Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Aavedt (#47229161)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 12 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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."
It's hard to understand how a cemetery can raise its burial costs and blame it on the high cost of living.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 11,792 Memorials Added
 • 12,916 Memorials Managed
 • 35 Memorials/Week
 • 5,097 Photos
 • 91 Photo Requests
 • 7 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 14,004 Virtual Flowers
 • 11 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 2 Fame Ratings
 • 30 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Born in Mother Norway (9)
Johnson (15)
Kiel High School Class of... (19)
Manz (8)
Military Family Members (4)
Paulson (14)
Religious Franciscan Sis... (984)
Religious Sisters of Sain... (465)
Schmahl (7)
Special people. (16)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
albers_ancestry, AlongTheWay, Barbara Lemke L..., Carol & Pete, Dan Dreifuerst, dianne sargent, Genie Queenie, inez jurgens, James Seidelman, Jerry H, jumpin jer, Katrina, Ken Richter, lmg, Louise D, Marco Scavo, Marlin Miller, MJGaloff, mjshistory, pMcP, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Aavedt (377)[Leave Message]
Ken Richter
RE: Mauer photo.
I have to return and take another look at both Union Cemetery and Zion cemetery. I count about 23 Maurer grave listing but found only 9 memorials. That is a larger amount of unmarked family graves than usual. I found one large family plot and a single memorial listed on the cemetery plot map. I didn't find a infant section or grave markers new enough to be for the more recent burials. Helen is to be buried tomorrow and I will return next week to look about her area for more related burials. As she was a member in good standing of the Zion Church, I am surprised she is not being buried there. I am assuming the Union cemetery plot map is not up to date.
Added by Ken Richter on Jul 25, 2016 9:39 PM
L Evans
RE: Message Gloria Mena
I was unable to locate an obituary for her that would indicate her burial placement.
Added by L Evans on Jul 25, 2016 4:20 PM
Laura : )
RE: Voss photos.
I will see if I can find a list, but at times they're older not updated ones. I did take photos of the other Voss stones near John and Johana ones.
Will add them if not already entered.
Added by Laura : ) on Jul 23, 2016 7:52 AM
RE: Chat time.
Do I need to do anything? I have added a few names to the cemetery but I'm primarily adding only photos.
Added by TimeTraveler on Jul 20, 2016 9:35 AM
RE: Ah!

If I take photos of everything then I can work on uploading whenever I have time and even into the cold months. The other advantage of doing it this way is that I can keep the order of where and whom they rest next to. That often helps with stones that are unreadable.

I have already located several stones that are either completely worn away with no discernable writing, buried, or it is a family stone with no names. I hate that!

Added by TimeTraveler on Jul 19, 2016 2:10 PM
RE: Mary Majer
I did that on purpose as the writing was worn away so extensively that it can only can be seen if it is viewed at different angles. Feel free to delete what you don't want.

Additionally, it takes me an eternity to walk around looking for a specific stone. I spent 2 hours there today looking for stones requested.

What I will do from now on is just photograph entire sections as I can then come home and keep the photos that are needed and upload and delete the ones that are already on the site.

Added by TimeTraveler on Jul 19, 2016 12:36 PM
Searching Days Gone By
Paschal Sm Wilson
abt 1921 | 6 May 1973 - Mara - Age: 52 |

Sister Miriam Sh Wilson
3 Feb 1899 | 6 May 1973 - Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA

I finally got it to copy
Added by Searching Days Gone By on Jul 18, 2016 5:00 PM
Searching Days Gone By
RE: Confusing!
There are two different sisters with the same death date: one is Sister Miriam Sh Wilson born 3 Feb 1899 died 6 May 1973 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA | and Paschal Sm Wilson born about 1921 died 6 May 1973 in Mara - Age: 52 . Mine is the second one. So which one is buried in your cemetery and where is the other on buried? I am still trying to locate an obit.
Added by Searching Days Gone By on Jul 18, 2016 4:53 PM
Searching Days Gone By
RE: Note
Yes, her sister was Mary Alice.
Added by Searching Days Gone By on Jul 17, 2016 8:03 PM
Searching Days Gone By
RE: More....
The Wisconsin Death Index Shows Paschal Sm Wilson's birth at around 1921 which would be around the date I have as June 4, 1920. Is there a way we can talk via email? Then I could sent the document to you if need be. I found that document on ancestry.
Added by Searching Days Gone By on Jul 17, 2016 8:02 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service