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Gene Hammerstrom (#46834086)
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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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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
Debbie McGinley
Thomas & Rebecca McMahon
Thank you so much for adding their photo, it gave me dates I did not previously have for them.
Added by Debbie McGinley on Jul 10, 2016 10:52 AM
M. Hall
Hilda W. Hall
Thank you for entering my Aunt's information on the site. I am her nephew and live in Nebraska.
Added by M. Hall on Apr 28, 2016 8:56 PM
M. Hall
Hilda W. Hall
Thank you for entering my Aunt's information on the site. I am her nehoew and live in Nebraska.
Added by M. Hall on Apr 28, 2016 8:54 PM
Hippen obit
Thank you for the information!

Added by Becky on Mar 27, 2016 11:09 AM
Rudy Brockmueller
Mary Wiens Bemelman
Hi Gene,

Please delete the wrong marriage dates from the bio in both Mary and Walter's memorials. The correct wedding date is 1 Jan 1929. Mary's memorial is #100491313. Thanks

Added by Rudy Brockmueller on Jan 31, 2016 4:05 PM
DeLoss McKnight III
Clara Adelle "Della" Hoard Waldo, #25216644
I am working on a database for Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri and came across an entry for Clara Waldo. She was interred December 12, 1916. Could this possibly be the same person that you have entered in South Dakota?

I know it's a long shot, but just thought I'd ask.


Added by DeLoss McKnight III on Jan 23, 2016 12:39 AM
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