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Connie Kappelman McKean (#47411136)
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Bio Photo I have been adding several SD cemeteries ... if you find a relative that you would like to manage ... just let me know ... I am not stingy with the memorials ... I'm more than happy to work with you and transfer to you ... if they are indeed related to me ... well that's a different story ... but I won't just clam on to a last name and keep it just because I have relatives with that name ...
I have been doing genealogy ever since I was in the 4th grade and filled out the Family Bible ... I had a family Tree program in the '80's for my Commodore 64 ... so you can see it has been more than 10 years of labor ...
all pictures I post on memorials ... contact me for permission ...
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McLain at Pleasant Lawn

Thanks for the updates.

Added by Deb on Oct 21, 2014 8:13 PM
Peggy Litzo
RE: Irene Lydia Eisenbraun Miller Strom
That's fine .. Thank you for keeping her memorial updated. I appreciate it - Peggy
Added by Peggy Litzo on Oct 13, 2014 11:14 AM
Kindlund memorials
I found the photo and added it to their memorials as you suggested. :-)

Added by Becky on Sep 14, 2014 1:51 PM
Kindlund memorials
Thanks Connie. I added your burial info to the bio section.

Some friends did a lot of work on this old forgotten cemetery to even find the stones that were fallen over and broken. It was really interesting for me - lot of hard work for them! :-)

Added by Becky on Sep 08, 2014 12:09 PM
Sylvester Hahn's parents
Hello, Connie--thanks so much for those parental links. I took a dive into the National Archives and found a bit more about them all, but I most likely wouldn't have done that anytime soon if not for you.
Added by MrsB on Sep 02, 2014 7:53 PM
Barb Roberts
Casimer J. Raymond #69122885
Dear Connie,

First, let me thank you for all the work you have done with South Dakota cemeteries. I am working with the Raymond family on their genealogy, and noticed that Find A Grave #69122885 for Casimer J. Raymond indicated that the middle initial stood for John, however his SD birth record states his name as Casimer Joseph Raymond. I questioned a family member who also confirmed that Casimer's middle name to be Joseph.

I apologize if this suggested name change is not in the right format. I am new to Find A Grave and find all the rules mind boggling.

I live in Yankton. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.

Barb Roberts
Added by Barb Roberts on Aug 29, 2014 2:55 AM
Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr., DDS, MPhil
RE: Albright FAG Memorial# 128137607
Dear Connie

Thank you very much. I intend to continue my search for a birth certificate, who knows we may be changing it back in the future.

I am sending you 3 small tweaks in a private message.

Once again thank you for the changes and for all the work you have done in creating memorials.

Thanks also for the C. change

I added you to my friend list.

Best regards

Added by Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr., D... on Aug 25, 2014 7:04 AM
Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr., DDS, MPhil
Albright FAG Memorial# 128137607
Maebelle “Mabel” Moore Albright Find A Grave Memorial# 128137607

Dear Connie

I completely understand your rejecting my suggestion of Maebelle for Mabel. It is just as likely that you are right. In fact I agreed with that conclusion till very recently, but I could very well be wrong.

It is true that my grandmother went by her nickname “Mabel” most of her life and I left it that way in my family tree until recently when I compared different sources. And also I remembered that my grandfather, my mother and my aunt usually called her “Mabel,” but when they wanted to emphasize a point what sounded to my ears like 2 separate words, “May Bell.”

Here is the 1900 census when she was still at home with her parents, she is Mabelle instead of Maebelle.

The Freeman Journal (the newspaper for Webster City, Iowa) on 2 July 1901 announced the Moore-Albright marriage which had taken place on 26 June 1901. The paper referred to her as “Miss Maebelle Moore.”

I just this last week unearthed in my own family documents, my grandmother’s 1957 membership card for the order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. On it the “Worthy Scribe” has recorded her name as Maebelle Albright.

Obviously we would have certain proof one way or the other if we had a birth certificate. Until then we cannot be certain. There is no doubt that most of her life she was referred to as Mabel, but most of my life both I and my father were referred to as Ben when it is actually Benjamin for both of us.

One other item, you have an initial C. for Mabel Albright’s middle name, but I have no record of her having a middle name. What source did you use??

Not that any of this matters to most people it is just one of many of the puzzles that makes genealogy attractive. But don’t we all wish we had been more inquisitive about these matters when the people were alive that could have answered them.

All the best


Oh, and please let me know about the middle initial C. Thanks and also thanks for all the many memorials you have added to Find A Grave.

Added by Ben Zuber Swanson, Jr., D... on Aug 24, 2014 1:16 PM
Billie Sorrels
RE: Charles Herren 88128727
Connie, I have corrected the father and mother of Charles. (I think) I cannot correct Mary's. Let me know if I can do anything else.
Added by Billie Sorrels on Jul 30, 2014 4:02 PM
Billie Sorrels
RE: Charles Herren 88128727
Connie,I would love to help but I cannot. I did not link the families together. I only entered the information on Charles from his grave marker at the cemetery. Try sending this information to the person who handles the other persons memorial page. Thanks, Billie
Added by Billie Sorrels on Jul 30, 2014 3:13 PM
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