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Barbara Butcher (#46938122)
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Bio Photo I kept putting this short bio off, but after doing photo requests for people and "meeting them" through their bios, I decided it was time. I am a retired school teacher who loves doing genealogy work and exploring cemeteries. I love the concept of Find A Grave where people in different areas are so willing to help each other with photos. When my husband and I are fulfilling photo requests, we sometimes add more stones to a cemetery. I am always willing to "give these up" to family members who can add more information. Just ask.
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Hi Barb: I'm not sure if I ever replied to your inquiry regarding the Mehrens plot with the dates 1841-1903. My research shows that would be Claus Mehrens' plot as those are his birth and death dates. He did have a son, Peter Mehrens (1876-1953), but Peter is buried in Omaha at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. It may be there was a misunderstanding and they used Peter's name in their records. I'm assuming (heaven forbid!) Peter was probably the informant and/or purchaser of the plot for his parents since he was the oldest son.

Let me know if you have any further questions and thank you for your diligence!!

Kay Schroeder
Added by K SCHROEDER on Jan 15, 2017 12:16 PM
Barbara-thank u so much for adding the inf. from the Cemetery assoc., looks like they paid for it about 8 months after he was buried. Back think $5.00 would have been alot.
Thanks again--Nancy
Added by Nancy on Nov 30, 2016 2:38 PM
deanna french
FAG #57680505 Ralph Kenyon
May I use the photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial page for Ralph Kenyon, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Nov 24, 2016 6:35 PM
Hello Barbara!

His parents names were Dorothea Marie Schroeder (1854-1920) Mehrens and Claus Mehrens (1841-1903). Knowing the headstones can be incorrect, these dates are close, it probably is his parents. I have an obituary for Dorothea (none for Claus) which only states she was buried in Avoca.

I really appreciate the extra effort on your part. Your doing a wonderful thing for so many.

Added by K SCHROEDER on Oct 30, 2016 1:41 PM
William Newton Confarr
Find A Grave Memorial# 43080617

Yes I knew the name was different in the paper but all the other information is right. I just left the obit as it was written.
Added by Freda on Oct 29, 2016 7:09 PM
RE: BERGE Burials in Graceland Cemetery
Thank you. I will change my records to Pottawattamie county. Have a great day! Rose
Added by familyheritagerose on Sep 07, 2016 7:42 AM
Thank you
Barbara, Your efforts in fulfilling the photo request for Alvena are much appreciated. Thank you. Rose
Added by familyheritagerose on Sep 06, 2016 5:39 AM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: Heesch Photos
Thank you for all the work you have done. I wish there were more users like you on this website, but sadly some are very rude and uncaring. Thank you for having the true meaning this website is meant for.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on Aug 22, 2016 8:49 AM
Thank you
Thanks for the memorial transfer for Alvena. It is much appreciated.
Added by familyheritagerose on Aug 20, 2016 10:04 AM
Olin E. Hartley
RE: Thomas & Cora Belle Headlee
Added by Olin E. Hartley on Aug 19, 2016 5:09 PM
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