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Beth Sparrow (#46549069)
 member for 15 years, 1 month, 2 days
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Bio Photo Beth (Jorgensen) Sparrow living in Polk County, Nebraska. Have photos and information on the following surnames: My father's line: Hanks, Fields, Jorgensen, Foster, Lindsay in Nebraska, Illinois, Germany and Denmark.
My mother's line: Seggerman, Regnier, Junker, Michels, Barber, Sickmon in Nebraska and Illinois, Germany, France, and back to England thru Mayflower passengers.

Have photos and some information on my husband's family: His father's line: Sparrow, Foresman, Richart, Hubbard from Illinois and back east. Currently trying to gather records for my husband's Richart line back to the Mayflower.
His mother's line: Patterson, Thompson, Waterman, Smith and Krieg from Illinois and eastern states.
I also have researched my step-mother-in-law's family: Smith, Steward, Flick, Hill, Hughes, Whitacre, Cross and Glass from mainly Illinois, Indiana and east.

Please see my virtual cemeteries for specific relatives in these lines, and please contact me if you are related to any of these families. I like getting in touch with distant cousins.
Let me know if you want me to transfer someone so you can add more info to a relative. If someone is not my relative, I will usually transfer. Please state your relation in your requests for transfer.
Polk county cemetery info came from the cemetery or from the city/cemetery records. Polk county marriage info comes from the clerk's office at the county courthouse.
I am an avid cemetery photographer fulfilling requests in Polk county and trying to photograph all cemeteries in Polk county (where I live). I will add partial obituaries; I will not add living (surviving) relatives of recent deaths.
IF you use my photos in an online tree, PLEASE give credit by saying "courtesy of Beth Sparrow". It's very annoying to see your own photo in an Ancestry tree with no credit given. And you KNOW it's your photo because the bird poop is in the same place.
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Messages left for Beth Sparrow (714)[Leave Message]
John Quiring
Jacob Johnsen/Johnson at St Johns Marquette
I think that these are two different people and not duplicates. JQ
Added by John Quiring on Sep 17, 2017 8:10 PM
Judy Johnson
Doris Schmid
Thanks Beth for the cemetery info. I have added it to Doris' Memorial.
Added by Judy Johnson on Sep 06, 2017 9:35 AM
Kathy Burr
Thanks so much for looking!!! I misstakedly put her in the wrong cemetery! so sorry for the inconvenience! :) k
Added by Kathy Burr on Sep 05, 2017 2:39 PM
Frank Vodicka, Jr.- St. Mary's Cem.-Ulysses
Hi Beth,
Please feel free to do whatever you wish. I have been wanting to get back to Ulysses over the summer to finish up this cemetery with pics and dates, but it simply hasn't happened. Just let me know when you post and I will go with it :-)

Barb (weston04)
Added by weston04 on Sep 04, 2017 9:00 PM
randi c
RE: Family lines
Charles cramberg is my grandfather. His father is Elgy cramberg, he was married to Ruth Patterson. Ruth's parents are Charlie and mami Patterson. I know who their children are but I'm currently trying to trickle down from them and contact cousins 😀. So thank you for replying. If you would rather send me info via email so it is an it more private, I understand. My email address is Also, I do know that the Cramberg's are married into the Pattersons twice 😀 Otis Cramberg is both my uncle from one side and my cousin from another... I love genealogy, it is so interesting 😀.
Added by randi c on Sep 04, 2017 6:46 PM
randi c
RE: Family lines
Hi Beth,

I'm curious how your husband is related to my grandparents. I haven't researched a ton on them as of yet.
Added by randi c on Sep 04, 2017 8:41 AM
Keith Gee
RE: Bruce Griffin in Omaha
They also had a daughter named Ruth Ann.
Added by Keith Gee on Sep 04, 2017 7:57 AM
RE: Lambert family, Stromsburg
Hello, Beth.
Thank you for processing our suggestions.
We're curious about which you've had to decline, since we've only received notifications of those you accepted, and no notices for any you did not.
Regardless, we're appreciative of your efforts on this site.
Added by ray&jay on Sep 02, 2017 9:44 PM
randi c
Family lines
Hey there!!! I was just checking out my family tree and noticed you on find a grave.... I'm related to your husband through the kriegs, Pattersons, possible smiths 😀. My email is
Added by randi c on Aug 29, 2017 12:06 PM
Mike Hansen
Photo of Emil Buresh
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your day to take the picture of Emil Buresh's headstone.
Added by Mike Hansen on Aug 26, 2017 1:48 PM
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