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Jade (#46951936)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo I enjoy spending free time in cemeteries and doing genealogy. I also collect antique books and photographs of all varieties.

These are my main surnames of interest; please contact me to exchange info/photos: Mayville, Diebold, Star[c]k, Walsh, Hurst, Tice, Walter, Emmerich, Hess, Hagemann, Brandmueller, and Liebenow, among many others.

Check out my Brick Walls. Maybe you can help?

*My grandpa Mayville (1931 - 2015)
*My cousin Sydney (2000-2016)


-Please credit me if using my photos elsewhere!! This includes, your personal genealogy page, etc. I don't mind if you use my photos, just please cite your source!

-Please submit any additions, corrections or transfer requests via the "edit" tab on each individual memorial. I add memorials one at a time (not in mass uploads as some do) in an effort to increase accuracy, but no one is perfect.

-I have no problem transferring as long as they are not my family; however, I do not support "memorial collectors." The goal of F-A-G is not to "own" memorials for each member of your family, but to make sure each memorial is as accurate as possible.


My most meaningful work on Find-a-grave are the cemeteries I have fully photographed / transcribed. These cemeteries are special because (in most cases) I am related to many buried there:

-Lawrence/Cady Cemetery (Brown Co., WI 2006-07)
-Saint Louis Catholic Cemetery (Caledonia, WI 2009-10)
-Fairview Cemetery (Greenleaf, WI, 2010)
-St. James Catholic Cemetery (Oak Creek, WI 2010)
-Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Cemetery (Westport, WI, 2012)

& the following portions of Resurrection Cemetery in Madison, WI:
Section 1, Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 (2012-13)
Section 2, Blocks 5, 6, & 7 (2014)
Section 3, Blocks 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 31, 32, 33 & 42 (2013-14)
Section 4, Blocks 11, 12, 13, 21 & 22 (2014)
Section 5 (2014)

I have photographed the following but haven't uploaded yet:
Section 2, Blocks 1, 2, 3 & 4 (2015)
Section 6 (2014)
Section 8 (2014)


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Rosemary Kearney
Thank you for the transfer of my family member.
Added by LarsonFamily on Feb 11, 2017 5:23 PM
Leslie Toole
John Welch 1811-1878

Dear Jade,

In find a grave you said that you were having a problem with this John Walsh and his wife Bridget. I have some ideas and names for you to consider. In 1870 their son Thomas Welch had a servant, Julia Ruddy, age 14 (1856). I think that this is the daughter of Austin Ruddy(1822-1891) and his wife Mary Sullivan(1824-1898). They lived in Westport, Dane. It could be this was just the most available girl to help but it COULD be a relative. Austin had a brother (I assume) that traveled with Austin and family and were in Canada from 1844 until 1849. Austin and Patrick Ruddy also had their mother Julia Ruddy(1790-after 1850) with them. Patrick Ruddy(1813-1876) and his wife Bridget Dolan(about 1819-1866) had one son Michael Ruddy born in Ireland in 1836. In 1860 he married Mary Walsh in Madison. She was the daughter of the other John Walsh and his wife Mary Keefe. I have tried to look at vital and church records online for Co Mayo with little success. Maybe you would be better at it. IF Julia Ruddy is a relative then you now have the names Ruddy, Sullivan, Dolan and Keefe.

Maybe some of this will help. Let me know if you find anything.

Leslie Toole
Added by Leslie Toole on Feb 09, 2017 2:35 PM
RE: Josephine Nickles #104271338
Thank you for all your efforts.It is greatly appreciated. I will add that information to our family history.
Added by BERT on Feb 09, 2017 11:05 AM
Mark Goebel
RE: Mary Gaffney #128888750
The birth date is from her baptismal record at Saint Gabriel parish in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The records are now kept at the diocesan archives at La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Added by Mark Goebel on Feb 08, 2017 4:41 AM
RE: Josephine Nickles #104271338
Josephine "Benzmiller" Nickles was a Great Aunt of mine. I got the information from our ancestor records. It show place of death as (Madison) Watertown, Dane County, WI. So my information is not completely correct then.
These records also lists another spouse as Clarence (Charles) Hussey Find A Grave# 86449142. I do not know who entered the information or where they got it.
Added by BERT on Feb 07, 2017 10:21 PM
Bonita Tollefson Guarino
RE: Olive & Roman Gugel
Added by Bonita Tollefson Guarino on Feb 07, 2017 8:10 PM
RE: Joseph Seabil #23227888
Hi Jade --

I took the birth date from the World War I draft registration, because it was the earliest record I found. I know that later records show a different day in March, but since I was not able to find an actual birth record, I usually conclude that the earliest available record is most likely to be correct. Admittedly, it is a bit up for grabs. Use your judgement.

Also, I see different versions of his name in different records: Joseph Emil, Emil Joseph, or just Joseph E. This is not unusual in this time period, but it can be confusing.

Here is the URL for the draft registration card:

Thank you for your concern for accuracy!

Added by KVHumiston on Feb 07, 2017 3:40 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: Orville J. Snyder
Hi Jade,

You're welcome.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Jan 27, 2017 11:27 AM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Orville J. Snyder

I just rechecked his obituary from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald (August 14, 1980 edition) and he was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Elkhorn, WI. I have deleted the memorial that I created for him.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Jan 27, 2017 7:33 AM
RE: Maria Schmieder
Yes. Her probate file is on ancestry and it's massive. Some of her nieces and nephews contested the will. The name Keller appears many many times in this document and I have located one brother's findagrave memorial and the stone says Keller. I will be compiling some bio info to add to her memorial as I wade through the file. She and Ferdinand had no children of their own and they were very generous with their siblings and their heirs in their wills.
Added by robinkaspar on Jan 19, 2017 9:05 AM
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