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Alvin Poole (#47244491)
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Michał Stanisław Klimczak
RE: George William McClain
My pleasure.
Added by Michał Stanisła... on Feb 21, 2017 4:03 PM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Curtis Willert
You're welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Feb 17, 2017 7:04 AM
RE: Bertha McNitt's parents
Thank you SO much! I have appreciated Ron Rader, too. He transferred a lot of the St. John's Twp memorials to me, and also helped me get a copy of that Cemetery walk-through book. It has helped me so many times. The weather is better now for a little, and so my husband and I were able to go to the Blair cemetery to take photos for a number of the Carmichael stones. Whenever we are at a place, and see matching stones, or definitely matching surnames, we try to get an "area" shot as well as close-ups. The area photo + the GPS (we use our car Garmin, which is detachable) can help in making connections, as well as making it a lot easier to find the grave if visiting the cemetery in person. When we started, it was because a stranger had done that for my father-in-law's grave, and even put a flower by the marker. So we carry a bucket of flowers along with us. Again, thank you for your help on the Willet connection. I fully understand how the census takers weren't quite as careful as we down the years could have hoped. Steve and I have taken photographs at some of the tinier Pottawatomie county cemeteries (once had to wait until the corn was harvested so we could, with the farmer's permission, cross the field to the cemetery). The cows were very interested to see a vehicle that wasn't a tractor or pickup truck!
Added by MrsB on Feb 16, 2017 1:12 PM
Bertha McNitt's parents
Thank you for sending the edits.

The one reference I found to her father (the 1920 US Census) spelled his last name Willet, not Willert, and he was going by Fred.

It could well be that her father really was Johanes Christian Frederick Willert, because the age would be right, and in 1920, Johanes had been widowed nearly 30 years.

Also, even though I saw the handwriting on the census record, and it was Willet, not Willert, there have been errors made by the census takers, not simply by those who transcribe them for the National Archives.

If you have obituaries, or other documents, and would be kind enough to send a picture of them to me at, then I will be glad to transcribe them and weave them into the bio.

I do understand that back in 1920, older folk might live with their relatives, even in other states, and that when they died their remains might be taken to be buried beside a spouse back in Illinois.

In any case, I look forward to hearing more from you!
Added by MrsB on Feb 15, 2017 4:41 PM
RE: Kenneth Willert & Mabel Henryes
I am always pleased and honored when memorial I create find the right person to maintain thme.
Peace be with you...James
Added by Romper90069 on Feb 10, 2017 12:39 PM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Mabel B Kuykendall Willert Henrys
Are you kidding me............. I used someone else's work????????????????????????????????? I'm pretty sure you did because it was burial unknown until you changed it today. And if you didn't use Romper90069's memorial with the photo of her marker to include her name as it apears on the stone, please share your source.....

I'm really not sure what protocol you followed.... It probably wasn't this one -

"Because so many people add data to Find A Grave, there are often duplicate cemeteries and duplicate memorials added. This is a very common situation and is quite difficult to resolve in a way that keeps everyone happy. Before adding a memorial, search the cemetery to see if a record with that name has already been added. If you are adding a memorial for someone who has recently passed or who does not have a physical grave or memorial marker in a cemetery (perhaps their ashes were scattered), please do a general search on Find A Grave (do not enter a location) to see if a memorial has already been created for that person. If you find a memorial has been added but has incomplete or incorrect information, instead of creating a duplicate memorial use the tools provided to submit corrections, additions or a transfer request via the "Suggest A Correction" link under the 'Edit' tab on the upper right of the memorial. Never deliberately create a duplicate memorial. In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location. A member has thirty days to update the memorial to the correct burial location on recent deaths.'

It says nothing about creating memorials 'just because it's my family but I have no idea where they are buried'.

"I could say the same about you, using someone else work!" ??? So I'm not following.....
Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Feb 09, 2017 3:59 PM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Mabel B Kuykendall Willert Henrys
I think a lot of people forget the mission of Find a Grave is to record final disposition, everything else is a bonus, like creating a family tree. If there is no stone then burial records from the cemetery must be used or other documentation needs to be found. In this case you used someone else's work to update your memorial. And then you tell me it's okay to have two memorials for the same person...... ??
Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Feb 09, 2017 3:06 PM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Mabel B Kuykendall Willert Henrys
Yours was a burial unknown until.............
Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Feb 09, 2017 2:48 PM
RE: Zelma Eileen Willert
I'm not sure how you plan to 'connect' the two memorials... I was sent an edit to link to the original memorial in Woodlawn, Mabelle Henryes. Creating Burial unknowns just means the creator doesn't know the final disposition. Maybelle's memorial was created when her final disposition and name were known, making yours the duplicate. This is one of the many problems burial unknowns create. Zelma is linked with her mother, Maybelle Henryes, along with two of her brothers.
Added by Gennaphyr on Feb 09, 2017 2:45 PM
Zelma Eileen Willert
Sorry - I do NOT link to burial unknown. I am declining your second request to link to burial unknowns. Thank-you for your understanding.
Added by Gennaphyr on Feb 09, 2017 12:45 PM
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