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Family Finder (#47321903)
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Bio Photo Home base, Davenport, Scott Co. Iowa

Want a transfer?
Ask, I'm not a memorial hog.
But only ask if you are going to do updates to the memorial. Not just because your related.

ALWAYS check all information for accuracy before adding to your famliy history.
Much is taken from other researchers, Obits, and census.

PLEASE let me know if you see any mistakes.

I do the best to add what I can find on the person I entered. Some from my own records some from other internet sites.

We live and work on many names in the Mucsatine Co, Iowa area. Baker, Harker(from Sussex Co NJ later Muscatine Co. Iowa) Fisher, Eis, Eaton Essex, Ours, including the City of Muscatine, Pleasant Prairie, Wilton , and Sweetland Townships in Iowa.

PARR CEMETERY in Pleasant Prairie, Muscatine Co, Iowa. I have entered and am trying to connect all families. Please send me ANY information concerning persons buried at Parr Cemetery .

In Iowa, Scott Co. We work on Mass, Wesenberg, Fabricius, Vollsen , Kenyon

In Yavapai Co, Arizona
Shanberger, Major, Pigg, Walker, Barrington, Russell , Bork, Parker, Sullivan

In Mn. and WI.. Michalski, Michals, Pawlak, Klonoski, Prondzinski, Welch,Paskett, Kolodge mostly in Virginia ,Carlton Co. MN and Duluth, St.Louis Co, MN.

ST JOSEPHS CEMETERY Kettle River, Carlton Co. MN
I think I have entered all burials here.
THANKS to "Sun shine to you" Find A Grave Photo volunteer,she entered all known headstones here.

Niemczyk/Nimsic in Washington State, Scranton PN. and Los Angles Co. California area.

If any of these family are in your family tree let us know. We would love to share information with you.

We always hope to connect with our family.
Al and Collene
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RE: What's happening?
Hi Collene,
My only reasons for dropping out are those stated in my profile.
Ancestry is a profit making website.
Ancestry charges to join and if one of their members drops out they have to rejoin to access their own information. Which I have always felt is wrong. I think it would be okay to have to pay to join for them to access info other people have added that might be of interest to them, but not the info they posted themselves.
At the moment findagrave entries are not part of that but I feel that they will be in the future and I didn't add that info for ancestry to claim.
The other day I got an e mail from someone that edits stuff for them telling me not to add prefixes or suffixes and if a gravestone shows Mrs. Andrew Anyone to drop Mrs. so then her first name would be Andrew. And to "read the FAQ's which shouldn't be too difficult to understand. " S'cuse me??? If prefixes and suffixes are not allowed (I sure didn't see that in FAQ'a) then there shouldn't be a drop down menu to add them. In other places it says if you know the first name, to add it. Also was told not to add Unknown's. I have had people ask me to add a first or last name to an unknown because they think it's their relative/ancestor.
I was told not to add Census or other information such as obits, to the bio area as these are not bio's.
I just don't want to deal with them anymore!
What do you think about all this? Reply to :-)
Added by on Sep 29, 2014 9:30 AM
dropping out
I have posted about 40 cemeteries to but since findagrave is now owned by ancestry I do not plan to add any more cemeteries to this website. As of today, Sept. 29, 2014
I have notified findagrave that I don't want to do updates anymore. They can tend to it.

Feel free to use any photo's I have posted.

Any information found online should be verified. People DO post incorrect information sometimes. Clicking to Accept changes and add new info is faster and easier but it doesn't add who provided that info when added to a memorial so I feel that a lot of misinformation can be added and no one will know who added it.
Also, if it's correct no one will be able to contact the person that added it.

I am not related to most entries I have made.

To all my "friends" it has been a pleasure meeting you.
Added by on Sep 29, 2014 8:04 AM
Lahti family-Moose Lake Fire 1918
Thank you for adding the memorials. I have added as much information to the family as I can find. Baby boy was born after they moved to Moose Lake area, so I am unable to find his name in the Kingston Township records.
Added by rememberedalways on Aug 23, 2014 11:41 AM
Hello Cousins, I'm related to Effie Ours Dunsmore, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Ours. Would love to be in contact with other family members!
Added by dwyattil on Jul 25, 2014 6:57 AM
Seán Sloane
William Johnston, Jr.
Hello, I see you have created 130548321 for my 3rd great grandfather. I am writing as I came across a profile at South Bethel Cemetery, Tipton, Iowa Find A Grave Memorial# 52006445 and wondering if you may think that could be his father, Rev. William Johnston mentioned in the Muscatine history. This is the wikitree entry for William Johnston, Jr. any thoughts would be greatly welcome.
Added by Seán Sloane on Jul 25, 2014 5:29 AM
Karen S.
Marie Charlotte Erickson
Thank you for the information about Marie, I did find a copy of that book in the Duluth Library. All we had to go by was the Hermantown Cemetery Index, which was incomplete, early records and wooden cross markers having been lost in the 1918 fire. So many sad stories, again, Thank You, KarenS
Added by Karen S. on Jul 05, 2014 6:52 AM
kim jones
Heuer of Muscatine
I noticed a note from you requesting any information on the Heuer family from Muscatine. I have been researching them quite thoroughly the last couple of years. Let me know what you would be interested in and I will do my best to help out.

Henry William Heuer-gravesite you posted message on

Added by kim jones on May 30, 2014 12:28 AM
Roberta Everett
Henry Thomas Essex
I noted that you placed on Henry's memorial that you would share. Alice is going thru chemo but I could share what you have with her in one of my emails to see how she is doing. Just a thought. Roberta Essex Everett
Added by Roberta Everett on Apr 03, 2014 7:33 PM
Barbara Lane Hug
Alfree burials in Sugar Grove Cemetery
Information on this family can be found at the Sugar Grove Cemetery web site at
Added by Barbara Lane Hug on Mar 05, 2014 1:50 PM
William Kazupski
Uhlich(s) at Chicago's Mt. Greenwood
I uploaded photos of the tall family monument (30+ feet) on each of the Uhlich memorial pages. Resubmit photo requests in the spring when the Chicago snow has melted so the ground markers will be exposed to photograph.

Any questions, let me know.

Bill Kazupski
Added by William Kazupski on Feb 14, 2014 2:57 PM
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