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MN Headstone Hunter (#47857068)
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Bio Photo If possible, please provide the name of the document (or paste link) supporting birth/death, name changes, relationship, etc. Transfer requests via the edit tab on the memorial are appreciated. Family trees are not documents; they are great hints.

All photos taken by myself are done in "text" mode to optimize script visibility. Please ask permission to stay within copyright guidelines.

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RE: Allen Curry 129954192
I wasn't able to find any more about the birth/death of the infant, other than the fact that they are buried in that cemetery.

I am positive that Allen's last name is Curry so you may want to remove the note on his memorial about his last name.


Added by Christina on Mar 26, 2015 8:11 PM
Alan M. Wenger
Hans P & Nellie J Mortenson
ear Fellow Graver,
My name is Alan Wenger (contributor # 47580343). I have some updates on a couple of memorials that you are caretaker of. Hans P. Mortenson (95873527) and Nellie Jane Mortenson (95873528) were husband and wife. Her maiden name was Tanner. He was born May 23, 1861. She was born January 27, 1862. They were married May 2, 1887. Her parents are Benjamin Franklin Tanner (9280468) and Harriet Martha Oakes Tanner (9280480). The Tanners were my great-great grandparents. Lydia I Tanner McLeod was my great grandmother (Nellie’s sister). I am trying to get this whole family linked up.
There were 7 Tanner children: Cora L., Nellie J. [Mortenson], Ella G.[Marshal], Sylvester B., Clarrie B.[Danielson] & Carrie B.[Lacy] (twins) and Lydia I.[McLeod]. I have located all but one of the twins on Find A Grave and am also contacting the caretakers of those to try and complete the chain.
My sources are: William Tanner Sr. of South Kingstown, Rhode Island and his Descendants by Rev. George C. Tanner, D.D. c. 1910 Northfield Press, Northfield, MN; A Guide to the Descendants of William Tanner Sr. of Kingstown, RI, Volume III by Terri J. Mc Sweeney c. 2002, Vero Beach Florida; 1880 Federal Census for Graham Lakes Township, MN; Minnesota Territorial Census 1885 for Graham Lakes Township, MN; Pension records for Benjamin F. Tanner, Co. K, 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry Volunteers; death certificate for Benjamin F. Tanner, Clinton Co. IA.
I hope you will accept my request for an update on these memorials. If you wish, you can transfer these 2 to my care…if not, the updates will be fine. You are doing great work and I hope you can continue. Thank you.
Alan M. Wenger
Added by Alan M. Wenger on Mar 23, 2015 10:09 PM
Albert & Nancy Stewart
Thank you for the transfers.
Added by JackiMex on Feb 24, 2015 10:03 PM
Roger Waller
Greetings. I appreciate my cousins transfer. Check back and you will see his family memorial.
Added by Candy on Feb 24, 2015 2:09 PM
Laurel Smirl (Widerski)
Thank you for transferring my family to me. I appreciate it so much. Laurel
Added by Laurel Smirl (Widerski) on Feb 21, 2015 2:02 PM
Thank you for transferring John and Rita Forbes.
Added by MidwestFolk on Feb 19, 2015 10:25 AM
Photo permission request
Your creating the memorials for Nancy Eleanor Taylor (132419379) and her husband, Alfred Emerson Stewart, is much appreciated. Until now I didn't know where they were buried. I am adding updates for the memorials and will give sources on Edit, Other. I have a fun story involving the family bluing business for the bio.

I would like to ask for your permission to use these photos (and others you may have taken of gravestones of my ancestors) in my family tree on Because the photographer has a copyright for each photo, I always ask before using a photo on another web site. I will, of course, put your Find A Grave username as the photographer and the web site of the memorial(s) as the source.

Thank you for considering my request,
Added by JackiMex on Feb 16, 2015 10:57 PM
RE: Seth T Salter, Renville county, MN
Thanks so much for all your help!
Added by Phd on Feb 12, 2015 7:09 AM
RE: Seth T Salter, Renville county, MN
Meade Post, #53, Bird Island
Added by Phd on Feb 11, 2015 1:40 PM
RE: Seth T Salter, Renville county, MN
That's strange. I found that his wife Lydia H died May 9, 1914 and is buried in Bird Island. Seth eas a member of the MN GAR. I don't see where anyone ever applied for a headstone or GAR flag holder.
Added by Phd on Feb 11, 2015 9:00 AM
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