I live in Sheridan County North Dakota. I am a retired farmer. I was in the Army 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg,North Carolina 1964-1967. I am into genealogy for a few yrs. My family lines are the Reiswig's, Triebwasser's, Henne's & Schaefer's. A new hobbie is taking photo's of grave markers. And I will do transferes on request. Anyone can use any photo or info I have posted..
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"Those who take no interest in the deeds of their ancestors are not likely to do anything worthy to be remembered by their descendants." -Unknown.
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THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN Today we walked where others walked On a lonely, windswept hill; Today we talked where others cried For loved ones whose lives are stilled. Today our hearts were touched By graves of tiny babies; Snatched from the arms of loving kin, In the heartbreak of the ages. Today we saw where the grandparents lay In the last sleep of their time; Lying under the trees and clouds - Their beds kissed by the sun and wind. Today we wondered about an unmarked spot; Who lies beneath this hollowed ground? Was it a babe, child, young or old? No indication could be found. Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay. We had been here once before On a day we'd all like to forget, But will remember forever more. Today we recorded for kith and kin The graves of ancestors past; To be preserved for generations hence, A record we hope will last. Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend, For stones sometimes crumble to dust And generations of folks yet to come Will be grateful for your trust.
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WHEN I DIE I WILL NOT END THO MY BODY TURNS TO DUST. I'LL TRAVEL WIDELY THROUGH THE STARS WITH FEWER CARES, I TRUST. SO FIND A PLACE TO LAY MY BONES MY MUSCLE, HAIR, AND SKIN. THEN PLANT A TREE ATOP MY CHEST FOR LIFE TO START AGAIN. LET HER ROOTS ENTWINE MY RIBS AND TEAR APART MY COFFIN. IT MATTERS NOT THE LEAST TO ME, I'LL BE IN HER BRANCHES, LAUGHIN'. WHEN I'VE PUNCHED MY TIME ON EARTH, WITH NO MORE NEED OF CLOCKS, I'LL GO TO FIND THE NEXT NEW ME. PLANT THIS LAST ME IN A BOX. By: DIENNA GENTHER - 2005
-Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. Kennedy.......... --------------- We (Never) Don't Forget, Germans from Russia.
RE: Ebenezer Congregational Church Thanks for that information Jerry! I will try to contact Pearl and see if we could brainstorm to find out where those records might be! Will let you know if I find anything out!
First off, thank you for your service to our great country. I have not seen Abe's stone since I was a child, and is his great great grandson. I was doing some research on Chris Reiswig(moved to Harvey in 1948, my birth town), and having fun doing some research.
Michael Decker I can't find his death in ND in the ND Vital Stats. Are you sure he died in ND? I see the family trees in Ancestry have him dying in Dickinson, but didn't see any other reliable sources listed.
RE: Ebenezer Congregational Church Thanks Jerry - my great-grandparents (Friedrich and Magdalena Ammon) are buried there and my grandparents (Jacob and Ruth Ammon) were married there. I'd like to try and find a copy of their marriage record, and maybe some baptismal records if they're available, but just didn't know where to start looking!
Wilhelmina (Gahena) Kuhn #108674980 Jerry, I'm wondering where you found Wilhelmina's maiden name. I couldn't find it anywhere, but I don't have a death certificate either. I have asked his great niece if she knew Wilhelmina's maiden name, but she hasn't answered me yet.
I run into your tree fairly often, and really appreciate your work.