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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.
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Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Harold Manz photo
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Feb 02, 2017 6:38 PM
Beverly Jo
Julie Bauer Bergner
Oops... this wasn't the memorial just transferred to me. Sorry for any confusion!
I do thank you for all your work here on Find a Grave!!
Added by Beverly Jo on Jan 26, 2017 12:39 PM
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
RE: Sisters.
That is the one
Added by katbar on Jan 16, 2017 11:07 AM
RE: Sisters.
Sister Anselm Donovan. Her name is also Mary, she has a sister named Abigail. From Upper Michigan. I have not figured out the relationship yet, but she is related to the Donovans from Door county.

Do you have a Sister Germain? She was a school principal in Grimes, Wisconsin. Visited the convent frequently. She also travels with the above and Abbie Donovan.

I'm working on it! They may also be related to the McLaughlin's from Door County and Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Added by katbar on Jan 16, 2017 10:50 AM
RE: Great!
I have two more from the Sisters that I am working on! Seems they sent one girl from each of the family branches!
Added by katbar on Jan 16, 2017 5:56 AM
RE: Manz at Wildwood
Added notes to the memorials I manage. Thanks for your quick response. Have a good day! DR
Added by DR on Jan 15, 2017 9:24 AM
Manz at Wildwood
I also noticed the Manz memorials are not matching up to the headstones as far as the dates are concerned. Do you have other evidence/papers that give the correct dates? If so please let me know and I will correct them. Somone else may have contributed the dates since I usually use the headstone date when I photograph & add them.
Thanks. DR
Added by DR on Jan 15, 2017 8:36 AM
RE: Question?
You requested a headstone photo for Gertrude Broeks be attached to her profile.

Added by PSC on Jan 11, 2017 8:57 PM
RE: Request
Sorry, I missed your message, but the picture is there now.

Added by PSC on Jan 11, 2017 7:47 PM
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