I spend most of my days with my dead ancestors, learning about the lives they lived. Even though I've never met them, I feel like they are with me.
I am very interested in the history of people and cemeteries. I enjoy visiting cemeteries and looking at gravestones, and trying to find out what the people were like and where they came from. I think it would be fascinating to know where they lived and where their descendents are now. I have a passion for genealogy and I am currently looking for my own ancestors from Chicago and upstate New York, as well as Norway. :)
If you are related to anyone listed in the memorials that I have created(if I'm not related to them), especially those in Oregon, I will be happy to transfer them to you. I am also willing to add or correct any information you may have about the people in these memorials.
RE: Mary Waldmann I'm very happy this helps you ! Did you happen to notice there is an Otto Olson in Rose Hill, I don't know if he is the brother. I have a Grand Uncle at Rose Hill, so I have to post when I see things from there. Good Luck to you!
RE: Carpenters You're very welcome. I have some others you were looking for but the pictures aren't so good. The sun was at a bad angle. I'll put them in for now but I'm determined get back there soon and get better ones. It's a pretty interesting place.
Rosehill Cemetery This cemetery is a problem. I have tried to obtain pictures twice. First, they will only give you the location of one grave per visit, I like to search for more than one. Then the kicker, you cannot take the camera out of the car. They do not permit the taking of memorial pictures. If you look at the Rosehill site, you will see hundreds of of requests and many with the same problem indicated. I do not know if your calling would make a difference. It may be worth a try.
RE: Gregars in Blackstone Cemetery Yes, they're near each other. The Gregar/Cregars are located in lot 100, the Myer family (Isaiah, Rebecca, & Katie) is in 97 which is adjacent to 100 to the west. William & Mary are in lot 96 which is adjacent to 97 to the south.
Glad I could be help. Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.
RE: Novanders Hi, Yes I am Edgar's grandmother was Anna Helena Novander and that's who I am thru. I was there to their graves last summer. I just uploaded pictures of the children's graves for you. Edgar's father and grandmother immigrated from Sweden in 1873. Edgar's father Anders(Andrew) was a monument maker in Chicago so Edgar probably followed in his footsteps or maybe even worked with his father. I've still yet to find the mother of Andrew, Anna's grave.