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Aavedt (#47229161)
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Bio Photo In fourth grade, many,many years ago, I became involved with this wonderful hobby. Thank you for having this website!
Cemetery: euphemism coined by the early Christian writers. It is a Greek word for dormitory, a place to sleep.
"...passing down memories is the strongest link in the gossamer bridge that binds us as people."
David Baldacci.
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Marcus Tullius Cicero.
In eternal honor of our ancestors
Who left behind so much,
Who started here with so little,
That we might have everything.
Pax Christi.
Genealogy is the warp on which the fabric of history is woven. It is the most immediate, personal kind of history, and for many the most satisfying kind,rooted in the pervasive values of family and heritage. It is an essential part of the one great task each of us is called upon to undertake----the exploration of who we are.
From the Vesterheim Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library literature. Madison, Wisconsin.
A woman was trying to impress her friends at a party one afternoon. "My family's ancestry is very old." she said. "It dates back to the days of King John of England." Then turning to a woman sitting nearby, she said condescendingly, "How old is your family, my dear?"
"Well," replied the woman with a smile. "I can't really say. all of our family records were lost in the Flood."
They, who blazed the trail and broke the Virgin soil,
Ne'er garnered half the harvest of their toil;
To-day, wher'er they sowed, others reap
To them is sleep."
their brave deeds and, alas, too often their very names are forgotten.
""High fortune may be tossed away,
Nor health nor skill my long endure,
Only the name I bear is sure,
And since from it I cannot hide,
Lord, let me hold my name in pride."
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James Seidelman
RE: Mabel Robelia Johnson Overby
The old photo has been removed.

Thanks for the heads up on the Dunn County Genealogical Society meeting, however, I live in California and won't be back to Wisconsin until most likely the end of June and July. My sister works for the school system in Osseo and most likely will be working.
Thanks for the information.
Added by James Seidelman on Nov 25, 2014 2:50 PM
Pam B-F
Emma Hathaway
Thanks so much for the relationship corrections and for doing such a great job on findagrave!
Added by Pam B-F on Nov 15, 2014 8:12 PM
RE: Thanks!
Have you ever spoken with the Sisters? They probably have a Sister Archivist who would be more than happy to answer any questions. I work with the SSND memorials (Sister Diane who just died was the niece of an SSND. That's how I came upon your memorials.) and there are about a dozen Sisters for whom there are 2 grave stones! In very different parts of the country! So far, no one knows why. Annie
Added by AnnieSings on Nov 13, 2014 6:13 PM
RE: Josie.
Newspaper article states she was despondent, baby had died 2 weeks before. Told her husband she was going to visit a neighbor, took the car and it was found near the bridge at the Chippewa River near Rock Creek. He notified neighbors and they dragged the river and found her.
Added by mjshistory on Nov 05, 2014 7:05 PM
RE: Sievert's
Hello Aavedt,
Thank-you for notifying me of the Sievert duplicate. I did not set the memorial up, but had it transferred to me because Ernest and Eva are my great-grandparents. From what I was told the first Sievert Find A Grave memorial was set up with a wrong spelling of the Sievert name and so it was not picked up that there was a duplicate. I will gladly delete the duplicate I maintain but request a transfer of your Sievert memorials to me so I my maintain my great-grandparents' memorial. Thank-you.
Added by JuneBug on Oct 31, 2014 10:24 AM
Lawrence Lowe, Sr.
It was Mrs. Lowe's memorial that was created 2X. Please ask the creator of her memorial to delete one.
Thanks and have a great evening!
Added by PG on Oct 30, 2014 6:51 PM
Rachel G
Oak Grove - Ridgeland Updates
Thanks for all the updates and of course creating the memorials in the first place! I'm just getting started with the cemetery, so I'll probably have more as I add photos.
Added by Rachel G on Oct 29, 2014 5:38 PM
Mettome and Overby, Tramway Cemetery, Dunn County, Wisconsin

I'm sorry, there isn't much information on the Mettome marker. That is the only stone there was. I looked for Overbys, but their marker hasn't been erected yet.

Thanks, -Dave
Added by albers_ancestry on Oct 21, 2014 7:36 AM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Lester C. & Ben F.Bridgmon
Your Welcome. Have a question for you. There is a stone right next to Ben's that looks identical to his, but is in worse condition and much harder to read. It belongs to Alton Daniel Collins, 1864 - 1941. Would you know if these two families are somehow related?

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Oct 12, 2014 4:24 AM
Carol & Pete
Arthur Edwin Hawkinson & sister Karoline J
children of Andrew Hawkinson from Menomonie - thank you for the input :) I do know about these children; however, I haven't been able to find their final resting places yet. Arthur died 1972 in West Fargo, North Dakota; wife was Mae Rose Stiles. Karoline (Carrie) Josephine died 1919 in Wright County, Minnesota. She married twice, first to Albert Campbell; second to Oluf (Ole) Erickson.
Thanks for all your work on FindAGrave!
Carol & Pete
Added by Carol & Pete on Sep 25, 2014 5:09 PM
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