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Vicky Johnson Crane (#47099092)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo I'm a sociologist at UW-Eau Claire, book lover, travel lover, family lover. . .

Much of my work on Find-A-Grave is coordinated with my daughter, Sandi Knutson Kaduce. We are particularly interested in cemeteries in Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, and Clark counties in Wisconsin.

Genealogy is my passion. Recording information and taking pictures of graves in my area is an important service I can provide to others. I appreciate those who add information and pictures that I do not have geographical access to. The ability to "connect the dots" or fill in the branches, so to speak, of our family trees is deeply meaningful to me. I also love history and appreciate the history I explore as I learn more about the graveyards and communities around me.

I am willing to share pictures and information with anyone, but I expect to be given credit for pictures used by others.

My love for graveyards, and the stories they hold, began with reading Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology" as a teenager. It is a collection of free-form poems, one for each individual buried in Spoon River (a fictional town). It is now entirely available on the internet: Enjoy!
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Vicki C.
Isaac and Esther Van Valkenburg
Thanks so much for fulfilling my photo request. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it. The photos look great! May I use them in my family tree on I will definitely give you credit for the photos. Thanks again, Vicki C.
Added by Vicki C. on Aug 26, 2014 6:42 PM
Kathy Holland, Gates to the Past Genealogy
RE: Nellie and Anne Crane
You're very welcome. Glad to have helped.
Added by Kathy Holland, Gates to t... on Aug 19, 2014 6:47 PM
Carlyn Johnson
Gary Cole
Thanks for the photo. I really appreciate it.
Added by Carlyn Johnson on Aug 12, 2014 7:47 AM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Thelma Wintrone 7912946
I moved her to the correct cemetery, Wayside. The lovely photos of her would be so nice placed there. Her husband will be joining her there on Tuesday.

She was my sister-in-law. Thank you.
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Aug 10, 2014 6:23 PM
David Pike
RE: Sven Carl
Would you mind assigning the maintenance of this memorial to me? I think I have a photo of old Sven Carl Johnson, but I can't positively identify it as him. I'd like to take the obituary and add a few things to it for Sven's bio.

Also, any information on the earlier generation of Sven and Peter's parents?

Best regards,
David Pike
Added by David Pike on Jul 31, 2014 1:44 PM
David Pike
RE: Sven Carl
Wow...that's great stuff. How did you come up with that? My mother and her sister Dorothy (still living at age 94 in Austin, MN) never met Sven and only thought that he lived in or around Chetek from what their father, Oscar, told them. Now I see he died before either my mother or her sister were born. Thanks so much for the connection, which also means we're related to some degree. Thanks again. I may reach out to you again on this.

Added by David Pike on Jul 31, 2014 12:28 PM
David Pike
RE: Ssven Carl Johnson
I would be very interested. My great grandfather Johnson was either Sven Carl Johnson or Carl Sven (or Swen) Johnson. He was not in contact with the family except for my Grandfather when he died. I'd be interested to see if this Sven Carl Johnson could be great grandfather I'm seeking. Thanks for reaching out.

David Pike

Added by David Pike on Jul 31, 2014 12:10 PM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Could I get a transfer for this man and his wife as they are relatives of mine? Then I can link them to their families.

Ira 63716451
Mable 63716666

Thanks, Nancy
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Apr 20, 2014 9:28 AM
David E. Hall
Mem. #60029518
Melville, Mary Ann Roycraft there is an error on Marys date of death.
Added by David E. Hall on Mar 20, 2014 8:25 PM
Martha Berryman
Shilts and Edson Union
Hi Vicky!
Thanks so much for all of your hard work. I'm still sifting through everything and hopefully I'll have it all updated and cleaned up and figured out by this weekend. I've been busy teaching family history classes this week and that is consuming a lot of my time right now. But I did want to make sure that I took the time to thank you and your daughter. Just so you know, Jackson and Louisa Purdy Shilts are my direct line. That's kind of how it all fits together. Thanks again!
Added by Martha Berryman on Aug 02, 2013 4:48 PM
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