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Bob Wertman (#47017350)
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Bio Photo I was born in Richfield, Mn but moved to Calif when I was 3. I married my wife on Feb 14, 1987. After 18 years we moved to Minnesota because we wanted seasons and I was from there. We settled in Waterville when I learned that my GrGr Grandmother was one of the founders of the Baptist Church in 1860 and my Great Grandmother was an active member for about 70 years and my Grandmother for 10 years. I had such a large family in the early years that there are about 65 members in my tree buried in Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville. I have to mention my wife, who was born in California but was raised in West Texas after being given up for adoption in 1965 at 5 yrs old. After years of looking she found her mother in 2006. They have since become close. I learned from talking to her that my wife's maternal Grandfather was born in Richfield, Mn, the same place as I was born. How freeky is that?

I will be happy to take any photos in the nearby cemeteries or transfer any memorials that I may have set up if they are relations of yours and not mine. I am happy to hear from you and do my best to answer any of your questions.
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Ralph Gowen
Minch headstones
Thank you for taking the time to find and photograph their headstones!

Added by Ralph Gowen on Sep 04, 2015 4:35 PM
Scott R
RE: Patrick Smith in Sakatah
Thank you very much. Mrs Frank Harrison would be Patrick's daughter. Great find! Anyone else in that plot? Caroline maybe?

Thanks very much!
Scott R
Added by Scott R on Aug 01, 2015 10:09 PM
Scott R
Patrick Smith in Sakatah
Bob, you've loaded Patrick Smith (132725772) and I'm trying to determine if he is an ancestor. Where did you get the info to create the memorial? Is there any additional info? i.e. wife's name?

Thanks much for your help.
Scott R
Added by Scott R on Aug 01, 2015 6:25 PM
RE: Degottardi
Hi Bob, glad I could help. When I stopped at the office to locate Teresina's plot I noticed 3 others with the last name Nicola. Teresina imay be related to them by marrage. I add photos of their internments. If you or other family members are doing genology, Teresina's husband is Orazio Francisco Nicola. There were 2 other Nicola's Gualtino and Antonietta "Toynina" , I up loaded photos for them also. I'm not sure if they are related to you.
Added by Paula on Jul 27, 2015 8:57 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Olga Degottardi
Most welcome, glad I found her.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 26, 2015 8:07 PM
Dave Robinson
Richfield and Waterville
My wife is from Richfield and my dad's family is from Faribault, many stories of Sakatah...
Added by Dave Robinson on Apr 20, 2015 5:28 PM
Dave Robinson
RE: Landsman
My pleasure Bob!
Added by Dave Robinson on Apr 20, 2015 5:26 PM
Isaiah Tadlock
Maryellen Schlueter
Thank you for taking this, Bob. She was my wife's grandmother, and this means a lot to her.
Added by Isaiah Tadlock on Mar 14, 2015 8:05 PM
Sakatah Cemetery
Thanks for taking and adding the picture of Charles A Gray' headstone for his memorial, very nicely done !!
Added by Cyndi on Jan 22, 2015 4:15 PM
Connie Golla
RE: Alice Francisco
Alice is/was my great grandmother. All the info you have on her matches what I already have. What was missing is the knowledge of where she was buried. If she is in an unmarked grave, how do you know who it is? Is that a crazy question?
Added by Connie Golla on Dec 09, 2014 11:10 PM
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