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mjshistory (#47447356)
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Bio Photo Retired and loving it. Enjoy old cemeteries and photographing the markers. Photography of the markers is my primary focus.

I prefer going out and photographing markers instead of dealing with fraudulent memorials with unverified information and subsequent bogus family links. Please help by refraining from creating bogus memorials and requesting links when you have little or no PRIMARY evidence of a burial.

Requests to link families will be denied if I have no verification of accuracy.

Requests to add links with Burial unknowns in ANY form will be denied, per Find a Grave Policy. Disguising a Burial Unknown to look 'legitimate' usually is very evident and will be reported to management. Adding 'guesses' as to dates, cemeteries and location of deaths is fraud. If the burial is not a KNOWN BURIAL identified with an actual death date, it IS a Burial Unknown.

Adding family links without adequate research and documentation tends to create MULTIPLE errors that require hours of work to remove, if they get corrected at all. It is the responsibility of the requestor to do the research, not the memorial manager who did the photos.

A denial is not personal rejection of you. Accept it and move on.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their hours, photos, research and help to others seeking their missing family and friends.
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Della Kaiser
112035506 please check as I also have her on. You put yours on before me so...if you wish to copy info. be my guest and then update me and I will delete. thanks!
Added by Aavedt on Feb 26, 2017 2:14 PM
Della Kaiser
112035506 please check as I also have her on. You put yours on before me so...if you wish to copy info. be my guest and then update me and I will delete. thanks!
Added by Aavedt on Feb 26, 2017 2:14 PM
RE: Andreassen 'dupes'
Please see the note I sent you via edit correction. There isn't any more research I can do to help either of you. I so appreciate your responsiveness in trying to resolve this. I sure can understand your frustration. I hope you can resolve with the other manager. If you can't, it is good that Find A Grave will intervene and resolve.

Thank you for all your good work on Find A Grave for current and future generations. It makes a big difference to have your quality work.
Added by InMemory on Feb 24, 2017 2:02 PM
RE: S. K. Andreassen dath doc.
Added by InMemory on Feb 23, 2017 12:01 PM
stephen Uhlein
If you able to locate an obituary in any Wisconsin historic newspapers sites, could you send me the link? thanks.
Added by CHerr on Feb 23, 2017 5:51 AM
RE: S. Uhlein

this is an ancestry tree by the McBride/Uhlein families that has the most complete information on the little known Dr. Uhlein. His wife's obituary on her memorial page refers to his 1890 death. He was also known as an expert on yellow fever.

I had difficulty finding him because he was listed S. B. and not Stephen P. His monument shows middle initial to be P.

Added by CHerr on Feb 23, 2017 5:49 AM
RE: Sigurd K. andreassen cont.
Per my extensive research,

Ruth Hansen was married to Dr Sigrud Kjartan Andreassen b 1872 d 1972. The memorial for Sigrud Kjartan Andreassen 1872-1972 is definitely valid.

Ruth was "not" married to Sigrid K Andreassen b 1909 d 1972. I could only find a Sigrid Kristian born 8 Mar 1908 and could only find passenger records for him. He appeared to work on ships his entire life. I found no other records to show he lived anywhere in the USA including Wisconsin. That includes no death record. So I am questioning if the Find A Grave memorial for Sigrid K Andreassen b 1909 d 1972 is valid ... if it is kept, where did the information come from if there isn't a stone.

Yes Ruth and Dr Sigrud Kjartan Andreassen raised several children together, but they only had two children together. Dr Sigrud's first wife died. Ruth was his second wife.

It is confusing. I have submitted edit corrections to minimize future confusion for others. This isn't my family. I just want it to be accurate as you do. I appreciate your help. Thank you!
Added by InMemory on Feb 22, 2017 9:40 PM
Barb OD
Susan McGee
Thanks for photo
Added by Barb OD on Feb 21, 2017 1:34 PM
#130902561 Ruth Van Brunt
Please copy and paste this obituary to Ruth's Thank you.

Ruth Van Brunt

Ruth Alvina Van Brunt, age 97, of Gilmanton, entered eternal life on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi.

She was born to Charles J. and Alvinia (Heike) Schultz on July 22, 1919. She grew up on her parents’ farm two miles south of Gilmanton. Ruth was baptized on September 14, 1919 and later confirmed on May 5, 1935, both at Gilmanton Lutheran Church.

She was married to Ross Van Brunt on September 14, 1941 in Louisville, KY. They made their first home in Detroit, MI, and then moved to the Gilmanton area where much of Ruth’s married life was found working aside Ross in farming. She also worked seasonal jobs at Huntsingers, canning factory and baby-sitting. She also worked at the Arcadia “box factory” before earning her CNA certification. Ruth worked as a CNA at the current American Lutheran Home in Mondovi for 10 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Gilmanton for nearly all of her life. She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for decades. She also enjoyed the sewing group there and was a member of the Dorcas Society. She also made many quilts for her family, organized photo albums for grandchildren, and researched genealogy and Gilmanton history.

Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Gloria (Cedric) Brantner of Durand and Carolyn (Gary) Kaiser of Elk Mound; seven grandchildren, Darren, Terri, Tammi, Denise, Deanna, Jolene, and Jason; 10 great-grandchildren, Cheyann, Shauna, Lenny, Sekora, Mason, Garret, Eve, Mandi, Logan, and Dominick; one great-great-granddaughter, Ellie Bollinger; twin sister, Ruby Aase; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross, in 1977; son, Darrell, in 2016; parents; and six siblings and in-laws, Olinda (Ted) Fimreite, Elmer (LeAnna) Schultz, Irvin (Helen) Schultz, Freida (M.L.) Nyre, Erhardt (Florence) Schultz, Ella Larson, Clarence Aase, and Glen (Doris) Van Brunt.

Memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gilmanton with Pastor Paul Woebbeking presiding. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Durand. Memorials are preferred to Lutheran Hour Ministries “The Lutheran Hour” (660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141). Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand, WI is assisting the family. Online condolences may be placed at
Added by SMolland on Feb 21, 2017 8:19 AM
Bruce Werner
RE: Henry Werner
I rechecked my source and found the correct date of birth for Henry A Werner is July 11, 1880, not 1881.Henry Werner was my grandfather. The date I obtained was the date he wrote on his WW2 draft registration card. Sorry for the error.
Added by Bruce Werner on Feb 18, 2017 7:33 AM
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