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Karen Brewer (#46823815)
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Bio Photo I am sixth generation Iowan. My mother's side of the family has been in Iowa since 1841. I have been working on my family history since 1980.

I began contributing to Find A Grave as a means to record the headstone inscriptions I had transcribed from walking many cemeteries back in the day, mostly Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Madison, Polk and Warren counties in Iowa and mostly relatives. This was before Find A Grave and way before Find A Grave turned into a genealogical site. My parents have also contributed headstone photographs they have taken. My main goal is to preserve what was written on the headstones, to learn about the people and to honor the deceased.

Please contact me by clicking the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial. I will not add highly detailed information such as census transactions. This data is more suited for sites like, or your virtual cemetery, etc.

Please use the edit tab to request links.

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RE: Oren Capron Williams
Karen is your line from Gabriel, connected to Oren Capron Williams?
Added by MIL on May 06, 2015 9:54 AM
Don King
Oren Capron Williams
I am interested in information on the ancestors and descendants of Oren Capron Williams. I am especially interested in his first wife. I have her as Adaline Grover, but I have seen her as Mary Emma Grover. Oren and Adaline had two daughters - Alta and Emma. Alta Williams Nussbaum was my great grandmother. Thanks. Don King,, 715-937-3641
Added by Don King on May 05, 2015 10:40 AM
Jeanne Gaumer
Carrie Herndon
I put in a photo request to check year of birth on the stone. And added note to her page that says cemetery book lists 1890 but obit lists 1891. Also wonder about Bennie Anderson at Lewis Cemetery, are his parents the Benjamin and Sarah E. Anderson buried at Woodburn Cemetery?
Added by Jeanne Gaumer on May 05, 2015 6:12 AM
Jeanne Gaumer
Teddie Carson
Thanks Karen. I put this on the page for Freddie Carson, same cemetery. I looked for him on familysearch and found that death date and age for Freddie. Also his middle name listed as Logan.
Added by Jeanne Gaumer on Apr 25, 2015 12:18 PM
RE: 39934675 and 63981406
I found a really nice obituary of him on ancestry with lots of details about him and his death. They did a search for him and found him and others buried on Greenwich island in 1943 but he remained as missing until after the war but was considered killed in action on the date you have and was not reburied until 1950. He and his comrades were buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Mo.

If you like, I can email you a copy of the article but please don't publish it as is, since I do not have permission to publish it. If you like, you can get on my ancestry and look at his tree I built for him over there with the postcard and picture of his missing notice. I can give you a invite to the tree
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Mar 17, 2015 8:17 AM
Jeanne Gaumer
THanks Karen, I added this to the 3 early immigrants.
Added by Jeanne Gaumer on Feb 24, 2015 6:03 AM
Terry Mount
RE: Old Altoona Cemetery
Hi Karen,

I found Noah Oldfield listed in the death register for Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.

For reference please search for Noah Oldfield in the Pikes Peak Newsfinder at the following URL:

Note that you can also order an obituary for him it appears.

I hope this helps.

Terry Mount
Added by Terry Mount on Feb 23, 2015 7:55 AM
Oh, my--let me try again:
Do not use any commas or spaces in the sequence of keystrokes:

Start bold: <, b, >
Stop bold: <, /, b, >

Start italics: <, i, >
Stop italics: <, /, i, >

Added by MrsB on Feb 15, 2015 8:49 PM
Oh, my--let me try again:
Do not use any commas or spaces in the sequence of keystrokes:

Start bold: <, b, >
Stop bold: <, /, b, >

Start italics: <, i, >
Stop italics: <, /, i, >

Added by MrsB on Feb 15, 2015 7:45 PM
RE: Thank you for Walt Zich transfer
A fellow FindaGraver taught me. In the bio, type to start the bold, and then to finish it. Type to start the italics, and then to finish it. You can't do this when you first enter the memorial--the memorial has to first be in the cemetery, and then go to Edit Bio, and do this. It looks crazy when you are first typing it, but when you Save and look at the memorial it will happen.

Best wishes--I came back to this memorial because I was working with some other Zich's, and were hoping they were Walt's relatives (they weren't that I know of). My family and I really liked Walt, though--take a look at the picture they have of his son that died in Vietnam--he looked very much like a younger Walt.
Added by MrsB on Feb 15, 2015 7:40 PM
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