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Michael J. Petrie (#47366661)
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Bio Photo My main area of interest is the history of eastern Fond du Lac, western Sheboygan and southern Calumet counties in Wisconsin. I've done extensive genealogical work on the Peter and Amalia Oehme Loehr Family; the Anton and Margaret Dax Petrie, Anton and A. Catherine Braun Petrie, Leonard and A. Gertrude Braun Petrie Families; the John Adam and Barbara Drechsler Sippel Family and the John Joseph and Anna Maria Mueller Gilles Family.
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Linda and William S.
Are these names all in Holy Trinity Cemetery and/or in St. Isidore Cemetery in Osman?
We live in Menasha near the city of Appleton but we make trips to that area often.
Before we take photos of gravestones, we always clean it up a bit & that's how we found that the John & Catharina Tintinger's daughter (on the stone)was named Katie.
Added by Linda and William S. on Sep 30, 2014 12:05 PM
Linda and William S.
"Katie" Tintinger
We just put in two photos of "Katie" Tintinger's gravestone. One showing top of stone with her first name & the other of main part of stone with last name & dates clearly shown.
We do have a third photo showing both mother & daughter's graves with lettering.
Next to daughter was a gravestone & only foundation is present; maybe this was (originally) the gravestone of John Tintinger.

William Schlaak
Added by Linda and William S. on Sep 29, 2014 6:28 AM
Don R. Flower
Hi Michael,
Wow, thank you! I am so thrilled and excited that you found Don Flower's obituary!! I have been looking for information on him for the longest time and you have given me renewed energy to start searching again! I posted the obit and credited it you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Added by Chloe on Sep 19, 2014 7:45 AM
Judy H
Surges at Wis Mem Park

I added wide shots to all three memorial pages, one from the street showing the tree on Ruth's page. The photo on the pages for the two Merrill's is a wide shot showing where the graves would be to the right of the Grothe marker.

The marker is for Harry and Irene Grothe. They are also in 145, graves 1 and 2. The three Surges graves are to the right and all three are unmarked.

I made pages for the two Grothe's but would be happy to transfer if they are your relatives.
Added by Judy H on Aug 20, 2014 4:50 PM
Susanne D
Schnable at Montrose
Hello, I am trying to fulfill your photo requests for Schnable at Montrose Cemetery. I did not find a headstone for either Herbert, but I did find Willliam d.1918, Ernest d.1959 and Ida d.1992. Also right next to Ida and Ernest were Andrew d. 1940 and Mary d. 1942 (the last name is missing the E at the end for Andrew and Mary. If these are your family and create the memorials I will post the photos. This was my first trip to Montrose and the lot numbers are rare and hard to follow when you find them. If you would like me to post a general photo of the area for the requests for Herbert, I will, but I can't be sure that Schnable's that I did find are in Lot 508. I'm confident that I did find all the Schnables in the general area.
Added by Susanne D on Jul 21, 2014 7:48 AM
Louis Diedrich
Hi, I got a hold of the sexton at holy cross and he had serveral Diedrichs, but one that had baby Diedrich, listed from 1920 and died as the date of 5/12/21. Not sure if this is the right baby. But it was listed as "baby Diedrich". The sexton was in a hurry for an appt. But said he would look into it and let me know if he finds anything different.
Oh, Rosemary Diedrich's buried at
Blk 13 Lot 24 Sp 2 .
Eileen Diedrich is BLK 13 LOT 24
When I was over in Blk 13, there were quite a few Diedrichs, but I didn't see a Louis J. Diedrich of that date of 1921.
Added by Trace on May 02, 2014 8:12 PM
Evergreen Cemetery - Illinois
You have requested a photo from Evergreen Cemetery. If you contact the cemetery for the grave location I will look for the headstone in the next 2 weeks. Almost everyone there answering the phone is willing to help over the phone. If they tell you that you would need to come in to get a map anyway, let them know you have someone who has the maps. I have the maps of the cemetery so this could be easy. Their number is 708-422-9051.
Added by SLeamon on Nov 29, 2013 8:08 AM
Mark Merritt
Mr. Merkel
Mr. Petrie,
Thanks for the efforts to find and document a key player in early American Motorcycle design and development. If these guys would've known how valuable their products would become one day I think they may have found a way to keep going.....

Anyway, I'm a bit of an amateur historian who is on a mission to find and document the final resting places of board track racers and those behind the scene ala Mr. Merkel.

Thanks and good luck

Added by Mark Merritt on Nov 18, 2013 10:26 PM

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