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J Smith (#47377896)
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Bio Photo I feel it's so important to know where we came from. It seems every family has a person to keep all the details straight so I guess I've become that person for my family. I enjoy it!
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The Perplexed Historian
RE: Maureen O'Hara
Thank you for your kind words. I have been trying to find that out myself so we can link them, but have had no luck.
Added by The Perplexed Historian on Oct 31, 2015 12:52 PM
Your kind message
Thank you for your kind message. I have run into a few people on here who are extremely rude and who don't seem to want to connect loved ones with their families. They want to "own" their listings whether related or not. Fortunately I have met many, many more wonderful, kind people like you. And I too use the good connections to keep me going. I have tried to help any who ask for my help and treat them all as I would want to be treated. I was feeling very down this morning but then I opened my email and saw your message. Thank you for making me feel appreciated - it came at the perfect moment. I appreciate you also!! Thank you more than you will ever know. God bless!
Added by Cindy on Sep 16, 2015 12:11 PM
Brittany Violette
RE: Family
Yes I have seen the picture above Lina's grave, I thought that was amazing that the picture has been up for so long.
About three or two weeks ago I emailed you, but I do not know if you ever got it.
brittany.violette2001@gmai is my email address.
(541)-510-0216 is my personal Phone number it would be best to contact me on weekends, only if need be.
(541)-998-1198 is my grandparents home number, I'm sure they would love to hear from you.
My grandparents Pam and Darrell Petersdorf have been wanting to hear from you for a while now. When I told them I was contacting you, my grandfather got very excited, which these days seems hard to get him exited. Please let me know, and thank you so much, Joel.

Cousin Brittany
Added by Brittany Violette on Jul 23, 2015 8:41 PM
Brittany Violette
Hi, I'm Brittany Violette 13 years of age, and I'm related to Darrell Jean Pertersdorf the second, and his wife Pamela Grace Petersdorf. My grandparents have told me so much about the deaths of Lina and Hermann Petersdorf.
My grandpa Jean, he goes by, owns the land that was claimed to once be the home of Hermann and Lina. Just over the hill of where they live is the very graves of Hermann, Lina, and many others that I do not know if I am related to them...
I have been searching and searching but nothing had ever came up until today. It means so much that someone would actually do this for the family.
As I was saying, the grave just around the corner, I didn't even know about until this year. Ever since then, I have been trying as best as a 13 year old girl can get, To try and clean that place up.
Before my mom and I came you could only see three tall grave stones that stood over 5' tall.
That's when we started our work and cleaned it out...mostly. After most of the rubbish was out, we took Jean and Pam to the grave yard.
They looked around and saw stone heads and markings they have never seen before.
I would live to know as much as I can about my family. The Petersdorf's have left a huge impact on my life, with all the bedtime stories of Hermann...
Thank you for taking your time and giving it to the family,
Brittany Violette
Junction City, Oregon.
Granddaughter of Darrell Jean Petersdorf II.
Added by Brittany Violette on Jul 08, 2015 12:22 AM
Linda Anthony
RE: Thank You
Hi. I thought I would let you know I was back out at Blachly today and there is now a headstone for Jerry Wolfe. I have uploaded a couple of photos to his memorial.
Added by Linda Anthony on May 24, 2015 10:50 PM
Sandy Schilling Payne
Jacob Hieb
Hi Joel,

You can request a photo of the headstone. I live in South Carolina, so trips to South Dakota are few and far between for me. Bethany is a densely populated cemetery, so you might want to request all the Hiebs to make sure you get what you need. There are not many volunteers in the area.

As for the linking, I only linked the parents, which I'm certain are correct from the US Federal Censuses. All the siblings were calculated connection through memorials I don't have control over.

The memorial was included in Bethany because it was on a cemetery census taking in the 1940s. It is possible that he was buried elsewhere, or was moved, or was just mentioned with his siblings on the stone in the other cemetery. Hard to say without having all the data, but you're doing the right thing by collecting it all and asking questions.

What I would suggest is getting a copy of the death certificate from the state of South Dakota and find out what's recorded there in terms of where he was buried along with his parents and spouse's name to make sure you have the right Jacob Hieb.

Good luck. Let me know how things turn out.

Added by Sandy Schilling Payne on May 16, 2015 10:05 AM
RE: Hieb Headstones
I saw that too! I was afraid to add his name to the list since it shows him to be elsewhere. Best of luck! :-)
Added by HeidiGraves on May 14, 2015 11:07 PM
Alice Morton
Way back in 2012 you requested the transfer of baby
Paul Glen Good. I am sorry I didn't transfer it then but I am cleaning up my old e-mails this morning and came across it. Again I am sorry
Added by Alice Morton on Apr 28, 2015 9:36 AM
Catherine Hall
Hi,thank you for contacting me about Catherine's parents links,they have been added. I didn't realize that I hadn't linked her husband and son to her,also was able to crop down the photo to show each one's pictures closer.
Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Jul 26, 2013 6:25 AM
Louis M.
RE: Hello
Hi Joel,

Thanks for the info for Mr. Funicello. I did not create the page, I only submitted the bio.

You can send the link info to and they will add the link to Annette's dad.

Thanks for the info.


Added by Louis M. on Apr 09, 2013 4:23 PM
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