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MN Headstone Hunter (#47857068)
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Bio Photo If possible, please provide the name of the document (or paste link) supporting birth/death, name changes, relationship, etc. Transfer requests via the edit tab on the memorial are appreciated. Family trees are not documents; they are great hints.

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John Savela Sr
Besides the parents, the only one I know for sure is the youngest boy sitting 4th from the left is Henry John Savela.
Added by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2016 1:15 PM
RE: John J Savela Sr.
Johannes John Johanneksen Savela father
Elsa Oikarainen18391916 mother
Adam Johanneksen Savela 18631865-died
Lida Ida Kaisa Johanneksen Savela 18641899
Johan Aukusti Johanneksen Savela 18661867-died
Mathias (Matti) Johanneksen Savela 18691895
Anna Johanneksen Savela 18711929
August J Johanneksen Savela 18751915
John J Savela JR 1879
Hilma Johanneksen Savela 18801885
Henry John Savela 18811926--youngest
Minnie Johanneksen Savela 18831974-not in this picture
Added by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2016 7:24 PM
RE: Franz DeMenge
The info on Franz Demenge came from the McLeod County Historical Society & Museum
Added by Lori on Feb 10, 2016 8:44 AM
John J Savela Sr.
I have an earlier version of my great-great grandfathers family. Do you have the names of the family members on your picture?

Johannes John Johanneksen Savela
BIRTH 14 NOV 1836 Finland
DEATH 15 NOV 1913 Franklin, Renville, Minnesota, United States
Added by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2016 10:10 AM
RE: Baby Eveline
Oh and Eveline's middle name is Celisse if you wouldn't mind updating that too.
Added by Sissy on Jan 22, 2016 11:44 PM
RE: Baby Eveline
That's awesome! Finally a step forward again! I have Hazel's info - trying to get her transferred to me - but if you can update her... DOB is 8/22/1898 - DOD is 9/26/1952. Dad= Lisle Frederick Working Mother: Eveline Anstice Ross. Her obit: Services for Mrs. Hazel Aquino 54, of 2810 E. Washington Ave., who died Friday at Broadlawns General hospital, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Hamilton's funeral home. Burial will be at Laurel Hill cemetery. Mrs. Aquino was born at Hutchinson, Minn., and had lived here the last 14 years. She was a member of the home league of the Salvation Army. Survivors include a son, Valentin, in the Navy at San Diego, CA.; three daughters, Mrs. Anneyre Anderson, Mrs. Annette Stephens and Miss Flora Aquino, Des Moines; and three grandchildren.
I'm not sure who Harold (who registered for WWII) is though - did you mean Leroy? Thank you for helping me close the gap!
Added by Sissy on Jan 22, 2016 11:27 PM
Kreie Family
Thank you for the unrequested transfers - I'll gladly keep them until some closer family may want them. Thanks to for your extensive work on Find A Grave!

Sue Rupp
Added by SL on Jan 18, 2016 11:14 AM
Gary Adams
RE: Henriette Adam
To; MN Headstone hunter

I can narrow the name change down to one person within a 5 year period.

The person was my grandfather "Richard Herman Adam".
In the 1900 U.S. census he is identified as "Adam". In the 1905 Minnesota state census he is listed as "Adams". Richards' father is also listed as "Adam".

I am planning on finding this gravesite this spring. The carvings look weathered. I am going to try pictures. Would a "rubbing paper" give good results?

Added by Gary Adams on Jan 05, 2016 4:32 PM
Gary Adams
Henriette Adam
Henriette (born Hohenseler)was my great grandmother that I have just found in the photo of her stone in Brown Cemetery in Henderson. Nice to find my roots.
Added by Gary Adams on Jan 04, 2016 1:04 PM
Bill Cox
Julius Boelter
Thanks for the Julius Boelter information. I will post the obit and the pension letter to his memorial, and will give you the credit for finding it. Once again, thanks for the info.
Bill Cox
Added by Bill Cox on Dec 27, 2015 11:06 PM
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