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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 3 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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Gary Mowrey
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 42573788
Thank You for the information.
Added by Gary Mowrey on Jul 28, 2014 7:53 AM
Gary Mowrey
Find A Grave Memorial# 42573788
Vivian A (Crider) Modin - Find A Grave Memorial# 42573788
Herb, Thank you!
I am wondering, however, if this is a photo that you had in your past photo files or if it is a new photo.
There is no last date lettering for Vivian. You added her husband, Donald Leroy Modin (1908 - 1991) a few days ago.
So I guess my question is when the actual photo was taken.
It will answer the question if there just wasn't a last date for Vivian added in 2009 if this photo was taken before 2009 or after 2009.
Gary Mowrey
Added by Gary Mowrey on Jul 27, 2014 8:04 AM
Gary Mowrey
RE: Find A Grave Memorial # 8988144
Thank You!
Added by Gary Mowrey on Jul 25, 2014 4:12 PM
Sylvia Hertel
1st Lt. Rodger Ray Hertel
You added Rodger's name to the South Cemetery at Portal, Burke Co., N.D. I want to thank you for doing that. His parents are also buried there, and although I haven't checked, I'm sure you added their names also. D. Kauffman just fulfilled my photo request for him, and I just completed his memorial, what I could on his parents' memorials and linking them all together. I may still have to correct a couple of spelling errors on Rodger's bio, and a long story short, I'm not done yet, but I would like you to see the work you started with this family. Rodger's memorial is a large point in why we volunteer for Find a Grave. His memorial is #13670031. Rodger was my 3rd cousin, and like my brother, Roger (#132913901), he had much he had no chance to give to our world. I know you're very busy, but it might be worth your time to read these two memorials.

Again, thank you.

Most Sincerely,
Sylvia M. Hertel
Added by Sylvia Hertel on Jul 25, 2014 2:33 PM
Gary Mowrey
Find A Grave Memorial # 8988144
Hello Herb,
First thank you for your time and volunteer service to others. Sooooo appreciated!
The headstone photos for John Olof Modin are great.

Do you know more information about the multiple stone photo? Is it on John's grave? A family plot marker? It looks home made.

Do you have a photo of the area where the two photos are?

Thanks again.
Gary Mowrey
Added by Gary Mowrey on Jul 25, 2014 8:12 AM
mortul vivos docent
Re: Agnes Avery
Thank you so much for the excellent photos of her grave stone. :)
Added by mortul vivos docent on Jul 24, 2014 10:00 PM
Linda Rhoadarmer
Herbert Schwede
Do you know of a Herbert Schwede of Underwood of Donnybrook who turned 90 in 1962? Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Jul 24, 2014 7:13 PM
Hi Herb,

Could you please remove the tombstone photo on this memorial? Looks like the wrong photo was uploaded, inadvertently.

Thank you!
Added by Debbie on Jul 22, 2014 2:32 AM
Sharon Carter
Linda Bearinger
Thank you for adding the obituary for Linda.
Added by Sharon Carter on Jul 21, 2014 11:58 AM
Sharon Carter
Eddie Jacobson
Thank you for adding the obituary for Eddie and for your continued contributions to this site.
Added by Sharon Carter on Jul 21, 2014 11:57 AM
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