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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."
It's hard to understand how a cemetery can raise its burial costs and blame it on the high cost of living.
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C. Smith
RE: Oliver Reppe 1904
Not a problem. The Reppes did that trick twice -- naming a child after one who died early (Oliver and Borgina). It only makes researching more confusing!
Added by C. Smith on May 25, 2016 4:57 PM
Patrick Harding
RE: Photo Schneider
Where did you get this picture of Ida (Sr. Angela Marie)?
Added by Patrick Harding on May 20, 2016 6:25 AM
RE: Photo
No problem, its done.

Added by PSC on May 09, 2016 8:13 AM
RE: Felix Greenwood
how are you related? Earl Greenwood # 103282482 was the husband of one of my first cousins.
Added by Montereygenealogist on May 07, 2016 4:17 PM
Julie Hughes
RE: Mulholland
Thank you for your message. DR. John Mulholland is my grandmother's uncle. I do know he has a memorial on Find A Grave and that he is buried in the Manitowoc Calvary cemetery. I was hoping to have a photo of his headstone, but the cemetery has no record of his burial even though he has two brothers who are buried there. I have an obituary that states he is buried ther also. Still a mystery! Thank you for your concern.
Added by Julie Hughes on May 05, 2016 7:15 PM
RE: Sister's gravestone photo.
I added two Sisters because I had pictures of their markers and they didn't have memorials in Find a Grave. The graves from 2016 just have temporary markers so far.
Added by Y.D.D. on May 05, 2016 6:07 PM
RE: The Bergs.
And thank you for adding them...
It hadn't occurred to me that people paid to be put in those county histories but I'm not surprised. I'm working on Brown, Door and Kewaunee "county history" books, too. I have run across a few obvious "polished apples" and some big omissions, like not mentioning the divorced first wife with seven kids...
My own family had a wonderful detailed family story of Irish sheep thieves sent to prison in Australia winning their freedom going to Canada getting rich fur trading with Indians and founding a Major University with the proceeds... sinners/penance/redemption/fame... all too easily proved false with good research.
I try not to add 'myths' but I think each family can do their own verifying from these old written accounts and they are worth it if they mention family members who otherwise might not be found.
Added by pMcP on Apr 03, 2016 12:10 PM
Sr. Mary Caroline Billand
She was given the name listed above, can't find her after 1930 WI census. I know that they sometimes change their names, that's why I was wondering if Joanne was the same person.

Thank you for your suggestion. Happy hunting!
Added by Lavelle on Mar 10, 2016 8:58 PM
Diane Harris
RE: Herb Meed
Thank you so much for the transfer! I appreciate your kindness! Wish you the best! Diane
Added by Diane Harris on Mar 08, 2016 6:22 PM
Rachel G
RE: Albert Berg
You're welcome, and thanks for the corrections for John Arndt!
Added by Rachel G on Feb 27, 2016 2:29 PM
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