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Bob Ottinger (#47263661)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 29 days
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Recently I have started tracing my family tree, and in searching for the burial locations for my ancestors my family and I have found a fun and enjoyable hobby. My nine year old daughter views it as a treasure hunt. She even wants her own camera so she can take pictures by herself instead of using/sharing mine. Now as we go through towns she asks if there are any cemeteries that we need to stop at.

My favorite "treasure" that we have found was by accident. While searching through a rather large cemetery for a distant relative we found my grandfather. He had been killed in a car accident two weeks before my mother was born. I never knew when, how or where he died until I started tracing my family, and no-one was left who could remember where he was buried. At first when I saw the headstone I thought it was my uncle, as he was a junior, but I just kept looking at the date and knew that it wasn't right. Finally it dawned on me who he was.

I hope everyone out there is having just as much fun as we are. Good luck in your treasure hunting.
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Tim Koenig
Patrick Taylor # 129446890
Hi Bob:

Thanks for your help in linking Patrick to his parents. - Tim
Added by Tim Koenig on May 25, 2017 3:18 PM
Jay's Daughter
Just wondering...

Does your daughter still like to go or did she outgrow the hobby? My nephews used to like to go and now they roll their eyes at me :)

They like metal detecting and magnet fishing better.

Thanks for the northern Wisconsin pictures. I found some distant relatives I needed!

Added by Jay's Daughter on May 12, 2017 7:37 PM
Jay's Daughter
Added by Jay's Daughter on May 12, 2017 7:34 PM
Martha gustafson
transfer 121789856 Mary Butler
Can you please transfer my great grandmother to me 4799675

Thanks Martha Gustafson

Ps i went to cemetery and could not find the marker however the information I received that she is buried there.

Added by Martha gustafson on Apr 13, 2017 12:06 PM
nicholas lane
Chas Lane
Chas is my grandfathers brother. Do you have any additional information. Grandfather was Robert R. Lane
Added by nicholas lane on Apr 07, 2017 8:47 AM
Jo W G
John Charles edit
Thanks for adding to the page Bob! Jo W G
Added by Jo W G on Apr 03, 2017 12:57 PM
Picture and name don't match
Hello, the memorial # 70141611 listed for Lena May Dyer has a headstone photo that doesn't match the name. Thank you!
Added by CKocen on Apr 01, 2017 7:38 AM
Laura Burger
Bob, yu manage a site for Dorothy V.Counsell and i was wondering if there was a date of death list on the memorial stone? I so would you send it to me i'm trying to fill in some blanks and she was my uncle's first wife. Thank you for your time and for all that you do.

Added by Laura Burger on Mar 27, 2017 8:39 AM
Faith Gould Byrd
Sarah Jane Brown Byers/Lillian E Byers Gould/Female Infant (Stillborn) Gould
Hello Mr Ottinger.

Would you please transfer the following beloved relatives to my care:

1)SARAH JANE "SARAH" BROWN BYERS 1860-1906 Find A Grave#119560824. She is my Great-Grandmother.

2)LILLIAN E BYERS GOULD 1882-1909 Find A Grave#119564508. She is my Grandmother.

3)FEMALE INFANT (STILLBORN) GOULD 1906 Find A Grave#119564482. She is my father's baby sister.

Thank you very much.

Faith Gould Byrd, Find A Grave ID#46988323

Added by Faith Gould Byrd on Mar 26, 2017 11:12 AM
Valice Raffi
Thank You!
Added by Valice Raffi on Mar 25, 2017 12:10 PM
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