Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Laura Evans Schnabel (#47097083)
 member for 7 years, 5 days
Rita Osborne
Scanned Obituaries
Please do not post scanned obituaries to memorials.

Added by Rita Osborne on Feb 03, 2016 12:29 PM

Mortensen/Mortenson at Union
Hello, I found Robert in a large plot of other Mortensens. I can get you the other photos but my sun was not ideal on the east side of the hill and I went in the late afternoon. I would have taken time to lean Robert's stone better-it was pretty buried-but there was a beautiful sunbeam coming through the trees and I had to take the photo before I lost it. I took all of them but will have to clean the headstones and put up new ones which should be in the next week or so.

Added by Lleeah on Jun 04, 2015 9:27 PM

John Lindsay
Dear Laura
Today I was able to take the photograph of John's headstone. Next to him was Florence and Donna Lindsay so I also took their headstone pictures. Thought I would let you know. If there are no memorials for them I will create one you can see.
Take Care

Added by SWessendorf on Apr 20, 2015 5:05 PM

Maria Franks
George Ely

Added by Maria Franks on Nov 26, 2014 1:42 PM

Jeremy Biggs
I'm trying to figure out if we are related, which I think we could be. Sarah Evans was my great great great grandma, she was married to Andrew Biggs.

Added by Jeremy Biggs on Feb 09, 2014 3:56 PM

Jeremy Biggs
I'm trying to figure out if we are related, which I think we could be. Sarah Evans was my great great great grandma, she was married to Andrew Biggs.

Added by Jeremy Biggs on Feb 09, 2014 3:56 PM

Ken Robinson
Ada Wilcoxson
My wife & I walked the Fairview Cem. yesterday and saw a lot of "Wilcoxson" grave stone but didn't find Ada's or Arthur's, grave stone. Please leave the request active as I go to a chiropractor in Osborne, and will walk the cem. again in approx. 30 days. Perhaps it will be a little cooler as it was nearly 100 degrees, yesterday. Ken Robinson

Added by Ken Robinson on Jul 20, 2013 11:49 AM

Sue Steenberg-McDeid
Hi Laura, My name is Sue Steenberg-McDeid and I just came back from walking the Keokuk Natl Cemetary where I found your Wm Koons...I think. Didn't have my camera with me but will photograph. I'm not good at uploading from the cam but will learn soon. The info on the stone reads as follows: Wm M Koons
Co D
2 MO Cav
Died Jan 8, 1889

It is in Sec B, Site 649.

Is this yours, not sure as you state 1869 as d of d.

Thanks, Sue

Added by Sue Steenberg-McDeid on May 05, 2013 3:17 PM

It won't just be by ...
... chance means, I'll transfer her to you deliberately ;-)

Added by ProgBase on Apr 12, 2013 9:12 AM

Barbara Wolf
RE: Miller
I tried. He was the only one on the lot that did not have a tombstone. You're welcome. Barb

Added by Barbara Wolf on Apr 11, 2013 1:43 PM

Don Watkins
Horace Turk, Forest Lawn
Added Ida D. Turk also. Don

Added by Don Watkins on Mar 23, 2013 4:07 PM

Richard K Thompson
Koons cemetery photo requests

I live in Jefferson county, Iowa and I have received your photo requests for the "burials" in Koons cemetery here.

Unfortunately when Warren Smith "created" that cemetery listing on FindAGrave he neglected to note that the entire cemetery has long since been plowed over by a rural farmer and nothing is left of it. He could have, but chose not to, noted that in the cemetery description when he 'created' the listing recently.

Below is the text from our IaGenWeb/Jefferson county cemetery page listing for Koons cemetery, from which Warren got his burial information.

I'm sorry that you used up so many of your alloted photo requests per week for the sake of this cemetery, but there is literally nothing left of it to fill any photo requests with. At this point there isn't any way to even get a 'cemetery view' photo as the cemetery was never blocked out before it was plowed over.

Unfortunately those burials will remain unmarked. The headstones were read in 1970 but then they were part of the plowing over process, so they are lost as well.

Richard K Thompson
Notes from IAGW Jefferson county "Koons" cemetery listing:

" This cemetery had burials from 1839 to 1879. Prior to 1975 there were seven stones standing, and their data was copied by a nearby farmer. This group of burials is shown in the first table. At this time there are no stones standing, and the cemetery unfortunately has been plowed over.

After considerable research by Verda Baird in 1986, she was able to put together a few family sheets on the many descendants of John KOONS. Those listed in the second table are buried in this cemetery but no stones were found by the farmer who copied the original seven markers."

Added by Richard K Thompson on Feb 17, 2013 4:28 PM

Coni Thompson
RE: Ethan Miller
Your welcome. I was happy to go for the walk. I noticed that so many graves are new and not all pictures are posted from that cemetery. I live near by and enjoyed my digital camera although day 1 the camera died soon after getting there.

Added by Coni Thompson on Oct 14, 2012 3:35 PM

Glenn Harris
Just a note to let you know. I haven't found Rose's marker yet but I did find a large plot with 12 members of the family present in it. I added memorials for them and posted the pictures. I also went up on Ancestry and matched the familial relationships through census records.

Added by Glenn Harris on Oct 06, 2012 2:16 PM

Glenn Harris
I was out at Storm Lake Cemetery again today looking for other stones and came across a fairly large plot with a group of Skeels in it. Only one had a memorial created so I created memorials for the rest and posted the photos. I was wondering if they were also relatives you would be looking for as the patriarch is close in age to Ben and also was born in England, possibly his brother, They are:

John Young Skeels 1856-1918 and his wife Mary Elizabeth Evans Skeels 1853-1925

their son Arthur E Skeels 1880-1964 and his wife Christina A Skeels 1879-1973
their son John F Skeels 1883-1948
their son Frank Albert Skeels 1885-1958 and his wife Anna C Petersen Skeels 1890-1955

June E Skeels 1920-2005 - the daughter of Frank and Anna.

Added by Glenn Harris on Oct 03, 2012 7:23 PM

Glenn Harris
Found out the other stones I mentioned belong to the Berkler family who have the plot directly behind Ben Skeels. I figured that Ben Skeels was the same Benjamin Skeels you were seeking but wanted to verify it. Thanks


Added by Glenn Harris on Oct 02, 2012 6:59 PM

Glenn Harris
RE: Benjamin Skeels
I'll post the picture then. There were some others that appeared to be in the same plot but sometimes it's hard to tell if a set of stones belongs to the plot in front of them or behind them. Their names are:

Elsid O 1884-1955
Edward H 1879-1919
Raymond H 1905-1934

Are these members of the Skeel family?


Added by Glenn Harris on Oct 02, 2012 2:05 PM

Glenn Harris
Benjamin Skeels
I've searched BV Memorial Cemetery in Storm Lake and there is no marker. I was over at the other large cemetery in Storm Lake, the Storm Lake Cemetery, and found a Ben Skeels born 1864, died 1920. Is that who you are looking for?

Added by Glenn Harris on Oct 01, 2012 5:52 PM

Randal Eugene Waldon
RE: Nancy Logan Gowin
Hi Laura, I'm sorry I only know what I've seen on ancestry and what cousin Larry Tippon has on message boards.

Who are your parents , grandparents, great & great great grandparents ? here is my email,

Have a great day, Randy

Added by Randal Eugene Waldon on Aug 08, 2012 6:48 PM

Jeremy Biggs
Follow up
Actually I think I have it wrong. darn

Added by Jeremy Biggs on Jun 26, 2012 7:33 PM

Jeremy Biggs
Possible Relation
I descend from the Andrew Biggs line that Sarah Evans married into. Would love any information of her family. I know her father was General Samuel Evans.

Added by Jeremy Biggs on Jun 26, 2012 6:55 PM

Julia Ann Koons Bass
Hello. My name is Nikki. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the Koons family buried in Koons Cemetery, Martinsville, IN, particularly Julia Koons. You can email me at


Added by Mnb4224 on Jun 23, 2012 8:08 PM

Bob L.
RE: Ely
Laura glad I could help you, Take care, bob.

Added by Bob L. on Mar 30, 2012 3:51 PM

Sandra Eichner Hepker
RE: Carothers
You are very welcome!

Added by Sandra Eichner Hepker on Mar 19, 2012 7:03 PM

Anders at Walnut Grove
Laura - In looking at the photos you took for Ross and JOhn Anders, you added Ross's tombstone picture for both him and his father. Could you check to see if you have John's (1921-1959) and add it in place of Ross's on John's Memorial. Thanks so much. - Margaret

Added by Margaret on Jan 15, 2012 9:21 AM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service