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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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K Garnica
Thank you
Thank you so much Bob for the edit to my great aunt's memorial. Karen
Added by K Garnica on Oct 19, 2014 6:49 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
Sellung Family Memorials
Thank you Bob, for the editing changes to the Thomas and Hedwig Sellung family memorials. Very much appreciated.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Sep 23, 2014 10:27 AM
melinda larson
Dorothy Larson
Will you transfer Dorothy Larson to me? My number is 46588970. Her number is 121645021.
Thanks,
Melinda Larson
Added by melinda larson on Sep 20, 2014 5:53 PM
R. Lipprandt
Question of birth
First off, thank you for undertaking what you do, even though at times, it is a thankless volunteer duty.

In my question of birth, in particular Clark County, Wisconsin regarding those that lived in a rural setting and were not born in a village or city. Is there any way to include a township? Three of my siblings were born in Town Green Grove. The nearest village or city would be Curtiss (which is town Hoard or town Mayville) or Colby (which is town Colby, Clark County or town Hull, Marathon County). If entering Curtiss or Colby, the information would not be correct!

This also applies to my grand and great grandparents who were either born in Prussia or Kingdom of present day Germany. All were born before 1871 so entering Germany as their birthplace would also be incorrect information. 1871 was the year that Germany became official as a country.

Your thoughts please?

Robert Lipprandt
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Added by R. Lipprandt on Sep 11, 2014 9:29 AM
sharon cregan
Transfer Memorials #121741757, #121741477, & #121741682
Dear Bob, Would you kindly transfer the memorials to me, they are my Maternal relatives: Renata Rounseville 121741682, Herman C Witte 121741477 and Ottilie Hofelman 121741757. Thank you, sharon.
Added by sharon cregan on Sep 08, 2014 3:08 PM
Nancy Harris
Adolph fricke d.1931
This is my great grandfather. Do you have a picture of his headstone at the Colby cemetary
Added by Nancy Harris on Sep 01, 2014 7:13 PM
Deb Hanson
Photo request for Frank Little
Hi Bob,
I took the photo for 74630375 It was my very first one, I have learned since then that I should have added the headstones near by do to the fact Frank Little and the other 4 people there have no head stones. Please let me know if you want a new photo, I will be more then happy to do it. Also do you know if he is a vet?
Deb Hanson
Added by Deb Hanson on Aug 27, 2014 12:31 PM
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
MRA
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 MRA 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
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