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cathy w (#47412812)
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Bio Photo My passion for genealogy stemed from my grandmother, Florence Andrist. After over 10 years of research my sister, Nancy and I have found nearly 5100 Andrists to add to our database. Thanks to all who have assisted us!! If you have questions or additions, please feel free to ask us.

We also honor our grandmother, who raised us, Ada Stark-Frederick for her love and inspiration.

Other families that we have researched are:
Stark/Maxson/Schuster, Hutton/Patterson, Frederick/Letcher, Grass/Boe, Whitcomb, Schalz/Fidler, Dierich, Winberg/Carlson, Buegler, to name a few.
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Michael Stanley Klimczak
RE: Flossie Andrist
No problem.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Dec 02, 2016 3:42 PM
RE: Lester Harkcom
Richard will take a little more work. Burials in the infant section run by years. It looks like this section was used up until 1924. He might be in the second area in another lot. Markers are also hard to read. I will at least see if I can figure out what lot he is in and take a photo of it.
Added by traycx on Nov 28, 2016 9:40 AM
Edward Eugene Fairchild
Hello Cathy,

I see that you created the Find a Grave Memorial for Edward Eugene Fairchild.

I have been doing some research on a family Civil War Quilt with 320 names embroidered on 80 patches of the quilt. Edward Eugene Fairchild is one of those names. On the quilt his military unit is listed as 9th U.S. Infantry. This is actually the 9th Regiment USCT. He received a commission to serve with that unit. Earlier he had served with the 126th NY Infantry, Company D as a Sergeant.

IF you are interested in seeing photograph of the quilt block with Mr. Fairchild's name and unit, you may e-mail me at This quilt was made by my G G Grandmother Caroline Boston who became a Civil War Nurse at Benton Barracks General Hospital, St Louis MO.

Although we had positively identified 315 of the 320 individual whose names are on the quilt we are still trying to determine how the names were selected for the quilt. We believe that the quilt was made in Smith Center Kansas around 1895. Most of the soldiers were members of the GAR as was my G G Grandfather James Boston. Caroline was member of the Women's Relief Corps (an auxiliary of the GAR). 200 of the soldiers lived in Kansas for at least a while after the war.

I know that Edward Eugene Fairchild was also a member of the Kasson, Minestrone GAR Post 32 (I have a copy of the 1883 GAR muster). Do you any information about Mr. Fairchild that would place him in Kansas anytime between 1894 and 1910?

The quilt was donated to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln Nebraska last month.

I'd appreciate any information you might be willing to share about Mr. Fairchild.
Added by Rich on Nov 26, 2016 9:17 AM
RE: Hutton
Added by Wayne on Oct 31, 2016 11:09 AM
RE: Lee Andrist
Now there is no memorial at all.
Added by Sandi on Oct 28, 2016 12:18 PM
Kathy Brick
RE: Suzie O'Brien

They must have just recently placed the marker. I added the family Memorial Stone -- which her marker is right next to as you requested.

Added by Kathy Brick on Oct 27, 2016 2:27 PM
RE: Lee Andrist
How do I delete the one I made?
Added by Sandi on Oct 27, 2016 2:04 PM
Kathy Brick
Suzie O'Brien
I was passing through and look what I found :)

Kathy Brick
Added by Kathy Brick on Oct 24, 2016 2:46 PM
Bob # 46991349
RE: Houston
You are very welcome. Photo has been posted to Doris' memorial.

Added by Bob # 46991349 on Oct 17, 2016 9:09 PM
Blake McCauley
RE: Muxlow
Had a connection to George and Sarah Muxlow's granddaughter Lillian (Heathershaw) Darnell (my father did some handyman work for her in the 1960's) and happened to be going by Le Mars so I got photo's of theres and many other photo requests (but not all due to time constraints).

Glad to help fulfill requests.

Added by Blake McCauley on Oct 12, 2016 12:29 PM
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