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Joan Edmonson (#46602147)
 member for 11 years, 3 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I'm very much hooked on genealogy. Now that I'm retired I am willing to help others and fill photo requests for my area. This site has been a great help to me in finding information and photos and it's time for me to help others.

I'm currently photographing cemeteries in Hubbard and Eastern Becker county, Minnesota.
During the winter months I have been looking up obituaries to add to memorial pages that appear in the old Park Rapids Enterprise. If you are looking for an obituary you can email me but please make the request during the winter months.

I will add to, change, delete, and Correct any Memorial I've added.
I will be happy to Transfer Memorials according to FAG Guidelines but I will consider other transfers on an individual basis. Please State your relationship when asking for a transfer. I will not transfer Bulk name requests.

Please use the EDIT tab and SAC to ask for a transfer or to have me correct or add information and state your relationship to the person when asking for a transfer.

No need to ask permission if you want to use my photos for ancestry and personal use, but I do appreciate credit given to me for taking them.

Please do not take my photos and upload them to another page on Find a Grave. If you need a photo added to a different page just ask and I will add it.

If you want the Photo's for resale, for profit, permission is denied.

I am Researching these surnames: Reeser/Rieser, Dunham,Curphey,Newell,Lantz,Adams,Sullivan,Lamb,Bentley,Chapin, Wangen,Meisenhelder and Ziegler.
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"The goal at Find A Grave should not be to manage all of your family members. If you have information to add, you should suggest it to the current manager and they should make the changes."
~Jim Tipton, creator of Find A Grave.
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Please don't use chalk, flour, chemicals etc. on markers when taking your grave photos. Overtime these things can all cause damage to a marker.

PLEASE,DO NOT use the message board for sending information or transfer requests. That is not what it is for. I WILL NOT MAKE ANY CORRECTIONS, LINKS OR TRANSFERS FROM MESSAGES LEFT ON THE MESSAGE BOARD.
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In the event of my death or my becoming inactive for a long period of time I would like all my memorial pages passed on to my son DR Wangen #47374156.

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Patricia Taylor
Dr. Joseph Paul Free
Thank you very much for photographing the grave marker and posting the photograph of the joint grave markers for Dr. Joseph Paul Free, archeology professor, (1911-1974), and his wife, Ruby (Aldrich) Free, located in Greenwood Cemetery, Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota.

Patricia Taylor
Added by Patricia Taylor on Apr 21, 2015 9:31 AM
Weston Kincade
RE: Duham/Green markers
No problem at all. Have a good Easter weekend.
Added by Weston Kincade on Apr 04, 2015 3:47 PM
Dan Kemp
Thomas Hendrickson.
Hi Joan, would you happen to know anything more about the Thomas Hendrickson you posted the memorial about? His grave is in the Martin Cemetery in ElDorado Springs, Missouri. I'm hoping he is a long lost cousin I've been looking for since about 1985. I'd so very much appreciate any help or advice you might have. Best wishes, Dan Kemp
Added by Dan Kemp on Apr 01, 2015 8:03 PM
mahala collins
William P.Smith +Lena Davis Smith
I am looking for the Smith's family.They lived in Douglas Mo.and married in 1911 they moved to Ark.Kansas and Ok.That was the last i can find them.They died in Kansas or Oklahoma in 1931 both of them.Lena Davis Smith was my mother in law sister.I would love to find out about them.I have a sister-in law and she is the last one of the Davis family and she is 89.Please if you can help i would love e-mail is and i am on facebook as Mahala Collins.Thank you and God bless you for what you do.
Added by mahala collins on Mar 27, 2015 6:17 PM
RE: Stammann photos
You are correct Harold is the correct name.
Added by Har37x on Mar 22, 2015 6:34 PM
Mary Lou
RE: Lissette Mueller Hensel, #44038662
Thanks much; i assumed that was the case. Totally understand the "busy"!
Added by Mary Lou on Mar 08, 2015 11:21 PM
Mary Lou
RE: Lissette Mueller Hensel, #44038662
Thanks much for the reply. Since you trusted the source to add it, we are going to assume that is correct, and will work from there.
Thanks again for all you have contributed.
Added by Mary Lou on Mar 07, 2015 9:56 PM
Mary Lou
Lissette Mueller Hensel, #44038662
Hello Joan,
You have added information about her siblings since I first found her memorial. I am wondering how you learned that Theodore John Miller was her half-brother. I have suspected for some time in my searches and family information that she may have been related...either his mother or sibling.
Theodore is married to my great aunt; and their daughter Mary was married to Lissette's son by Mr. Hensel, William (Billy) Hensel. Both Billy and Mary were lovely people, I so enjoyed them as a child, and Mrry was my grandmother's favorite niece.
Ted (Theodore)'s granddaughter is also searching for more information about grandfather's family.
Thank you for any additional light you can shed.
We appreciate the vast information you have shared on Find A Grave.
Mary Lou
Added by Mary Lou on Mar 06, 2015 10:54 PM
Linda F
RE: Reynar Ludlam # 115949422
Hi Joan, I need a break from my project, so I'm doing a little looking. I found a 21 Jan 1957 article from the Mason City Globe Gazette about Osage (actually, several towns of that name) that mentions Squire McKinley. If you don't have it, I can email it to you. My email is
Added by Linda F on Mar 05, 2015 8:42 PM
Linda F
RE: Reynar Ludlam # 115949422
Hi Joan, You have done a beautiful job on Squire McKinley's memorial. I think his middle name is Simeon, based on the 1850 census.

I am in the middle of a project I need to finish. Once I'm at a stopping point I'll get back to you on this.

Added by Linda F on Feb 28, 2015 4:53 PM
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