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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo I hope that my entries aid you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial.

Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I have also assumed responsibility for many memorials from inactive/deceased contributors so just because they've been transferred to me doesn't mean they are my relatives. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!

I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Kindness & patience are virtues - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can. ***I cannot guarantee edits sent to me. I accept edits as long as it doesn't change information at which time I try to confirm the information before accepting.

A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me!:

✿✿~~ My beloved Parents:
My father & my hero James Robert Hoffman and my beautiful, wonderful mother Alice 'Elaine' (Cain) Hoffman~~✿✿

After 35+ years of research, I finally found:

My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)

My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).

Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were destroyed for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)

My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)
My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Cain, Willy, Fischer, Werner, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath
~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries. ***Please note - Month is often interment month or death date may be interment date and "NOTE" is often funeral home/interment date. I am also going through old funeral home records in an effort to fill in some blanks in these old cemeteries.

*** Mount Hope - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Quindaro - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted. (I used a spreadsheet on this one & many duplicates were not caught)
*** Woodlawn - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Oak Grove - About 98% of memorials are posted. Please note that many of the dates appear to be off a year. Be creative in your searches with spelling as well.

I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)
"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman

"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." ~ The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995

"What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well." Unknown

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
~ Author Unknown
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Don Bedwell
Sarah Shumate
Thank you for her memorial.
Added by Don Bedwell on Feb 21, 2017 8:29 PM
Barbara Westfall
RE: George & James Otterman
Their mother is Kate Otterman. Also William Gerard Otterman is her son. Kate was divorced from their father William Beecher Otterman. He remarried and is buried elsewhere.
If you have noticed I have been entering more information on other members of my family that are buried in St John's without any record on the cemeteries part. I have found death certificates and obits that state they were buried in St. John's as well as family information I have gathered. Right now I have a list of 21. Another cousin is going over what I have and might have more to input later. Kate also has a daughter buried elsewhere that when I get her burial number I will enter it as her dauther.
Thanks for all you have done. I am still in the process of trying to find out exactly where and which plots they are all buried in.
Barbara Westfall
Added by Barbara Westfall on Feb 18, 2017 2:21 PM
Pls Transfer
Could you transfer the memorials in Woodlawn Cemetery Kansas City to me?

141662422 Lucinda and John Watkins.

Are you positive that this John is her husband?
There are so many John Watkins in area.
Thank you
Donna (#47164003)
Added by Donna on Feb 10, 2017 7:21 AM
Finley Bea
RE: Nancy Minvera Collins Gunter
William Wesley Gunter .Memorial #807780778.
Thank you ,you are doing a fine work.
Added by Finley Bea on Feb 05, 2017 6:23 PM
Finley Bea
RE: Nancy Minvera Collins Gunter
Parsons Cemetery Memorial#92626482
Ozark County Missouri.
Added by Finley Bea on Feb 01, 2017 5:23 PM
Finley Bea
RE: Nancy Minvera Collins Gunter
Added by Finley Bea on Feb 01, 2017 5:15 PM
Finley Bea
RE: Nancy Minvera Collins Gunter
Hi have you received information Nancy if not i
will try to help you if ican.
Added by Finley Bea on Jan 28, 2017 5:37 PM
Linda & Travis
Potter Family
thank you so much for transferring my husbands family to us. We both appreciate all you have done to maintain the family history.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda & Travis on Jan 19, 2017 12:01 PM
Janet de la Peņa
Isaiah Coffman obit
Thank you for your help. I have changed the birth day to reflect the obit.
Added by Janet de la Peņa on Jan 12, 2017 8:47 PM
Shannon Watts Michael
Harry E Kraemer (1894-1988)
Thanks for creating the memorial for a first cousin, twice removed of mine. The edits I sent to you come from my research on Ancestry.
Added by Shannon Watts Michael on Jan 09, 2017 4:22 PM
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