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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 1 day
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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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Hi Herb, Thilda and Carl Albert Sorlie were my father-in-law's parents. Alvin his brother. Would you please consider transferring management of the Sorlies in South St. Olaf Cemetery to me? I do love your photo and would like to use it if you would agree. I had also created these graves in another place. Thank you. Shirleen Contributor No. 47019669
Added by S Evon DAVIS W on Jul 28, 2015 8:46 PM
Scot Fagerland
Great-Grandparent transfer
Hi, Herb

Thanks for being such a thorough archivist in ND. I would like to request transfer of two sets of my great-grandparents:

Knut Fagerland: 13743924
Augusta Fagerland: 13743925
Peter Meyer: 16428611
Lottie Meyer: 16428610

Added by Scot Fagerland on Jul 23, 2015 7:33 PM
Jeanie Emerson
add maiden name
in the Temple Cemetery, North Dakota..... Find A Grave #26528624 Mary Hartsoch, would you add her maiden name please, Gunderson..... thanks! I was there in June and am adding pictures of my Hartsoch relatives.... Jeanie Emerson
Added by Jeanie Emerson on Jul 21, 2015 7:42 AM
James Odland
Andrew Odland

Thank you for photographing Andrew' grave marker and adding it onto his memorial page.

I am pretty sure that, I am related to him somehow.

Added by James Odland on Jul 19, 2015 8:44 AM
Karen & Bob
Our Find a Grave lives intersect quite often, usually when I'm adding links or maiden names. You always complete my requested edits quickly and I need to say thank you, so you know how much that is appreciated. Some members flat-out decline links, and it breaks my heart. You're what Find a Grave members should be - cooperative and caring. Again, thanks!

Added by Karen & Bob on Jul 13, 2015 2:05 PM
Oscar Allen
B. Halden
Thank you, for taking photo... Take care...
Added by Oscar Allen on Jul 11, 2015 11:48 AM
DK Brennan
Pleasant View Cemetery
Hi, Herb - in doing some family research today, I'm wondering if you have a photo of a headstone (if there was one) for Baby Girl Odland, who according to the ND Death Index was stillborn on 12/12/1921. Her mother Elsie Odland died a little over a month later on 1/19/1922 and is buried there. The Odland family is related by marriage to my father's family. Thanks!

Denise Brennan
Added by DK Brennan on Jul 08, 2015 3:21 PM
Franklin William Mattoon
Thank you for taking the time to add Franklin's full middle name to your Memorial for him.
Added by marelle44 on Jul 06, 2015 2:50 PM
Debra Sanden
Gunvald Juelson
Thank you for adding information to Gunvald's site. Did you get one for his wife--Anna Serine Juelson? I tried to add her maiden name Erickson, and her parents--55627430 Ole Erickson 1837-1907 and her mom 55627438 Aasne Gunderson Brekke 1841-1886? Again Thank You Deb
Added by Debra Sanden on Jun 28, 2015 9:19 AM
Julia Cruz
Oscar and Tilda Leeland
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo requests and for all that you for us at Find A Grave.
Added by Julia Cruz on Jun 24, 2015 8:01 PM
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