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Paul Maruska (#47586292)
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Bio Photo Paul Maruska has been researching his family ancestral roots since the 1990's. Paul has been a member of since 2002 and has several family trees at Paul has a strong passion for genealogy and recording a families history to be shared with all descendants and future generations.

Paul's family histories & genealogies at
Maruska Family History of Howard/Winneshiek Counties, Iowa
Frantzen Family History of Chickasaw County, Iowa
Ruzicka Family History of Northeast Iowa
Greene Family History of Franconia, Minnesota
Boelter Family History of Sibley County, Minnesota

You are welcome to use any photographs from my genealogy/family history research from any of the family trees or from a Find A Grave memorials with an acknowledgment of credit (source/citation) of where you got the photograph. Example below:

Photograph courtesy of Paul Maruska, Find A Grave member #47586292 of Margaret Rausch (1861-1919), Find A Grave Memorial# 76188691 (accessed online ?January 201?).


Photograph courtesy of Paul Maruska, family tree: "Maruska Family History of Howard and Winneshiek Counties, Iowa" of Margaret Rausch (1861-1919), burial marker photographs (accessed ?January 201?).
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Nancy Smedley Gleason
Any information on a missing grave?
Hi there! Do you have any record of a Frances Kakac buried at Saratoga Township Cemetery? She was the wife of Joseph Kakac, 1834-1920, #116559958. I just found out that she died in 1930 in Ohio, but was buried in Iowa. The information I found said that she was buried in Cresco, but I think it would make more sense that she was buried with her husband. I am about to order her death certificate, but I thought that I would ask you first, since you've done such a great job documenting the cemetery.
Thanks for any help.

Added by Nancy Smedley Gleason on Feb 27, 2015 5:13 PM
RE: Memorial# 35535248 Anna Wilson Botamer (1880-1929)
Hi Paul,

I have no connection with the Botamer family. Law-Miller Roots did the original memorial. I was working with the North Murray Ridge Cemetery & their records to make all the North Murray Ridge Cemetery memorials as complete as possible.

Added by Linda on Feb 11, 2015 12:27 PM
RE: Buresch surname of Saratoga, Howard Co., Iowa
Hello. I am not related to the Buresh family. Frank & Frances' son who died this past week (Maurice Buresh) attended my church. Frances' maiden name was spelled Dvoracek in Maurice's obituary. Sorry I can't be of much help.
Added by dschumaker24 on Jan 13, 2015 7:16 PM
Leuthner Family
I was happy to add the additional Leuthner information. Let me know if you need me to do anything else.
Added by Devon on Jan 12, 2015 5:17 PM
Steve Carlson
Henry Koeneke
Thank you for the updated information.
Added by Steve Carlson on Jan 03, 2015 2:13 PM
Martin W Johnson
maruska & frantzen biographies
you probably have the following biographies in vol. II of 1919 history of chickasaw & howard co., iowa = J. J. FRANTZEN PAGE 74 AND F. J. MARUSKA PAGE 256.
Added by Martin W Johnson on Jan 02, 2015 10:59 PM
Martin W Johnson
koeneke graves
im trying to verify that this maybe henry koeneke a veteran on 1895 alfsborg twp. sibley co., minn. census. spelled koneke. he is no. 74579550 ? martin johnson civil war historian.
Added by Martin W Johnson on Jan 02, 2015 10:46 PM
dorothy ann (rocksvold) pulliam
Paul Maruska

Added by dorothy ann (rocksvold) p... on Dec 13, 2014 6:19 PM
Glenda Burt
John Belter
Thank you for taking the time to get these pictures.

Added by Glenda Burt on Nov 09, 2014 11:58 AM
Bob Rowe
Thomas Maruska (1892-1978)
I noticed that the obit and death cert for the father is attached to the memorial of his son.

I also sent an edit for Marguerite Maruska correcting her maiden name, Ackerman. You have her first married name as her maiden name.
Added by Bob Rowe on Oct 29, 2014 6:48 AM
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