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Gregory Aanenson (#47230741)
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Bio Photo I was born in southwestern Minnesota and now live in the Twin Cities.

My wife introduced me to genealogy in 1998. Since then I've discovered a little Scottish in my otherwise Norwegian and German ancestry.

The cemeteries of Rock County, Minnesota (Maplewood, St. Catherine's Catholic and Memory Gardens also known as Restlawn Memorial Gardens, and Luverne Memorial Gardens) are of particular interest to me.

My goal is to keep families connected to their ancestors through Find A Grave. I will gladly transfer memorials to family members.

Please submit any additions or corrections to me under "EDIT" and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION" on the memorial site.

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This work by Gregory Aanenson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

In other words, you may copy any of the grave photograph(s) I have taken and posted on Find A Grave for your personal use as long as I am credited for the photo(s). You may not change my photo(s) in any way without prior written permission.
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Donna Taylor
RE: Janet Madison Memorial
Thank you Greg. Also is there a reason why Noah Taylor has not been added? I added pictures of tombstones to a few Taylors. Need to get back over there and find my Great Grandparents spot!

Can I link all of these together myself? I have been researching the MAdison history and have many that could be linked from Iowa and Illinios

Added by Donna Taylor on Oct 18, 2014 1:40 PM
Cecelia McKeig
RE: Fairview Cemetery, Federal Dam
Thanks, Greg, for transferring the first of the memorials for Fairview Cemetery. I started working on the "A"s last evening. I appreciate your help in supplementing the bio information on the memorials in our cemetery.
Added by Cecelia McKeig on Oct 14, 2014 9:30 AM
Kari Olson
Laura Mead Karlson
Hi Greg, I finally tracked down her mother, buried in Quincy , Ill with her brother Charles A. So i put in edit to change it to the new memorial. I hope the owner will add the bio i sent her.
Added by Kari Olson on Oct 02, 2014 12:41 PM
Martin W Johnson
RE: Civil War Veterans in Rock County, Minnesota
im still going thru the minn. g.a.r. death book 1886 -1906. noting on findagrave the out of state veteran inf.. im thru A. - R. so far. the book is sold by one of the last genealogy book stores left. she compiles and sells minn. military books etc..
a few other good sources is minn. official marriage index at
minn. hist. soc. has birth, death, indexes and veteran burials permit index online.
they also have microfilmed 1918 alien registration wwI forms required to be filed by non citizens and u.s. born widows of foreign born men. the rolls are by county. one or more parts.
see my transcription of mcleod co. & sibley co. minn. 1918 alien reg. forms inf.. at then minn. , then a county.
Added by Martin W Johnson on Sep 28, 2014 5:04 PM
Heather Bowers
RE: Tulin
Hi Gregory,

Thank you so much for getting back with me, I really do appreciate it. I will contact them!

Added by Heather Bowers on Sep 26, 2014 3:03 PM
Heather Bowers
Hi Gregory,

I have been a member of Find a Grave for years, and last night I just found that you had my Great Great Grandparents with photos listed. John Tulin and Ellen Swenson Tulin at the Blue Mound Luthern Cemetery in Rock County, Minnisota. They were from Sweeden! Could you transfer them to me by chance? Thank you so much for having the information listed, I had no idea where they were buried.


Heather W. Bowers
Added by Heather Bowers on Sep 14, 2014 3:07 AM
cathy lindeman
Adolph Steinfeldt
I believe his death date is 1 Nov. 1906. It's easy to confuse the 6 and 8.
Cathy Lindeman
Added by cathy lindeman on Sep 02, 2014 8:22 AM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: Ida Meyer
Again today I put in an edit request to correct the problem of getting Ida's two marriages in order, and again, it came up the same, no change.
I now put in an edit requests to remove all spouses from Ida's memorial, on John Schlapkohl memorial and on Albert Meyer memorial, which was not showing any spouses. Will wait for those edit requests to be processed, and after that, will resubmit the spouses links on Ida's memorial only. Can't believe the hassle in getting this straight.

Added by Dennis Harmsen on Aug 22, 2014 11:19 AM
Dale & Corinne Wise
Cecil fischenich
Thanks for posting the great photo. We really appreciate it. Thanks again, Gail wise gittens
Added by Dale & Corinne Wise on Aug 15, 2014 4:09 PM
Charles Swenson Memorial Updates
Hello Gregory,

I've requested some updates to the Swenson Family memorials you've created. Most of them I did through the automatic edits tab, but I've got one more that I can't do without deleting my other requested edits. Can you please link Charles Swenson Jr, #55307861 to his father John Swenson #59116541? Thank you! This is my great Aunt's parents and grandparents! You've helped us fill in some blanks by having created these memorials. Thank you! Thank you!
Added by Stephani on Jul 31, 2014 7:04 PM
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