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Kim Backus Lussier (#47618653)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Blessings fellow researchers. I have been researching my family history for almost four years now and to say that I am obsessed would be an understatement. I grew up not being able to complete my family tree beyond my grandparents on both sides. I have come a long way thanks to and and to the extended family members who have done so much before me. I love finding little tidbits about my ancestors, it helps me to feel like I know them. Photos and newspaper articles are a special treasure. I have just recently been looking into the cemeteries nearby and in photographing the headstones and memorials of my family members. Another researcher sent a photo of my dads headstone to me (I didn't even know there was one... LONG STORY) but I was so grateful I am willing to do the same for others. I love getting connected with other people researching the same family members and I have even found my moms long lost(35 yrs) brother as a result. I have just recently started creating memorials here so I am a novice but if I can help anyone I'm glad to do so. I love that I get to pass down what I have found to my daughters. I am trying to get them interested as well.

Happy searching to you all,
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Charlie Powers
RE: Wegele headstones
You are welcome.
Added by Charlie Powers on Aug 07, 2017 2:05 PM
Peg Gerber
Almasie photo request
Hi, Kim:

I am pleased to say that the Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery has been awarded a grant to place 36 headstones on unmarked / poorly marked graves, and Eva Mildred (Wheeler) Almasie is one of them! :) We hope to receive & install them in fall 2017. I will post a photo when her marker is in. In the meantime, I will add the info we've learned from our research to the FindaGrave database.
Added by Peg Gerber on Jul 27, 2017 12:52 PM
Charlie Powers
RE: Headstone photos
You are very welcome. Glad to help.
Added by Charlie Powers on Jul 05, 2017 5:59 PM
Connie Clark
RE: George Cawood
You are very welcome Kim. Wayne went out today and took the photos , he did great!
Best Wishes, Wayne and Connie
Added by Connie Clark on Oct 10, 2016 3:11 PM
RE: Carl Backhaus - Glendale - Akron
I am going out there tomorrow. BTW - if you can call the office early and get plot locations for your other requests I will see if I can find them.

Added by Zella on Oct 05, 2015 7:26 PM
Carl Backhaus - Glendale - Akron

Carl's grave is unmarked. Did you want a photo of the area? I can mark the spot with some flowers for the photo.

Added by Zella on Sep 29, 2015 7:01 PM
Kim S.
RE: Wesley Gene Yates
You're welcome! It's a blessing for me, and an honor to honor these veterans!
Kim S.
Added by Kim S. on Aug 21, 2015 1:51 PM
Susan Lundin Smith
Jacob Peterson photo request
You are receiving this message because you have submitted a photo request for the above named person(s). I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling to that area from Dallas during the first week of June and I would be able to get the requested photo(s) for you. I do need some help from you tho. While I am in the Chicago area, I intend to get as many names off the list for Evergreen Cemetery as possible. The list is growing every day and is now at 263 requests! Evergreen Cemetery is near and dear to my heart as I have several of my own family members there. If you would please call the cemetery office and obtain the burial plot locations and send them to me, I will for sure get them for you when I go there in June. If everyone could get me the locations I could really get a lot of requests done but I can't do it alone! The office number for Evergreen Cemetery is 708-422-9051. You can leave me a public message with the information, or you may email me at Please be sure to reference the requested names. Thank you!
Added by Susan Lundin Smith on May 15, 2015 7:02 PM
Peg Gerber
RE: Almasie requests
Hi, Kim:

Two of the "old-timers" here believe many of the Almasie family members are buried on the family homesite on Nelson Mtn. Road, so it may be that they were buried there. Are you in touch with family members or the current owners there?

Otherwise, maybe the grave markers were damaged or never placed. There are a number of names of people said to have been buried at the Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery for which there are no markers (about 2 dozen). We hope at some point to use ground-penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves there (but that would not tell us who is where... just to not try to bury anyone else there!).

If the family home place is no longer owned by family members, I may be able to tell you who owns it, as I work part-time for a realtor and have access to some cool online tools not available to the public. If you can tell me an address I could look it up.

Best of luck,
Peg Gerber,
Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery acting secretary

Added by Peg Gerber on Jul 14, 2014 2:03 PM
Sharon Kay Dean
RE: Riedel Headstone
You are very welcome. Enjoy
Added by Sharon Kay Dean on Jun 23, 2014 7:04 PM
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