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Brad (#47031073)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 13 days
Margo Reasner
The Bakers
I just wanted to thank you so much for taking the photo of their gravestone. I was pretty sure I had the right couple, but your photo made me certain. I like how you added the border with the information too, very helpful. -Margo-

Added by Margo Reasner on Sep 28, 2015 1:28 PM

R & C Geis
RE: Halversons
I will be at the Hall. I will have the church open for viewing. The records will be at the hall with me. This is a homemade record, typewritten in a notebook. Scanners are welcome.

Added by R & C Geis on Sep 09, 2015 8:47 AM

R & C Geis
I am sorry I can't get it together to leave only one message!! I must need more coffee this morning. I checked the cemetery records and they say it was the Halverson parents and two daughters. But I don't find this information reliable as it was added by a non-family member years after. The sequence in the deaths, Mathilda & Baby Martin, Christpoher's mother and then Christopher makes the most sense to me. I also have two leads on living members from the Halverson family and am following up on those.

Added by R & C Geis on Sep 01, 2015 8:45 AM

R & C Geis
RE: Halvorsens
I am hoping to have all the Baptist Church records, Obert Lutheran Church records and this book, and what ever else I can find available during the Outlaw Trail Quilt Show. Nothing is allowed to leave the property, but scanners and cameras are welcome.

Added by R & C Geis on Sep 01, 2015 8:37 AM

R & C Geis
RE: Halvorsens
I have the book. It also contains a photo of Christopher Halverson and photos of the Vogle/Halverson/Miller families. I am hung up right now as to whether there was ever a church on the Miller land as that is adjacent to the Obert Cemetery.

Added by R & C Geis on Sep 01, 2015 8:34 AM

R & C Geis
RE: Halvorson
Clearly states four burials. There is a lot of work to be done here as Mary Halvorson married Jake Flom. These connections need to be made. Many of them are in the Maskell Cemetery. I am puzzled that Mary & Jake Flom had a baby, Anna, who died at age 1. Where is she buried? I can't find her in Lime Creek, Lime Grove or Obert cemeteries. She would have been born around 1897. Maskell wasn't a cemetery yet.

Added by R & C Geis on Aug 28, 2015 2:57 PM

R & C Geis
I have the family history book. It was composed in 1977. It has the Fred Vogle & Christopher Halverson & Fred Miller Families in it.
A copy was left in the Obert Church. It includes family stories and quotes from Family Bibles.
This clearly states that Mother is Christopher's mother. It even tells of their first meeting when she too immigrates from Norway.
It was Mathilda who died along with Baby Martin during birth.
"Mathilda passed away in childbirth, as the result of the intoxicated doctor, who cut away the womb which came with afterbirth, of her son Martin. She bled to death. Her husband was left with 6 children" The first children were:
Marn, John, Christina, Mary, Carrie, Anne & Tillie. Christina had died in Chicago previous to this birth. Another baby died before and was buried at sea.

Added by R & C Geis on Aug 28, 2015 2:41 PM

As always, thank you for all the photos you have taken and added to memorials I have created... and others. Seriously wonderful work you have done.

Looking forward to enjoying your book. Linda

Added by Ames1008 on Jul 17, 2015 11:27 AM

Janet McMaster
RE: Gilmer Family
Thanks for getting back to me Brad.

The Cummings you are talking about could very likely be the son of Cummings Gilmer b. 1779 and in the 1860 census Russell Co., Va. The census shows a son of Cummings,Sr. and Mary (Polly) (Browning)Gilmer: Cummings,Jr. b. 1844. Did you find in your research that being the year he was born?

Thanks for letting me know about the book. I will have to see if I can find it.

Again, I appreciate you posting your research for all to benefit from.

Added by Janet McMaster on Jul 06, 2015 5:43 AM

Kathy Solem
Martin Ustad
Thanks for taking pictures and posting them at Roseni. I went by the copy of burials they gave me and also found allot of mistakes. I do hope the stones are right or do I believe the paper on the dates and spelling of names? I think I should go by the stone.

Added by Kathy Solem on Jun 30, 2015 5:41 AM

carol harvey
RE: Braunesreuther Cemetery
Thank you
Can you also take a picture of the cemetery also, if you can find this place.
I just had a cousin buried their in 2015 so the cemetery is still being used.
Thank you again so much.

Added by carol harvey on Jun 16, 2015 8:06 AM

Molly H.
RE: Robert N. Smith
Hi, Brad, that was amazingly kind and helpful of you! I cannot thank you enough!! Thank you so much for the photos.

I am descended from Robert Smith's younger brother, Walter Aaron Smith. Their parents were Edward F. Smith and Mary Elizabeth Foreman Smith, both born in Lincolnshire, England. They had nine children, all born in Lincolnshire, and the whole family immigrated to the U.S. together in the 1850's and settled in Harrison County, Iowa, where most of them remained for the rest of their lives.

Robert seemed to wander quite a bit more than the rest of them. You can read what I know about Robert Smith's adult life in the bio I put on his memorial, which is his obituary.

We know some things about many of the siblings' lives, but basically nothing about Robert's brother Edward, who is also buried in Concord. I don't know why Robert or Edward moved to Nebraska or who moved first.

I have not met Ron Rader in person, but I've communicated with him quite a bit on line. He does a tremendous amount of volunteer work for Find a Grave, and it happens that he created many of my family memorials in Harrison County and also has taken photos of many, many of my family graves. Since I discovered Find a Grave recently, he has been incredibly helpful in answering any questions I have and finding information in Harrison county. He truly knows those cemeteries like the back of his hand and takes great care of the graves.

I am so grateful to you for driving to Concord TWICE to take the photos, Brad! Let me know if you need any other information.

Added by Molly H. on Jun 13, 2015 4:48 PM

Molly H.
Robert N. Smith
Hi, Brad,
The Confederate veteran marker right next to Jane's grave is definitely Robert's!
Even though he lived in Iowa, he was apparently taking a barge of merchandise down the Mississippi river to New Orleans and was recruited into the Confederate Army. He surrendered to the Union Army in 1865. He met his wife Jane in Virginia while he was in the army.
The fact that the marker is next to Jane's is good, meaning they are buried together and the Smith monument refers to him, too.
If you could add the Confederate marker to Robert's memorial, I would truly appreciate it so much!
Do you have any other Smiths (like Edward) in your alphabetical database, or did you already check that?
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help and your volunteer work! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and letting me know about the Confederate stone!

Added by Molly H. on Jun 12, 2015 7:47 PM

Molly H.
Jane's stone says "Wife of R. N. Smith" on it, and he is buried in Concord, so I think he must be right next to her?

Added by Molly H. on Jun 12, 2015 5:32 PM

Molly H.
Robert N. Smith
Hi, Brad, thank you SO very much for attempting to get a photo of the graves of Robert N., and his brother Edward, Smith.
Could you tell me if Robert N. is buried right next to his wife, Jane E. Smith? You took the photo of her monument and added it to her memorial.
From looking at her memorial, I think that when he purchased it when she died, he meant it to be the monument for both of them, because the name SMITH is so prominent at the top.
Apparently no one thought to carve his name and dates into it or to add small markers for both of them when he died.
What I would like, if he is buried right next to her, and if you would agree, would be if you would add the photo of her monument to his memorial. I will add an explanation right at the top of the bio explaining that he must have purchased the monument for both of them but that no one bothered to mark it for him when he was buried.
Let me know what you think.
The other question i have is whether you got a photograph of the place, the grave, where his brother Edward is buried. Simply a photograph of the grave would be nice even if there is no marker. (I understand you may not have thought of that! If you didn't, and if you are ever at Concord photographing again, I would love to have at least photographs of the burial place.)
Again, thank you SO very much for all of your volunteer work, and for attempting to photograph his grave. It is VERY much appreciated.

Added by Molly H. on Jun 12, 2015 5:19 PM

Kathy Solem
RE: Arnold Johnson
I added him to Find A Grave but did not put in a photo request yet. You told me he buried here. I will put in a request.

Added by Kathy Solem on Jun 11, 2015 8:23 PM

Ron Rader
Smith and Quist
Thank you so much for fulfilling my two photo requests. I really appreciate it.

Added by Ron Rader on Jun 11, 2015 3:44 PM

Gloria Barnes
Hi Brad - Thank you so much for taking & posting all the photos for me! Gloria

Added by Gloria Barnes on Jun 10, 2015 4:23 PM

D Giese
RE: Fred & Dora Stahl
Thank you for the picture. Trying to find his wife, Dora Stahl.

Added by D Giese on Jun 05, 2015 2:14 PM

Valerie Lawrence
You have a book!!! How did I miss this?? How do I get a copy??

Added by Valerie Lawrence on May 28, 2015 12:33 PM

Kathy Solem
RE: Arnold Johnson
Thanks. I will add his name to Find A Grave now that I now he is in that cemetery. I will put in a photo request just for him and her later.

Added by Kathy Solem on May 24, 2015 6:25 PM

Summer Cooper
photo requests fulfilled
THANK YOU BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Summer Cooper on Feb 24, 2015 7:15 PM

Kathy Solem
RE: William Calvin Rentfrow
Thanks for trying. I was just trying to find him so I can link him to his wife. I will check out the cemetery this summer when her stone is put up. Thanks

Added by Kathy Solem on Feb 20, 2015 3:43 PM

R & C Geis
RE: Maskell Cemetery Relatives
Not a tough connection to follow, my gramma Mildred Olander to her mother Lottie Kellogg. :P

Added by R & C Geis on Jan 28, 2015 1:48 PM

R & C Geis
Maskell Cemetery Relatives
My direct line relatives that I would like you to turn over to me are:
Tammie Rasmussen--my sister
Gehard Nelson--my great grandfather
Marion Nelson--my great grandmother
Roberta Bottorff--I am working with her elderly mother--my great aunt-- on this one
Helle Karine Birkley--my great-great grandmother
Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this!

Added by R & C Geis on Jan 28, 2015 12:22 PM


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