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Donna Schauss (#47686427)
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Bio Photo Born & raised in NJ, Moved to Indiana when married 1976. 2 adult children, one married. LPN 1976 til 2004.
1st g'child (boy) was born the 1st wk of Jan. 2016. This has greatly reduced my time taking pics at cem's & working with records on findagrave. Taking pics at MAPLE GROVE when I'm there changing family flowers. Been taking some pics at PARK LAWN again. Updated 7/2016. --
Update Spring of 2017: Worked more on spreadsheets for Mausoleum Records at PARK LAWN for future Library Records. 4/24/2017 Started working on Pic. Req's. for MAPLE GROVE.
ANCESTRY.COM trees: SCHAUSS, TRAUTVETTER (includes: LIBBERT, CASTLE, INGRAM, ANGEL, SPLITTORF for ex. Both trees are linked by LIBBERT family), biological EMMONS (includes GREAVES), adoptive SWAN/FREEMAN (FREIERMUTH), sister's in-law's family: HERBERT
MY GRAVE STONE PICTURES ARE DONATIONS TO THE WEB SITE. Please put Source for anyone's pic that is copied from findagrave. Ex: Photo Source: & can add mem pg # - SEE FINDAGRAVE Q & A's.

PORTRAITS - Request to not copy these pics. Can attach pics to ancestry trees using my pics from my trees - on This keeps the owner (me) attached to the pic.
Pic's taken at cem's below. Entire Cem's done
Also have provided copies of my pics for member Lynn's Spencer County Cem Project on GenWeb.
-- Spencer County, IN
WRIGHT (Huff Twp, not Maxwell)
--- Warrick County
ANGEL (Angel Mounds)
BELL (African American)
ZOAR WARRICK (Trautvetter family stones)
--- Vanderburgh County -
PARK LAWN - ongoing since 2013 -
Started out taking pics of & recording all the names on the walls of the Mausoleum bldgs. Then would ck mem pgs in alphab. order & make list of pgs without pics. Have taken pics of some entire sections. Lately can only take a few pics at a time vs how I used to spend hrs at a time at cemeteries. (Updated 6-2016)
Messages: I appreciate & enjoy reading all the kind words. But I delete them on occ. So I want to let members know that I do accept messages.

"Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission."

"Do not copy and post photographs from obituary or funeral home websites (unless you personally are the photographer), as they are protected by copyright law." (New wording, same rule, found 7/31/2016)

Discovered another reason for not posting pics that we didn't take. Whenever an obit pic is added it records as "PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN" ON OUR PROFILE. So for the members who do this a lot, their "Photos taken" is showing way more pics than they actually took. Gives me another reason to not copy & post the portraits from the grave stones any more. Another reason is since members copy other people's pics for their ancestry trees & don't add the source as they should per findagrave copyright policy.
My (non family) pics of grave stones are posted for public use but NOT the family portraits. They can be added to your trees from my trees on Do NOT copy from findagrave. I've found on ancestry without source of pic. -- Thanks.
Browning Funeral Home Web Site:
Copyright: They encourage copying info (for own use). Have to ask permission to "publish". Note: I don't use the site.
July 2016 Edited
Update Feb 2017 - Project working on now is at PARK LAWN ck'g my Mausoleum spreadsheets with all the Mausoleum bldgs. - one more time - before I get them ready for submitting to Libraries: my ultimate goal.

Update last wk Apr, 1st wk of May 2017:
MAPLE GROVE - working on pic. req's & taking other pics for new stones or engraving for 2017 & 2016.

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Out of the area - Jon Slaton
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 119677397
Thanks. It is frustrating to have so much technology available to us, only to not be able to fill in a simple blank space with what we want it to say.
Added by Out of the area - Jon Sla... on May 19, 2017 4:47 PM
Out of the area - Jon Slaton
Find A Grave Memorial# 119677397
Lela was born in Dawson Springs, KY. Thanks, Jon
Added by Out of the area - Jon Sla... on May 18, 2017 9:48 PM
RE: Abner Hatfield 6195424
Thank you for removing Elijah's link to Abner (Elijah may have been a nephew or other member of same family)! I hope to get more of Abner's children linked eventually.
Added by August on May 12, 2017 7:26 AM
Dolores Ham
RE: Elijah Hatfield
Thanks, Donna!
Added by Dolores Ham on May 11, 2017 6:29 PM
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to photograph Lester and Maurine VanWinkle's gravestone.
Added by AnitaKilburnPowers on May 06, 2017 9:34 AM
Abner Hatfield 6195424
Found that I had those other children you named already in my family tree, but could only find Moses on FindAGrave (have asked his contributor to link). I agree with the other contributor that as best we can tell, Elijah Hatfield was not a son of Abner. Thx for your work!!
Added by August on May 05, 2017 4:23 PM
Abner Hatfield 6195424
Thx for the message with addl names of Abner's children. Will do more research later. BTW I am not the one who sent the message about Elijah Hatfield not being a son of Abner Hatfield (tho we know each other). She has done far more research than I have!
Added by August on May 05, 2017 11:58 AM
Dolores Ham
RE: Elijah Hatfield

Thanks, Donna, Elijah just doesn't seem to fit into the family of Abner Hatfield.
Added by Dolores Ham on May 04, 2017 2:02 PM
J. Denise Wilkinson Underhill
Josephine Willison Stephenson ~ James Parker Cemetery
Thank you for processing the edits!
Added by J. Denise Wilkinson Under... on May 04, 2017 11:16 AM
Dolores Ham
Elijah Hatfield
I have found no proof that this Elijah Hatfield was a son of Abner Hatfield and Mary "Polly" Yeary Hatfield. Abner and Polly had a son born in 1811, but his name was Moses Hatfield. I see no place in the birth order for this individual to fit into Elijah's family. That doesn't mean he isn't a relative; I just don't think he was Abner's son!
Added by Dolores Ham on May 03, 2017 7:58 PM
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