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janealogy50 (#47370804)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 13 days
T Burt
Lowell Noack
Hello Jan,
I'm also a retired educator one year older than you. You caught me at a weak moment. I will transfer Lowell Noack to you with one basic request - that you transfer this memorial to anyone who would be a relative within the guidelines of Find A Grave. I recognize how important those extended "family members" are to many of us. I enjoyed seeing the photo of Lowell and your parents on the memorial. ~Terry

Added by T Burt on Sep 03, 2016 8:18 PM

Nathan Haines
Mary Pennoyer Brooks
I just noticed I transferred Albert yesterday, got distracted, and forgot to transfer Mary. Way to go Nathan. :-]

Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 15, 2016 9:54 AM

Nathan Haines
RE: Sorry, Nathan!
I will transfer the Brooks to you too if you want them. I am not related in any way.

Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 14, 2016 4:39 PM

Nathan Haines
RE: Thanks so much, Nathan,
Sure, I'll get the pictures. I know right where they are, the Brooks that is.
I'll be going up to the cemetery in a day or two.
Could you do me a favor and put in a request for pictures of Mary Pennoyer Brooks' grave too?

Mary's Find A Grave #= 157680112


Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 14, 2016 4:38 PM

Susan Mccay
Re: Matthew Stevens Memorial
Jan, I decided to transfer the memorial of Matthew Stevens to you. This is exactly why I am a member of findagrave, to be able to locate graves of family members for others and to transfer memorials to family/friends. I will let you add the information to his memorial. He sounds like he was a wonderful person.


Added by Susan Mccay on Jun 05, 2016 2:52 PM

Toni Hayes
RE: Robert Benjamin Christianson
Robert Benjamin Christianson(1.31.1882-2.20.1960) was my grandfather. His parents were Bryon Christianson (1845-1902) and Betsy Gorman (1852-1844) The information I have on the Christianson family is from my mother's papers (Berniece Christianson Bigler) that she had while working on the family history (before computers and the internet)
The memorial card from the funeral lists birth as January 31,1882 in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Robert's death certificate which I have lists place of birth as Wisconsin, USA.
There is a pedigree chart written by Eileen Chistianson Bleckner (a cousin of my mothers who did genealogy of the Christiansons) that also lists Stoughton Wisconsin as place of birth.
I recall my mother saying her dad was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Iowa.
I have a picture labeled Christianson family and Livermore, Iowa Dec 1897. It list birth dates for Byron and Betsey and nine children but does not say where anyone was born.

Added by Toni Hayes on Jun 01, 2016 2:55 PM

Miranda Hotvedt
In regards to Nancy (Mongoven) Friebohle

I just wanted to write you a sincere thanks for finding that information for my mother's memorial. It genuinely means a lot to me, especially after recent events in the family. It is nice to meet an extended member of the family as well. I always was very interested in the family tree.


Added by Miranda Hotvedt on Feb 22, 2016 5:26 PM

RE: W.G. Torrance plot
Your Welcome... someday, the cemetery will be done...this is my 2nd round through the maps..first round was the small ones, now going through the 7" think plot map book... It hasn't been kept up to date..:( but I am adding info to it, and findagrave..

Added by Kerry on Feb 08, 2016 11:02 AM

RE: Brooks revisions
My source is the Cemetery Records from the Historical Association,

Added by af on Jan 16, 2016 3:55 PM

Bill Bourbeau
Mongovan (129030356)
Ok, I finally located the headstone for the family.

It's located in the right half of the St. Peter section along the old iron fence in the southwest edge of the cemetery. If the area wasn't so overgrown, it would have been easily visible through the fence on St. Bernard's street.

I submitted the approx. GPS, etc. as an edit.

I believe it's lot 178.

I took the best photos I could after about an hour of cutting the brush away.

I uploaded several of these photos to the memorial for Michael. I also tried to remove some graffiti using PhotoShop, and posted both before/after photos.

Lastly, I hope to replace the photos with better ones in the near future. I will also upload photos to the memorials for the rest of the family.

Take care,


Added by Bill Bourbeau on Nov 02, 2015 10:06 AM

Adam Kyle Simpson
I want to sincerely thank you for helping me revise the interment information for the Lot and Irene Whitcomb memorial pages.

The posted digital photo of the Whitcomb niche at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial was kindly provided by Find A Grave volunteer researcher and photographer Carolyn Arntson.

Carolyn has also provided me with some information on the final interment of the Whitcomb remains at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial:

"My research indicated that both Lot and Irene Whitcomb were cremated at Portland Memorial in July 1909. I would assume that the cremains were then sent to Milwaukie Cemetery (I have access to Milwaukie’s burial list and do not see Whitcomb on the list now). On August 8, 1959 the cremains were disinterred from Milwaukie Cemetery and brought to Portland Memorial Mausoleum and placed in their present niche."

And a final FYI, the very strict policies of the privately owned Wilhelm's Portland Memorial forbid photocopying of records. I may only relay to you what Carolyn has kindly informed me on the Whitcomb's interment. Basically, if you require any future information or photos pertaining to Whitcomb's niche or any deceased resident of Portland Memorial, you must go through Carolyn Arntson.

Thanx again for helping me with this local history mystery.

Added by Adam Kyle Simpson on Oct 19, 2015 9:45 PM

Adam Kyle Simpson
Several months ago, I tried to find the burial location for Lot and Irene Whitcomb at River View Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Alas, when reviewing the burial index book, there was no listing for either Lot or Irene. However, the remains of Elvira B. Shane, daughter of Lot and Irene, do reside at Riverview Cemetery.

This week, I made a visit to the Milwaukie Museum, 5 miles south of Portland. A volunteer showed me a vintage photo of a mausoleum niche located at Portland Memorial (Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Funeral Home) in the Sellwood Neighborhood. This niche is supposedly the final resting place of the cremated remains of Lot and Irene Whitcomb.

Earlier today I visited Portland Memorial and found the exact niche depicted in the old photo. The name on the niche's cover reads "WHITCOMB". In addition, the Memorial office does have a Lot & Irene Whitcomb in their burial records.
I snapped a few photos of the Whitcomb niche if you wish to use them on their memorial pages.

The niche's exact location is:
Wilhelm's Portland Memorial
Lily Room, Tier 13, Niche 16

Please make the proper corrections to the Whitcomb memorial pages. Lot Whitcomb is a notable figure in local Portland history and founder of the city of Milwaukie.

Added by Adam Kyle Simpson on Oct 18, 2015 8:57 PM

James Bianco
Jeduthan Torrance
You are so very welcome! I am very happy that you found his memorial and that management of your relative is now under your care. All the best, Jim

Added by James Bianco on Sep 05, 2015 9:52 AM

bob toelle
Infant Brooks at Mount Vernon
Thanks for your message.
There are a lot of young children at Mount Vernon Cemetery who died in the 1850's and who were 'orphaned' there when their families moved on. I enjoy tracking down their parents and getting them linked up.

Added by bob toelle on Jul 06, 2015 10:52 PM

Dan Ryan
RE: Thanks so much, Dan...
Thank you jan for the nice words. Always happy to help out.
Have a great Mother's Day
Dan R.

Added by Dan Ryan on May 10, 2015 10:50 AM

Leonard Louis Meador
Frank J. Mongoven birth date
I agree, the birth certificate is correct, because it is generated at the time of birth, as where the death certificate depends of the knowledge of the informant.

Leonard Louis Meador

Added by Leonard Louis Meador on May 01, 2015 8:11 AM

Leonard Louis Meador
Frank J. Mongoven birth date
I got my information from his Missouri Death Certificate, which gives his birth date as October 7, 1904, so I am not sure which is correct.

Leonard Louis Meador

Added by Leonard Louis Meador on Apr 29, 2015 7:37 AM

SR Folkerts Anderson
There is one more King who was next to the other Kings. Her name was Erna May 1884-1956. If you are inclined to create a memorial, I would be happy to upload the picture of her stone.


Added by SR Folkerts Anderson on Apr 12, 2015 3:02 PM

Tom Donahue
RE: Dear Tom,
Hi Jan,
You are welcome. She may use the photo any way that she wishes to. My wife is descended from the Metzler family as well. Martin is a distant cousin of hers. We were heavily involved last year in the 275th anniversary celebration of the arrival of Bishop Valentine Metzler to America. On the day of the event I manned a genealogy table and helped people find their ancestors. It was quite enjoyable with over 450 in attendance.
Best regards,

Added by Tom Donahue on Mar 28, 2015 2:06 PM

RE: Thanks so much, Stacie...
You are so welcome. If you find any other family members, please let me know and I'd be happy to transfer those as well. I initially added a good majority of these memorials so family could find and care for them. Glad I was able to help out with yours. :)

Added by StacieND on Dec 23, 2014 8:00 AM

RE: Thanks so much, Kerry...
Your very welcome Jan. It's so rewarding to be able to fill in the gaps for so many families, with the funeral records.

Added by Kerry on Dec 21, 2014 8:20 AM

High Plains
Earl Jorgenson
Hi janealogy 50

Today I discovered that I transferred my cousin's memorial to you. I am thrilled to find where he was buried and to find who his wife is/was and a story of their life. His mother was my great aunt. Her given name was Bergina Andrea Vivatson and she was known as Annie. Don't know how that nickname came about.

So, please link him to his parents. I sent an edit.

Best wishes,
High Plains aka judy :)

Added by High Plains on Dec 11, 2014 10:58 AM

RE: Thanks so much, Robin,
I am glad you liked the photos Jan. Hopefully I'll have time next field season to get out again and take more pictures in the area. Take care of yourself and stay warm ok?

Added by Robin on Dec 08, 2014 4:42 PM

Donald Brooks
As you requested I have also added pictures to the Memorial Page for Margaret Brooks.
I hope you enjoy all of the pictures.


Added by DDM on Aug 15, 2014 8:10 PM

Runner Mary
RE: Thanks so much, Jim and Mary,
Hi Jan, You're very welcome. I'm happy when I can help. A lot of other people on find-a-grave have helped me, too. Mary

Added by Runner Mary on Aug 05, 2014 5:51 PM


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