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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 14 years, 6 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo Shortly after the Moravian Church in the small town of Aurelia, ND. closed in the early 70's, an association was formed to look after the cemetery.
It was renamed the Aurelia Community Cemetery. I was elected to the board a few years later when one of the original members died. About ten years ago I helped my sister work on our family tree and now when I found Find A Grave, I realized how helpful it could have been.
This information was mostly taken from the tombstones at cemeteries I have visited, with some added from our family tree and ND death index files. I also get information from the Mouse River Loop Genealogy Society, of which I am a member.Most of these cemeteries are located in northwestern North Dakota.
With over 75,000 names in about 675 cemeteries, I'm sure I have made some mistakes. If anyone finds any errors or has more information let me know.I have photos (about 60,000) of the markers of most of the graves added in the last few years. I do not have time to add all these pictures but if someone requests one I will gladly add it if I have one. Please put Find A Grave in subject line.
Most of the obituaries I have added are from local funeral homes or old newspapers with their permission. All pictures that I have added were taken by me personally.
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Fredrik K. Heide and family
Herb, thank you for the transfer of these memorials. I need a little time to compile my new information, so there won’t be immediate changes. I may need to communicate with you again about family links, but am not ready yet. Thanks again. Espa
Added by Espa on Oct 17, 2016 5:26 PM
Fredrik K. Heide and family
Herb, if you prefer, you can transfer memorials for this family to me. I can untangle and add other information. Or I can send you information in an email if you prefer. Espa
Added by Espa on Oct 15, 2016 11:46 AM
Fredrik K. Heide
Herb, thank you for promptly linking Fred (11385410) to his two wives. His wife Anna has two memorials. Yours (11385417) is the earlier one and has all correct information. The other (136872852) has her other spouse and her children linked to her. I am trying to figure out how to get this fixed. Any ideas? Espa
Added by Espa on Oct 15, 2016 11:31 AM
RE: adding anformation to a memorial
Thanks for the assistance, Herb. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by Cami on Oct 07, 2016 7:37 AM
Tessa Keough
RE: Johnsons at Burlington of F A G
Tremendous guilt here - went on this Find A Grave site a while back and did not follow up. You checked on Johnsons in Burlington ND and I see there are some added in your virtual cemetery. Will take a look at my family file to get up to speed again. Believe my request or question related to the great great aunt Mary who married a Johnson and was out in Burlington/Minot (started out as an Larsson/Lidman and family was from Sweden).

and so sorry I did not get back to site and reply originally.
Added by Tessa Keough on Oct 01, 2016 1:15 PM
Hance Family
Thanks again Herb! for the transfers, and all the photos of all the Hance family members! your work is greatly appreciated!
ACarlson (#49013219)
Added by ACarlson on Sep 24, 2016 7:07 PM
Ernest Roy Mrsh #9724208 & his family
Greetings Herb,
Thank you so much for the work you have done & are still doing. I'm not a direct line descendant but by a marriage. I'm working to complete my husband's tree. Ernest aunt Agnes Marsh married Philo Harvey Chase about 1904. Philo is a fraternal Grand Uncle to my husband. I am working on Agnes (Marsh) Chase's 4 generations. Thank you so much for transferring the Marsh family members to us. I'm doing my best to up date their memorials & will maintain them. I have a granddaughter who has shown an interest & I hope she would take over after I've passed on.
I promise to pass the Marsh family to anyone who proves a closer relationship then ours. Thank you again. We wish a safe & enjoyable time with your work. Have a great weekend coming up. Take care & God bless.
Kathy & Rod #47402211
Added by Kathy on Sep 23, 2016 10:03 AM
Beverly Barham
John Frisch
I believe John Frisch was the spouse of Elizabeth [Foley] Frisch and father of Thomas J., James F., and William Frisch - all of whom are also burried in Saint Marys Cemetery, Lignite, Burke County, North Dakota, USA.
Added by Beverly Barham on Sep 21, 2016 8:01 PM
Hazel Hance & Barbara Joa
Oh Man Herb! you got the photos too!! you're the best!
Thanks for the transfer, my sister in law will be thrilled!

Added by ACarlson on Sep 19, 2016 3:00 PM
Valice Raffi
Thanks for making their links!
Added by Valice Raffi on Sep 12, 2016 11:59 AM
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