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MN Headstone Hunter (#47857068)
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LeRoy Krsiean
RE: Good evening
Good evening: OK, when I get the time, and when I am healthy again, I need to first tackle the problem with my grandfather. You have him on Memorial #98470892, and you used the name that is engraved on the grave marker -- Kresien. So that is a good thing, to have him tied to one solid surname. You did good. Back in 2012 I created Memorial #84235434 for grandfather, based on the spelling of his name on a funeral card -- Krsiaen. When I grew up I never knew how to spell the surname, as used by him. That is because he spelled as he wanted to, on any given day. It sounds crazy, but there it is. If you log on to the Memorial I created for him you will see the funeral card, and under the category "Children" you will see that 1st son Amos and 2nd son Clarence spelled the name differently than each other, and different than the "Kresien" on the grave marker. In addition, my father, Virgil, and his younger brother, Willard, spelled the name differently than their two elder brothers. You will also see the "Note" that I wrote trying to explain the pitfalls for anyone attempting to research any of the "Kresin" clan. It is a terrible mess. It makes my head hurt thinking about how to make this understandable to anyone coming after me who tries to research this subject. His real first name was not even Charles, it was Gerhardt.
I realize that the Memorial I created predates the one that you created. However, I prefer that you do not delete the Memorial you created, at this time. I know that we have two different Memorials for the same person, but the variation in name spelling is significant. I am thinking my way through how to go about straightening out this mess.
Regarding the photo I posted on the Memorial that I created. That is my grandfather holding the goose. My father, Virgil is at extreme left with the huge rabbit. Beside my father is oldest son Amos, and beside him is 2nd son Clarence. It is quite a photo.
Added by LeRoy Krsiean on Jun 26, 2015 10:25 PM
LeRoy Krsiean
Good evening
Good evening: In the past you were kind enough to create some Memorials and post photographs of grave markers associated with my people. This evening I have sent several minor corrections to you. Martha A. Lohrenz (Kohls) #95873460 was my grandmother's sister. My grandmother, Agnes Kresien #98470893 died in 1936 and I never met her, as I was born in 1944. I sent a small correction to you about "William" Kohls #95873417. His name actually was Wilhelm, as shown on the grave marker, but we all knew him as "Uncle Bill". This Wilhelm Kohls was a brother to Martha A. Lohrenz (Kohls). (He had a farm near Cedar Mills and that is where he died in 1948. I was 4 years old at the time and attended his funeral.)
In June of this year (2015) I was in Minnesota for a wedding. I happened to stop around at a number of cemeteries looking up deceased family members located in Waconia, Cedar Mills, Buffalo Lake, and Hutchinson. I managed to get some good research completed. I am looking forward to tackling the 200 pound gorilla in my "Krsiean" family's closet. As you know, there are a multitude of spellings of the family name, some of which are Krsiean, Krasean, Kresien, Kresin, Kressian, Kresan, Krasen and so on, including some spellings that begin with the letter "C". (Sigh) This is a major untangling project.
So, if you receive any more corrections, etc from me, you know what is going on here in Prescott, Arizona. Cheers, LeRoy Krsiean.
Added by LeRoy Krsiean on Jun 25, 2015 10:15 PM
Ron L
Halvor Halvorson
There are two Halvor Halvorson's in Palmyra American Lutheran Cemetery. I've added a photo of the headstone for Halvor O. Halvorson. He is my relative.
Added by Ron L on Jun 23, 2015 9:11 AM
Florence J. Lau, Minkow
RE: Rathmaner family
Yes, ? dates Regarding daughter Thersia I have Holy Trinity Cemetery map Lot 106 and Thersia is "b. 1859 d 1924."
Added by Florence J. Lau, Minkow on Jun 22, 2015 4:13 PM
Florence J. Lau, Minkow
Rathmaner family
Please link Theresa Rathmaner 1859-1925 and Simon 1869-1902 (Lot 106) with their father Joseph Rathmanner who died 1912. Also I will add Joseph's wife Theresa Schagel) born 1840 died 19 August 1890 per Death Records 1890. Thank you Florence Lau Minkow
Added by Florence J. Lau, Minkow on Jun 22, 2015 3:43 PM
Judy Uelmen
Woldemar H W Iken #128078487
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Hutchinson 16 April 2014 - I'm looking for his wife Emilie Elisabeth Sophie Iken (b 22 Nov 1837) and wondered if she could be inscribed on the side or the back of the monument?

Judy U #46916679
Added by Judy Uelmen on Jun 18, 2015 4:06 PM
Thank you!
Added by Marty on Jun 14, 2015 9:23 PM
Little Fir
Svihel Memorials
Thank you for taking the additional Svihel photos. They are very nice, also. I appreciate you telling me how the graves are laid-out for John and Sofie and their sons. I didn't know that.

I would be honored to accept the baby's transfer. Thank you for finding the grave and creating this memorial.

Added by Little Fir on Jun 13, 2015 2:29 PM
Al Holter
Spring Grove Cemetery Meeker County Minnesota, USA
I've just been on the phone with a guy who knows everything about this cemetery and is eager to talk to you by phone please send me an email so we can eventually talk on the phone and I can give you his number also.Thank You for all you're doing for F.A.G. Al Holter
Added by Al Holter on Jun 13, 2015 10:51 AM
Little Fir
Svihel Photos
Thank you for taking the nice photos of the marker for John and Sophie Svihel. The picture was posted on Sophie's Findagrave memorial, very nice. I just created a memorial for her husband (John W. Svihel 1916-2001) and I was wondering if you would be pleased to post the photos on his memorial, as well. His number is 147736957.

I know it is rather confusing, but John W. and Sofie Svihel had a son named John Allen Svihel (1944-2011). His memorial number is 72264593 That is the John Svihel memorial that you posted the photo on, by mistake.

Thank you for all you do for Findagrave!
Added by Little Fir on Jun 11, 2015 7:29 PM
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