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Volunteer (#47656842)
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Bio Photo My interest in "paying it forward" started after I found a record of one of my ancestors on Find a Grave. This led me on an entirely new branch of genealogical discovery. I soon became a volunteer photo taker and then branched out to photographing entire cemeteries.

I think it is important to document history and it is unfortunate that many stones are so worn away that they can't be read, or there is other damage to the stone that makes the documentation of that person's history incomplete.

Find a Grave is an astounding phenomenon! Feel free to use photos I have taken. Please ask if you would like a memorial transferred to you for management or tell me if there is additional info I can add to the memorial. My goal is to improve accuracy and to give someone else that needed leg up in their genealogical research.
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Kristel Christensen
Marie Behn Reineke
I was recently contacted by a user from who says that he can't find any record of Marie Behn being born in Bevensen, but he has found that other ancestry users have her listed from Bremen. I was just wondering if the cemetery listed her from Bevensen or if there is some sort of record that has that information. Any help would be great!

Thank you!
Added by Kristel Christensen on May 31, 2017 5:20 PM
Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
RE: Retzlaff
I took an interest in both those cemetery because my daughter-in-laws gr-gr grandparents, gr-grandparents and grandparents were buried between both cemeteries. They had no memorials. I noticed that there were many buried there and no memorials. This winter I have been placing photo and making memorials 800 so far in St. Paul. I plan on doing Pine Eden too. I have been double checking between both cemeteries to make sure of duplicates. If you want to transfer that's fine,but you do not have too. I just want to be sure everyone has a memorial and there are no duplicates. My feelings are the same as it says in your bio. Have a good day Cindy.
Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Apr 04, 2017 10:34 AM
Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
I see in the past that I let you know that Pine Eden and St. Paul are side by side. The only way to tell the difference is looking towards the road and the fence by each cemetery. Pine Eden is silver and St. Paul is black with yellow brick posts.I have photographed all of St. Paul and came across some names that you have placed in Pine Eden and they are in St. Paul. I will delete mine if you transfer yours to the correct cemetery thanks. The names are.

Albert Retzlaff #90056187
Emma Retzlaff #90056197
Esther.Retzlaff #87400448
Fred A.Retzlaff #87400363
Norbert G.Retzlaff #87407042
Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Apr 03, 2017 4:50 PM
RE: Lemly family
I'm sorry but I don't know anything further back than Charles Lemly. Any of my research regarding Lemly's is due to researching Verbeck's in Ohio & Southern Illinois. Charles' wife is Mary E Verbeck. I did do a quick search for Mary V Lemly Mallard and I think that the likelihood is high that she & Charles are related, but I have no information to substantiate it.
Added by Mahaley on Jan 24, 2017 1:16 PM
Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson
Augusta Reineke
I was just notified by Donna Lange telling me my memorial was a duplicate of yours. I checked St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery and mine was the only one. Then I decided to check Pine Eden and you have him there. He is in St. Paul's not Pine Eden. St. Paul's and Pine Eden are side-by-side. The only way to tell them apart is by looking towards the road. Pine Eden has a silver chain link fence and St. Paul's has black fence with blond colored brick posts. I have come across this many times between these two cemeteries. I went last summer and photographed all of St. Paul's and I kept track of where the difference fences where. If you place him in St. Paul's I will delete mine.
Added by Cindy ( Pennel )Paulson on Jan 23, 2017 5:32 PM
Nicole Rose
Rudolph Cramer
Will you please transfer Rudolph Cramer over to me please?

Memorial# 107892935
Added by Nicole Rose on Oct 20, 2016 10:50 PM
Rhonda Hagston
Geo Russell
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Rhonda Hagston on Sep 28, 2016 8:30 PM
Adele Huizenga Fitzsimmons
Reuben R Maaske
Find a grave #: 104311193 Rueben R Maaske has another Find a grave #: 9996675. He has 2 different entiries: Son of GR & AW Maaske and the other is: PVT Co D US Army American Legion. Plot/sec 9b. Dates: 1894-1918 he is the son of Gustave Maaske #9996682/Augusta Maaske #9993376
WAs wondering if the 2 entries can be merged as they are the same man. I am a distant cousin, Adele Huizenga [Bernice Huizenga Maaske] is my Aunt.

Sincerely, Adele
Added by Adele Huizenga Fitzsimmon... on Feb 27, 2016 4:13 PM
Adele Huizenga Fitzsimmons
Rueben R Maaske
Added by Adele Huizenga Fitzsimmon... on Feb 27, 2016 4:05 PM
Adele Huizenga Fitzsimmons
Added by Adele Huizenga Fitzsimmon... on Feb 27, 2016 4:04 PM
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