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Michael Coppage (#47303247)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 12 days
Angels are real
RE: Willis Ray Hornbostel
Hi. He was my step dad and is buried in St Paul's. It is ironicand disrespectful to my mom, his wife over 30 years. His kids probably meant well by inscribing the tombstone with death date...BUT...

Happy holidays to you and thank you for your support and assistance!

Added by Angels are real on Dec 30, 2016 2:21 PM

Susan Ing
Oak Grove Cemetery
Since Oak Grove has worked so hard to clean up the cemetery and trimming around all stones and flats. This is a perfect time to snap photos before the leaves go crazy. Next Saturday the 22nd is good to try and snap as much as possible. Around 10 am. Not much is photographed there.

Added by Susan Ing on Oct 16, 2016 5:03 PM

Randy Watkins
RE: Patricia A Davanzo updates
I have seen that also. If you submit a change, I assume that you have already done the research and all I have to do is make the change. If I think something is wrong, I do the easy think and transfer the management to the person requesting the change, then they can answer the questions. The vast majority of ones that I have entered are not my family, so I would rather transfer them to the actual family. I was going to send you an email today since I noticed that you took a lot of pictures of headstones at Jefferson Barracks. I started a personal project a year ago where I photographed the entire cemetery and now I am uploading them to Find a Grave. I use the Transcription program to upload these photos and the only problem is that it does not tell you if a headstone photo already exists, it just adds it. So you may see on some of your photos there is a duplicate of mine. If you want me to delete mine, just let me know which one

Added by Randy Watkins on Sep 09, 2016 1:06 PM

Gracie's Grammy
Timothy Thompson
Hi I just read the obit for him. I hope you will add it to his memorial.

Added by Gracie's Grammy on Aug 11, 2016 6:50 PM

Transfer Memorial
I was wondering if you could transfer my grandma's memorial to me. Her name is Glenda Evelyn Pretto. Also, you could transfer all the Prettos in Immaculate Conception cemetery to me if you'd like. I am related to them all on my grandfather's side. Thanks!

Added by sesakaso on Jun 18, 2016 2:43 PM

Max S. Kaiser, Jr.
Fr. James J. Rodis
MIKE, great job on Fr. Rodis memorial.
His ordination date was April 2, 1960,by
Joseph Cardinal Ritter at the New Cathedral.
I will delete my page. Thanks for noting the above. Max K.

Added by Max S. Kaiser, Jr. on Feb 23, 2016 1:12 PM

I have transferred your brother, Terrence, to your care.

Added by OkieBran on Feb 15, 2016 4:47 PM

Travis Franklin
Fr Wilke, suggestion
Thanks for the update. I have added your suggestion.

Added by Travis Franklin on Jan 24, 2016 8:08 PM

RE: Sr Emerita Mary McManus
Thank you for your kind words! I taught at St. Mary's for one year before the school closed, so the Sisters have a special place in my heart. I add memorials for them whenever I can. Anytime you have information to add, please forward it. And of course, the offer stands. Anytime you see a memorial you'd like transferred, just let me know. I always transfer to friends and family unless the memorial is part of my tree!

Added by Kim on Jan 03, 2016 10:31 AM

Jeffrey LeTempt
Duncan Stewart Fults Correction
Thank you Michael for all the work you have done. Like you, I have got the genealogy bug...bad lately. I wanted to point out an error on the entry for my great grandfather, Duncan Stewart Fults. His father's information is correct, but the mother you have listed is actually his grandmother. It can be confusing with the Fults name because there were so many Jacob Fults. Duncan's mother was actually Caroline Kline-Fults. She lived from 1840-1929, but I cannot find anything on her on

Added by Jeffrey LeTempt on Jan 03, 2016 9:30 AM

RE: Sr Emerita Mary McManus
I have accepted your edits for Mary McManus (16540930). I'd be happy to transfer management to you, if you want me to. Just let me know.

Added by Kim on Jan 02, 2016 10:45 AM

Nicole Storie
elizabeth dahmer
thank you for the headstone photo.

Added by Nicole Storie on Nov 16, 2015 12:45 AM

James Whitlow
RE: Pat Whalen
Hello Michael, Its great to hear from you. Hope you and your family had a good Christmas and New Year.

I'm hoping to find some photos of the Whalen Family and the pool hall-saloon that was in Hoxie. I have an old postcard of the Hoxie Business that were on Texas Street ( main street in Hoxie ) from the early 1900's, but the quality of the photo is not good. I have seen Pat Whalen Bottles, but I don't have one. They are very rare and expense to buy.

Email me and I will send some scans of bottle and the old postcard.


Added by James Whitlow on Jan 13, 2015 8:00 PM

Michelle Ashbaker
Sara Ashbaker-Hern
Thank you for adding a picture of my daughters grave site. I have one but just never put it on but I do appreciate you doing it. I happen to come on here and look for my dads and seen you had posted the picture.

Added by Michelle Ashbaker on Jan 02, 2015 10:32 PM

James Whitlow
Pat Whalen
Hello Michael, I notice that Pat Whalen was your GGF. I'm in the process of doing a history of Hoxie, Arkansas and trying to find some information on him. He had a pool hall-saloon and a bottling company in Hoxie.



Added by James Whitlow on Dec 19, 2014 2:00 PM

Robert Buecher
Florence Weis Arras # 57929617
Would appreciate it if you would link her to her parents: Edward Weis 84578635 and Barbara Buecher Weis 84572351. Thank you! Bob

Added by Robert Buecher on Jul 03, 2014 12:00 PM

The Mikado, et al.
Charles LaCroix
Wondering whether you're related to this family, since you posted the memorial. He was the son of Jacob and Caroline.

I only ask because his godparents were Sebastian and Catherine Maurer, my 3rd-great-grandparents and I was trying to figure out what the connection was.

They came from Montbronn, in the Lorraine area of France. Since LaCroix is French, wondered whether any of them were connected in the Old Country, or whether they just became good friends once here.

Don't know if there are any other crossovers. I'll have to look at dates and christenings for the other kids you've got.



Added by The Mikado, et al. on May 28, 2014 9:32 PM

Marotta / Pascucci
I have been searching for my Grandfathers second wife Josephine Marotta / Pascucci after my Grandfather died she moved from Brooklyn N.Y.
Her first husband Anthony and her second husband are entered at St. Johns Cemetery Middle Village Queens N.Y. sec/043 range U-103/104.
I have a photo of the stone if you would like it?
I just had it fixed.

Added by lala on Apr 29, 2014 4:08 AM

Shirley Eichelberger
Did not proof read previous message. The sister Mary middle name is Amanda.

Added by Shirley Eichelberger on Feb 23, 2014 7:18 AM

Shirley Eichelberger
Mary A Tayon
Found the missing link. She is the sister to my husbands great grandmother. Jennie, Julia Antoinete and Mary Amand Mareschal were sisters and they have a brother Francis (Frank). Still looking for him. Found the probate records of Louis M. Mareschal. Of course the e should have a ' over it to be correct. Did you send me a photo of a headstone for Louis Marishal? Someone did and now I can't find it. Over the years Mareschal was changed over to Marshal. Hope this helps you in your searches.

Added by Shirley Eichelberger on Feb 21, 2014 2:41 PM

Shirley Eichelberger
RE: Mary & John Tayon
Thanks for the info. You are just down the road from Oakdale and Mt. Olive. It seems that is where most of the family is buried. They were all residents of Carondolete. Thanks again, will try to get over there when it gets warmer than 30 degrees.

Added by Shirley Eichelberger on Feb 03, 2014 8:13 AM

Shirley Eichelberger
Mary & John Tayon
Hi. Have been doing family searching. As you know it can consume a lot of time. What is your relationship to them. I think that Mary may be the sister to my husbands greatgrandmother Jennie E. Marshall. The problem comes in when you check out the original spelling, I beleive that it is Marechal. My husband is a Eichelberger, greatgrandson of Guard/Garnder/Guardner/Guardies Eichelberger husband to Jennie E Eichelberger, nee Marshall. To the best of my knowledge they are both buried at Mt. Olive. Need to take a day and take pictures of all the relatives buried there. Have been making a list so that I will be prepared. Looking forward to hear back from you. We live on the Illinois side also. If it is Marechal then it goes back to Fort Charters, Fort Kaskaskia and Cahokia, all areas that you would be familier with.

Added by Shirley Eichelberger on Dec 13, 2013 1:49 PM

Chuck Nowotny
RE: Dorothy Welsch Thiele Hergenroeder
Thank you for your help Michael. This problem grew way out of proportion in my considered opinion. However, everyone involved was trying to do what is right. Sometimes what is right isn't always without a little grief and effort.

Thanks again for what you've done. I believe we've all worked it out to anyone who is interested in Dorthy's family's best interest now.


Added by Chuck Nowotny on Aug 12, 2013 10:11 AM

Chuck Nowotny
Alert to Duplicate Find A Grave Memorials # 58130216 and another # 10621583
I was filling in some branches on my families tree and I found that somehow two contributors had inadvertently created a dupicate of Dorothy Welsch Thiele Hergenroeder's Find a Grave Memorial. Dorothy is my maternal 2nd cousin

Michael There is your Memorial and another by Sam
Find A Grave Memorial# 10621583

The older one by SAm is listed was created by Sam in 2005. It however was not as complete as your Memorial as it has no photograph of the marker. I find that both are lacking some facts such as the Obituary I sent you earlierby email. Mr. Pasquin has refused to delete his part of the duplicate memorial as can be fully understood.

Mike, is should be noted that I've already sent a suggested correction to you and the other contributor earlier Sam updated his Memorial to update the connections between Dorothy and her two husbands etc. However he has no photo of the stone which your Memorial does.

I could fix the error if you'd allow me to use your photo on the Site Created by Sam. Or if you could post your photo of Cletus and Dorothy's headstone on his site. Then possibly remove or delete your's ????

I am only trying to clean up the issue for family researchers who can get the two sites confused.

Again, The family relation ship to me is not that distant but it does not fall into the generally acceptable transferrable catagory so that I why I don't ask for transfer to my name.

The final memorial should read:
Dorothy Welsch (Thiele) Hergenroeder
Birth: Sep. 24, 1919
Death: Mar. 3, 2005

Saint Paul Evangelical Burial Park
Monroe County
Illinois, USA

Created by: Sam Pasquin
Find A Grave Memorial# 10621583

First Husband was: Cletus J. Welsch Find A Grave Memorial# 46880384

Second Husband was: Homer W. Hergenroeder Find A Grave Memorial# 15414390

Added by Chuck Nowotny on Jul 26, 2013 1:11 PM

Ronna Johnstone
Thank you again
Thank you again for transferring relatives to me and all of your contributions.

It is very much appreciated.


Added by Ronna Johnstone on May 11, 2013 6:53 AM


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