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Bob Ottinger (#47263661)
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Recently I have started tracing my family tree, and in searching for the burial locations for my ancestors my family and I have found a fun and enjoyable hobby. My nine year old daughter views it as a treasure hunt. She even wants her own camera so she can take pictures by herself instead of using/sharing mine. Now as we go through towns she asks if there are any cemeteries that we need to stop at.

My favorite "treasure" that we have found was by accident. While searching through a rather large cemetery for a distant relative we found my grandfather. He had been killed in a car accident two weeks before my mother was born. I never knew when, how or where he died until I started tracing my family, and no-one was left who could remember where he was buried. At first when I saw the headstone I thought it was my uncle, as he was a junior, but I just kept looking at the date and knew that it wasn't right. Finally it dawned on me who he was.

I hope everyone out there is having just as much fun as we are. Good luck in your treasure hunting.
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Stephanie
Neillsville City Cemetery Schroeders
I have several Schroeders buried in Neillsville city cemetery and wondered, since you have uploaded most if not all in that cemetery, are you a cousin? Do you know if ALL Schroeders in buried there are kin? I hit a road block and trying to find the siblings of my Great granddad, Friedrich Schroeder.
Added by Stephanie on Oct 19, 2017 3:11 PM
Jo W G
Tebbetts updates
Thank you for keeping so "on it" with the edits! Jo W G
Added by Jo W G on Oct 18, 2017 6:07 PM
Jennifer Carroll
Baby Wachsmuth
I'm trying to find out more about "Baby." I contacted St. Paul Cemetary and they said only Arnold Wachsmuth is listed as having died in 1902. Is it possible that the "Baby Wachsmuth" headstone is actually a family plot marker?
Added by Jennifer Carroll on Oct 08, 2017 9:31 AM
Erik Nielsen
Catherine Wicker Yerkes Memorial# 121790986
Bob, Do you know the source of the parents of this person? If you notice the parents would have been 4 and 6 years old when she was born...much more likely to be sister of the listed father. I thought the information might have come from MLucas since that was the name listed with the photos...I am also contacting MLucas as well.
Erik
Added by Erik Nielsen on Sep 28, 2017 1:42 PM
Stephanie
Thanks Bob!
Hey, just to say thanks and have sent you an email through the site to request the transfer of a few memorials you manage. It can't be easy managing nearly 50000. They are my grands and great grands.....
Thanks for creating these. I'm still at a road block searching for a few. Noticing all the Schroeder's in WI, I know there has to be a link to mine, but not sure how yet.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Added by Stephanie on Sep 21, 2017 1:36 PM
Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Arthur D Schroeder
Thanks Bob for fixing the links. I really appreciate it!

Krista
Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Sep 11, 2017 1:01 PM
Gina Peterson
Jozef and Aniela Poremba
Hi Bob,

Would you please transfer my great-grandparents to me? 120680669 and 120680623.

Thank you,

Gina
Added by Gina Peterson on Sep 07, 2017 10:14 AM
Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Arthur D Schroeder
Hi Bob,

Thanks for making the changes. I am re-sending the links that I have verified to be accurate.

So many thanks,
Krista Finstad Hanson
Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Aug 20, 2017 6:51 PM
Kim Wendt
Thanks for your help
Thanks Bob for helping to update the Swetts in Mount Hope Cemetery. Appreciate it greatly.
Added by Kim Wendt on Aug 10, 2017 8:22 PM
Tim Koenig
Audrey F Edstrom Olson
Hi Bob: I appreciate your help in linking Audrey with her husband and parents. Thanks for helping me out once more. - Tim
Added by Tim Koenig on Jul 12, 2017 10:49 AM
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