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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 have walked and taken notes at many area cemeteries. These were tombstone transcriptions only and I read them the best I could. I'm now adding to these entries as well as adding unmarked graves using information from the Sawyer County Record newspaper archives. Please contact me if you need an obit look-up in the Sawyer County Record newspaper based in Hayward. You may contact the Sawyer County Gazette newspaper based in Winter directly by writing to

THIS INFORMATION IS FREE FOR YOU TO USE. I enjoyed doing the research and uploading this data, so I hope it helps other genealogists. If you want a management transfer, just send me a request using the edit button.

Additional information:
***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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R. Lipprandt
Vojtasek - Exeland Cemetery

I believe there are two entries for the same person at Exeland Cemetery, Sawyer Co., Wisconsin.

The two entries being Edward Vojtasek #55033474 and Edward John Vojtasek #55033473.

Not sure how to merge the two but the second listed above of Edward John Vojtasek would be correct.

Bob (Ft. Lauderdale)
Added by R. Lipprandt on Nov 21, 2015 12:08 PM
Judy H
James Fenner
Karen, thanks for his birth information. I just thought it was a special story.
Added by Judy H on Nov 03, 2015 6:46 PM
thank you!
thank you for transferring memorial of my aunt Evelyn Armstrong. I appreciate all the volunteer hours and commitment to helping with findagrave
Paula aka MissTree
Added by MissTree on Oct 04, 2015 6:30 PM
Scott Mizevitz
Shinn family, etc.
Wanted to leave a message and thank you for all the time and effort you put in to all these wonderful memorials. It is very much appreciated, thank you again!
Added by Scott Mizevitz on Sep 27, 2015 2:10 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Theodore Uthus
Hi Karen, thank you for the information for Theodore's memorial, it has been added to his bio. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jul 28, 2015 6:40 AM
tom andrus
James Jordan FindAGrave
Just want to pass on that I think you did an outstanding job on adding information on this burial. Not just one but two obituaries! Plus all surviving children, etc.

Thank you
Added by tom andrus on May 30, 2015 8:55 PM
Eileen Edwards
Ernest Mewhorter
The obit attached to his info in the find a grave
shows two different sites for his death.

One Sherburne, Chenango County, New York.

The other in the obit lists

He was killed on hiway 32 near
Carter, Forest County, Wis.
This would be the correct info.
He lived at Laona Wis and had worked
for Connor lumber Co. for many
years in the 1940's & 50's

His " common law wife " was my aunt
Myrte Alice Edwards who was born in
Iowa. She may have went by Ernie
Mewhorter's last name but to my
knowledge was never married.

I am also searching for Myrtle's info
as she also died in the same area and
is buried at Radisson. I do not
have her death info. Would you be
able to direct me in the right
direction to locate it ?

Thanks in advance;

Jerry Edwards
Added by Eileen Edwards on May 30, 2015 2:25 PM
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
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