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El Memorializer (#47029561)
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Bio Photo MISSION: I believe Find A Grave's mission first and foremost is to document cemeteries; to accurately record graves, not to build one's family tree.

Find A Grave FAQs says: Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.

Memorial contributions to Find A Grave should fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission.

Find a Grave memorials [may] contain rich content including pictures, biographies and more specific information. Members can leave remembrances via 'virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the virtual cemetery experience.

TRANSFERS (PLEASE READ): Per Find A Grave FAQs, Transferring of management should only be requested If you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree.

Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred.

I will consider making out-of-guideline transfers on a case-by-case basis. Please tell me your specific relationship to the one you want transferred to you. I need specifics not vague statements such as this is my family member, my relative or they are in my family tree. IF YOU AREN'T SPECIFIC, I WILL IGNORE/DELETE YOUR REQUEST. Please be considerate when asking.

This is guidelines set forth by Find A Grave. If you don't agree with them, please take it up with Find A Grave.
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LZ
RE: Sadie Henton
I'm checking with Sadie's granddaughter to where they lived. Sadie's granddaughter is my first cousin. As far as I know, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacob always lived in Doylestown. Henry Jacob is my maternal uncle. I'll let you know what I find out. Thank you for adding the information manually.

Linda
Added by LZ on Oct 17, 2017 7:05 PM
Robert Schmitt
RE: James Wrase
I appreciate the message. I am new to this site, and thus still learning it's many intricacies. Was entering the parental info for James (my mom's first cousin, and noticed the spouse section was blank. Didn't realize that you can only enter the spousal info on only one page of the two spouses.
Added by Robert Schmitt on Oct 16, 2017 12:29 PM
Karen Finch
My apologies
Thanks for explaining. My error.
Added by Karen Finch on Oct 14, 2017 6:12 PM
LZ
RE: Raymond Wolfram
Thank you
Added by LZ on Oct 08, 2017 6:34 PM
janicet
RE: Thomas Woolley
Thanks - I agree, but hopefully it will point someone in the right direction to find the proof!
Added by janicet on Sep 30, 2017 5:40 PM
Eleise
RE: Julius Nelson
That would be great if we could both do some research, because my Great Grandparents William and Bertha Rihn married in 1885.

That being said, when they married in 1885, William was 40 years old, and Bertha was 26. So, it's not a stretch to consider he was previously married.

Bertha had immigrated when she was 25 to Wisconsin, when was only < 1 year before they got married, and it wasn't because she got pregnant. I have their marriage license and their first child together was Erick Rihn born 1887.

One of the things I really like about Find-a-grave is that unlike many Ancestry websites, this one really stays true to facts and history.

THANK YOU so much, Eleise
Added by Eleise on Sep 29, 2017 5:42 PM
Eleise
RE: Julius Rihn
That would be great if we could both do some research, because my Great Grandparents William and Bertha Rihn married in 1885.

That being said, when they married in 1885, William was 40 years old, and Bertha was 26. So, it's not a stretch to consider he was previously married. Bertha had immigrated when she was 25 to Wisconsin, when was only < 1 year before they got married, and it wasn't because she got pregnant. I have their marriage license and their first child together was Erick Rihn born 1887.

One of the things I really like about Find-a-grave is that unlike a lot of Ancestry websites, this one really stays true to facts and history.

THANK YOU so much,
Eleise
Added by Eleise on Sep 29, 2017 4:18 PM
Eleise
RE: Julius Rihn Edit
Yes, I remember seeing that mentioned somewhere.

I really do appreciate the due diligence on findagrave.com

Here's an interesting fact:

In my family interviews regarding William Rihn, I have never been able to confirm that he had a first wife, or her name. I have nothing on Otto or Julius, no photos or references. And, I do have original photos (extremely fragile) of William and Bertha Rihn and the farm going all the way back to 1890. Maybe they are not William Rihn's children and maybe he was only married once? I think someone may have mistaken Bertha Piske for Bertha Zunker (his wife)? It's possible this Wilhelma Bertha had two children by two different fathers within two years, she could be a floozy? Who knows?

I can confirm through my mother, Mildred (Nelson) Kihn that her grandparents Bertha Rihn and William Rihn were married on Nov 12, 1885 and I do have their marriage certificate (which does not indicate a previous marriage because it's not an item on the certificate.) They lived about a mile down the road from my mother and were completely devoted to each other and their family, they were very wealthy according to my grandmother Laura (Rihn) Nelson. After Willie died, Bertha became very ill and eventually Uncle Norman couldn't take care of her and sold the farm, but while she was ill, she lived with my mother on the Nelson farm with Laura and Jens Nelson, until she passed away.

So, those are the facts that have been handed down to me, and my mother was the steward of all records (marriage, birth, death) and extremely old photos.

Thank you for your help, Eleise



Added by Eleise on Sep 28, 2017 8:54 PM
Eleise
RE: Nelson Edits
Thanks you, this is very helpful.
Added by Eleise on Sep 28, 2017 7:54 PM
Eleise
RE: Nelson Edits
Thank you for your help. So, I have two questions:

Can you transfer any memorial if I don't get a response back from the original "manager" of the memorial? Say 30 days after my request. I appreciate your offer to transfer the Nelson family over to me, I will look at each one on a case-by-case basis, since I know a lot of the history (names, births, deaths, marriages, etc) from my mother, Mildred Nelson-Kihn, but I certainly don't know everyone. My mother grew up in Wisconsin, but she moved to California before I was born, so thanks to her and now social media I know first-hand most of my living relatives =)

I think that this community of volunteers are wonderful, but let's say I passed away and my family does not have access to my account or email, where would any requests go?

Eleise
Added by Eleise on Sep 28, 2017 2:39 PM
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