|William Bjornstad (#47016546)|
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I was born in South Bend IN and raised in Elkhart IN, and moved to southwestern Illinois, near St Louis MO, after a four-year tour with the Air Force when I graduated from high school. I have always been fascinated by cemeteries ever since I was a young child, especially small family cemeteries. In the last 30 years, I have delved into my family genealogy on my father's (Bjornstad) and mother's (Denson) side. My paternal grandfather, Kristian Bjornstad, immigrated from Norway in the early 1900s, eventually settling in eastern North Dakota. His oldest brother had an interest in the Bjornstad genealogy and he compiled the family record into a book and had it published in Oslo Norway in 1943, which traces the family origins to the first king of Norway. I have used it as a reference when submitting memorials for my father's ancestors on Find A Grave. On my mother's side, a distant cousin, Dr. Marion E. Denson of Columbia TN (now deceased) published a genealogy book in 1997 on the Denson families in America, tracing them back to the mid-1600s, when a William Denson came from England and settled in southern Virginia, near the present-day city of Norfolk. This book has been a great source of reference for my Find A Grave memorials pertaining to my Denson ancestors. Additionally, I want to give special thanks to Ronald C. Denson of Birmingham AL (now deceased) who also compiled a genealogy of my Denson ancestors which was very helpful.|
I also want to give special thanks to my wife, Angela Bjornstad, for her help in formatting the photos that I have posted to Find A Grave.
I am acceptable to transferring memorials on Find A Grave to anyone who requests them and who is a direct descendant of the person whose memorial I have posted. If I have incorrectly stated any information for any memorial that I have posted, please contact me through the Find A Grave message board and I will gladly make the necessary correction(s). Also, I do not object if anyone posts pictures to any memorials that I created and still manage.
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|Donna (Endorf) Londeen||Joshua and Thaddeus Stevens|
Concerning bio on memorial #982 Thaddeus Stevens.
(Joshua - older brother of Thaddeus)
Joshua's obit in 1858 says "Joshua the elder died on the frontier in the war of 1812, leaving a wife and four small children - Joshua, Thaddeus, Morrill and Alanson - in most indigent circumstances, ..."
|Ruggero||RE: Carlo Lizzani (Famous Memorial #118205264)|
Ciao William, thank you. It is always a pleasure to hear from you. I take this opportunity to congratulate you for your nice bio for Tom Clancy's memorial. Really a great job. I'm glad you liked my memorial and pic of Carlo Lizzani. He was really a great film director. Unfortunately, the Italian cinema is no longer what it once was. Have a good evening.
Added by Ruggero on Oct 09, 2013 2:41 PM
|Ruggero||RE: Slim WHitman's Famous Memorial #112561034|
Thanks again William. I contacted AJ and now my original submission is back in its place. It was nice of you to warn me about what happened. Thank you for your invaluable help. I hope you're having a great Sunday too.
Added by Ruggero on Aug 11, 2013 9:25 AM
|Ruggero||RE: Slim WHitman's Famous Memorial #112561034|
Thank you for writing to me. I was shocked when I saw this. I never posted this obituary. I really do not understand who could do this but I'm going to write to one of the administrators to ask for explanations about it, even though I am guessing that the bio that I posted is gone. Thank you very much my friend. Have a good Sunday.
Added by Ruggero on Aug 11, 2013 3:37 AM
|James Morris||Wm. Bradford|
You have done an excellent job in finding history and helping all of us learn. Wm. Bradford is my 8th generation grandfather. The Name Bradford changed by marriage to Morse. Hulda Bradford married James Morse, and they had a son James Bradford Morse. James Bradford left Mass. to settle in San Francisco to practice law. He was latter appointed Judge in Mendocino County in Calif. James had a daughter Elizabeth Ellen Morse, which was my Great Grandmother. I left a picture of James Bradford on Find a Grave.com. Go to the Ukiah Cemetery and check out his picture. My Nanna is buried there to. She passed in 1969. My other side of my family is Gunderson, Norway to South Dakota. Herman and Rena. They lost five children and that was a more than I could take. They had 8 more and my Grandmother Emma Gunderson was number 13. I will love her forever.Thank you again..James Bradford Morris
|Brent Stevens||Rabbi Hartman|
I noticed that you completed the Find A Grave page for Rabbi David Hartman who died in Israel.
Do you happen to have any resource material that might tell of the final burial location and date of death for Rabbi Charles Hartman? I do not know if they are related...doubt it. Information I have researched leads me to believe that he moved to Israel and may have died there.
Thanks for your help.
|Dennis Ison||RE: Rev Paul Alvin Denson|
I think someone sent me that information. I didn't know Rev Denson so I'm sure someone sent me that. If its inorrect I'll edit it. Thanks.
|Ruggero||RE: Grazie William...|
Thank you for your nice words. You are most welcome too, my friend. It was my pleasure to leave a flower for your parents. There is no need to apologize. It was a beautiful sunny day here in Pescara, Abruzzo (central Italy) today. I hope you're having a good Sunday.
Added by Ruggero on Jun 30, 2013 2:23 PM
William, thank you very much for leaving a flower for my dear grandparents. It was very nice of you.
Added by Ruggero on Jun 29, 2013 3:06 PM
|Max S. Kaiser, Jr.||Pierre Laclede Liguest|
DEAR BILL: Thanks so much for the crisp, historically accurate bio of Pierre Laclede Liguest, one of the founders of St. Louis, MO,
along with his (alleged) son, Auguste Chouteau, Sr. It should be noted that both and their pioneer colleagues will be commemorated in 2014 with the StL 250th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, of which I am a member of the History steering committee. I will keep you posted on the website being created for this event, sponsored by the Missouri Historical Society, and other activities. I have long been an active St. Louis historian, urban preservationist and civic activist, as well as a regular Find A Grave contributor.
Max S. Kaiser, Jr.
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