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Gene Hammerstrom (#46834086)
 member for 10 years, 8 months, 9 days
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The interments I have made are family, friends and people from the south-eastern area of South Dakota. If you object to someone I have entered, please let me know.

If you find any mistakes, please let me know. I have tried to be as accurate as possible, but know there may be mistakes.

I would appreciate bio's about someone you know in this area and I will enter them. I will not transfer any entries unless it is a parent or sibling.

I am retired and live in southeastern South Dakota.
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Jennifer Collins
Thank you!!
Hello Gene,

I don't think we've ever met, but I want to thank you for posting so many memorial pages for my family of our relatives and ancestors. I noticed you had my grandmother's memorial page up right away after her burial this past August. I'm the granddaughter of Drs. William & Theresa (Gedstad) Collins and I'm wondering if you knew them or my family. Thank you again for your diligence and details in posting these! I am our family historian and genealogist so I refer to your posts here many times.

Added by Jennifer Collins on Dec 02, 2016 11:07 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
Eva Luella Phelps Deneui
I have the names of her biological parents if you would like to list them in the biography part. Just let me know
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Nov 20, 2016 3:55 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 100336030
You might want to check your family links. You have Obed Everett William as Harry Oliver Jones' mother. His mother is actually Emma Harper.
Added by AncestryClimber on Nov 18, 2016 6:11 PM
Just wondering how you're related to to them :) They were my grandmothers family. :)

Added by bg2005 on Oct 05, 2016 9:25 PM
Theresa RaNae
Just curious how your related to the Wise family?
Added by Theresa RaNae on Sep 18, 2016 10:05 AM
Janice Carlile
Blakes SE S.D.
Hi Gene,
Just curious are you related to the Blakes in Turner County SD?
Added by Janice Carlile on Sep 13, 2016 8:41 PM
deanna french
RE: S.D. Civil War Vets;photos
Thank you very much. I appreciate your kindness!
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 22, 2016 6:55 PM
deanna french
S.D. Civil War Vets;photos
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our C.W. Veteran that had ties to Vt. David Way,Tabor Way and Lyman Webster are three of such soldiers. May I use the photo's that you contributed to their Find A Grave memorial pages, to post on the (

You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 22, 2016 10:46 AM
Arthur J Potas
Thank you so much for the wonderful history that you have listed on your memorials. You told me so much about Arthur that I could not find in the newspapers or on Ancestry.

Arthur was married to my great grandmother's niece, Elizabeth Metz. Elizabeth's parents were Frank Metz and Matilda Koch. Frank's occupation was a mason. Elizabeth was the youngest of 11 and her mother died when she was 10 years old.

Elizabeth died on July 7 1959 and she is buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. It is a Catholic cemetery on the border of the city of Buffalo and town of Cheektowaga, New York.

I was thinking that Arthur may have met Elizabeth if he traveled to the Pillsbury Flour mill in Buffalo. That is just a guess.

Thanks again.
Added by Hanrattys on Aug 13, 2016 8:12 AM
# 24279607 Eugene Otten. He is a cousin to my aunt. Eugene and His father Samuel Otten died at the scene of the accident, and Althea died a couple days later . SD death lists their death per the ones I sent. Sept 29, 1945 for Eugene and Samuel, Oct 1 for Althea. She said the funeral was for all three at the same time.
very sad.

Added by Jett on Aug 06, 2016 9:55 PM
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