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Beth Sparrow (#46549069)
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Bio Photo Beth (Jorgensen) Sparrow living in Polk County, Nebraska. Have photos and information on the following surnames: My father's line: Hanks, Fields, Jorgensen, Foster, Lindsay in Nebraska, Illinois, Germany and Denmark.
My mother's line: Seggerman, Regnier, Junker, Michels, Barber, Sickmon in Nebraska and Illinois, Germany, France, and back to England thru Mayflower passengers.

Have photos and some information on my husband's family: His father's line: Sparrow, Foresman, Richart, Hubbard from Illinois and back east. Currently trying to gather records for my husband's Richart line back to the Mayflower.
His mother's line: Patterson, Thompson, Waterman, Smith and Krieg from Illinois and eastern states.
I also have researched my step-mother-in-law's family: Smith, Steward, Flick, Hill, Hughes, Whitacre, Cross and Glass from mainly Illinois, Indiana and east.

Please see my virtual cemeteries for specific relatives in these lines, and please contact me if you are related to any of these families. I like getting in touch with distant cousins.
Let me know if you want me to transfer someone so you can add more info to a relative. If someone is not my relative, I will usually transfer. Please state your relation in your requests for transfer.
Polk county cemetery info came from the cemetery or from the city/cemetery records. Polk county marriage info comes from the clerk's office at the county courthouse.
I am an avid cemetery photographer fulfilling requests in Polk county and trying to photograph all cemeteries in Polk county (where I live).
IF you use my photos in an online tree, PLEASE give credit by saying "courtesy of Beth Sparrow". It's very annoying to see your own photo in an Ancestry tree with no credit given. And you KNOW it's your photo because the bird poop is in the same place.
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JoAnn Hovland
Transfer Request
Hi Beth,
I would be ever so grateful if you would transfer the memorial for James LeRoy Bennett to me.
He was my Dad. He died August 18, 2002.

His Memorial is No. 53250513
Part of his ashes are buried in the Swede Home Cemetery. Swede Home, Polk County, Nebraska.

Thank you,
JoAnn Bennett Hovland
Added by JoAnn Hovland on Aug 12, 2014 11:41 PM
Mark Gossoo
RE: Jane Goold foil pic
Beth -
Yes, you have my permission to use the Jane Goold gravestone pics in your presentation. I appreciate you asking!

Added by Mark Gossoo on Aug 12, 2014 3:20 PM
Lance W
RE: Margaret B. Tyson foil pic
Sure! Go right ahead....anything that we can do to get people from using flour and shaving cream. ;) - Lance
Added by Lance W on Aug 11, 2014 9:04 PM
Brandt Family Memorials
Beth thank you for these photos, as always greatly appreciated.
Added by Roger on Aug 02, 2014 2:52 PM
Lyle Fulton
Peter & Marilyn Moody
Hi Beth,

I've heard about the results of your search for these folks. Find A Grave passed this information along to me. I don't know where the original member got the information that Peter is buried there, but apparently it was a mistake. I assumed it to be correct, therefore placed Marilyn there with him. That was my mistake. I will attempt to contact a family member to see if these folks can be located.

Again, thank you so very much for your time and effort.
Added by Lyle Fulton on Jul 25, 2014 4:35 PM
Greg Volk
I mean the Kinnans
Added by Greg Volk on Jul 24, 2014 7:18 PM
Greg Volk
Thanks for the photo of the Bennetts
Hi Beth. Really nice of you to volunteer. The picture looks great.
Added by Greg Volk on Jul 24, 2014 7:17 PM
Lyle Fulton
RE: Peter & Marilyn Moody
I appreciate your time and effort very much, Beth. I'm sorry, but I do not know which block Peter would be in. I just hope that Marilyn is there with him.
Added by Lyle Fulton on Jul 24, 2014 5:39 PM
Ervin Taddiken
Hello Beth..I am the niece of Ervin's 2nd wife, Maude "Bobbie" Cole, who he married on 12/09/1957 in Reno, NV. Ervin was first married to Belle Susan Thelen, who is buried elsewhere in the same cemetery, with Lee Siford, presumably her husband at the time of her passing. Ervin and Belle had 2 children, Robert Lloyd Taddiken and Wanda R. Taddiken. Ervin and my aunt "Bobbie" Cole did not have children. My aunt was the only wife of LaVerne A. Cole, memorial #132941984, which I established just today. I have been unable to locate an obituary for her or a cemetery where Maude Cole (Bull is her maiden name) Taddiken is buried; she died in December, 1978 in Falls City, Oregon. I don't know if she and Ervin Taddiken were still married at that time.
Please feel free to contact me through this website or at under VentGKC47, Cole Family public tree.
Kathi Cole
Added by Kathi on Jul 17, 2014 5:08 PM
Julia Burd: Milford Cemetery
Hi Beth,
Thank you for the obituary for Julia. I've posted it on her memorial and given you credit. Hope you had a great 4th!

Barb (weston04)
Added by weston04 on Jul 07, 2014 10:03 AM
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