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MarillaW (#47325501)
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1. Edits and other changes.
I am usually delighted to process your edits or suggested corrections. However I will neither do your data entry nor edit your spelling and punctuation. If information can be entered in specific fields, you will need to do that through the new edit system and I will accept or decline it. Other suggested changes such as biographies or requests for transfers will be honored via the "Suggest any other correction or addition" which sends me an Email with a link to the page and to you. I might fact check your information through resources available to me.
2. Transfers
I will transfer any memorial I have created on request except those for
a. my own ancestors or in my virtual cemeteries.
b. Nor will I transfer to anyone who is listed as "Anonymous" and has a blank profile. It is difficult to trust someone who is so concealed.
c. Nor will I transfer to the terminally rude unless you document the four generation proximity of relationship required by the FAQ.
3. Photos
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photo I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

I am a retired Episcopal priest who has done genealogical work for her own family since 1990. I used to serve as a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for Cottonwood County before that site closed. I'm still willing to do lookups. This is easy to do, as I live within a mile of the Courthouse and Historical Society. Or you can contact the Historical Society at They charge $10. per hour plus copying for research.

I am nearly done doing whole small cemeteries in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The five of us working on that have finished all but the two city cemeteries. If I have been able to post a photo on the front page of a cemetery in CC you will find my status notes in the caption. [Feb 2013] Working on Mountain Lake from photos & register and Lakeview from a list. I am also working on comprehensive postings for columbaria in Minnesota Episcopal churches.

My daughter thought graving was a waste of time but I pointed out that it gets me out for a walk up and down "rows" in the cemetery. And a friend of hers pointed out that considering all the recent zombie movies it's good to remember this: It is far better to be looking for dead people than to have dead people looking for you! Enjoy!
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Debbie (Turner) Stanley Hall
RE: Nelder Peterson in Butterfield
yes Nelder his family is buried at Hoiland cem, in Tracy, Lyon co. that's why I wonder why he was in Butterfield cem, but now no markers but I ordered the cemetery records in 2010 for Hoiland and he and his wife were not listed in the listing and now we are back to square one of where they are really buried at.
Added by Debbie (Turner) Stanley ... on Sep 23, 2015 11:08 AM
Mike Wichelman
RE: 139119928 Valborg Slaalien
It is entirely possible that Viola could be the "Americanized" version of the Norwegian name Valborg but I am not 100% sure on that.
As far as family goes Valborg was the sister of my great grand uncles wife Edna Slaalien, my great grand uncle was John Milton Nelson. She was also number 11 of 11 children born to Hans Erikson Slaalien and Ronnaug Tjostolvson.
That's about all I have for her specifically, I do have an ancestry tree on or I could email a GEDCOM file to you also.

Added by Mike Wichelman on Sep 10, 2015 7:18 AM
Charles Zea
RE: 151848417 Charles Zea
thank you
Added by Charles Zea on Sep 06, 2015 8:46 AM
RE: Mervyn Wall

You are so welcome! Thank you too. I love all of us on Find A Grave (well, most of us:)

Added by Susan on Aug 28, 2015 11:43 PM
Charles Zea
RE: Zeas in Butterfield
Charles E & Susan Zea have a Marker. I will wait for you to post the page.
Added by Charles Zea on Aug 25, 2015 6:38 PM
Charles Zea
RE: wrong ID
Thank you for your response. It is understandable as to what happened.

One other issue is that my grandparents, Charles E. and Susan (Laub) Zea do not appear on the grave register.
Their graves are located on the same lot as my father and mother, Raymond C. & Mary Zea
Charles F Zea
Added by Charles Zea on Aug 25, 2015 5:59 AM
Charles Zea
wrong ID
You have a Curtis Zea listed at the Butterfield cemetery. I know for a fact the is no Curtis Zea buried there.
Charles F Zea
Added by Charles Zea on Aug 24, 2015 7:42 PM
Bob Dirks
RE: 60385802
All looks good now. thanks Bob
Added by Bob Dirks on Aug 24, 2015 10:17 AM
Bob Dirks
RE: 60385802
Hi Marilla,

Thanks for making the change.
Leadner and Helen were 2nd cousins and I had them verify all the dates etc. prior to writing my Dirks history book in 1997.

I think if you look real close at the two headstones they will match exactly.

The headstone for Harold John Wiens is obviously a different Helen?
I will take a look in my genealogy program and see if I can find Harold's wife and let you know.

Perhaps you could also remove the wording married 11/21/1941 in Cottonwood country. Leadner and Helen were married Aug. 14, 1953 in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan.

Thanks for the changes. Bob Dirks
Added by Bob Dirks on Aug 24, 2015 9:41 AM
P Sabbe
Alma Oberdick Schwietert
Alma's cemetery has been corrected. Thanks again!!
Added by P Sabbe on Aug 06, 2015 9:22 AM
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