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Gregory Aanenson (#47230741)
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Bio Photo I was born in southwestern Minnesota and now live in the Twin Cities.

My wife introduced me to genealogy in 1998. Since then I've discovered a little Scottish in my otherwise Norwegian and German ancestry.

The cemeteries of Rock County, Minnesota (Maplewood, St. Catherine's Catholic and Memory Gardens also known as Restlawn Memorial Gardens, and Luverne Memorial Gardens) are of particular interest to me.

My goal is to keep families connected to their ancestors through Find A Grave. I will gladly transfer memorials to family members.

Please submit any additions or corrections to me under "EDIT" and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION" on the memorial site.

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This work by Gregory Aanenson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

In other words, you may copy any of the grave photograph(s) I have taken and posted on Find A Grave for your personal use as long as I am credited for the photo(s). You may not change my photo(s) in any way without prior written permission.
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bonnie carroll
Charlie Hill
RE: An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock & Pipestone Minnesota.

Holy Thanksgiving, what a wonderful gift. That would be my great grandfather. I could never find anything telling me what Great Grandma Carrie's maiden name ACTUALLY was. I have been using Oldness which probably is Olson in Norwegian. My husband and I visiting LUVERNE, HARDWICK & PIPESTONE a couple of years ago but I didn't find out until after the trip from an old neighbor out there where their homestead was....even though we had driven right past it a couple of times. I was just sick after I found out. We loved the area. My father was Robert H. Hill (1921-1993), son of Amanda, their daughter and her cousin Henry F. Hill, son of Henrich & Bertha (Lenz) Hill. Yup, I am a Hill from both ends. I did get a copy of a picture of the homestead from a cousin.
Thanks so much and I will add it to his bio. You are an angel.
Added by bonnie carroll on Nov 26, 2014 1:37 PM
Joan Bartz
RE: Harry H Marxen
Oh! Very nice photo of his military marker!
Added by Joan Bartz on Nov 03, 2014 12:22 PM
Joan Bartz
RE: Harry H Marxen
Thanks! I have read some public messages for several contributors and noticed that there was some kind of problem with photo association to memorials on the Find A Grave website, but it is left to contributors to sort it out. Good of you to do so.
Added by Joan Bartz on Nov 03, 2014 12:19 PM
Transfer Memorial
Greg, Samantha Bakker is my great niece (#136013960), would you kindly transfer her memorial management to me?

Paul Bell #48335209
Added by Stombell on Nov 02, 2014 2:50 PM
Joan Bartz
Harry H Marxen
Hi! The photo you posted on memorial #54549410 is incorrect and should be removed.

Perhaps you still have the correct photo?

Added by Joan Bartz on Nov 02, 2014 5:46 AM
Lester Humphreys.
Obit put onto his entry. Thank you very much for supplying this & deleting the duplicate.
Added by J McL on Oct 30, 2014 4:39 PM
Donna Taylor
RE: Janet Madison Memorial
Thank you Greg. Also is there a reason why Noah Taylor has not been added? I added pictures of tombstones to a few Taylors. Need to get back over there and find my Great Grandparents spot!

Can I link all of these together myself? I have been researching the MAdison history and have many that could be linked from Iowa and Illinios

Added by Donna Taylor on Oct 18, 2014 1:40 PM
Cecelia McKeig
RE: Fairview Cemetery, Federal Dam
Thanks, Greg, for transferring the first of the memorials for Fairview Cemetery. I started working on the "A"s last evening. I appreciate your help in supplementing the bio information on the memorials in our cemetery.
Added by Cecelia McKeig on Oct 14, 2014 9:30 AM
Kari Olson
Laura Mead Karlson
Hi Greg, I finally tracked down her mother, buried in Quincy , Ill with her brother Charles A. So i put in edit to change it to the new memorial. I hope the owner will add the bio i sent her.
Added by Kari Olson on Oct 02, 2014 12:41 PM
Martin W Johnson
RE: Civil War Veterans in Rock County, Minnesota
im still going thru the minn. g.a.r. death book 1886 -1906. noting on findagrave the out of state veteran inf.. im thru A. - R. so far. the book is sold by one of the last genealogy book stores left. she compiles and sells minn. military books etc..
a few other good sources is minn. official marriage index at
minn. hist. soc. has birth, death, indexes and veteran burials permit index online.
they also have microfilmed 1918 alien registration wwI forms required to be filed by non citizens and u.s. born widows of foreign born men. the rolls are by county. one or more parts.
see my transcription of mcleod co. & sibley co. minn. 1918 alien reg. forms inf.. at then minn. , then a county.
Added by Martin W Johnson on Sep 28, 2014 5:04 PM
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