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Aavedt (#47229161)
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Bio Photo In fourth grade, many,many years ago, I became involved with this wonderful hobby. Thank you for having this website!
Cemetery: euphemism coined by the early Christian writers. It is a Greek word for dormitory, a place to sleep.
"...passing down memories is the strongest link in the gossamer bridge that binds us as people."
David Baldacci.
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Marcus Tullius Cicero.
In eternal honor of our ancestors
Who left behind so much,
Who started here with so little,
That we might have everything.
Pax Christi.
Genealogy is the warp on which the fabric of history is woven. It is the most immediate, personal kind of history, and for many the most satisfying kind,rooted in the pervasive values of family and heritage. It is an essential part of the one great task each of us is called upon to undertake----the exploration of who we are.
From the Vesterheim Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library literature. Madison, Wisconsin.
A woman was trying to impress her friends at a party one afternoon. "My family's ancestry is very old." she said. "It dates back to the days of King John of England." Then turning to a woman sitting nearby, she said condescendingly, "How old is your family, my dear?"
"Well," replied the woman with a smile. "I can't really say. all of our family records were lost in the Flood."
They, who blazed the trail and broke the Virgin soil,
Ne'er garnered half the harvest of their toil;
To-day, wher'er they sowed, others reap
To them is sleep."
their brave deeds and, alas, too often their very names are forgotten.

""High fortune may be tossed away,
Nor health nor skill my long endure,
Only the name I bear is sure,
And since from it I cannot hide,
Lord, let me hold my name in pride."
It's hard to understand how a cemetery can raise its burial costs and blame it on the high cost of living.
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
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Bill Hart
RE: Dup? This is the only one i can find in Clark County
Here they are:

#121617466 Magdalene "Lena" Stiefvater
Bob Ottinger 12-11-2013

#176160790 Magdaline "Lena" Hecker Stiefvater
Aavelt 2-19-2107

Guess what I discovered? If you search for Stie or any other longer combination for:
United States
Clark County
None of them show up.

If you search the same fir the other spelling (Stei),
nothing shows up again.

I will report the problem to Find A Grave tomorrow.

Added by Bill Hart on May 21, 2017 7:48 PM
Ken Richter
RE: Kuhn photos
I think the stones are still okay, except for the lichen that has grown on the surface of the granite. I don't clean or scrape before a photo for two reasons, first I don't want to damage the memorial marker and second to show you the present condition in the case you wish to clean-up or are satisfied as is. I have done some research this evening on cleaning Memorial stone markers and there one item I intent to give a try. I will use your stone to see how well it will work and I will post a new photo when it has cleaned-up. The produce I am going to try is gentle, but slow (and a little expensive), so we will see. If left, the lichen can eat into the granite.

Added by Ken Richter on May 04, 2017 10:21 PM
Ken Richter
RE: Thoughts.
I like to do a distance photo but then, also a close-up of the individual name when it is a hard to read or group memorial. I will try to complete the other members of the family.

I have not been to St. John's for quite awhile; the new building sounds nice. It would be great to have an index list and plot map of the cemeteries available on the wall of the new building. I have no relatives there except my uncle's father, Carl Schwartz.

Added by Ken Richter on May 04, 2017 4:18 PM
Ken Richter
RE: Miller
It has been a long time since I have been to Elkhart cemetery. I follow your suggestions the next time I get over there. Thanks, Ken
Added by Ken Richter on Apr 20, 2017 3:28 PM
Unni M. Sæther
RE: Børsa family.
Hello from Norway :-)

I found Even Paulsen in the Census of 1865 in Børsa:
As you can see, he lived together with his parents and 3 of his siblings. I think the oldest, was from what I assume their fathers earlier marriage ?
He was born March 11, 1854

I think this is "your" Johanna: She worked at the Nordland farm

Sincerly, Unni MS
Added by Unni M. Sæther on Apr 18, 2017 2:25 PM
Mary Nauth Anderson
Lois Jane Nauth Weidenfeller
4th message-Lois Jane Nauth Weidenfeller # 108035089 was the biological daughter of Louis Nauth # 172627948 and Nina Florence Nicholson # 115211767. She was adopted by Dr. Dan Nauth # 46283402 and Lola Harvey # 46283403. I would like you to make this change. If possible add Dan and Lola as the adopted parents. I would like to have this corrected since these are my ancestors and would like to have the correct information on my family tree. I don’t believe you are related to the Nauth family so you should have no problem to correct this for me. If you do please transfer Lois Jane to me. Just sent you an edit through the tab process. Hopefully you will acknowledge that one. I'm new to find a grave but my parents left me so much documentation about so many of my relatives I'm just trying to have my ancestry correct and cannot understand why you keep ignoring my edits for my ancestors I have documentation of the facts. Can you please explain why you are doing this? My goal is by no means to ask for transfers of so many of my relatives that have come before me (which you and others have documented which I appreciate ) but I'm requesting that the information is correct. PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY YOU WILL NOT CORRECT THIS FOR ME
Added by Mary Nauth Anderson on Apr 06, 2017 3:54 PM
Virginia Olson-Lorenzen
RE: Dear Cousin
Hi :),
Dad will be excited to get any info you can share!
I logged into my ancestry account today and noticed that you have been busy adding info about great grandpa:). The pics are very nice!
The Christine you were wondering about is not related.
Added by Virginia Olson-Lorenzen on Mar 05, 2017 12:52 PM
Rachel G
Quick work n Ole and Selma Solie!
Hey - you're awesome!
Good job catching my error right away!.

Thanks for all of your work.
Added by Rachel G on Mar 02, 2017 7:20 PM
RE: Olson additional information.
Yep, I'm a newby. Been working on establishing ties on the Olson/Weisman line since we last spoke, it's coming together
Added by AL OLSON on Feb 26, 2017 11:24 AM
Beverly Jo
Julie Bauer Bergner
Thanks so much for transferring this cousin to my care! And more importantly, thanks for all your hard work on Find a Grave to create and maintain memorials for non-relatives, and helping others to connect their ancestors and other relatives.
Added by Beverly Jo on Jan 26, 2017 11:54 AM
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