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Espa (#47356725)
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Bio Photo I maintain memorials mostly for relatives, plus a few others.

After mentioning places in bios, I sometimes add decimal coordinates in parentheses, like this (61.74739 9.26042). These coordinates can be pasted into many geographic web sites to see the location (,, Google earth, but unfortunately the excellent Norwegian map site doesn't accept decimal coordinates). Different sites don't quite agree on locations, so I go by Acme mapper.

I have two virtual cemeteries of people from the Fron parishes (Nord-Fron and Sør-Fron), Oppland County, Norway, in the historical region of Gudbrandsdalen, who are buried in the US. One has information added from the Fron church records and the other has no info added. Fron church records go back to 1799. People in Norway transcribed the Fron church records from 1799 through 1900 into a series of Excel files. These files are my source of the information. If you know of a person from Fron, you may ask me for a look-up.

Another of my projects is doing look-ups in "Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota" (Chicago, Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1904).
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Maureen S
RE: Hilma Josephine Brown Carlson (130909415)
Thank you for the links to her parents! I can now try to find more census reports for her.
Added by Maureen S on Jan 06, 2016 7:40 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: Magnus and Marie Strobeck
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton on Oct 22, 2015 7:42 PM
Links and edits made. Thanks so much for sending the additional information and for posting the photographs you have of them on their memorials. Transferred both memorials to you--good luck with your research!
Added by paths2present on Oct 01, 2015 11:52 AM
DeLoss McKnight III
Randall Alumbaugh
Sorry,but I don't know anything about the Alumbaugh family. Mac
Added by DeLoss McKnight III on Jun 20, 2015 2:15 PM
Herb Schwede
Cemetery changes
I think you have to do it through the "Discussion Forums" link on the left side.
Added by Herb Schwede on May 17, 2015 5:15 AM
Herb Schwede
F A G cemetery
I think the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery at Noonan ND. was on F A G when I started because when I added a cemetery, I always added the map feature.

Added by Herb Schwede on May 16, 2015 4:59 AM
Karen & Bob
RE: Pearl Goosen
Glad to help!
Added by Karen & Bob on Apr 21, 2015 6:07 PM
L Eriksson
Holton Memorials
I just transferred John to you.
If you call Crystal Lake Cemetery, they will give you the exact location of Inga and Joseph's graves (which are unmarked) and any other pertinent info. Seems unlikely that Joseph was in the hospital for so many months before his death. You may want to check with the cemetery to see what they have for his death date.

Added by L Eriksson on Mar 19, 2015 10:13 AM
Bob DeWitt
RE: John Stenerson
Hi Espa,
Thanks for looking into this. My email address is

I was looking at a Norway census for records of my great grandfather John G Stenerson and thought I found it at a location that had the name Lilleespe in it. So I googled Lilleespe and your memorial to Kari came up. In reading your memorial, I noticed some similar names (including John) and thought I may have found the right family. Now I'm not so sure.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Added by Bob DeWitt on Mar 04, 2015 1:38 PM
Bob DeWitt
RE: John Stenerson
Thanks for any information you might have! I really appreciate it. We are planning a trip to Norway soon and I would love to visit his birthplace.
Added by Bob DeWitt on Mar 04, 2015 8:51 AM
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