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Janis Ferrell (#47685773)
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Del Gran
Photo for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery
Janis, you helped me with Ed and Gladys back in March 2012. I remember you as tremendously throrough and conscientions and thought of you when I was looking for an unbiased opinion from one that I greatly respect in the Find A Grave community of volunteers.

Here is the problem, I wanted a nice photo for the cemetery home page. I found what I thought was appropriate, licensed the photo, and added a caption for this cemetery. However, Find A Grave is rejecting my photo submission for the cemetery as "inappropriate" and suggests that I submit a photo of the main gate, cemetery sign, monument, etc. Obviously none of these exist, not even sure anyone can locate the cemetery any closer than Jamesville Township. Each township consists of 36 sections, each measuring one square mile or six miles square. So, the "cemetery" is somewhere within a 36 squire mile area.

To make it easy, the photo in question is also my profile photo and whether you think it is appropriate to use it as a Find A Grave cemetery photo for a cemetery that was abandoned and returned to farm land in 1940. The details follow but you may not need.

My great-grandfather, Nikolai Larson #14396933 drowned about 1881 and was buried in a cemetery that was abandoned and became farm land in 1940. His name and 11 others, appear on the WPA list dated Feb 1941 for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery in rural Yankton County, SD.

Due to the lack of a physical or Find A Grave cemetery, another Find A Grave member created memorials in another cemetery with a similar name but in the wrong Township. Recently, I had 11 of these 12 Find A Grave memorials transferred to me and then created a new cemetery on Feb 19 and transferred the 11 memorials to the correct cemetery.

The history on the home page and Nikoli Larson's memorial #14396933 is a "work in progress". It started as an explanation on my great-grandfather's memorial and I am in the process of "cleaning it up" to provide a good history and explanation on the cemetery home page with something to be added to all 11 and maybe the 12th whose descendant I am in touch with who is an Olsberg, Find A Grave member "Corey in Nebraska" with documentation that his great-grandfather was buried beside my great-grandfather.

Sorry to bother you, but would appreciate your opinion and suggestions.

Added by Del Gran on Feb 23, 2015 12:33 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
Claude Bartlett headstone
Janis, thank you so much for the use of it.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Aug 11, 2013 3:43 PM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
Claude Bartlett headstone
Hi Janis, you have a photo of the headstone for Claude Bartlett at the Custer County Cemetery

Would you mind if I copy it for my family tree on I will be sure to give you credit for the photo.
P.S. I sent an email thru your email link and it came back unable to deliver.
Thank you...Lynne
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Aug 11, 2013 1:12 AM
Charla White Petelin
Denver Clyde Fisher
Thanks for much for photographing the memorial of Denver Clyde Fisher. Much appreciated!
Charla White Petelin
Added by Charla White Petelin on Aug 03, 2013 8:42 PM
Christina & Rebecca O
Thank you for getting the pictures.
Rebecca :)
Added by Christina & Rebecca O on Aug 01, 2013 4:56 PM
Jessie Williams
Thank you so much for the photo. It is a great photo. Jessie is my Grandmother and I am so happy to see her final resting place.
Added by Marilyn on Jul 29, 2013 8:25 PM
Jody Nelson Ebner-Clark
Thank you (cont.)
Thank you Janis, very much, for the pictures for Steve and Harriet Hotchkiss.
Added by Jody Nelson Ebner-Clark on Jul 29, 2013 7:32 PM
Jody Nelson Ebner-Clark
Thank you
Added by Jody Nelson Ebner-Clark on Jul 29, 2013 7:31 PM
Keeper of the Stars
George and Milo Hanks
Hi,Janis, Thank you so much for the photos of George & Milo Hanks. My mother was a Hanks and they are related through her side of our family. I appreciate your time doing this for me! Blessings, Susan
Added by Keeper of the Stars on Jul 29, 2013 3:07 PM
Scott Thompson
Thomas Kocatch
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Scott Thompson on Jul 28, 2013 9:39 PM
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