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Bob Ottinger (#47263661)
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Recently I have started tracing my family tree, and in searching for the burial locations for my ancestors my family and I have found a fun and enjoyable hobby. My nine year old daughter views it as a treasure hunt. She even wants her own camera so she can take pictures by herself instead of using/sharing mine. Now as we go through towns she asks if there are any cemeteries that we need to stop at.

My favorite "treasure" that we have found was by accident. While searching through a rather large cemetery for a distant relative we found my grandfather. He had been killed in a car accident two weeks before my mother was born. I never knew when, how or where he died until I started tracing my family, and no-one was left who could remember where he was buried. At first when I saw the headstone I thought it was my uncle, as he was a junior, but I just kept looking at the date and knew that it wasn't right. Finally it dawned on me who he was.

I hope everyone out there is having just as much fun as we are. Good luck in your treasure hunting.
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Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Wilhelm Miller
Thank you for linking up Wilhelm Miller with his wife and parents. He too died when his children were young.

Many thanks!
Krista Finstad Hanson
St. Paul, MN
Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Aug 19, 2014 7:15 PM
Globe Lutheran Church
Just wanted to thank you for all the edit work I sent your way (sorry, but I appreciate it all so very much). Did all the genealogy of my Dad's family years ago, and finally got out there to photograph. Those were my main ancestors; I did take pictures of everyone else, as well--so many are relatives. Don't worry, I won't send as many edits:)

Thank You!!!! Best of luck.
Maria Quast
Added by Maria on Aug 14, 2014 2:58 PM
Susan A.
Harriett Cole
Thank you for transferring Harriett Cole's memorial. Appreciate it.
Added by Susan A. on Aug 14, 2014 11:01 AM
Could you transfer my great-grandparents memorials to me? I would really appreciate it.



Thank you!
Added by zcrafton on Aug 13, 2014 5:18 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
Laura Swan Kyle Memorial
Thank you, Bob, for the editing and the linking of Laura's memorial to the memorials of her spouse and parents. Best Wishes.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Aug 06, 2014 6:26 PM
Thanks for the Family Links
Bob -

Thanks so much for the recent Family Links you did for various Burkes, Heagles, McGrogan, Snyders, etc.

And thanks so much for creating the pages for these people to begin with.

Your efforts are appreciated !
Added by Deir on Aug 02, 2014 1:46 PM
Mike Everhart
Imbert Qualheim
First, thanks for approving the suggestions on the Qualheim and Quammen graves in the East Side Cemetery. Much appreciated.

Second, did you see my email regarding the mistake I made on linking Imbert Qualheim's parents?
Find A Grave Memorial# 121211755

I put Imbert's memorial number into his father's link... and it needs to be rejected or disallowed. Right now it is just 'stuck'... Not sure if you can do that, or it requires a Find-A- Grave Admin...

In any case, the correct father is:
Louis Qualheim --- 121211757
.. and mother is:
Carrie Quammen-Qualheim --- 133486509


Added by Mike Everhart on Aug 02, 2014 9:18 AM
Mike Everhart
Louis Qualheim
Thanks for the transfer. In the meantime I was able to find another of his daughters (Inga) on Find A Grave. It's been a good day.
Added by Mike Everhart on Jul 27, 2014 3:31 PM
Mike Everhart
Louis Qualheim

Thank you for finding and creating the memorial to my great-grandfather Louis Qualheim (121211757). You've really made my day.

He was born in a small coastal village in Norway, the son of Abraham Josephsen and Pernille Monsdt. his original name was Lars Kvalheim. He changed it to Louis Qualheim after immigrating to the U.S. in 1895.

He married Carrie Quammen on Christmas Day in 1898. They were the parents of 6 children, two of which (Imbert and Lillian) are buried in the same cemetery. She must also be there (unmarked grave?)

Her parents (Gro and Tolef) are also buried in the East Side Cemetery

If possible I would appreciate the transfer of the Louis Qualheim memorial.


Mike Everhart
Added by Mike Everhart on Jul 27, 2014 2:21 PM
John Uhlman
Hattie (Harper) Reymond Silkey
Are you related to Hattie? Her 2nd husband Frank Henry (Hank) Silkey was a cousin of my great-grandfather. Would you have a picture of her. Hank's granddaughter said that Ethlyn had one at one time, a wedding photo of Hattie and Hank, but it was destroyed.

Added by John Uhlman on Jul 09, 2014 2:58 PM
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