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Beth Sparrow (#46549069)
 member for 14 years, 5 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo Beth (Jorgensen) Sparrow living in Polk County, Nebraska. Have photos and information on the following surnames: My father's line: Hanks, Fields, Jorgensen, Foster, Lindsay in Nebraska, Illinois, Germany and Denmark.
My mother's line: Seggerman, Regnier, Junker, Michels, Barber, Sickmon in Nebraska and Illinois, Germany, France, and back to England thru Mayflower passengers.

Have photos and some information on my husband's family: His father's line: Sparrow, Foresman, Richart, Hubbard from Illinois and back east. Currently trying to gather records for my husband's Richart line back to the Mayflower.
His mother's line: Patterson, Thompson, Waterman, Smith and Krieg from Illinois and eastern states.
I also have researched my step-mother-in-law's family: Smith, Steward, Flick, Hill, Hughes, Whitacre, Cross and Glass from mainly Illinois, Indiana and east.

Please see my virtual cemeteries for specific relatives in these lines, and please contact me if you are related to any of these families. I like getting in touch with distant cousins.
Let me know if you want me to transfer someone so you can add more info to a relative. If someone is not my relative, I will usually transfer. Please state your relation in your requests for transfer.
Polk county cemetery info came from the cemetery or from the city/cemetery records. Polk county marriage info comes from the clerk's office at the county courthouse.
I am an avid cemetery photographer fulfilling requests in Polk county and trying to photograph all cemeteries in Polk county (where I live). I will add partial obituaries; I will not add living (surviving) relatives of recent deaths.
IF you use my photos in an online tree, PLEASE give credit by saying "courtesy of Beth Sparrow". It's very annoying to see your own photo in an Ancestry tree with no credit given. And you KNOW it's your photo because the bird poop is in the same place.
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Melody White
Sarah Mills Garbart # 81529140
Hi Beth,
I tried to copy Sarah's headstone to my tree, but it came in sideways, even though the photo was totally upright. Any ideas for help? Sorry, I'm technologically impaired.
Added by Melody White on Jan 22, 2017 7:13 AM
Dori & Ed
Abram 101614739 Anne 101614800 Powell
Hello Beth
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
For the wonderful transfer of my 3rd great grandparents to our care.
I appreciate you taking the time to make their memorials and photograph their families cemetery stones.
If I can ever do a payback please let me know. If there are any of my memorials you would like please let me know be happy to share.

I see you are looking for the location of Henry Klaurence burial.

The Wyuka Cemetery index site is

The index does not even have Josephine Klaurence listed. Even though she is on the cemetery stone with her daughter Elizabeth Young. Elizabeth is on the index. I will call on Tuesday to see if they can look into it.

Thank you for all you have done.
Dori 47796684

Added by Dori & Ed on Jan 16, 2017 12:14 PM
Austrian Kolache
Myrtle Langhammer link
Thanks for linking Myrtle to her Parents, Frank and Tina. Tina was an aunt of my maternal Gr-Grandmother, Emma Janicek Schmid #141094543.
I appreciate your work. Lynn
Added by Austrian Kolache on Jan 12, 2017 7:32 PM
Betsy Hawley
Mm. #00600937
Dear Ms Sparrow,
Thank you so much for permitting the use of your photos and I am acknowledging your generosity in each one. I expect most of them will be Hawley/Hoffer descendants in Nebraska.
Betsy Hawley
Added by Betsy Hawley on Jan 07, 2017 2:35 PM
Richard Weide
RE: August Ferdinand Carlson
Hi -
I am concluding that he is the first-born of Charles (Carl) H Carlson and Ida Louise Anderson based on:

a) 1900 US census showing the family there, with August F being the oldest child, and called a "son" in that census

b) The "Jones Family Tree" in which also shows August F as the first-born child in 1878, and the marriage of his parents in 1877

I don't see any other way that August F. could be listed in the 1900 Census with this family, and called a "son", except to be born to Charles H and Ida.
Hope this helps.
Added by Richard Weide on Nov 29, 2016 9:14 PM
Mike Hahn
Catharine Poorman
The do have a problem with that. Has been changed as requested.
Added by Mike Hahn on Nov 23, 2016 7:47 AM
Jo C
Lewallen Harris 169227548
Hello ~ I am having difficulty locating Lewallen Harris' wife Evelyn and I'm wondering if there might be a clue on the lefthand side of the gravemarker you posted for Lewallen. This is a case where a photo of the entire stone could be quite helpful. Any help you might give would be greatly appreciated ~ Jo C
Added by Jo C on Nov 21, 2016 8:53 PM
Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
RE: Circle Mound
Thank you for sending the corrections and additions. I want them to be as correct as we can possibly make them. You are doing all the work now. Keep up your devotion to this and kudos to you....ShirleyM
Added by Shirley (Bruhn) Martys on Nov 12, 2016 5:09 PM
Judy Johnson
George Quick
Thanks Beth for taking the time to locate George's grave stone and taking a nice photo. What great weather we are having going into November and for walking around in cemeteries.
Added by Judy Johnson on Oct 28, 2016 5:44 PM
Steve Trudgeon
Oscar Pennington - Photo Request
Thank you for trying to locate his grave. Much appreciated.

Added by Steve Trudgeon on Oct 09, 2016 10:29 AM
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