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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 obituaries 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 three 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 thinks graving is a waste of time but I point 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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Geo Clinton
Olive Pierce
Thanks for the information. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Dec 21, 2014 6:32 AM
Jay Warner
Anna Dean 1854-1882 Amo
Thank you searching For Anna Dean burial site
and creating a memorial

I would like to see the obituaries when you get time.

Added by Jay Warner on Dec 01, 2014 5:10 PM
LaVonne Eckstrom
Peter Mohlmann
Hello Marilla,
Thank you for your message.
Peter's wife, Julia Mohlmann, died on February 27, 1928, and is buried in the Mountain Lake Christian Reformed Cemetery, Plot 49.
I am quite certain that Peter is also buried there, but have not been able to find a death date for him.
Peter and Julia Mohlmann farmed in Selma Township, Cottonwood County in 1926.
Peter was born in 1875 in Germany, immigrated in 1899 and was living in Kimball Township, Jackson County, Minnesota in 1905 with his wife and children.
Any assistance you can provide on the death and burial of Peter Mohlmann will be greatly appreciated.
LaVonne Eckstrom
Find A Grave member #48335874
Added by LaVonne Eckstrom on Dec 01, 2014 1:29 PM
Lois Jeanne
Andrew Jackson Gessell
Thank you so much for the photo. He was my great grandfather and I just recently discovered him. Your help is appreciated more than you know. Thanks again!
Added by Lois Jeanne on Nov 27, 2014 10:31 AM
Ross Adam Wood Sr.
RE: Edward and Edna Perkins in Lakeview Cem MN
Good morning, thanks for accepting all the links. I know it looks like my mission is eliminating all the duplicates which might be true to an extent. As I build my family tree in I try to replicate it in Find a Grave. When I come upon two records with the same name or similar names with the same dates I investigate. I am amazed at how many duplicates are actually out there.
Your mission of listing all births before 2010 in Cottonwood is an amazing undertaking, good luck. Thanks to people like yourself it makes it easier for others to locate ancestors lost over time.

Have a great holiday.


Ross Wood
Added by Ross Adam Wood Sr. on Nov 27, 2014 6:24 AM
Rand Photos
Thank you very much for taking the photos of John and Ada Rand's tombstones! You are most appreciated!!!
Added by Bethe on Nov 26, 2014 6:28 PM
Bob Rowe
RE: Theodore Montgomery in New Ulm
I was doing a general search of Brown County looking for all Montgomery folks buried there and stumbled upon it.
Added by Bob Rowe on Nov 26, 2014 12:00 PM
RE: Sellons in Amherst
You're very welcome. I went back to the cemetery today to take another look, but didn't find any other names inscribed on the stone. Also, Amherst online records show only four people buried in that lot.
Added by psc on Nov 22, 2014 4:56 PM
RE: Cora P Whitney Smith
Glad to be of help. Unfortunately, couldn't get to the pic on Ancestry without a membership which I don't have at the present time. I did take a bunch of pics in the same area and will be uploading them soon. Unfortunately, none were for Cora Smith. Yes, the fall colors are still really nice.
Added by Sue on Nov 15, 2014 5:08 PM
RE: Koeps in Windom Memorial Garden
Thank you it is very much appreciated. Kris.
Added by Kris on Nov 03, 2014 11:22 AM
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