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jane austin (#48482449)
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Bio Photo If I took a photo you'd like for your own personal use, I would be honored if you displayed it. Please credit me with my name and FindaGrave # shown at the top of this page.

If you need a photo from this area, I'll do my best to get it for you during good weather.

Six generations of my family are at rest at Waterman Cemetery, O'Brien County, Iowa. I visit them often as they're only a mile away.

I am currently working on photographing cemeteries local to me in O'Brien, Buena Vista, Cherokee and Clay Counties, Iowa. I build on the work of others who have worked or who are currently working these cemeteries. It really is a group project. My husband joins me when he's able to and he's really good at deciphering those old worn stones that are half buried. And he's not afraid of snakes. And he's good company.

Sometimes my photos are great. Sometimes they're good. Sometimes they're not. If I post a photo to your memorial that disturbs you, please let me know and I will remove it until such time that I can get back to it.

We use the FindaGrave mobile app now. It's expensive to do so on this scale, but it saves me lots of computer desk hours. We like it a lot.

I'd like to thank everyone who sends edits. I spend 90% or more of my findagrave time in the cemeteries, so your input is valuable to me.

Finished Spring/Summer/Fall of 2015
(with "Finished" meaning that I've given it my best shot - pun intended - and am moving on. I believe that the entire cemetery has been photographed and recorded.)

Finished: Calvary Catholic, Sutherland, O'Brien
Finished: Covey Church,Highland,O'Brien
Finished: Doyle Cemetery, Highland, O'Brien
Finished: Fanny Fern, Douglas Twp, Clay
Finished: Friends, Mapleside, O'Brien
Finished: Liberty, Calumet, O'Brien
Finished: Lone Tree, Everly, Clay
Finished: Oakland, Peterson, Clay
Finished: Pleasant Hill, Primghar, O'Brien
Finished: Prairie View, Paullina, O'Brien
Finished: St Anthonys Cath.,Calvary,Primghar
Finished: St Johannes Luth.,Brooke, BuenaVista
Finished: St John Lutheran,Germantown,O'Brien
Finished: Spring Twp Cemetery, Cherokee
Finished: TriMello, Moneta, Clay
Finished: Waterman, Sutherland, O'Brien
Finished: West Prairie View, Paullina,O'Brien

Finished: Spring/Summer/Fall, 2016

Finished: Center Twp, Primghar, O'Brien
Finished: East Lawn, Sheldon, O'Brien
Finished: Hospers, Hospers, Sioux
Finished: Hospers Memorial, Hospers, Sioux
Finished: Pleasant View, Hartley, O'Brien
Finished: Randolph, Primghar, O'Brien
Finished: Roseland, Sanborn, O'Brien
Finished: St Anthony's Catholic, Hospers, Sioux
Finished: St Cecilia Catholic, Sanborn, O'Brien
Finished: St Patricks Catholic, Sheldon,O'Brien
Finished: St Paul Lutheran, Sheldon, O'Brien
Finished: Steuck, Primghar, O'Brien

Finished: 2017

Finished: St.Joseph Catholic, Granville, Sioux
Finished: Woodlawn, Alta, Buena Vista
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Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
thank you - appreciate that - I added it:
Link to memorial:
Added by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs on Oct 16, 2017 8:51 AM
Mary Ann Johns
Thank You!
Jane, Thank you so much for transferring my grandparent's memorials to me! You are the BEST!!!
Blessings, Mary Ann Johns
Added by Mary Ann Johns on Oct 15, 2017 1:03 PM
Rose Franz-Gondek
Jean Gilmore Patterson
Thank you so much for taking a photo of her headstone. It helped solve s huge mystery. God bless you.
Added by Rose Franz-Gondek on Oct 14, 2017 3:43 PM
Mary Ann Johns
Transfer Request
Hi Jane, Could you please transfer my grandparent's memorials to me? They are Henry Friedrichsen 149510702 and Caroline Meyer Friedrichsen 149510618 who are buried at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly. I really appreciate all the work you and your husband do to create the memorials for our loved ones. I am doing the same for my husband's family members, and I know that it's a big job. Blessings, Mary Ann (Friedrichsen) Johns 47007304
Added by Mary Ann Johns on Oct 13, 2017 7:40 PM
Mt. View
Jane, Your memorial for Eliza D. Vilette Windelt #176326646, is a duplicate for Eliza Vilette Duncan Windett # 7924619 with a photo. Her last name is misspelled on Mt. View's records.
Added by RHare on Oct 12, 2017 10:12 AM
Anthony Huerkamp
You have a photo request for Anthony. He is not buried in Riverview though there is a marker. He is buried in St Rose of Lima, Avco. MN. See #146502945. I have submitted edits to add information to the Find A Grave sited for both Anthony and Katherine. Do you still want a picture. I added a picture to Katherine's site.
Added by Tom on Oct 10, 2017 2:28 PM
Paul Barton
RE: Clair Savage

The location in the obituary posted on his find a grave location.


Added by Paul Barton on Oct 08, 2017 11:33 AM
Paul Barton
Evelyn Alberta Hintz #73457891

My name is Paul Barton #48021873.

My wife Esther Anna (Thomas) Barton, is the 8th cousin once removed of Evelyn.

Any other information not posted on, find a grave would greatly be appreciated.


Added by Paul Barton on Oct 08, 2017 9:53 AM
Betty Stripling
Bertha Kruse Steuerman
I deleted the one with the wrong spelling
Added by Betty Stripling on Oct 05, 2017 2:28 PM
Betty Stripling
Matt N Steuerman
Checked your bio - Great Job of doing all those cemeteries - thank you so much for all the photos.
Added by Betty Stripling on Oct 05, 2017 7:57 AM
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