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Janet Marie (#48008518)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired teacher from Wisconsin who became interested in genealogy in the fall of 2012. I'm looking forward to learning more about ways to find out information about my ancestors and my husband's ancestors.

I am more than happy to make additions and/or corrections to memorials. Please use the edit key rather than leaving a public message. If you are a relative and would like to have a memorial transferred to you, please submit that request through the edit key as well. If I am not a relative, I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you.

When I take photos at cemeteries, I like to take a wide shot if possible to include other family members. I usually create a caption for the photo saying who is in the photo. To see the caption, just double click on the photo.

I am granting permission to use any photos that I have taken for any non-commercial use. It would be appreciated if you would acknowledge that the photo came from me. Please feel free to use them on family trees and other websites.


Please check out the virtual cemeteries that I have been working on. If you have any information that you would like to share with me, please use the edit key or send me a public message through Find A Grave.

I enjoy photographing entire cemeteries, creating new memorials, and adding photos to existing memorials. I try to do a quick search to see if I can document family relationships. Before I go on to the next cemetery, I try to make sure that duplicate memorials have been removed and all memorials are actually in the correct cemetery (when possible).

Listed below are the cemeteries I have completed so far by county. The first year listed is the year I photographed the entire cemetery. The second year, if listed, is the year I last walked through the entire cemetery again looking for updates.

Princeton City Cemetery Princeton 2014
Saint Johns Cemetery, aka Memory Hill Princeton 2013/2014
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery Princeton 2014

Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery - Mecan 2014
Germania Lutheran - Germania 2014
Germania Methodist - Germania 2014
Neshkoro Village Cemetery Neshkoro 2013/2014
Saint John Lutheran Cemetery Budsin 2013
Saint James Catholic Cemetery Neshkoro 2013/ 2014
Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery - Crystal Lake 2014
Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery - 2014
Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Neshkoro 2013/2014
Zion United Methodist Church Neshkoro 2013/2014

Greenvale Cemetery 2013/2014

Calvary Cemetery Wautoma 2013/2014
Dakota Cemetery Wautoma 2013/2014
Foster Road Cemetery Redgranite 2013
Hillside - Coloma, work in progress
Hope Lutheran Wautoma 2013/2014
Marion Cemetery Wautoma 2013/2014
Mount Morris Holden Lutheran Mount Morris, 2013
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Wild Rose, 2013
Nichols Family Cemetery - Wautoma 2014
North Dakota Cemetery Wautoma 2013/2014
Maple Grove 2013/2014
Oasis Cemetery Oasis 2013
Richford - 2014
Prince of Peace Lutheran - Coloma, work in progress
Saint Marks Catholic Cemetery Redgranite, 2013
Wautoma Union Cemetery - Wautoma 2013/2014
Webb Cemetery 2013
Welsh Cemetery - 2014
West Holden Lutheran Wautoma 2013
Woodville Cemetery 2014


Note: 99.9% of all Find A Grave contributors are wonderful people. However, there are a few people who operate outside of the Find A Grave guidelines. There are some people who create memorials for relatives and list them as "burial unknown". They wait for photo volunteers like me to find their relatives and create memorials for them in a given cemetery. Then after the relative is found, the person sends a request to remove the "duplicate" record. This has happened to me on more than one occasion! Please don't do this to Find A Grave contributors who work hard walking local cemeteries and taking countless photos.

If I happen to find one of your relatives you have been looking for, please send me a thank you through the edit key, remove your memorial, and request a transfer. I will be more than happy to honor your request. I might even be willing to move my photos over to your memorial and delete mine under certain circumstances.

If you decide to not play by the Find A Grave rules, I will report the incident to Find A Grave, and let them resolve the situation.
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Added by Trippy Von Brainstorm on Jul 31, 2014 12:54 AM
Ray Albright
RE: Sweet photos
I heard from Shirley, she did some more digging and believes she has things figured out.

She is in lot 25, block 1, grave 3 and listed as Cary May Holt born 25 May 1868, died 12 Sept 1890, wife of Geo Sweet. The name is on top of the stone, not the face. The 1999 cemetery book notes that the headstone is very hard to read.

Further research:
1870 Census - Cary, age 1
1880 Census - Carrie, age 11
Carrie May Holt married 14 Dec 1889 in Rock County, WI to George Sweet. His first wife. She died in childbirth as did the child.

At some point George married a lady named Frances

His third wife was Blanche who Shirley knew. She died in 1988.

Hopefully this is the same information you already have, if so know it's been confirmed by an second party!
Added by Ray Albright on Jul 30, 2014 5:15 PM
RE: linking photos
No it does not seem like a lot of work to me. It just seems silly to have to maintain multiple copies of the same image when other sites allow you to link an image to multiple items or citations. I would also think that this would require massive amounts of data storage space to accomodate duplicate images. Oh well . . . if that is Find A Grave's approach then so be it.

Thank you for replying.
Added by rphi1017 on Jul 29, 2014 6:00 PM
Bob Wilson
RE: Frank and Maude Starin
Thank you! I am indirectly related -- their daughter Ruth was married to my mother's cousin, Walter Bodak.

I created Frank's memorial based upon his obit, which stated that he was interred in Sunset Memorial Park. On Maud's, I made the rash assumption that she was buried alongside him, although I was not able to find any documentation on that. My hope is that when the photo requests are fulfilled, it will be confirmed, but since Frank is there for sure (99%), it shouldn't be a wasted trip for the photo volunteer.

If you are more closely related to the family, I would be happy to transfer their memorials to your safe-keeping.
Added by Bob Wilson on Jul 28, 2014 12:14 AM
Anne Lanshe
Bunn gravesite at Wautoma Union Cemetery
Hi Janet,

It was a treat for me to discover the photos that you took of the Bunn and Williams graves at Wautoma Union Cemetery. In particular, I was surprised to see the addition of other graves - Lucy Bunn, Kate Bunn, and Fred Williams. I did not know about those children. David Losey Bunn and Mary Ann (McDowell) Bunn were my grandmother's grandparents. Her mother, Anna Harriet (Bunn) Gilchriest is the only Bunn sibling not buried at Wautoma. She is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown, South Dakota with her husband James Albert Gilchriest.

Anne Lanshe
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Added by Anne Lanshe on Jul 22, 2014 11:58 AM
Spirit In The Sky
Please move to Prince of Peace Lutheran Cemetery.
Was made there?
Added by Spirit In The Sky on Jul 21, 2014 10:13 PM
Spirit In The Sky
Hi Janet, There is a survey marker on east side of cemetery and the fence is what I used as the line for the two cemeteries. you can check with church for records and some obits say what cemetery helped for the cemetery line.
Sorry didn't get back sooner but been super busy this year.That for you work on Find A Grave
Added by Spirit In The Sky on Jul 21, 2014 9:29 AM
RE: Ueeck memorials
You're welcome! The other clue that tipped me off, but I forgot to mention, is that Valley Memorial isn't old enough to have had at least one of those stones. Have a wonderful day!!
Added by yentnawildrose on Jul 18, 2014 2:05 PM
RE: Van Houten and Marchant
Please email me privately. I'd like to discuss with you a little more. Thank you.
Added by mjshistory on Jul 16, 2014 8:34 PM
Van Houten and Marchant
Thank you for the suggested edits. I am distantly related to the Van Houten family. I had a great aunt who married the brother of Isaac, her first husband. I researched this line a few years ago and did not confirm the marriage to Mr. Marchant, or have his first name, etc. It does not appear that he is buried in the same cemetery either. I hesitate to link her with this man since I really don't know. Can you help? I am one of those family historians who are kind of picky about details. As you may see on the memorial for Hannah, I included in her bio as much of the details as I know for certain.
Thank you
Added by mjshistory on Jul 16, 2014 6:09 PM
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