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MSzalko (#47976245)
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You are welcome to download any of the photos that I contribute to this site for your own use. I do not need credit for any my photos.
I am not a professional photographer and take photos simply to help others. As a genealogist, I know that cemetery photos are a valuable part of documenting our families lives.

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Contributions to
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 • 74 Memorials Added
 • 79 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 234 Photos
 • 9 Photo Requests
 • 53 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 130 Virtual Flowers
Messages left for MSzalko (60)[Leave Message]
Lori Milam
RE: Thank you!
You're welcome Absolutely you may make a copy for yourself.
Added by Lori Milam on Aug 15, 2014 7:55 PM
Charles Koch
Hi! I have posted a photo of the monument that is in the lot which shows "Koch" at the bottom.

The front of the marker shows "Philip," two lines of text, then the year which is possibly 1888, and then more lines of text. All of this may be in German. It is all very difficult to read. I am probably going to have to go back and make a tracing (using tin foil which does not damage the monument) to figure out the complete text.

The left side (as you face the monument), shows "Catherine" on one line, followed by "Koch" on a second line, and then the dates 1835 (?) - 1911.

One of the other two sides may have text, but again it is too worn to make anything out. The fourth side appears to be unused.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this information.

Added by Ace on Jun 16, 2014 2:27 AM
RE: Charles & Charles Koch
Hi! Yes, the cemetery office is highly unhelpful, but many people today told me that they did have success today (some via e-mail). I hope you will try the office again as one person was able to get the location of three people.

It really depends on who answers the phone. One lady in the office is a sourpuss all day, every day. I am amazed that I was able to fulfill so many requests last year, but a lot of them were very old requests that already had the burial plot posted.

Please don't give up hope of getting the information out of them. Ace

P.S. Don't forget to check family safes, bank safety deposit boxes, other relatives, etc. for deeds to the burial plots for them.
Added by Ace on Jun 05, 2014 5:01 PM
Charles & Charles Koch
Good morning Sir/Ma'am. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contact Forest Home Cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) for your photo request(s), ask them whether or not there is a grave marker, and then either post this information to the memorial or send it to me.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Should you choose not to accept this mission, your photo request will most likely continue to go unfulfilled. This message will not self destruct in five seconds. Good luck! Ace

Their memorials:

Forest Home is a massively humongous cemetery with well over 100,000 burials, and the information is vital in order to photograph a grave for you. Forest Home disavows all photo volunteers, refusing to aid them in finding graves, so your mission is indispensable and integral to helping fulfill your photo request.

From the Find A Grave Dossier: All personnel are advised that Find A Grave states it is the responsibility of the photo requestor to provide the grave plot (section and lot number) to assist the volunteer photographers.

Mission Success: Last year I successfully completed 200 photo missions at Forest Home Cemetery that had the grave location provided by the photo requestor. In just over a year I have successfully concluded over 1,400 photo missions with over 600 already successfully completed in 2014.

Mission Failure: Impossible
Added by Ace on Jun 05, 2014 3:46 AM
D Jones
RE: Dwain Rannals headstone
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.

Added by D Jones on Apr 24, 2014 3:46 PM
Christopher Baker
RE: Marie Bohse
I will happily make any corrections, but please send them via the Suggest a Correction (SAC) process. Sending corrections via a public message (aka public wall) is infinitely more difficult and subject to errors. SAC is the correct process per the site's FAQs.

Added by Christopher Baker on Apr 14, 2014 6:57 PM
Christopher Baker
RE: Albertine Hammerschmidt Bosse
I would transfer a great grandmother but I can't find the person you are referring to. The best way to do edits and request transfers is while on the memorial is to choose Edit in top right and Suggest a Correction (SAC).

Added by Christopher Baker on Apr 14, 2014 11:27 AM
Actually you know what, I did a quick google search for Minnie Boss and ended up finding the locations on another site. I will try to find them. :)
Added by Keri on Mar 30, 2014 8:28 AM
Mount Auburn
Hi, do you happen to have any locations for the graves you requested at Mount Auburn? I would be happy to try and find them for you if I knew what section they are in. Thanks!
Added by Keri on Mar 30, 2014 8:24 AM
RE: Davis graves at Orland Memorial Park
Thank you for giving your time to find out this information. Greatly appreciated. Shame there are no grave markers for them. Regards Stan
Added by Stan on Mar 18, 2014 4:43 PM
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