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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 15 years, 6 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo Shortly after the Moravian Church in the small town of Aurelia, ND. closed in the early 70's, an association was formed to look after the cemetery.
It was renamed the Aurelia Community Cemetery. I was elected to the board a few years later when one of the original members died. About ten years ago I helped my sister work on our family tree and now when I found Find A Grave, I realized how helpful it could have been.
This information was mostly taken from the tombstones at cemeteries I have visited, with some added from our family tree and ND death index files. I also get information from the Mouse River Loop Genealogy Society, of which I am a member.Most of these cemeteries are located in northwestern North Dakota.
With over 75,000 names in about 675 cemeteries, I'm sure I have made some mistakes. If anyone finds any errors or has more information let me know.I have photos (about 60,000) of the markers of most of the graves added in the last few years. I do not have time to add all these pictures but if someone requests one I will gladly add it if I have one. Please put Find A Grave in subject line.
Most of the obituaries I have added are from local funeral homes or old newspapers with their permission. All pictures that I have added were taken by me personally.
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Jenny Clarke
RE: Rex Leonard Powell
Ok thanks, if we can link family please
Added by Jenny Clarke on Sep 29, 2017 9:09 AM
Jenny Clarke
Rex Leonard Powell
Is he at Saint Michael's Catholic Cemetery: Columbus North Dakota or at First Trinity Lutheran Cemetery: Columbus North Dakota/ his parents need linked to him please: Bertha 9489732 and Lee 9489731 Thank you
Added by Jenny Clarke on Sep 29, 2017 3:50 AM
Leon Stebleton
Hi Herb: would you do me a favor and add a nickname for my father. Family and friends all knew him as "Chet". Thank you, Leon
Added by Leon Stebleton on Sep 17, 2017 8:20 PM
Cathy Pflipsen Gilsdorf
Math and Christine Pflipsen
Hello Herb. I am the great grand daughter of Math and Christine Pflipsen. I see you manage their memorial and I was wondering if you would transfer the management to me please? Math Pflipsen #26808790 and Christine Pflipsen #26808788. I would appreciate it. Thank you. -Cathy
Added by Cathy Pflipsen Gilsdorf on Sep 10, 2017 11:31 AM
Victoria H
Clare B. McLane
You have the correct birth and death dates for Clare at the Lakeview Cemetery in Kenmare, ND. However, he is not buried there. After his wife Esther Cole died, he remarried and is buried in Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline, WA.
Added by Victoria H on Aug 23, 2017 11:34 PM
Roxanne Ellingson
Someone Else's Relative
Hello Herb:

The Bessie Ellingson reference is someone else's relative.
I've been unable to find burial Information on my grandmother:

Bessie Edith Ellingson: DOB 1895 DOD 1/18/25
Maiden Name: Bessie Edith Wesley, Resident of Ketchikan and Port Simpson, AK
Born: British Columbia, Canada or Ketchikan, Alaska
Place of death: San Francisco, Oakland or Alameda, CA
Burial: SF Bay Area or possibly returned to Ketchikan, AK
Husband: Edward Dion Ellingson, born Brooklyn, NY October 16, 1891
DOD: April 11, 1945, Place of death: Alameda, CA
Burial: Cypress Lawn Memorial, Alameda, CA
Four children: Minnie, Tom or Thomas (both born in AK),
Carl, Edward Jr. (both born in San Francisco, CA)
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank You! Roxanne L. Ellingson (Carl's daughter)
Added by Roxanne Ellingson on Aug 12, 2017 9:35 PM
Donald Jerome Bergeron
Hi Herb, I found that you need to merge these too together they are the same person.

Don Beehn
Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: May 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37394782

Donald Jerome Bergeron
Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: Jun 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8987048
Added by JaniceH on Aug 09, 2017 6:34 PM
RE: F A G photos
Thanks Herb. I've fixed the photos.

Added by Darrell on Jul 28, 2017 6:32 AM
G Jorenby
Transfer of management request
Hello, John and Ebba Leraas (Anderson) are my great grand aunt and uncle. Would you be willing to transfer management of their entries to me please?

Thank you,

Ebba C 100668182
John 100668183

Glenn Jorenby
Added by G Jorenby on Jul 22, 2017 5:56 AM
Joy Albertson
Request transfer of management for grave

Hello! My name is Joy Albertson. You created my father's Find a Grave entry many years ago. I was wondering if you would consider transferring management of his entry to me.

My mom recently died and I created her site, so I want to add some content and photos to his site too.

His name was Merlyn E. Albertson, #9062342. Buried in the Bethel Cemetery in Powers Lake, ND.

My Find a Grave management # is 49328662

Joy Albertson
Added by Joy Albertson on Jul 21, 2017 2:08 PM
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