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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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John Bolz
RE: Lakewood photo requests
Thanks for attempting to find the Ettner's last fall. Was wondering if you were planning on attempting again this spring. I am getting a map from Lakewood and can forward it to you when I receive it.
Added by John Bolz on May 18, 2015 1:16 PM
Jim Forcum
Oscar Richard Krenz: #113742906 Again
Dear Bob,

Regarding Oscar Richard Krenz: #113742906 and his wife, Emelia C Waldschmidt, you have two of his three sons listed.

If interested, his third son is "Raymond A Krenz" b. 21 May 1926, in Elgin, Kane Co., IL and d.07 Nov 2008, in Elgin, Kane Co., IL. This Raymond married "Marjorie "Peg" Holze" on 24 May 1952 in Elgin, Kane Co., IL. Marjorie was b. 26 Jul 1932 in Elgin, Kane Co., IL and d. 01 Jul 2010 in Elgin, Kane Co., IL.

Lastly, the obituary for "Raymond A Krenz" reads as follows:" Raymond A. Krenz of Elgin The visitation for Raymond A. Krenz, 82, will be from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. The Rev. Mark Bestul will officiate. Born May 21, 1926, in Elgin, the son of Oscar and Emelia (nee Walschmidt) Krenz, he passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Raymond was a 1944 graduate of Elgin High School. He served in the Army infantry in the South Pacific Theatre from 1944 to 1946 and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He was a plumber for over 40 years, working for Tessendorf Plumbing and Heating, and working for his son at Amy Plumbing and Heating. Raymond was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Elgin. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie "Peg" (nee Holze) Krenz, to whom he was married on May 24, 1952, in Elgin; sons, Jim (Pat) Krenz of Elgin, Rick (Patti) Krenz of Elgin, Scott of Beaver Dam, Wis. and Robert (Jan) Krenz of Brooklyn, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, John (Vanessa), Gina, Kyle, Katie (Scottie), Kevin, Andrew, Rebekah, Patrick, Nathan, Matt and Erin; and his pal, Snooky. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Earl and Orlyn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 525 N. McLean Blvd, Elgin or the American Cancer Society." Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - Monday, November 10, 2008.

Keep up the great work!

Jim Forcum
Beavercreek, OH
Added by Jim Forcum on May 15, 2015 7:56 AM
Jim Forcum
Oscar Richard Krenz: #113742906
Dear Bob,

You have done great work at Bluff City Cemetery. Thanks so much.

If interested, the birthplace of "Oscar Richard Krenz" (113742906)is today in Poland. But when Oscar was born it was in the "Prussian Province of Posen."

Good luck in your quest.

Jim Forcum
Beavercreek, OH
Added by Jim Forcum on May 15, 2015 7:46 AM
Sharon Kelly
James Roche - 1910 - Bluff
Thank you for entering my relative, James Roche into Find-a-Grave. I was visiting Bluff Cemetery last week and took photos of my James Roche's grave. Please transfer James Roche's grave to me (#117639197).
There are also 14 Daly-Roche relatives buried with him.
James' mother was Margaret Roche nee Rice from County Wexford, Ireland. She's buried at Calvary, Section U.
Margaret Rice is my William Rice's sister. William and his family are buried at Calvary, also.
- Sharon Kelly
Added by Sharon Kelly on May 14, 2015 2:22 PM
Angelic Long Wilmouth
RE: Hunborgs
I know exactly what that is like! Again, thank you so much!! The pics are wonderful and I am so grateful that you are on Find A Grave!!
Added by Angelic Long Wilmouth on May 06, 2015 4:57 PM
Angelic Long Wilmouth
Wow!!!! Thank you so much for the pictures. That was fast!! I really appreciate it. Are they any relation to you?
Added by Angelic Long Wilmouth on May 06, 2015 4:20 PM
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
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