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Linda Jenkins Werts (#47016781)
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Bio Photo My interest in genealogy began 64 years ago when I followed my mother's and grandmother's conversations as they traced relationships of their friends and family.

My memorials are family members, then relatives of relatives. My childhood piano teacher and other early settlers, friends of my parents and grandparents were next. Being from a small Nebraska town, this can be quite involved. But interesting. Very interesting.

As a Find A Grave photo volunteer for Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, I sometimes stumble - literally - over a neglected or forgotten grave marker. I add information or create memorials for the lives I discover in this way.

Please make additions/corrections through EDIT>Suggest a Correction or Provide Additional Information options on the memorial page
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Olaf Engelsen
Thanks for the note on Olaf Engelsen. He has been changed to Lone Fir.
Added by Invenio Sepulchrum on Oct 25, 2014 6:11 PM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
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I was wondering with the name as prominently spelled on the one tombstone, that it might be a maiden name somewhere. I grasp at all Steele surnames, as they are rare in Iowa.

My current research is Richard Fred(Erick) Lakin m to Gertrude Irene Atkinson, dau of Isaac Henry Atkinson and Mary Catherine Boitnott of Story Co, Iowa. This is my husband's line. Counties in Iowa are Story, Jasper, Polk.

However, the STEELE surname is in my line Leverich, Netherow, Gushwa. I find the Steeles married two times in the Gushwa family. Madison, Warren, Polk, O'Brien Co's, Iowa

Thank you.


Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Oct 25, 2014 4:31 PM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson

I noticed that the Lakins have a STEELE connection, but I cannot see it from the Find A Grave postings other than on the tombstone. Would you know? I am looking for my Steele lines, and as the Lakins at sometime were in Iowa because they married into the ATKINSON line, and my STEELE lines are lost before they came to Iowa. Just hoping.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Oct 25, 2014 3:31 PM
Many thanks for braving the rain and cold to get the pictures. I much appreciate your kindness.
Added by EGF on Oct 24, 2014 5:38 PM
Henry Sebastian Lieble
Good Morning and a big "Thank You" for the photo of Henry's marker.
Have a fantastic week, Bud, on behalf of Vicky.
Added by Bud on Oct 16, 2014 4:41 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 95958574
Thank you for your time, I sent the creator of the memorial a message..... hopefully we can figure out were he is really buried.
Added by rickb on Oct 15, 2014 9:07 PM
Norsk Reise
Thomas E Lampert
Heard Back and YOU ARE CORRECT. AND THEY A are Correct. "Thanks for your email. I pulled our lot file for Block 20, Lot 14 in Lone Fir, and I can see how your confused.
Our records show that Christian Hummel is buried in Space 3South, and has an upright marker, or monument, on his grave.
Your cousin, showing a burial date of August 16, 1902, in shown as in Space 2South, but with no marker.
Catharine Hummel is in Space 1South, and has a flat marker.
Our grave spaces are only 40" wide, so I can imagine how it could look like Christian and Catharine are buried side by side.
How your cousin ended up being buried between them is a question I can't answer, but that's how the placing is listed.

So Thomas iS BETWEEN Catherine and Christian so IF YOU want leave the photo :) ILL have the admin put a note in his bio's

thanks again
Added by Norsk Reise on Oct 10, 2014 11:14 AM
Norsk Reise
Thank you for going to the cemetery for Thomas. you posted a problem stating someone different is buried there and gave me the link to oregonnetro.gove but they do have him in that grave

I see you posted the picture of the actual grave since its not Thomas Stone can you please remove it Catherines has theirs on it. Ive emaild that sight and the cemetery to see if I can straighten and find Thomas thank you for your effort
Added by Norsk Reise on Oct 10, 2014 10:16 AM
Lydia Arnold Darling
Thank you for the location of Lydia's stone. She was my ggg-grandmother. I appreciate your help.
Added by Tressia on Oct 07, 2014 4:20 PM
RE: Corin/Karen Smith Lone Fir
I wondered why - it looks like you put a lot of work into the project. I also wonder why they put Karen on the stone instead of Corin! It is so sad that all three children died so young. There was one more girl Sophia that I will need to locate later. Do you think Karen Smith - died 1990 has a stone?

Added by VDR on Oct 01, 2014 4:17 PM
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