullen) Sherwood, Frank Sherwood, Ella A. (Chesebro) Sherwood, Maurice Dean, and Jennie A. (Sherwood) Dean!!!
You are so kind and thoughtful - and I want to thank you for all you do for all of us who are unable to be in Illinois. All the best - Jo
Added by Jo on Apr 29, 2015 10:51 AM
Ringeisen photos
Thank you for adding the Ringeisen photos so quickly. Thank you for being such a dedicated volunteer.
Added by Rootdigger on Apr 24, 2015 5:42 PM
Clark Family at Lakewood Memeorial
HI Bob
The Alexander Clark family (Alexander, Gertrude and Ward)that were laid to rest at Lakewood Memorial Cemetery in Elgin use to live in my home many years ago and I recently added Alexander and grave photos to each of their sites. Can you add the parental info to Ward Clark so there is a link to his parents. Alexander, his father is 145457757 and Gertrude, his mother is 138416444. Thank You for your assistance.
Tim Wimmer
Added by tw1261 on Apr 23, 2015 2:34 PM
Edgar Winchester
Have added the information you suggested. Thank you. If this is a family member and you would like to have him transferred to you, let me know.
Added by LindaE on Apr 20, 2015 1:56 PM
Anna Maria Winchester
BobH - I have added the information you have suggested. Thank you. If this is your family, let me know and I will transfer her to you.
Added by LindaE on Apr 20, 2015 1:52 PM
Marshman Lull
Thanks for taking the time to photograph the headstones for me.
Added by mommycita on Apr 20, 2015 11:36 AM
Memorial# 137244643 JoAnn South Warren

Hi Bob,
Memorial# 137244643 Created by: BobH on Oct 14, 2014 is a duplication of Memorial# 141323762 added January 14, 2015. I've already requested that the January 14th memorial be transferred to me since this is my mother and that one already has the obit and family links. Can you please delete Memorial# 137244643 for me?

Thank you so much for all that you have done.
Tonna Warren Holtz
Added by TJ on Apr 14, 2015 6:15 PM
Melissa (Tolene) Rura
Thank you Bob for the picture of the Church's stone Ella and William. I wonder how much trouble it would be to get her death year placed? Again thank for your work with find a grave. Melissa
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Rura on Apr 08, 2015 10:40 AM
Melanie Howe
Martens family
Thanks, BobH, for the Martens photos and for adding Stewart Martens. Stewart was a brother to my kids great grandfather, George, buried in MN. I am working to get him linked also. Thanks again.
Added by Melanie Howe on Apr 07, 2015 5:27 PM
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