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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 28 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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Shannon Kahra
Thank You
Thank you so much on the transfers.. It might take me a bit to Sort. Granny in her late 70`s, If missed any I will let you know thank you so much for everything you done.. Also She cannot travel, she has not been to the grave site in 20 years. Now she can see it once more. Again thank you so much..Have a Awesome day
Added by Shannon Kahra on Oct 12, 2014 2:23 AM
Carol Zastera Michels
Jake and Jackie Fast
Thank you so much for updating my aunt and uncle's pages. You gave me a smile today.
Added by Carol Zastera Michels on Oct 11, 2014 11:56 AM
Saint George Cemetery
Recently I visited the Saint George Cemetery in Williams County ND. There were the four headstones marking graves but I also came across about 10 to 15 other graves just marked with crosses. I was curious as to how I could find out who those graves belong to and since you posted that cemetery to the site I was hoping you could point me in the right direction.

Thank you!
Added by Hanna on Oct 11, 2014 9:57 AM
Shannon Kahra
Have ?
Hi Herb, Aim doing Family Research on Michalenko, Shevchenko, Shenvshenko , Woodall. For my daughter, Son-in-law, Grandson (Granny) Edith Shevshenko-Woodall. Granny`s Father is Samuel A Shevshenko he was in U.S. Navy WWII. She is given Names and Dates. Aim trying to fill in some of the blanks using Find A Grave. Are you Kin to this line thank you for you time.. any information would be very Greatful..Thank you again ,Shannon
Added by Shannon Kahra on Oct 10, 2014 8:33 PM
Jennifer Schlauder Lin
Thank you so much for linking the Gillette's together :)
Added by Jennifer Schlauder Lin on Sep 28, 2014 1:42 PM
J.B. Mogren
Aren Anderson of Vanville
# 7002724 Aren Anderson... of Nasareth in Vanville Cemetery.
Herb... I didn't realize this was Karin Anderson and so I entered her in the cemetery and a picture. Would you want to delete Aren (as this is really Karin)?
Added by J.B. Mogren on Sep 23, 2014 7:26 PM
Franklin Glenn Mattoon
I'm removing the photo of the obituary so if you ever get another photo, you'll have room for it.
Thanks so much for including the obit in the bio section.
Added by marelle44 on Sep 21, 2014 1:57 PM
Franklin Glenn Mattoon
Nice copying job on Franklin's obituary into the bio section of your Memorial for him. I know it was difficult to type because some of the grammar was a bit strange. I am assuming you want me to remove the photo of the obituary from your Memorial since it's redundant. Am I correct?
Added by marelle44 on Sep 19, 2014 10:17 AM
Re: Sink Family Graves
Herb, Thank you so much for taking photos of my fathers families markers! That is so awesome. My father is the last surviving member of the original family so he will be very pleased when I show this to him. It is not likely that he will be returning to North Dakota anytime soon, so he will love this! Thank you for offering your time to do this. We really appreciate it!
Teresa Sink
Added by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2014 6:23 PM
Willow City Transfers
Thanks again Herb... I appreciate your help with these family memorials, Best regards, DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Sep 18, 2014 2:04 PM
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