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Hooked On Family (#47448897)
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Bio Photo I am a 'farm girl' who grew up in Iowa. I still live in Iowa, just not on the farm!

I am trying to leave a legacy on Find a Grave for my children and grandchildren, and for others as well, by making family stories and links.

I found my great grandmother's headstone on Find a Grave quite by accident and have been hooked on this site ever since.

I enjoy helping others find relatives' and friends' resting places. I have posted many memorials and photos from various cemeteries so others can gather data.

I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed. I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

I am not interested in amassing large numbers of memorials. I am interested in contributing data and connecting family members.

Forgive me for not yet having all burial locations takes time to research. Also, some mortuaries do not list burial or disposition details in their obituaries, so there exists some unknowns.

I do transfer memorials if you have information to add, unless it is for my relative.

I often try to add information and family links by researching a family. This takes time, so some memorials I've created do not contain a bio.

Please let me know if there is an error so it can be corrected. I want to have true and appropriate information.

I usually make edit requests the same day.

I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials such as photos or obituary clippings that would help me link family members.

I am happy to share photos with you to use in your family albums. Feel free to contact me.

- - - - Projects as of July 2014 - - - -

I took gravestone photos of these entire cemeteries. All are posted for:
Paton Cemetery - Paton, Iowa
Dawson Cemetery near Paton, Iowa
Antioch - Clarksville, Iowa
Lynwood - Clarksville, Iowa
Old Town - Clarksville, Iowa
Pleasant Valley - Clarksville, Iowa
Butler Center - Butler County, Iowa
St. Mary's Catholic - Greene, Iowa

I added quite a few photos for McCallsburg Cemetery and Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa. I will be taking photos in several Butler County cemeteries when possible. As of 2015, I am adding 1000 photos I took at Rose Hill in Greene.
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High Plains
RE: Martin Crouse

So happy that I could "help" you find where a member of your family was buried!

I am a genealogy "nut"! Love it! So I enjoyed your enthusiasm about getting started on Mr. Crouse's memorial page.

I am still looking for a great uncle's burial place. I know city and state, just not what cemetery, unfortunately for me a very large city with a lot of cemeteries. One of these days someone will post a memorial for him (I hope). I can't even order a death certificate because my great uncle's mother was Icelandic and I don't know what was used as a maiden name for her as her Icelandic maiden name doesn't work when I search.

Good luck, Marilynn!

Best wishes,
judy :)

Added by High Plains on Mar 01, 2015 1:14 PM
High Plains
Martin Crouse
Hi Marilynn,

I certainly don't mind adding information to a memorial, but as a family member I'm sure you will take good care of his memorial and enjoy adding the information at your convenience.

The memorial has been transferred to you.

Best wishes,
High Plains aka judy :)
Added by High Plains on Mar 01, 2015 10:03 AM
Joy Steele
RE: Adren Koontz
Let me know if I can help by doing a "look-up" at Rowan Central Library's history and genealogy room. When you do visit North Carolina, I hope you will plan enough time to spend a couple of days there. It's an amazing resource.

What were John Crouse's dates and residence? Also, was the surname ever spelled with a 'K' or as Krause? Can you tell I like the mystery of genealogy?

Let me know if I can help.

Added by Joy Steele on Feb 26, 2015 6:01 PM
Amy Geisler
Mary Geisler
I saw some comments about Ed and Mary Geisler below. They are my grandparents. I have added a photo of the headstone. The headstone also includes my father, David L Geisler. He was cremated and laid to rest above my grandfather.
Added by Amy Geisler on Feb 26, 2015 7:23 AM
RE: George and Lillian Crouse
"George and Lillian Crouse
Thanks so much for the marriage date info. How did you know this?"


Lillie is a great aunt of mine.

I've searched and searched the Fort Dodge Newspaper Archives for lots of HUDSON info. Interesting !!


Are you HUDSON related ?

Brooklyn, MI
Added by Jim SIMPSON on Feb 15, 2015 9:19 PM
Nancy Abraham
RE: Wilma Hinds-White Deer Cem
Thanks for your very kind words and you are right--I have nothing to fear from those who have passed on. Are the other 2 Hinds in the White Deer Cem related to you or Wilma?
Added by Nancy Abraham on Jan 05, 2015 11:06 AM
Nancy Abraham
Wilma Hinds-White Deer Cem
I think the corrections you requested have been made and if you have persons in this cemetery you are related to, I don't mind transferring. I also do not collect numbers--easier for you to link family than for me to do it as I don't have all the info. Let me know.
Added by Nancy Abraham on Jan 03, 2015 11:30 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Private John B. Varble and the men of Co. A, 86th Illinois
I want to Thank You again for adding the pictures of John B. Varble to his Find A Grave Memorial. They are welcome additions to his site. I have added more information to his site and would welcome any comments or additions that you might have to add. I would also love to see other pictures of John or of any of his tentmates that he may have collected pictures of that he may have taken pictures of at any of the reunions that he attended over the years that you or any other family members may run across. Keep in mind, that many descendants of members of the 86th have no pictures of their ancestors, who served in the 86th and many times. Many members of the 86th collected and traded pictures with their friends, which have been passed on down through their family. I have been fortunate to get copies of some of the pictures in these collections, thus getting copies of pictures for descendants who had never seen a picture of their ancestors. So if you ever run across pictures of John B. Varble with any of his fellow members of Co. A, please remember me as being interested in seeing copies added to John's site or to the site of his fellow soldiers in Co. A. Thanks again for all you have contributed to John's site. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Dec 20, 2014 9:45 AM
Mahala Bennett
I see Mary Bennett Goeldners sister is burried at Washington. I think I have a listing for Elm Grove that isnt yet put on line, I will see if they are there.
Added by Connie on Dec 09, 2014 6:48 PM
Re: Mahala Bennett
I dont have anything either. In Mary's obit it says she leaves 2 sister both living in Iowa. So my guess is that her parents probably moved here as the children were still home. I would think Mahala is burried somewhere in Iowa?
Added by Connie on Dec 09, 2014 6:44 PM
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