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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 23 days
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I've been into genealogy for close to 30 years.

I live in Ottawa County, Ohio but I'm willing to drive to neighboring counties to take photos.

If there are my memorials that are part of your family, I will transfer the memorial, unless its part of my family.

If you want a memorial transferred to you, please do it from the memorial with your member account number, thank you! If you request a transfer and I don't respond, please leave me a message on my message board with the information. If I consider the transfer as part of my family, I will respond back why I'm not transferring.

We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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RE: Transfer request.
Good morning Connie,

Thank you for transferring memorials to me. My husband and I are just getting into Find A Grave. We are really enjoying it and feel these memorials are important to care for. Our loved ones deserve to be remembered. Thank you for creating these memorials and your kindness in transferring them.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Added by Ohiokiwi on Apr 25, 2017 4:19 AM
Transfer request.
Hello Connie,

I hope your day is going well.

Would you mind transferring the following memorials to me? They are my direct family.

My Find A Grave ID is: Ohiokiwi (#47886591)

Rhea V Smith - # 135281697 - My Grandmother

William O'Rourke - # 135281564 - My Great Grandfather

My daughter requested a transfer yesterday of another relative.

Thank you and have a great day.
Added by Ohiokiwi on Apr 23, 2017 10:55 AM
Transfer # 132015533

I'd like to request that you transfer this memorial to me. Carole May (Nissen) Watson # 132015533 was my grandmother and I am doing genealogy with my mother.

Thank you.

Added by Ohiokiwi on Apr 22, 2017 6:28 AM
Dan Turner
William R. Kern
re: Find A Grave Memorial# 133897333.

Dear Connie, your memorial for Mr. Kern mentions a WWI marker. I suspect Mr. Kern was a member of the 13th Engineer Regiment (Railway) during WWI. Perhaps when you get a chance, take a picture of the WWI grave marker.

The troop ship passenger manifest entry for William R. Kern coming home from France shows his point of contact as Mrs. P.W. Kern, Elliston, OH, a name that also appears in this cemetery.

My great uncle Thomas W. Turner was also a member of the 13th Engineers. I am building a virtual cemetery for members of the 13th Engineers.

Sincerely, Dan
Added by Dan Turner on Apr 19, 2017 8:38 PM
More information
Updates for :

Grave #99935248 Husband Frank R. Wahlers
Born June 30, 1881 in Danbury Twp., OH
Died Oct. 19, 1930 in Danbury Twp., OH

Grave #99935664 Wife Lillian R. Wahlers
Born June 20, 1883 in Indiana
Died June 17, 1946 in Danbury Twp., OH

Their daughter is also buried in the St. Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lakeside, OH. Her name is Louise A. Wahlers Grave # 175741359
(I just sent a msg to the lady who put her listing in and asked her to change the name from Louis to Louise).
Added by tsm1948 on Apr 05, 2017 6:12 PM
Rebecca Fisher
RE: Robert Lee & Flota Grimm
Yes if you're not related. Thank you for all you do.

Rebecca L Fisher🌹
Added by Rebecca Fisher on Apr 01, 2017 11:34 AM
Dennis Schutte
Schutte family buried in Elliston Cemetery
I am Dennis Schutte,I have 16 Schutte ancestors that you have nicely entered into for Elliston Cemetery. I have several other Schutte ancestors that I would like to ask you to enter into for me. I am not an expert. I can send you that list via e-mail. . I am at 813-331-3696 and in Sun City Center, Florida. Thank you !
Added by Dennis Schutte on Mar 29, 2017 9:54 AM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
James Friemark
Hi Connie,
Can you take a look at the edit suggested to me for James?
Seems like Audrey should be his mother. Sorry if I'm wrong.

Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Mar 27, 2017 6:03 PM
Roberta Ott - Hobbs
Transfer # 133761428
Would you mind transferring Barry Greenblatt to me. He was a Dear friend and I have his Obit and Pics of his grave site.

Thank You
Added by Roberta Ott - Hobbs on Mar 19, 2017 2:33 PM
Eric Weber
Bertha Lee Dryden Foster
Hi, I saw you left flowers for my great grandma, how did you know her?
Added by Eric Weber on Mar 08, 2017 9:59 PM
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