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Karen Duffy (#47319297)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family's genealogy since a history teacher assigned a project to me as a high school sophomore. That was a long time ago! Today I focus on helping people with Sawyer County (Wisconsin) area research, plus compiling information on Polish Americans in Wisconsin. Please contact me if you need assistance with northern Wisconsin genealogy or Wisconsin Polonia, or other Polish ancestry research.

I transcribed the Winter Cemetery on July 6-7, 2010, the Exeland Cemetery on July 17, 2002, the Radisson Cemetery on Aug. 9, 2007, the Couderay Cemetery on July 16, 2002, the Loretta/Draper Cemetery on July 8, 2012, and the Signor and Bellile cemeteries on July 9, 2012. During the summer of 2013 I also visited the Historyland, St. Francis, New Post, and Flambeau cemeteries. These were tombstone transcriptions only. I'm now adding to these entries as well as adding unmarked graves via the Sawyer County Record newspaper archives. Please contact me if you need an obit look-up in the Sawyer County Record based in Hayward. You may contact the Sawyer County Gazette based in Winter directly by writing to

***Restoration of the cross at the Winter Cemetery is now complete (Sawyer County Gazette 8/4/2010). Anyone who would like to contribute to the ongoing restoration of the cemetery can contact Winter Cemetery Assoc., PO Box 277, Winter, WI 54896.

****St. Ignatius Church, affiliated with the New Post Cemetery, is in desperate need of renovation. The estimated total cost of repairs is $60,000. Fundraising has begun, with private donations totaling $3,000 so far.
More information can be obtained from Father Hopefl, who serves a three-point parish including St. Francis Solanus at Reserve, St. Phillip's in Stone Lake and St. Ignatius in New Post.
The mailing address is St. Francis Rectory, 13891W Mission Road, Stone Lake, WI 54876.
(Published in the Sawyer County Record 5/28/2014)
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Donna Bloxton "Jesus Girl"
Abe Begay #128594443
THANK YOU for his obituary, Karen!


In our Lord Jesus' Love,
In love with our Lord Jesus,
The Resurrection and The Life,

Added by Donna Bloxton "Jesus Girl... on Apr 14, 2015 10:32 PM

Thank you for the amazing amount of work that you have done for this family. My Demar family arrived in Maryland in the early 1600s and is pretty well document with the available records.
I am still in the process of connecting those that left Maryland for other states.

In the early 1970s, my late uncle corresponded
with a branch of the family that probably relates to the ones that you have researched. I took the liberty of adding all of that information on this site in hopes of locating and helping theie family members. It was so exciting to connect with some of them.

Keep up the good work! You are a very special lady!

Thanks again,

Added by Margaret on Apr 04, 2015 5:03 AM
Nancy W
Charles Ziem
Thank you for the obituary of Charles Ziem. I have added it to his record and made some family links.
Added by Nancy W on Mar 29, 2015 10:59 AM
Pvt. William DeMarr

Thanks to and newly found records, and also to you, I've finally located Pvt. William DeMarr.
My grandfather Samuel Bressi was his closest friend in their Army company and had the sad duty and great honor to play the bugle at his funeral service. For the rest of his life he had a soft spot in his heart for Native Americans and would contribute to a charity dedicated to that community. My mother - his daughter - and I both consider this a great day.

Many thanks,
F. Barillaro
Added by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2015 1:45 PM
Kay B
Harold F Palado
I placed a message on Harold F Paledo's record that he has a record in each Winter Cemetery and Saint Peters Cemetery. Palado is spelled correctly with the obituary in Winter Cemetery and PalEdo is spelled incorrectly in Saint Peter's cemetery with the headstone being in that cemetery. Can this please be fixed? Kay B Harold was a cousin to me.
Added by Kay B on Jan 30, 2015 9:39 PM
Clarence Joyner obituary
Hi Karen
Thank you so much for sending me a copy of Clarence Joyner's obituary notice! He is my Great Grand Uncle who raised my Grandfather and one of his sisters when they were orphaned. I've been looking for where he was buried / info for many years! (Clarence was my Great-Grandmother's brother)

I'm still looking for where my Great-Grandparents' burial Private Eugene Adelbert Colburn (1943-1893) & Ada J (Joyner) Colburn (1861-1893) are buried.

Any suggestions/ideas you could share would be greatly appreciated.

thanks again for your help!
Added by Linda on Dec 14, 2014 3:56 PM
Dorscheid burials
Hi, Karen. I sent you corrections for Leonard and Verna Dorscheid tonight, but they are actually in two cemeteries, Saint Peters has the pictures of their markers, but Winter Cemetery has their obituaries. You are the person on both sets of obituaries, so you can fix them any way you want - thank you for doing the Dorscheids' burials - it was good to see them.
Added by Shawdau on Dec 04, 2014 9:16 PM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Really appreciate the Obit. I really wonder about the 1914 wedding. I've tried to reach a relative to ask if they know what it's all about. The 1920 Census shows him as widowed and the lady passed w/o the last name as Zollver.
Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Oct 18, 2014 10:55 AM
corrigan family
By the way, how are you related to the Corrigan family.
Added by Yandeau on Oct 08, 2014 8:37 PM
Wonder if you could remove the photo from the memorial of Michael Corrigan 100856130.
There are 2 michaels and you already put the same photo on the younger one.
Things got a bit mixed up here because I had not put the dates on them just identified one as a boy.
Added by Yandeau on Oct 08, 2014 7:55 PM
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