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Bio Photo In fourth grade, many,many years ago, I became involved with this wonderful hobby. Thank you for having this website!
Cemetery: euphemism coined by the early Christian writers. It is a Greek word for dormitory, a place to sleep.
"...passing down memories is the strongest link in the gossamer bridge that binds us as people."
David Baldacci.
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Marcus Tullius Cicero.
In eternal honor of our ancestors
Who left behind so much,
Who started here with so little,
That we might have everything.
Pax Christi.
Genealogy is the warp on which the fabric of history is woven. It is the most immediate, personal kind of history, and for many the most satisfying kind,rooted in the pervasive values of family and heritage. It is an essential part of the one great task each of us is called upon to undertake----the exploration of who we are.
From the Vesterheim Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library literature. Madison, Wisconsin.
A woman was trying to impress her friends at a party one afternoon. "My family's ancestry is very old." she said. "It dates back to the days of King John of England." Then turning to a woman sitting nearby, she said condescendingly, "How old is your family, my dear?"
"Well," replied the woman with a smile. "I can't really say. all of our family records were lost in the Flood."
They, who blazed the trail and broke the Virgin soil,
Ne'er garnered half the harvest of their toil;
To-day, wher'er they sowed, others reap
To them is sleep."
their brave deeds and, alas, too often their very names are forgotten.
""High fortune may be tossed away,
Nor health nor skill my long endure,
Only the name I bear is sure,
And since from it I cannot hide,
Lord, let me hold my name in pride."
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Dennis Johnson
RE: Drolsom or Drolson?
The farm name in Norway is spelled 'Drolsum'. Caroline's father, Hans, spelled his last name 'Drolson' in America. My great-grandfather started out spelling his last name 'Drolson' when coming to America, but changed the spelling to 'Drolsum' after several years. I don't know why.

Thanks for updating the memorials.
Added by Dennis Johnson on Jan 19, 2015 3:05 PM
Dennis Johnson
RE: Message.
The Drolsum farm was in the Heggen parish and most of the christenings were recorded there. Hans, Caroline's father, and my great-grandfather, Soren Drolsum, were brothers.
Added by Dennis Johnson on Jan 19, 2015 2:43 PM
RE: Sister 99020139
It has been changed. You can delete your duplicate now. Thank you for the obit from Wisconsin. I had the one from her hometown of Trenton NJ on mine
Added by Jerseyties on Jan 11, 2015 7:23 PM
Steve Seim
RE: Sister Judine Ebsch
Added by Steve Seim on Jan 05, 2015 6:50 AM
Amy Saltness
RE: Marie Saltness
That makes sense...she's listed as Marie but the family photo I have calls her Mayme. Thank you!
Added by Amy Saltness on Dec 29, 2014 8:10 PM
Carol & Pete
Vi Hawkinson
Thank you for adding the info to her memorial. She was my mother's cousin. My mother, who had been asking about Vi recently, just passed as well. I really appreciate all that you've done on this website!
Added by Carol & Pete on Dec 26, 2014 6:10 AM
Janell Shumaker Keuler
RE: Johann Reinhardt Schlichting
HI, Which one is his wife? Here are the Schlichtings that are in the register of Hillside Cemetery in Chilton.
Antoinette b. Aug 18?? d. March 21, 1870
Oscar R. b.1867 d. 1892
Elsie W. b. 1806 d. 1892
Bertha F.I. b. 1842 d. 1914
Reinhard F. G. 1835 d. 1897
Herman B. b. 1866 d. 1920
Hattie A. b. 1867 d. 1942
Carl G. b. 1871 d. 1927
The data for Hillside was lacking so a few years ago I transcribed all of the tombstones. It's possible that he is buried there with no stone. They are all in the same general vicinity.
Next week I will go to the court house to see if there is a death record for him in Calumet co.
Janell Keuler
Added by Janell Shumaker Keuler on Dec 19, 2014 6:00 PM
ted paust
RE: Your turn....
Not sure about John... but this is him, yes?
Added by ted paust on Dec 07, 2014 5:08 PM
ted paust
RE: Your turn....
Added by ted paust on Dec 07, 2014 3:56 PM
Vicky Johnson Crane
Charles Johnson
I added the gravestone to Charles' web-page as well. You can go on and change the order back to what it was and put the gravestone picture on the back page.

My Johnsons are not related to your Johnsons -- and my mother's name was Johnson as well! There were plenty of them in the area!
Added by Vicky Johnson Crane on Dec 05, 2014 8:46 PM
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