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MN Headstone Hunter (#47857068)
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Trips currently planned include Ft. Snelling National Cemetery and Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Mem. Weekend dedicated to Vet photos.

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Beske Transfers
Thank you so much for your kindness!! I was recently able to visit relatives and cemeteries in the area and also located some German parish records to help me connect the dots.
Added by kristalerin on Apr 10, 2016 5:36 PM
RE: Herman correction
Thanks, but no. I am following a Barfknecht line via Herman Loek's wife, Bertha Anna Barfknecht. Her line may or may not be related to my Barfknecht line in WI. Just trying to sort things out, and I thought I would update things I could for others.
Added by dwalsh on Apr 08, 2016 12:23 PM
Herman Stephen Loek
Thanks for posting the additional information. Could you please correct is somehow to read that William, his brother-in-law, Carl Colundan and the latter's uncle, Jonas Juhl were doing the hunting. William stopped by his father Herman's home to return the gun and stepped up on the porch to remove the shells. Just when the last shell jammed, Herman stepped out of the house onto the porch followed by another man, Julius Krantz, and that was when the gun went off, hitting Herman.

Tried to condense it in my first message to you, but it must not have been clear.

Added by dwalsh on Apr 08, 2016 12:13 PM
Linda Sugerman
RE: Theresa Beckler 112366324
Sorry. I couldn't get the photo for Theresa Beckler to load correctly. I deleted it and will take another one when I am at the cemetery.
Added by Linda Sugerman on Mar 29, 2016 10:13 AM
RE: Weeks memorials
Yes, they did have a son Nathan born 1833-1835
Added by RLKosters on Mar 27, 2016 3:55 PM
RE: Renville, MN Finnish Cemetery
You are certainly welcome. That old Gothic script on Finnish headstones is sure a challenge. That particular one is the MOST difficult one I have *ever* seen.
Added by Finnesota on Mar 21, 2016 12:50 AM
Susan Cloutier Spies
Francis W Pelton children
Francis and Amanda Breed Pelton also had a son, Wells Stacey Pelton who was born 3 May 1854 in Byron, Fond du Lac, WI. (WI Pre 1907 Birth Records) He married Fanny Jones, date unknown. He died 25 Sept 1924 in Seattle, King, Washington. (WA Vital Records)

Their daughter, Emma Sultana Pelton Burns was my great grandmother.

Susan Cloutier Spies
Added by Susan Cloutier Spies on Mar 16, 2016 11:07 PM
RE: Olga Brede
You're welcome!
Added by Robin on Mar 15, 2016 4:29 AM
John Savela Sr
Besides the parents, the only one I know for sure is the youngest boy sitting 4th from the left is Henry John Savela.
Added by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2016 1:15 PM
RE: John J Savela Sr.
Johannes John Johanneksen Savela father
Elsa Oikarainen18391916 mother
Adam Johanneksen Savela 18631865-died
Lida Ida Kaisa Johanneksen Savela 18641899
Johan Aukusti Johanneksen Savela 18661867-died
Mathias (Matti) Johanneksen Savela 18691895
Anna Johanneksen Savela 18711929
August J Johanneksen Savela 18751915
John J Savela JR 1879
Hilma Johanneksen Savela 18801885
Henry John Savela 18811926--youngest
Minnie Johanneksen Savela 18831974-not in this picture
Added by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2016 7:24 PM
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