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Bart Sugden (#47030354)
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RE: Dr. Owen and Sarah Blacker
Thank you for your entry. My husband and I viewed those tombstones and often wondered what these two people looked like. I appreciate your letting me know the picture was posted. I hope it's OK for me to add to my Ancestry collection for the Blacker family.
Added by LYNN BLACKER on Feb 09, 2016 10:03 PM
RE: Mr and Mrs GD Lilly
No I'm not related. They were friends of my parents. As you know they didn't have children, (at least that we knew of) but they were very nice to us as kids. We were in Tionesta during the summers where they stayed when Gilbert was logging. We also visited there home in Klamath Falls. She was a darling lady and my mom really liked her. Good people.
Added by fillmore on Feb 02, 2016 9:57 PM
Mr and Mrs GD Lilly
I wondered if you are related to the Lilly's.
Thank you,
Added by fillmore on Feb 02, 2016 8:52 PM
William Capper
RE: Michael Capper
OK. It may be March before I can get to that material for a review. I remember that even Wilmer Kerns had several errors in his book on Back Creek. In fact, when I went to the Handley Library, I usually spent hours writing corrections to their many source books. Some are quite off the mark. I will try to get to this as soon as possible.
Find A Grave needs a better procedure.
I avoid looking at other people's trees, because I usually then need to spend lots of time explaining their error, and they never make any changes, anyway.
My account on is BillCapper (no space) if you want to look at the tree. It is public. I have 700 pictures posted, for 2100 relatives so far.
We have a Facebook group, the Capper Family Group, which is public if you want to look at it. I have done a lot of writing there.
Michael being his own brother is Find A Grave's problem. My function is publishing the most accurate historic details.
Added by William Capper on Jan 15, 2016 5:05 PM
William Capper
RE: Michael Capper
I don't know what you are writing about. I have photographed about 300 tombstones of my relatives since 1986, and I am now getting my research posted online for everyone on, and some on Find A Grave. When I post there, I don't go see if someone else has done it. When I did check a few, I found serious errors in their information. I did notice that Find A Grave rules state you are to post photographs only if YOU took them. Your photograph of Michael Capper's tombstone is a photograph that I took. I have been the caretaker of the Capper Cemetery in Frederick County since finding it abandoned in 2001. I drive 350 miles each way to mow it three times a year.
I have not checked your information about the family, and several sources are notoriously wrong. I am working now to upload the descendants of Michael through his son Meredith. I have Meredith's Bible and the albums of a son of his and four granddaughters, which are being donated to the Handley Library as I finish copying them. I will then work my way back in time. Find A Grave does not notify me if I duplicate, and I am unaware.
Added by William Capper on Jan 14, 2016 8:39 PM
RE: Willhelmina Jordy
Your welcome.

Yes, they were married in Niederbetschdorf. Their marriage and many of their original birth records are online at:

If you can't read French don't let that stop you. I know very little French but have learned enough to easily find what I want.
Added by EatatJoes on Oct 04, 2015 4:04 PM
Sharon Soileau
RE: Emma Keigley
Glad to help out and I love the pictures that have been added.
Thank You,
Added by Sharon Soileau on Oct 02, 2015 2:17 PM
RS Witwer
RE: James Boyd
I do not happen to have his wife's obituary, but will put it on my library list to try to find on my next visit. Have a nice day. Rhonda
Added by RS Witwer on Jun 14, 2015 11:10 AM
RE: Anna Bjerke's maiden name
Hi Bart,

It is always so much easier when you manage the memorials that you are researching. That way you are not at the mercy of thoughtless managers who take forever and ever to accept edit requests. (Not me, but you know what I mean)

Therefore, I transferred four memorials to you. The two parents, my gal in Saratoga's Madronia cemetery (Hilma Bjerke Hansen), and one more sibling (Emma Bjerke Wirth) that I had located in Oregon (through an obit I found).

I am very curious how it came to be that Hilma Bjerke Hansen is buried at Madronia. Can you try to find out what her connection to Saratoga is? I would be very appreciative. Madronia is somewhat exclusive in that you had to have been a resident property owner to be buried there. She may have had a son or daughter who lived/lives in Saratoga, and that would qualify her to be buried there if they arranged it.

Since I am looking for the history of each person at Madronia, I would really like to know what her history is, and what her connection is to Saratoga. If you are able to get that information and post it to her memorial then you will have fulfilled my quest! With your connections, you stand a much better chance of documenting and posting her history that I ever could. Let me know if you find out anything. It would make my day!

Thank you so much for honoring these lovely people.


Added by CHANDLER on Feb 13, 2015 11:46 AM
RE: Anna Bjerke's maiden name
Bart, You sir are a rare saint. I honor you. Thank you for preserving this woman's history! You are amazing. You are a good, good person. Her history rests in your hands.

Would you like me to transfer her memorial to you? And her husband, too? I think I have added all the value I can, and it sounds like you have direct family information. I hit a brick wall with her maiden name. I thought it might be Johnson, Tohmson, or Torkelson. I was close with Torkelson but not close enough! Ha!

I came upon this family because one of the children (Hilma Bjerke Hansen 1900 - 1998) is buried at Madronia cemetery in Saratoga, CA. This is a cemetery that I am updating one grave at a time.

I created the memorials of the parents so that I could unite all of the children I located with the sibling that I had at Madronia. I did all of this just a month ago, and then here you come along with this story of this woman and you taking on preserving her history. What an amazing chain of events. Truly amazing.

Would you like the memorials of Anna, her husband and her daughter Hilma Bjerke Hansen? I know they would be in loving hands if I transferred them to you. Let me know.

Thank you for your outstanding contributions to preserving history.


Added by CHANDLER on Feb 12, 2015 10:48 PM
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