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Beth Sparrow (#46549069)
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Bio Photo Beth (Jorgensen) Sparrow living in Polk County, Nebraska. Have photos and information on the following surnames: My father's line: Hanks, Fields, Jorgensen, Foster, Lindsay in Nebraska, Illinois, Germany and Denmark.
My mother's line: Seggerman, Regnier, Junker, Michels, Barber, Sickmon in Nebraska and Illinois, Germany, France, and back to England thru Mayflower passengers.

Have photos and some information on my husband's family: His father's line: Sparrow, Foresman, Richart, Hubbard from Illinois and back east. Currently trying to gather records for my husband's Richart line back to the Mayflower.
His mother's line: Patterson, Thompson, Waterman, Smith and Krieg from Illinois and eastern states.
I also have researched my step-mother-in-law's family: Smith, Steward, Flick, Hill, Hughes, Whitacre, Cross and Glass from mainly Illinois, Indiana and east.

Please see my virtual cemeteries for specific relatives in these lines, and please contact me if you are related to any of these families. I like getting in touch with distant cousins.
Let me know if you want me to transfer someone so you can add more info to a relative. If someone is not my relative, I will usually transfer. Please state your relation in your requests for transfer.
Polk county cemetery info came from the cemetery or from the city/cemetery records. Polk county marriage info comes from the clerk's office at the county courthouse.
I am an avid cemetery photographer fulfilling requests in Polk county and trying to photograph all cemeteries in Polk county (where I live). I will add partial obituaries; I will not add living (surviving) relatives of recent deaths.
IF you use my photos in an online tree, PLEASE give credit by saying "courtesy of Beth Sparrow". It's very annoying to see your own photo in an Ancestry tree with no credit given. And you KNOW it's your photo because the bird poop is in the same place.
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Stephen Stewart
Isabelle Bredwell
Thanks for the leg work. It was actually there on the base of her daughter's stone, I just had to look closer.
Added by Stephen Stewart on Sep 20, 2016 7:17 PM
Robert Dunford
Carl Dubke #126733343
Hello Beth.
I was doing some background checking on Louise Bethune (#37097762) an important architect in this area. Although she is not a relative I noticed that some of the markers in the lot where she is buried were not on Find-A-Grave and thought I would add them. I was confused at first that there were 3 people named Dubke buried there but no apparent relationship, until I noticed that the burial arrangements for Carl were handled by his uncle Charles Bethune, MD. Charles was the son of Robert & Louise Bethune so I would assume that the Charles F Dubke buried there is the father of Wilhelmina, Charles Bethune's wife. Carl's ashes are buried behind his father's grave and I believe is unmarked though I will try to check. I am not planning on pursuing the family ties much farther but thought you might. I also wanted to share a couple of tidbits I gleaned along the way. Charles & Wilhelmina's daughter-in-law is the actress Ivy Bethune (still living) and the granddaughter is Zina Bethune who died in 2012.
Added by Robert Dunford on Sep 19, 2016 4:39 PM
Walter and Bessie Hubbard
Hey, Beth! I made it out to Harris last night and got better pics for you!!
Added by Nedly on Sep 14, 2016 8:46 AM
Rebecca Brubaker Freeman
RE: Wine family in Rising Sun
Thank you very much!!!
Added by Rebecca Brubaker Freeman on Sep 06, 2016 1:07 PM
Sharon Palmer
William Lemley # 143822056
Thank you again for the photo of William Lemley. I wish you were able to fill all my request, you are incredible. Sharon
Added by Sharon Palmer on Sep 03, 2016 12:22 PM
Sharon Palmer
Lemley's and Hewitt
Thank you for the photo's of Sarah Catherine Lemley and her husband, Samuel Hewitt. Also thank you for the photo of George Lemley. I appreciate the time and effort that it took. Very fast response for my requests. Thank you again, Sharon
Added by Sharon Palmer on Sep 02, 2016 2:05 PM
Ann Parkinson
Hubbert Obit
THANK YOU!!! Great info in this. :)) Blessings~
Added by Ann Parkinson on Aug 30, 2016 2:26 PM
Leslie Hines Alley
Ann & Marion Shields
Hello. I noticed your request for photos for Ann & Marion Shield in the Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg IA. Memorial #169049612 and Memorial #169049644. I have a Fremont County Cemetery book. I will look and see if I can find them in there. If I locate them in the book I will run up to the cemetery and complete the photo request. Hoping to find them for you!!
Added by Leslie Hines Alley on Aug 30, 2016 11:30 AM
merry sunshine
Gertrude Thelen 116487378
In answer to the question on this page: Yes, Gertrude married Nick Nichols after Thelen died.
Her Social Security death record is Gertrude Nichols. I don't know where Nichols died. I also don't know why she didn't put that name on her monument! Jeanne W.
Added by merry sunshine on Aug 18, 2016 8:40 PM
merry sunshine
Belle Thelen Taddiken Siford
Beth, is it possible to get her first husband in the name on this page 116469203 Ervin Taddiken is her first husband and the father of her children. Thanks. Jeanne Walsh
Added by merry sunshine on Aug 18, 2016 6:44 PM
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