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Will (#47487133)
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I am interested in Decker, Goodwin, Mehaffey, Ramstetter, Springall, Wright and Withers on my side and Connell, Higgins, Franklin and Bencini on my wife's side.

I will happily transfer memorials for those who are not my own family. In addition, I will be happy to add information to a memorial that is submitted using the Edit tab.

I'm using this area to provide permission to use any of my images on FindAGrave for personal family trees. I only ask that credit be given to me as the source. (I hope other folks will likewise give permissions for personal use of their images on here).
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Torrance Valier Mock #66231628
Hi Will,
I was wondering if you might have a obituary for Torrance, he is my second cousin once removed.
Added by Betty on Jul 05, 2017 10:57 AM
Cathy Battle
RE: James and Henry Battle
Sorry for the late reply -
Yes these little guys were infant brothers of my father. Sadly their mom, my grandmother, died in childbirth and they also did not survive long.
I do visit their unmarked grave and appreciate taking them into my care and oversight.
Thank you.
Added by Cathy Battle on Jun 26, 2017 7:58 AM
Lynda Kennedy
Do you have the section number and plot number? If not you can contact the cemetery at 281-332-3111 and they will look it up for you. The cemetery is so large and without this info it would be hard to locate. I will be happy to go photograph the marker/monument for you.
Added by Lynda Kennedy on May 07, 2017 9:25 PM
R Timm
Rev. Hilbert Schaller bio
Funeral services for the Rev. Hilbert Schaller, 41, of 636 Marsh street, who died Saturday in a Rochester hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Immanuel Lutheran church.
He had served Immanuel Lutheran church as a part-time missionary since coming to Mankato in November of 1955. He is a 1941 graduate of the Lutheran Theological seminary, Thiensville, Wis. He was dean of men and instructor of Latin and English at Bethany college after graduation. Mr. Schaller entered the ministry of St. Johnís Lutheran church, Town Helen, Glencoe, where he served for eight years. After that he served the congregations in Loveland, Colo., and Plymouth, Neb., before coming to Mankato. Mrs. Schaller is kindergarten teacher at the Immanuel Lutheran school.
He was the son of Rev. Winfred Schaller and was born April 22, 1916 in Red Wing. On June 17, 1942, he married Adelgrunde Peiper at Stillwater. Surviving him are his wife; six children, Miriam, 14, Judith, 11, Althea, 10, Deborah, 8, Peter, 6 and Andrea, 3; his father, Professor Winfred Schaller, Winnebago Lutheran high school, Fond du Lac, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. Fritz (Rose) Peterson of Seattle, Wash.; and two brothers, the Rev. Ralph Schaller, Coloma, Mich., and the Rev. Winfred Schaller, Cheyenne, Wyo.
The body will lie in state at the Harres-Smesrud-Gosewisch funeral home Monday evening and Tuesday until noon when it will be taken to the Immanuel Lutheran church where it will lie in state until the time of the service. Burial will be at the Pilgrims Rest cemetery.

From Mankato Free Press
Added by R Timm on Feb 09, 2017 6:42 PM
Nicole Rogers Wiebe
Knutson memorials
Hi Will, I just wanted to say thank you for transferring the Knutson memorials to me!! It means so much to me and I appreciate your kindness. I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sallye Slaughter Knutson, I will be forever grateful to her for connecting me to my Knutson ancestors and sharing the book she wrote and her research with me. :)
Thank you again!
Added by Nicole Rogers Wiebe on Jan 27, 2017 8:10 AM
Jerry Coffman
Al Franklin
Thank you for letting me know.
Do you know if anyone is taking care of his trees as I am interested in the Young Family.

Can you help with this?
Added by Jerry Coffman on Nov 13, 2016 8:47 AM
Robert Hague
Gary Clark Ewell
I would like to give you some additional information on the Elwell family.

I grew up on the Youngblood chicken farm in Robinson and Gary's parents, Jack and Marylyn were neighbors. I was about 10 years old when Gary's brother, John Bryan was born back in 1953. As a 10 year old little boy I had a big crush on Marylyn. I was sad when Jack and Marylyn moved to Whitney where Jack operated a feed store. I remember going to Whitney for the grand opening of the feed store.

While in Robinson Marylyn had a nephew named Jerry who spent part of the summer with Jack and Marylyn. Jerry died about a year later from leukemia. When Jerry died I wanted to attend the funeral, but my parents would not allow me to miss school to go to the funeral. My guess is that Jerry is probably buried in the Kyle Cemetery. Jerry had an older sister that was closer to my age that was cute as a button. I had a crush on her too. I do not think that Marylyn minded. I do not remember Jerry's last name nor do I remember his sister's name. Seems like it might have been Jane.

I spoke to Marylyn a few years ago when my Aunt Dorothy Hague died. Jack and my Uncle HC Hague worked together on the hen farm.

A funny little story about Jerry. He and his sister were at my house, and we had been playing on the roof of our detached garage. The garage had an attached wash room with a shed roof on one side. We were using the garage roof like a slide. Poor little Jerry thought that there was a shed roof also on the other side of the garage. By the the time he realized there was no shed roof on the other side, it was too late. He slid of the roof and landed on his bottom knocking the breath out of him. We were just thankful that he was not injured.

If you know where Jerry is buried, I would really like to leave flowers on his Find A Grave memorial.

Thank you for listing to my story.
Bob Hague
Added by Robert Hague on Jul 11, 2016 2:55 PM
Mable Byrd headstone photo
Hello, Will.
We want to thank you for recently fulfilling our photo request for the Mable Byrd memorial. We appreciate your work on this site!
Best regards,
Added by ray&jay on May 27, 2016 3:06 AM
Ron Smith
Remembering Vervia Mehaffey Everitt
Hi Will,

Some of the descendants have started putting together a descendant Facebook page called "Remembering Vervia Mehaffey Everitt"

Maybe you may find something interesting.

Ron Everitt Smith
Adopted in 1964 and name changed from Everitt to Smith.
Lago Vista Texas

Added by Ron Smith on May 08, 2016 2:25 PM
J Dailey Candelaria
RE: Knutson
Added by J Dailey Candelaria on Nov 03, 2015 10:19 AM
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