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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 12 years, 3 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo Shortly after the Moravian Church in the small town of Aurelia, ND. closed in the early 70's, an association was formed to look after the cemetery.
It was renamed the Aurelia Community Cemetery. I was elected to the board a few years later when one of the original members died. About ten years ago I helped my sister work on our family tree and now when I found Find A Grave, I realized how helpful it could have been.
This information was mostly taken from the tombstones at cemeteries I have visited, with some added from our family tree and ND death index files. I also get information from the Mouse River Loop Genealogy Society, of which I am a member.Most of these cemeteries are located in northwestern North Dakota.
With over 75,000 names in about 675 cemeteries, I'm sure I have made some mistakes. If anyone finds any errors or has more information let me know.I have photos (about 60,000) of the markers of most of the graves added in the last few years. I do not have time to add all these pictures but if someone requests one I will gladly add it if I have one. Please put Find A Grave in subject line.
Most of the obituaries I have added are from local funeral homes or old newspapers with their permission. All pictures that I have added were taken by me personally.
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Ethel Lunday.
Thank you for the picture. Your effort is greatly appreciated.

Added by DDM on Jul 10, 2014 4:59 PM
Susan S
Dorothy Smithberg #13744044
Since Dorothy only lived a few days I don't think she had a spouse. Is she perhaps a daughter?
Added by Susan S on Jul 07, 2014 3:41 PM
Faye Kellogg Crandall
Grave photo request
Thank you for updating the memorial for
Grace Kellogg Gullikson #11063476, in Yellowstone Point Cemetery in Cartwright, McKenzie Co, North Dakota. Do you have a photo of her grave stone? If so, could you add it please. Thanks so much. She died the year I was born, and was a big influence for my father. Thanks again. Faye
Added by Faye Kellogg Crandall on Jun 28, 2014 11:15 AM
LeRoy L. Smith
Charles Madison Memorial
Thank you, Herb, for the editing of the above person's memorial, and the linking of his memorial to the memorials of other immediate family members. Best Wishes.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Jun 23, 2014 9:28 PM
Eva Stompro
I note you have her listed as buried here, and with the correct birth and death dates. The thing is, she died in Carmel, Monterey, California, and was - at the time of her death - married to Russell Comrie. He died two years later also at Carmel. They had been married since 1941. I am willing to concede that they might have divorced late in life. That is why I am inquiring as to where you obtained your information on her death.

Judy in Pacific Northwest
Added by 1dearone2 on Jun 21, 2014 6:54 PM
Valerie Blake
the Devers
Thank you Herb!
Added by Valerie Blake on Jun 16, 2014 7:50 AM
Thank you so very much for photographing the headstone of Rachel Hagood! I appreciate you fulfilling my request!
Added by Tiffany on Jun 13, 2014 3:50 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Raymond Wallace Cooper 25972449
Herb---sorry, I messed up. I was trying to add George Cooper, father, Memorial# 21097254.
Also wanting to add Emma Marie Lord, Ray's wife, #25972448. Don't know where George's wife is buried.

Thanks for straightening this out for me!
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Jun 13, 2014 3:14 PM
Thank You
Thank you for all your hard work and your kindness in transferring the memorial of James Dressen today. He's linked to his father and a sister. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care.
Added by Sheila on May 30, 2014 5:03 PM
Jack W. Davis
Abraham Moss Gordon

You really didn't have to transfer the memorial of Abraham Moss Gordon to me, but I do thank you for your kindness in doing so. I have linked him to his parents and hope to add further information on him as I am able to obtain it.

Again, thank you for your kindness.

Jack W. Davis
Added by Jack W. Davis on May 23, 2014 5:39 AM
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