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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 14 years, 4 months, 2 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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Tonette Palmer
Maren Halverson
Just wanted thank you for your help with my photo request for the grave of Maren Halverson. Maren was my great grandmother. My thanks is long overdue, but please know your help is greatly appreciated!
Added by Tonette Palmer on Jul 24, 2016 12:00 PM
J Osterloh
RE: Wrong picture
Need a name
Added by J Osterloh on Jul 22, 2016 9:14 PM
Betty Perry
Mary Brown Davis

I have a correction for you. In your recent listing, Fairview Cemetery, Stanley, ND for Mary Davis Brown 1919-2016, #166923428, Margaret K. Davis 1885-1969 #10207464 is listed as one of her children, and also is on her husband, Daniel Davis’ page his #81772232 as his child and his Mother.

Actually Margaret K. Davis 1885-1969, is Daniel’s Mother. Dan and Mary Davis did have a daughter, Margaret Karen Davis Lundin b. 21 Jan 1949 – d. 29 Jul 2015 in Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington.

Hope you can correct this. Thank you in advance, and also thank you for all the volunteer work of listings at FindAGrave.

Betty Perry
Added by Betty Perry on Jul 17, 2016 2:00 PM
Jo Ann
Kraft, Bluhm, Granning, Linnertz
Just wondering if you are related to any of these
Added by Jo Ann on Jul 16, 2016 10:25 AM
Ellen Oliver
Lansford Cemetery Bottineau ND
I am curious as to the name of Thor Nelson
b: February 21, 1867 d:June 14, 1943 in the Lansford Cemetery. What source did you use to find the dates for this person? The reason
is that my 3xgrandmother, Cecelia Nelson is also buried in the Lansford Cemetery. The family thought that the spouse of Cecelia, also named Thor Nelson is buried in Jackson Center Cemetery in Iowa. The birth and death dates are different
between the two Thor Nelsons. Knowing where you obtained the dates for Thor Nelson in Lansford
may help our family figure out which Thor is our ancestor.
Thank you, Ellen
Added by Ellen Oliver on Jul 12, 2016 9:14 AM
Johnnie Sue (Wadholm) Polinskey
Can u please transfer Peter Mauling Hartland and Jensine Christine Hartland to me they are my great great grandparents. My grandpa's grandparents
Added by Johnnie Sue (Wadholm) Pol... on Jul 08, 2016 3:46 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Victoria Gyn Groisettier/Victoria Cyr Croisettier
Hi Herb-- I created Mem# 131820859 for Victoria Cyr Croisettier in 2014. I just realized you had one too, from years ago. I didn't see it, as her maiden & last name was misspelled.

I will send SAC's to correct, then delete mine.

Thanks for all your hard work on Find A Grave!

Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Jun 07, 2016 9:42 PM
Karen Verlinde
Peter Lystvedt's photo
Thanks for posting Peter Lystvedt's marker in Glenwood Cemetery. I see the name is Lystvest on there, but per his death certificate on the ND Public Death Index, it is spelled Lystvedt which is why I changed it. I believe it is correct now. Also, it's next to Hans Lystvedt's marker which is spelled correctly. Thanks again!
Added by Karen Verlinde on Jun 07, 2016 10:57 AM
Carol Zastera Michels
Blanch Christina Robbins Steenson
Thank you for updating this memorial. Blanch was on my paternal grandmother's side. You have also done memorials for my maternal grandparents's side (Christensen's in Stanley) Thank you very, very much!
Added by Carol Zastera Michels on May 30, 2016 6:44 PM
scott r veach
Marvel Veach
Thank you for the transfer of Marvels site..
Added by scott r veach on May 17, 2016 6:12 AM
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