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Julia Ather (#47024689)
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Bio Photo I am an American history lover with Northern and Southern roots. I love history, names, and solving problems. It was just a matter of time before I got into genealogy! 

None of the memorials I have posted are my relatives, and hence I have not researched them. I do try to add some detail to memorials though in an effort to identify them. 

If you want to write me about any of the memorials I've created, please leave a message on this page. To suggest a correction or edition for a particular memorial, please use the Edit button at the top of its page, and I'd appreciate it if you would include the sources for your information.

If I have posted a memorial of one of your relatives and you would like the memorial transferred to you, please use the method that FindaGrave has provided, which is thus: Go to the memorial page and click the Edit button. Of the choices that follow, click on "Suggest any other correction or addition." This will bring up a message box for you to write me, and the email FindaGrave sends will include a link to the memorial as well as to your profile page. Simply write me a note requesting the transfer, and please state how you are related to the person.

If there is an article that I have posted that you can use, feel free to copy it. All articles are in the public domain, that is, not copyrighted anymore, so you do not need my permission to use them. You'll find the source of the articles in the picture's caption.

Last, any gravestone pictures I shot myself as well as I could. Please copy and use them! Post them in your family tree on Ancestry or wherever. That's why I took them.

FindaGrave is a great website even though it's basically all about deaths! Still, it makes me think of the verse "And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." (I John 5:11)
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Matilda, Oskar & Frank Sweder
Hello Julia,
First let me thank you so much for what you do!
August Martin Sweder was the 1/2 brother of my Great Grandfather Sven August Omar "Homer" Sweder. His parents were Caroline Mathilda Stång ands Martin Olson. However, Martin & Caroline Mathilda never married and he was raised (and adopted on October 3, 1866 in Fredriksshald, Ostfold Fylke, Norway) by his step-dad Theodor Johannesson Sweder & his mom Caroline Mathilda Stång. He was born February 17, 1863 in Billingsfors, Braksforsamling, Alvsborg, Sweden and died June 8, 1950 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.
He came to America and settled in Marquette in 1886 (departed Sweden October 22, 1886). His mother's brother Sven August Stång (w/family) & one of her sister's Anna Charlotta Stång (w/ husband Jacob Erick Larson & family) were already in Ishpeming & Marquette.
He married Matilda Charlotte Anderson on February 6, 1887 in Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan. They had the following children; Matilda Charlotte Sweder 1887-1932, August George Sweder 1888-1975, Anna Victoria Sweder 1891-1977, Frank Wilhelm Sweder 1892-1912 (buried with his mom), Esther Emelia Sweder 1894-1937, & Oskar Emanuel Sweder 1898-1898 (buried with his mom).
After Matilda died he married Anna C Anderson on November 25, 1899 in Marquette, Marquette Cty, Michigan. Anna was born March 20, 1853 in Sweden & died February 2, 1919 in Marquette. They did not have any children that I know of.
His 3rd and last wife was Hannah Mathilda she was born October 15, 1871 in Sweden and died December 19, 1950 in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.
Martin only had children with his first wife Mathilda.
Added by Shawn on Jul 23, 2014 7:09 PM
Jake S
RE: Emily Ladd Keeler
My partner is a Ladd relative, so the transfer would be just fine! Thanks!
Added by Jake S on Jul 13, 2014 4:13 PM
Kimberly Johnson
RE: Johnsons in Marquette Michigan!
Oh my goodness Julia, I am so sorry that I missed your last reply. Thank you so incredibly much for the information. I have struggled with my Dad's line sooooo much. You may have just shed some light on the subject for me.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer. Stay cool, stay safe.

P.S. I have looked at Seeking Michigan in the past. I don't find their website very easy to narrow things down a bit. But I will keep looking. :)
Added by Kimberly Johnson on Jul 13, 2014 1:15 PM
Dan Smith
The Coles
Thanks for your postings regarding the Coles family at the Park Cemetery. As a volunteer at the Marquette History Center I was assigned to role pay a Mr. William G. Cole who was a great lakes ship's captain. William is buried in Park cemetery and his stone is a 3 foot by 5 foot memorial he purchased himself.
I will present my little talk tomorrow at the cemetery. I've been a bit nervous about it because there are several Coles buried there and I wasn't certain who was who. It would just be my luck for someone in the crowd to ask me about those other stones. Now, I have some answers for them.
Thanks again
Dan Smith
Added by Dan Smith on Jun 25, 2014 5:21 PM
Kimberly Johnson
RE: Johnson's in Marquette Michigan!
Hi Julie! My Alfred is the one who died in 1907. I am curious to know about his father's name being John Nelson however. I would love to have his memorial transferred to me if possible. Do you happen to have any documents on him or any of his family members by chance.

Thanks so much.

Added by Kimberly Johnson on Jun 21, 2014 12:48 PM
Kimberly Johnson
Johnson's in Marquette Michigan!
OMG!!!! Julia!! Are you related to Alfred Johnson father to Ragnar, Adolph, Rudolph, John, Phillip, etc?

OMG!!! Rudolph is my Grandfather who died when my father was a young boy!!! OMG!! Sorry, a bit overwhelmed. These folks have been sooooo incredibly hard to trace! I do have them all listed in my Grandfather's obituary from 1939 in WA State.

I would love to connect and share if possible please. Thank you sooooo very much! I may have a few photos I can share with you as well.

Kind Regards,
Added by Kimberly Johnson on Jun 18, 2014 1:41 PM
mark south
RE: David Scott Donaldson transfer
Yes to having his kids as well.
Added by mark south on May 30, 2014 9:39 PM
Kristina Ten Eyck
RE: Michigan website
I don't know if I thanked you but I wanted to say it again!
Added by Kristina Ten Eyck on May 27, 2014 8:10 PM
janice lee taylor
johnson baby
Dear Julia, he'll inherit from my mother yet about the baby just called her left her a message. My numbers are 47337424 thats under Smith any other number is 473439194. 29 and know how to transfer the second number to the first number under Smith. And do not know how to change my name from Smith to tailor on Smith. Those are the two numbers today he have with people on them and the one with the 18 on them is the one I would like you to transfer the six people from SP 473439194 aunts you the 4733 7424. I do not know how to transfer them if you do know how to transfer them I would appreciate you doing that for me I will get back to you when I can when I hear from my mother. Thank you for being the find a grave friend.
Added by janice lee taylor on May 26, 2014 11:20 AM
janice lee taylor
Johnson baby.
Hello julia, I do have a picture of my grandmother and grandfather with the child that my mother never met. But my last name is no longer Smith. My last name is now taylor I have three or four pages but I don't know how to put them under Smith and changed my last
Added by janice lee taylor on May 24, 2014 10:28 PM
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