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Carol (#46859893)
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Thanks to a lady named Annette and the photo she placed on Find A Grave, I was able to break through a brick wall in my quest to document the family tree. Since then I've placed a number of requests. I am very grateful to the folks who took pictures and filled those requests.

I pretty much limit myself to taking pictures in the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio of San Francisco. It's an absolutely beautiful place with lawn that would make any gardener envious and with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

If there is anything I put up on this web site that needs correcting or that you would like me to remove, please let me know. If you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, please let me know. Be sure you are logged in and then use the edit tab. With the exception of my own family's memorials, I would be happy to make the transfer.

Through Find A Grave I've been privileged to come in contact with some really wonderful people. This is a team effort and it is amazing how this database has grown. It is fun, even though it can occasionally be awkward when I tell someone I take tombstone pictures. :-) There have been many kind e-mails and public messages. While it is always nice to get a pat on the back, that is not why I do it. I do it in the hopes that what I do might help others as much as the work of others has helped me. Over the years there have been a few disagreements, very few. With an exchange of private e-mails disagreements usually get worked out. That is part of the teamwork. But I find public messages that are not polite to be uncalled for. I was raised to believe that you praise in public and criticize in private.
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RE: Charles Ennis Smalley # 100477958
No problem, you're welcome. Yes the gap between the 1880 and 1900 census records makes things difficult sometimes
Added by Tulsa90 on Aug 17, 2016 11:59 PM
ka sp
RE: William Francis Schlekau # 159772090
Johan Kroplin and Christine Kroplin from Mecklinberg, Germany had Wilhelmina. They settled in Will County, IL (Southwest suburb of Chicago).

Johan Schlekau (John) February 22, 1839- September 20, 1904- 60 years old) was born in Lüneburg, Germany (31 miles SE of Hamburg) (married Wilhelmina Kroplin Schlekau (October 10, 1850- January 15, 1909- 68 years old) who was from Hamburg according to the 1880 census.
A blizzard and temperatures of −18 °F (−28 °C) occurred on January 1, 1864 in the Chicago, IL area. On January 21, 1864 in Joliet, IL, John Schlekau enlisted in the Civil War (War Between the States) for a 3 year period but only served 18 months due to wounded in action with an honorable discharge on June 3, 1865 at Fort Douglas, IL. He was almost 25 years old. During his military service he was assigned to Company “F” of the 64th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Company F was comprised of volunteers from Will County, IL. John came from Frankfort, IL (southwest suburb of Chicago). John married Wilhelmina when he returned from military service – when Wilhelmina was 16 years old and John was 27 years old.
Added by ka sp on Aug 07, 2016 10:14 PM
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RE: William Francis Schlekau # 159772090
I went to the Minnesota Historical Society at the Minnesota History Museum in St. Paul, MN. I made copies and uploaded the death certificates of Albert, Frederick, father and son Johan. I also have Edward and Christina Neumann's but can't upload them until I find their grave.

Edward John Neumann (June 24, 1861-May 10, 1922- 60 years old) married Christina Schlekau (Schleker) (April 3, 1867-November 30, 1935-68 years old) on June 26, 1885 at St Peter, MN. They lived at 211 N. Elm St, Fairmont, MN since 1891. Edward was a merchant and retired 12 years before his death at the age of 48 years old. Edward had cancer of the esophagus for 1 year.

Edward and Christina had 11 children. Christina died of Parkinson for 6 months and pneumonia for 3 days. She was 68 years old. They are both buried at Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont, MN. (Martin county)

1. Emma Carolina (May 20, 1886- April 16, 1975) 88 years
2. Bertha A. (May 9, 1888- March 20, 1974) 85 years
3. Henry John (April 19, 1890- November 4, 1982) 92 years
4. Emil Otto (December 30, 1891- April 25, 1964) 72 years
5. Margaret Ann (September 18, 1894- June 2002) 107 years
6. Theodore Fredrick (October 1, 1896- July 21, 1939) 42 years
7. Alma Lydia Anna (December 23, 1898- April 16, 1987) 88 years
8. Edward Charles (November 1, 1900- March 31, 1984) 83 years
9. Arnold Henry (January 24, 1903- November 27, 1995) 92 years
10. Roy Harold (March 25, 1905-after 1992)
11. Clarence Henry (October 29, 1907- May 24, 1992) 84 years
Added by ka sp on Aug 07, 2016 10:02 PM
ka sp
RE: William Francis Schlekau # 159772090
yes, Christina Schlekau was my great grandma. Do you have any connection to them or further information about them? The biggest problem I'm having is I can't find Edward John and Christina Neumann's grave in New Ulm, MN (I've found great, great grandparents- William Edward and Henrietta. Any help there?

Johan and Wilhelmine Schlekau had 9 children. Christine was born in Illinois after he returned from military service; the rest were born in MN. Johan died of complications after surgery of gall stones. He and Wilhelmina are buried in Greenhill Cemetery, St Peter, MN.

1. Christina (April 3, 1867-November 30, 1935- aged 68 years) (Neumann)
2. Anna (1870) (Engel)
3. Albert (June 21, 1871- December 30, 1936- aged 65 years)
4. Johan (1875-May 17, 1945- aged 70 years)
5. Fredrick (June 6, 1879- May 4, 1955- aged 75 years)
6. William (April 13, 1881- February 21, 1915- aged 33 years)
7. Wilhelmine (December 10, 1885- May 6, 1887- aged 17 months)
8. Louis (April 4, 1889- October 16, 1938- aged 49 years)
9. Herman

Christina (April 3, 1867-November 30, 1935- aged 68 years) married Edward John Neumann (June 24, 1861-May 10, 1922- aged 60 years) on June 26, 1885 at St Peter, MN. They had 11 children. They died in Martin County, MN.
Added by ka sp on Aug 07, 2016 6:01 AM
RE: Frank Harold Hubbard # 103280856
Seems appropriate on this Independence Day. Best wishes and thanks for adding the information.
Added by Alice on Jul 04, 2016 12:10 PM
James Scott
Sarah M Scott
Thank you for photographing the back side of my father's gravestone, with my mother's name. I had
not ever seen it before I viewed your picture. Since 1976, we moved from Los Angelese, and we have lived in NJ/PA, and 10-years in Jerusalem, Israel. So I have not seen the grave in many many years. Another picture to add to my family tree!

Again, thank you.

James Scott
Added by James Scott on Jul 02, 2016 1:41 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: James Robert Breeding
Laughing here, I LIKE that. Will blame mouse in the future.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jun 23, 2016 3:58 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
James Robert Breeding
Good catch on that decline. Where was my head? Augusta was Dorcas' mother. thanks again!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jun 23, 2016 1:19 PM
Linda Dukes
RE: Walter Irvine
Missouri Death Certificate
Added by Linda Dukes on Jun 17, 2016 6:34 PM
Linda Dukes
Walter Irvine
MODC File # 28922
Added by Linda Dukes on Jun 17, 2016 4:36 PM
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