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Spirit In The Sky (#47599423)
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Bio Photo Hi Folks
When we started doing genealogy we wanted to find out the names of our grandpa & grandmas parents, from there we went all in, and let me tell you it is addicting. Always hoping to find something more about our family tree. Where they came from, where they lived and when they died. For all of us together we all share in one common thing, that our ancestors who all came from different lands made the choices that was a start of you and me.
Find A Grave is a great avenue to create a memorial for our loved ones from our family tree and a link to the relatives is really cool. Hope the next generation will visit the graves of ancestors with some flowers and a prayer. There is something special about being on that hollowed ground where our parents, grandparents & great grandparents once stood, weeping with a heavy heart. It is cool to know that in some cases I know for a fact that I am standing at the same grave that a certain person from our family tree, great grandma for example, stood in that same area of the cemetery 150 years ago.
Under each stone is a story to be told, about life, death, happiness and sorrow. They are gone but let them not be forgotten.
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RE: photo
Done. :-)
Added by KVHumiston on Aug 21, 2016 1:57 PM
Donna Olson
RE: Olson
First I am married to Jack Olson who is the great grandson of Zachris Olaf Olson (1859-1894)who was the brother of Sakrus Peter Olson. Zacris Olaf Olson went to Oregon along with his wife and infant daughter. He was killed in a logging accident in 1894. Before his death he fathered seven children with two wives. Jack's Grandfather was the eldest boy. I just recently found out that Sakrus Peter was brother to Ole as he became known. Jack's third cousin has ties to Sweden so it was through this source that I found out about Peter. As far as John goes, I found his birthdate in the 1900 federal census as Dec 1879. Again in the 1930 census (Recorded April 11, 1930) he was living with Peter and his wife Gertie and his age was listed as 50 making 1879 the year of birth. I did find an article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel date Monday, December 22, 1952 giving his age as 69, which would be the 1882 date. The article says he hanged himself in jail. It also said he was living at the veteran's administration at Wood. We live in Deer Island, Oregon.
Added by Donna Olson on Aug 09, 2016 8:32 PM
Donna Olson
John L Olson Headstone
I am researching John L Olson son of Sakrus Peter Olson and have a question about the headstone shown on the find a grave website. John's birthdate given on the 1900 census is Dec 1879, and on the website 1880 (close enough) but the headstone reads a birthdate of Dec 28, 1882, How sure are you that this headstone belongs to the John L Olson, I am researching? Did the government get the date (and state) wrong? the application for a headstone is rather sloppy. Anyway if the birthdate is incorrect can the death date also be and can this possibly be the headstone of another John L Olson?
Added by Donna Olson on Aug 01, 2016 4:24 PM
Betzinger, Gokey, and others
Hi there!
I am currently researching for a distant cousin. He is descended from Ralph Chamberland and Marcella Betzinger. George Betzinger and Mathilda Gokey are his Grandparents. From your posts, your father's mother was Virginia Gokey? That would make her his Great Aunt. He does not have internet access, but I am sure he would love to chat. You may already know him;-) If you are interested, please contact me at I can give you his contact info.
Added by Turtle65 on May 17, 2016 9:56 AM
Fay family name in Floral lawn, So Beloit

Is the Fay sir name your family? I took photos of 4 of them today and added three of them to find a grave today. Donald Fay, Audrey Fay and Ellis Fay.

Donald's wife Dorthea was already in Find A Grave.

Added by Justine on May 15, 2016 7:29 PM
Centenary Historian
Elijah Smith
Thank you very much for the photo from N Deerfield Cemetery (Arsey Dudley Plot)' Elijah Smith was my 4th great grandfather's brother.
Added by Centenary Historian on Jan 04, 2016 6:21 PM
RE: Photo
You are very welcome. Glad I was able to help out.
Added by macchick on Apr 08, 2015 5:54 AM
Alden Lemsky
Thank you for the transfer. His mother Irene had a very special place in my family. Thanks for making the original posting! Best, Sonja
Added by Sonja on Oct 23, 2014 1:26 PM
Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey
George Premo
Thank you so much for the transfer! You have done a wonderful job on the Premo line & their memorials too! Did you see the pictures I added to some of them & their captions??
Thank you again, - Sherry
Added by Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey on Aug 17, 2014 6:01 PM
Betzinger, Gokey, Premo families
Are you related to these families? They are my son's ancestors. ((I say my son because his father and I are divorced) He is a Betzinger and also descendant of "Queen" Marinette. The book Queen Marinette--Spirit of Survival was written by MY cousin Beverly Hayward Johnson. I am also into genealogy. Anyway, I just wanted to say what wonderful photos and articles you wrote for all these families! I am also a member of Find A Grave. By any chance do you live in the Menominee-Marinette area?
Added by Caroline on Feb 10, 2014 5:38 PM
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