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  • Mark Meinhart
    ... From: zubacon1954 Subject: Re: German and Oppau Cemeteries To: Mark Meinhart Date: Tuesday, March 10,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 10, 2009
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      --- On Tue, 3/10/09, zubacon1954 <simpsonbill@...> wrote:

      From: zubacon1954 <simpsonbill@...>
      Subject: Re: German and Oppau Cemeteries
      To: "Mark Meinhart" <meinhartstock@...>
      Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 1:59 PM

      --- In Oppau@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Meinhart" <meinhartstock@...> wrote:
      >
      > Had a request about Oppau Cemeteries.
      >
      > Please correct me if I'm wrong with what I am posting.
      >
      > I was told that German Cemeteries - Gravestones were removed after 30-50 years if the descendants do not pay to keep them there.
      >
      > This is because of lack of land to keep them there.
      >
      > Any comments?
      > Mark
      >
      > PS: A few of you have visited Oppau, do you have any listings of the cemeteries or gravesites there from your visit?
      >
      I was in Oppau a few years ago and visited the cemetaries. Yes, that is true. You must pay for the maintenence or the gravesite is recycled. I believe though that the burial records are preserved.

      Bill Simpson


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