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Iowa Girl (#47315020)
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Bio Photo I am an Iowa native - born here and still living in the great state of Iowa. I have been doing genealogy research for over 20 years. I have a BA in Psychology/Humans Services and not only complete research to find the names, places, and stories of families but also the patterns of behaviors that evolve in a family line. These relationships within the family are part of what defines who we are. Through researching for myself and others, I have learned about how things like alcoholism, mental health (depression, PTSD, etc.) and socioeconomic situations can change a family for generations.

We are all trying to trace our own roots as well as help others find theirs as well. Please be RESPECTFUL!

Many people seem to want to "hoard" memorials and compete for the largest number of added/managed memorials on this web site. This is not me. I do research and share information for the knowledge and preservation of all our family histories.

Please remember to be kind and not rude when making requests for changes.

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RE: Agnes Stewart
Thank you so much for transferring the memorial.

Added by Ruthnarancic on Sep 29, 2015 2:58 PM
Jamie Smidt
RE: James Still
Thanks a bunch!
Added by Jamie Smidt on Sep 09, 2015 1:09 PM
D Giese
Sparr family
There are several family members buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak, Iowa. I was wondering if you ever get a chance, would you mind taking a picture of their headstones? They do not have a memorial as yet. Please email me if you are able to find them (

K. E.(Klaus Edward) Sparr 1865-?
(his wife is Alma Sparr who does have a memorial)
Arvid Carl Sparr 1897-1989
Elizabeth R. Sparr 1899-1991
Theodore E. Scheerbarth 1866-1953
Eva "Kate" Scheerbarth 1869-1939

Thank you so much!
Added by D Giese on Aug 27, 2015 1:36 PM
LoCinda Hennerberg
J. O. Stone
Will wonders never cease! On today, I found this obituary, and it answered lots of questions I had.

I hope you can access it (although I wouldn't be surprised if you already had it).

Added by LoCinda Hennerberg on Jun 08, 2015 5:42 PM
LoCinda Hennerberg
RE: Priscilla
Thanks---this is fascinating and confusing all at the same time. Here's what I know from the U.S. census: in 1910, J.O. was married to Olive, who died in 1917. In 1920, the census shows him married to Euphemia; by 1930 he was widowed, and finally the 1940 census shows him married to a much younger woman named Anna.

If what you have found is true that J. O. married Priscilla in 1919, two years after his first wife died, there are a few things I can think of off the top of my head. Could it be that Priscilla and Euphemia are the same person, that her real name was Euphemia but she went by the nickname Priscilla (or the other way around)?? Since Priscilla died in 1927, that would explain why he was listed as a widower on the 1930 census.

If I was a mystery writer (and I'm not!) it would be a grand plot line to suggest that he had two wives at the same time. OK, forget I ever said that. ;)

I have lots of relatives who live or have lived in Iowa. As a girl growing up, family reunions were always bet attended when they were in Wilsonville, NE, and then in later years in Iowa. (I'm originally from NW Kansas myself, and oddly enough lived in three different Iowa cities before settling in TX.)

I would love to hear your thoughts about this new information. The more I find out, the more I realize I don't know!

Thank you, Iowa Girl, for sharing your findings with me. I am very new at this whole genealogy thing, and the bug has bitten me pretty hard.

LoCinda Hennerberg
Added by LoCinda Hennerberg on Jun 08, 2015 4:32 PM
LoCinda Hennerberg
I do not believe Priscilla was married to Julius Orlando Stone in 1919. I believe there were two J. O. Stones. The J. O. who is buried in Wilsonville, NE (who I found on and is my great-grandfather) is listed in the 1920 census as being married to Euphemia Stone.

How did you come to the conclusion that Priscilla married J. O. Stone of Wilsonsville, NE? Isn't genealogy an interesting subject?

LoCinda Hennerberg
Added by LoCinda Hennerberg on Jun 07, 2015 8:38 PM
dee dee
Hannah Steinbach
grandma's name was either Emma or Emmaline. she was buried in nebraska. her last husband was Joable Holloway. that is all i know. thank u for helping.
Added by dee dee on May 26, 2015 12:27 PM
dee dee
Hannah Steinbach
could you please help me find her mother? i know she was buried in Omaha, Nebraska. last name was Holloway.
Added by dee dee on May 20, 2015 11:28 PM
deloris brumfield
Find A Grave Memorial# 91960109
do you know any more on this man Earl Petty. I think he might be my grandmas brother but don't know. could you help me with any info.
Added by deloris brumfield on May 18, 2015 4:40 PM
L. DeWitt
RE: #91841353
Before I found out about epigenes in 2007, I had concluded in the early 1990's that I could influence my health through nutrition. As a result, I have completely changed my possible "family" path. It took decades, and now the multiple physical abandonments (instead of breakdown) by my mother, changing the dysfunction in my "trauma circuitry" (Dr. Robert Scaer's term), and with Dr. Candace Pert's information (drugs work because there is a receptor for an internal substance,)I no longer have a systemic malfunction. I am finally functioning the way "normal" people should. How to be healthy should not be a secret.
Added by L. DeWitt on Mar 17, 2015 8:05 AM
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