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Bill M (#47205149)
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Bio Photo [Updated: 20 Aug 2014]

GOALS: My goals are to update my family tree and to link as many family members together on Find A Grave as possible.

E-MAILS: Currently working on 24 May 2014 & newer. Please don't be offended if I haven't replied. I will get to you eventually. I prefer to work them in the order they were received, with some exceptions.

FIND A GRAVE EDITS: I try to keep up with these but, since no e-mail notification is sent to me automatically, I don't know when Edits have been submitted. Please be patient, I will get to them when I can.

ABOUT ME: We lived in White Lake, Aurora, SD, USA when I was born. I currently live in Eastern Kansas. I have been doing genealogy since about 1995.

DNA: According to the DNA test I purchased through Ancestry.com, my lineage is (as of this writing): 100% European. 59% Great Britain, 15% Italy/Greece, 12% Eastern Europe, 7% Scandinavian, (Plus "Trace Regions") 2% Western Europe, 2% Finland/Northwest Russia, 2% European Jewish & <1% Ireland.

LATER MIGRATION: I believe that some of my family were Palatines who emigrated to Ireland and eventually came to America and others were part of the large migration of Germans from Russia (Odessa region on the Black Sea). Much of my family came through the Great Lakes with some going to Canada and most others going to WI, USA (many in Dane County, WI, USA) and then on to SD, USA, most of them settled in or near the Parkston, Hutchinson, SD, USA area.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: The cemeteries and families who settled in the Parkston, Hutchinson, SD, USA and surrounding areas.

BLOOD LINES IN MY TREE INCLUDE: Aeiler/Ayler/Eiler, Badré/Badri, Becker, Beilstein, Bourg, Buckholtz, Cremans, Daescher, Dorsfeidts, Endres, Esser, Fischer, Geraths, Gerten, Guelden, Hambloch, Hartmann, Hensel, Hohn, Jung, Kannengiesser, Klein, Koltes, Koth, Kurtenbach, Lachmund, Leder, Leischner, Leoln, Liesch, Linnartz, Lkirchen, Luy, Mick/Mück/Mük, Mueller, Nitska, Pauli, Riethmuller, Scheiffart, Schieder, Schieffers, Schumacher, Sidon, Stockhausen, Weiland, Welters, Wermers, Wiedenfeld, Wirtz & Villmow to name a few.

OTHER WEB SITES: I have a U.S. subscription to, and a public family tree on Ancestry.com (15,800+ people so far) and also occasionally upload my tree to RootsWeb. By the way, RootsWeb gives you the ability to see your family in Ahnentafel format which is visually much easier to read and see how your family is connected!

TRANSFERS: If you would like a Find A Grave Memorial which I manage transferred to you, please let me know by clicking on the "Edit" button and then "Suggest any other correction or addition" for that Memorial and provide your relationship to that individual. If the person is in my tree and not a direct blood relative of yours, I prefer to retain management of the Memorial as it makes it easier for me to make updates and link family members.

EDITS/UPDATES: Please use the "Edit" tab on the memorial rather than post a public message on my Profile page. If you wish to correspond, please utilize my e-mail address on my Profile page.

PHOTOS: Please feel free to use the photos I have taken & uploaded! They are for the families of the departed. If you upload a photo to any of the Memorials I manage that contains any information missing from the Memorial, please let me know via the "Edit" button on that Memorial so that I may update the information.

A BIG "Thank You!" to all those willing Find A Grave volunteer members for working with me to accomplish our goals, and happy hunting!

Bill M
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Kari Olson
Harkness Lyman
Thanks Bill for this headstone photo. Perhaps you will be able to find his wife Hester's stone too who is my husbands 1st great grand aunt.
If there is not an individual stone please at least put the Harkness monument photo on her memorial.. I will thank you in advance and I think its just super you allow photos to be used by others in their family trees.
Added by Kari Olson on Aug 18, 2014 12:26 PM
BluMoKitty
Rose Wolff Entze
Thank You for Rose's 1st husband, I have added this to her memorial with credit from you, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Aug 13, 2014 12:46 AM
Unicorn4590
Pending Edits
Hi!
Just to let you know, I have submitted "pending edits" on Harold 113850523, and Lawrence Dangel 76336828.
Thank you!
Tera Dangel Marshall
Added by Unicorn4590 on Aug 10, 2014 8:54 AM
Nicole Schimke
Thank You!
Thank you so very much for the photo's of Christoph & Charlotte Vogel Schimke's stones at the Parkston Cemetery. Much appreciated.
Added by Nicole Schimke on Aug 09, 2014 8:12 PM
BluMoKitty
Parkston Cemetery
A BIG Thank you for all the wonderful photo's in
the Parkston Cemetery, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Jul 30, 2014 10:38 PM
Becky
Suelflow memorial
Many thanks for the photo!
Added by Becky on Jul 17, 2014 1:19 PM
pomnik
Gary Lee Peters
Thanks for the monument photo.
Added by pomnik on Jul 17, 2014 10:00 AM
pomnik
Elmer Edwin Bogenhagen
Thanks for the Edits and the Monument Photo's. They look Great.
Added by pomnik on Jul 17, 2014 8:07 AM
Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Marvin Carl Steffen
Hi Bill - Thanks for Marvin's headstone photo and the suggested corrections. They've been made. As a heads-up, there is no cemetery photo on file for Trinity Lutheran. You might take and enter one the next time you go there. Thanks for your fine efforts. Sincerely - Doug Sorensen
Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on Jul 17, 2014 1:52 AM
Norm Prince
Hoes
Bill, I returned the date of birth to match the seven census as to the one date on the stone. Thanks for mentioning the difference.
norm
Added by Norm Prince on Jul 16, 2014 3:12 PM
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