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Kurt Riegel (#47698588)
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Bio Photo I am a gravestone conservator, owning a small business that deals will the restoration and cleaning of historic gravestones and take great pride in fixing every single stone we take on. I am also a local history maniac, who has a hobby (some may call it an obsession) of finding and visiting old cemeteries, especially small, rural plots. If I have a memorial of someone that is in your family or very close to you, I would be more than happy to transfer it to you. Also, if you have any extra information for any memorial I have, please feel free to send me an email. I will update the memorial very quickly. (I secretly love getting added information or corrections to the memorials I upload.)

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Virginia Meadowcroft
Zebalon Stone at Rounds Cemetery
Thank you for the posting the photographs of Zebalon Stone's headstone. It is a lovely unique stone that warrants a photograph at findagrave.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Nov 27, 2015 9:20 AM
Tombstone of Thomas Wilson Shapley
Thank you so much for finding and taking the photo of the tombstone. I really appreciate it.

Added by Isabeaux on Nov 26, 2015 9:25 PM
Karen Brown
Thank you for the Osterhout tranfers. I am connecting them all now:)

Added by Karen Brown on Oct 17, 2015 11:39 PM
J. C. Acker
Hendrick Acker
Thanks for the transfer, Kurt... anything you can find out about his burial/stone from your records would be great...
J. C.
Added by J. C. Acker on Sep 22, 2015 5:59 AM
Amy & Asahel Oles
Hi Kurt,
Just wanted to note a correction is needed for Asahel Oles (buried in Arabia Cemetery, Franklin, Ny, husband of Amy); you have him listed as "Ashe" Thank you!
Added by Jeanne on Sep 08, 2015 6:13 PM
Richard Snyder
Sarah Whiting, Woodland Cemetery
Hello. Yesterday, I searched for Sarah's headstone in Section B-2, Tier 2, Grave 58, and I'm sorry to say that there is no stone. This section is comprised of hundreds of single graves from the late 1800s, early 1900s, and most have no headstones. Cemetery records show that she is burried in the same grave as William Whiting who died in 1879. I am posting a photo to her Find A Grave memorial showing the exact location of where their should be. Wish I could be of more help.
Added by Richard Snyder on Aug 23, 2015 6:46 AM
Leo J. Offerman
Fixing headstones
Kurt, I just read your bio and was wondering if you actually repair or upright damaged stones? I am particularly interested in the Herkimer County, New York. Thanks Leo Offerman
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Aug 22, 2015 5:05 PM
Lynne Stallcop
Hinman Cemetery
Hi Kurt,

I just wanted to tell you how much I love the photo that you took of Hinman Cemetery with the snow cover. That is an awesome photo.

Added by Lynne Stallcop on Jul 09, 2015 4:38 PM
Cleaning on Gravestones
Noticed from posting a message on James Davis' page that you actually clean & restore old headstones. We are not professionals by any means, but when filling photo request, we attempt to cleanup the stone to leave it better than what we found it. We currently use "corn starch" when the inscription are to worn to see with the naked eye to help enhance the inscriptions for reading. The corn starch is then removed with a fine paint brush. We use a stiffer bristle paint brush and the heel on a rubber sandal to "scrub" the mold, dirt, & decay away. Could you recommend something better that would be quick & possibly better in leaving the stone, so the family members might be more pleased. Thanks in advanced for your response.

Phillip & Sara
Added by Phil on Jun 29, 2015 9:14 PM
Steven Keller
Thank you!
Thanks so much for the transfer, Kurt. Have a great summer!

Added by Steven Keller on Jun 19, 2015 8:44 AM
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