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Kathleen B (#46845386)
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Bio Photo I've been an avid genealogist for years, researching my own family and helping others research theirs.

I have now (December 2015) completed a personal project to research every burial in Pioneer Cemetery (aka Masonic or Odd Fellows) in Boise which has just over 1800 burials. I now have about 3,500 memorials on FindAGrave and a related tree on with 63,000 people.

With this much data out there, I'm getting a lot of contacts asking for more information, sometimes several in a day. I always respond to everyone (unless they're particularly cranky or unintelligible), usually with much help and many answers. But, my response time is not generally measured in hours, but days or weeks! This is just my hobby and I've got many other things in my life that keep me hopping. So, please be patient. I'll get to you. If a month passes, I may have missed your query. Feel free to poke me again!

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Mary D
James P McNeilly Mem 109733724
I just processed an edit that you submitted, but immediately am questioning whether or not it was correct.

You added Maud E. Snyder Mem #131656525 as his mother. Since she has a different last name I wonder if it is correct.

Thanks for letting me know.

P.S. Sounds like you've undertaken an incredible project. More power to you. I keep thinking about going back and doing something with my memorials, but as a find a graver of 6 local cemeteries it seems like it's all I can do to keep up with them. Like you, I have another life. It's just happens to be a hobby that I'm passionate about. :)
Added by Mary D on May 26, 2017 3:48 PM
George Weber, Boise Pioneer Cemetery
Hi Kathleen,

wow! you've done ton of work! Regarding my GG grandfather George Weber, who indeed was a pvt in the civil war on the north side and lied about his age to enlist (he was about 16 yrs old!), I am not familiar with Melchoir Weber stated as a brother.

George's mother was a widow when she and her two sons, George and Alex and daughter named Anna, along with other extended family members emigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. in 1854. So perhaps Melchoir Weber was one of the extended family members, but not a sibling of George.

After George’s death in 1904, his wife Helen continued to live in Lincoln until 1908 when with her furniture and George’s body, moved to Boise Idaho to live with Daughter Bertha who had moved to Boise a few years before.

Thank you,
Jon Kaminsky
Added by JonKam2017 on May 06, 2017 2:20 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 155791443
Hi name is Wendy and I too am a member of Find A Grave. I think I may have talked to you at one time or another about the above Memorial when we were looking for Mr. Ransch. I am not sure. I just wanted to let you know that I found him in Oregon and set up a memorial for him I also sent for his Death Certificate and it is him. Your above memorial has no location for burial and I was wondering if when you have time if you would please delete the memorial. I am a bit behind in all of my records but did want to make sure I contacted you..His memorial in Oregon is following:Find A Grave Memorial# 150290659
Albert Robert Ransch
Added by: Wendy

Thank you in advance for your time..Sincerely, Wendy
Added by Wendy on Feb 27, 2017 12:48 PM
Elaine and Bill Schrock
Edit request
I have added the maiden name of Zimmerman to the memorial for Christina Wegner but am declining the edit since you want me to remove the period after her middle initial. According to the Naming Convention rule in the FAQ's we are now supposed to include the period.
Added by Elaine and Bill Schrock on Feb 01, 2017 12:20 PM
Sharryn Clark
Pioneer Cemetery, Boise
I have a question about two Peck children, one being George Francis #43878567, the other unnamed, vsiting last summer I contacted the park department, they indicated one grave with two possible bodies one with the name Melissa, My interest is what information did you discover when working this cemetery. I plan on purchasing head stones for these children and certainly want the most accurate information available...Appreciate your interest and time spent on the Pioneer cemetery, Thank You
Sharryn Clark
Added by Sharryn Clark on Jan 20, 2017 9:47 AM
Mary Carver
I received your edit on this memorial and have made the changes. Your edit had the maiden and nickname reversed, so I corrected it. Just wanted you to know as I'm going to ignore the tab edit. Thank you for the information.
Added by lindamyhre on Dec 22, 2016 7:16 AM
Ray Jacobson
Rev Jedidiah Peck Miner
Find A Grave Memorial# 43878461
I am the GG grandson of Jedidiah and you have Jedidiah as the son of Amos Miner and Mary Rowley. Husband of Caty Ann Bennet, which is correct.

Do you have a printed record of this information. I have been looking for something that will prove the father(Amos)son Jedidiah relationship.

Thanks for any help you can give.
Added by Ray Jacobson on Oct 09, 2016 3:58 PM
kosciusko Rush

Mr. Rush's wife Blanche Osborne was Mrs. Blanche Osborne, widow of Arthur Osborne. Her maiden name was Blanche McCartney. If you would like to connect her, she died in Watseka, IL, the wife of Harry Sweet. Memorial 21952505

They were not married long, but on the birth certificates of several of Blanche's grandchildren, the daughters' names are given as "Rush" (even though they aren't his natural daughters).

Kerry Sullivan
Added by ksullivan on Sep 07, 2016 5:54 PM
Sue Tanner
Gertrude E. Hunt
Hi Kathleen, Thanks for the info. I have transferred her to you as you have a better grasp of her. Thanks for your research. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Sep 07, 2016 4:22 AM
Sue Tanner
Gertrude E. Hunt
Hi Kathleen, Regarding the above named memorial that I created in Spokane Wa for her. I am curious as to what if any is your connection to her. I would rather transfer her if you are related.
I ask because I would like to be sure of the info. that you submitted as Edits. What is your source for the Edits?
Added by Sue Tanner on Sep 04, 2016 4:16 PM
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