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Jim Childers (#47455615)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.

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I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.

Jim C.
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Chad Justesen
Hans Oscar Pulju
Thanks for correcting my entry. Who would have thought there'd be two???
Added by Chad Justesen on Feb 03, 2016 12:01 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
RE: Osacr Sargela
I am adding a photo of his WWI Draft Registration to the memorial for you to have a look at. He signed it himself as far as I can tell since there is no X's indicating his mark. As you will see there is no "k" in his last name. Sorry but the surname stays, Sargela. I cannot say if he changed it or if he did not know how to spell it.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Jan 20, 2016 2:32 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
Osacr Sargela
I cannot in good faith accept your edits for his memorial.

I found the MN Death index on him and the surname is correct as posted.

Name: Oscar Sargela
Birth Date: 20 Apr 1888
Death Date: 30 Aug 1955
Death County: Goodhue
State File Number: 004944
Certificate Number: 004944
Certificate Year: 1955

Also the interment card for Ft Snelling has the same spelling as the Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

DATE OF BIRTH: 04/20/1888
DATE OF DEATH: 08/30/1955
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Jan 20, 2016 9:54 AM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
that is wonderful
I am very happy to hear you have the information for Wadena County cemeteries. It really is good to know someone outside the Wadena County Historical Society has the information.

When I'm not researching my own tree, or helping others with theirs, I like to research cemeteries to help add information and link families.

Thank you for all the work you for all of us on Find a Grave and with our family trees.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Jan 17, 2016 10:35 AM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you so very much for the grave plot information for my great-grandparents Frederick Hiram and Sarah Jane (Wilson) Barkley.

I paid Wadena County Historical Society
for the cemetery information. After weeks of not receiving the information by mail I emailed them, someone emailed me back with this message'Cemetery #28 is the Menahga City Cemetery, located: sections 22-23 Blueberry Township in Menahga, which is in the south part of town east of Hwy 71.'
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Jan 16, 2016 11:49 AM
Douglas Fahnlander
William Marquardt
Thanks for the Obit Jim.
Added by Douglas Fahnlander on Jan 02, 2016 5:43 PM
R . O. Higgins
Thank you!!
Truly appreciate the transfer.
Added by R . O. Higgins on Dec 30, 2015 6:24 AM
R . O. Higgins
Transfer of George Butrick
George Butrick was the son of my great uncle; I would please like to ask for the transfer of his memorial, #7006841.
Added by R . O. Higgins on Dec 28, 2015 9:31 PM
George Seldon Alexander
Jim, thanks so much for sharing his obit. I have added it to his memorial with credit given to you Keep up the great job you are doing. Merry Christmas !
Added by DKT on Dec 20, 2015 7:51 AM
Ella Davidson Isherwood
Thanks for adding the links and updates so quickly. Much appreciated.
Added by Sunnyann on Dec 13, 2015 2:50 PM
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