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StoneSearcher (#47286005)
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Bio Photo Most times we remember a person's death with sadness, eulogies and memorializations. Unfortunately, other time we remember a persons death with celebration. For it's not for any of us to place judgments on the character of that person, but to remember the donations to society or lack of, to make the future a better place for all generations.

Please submit any additions / corrections to me using "suggest a correction" on the memorial site. Will be happy to add any information and relationship links for you. Sorry, because of people deleting memorials, I no longer transfer memorials. I've spent countless hours creating these memorial for everyone benefit in hopes they can put pieces of their family tree together. I am more then happy to maintain my memorials with any additional information you care to supply to me.


My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.
How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?
How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do? It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation, to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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Michael Erich
RE: Johann H. Feldott

im not in relation to them.

I make this in my freetime for oure
Heimathaus Verl (

any questions you have please send my
a mail to

Added by Michael Erich on Jul 16, 2016 2:15 AM
RE: Anna Mae Thoele Anderson
From the SSN Applications & Claims
Name: Annamae Frances Leveque
[Anna Maefrances Anderson]
[Anna Mae Anderson]
SSN: 350123894
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1923
Birth Place: Chicago Cook, Illinois
Death Date: May 1996
Father: Jeremiah J Leveque
Mother: Margaret Duggan
Type of Claim: Original SSN.

Jun 1941: Name listed as ANNAMAE FRANCES LEVEQUE; Aug 1949: Name listed as ANNA MAEFRANCES ANDERSON; 23 May 1996: Name listed as ANNA MAE ANDERSON

Plus I have a New Arrivals clipping from the Nov 8, 1923 Teutopolis Press for a girl born Tuesday evening to the Harry Thoele of Lillyville. That conflicts with the Nov 19 date.
Added by TonyM on Jul 15, 2016 10:57 PM
Melanie Howe
Chauncey Warner
Hi Stonesearcher,
I have sent an edit for Chauncey Warner's father, Charles Lansing Warner. Since making my entry, with unknown burial, another contributor has entered the found grave in So. Dakota. I am deleting my original entry and have entered the info on the correct memorial. Would appreciate it if you could add Chauncey's corrected father. Thanks.
Added by Melanie Howe on Jun 07, 2016 7:15 PM
Phyllis Cree
Micheal B McLeod
He was my son-in=law and I have a copy of his obit. If you are interested in the obit please contact me so that we may have it added to his obit.
Added by Phyllis Cree on Jun 04, 2016 1:07 PM
Michael Erich
RE: Johann H. Feldott

if you like to have more informations
about the Feldotto Farm, i can send this
by mail.

I work for the Heimathaus Verl.

We have many informations about the Farms,
Churchbooks and so on.

If you like to now in english, i translate it
for you.

Added by Michael Erich on Mar 18, 2016 12:31 PM
Bronson Painter
Pauland Ryan Fischer
What if any was your connection to Paul and Ryan?
Added by Bronson Painter on Jan 28, 2016 8:33 PM
Joan Johnson
RE: Margaret Pearson
I am Ann's granddaughter.
Added by Joan Johnson on Jan 07, 2016 1:41 PM
Les Wuollett
additional info
Would you add maiden name (Immonen) to #81412625 and link her spouse #81412624. Thanks
Added by Les Wuollett on Jan 02, 2016 2:59 PM
charles berndt
leonard v kasper photo
Hello: You photo'd a stone of Leonard John Kasper when the stone had his middle initial of V when his middle name is John. I contacted the VA/VFW and they have now re-done his stone to be correct. I have added a photo of his corrected stone so could you please delete the photo you added with "V" middle initial as findagrave will not allow me to delete the wrong stone photo. His memorial # is 140624439. This Leonard John Kasper is my nephew-in-law's father and i added the other photos to his file. Thanks,Chuck Berndt
Added by charles berndt on Nov 09, 2015 1:15 PM
Nancy Ritter Rau
RE: Katherine L Zimmerman Find A Grave Memorial# 98260350
Thank you so much for linking Katherine with her husband and parents and for the awesome contributions you are giving to findagrave.
Nancy Ritter Rau
Added by Nancy Ritter Rau on Mar 24, 2015 8:34 AM
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