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Mike & Robbie (#46773123)
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Bio Photo I am a retired career Firefighter from Illinois. My wife and I have also been on a volunteer fire department for years. My mother was interested in genealogy for more than 50 years and infected us with the bug more than 35 years ago. After retiring, my wife and I really began to do in depth genealogy research and enjoy trying to connect all the family information we can get a hold of. We found that Find-A-Grave was a great tool to use to help locate and link information (like trying to put a big jigsaw puzzle together). We really enjoy going to different cemeteries and taking pictures of stones for requestors across the country. It is always quiet and very seldom does anyone talk back to you.
We have done a lot of work with the cemeteries in Keokuk County, Iowa which is where my parents and several generations of my family came from. We have also started adding names from around our home area in western Illinois.
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William Carr Cemetery
I noticed that you took a photo of the entrance of William Carr Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois. Do you know if this cemetery is privately owned? I was going to go there tomorrow but it doesn't look like there's an opening at the entrance. Thanks!
Added by Brittany on Jun 19, 2017 10:07 PM
#180269164 and #161813490
Hey Mike and Robbie! For some reason the calculated relationship between these two (George A. And Gerald A.) is half siblings, but they were actually twins. Is there any way to fix that?
Added by Brittany on Jun 14, 2017 10:38 PM
RE: George & Dorothy Berhenke
It appears Kenneth was cremated, based on what his obituary says. Ernest's obituary does not say whether he was buried or cremated. It wasn't quite a year ago that Ernest passed, but I didn't notice any newer graves in that general area.
Added by Brittany on May 31, 2017 7:59 AM
RE: George & Dorothy Berhenke
Thanks Mike & Robbie! I'll add my picture. How did you happen to create this memorial, if you don't mind my asking?
Added by Brittany on May 30, 2017 9:52 PM
Your entry for George Berhenke (178819305) is my great grandfather. He and his with Dorothy are buried at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline, Illinois. I took a photo today, would you like me to attach it to the memorial?
Added by Brittany on May 30, 2017 2:30 PM
Deb Poe
Mead graves
Thank you so much for taking the pictures of Emma and Ezra's graves. Have a great day:)

Thanks again!!

Deb Poe
Added by Deb Poe on Jan 23, 2017 9:57 PM
Janice E Sanford
Tombstone for Pvt Frederick Gottlieb Stoermer # 113670546
Thank You for taking the tombstone photo for Pvt Frederick Gottlieb Stoermer # 113670546 in Pleasant Grove, Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa.

Thank You, Jan Sanford # 46804497.
Added by Janice E Sanford on Jan 23, 2017 7:02 AM
Emily Rausch
Marilyn Cinadr
Thanks for the transfer of Marilyn to me.
Added by Emily Rausch on Sep 29, 2016 10:59 AM
Norm Prince
RE: Wm & Jane Blakely
I do appreciate all the work you have done in the Rock Island/Mercer co area and for so many of my close or distant relatives stones which you have photographed.
Added by Norm Prince on Apr 28, 2016 7:09 AM
Washington County KY Ruby Surname
I am trying to find my oldest-known grandparents’ graves. It is reported that they died in Washington County, Kentucky, and Mountford Peter handled their Wills. If you have any information on them or know of someone I can contact, please let me know!!

The rest of the Ruby family seemed to have migrated to Keokuk & Mahaska Counties in Iowa. My 2nd Great Grandparents are buried in Ollie Cemetery, Ollie, Iowa. Charles Edward Ruby & Phoebe Ann Elvira Keasling. Their son, Robert Lee Ruby, was my Great Grandfather..... Robert's son, Mettie William Ruby was my Grandfather. Mettie's oldest daughter, Sharlene June Ruby, was my mother.

Oh, how I hope you can help me!!!!!!

Charles Ruby
BIRTH 1785 • Bedford County PA
DEATH 1832 JUNE • Washington County KY
4th great-grandfather

Susannah Burns Ruby
BIRTH 1787 • Burke NC
DEATH 1854 SEPT 16 • Washington County KY
4th great-grandmother

Added by LSJRJT on Feb 19, 2016 10:10 PM
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