I have put the same query on the Jefferson OH board,
but someone here may answer the question how to get an obit or picture of a grave for free:
Here are more details from the Jefferson query:
I am German and am trying to find Albert and Charles Pleis (Plies, and other spellings) obits and graves hoping to find out where in the Kingdom of Hannover, today Lower Saxony, Germany, they had come from.
Albert * 24 Oct 1848, Hannover, Germany +29 July 1927 in Wellshing, Brooke, W.Va, put to grave on Union Cemetery, Steubenville on 1 Aug 1927
Charles *15 Jul 1847 (not verified) +29 Nov 1923 Steubenville
Children to both brothers were born between 1871 and 1899.
Could you please tell me if it is possible to ask for several baptism records (have exact DOB) from Union Lutheran church and if those baptism records would show the Godparents of the children.
I am not familiar with American records and would greatly appreciate any advise how to find out about the place of birth of those Pleis (Plies)
Thanks a lot for any hint.