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MN Headstone Hunter (#47857068)
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Bio Photo I bleed heritage.

Use the memorial's edit tab for all requests, transfers and document support. The 'suggest other' can also be used for obituary additions! I love those, too.

I check ALL requests since 'pure excitement' is blinding. Don't take it personally if a request is denied - I probably couldn't find supporting documentation on my own. Please resubmit with links or other methods I can verify or contact via email and include the memorial id along with your member id.

Family trees are NOT documents nor are county sketches or histories; they are great HINTS. Please do NOT submit family trees, sketches, or excerpts from county/city/regional histories without other documents.

My experience includes more than 20 years of family and regional research. If you are stumped with a memorial surname, please ask and I'll try to help. McLeod County, MN records along with a few other 1860s MN records are my current focus.
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JT Swisher
RE: Otilie L.
Hopefully someday you will explore your southern heritage. My mother's and my father's families arrived in America in the mid 1700's. Mainly North and South Carolina. I have a grandfather that was from Onslow Co, NC, and fought in the Revolution. Have you looked into joining the United Daughters of the Confederacy? You may be pleasantly surprised by how many in your family fought for the Confederacy. Let me know if I can help in any way. Jean in Pa.
Added by JT Swisher on Jul 22, 2017 1:21 PM
JT Swisher
RE: Otilie L.
Whoa - is that a Confederate flag? All of my heritage is in the south going back 300 years. I have 42 ancestors that were Confederate soldiers. It was a bad war.

RE: Tillie Laatsch - In my family one grandfather had committed suicide. A guy with a tree on Ancestry had put a photo of a doll hanging from a tree on the man's page. It made me really angry. I wrote an e-mail and suggested that the photo was inappropriate and I got a response full of s---. The dear Lord did not make me the monitor of everyone else. But for the descendants researching that man I had to at least take a stab at getting the photo taken down. Although I did get an unkind reply I did see later that the photo was gone. JS north of the Mason Dixon Line.
Added by JT Swisher on Jul 20, 2017 11:58 AM
More Confirmation on Kate Newcomb
Hi MN,

Kindness of McLeod Historical Society, now on the Find-A-Grave entry:

The newspaper account is further confirmed on page 18 of a handwritten notebook that discusses multiple lots (of this cemetery). The entry for Lot 9 reads as follows: "Credited to N. E. Steele. Buried here are Gladys Steele, Winona Newcomb, and James B. Newcomb. (Later - Mrs. J. B. Newcomb was buried here."

Thought you'd like to see this.

All the best,
Added by Chris on Jul 03, 2017 8:06 PM
RE: Christ Stoeckmann jr
Thank you very much. It is easy to get mixed up on those same names. so many had the same first name.
Added by LeAnna on Jun 28, 2017 12:47 PM
MN Histories
Hi MN Headstone,

I don't believe I've seen the Newcomb histories you cite. I'd love to peek.

Let me know,
Added by Chris on Jun 27, 2017 5:47 PM
Katherine Newcomb photo request
Thank you very much for your time and efforts! It is very much appreciated.

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Jun 27, 2017 6:19 AM
MN .. You are truly awesome! I'd love an email about any other insights you have.

All the best,
Added by Chris on Jun 26, 2017 7:50 PM
Katherine Newcomb photo request
Please take a photo of the unmarked grave when there is no stone and explain in the caption.

Thank you.

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Jun 26, 2017 7:14 AM
You are Awesome
Hi MN,

Let me just say that you are generous and you are awesome. One day I am going to come out there and say thank you to all the people that made finding this missing body possible, say thank you and shake your hand.

There's a free libation of choice involved too. :)

Thank you for everything,
Added by Chris on Jun 23, 2017 6:21 PM
Katie Newcomb, Oak Grove, Brownton, McLeod, MN
Hi MN,

Kindness of the McLeod Historical Society, I am holding a clipping of the Brownton Bulletin dated 9/29/1927, P1, C2.

"The remains of Mrs. James Newcomb ... were brought here Monday for interment beside those of her husband on the family lot in Oak Grove ..."

Thought you'd like to know. I'm confident enough now to put up her FindAGrave Memorial and you will see a cross-link to your memorial for James Bradford.

All the best,
Added by Chris on Jun 22, 2017 7:10 PM
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