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Leah Olson (#46999711)
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Bio Photo I love cemeteries, especially the old ones. Finding our ancestors in cemeteries is a fun way to say connected to our heritage. I was born in Seattle but my roots come from the south and east...ultimately from Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. My first ancestor in the New World was with the British in 1610. My ancestors were on the first ship to found New Amsterdam in 1624. If we don't know our history, we don't know who we are.
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Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen
RE: Peter and Edna Schierling Photos
Thank you so much Leah for all of your efforts. I can't tell you how much it means and now, we all know where this cemetery is. Happy Thanksgiving.
Added by Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen on Nov 26, 2014 11:15 AM
Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen
Peter and Edna Schierling Photos
Hello again Leah,

Thank you so very much for your persistence in taking the photos of my Uncle and cousin. Where is the cemetery located? I would love directions and/or GPS for our next trip to Nebraska. You went above and beyond on these two and it is greatly appreciated.

Janet Y. (Arney) Thiessen (#47278344)
Added by Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen on Nov 25, 2014 11:03 AM
Michelle Kidd-Johnson
David Bagley
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request. I appreciate it.
Added by Michelle Kidd-Johnson on Nov 22, 2014 5:29 PM
Ronda Crow
Lena Larch Stickler
Thank you so much for the photo of Grandma Lena's headstone. I appreciate what you do for Findagrave!
Added by Ronda Crow on Oct 28, 2014 1:44 PM
maggie e.
RE: Harold Bower
Thanks for letting me know-I appreciate it.
Added by maggie e. on Oct 28, 2014 12:49 PM
Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen
RE: Pickard Cemetery Peter Schierling
Hello again Leah and Thank you for attempting to fulfill my photo request for Uncle Peter.

The information I have is for the location of the town of Pickard in 1890.

Pickard, the town, had a post office in the southern part of Keith county, 18 miles southeast of Ogalalla, the county seat. I have sent a message to the creator of the memorial asking him/her where the cemetery is. We travelled to Nebraska from Oregon, our home, in 2005 but did not try to find the cemetery then.

I will continue looking and if I hear back from the memorial creator I will follow up. Please do the same and Thank you again.


Janet Y. (Arney) Thiessen
Added by Janet Y (Arney) Thiessen on Oct 27, 2014 10:03 AM
maggie e.
Harold Bower's
I received a message from Find A Grave that you had added a photo for Harold Bower's but there's no photo of his marker. Did it perhaps not save? I was wondering if you would mind uploading it again? Thank you so much for your efforts-I look forward to seeing his marker. Sincerely-Maggie
Added by maggie e. on Oct 27, 2014 5:35 AM
Mr. Jean Coston
Emeline Sudderth
Dear Leah
Please remove Emeline as it's a
dup by three months.
Thank you,
Jean Coston
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Aug 20, 2014 4:55 AM
RE: Meredith Bain
Hi, thanks for getting back to me.

The references are
Meredith Lucien Bain - 29180437
His wife - Roberta Chester Matheny Bain -62347228 (Usually you see her listed as Chester and in the 1930 census it shows her as male. She was born in Alabama per all the censuses.)

1910 Census - Alabama - for husband Meredith and son D.C.
World War I draft registration for Meredith shows her as wife.
1930 Census - Winkler Co. Texas shows Meredith with the 2 boys (Jasper Matheny and D.C.) and divorced. The 1930 census shows Chester with the girls and "widowed."

I can do the editing and linking if you'd rather.

Thanks for getting back to me and for recording the deaths. It was helpful in my research,
Added by cms on Mar 13, 2014 9:09 PM
Eddie Weeks
Causbey Louderback
Some confusion on his mother maiden name. Either Scott or Dennis. I've sent for his death record and should receive it in several weeks and should clear up this matter.
Added by Eddie Weeks on Jan 07, 2014 10:02 AM
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