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Bruce Braaten (#47314418)
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As a member of Find A Grave I enjoy spending time and supplying as accurate of information as possible for those seeking family members.

Along those lines, I will only do transfers according to the Find A Grave guidelines. So, if you don't fit within those guidelines, please don't ask. However, if you have appropriate biographical information that you would like added to a memorial, please feel free to send it to me along with any corrections that you may have and I will be happy to add it to the memorial. Whenever I add information to a memorial I always give credit to the person who supplied that information to me. Also, when e-mailing information, please do not send the information as an attachment. Please send it in the body of the e-mail as I do not open attachments from people I do not know.

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RE: Forest Hill Cemetery - Canton, SD
Sarah Brown Simmons - Sec 7
Added by KsCityKim on Jun 22, 2016 8:26 AM
Forest Hill Cemetery - Canton, SD
I actually found an awesome one online. No response needed. Thank you! Kim
Added by KsCityKim on Jun 21, 2016 2:08 PM
Forest Hill Cemetery - Canton, SD
Hi Bruce!

You added my great-grandmother's memorial in this cemetery so I'm starting with you. Are you aware of a map of this cemetery? I go right by the cemetery on I-29 each year and would like to stop by and see her grave. If you aren't aware of one or don't have one, would you know who I could contact? Thank you! KsCityKim
Added by KsCityKim on Jun 21, 2016 2:02 PM
nicks daughter
Info for Palmer A. Peterson b 1891
I am questioning the birth parents listed and the siblings for this person. I believe this Palmer Peterson is the son of Ole Peterson/Ida Peterson who are buried in the same cemetery.

Here is the listing from the 1900 census:
Ole Peterson
United States Census, 1900
Name Ole Peterson
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Prairie Township Beresford village (pt.), Union, South Dakota, United States
Gender Male
Age 50
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Years Married 12
Birth Date Jun 1850
Birthplace Norway
Marriage Year (Estimated) 1888
Immigration Year 1857
Father's Birthplace Norway
Mother's Birthplace Norway




Ole Peterson Head M 50 Norway
Ida Peterson Wife F 50 Norway
Clara Peterson Daughter F 23 South Dakota
Minnie Peterson Daughter F 19 South Dakota
Oscar Peterson Son M 17 South Dakota
Martin Peterson Son M 12 South Dakota
Annie Peterson Daughter F 10 South Dakota
Palmer Peterson Son M 8 South Dakota
Eddie Peterson Son M 6 South Dakota

I have been unable to find birth & death info for all of the siblings.

I believe the birth dates for the parents are inscribed incorrectly on their headstone, should both be 1850. Mother's name is listed as Inga Visty in SD Birth Records for 3 children, Palmer Edmund and Mabel

Added by nicks daughter on Jun 08, 2016 4:29 PM
Sherry Kelley
Terry Else
Bruce, thanks for making the suggestion edit.
Added by Sherry Kelley on Jun 04, 2016 6:36 PM
Gilly (inactive)
RE: Beumer's in Rock Valley, St. Mary's Cemetery
Added by Gilly (inactive) on May 23, 2016 5:45 PM
Gilly (inactive)
Beumer's in Rock Valley, St. Mary's Cemetery
Bruce, I am in the process of deactivating my Findagrave account, was wondering if you would take over management of my family's memorials in Rock Valley....thanks...DC
Added by Gilly (inactive) on May 23, 2016 12:50 PM
Kevin d Martensen
Finley Burke
Is he related to Charles Burke you mentioned that in a reply trying to find information on My uncle Charles Burke. His wife Charles Bud was my great aunt
Added by Kevin d Martensen on Apr 24, 2016 10:08 AM
Alexander Hannah
Tres bien!
Added by MJ on Mar 19, 2016 12:50 PM
Alexander Hannah
Find A Grave Memorial# 61543115
My Find A Grave ID: MJ (#48192598)

I notice the memorial doesn't have a spouse listed, any chance you have information on the spose? I think this is my husband's ggg-grandfather. We are curious about his burial in SD.
Do you by chance know if there were any other family member in SD.
Thanks in advance for responding it is appreciated.
Added by MJ on Mar 19, 2016 7:54 AM
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