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Cyndi Speltz Gipp (#47019232)
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Janet Dicke
Mary Rowekamp Briese
Thank you for adding my mother's memorial and picture of her headstone. I searched for her on here using her full name as it appears on her headstone and didn't find it so I added her on here then came across yours! I am new to this site obviously ;)
Added by Janet Dicke on Jul 05, 2016 11:51 AM
Tell Ashbrook
Thank you so much for submittng his obituary. It provided me with another link to my Ghere family. I really appreciate you taking the time to send!
Added by cfenters on Jun 16, 2016 4:39 PM
jane austin
RE: Otto Kruse
You're welcome. Got the rest of the family, too! :)
Added by jane austin on May 15, 2016 8:29 PM
Greenwood Cemetery
Mary Warren's grave is unmarked. I did verify with the cemetery office just in case. She is buried right next to one of her husbands (Alexander Irvine). I did take a picture of her plot anyways with Alexander's grave because the Irvine main headstone is there.
Added by Holly on Apr 14, 2016 11:33 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
John & Rosemarie Stracke
Hi Cyndi, while recently photographing at Old Holy Cross cemetery, I came across the burials for John & Rosemarie and noticed you have their memorials in Calvary Cem, they are actually in Old Holy Cross, along with the rest of the family. Would you mind relocating their memorials to Old Holy Cross? P.S. Nice family photo's! Thanks and regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Mar 12, 2016 7:04 AM
Nicholas Fonck

Change made. If you come up with anything else that needs to be corrected or added, just let me know.

Thanks again,
Added by Lynn on Feb 28, 2016 9:36 PM
RE: Nicholas Fonck

Thank you so much for all the wonderful information! You've filled in a lot of holes.

If you look the memorials over and see anything else that needs to be changed, please don't hesitate to let me know. I care very much about having them as accurate as possible.

I appreciate you taking the time to write. Thanks again for your input!

Added by Lynn on Feb 28, 2016 1:23 PM
Nicholas Fonck
Hi Cyndi,

I received your suggested correction on the place of birth for Nicholas Fonck, changing it from Paris to Belgium. May I ask the source for that?

Nicholas was only in America when the census was taken in 1890 and 1900. Unfortunately, as I'm sure you know, the 1890 census went up in smoke. However, the 1900 census definitely says he was born in Paris. In fact, it looks as though they had Belgium written down at first, and then corrected it.

In addition, I looked up some of his children on later census records to see what it said for their father's birthplace. There were several different answers over the years, including France, Germany and Holland, but the majority listed their father's birthplace as France and their mother's as Belgium.

The following all gave Nicholas' birthplace as France, and Johanna's as Belgium: his daughter, Annie Fiedler, on both the 1910 census and 1920 census in Richwoods, Calhoun County, Illinois; his daughter, Matilda Kolb, on the 1930 census in Lacrosse County, Wisconsin; and his daughter, Barbara Fiedler, on both the 1910 census and 1930 census in Richwoods, Calhoun County, Illinois.]

I know that census records are notoriously "iffy" when it comes to the facts, but that's 6 examples of Nicholas being listed as a native of France and his wife as a native of Belgium. You may very well have a better source.

I wish I had an obituary for Nicholas, but looked again today and couldn't find one. Seems like nothing in genealogical research is ever easy. Ha!

Thanks for your help.

Added by Lynn on Feb 27, 2016 3:41 PM
RE: Albertsen
Mamie Smith was on the back side of the large Albertsen stone which was inscribed with the Wischmeier name. I also photographed the stones of Ralph Waldo Wischmeier and Edith Albertsen Wischmeier which were on the same lot.
Added by pmfrench on Jan 28, 2016 1:57 PM
RE: Albert Albertsen
Thank you for asking. I re-checked. There is a stone for Edward Albertsen who died in 1943, a stone for Theresa (Waldhoff) Albertsen who died in 1961, and a stone for Eugenia (d. 1902), Albert (d. 1898), and Estella A. (d. 1891). I'm not sure how I missed Albert's name the first time I looked, but I'll get photos of all of the Albertsen stones in Block 281 in the next day or two.
Added by pmfrench on Jan 27, 2016 6:51 PM
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