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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 20 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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Timothy Steffans
I have found several other Bott graves in the Mountain View Cemetery in Columbus. I have taken pics of them if you want them too. Let me know and I can post them. Their names and date of death are Lori Ann 1962, Archie 1932, Anne 2008, Earnie 1992, David 2014.
Added by Timothy Steffans on Sep 15, 2014 3:18 PM
Spouse Error Message
Hi Herb,

Unfortunately, this error message is showing up again when I try to add parent links and the spouse id number is already linked... any ideas on how to submit this to Find a Grave?

We can not proceed because of the reason(s) listed below. Please press the back button in your browser, correct the problem(s) and try again.

There is already a submitted correction that will link this person as a spouse to memorial# 7557523. When we receive spouse information for a person, we automatically generate a link on their spouse's page, too, so there is no need to submit a relationship link for both spouses.
Added by Debbie on Sep 15, 2014 1:19 AM
Thank you Herb!
I appreciate your help with my family transfers and it was so nice of you to reply right away. You've done a wonderful job for me and all others valuing your time and many contributions. DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Sep 14, 2014 9:35 AM
Maureen and Ed Weatherly
Thank you Herb so much for the transfer I appreciate all the work you have done thank you Maureen
Added by Maureen and Ed Weatherly on Sep 12, 2014 6:38 AM
RE: F A G edits
Great! Glad to hear they fixed the glitch. Thanks for letting me know, Herb.

RE: F A G edits

The edits have been working fine lately. Thanks for adding information.

Added by Herb Schwede on Sep 08, 2014 5:34 AM
Added by Debbie on Sep 12, 2014 1:24 AM
Curtis Yri
Steven Michels
I was adding photos to the St. Peter Cemetery, Benson County, ND and while trying to connect him to his father I inadvertently typed 41017523 instead of 41017563. It wouldn't let me correct my error. Sorry. Curt
Added by Curtis Yri on Sep 11, 2014 11:46 AM
RE: Find A Grave memorials
Sorry it has taken me awhile to respond to you. You're certainly welcome, Herb. I understand that it takes a lot of time to research. I have not willingly removed spouses. The only thing I can attribute this is to a glitch with the relationship info within Find a Grave. Sometimes I get an error message, while other times I don't. This occurs when the spouse link is already present, and I try to add the parents. I get a message in red text stating that I can't add the SPOUSE link "again". So then I have to remove the spouse's memorial number, in order to proceed with the updates. Hope this makes sense. Thank you for catching those spouses and adding them back in. Hopefully you haven't received any of those lately?? Otherwise, this is something Find A Grave should address. It has not been happening lately, so maybe they have already fixed it...

Kind regards,

re: Find A Grave memorials

Thanks for all the edits that you add to memorials that I have added. I simply do not have the time to do the research to add these. The only problem that I have is when you remove spouses. Often these are folks that I knew were married (a couple were even part of my family). These are the only edits that I check and have to add the spouses back.

Added by Herb Schwede on Jul 28, 2014 5:31 AM
Added by Debbie on Sep 07, 2014 7:25 PM
James Clark
The year of birth is 1863 not 1883. Look closely at the stone in the ground. Her obituary also gave her age as 80 years.
Added by James Clark on Sep 07, 2014 1:04 PM
Marta Vaillancourt
Jacobson, Martin and Elbinnie
Could you please tie Elbinnie JACOBSON (11159866) to her husband Martin Jacobson in the Mohall Cemetery.
Many thanks
Added by Marta Vaillancourt on Sep 04, 2014 5:44 AM
Peder Nilson Huset
I was looking for my great-great-grandfather, who I believe to be Peder Nilson Huseth, and discovered that you have created duplicate memorials for him. The two memorial numbers are: 11873678 and 11873679

I was hoping that someone could take a photo of his grave stone, but sadly it's been nearly a year and no one has claimed my request :-(

Added by BB on Sep 02, 2014 4:02 PM
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