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S Hemingway (#46900131)
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Bio Photo I am interested in the family history of my family & my husband's family.(I am originally from Adams,MN & he is from Hayfield, MN) We now live in New Ulm. Some family names are Hemingway, Lee, Hagen, Peterson,Aarhus, Gordon, Huseby,Torgerson,Lewison, Anderson, Johnson, Share

I first became interested in family history when I took a women's study class entitled "Our Foremothers". One assignment was to do an oral history with an older relative. Hearing the stories that my mom, my grandma & my husband's grandma had to share was priceless. The past became alive and names & dates became real people. I think my quest is bringing these stories and people to the younger generations that we will not lose this connection...and that our foremothers and forefathers will not be forgotten.
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CJ Jackson
Laura Hemingway
The lady who requested the photo is Nicole, findagrave member #48618084. You could talk to her. She told me...Laura married into my husband's family tree - she is a distant cousin.
Added by CJ Jackson on Jan 22, 2016 11:59 AM
CJ Jackson
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Just wondering why you haven't requested grave photos for your Family member for whom you created a findagrave memorial page way back in 2007?
Another person has now requested photos.
Added by CJ Jackson on Jan 22, 2016 12:18 AM
Rubey Kay
RE: Ackerson Transfers
Thank you very much for transferring me my great grandpraents! Let me know if you have those obits and I'll get them added.
Added by Rubey Kay on Jan 10, 2016 7:32 AM
Lorri Alderman
RE: Rose Davin Matter Veldman
Thank you for locating and providing a wedding date and location for Rose & Heiko.

I saw that 1940 census too; in that census it lists all the kids as MATTER children.

I personally knew my Uncle Hal (Harold) VELDMAN. I grew up playing with his children, Renee, Brenda and Steve VELDMAN.

It is possible that there are two Virginia daughters; one Virginia MATTER and one Virginia VELDMAN. Still researching.

I guess it's also possible that Heiko VELDMAN adopted the children when he married Rosalia and those that were still minors got their names changed. With the wedding date you provided of 7 May 1942, Floyd Joseph MATTER would have been 19 & Darwin would have been 17 or 18 years old. All of the rest of the MATTER children were minors. So far this is my best theory, and one that I couldn't leap to without a wedding date, so thanks again!

I have these children in these two families, listed here in chronological order by their dates of birth:

Ralph VELDMAN 1917-1989 - (Heiko & Sjoukje [BEHMA] VELDMAN)

Gertrude [VELDMAN] RAS Abt 1919 - ? - (Heiko & Sjoukje [BEHMA] VELDMAN)

Beneina VELDMAN Abt 1920 - ? (unable to locate her in the 1930 or 1940 census, probably due to marriage and/or misspelling of her given name)(Heiko & Sjoukje [BEHMA] VELDMAN)

Floyd Joseph MATTER, Sr. 1923-2005 (Benjamin R MATTER & Rosalia V DAVIN)

Virginia VELDMAN Abt 1924 - ? (Heiko & Sjoukje [BEHMA] VELDMAN)

Darwin MATTER Abt 1925 - before 2015 (Benjamin R MATTER & Rosalia V DAVIN)

---the following children are listed as MATTER children on the 1930 and/or 1940 census but later in life used the surname VELDMAN instead ---

Virginia Mary VELDMAN 1927 - ? (Benjamin R MATTER & Rosalia V DAVIN), she married Bill COBURN.

--- notice the three year difference in ages between the Virginia girls? ---

Lois Rose VELDMAN 1930 - ? (Benjamin R MATTER & Rosalia V DAVIN), she married William R GODEKE.

Alice Margaret VELDMAN 1932 - ? (Benjamin R MATTER & Rosalia V DAVIN), she married Charles Junior COX, Jr.

Richard Heiko VELDMAN 1933 - ? (Benjamin R MATTER & Rosalia V DAVIN), he married Betty Lou GERHART.

Harold VELDMAN (1935-2015) (Benjamin R MATTER & Rosalia V DAVIN), he married Patricia Ann BUKOWSKI.

Added by Lorri Alderman on Dec 31, 2015 11:52 PM
Lorri Alderman
RE: Davin/Berndt Family
Emil Charles (1869-1941) & Bertha C [BERNDT](1871-1946) DAVIN were the parents of Rosalia V DAVIN (abt 1901 - sometime before 7 July 2005).

Rosalia married Benjamin R MATTER (1893-1974) on 8 FEB 1921 in Brown County, Minnesota, USA. They had at least two children; Floyd Joseph MATTER, Sr. (1923-2005) and Darwin MATTER (Abt 1925 - sometime before 2015).

I have not discovered divorce papers for Benjamin & Rosalia however...

Rosalia later had children with a widower, Heiko VELDMAN (1893-1968), (I've not located a marriage document for them, but I will assume that they married). Their children include Virginia Mary VELDMAN (1927-?), Lois Rose VELDMAN (1930-?), Alice Margaret VELDMAN (1932-?), Richard Heiko VELDMAN (1933-?), and Harold "Hal" VELDMAN. (1935-2015), my uncle.

My interest in researching this segment of the family tree stems from curiosity about my uncle's roots.
Added by Lorri Alderman on Dec 31, 2015 3:39 PM
david wold
Christian Hirsch
Thank you very much for doing that. I have traced family roots for many years, but not seen the importancy of having the 'final resting place documented' until the last few years (as i get closer to that myself, ''maybe'').
Having added one-by-one , i understand it is important in documenting a persons life.
Christian Hirsch was a remarkable man and became a true American in the way he gave to his new adopted homeland out of free will.
He came from a long list of remarkable people back i Norway but that is another story. thanks agian.
Added by david wold on Dec 15, 2015 4:05 AM
Elaine Ellingson
Thank you for the information and pictures for the Larson family. Im glad you were in the area!
Added by Elaine Ellingson on Dec 08, 2015 12:09 PM
RE: Transfer of your Dad's memorial
Thank you for your continued help. I look forward to being a good caretaker and curator of my loved ones's graves.
Added by Tommy on Nov 23, 2015 9:28 PM
Elizabeth Oliva Anselmo
Hannah Oliva
Thank you SO much for transferring Hannah's memorial to me. ♥
Added by Elizabeth Oliva Anselmo on Nov 16, 2015 8:25 PM
T Mccorkell
RE: Wetzel Gravestone Photos
I looked for the other grave site you were looking for at that same cemetery but couldn't find it. I didn't want to change the status in the photo request though as I only had time to do a brief walk through during my lunch break. When I get out in that area again I will try to take a second look for it.
Added by T Mccorkell on Nov 10, 2015 8:35 AM
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