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Tom Mauer (#47099437)
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Bio Photo I am an amateur Civil War historian.I live in SE Minnesota and I have walked thru aprox 750 cemeteries in Southern Minnesota , Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa looking for Civil War Veteran burial sites. As of Aug 2015 I have personally located, identified and visited aprx 6700 Union Civil War Veterans burial sites.
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Kathy Bailey
Wm H Smith 143952565
Thank you so much for taking this picture and making his memorial I tried to find it back in 2010 but could not it looks like he is up by his daughter Adaline Smith Weeks as that hill goes. I made a memorial for his wife Laura in same cemetery no picture yet someday. Again Thank You Very Much
Added by Kathy Bailey on Jan 27, 2016 9:43 AM
None to be forgotten
Minnieska Cemeteries
Hi Tom - I see your name a lot of Find A Grave for the Winona area. I, too, enter a lot on Find A Grave and think I have now completed Winona County. In fact, I even wrote a book about Winona County cemeteries and have personally walked all but two which were inaccessible. Any way, back to Minnieska. I remember contacting the person listed to clarify some of the information and she "didn't know" so I entered the memorials as recorded. I would be glad to correct any errors but I need a list by memorial number to ensure I fix the needed memorials and not further mess things up! You can either do that by entering through the Find A Grave "edit" tab or just send me a list of numbers indicating which cemetery is correct to: ckay8659@hbcsc.net (I live in St. Charles). Thanks!
Added by None to be forgotten on Jan 15, 2016 11:31 AM
Laura Hawkins
Ropers
Thank you for the transfer of Harvey & Louisa Roper. I am trying to get the memorials that have them buried in Oakwood Cemetery transferred to me so they can be merged. Thanks again, Tom.
Added by Laura Hawkins on Nov 19, 2015 12:51 PM
Dstmnstr
Itzolin Garcia
Thank you for the photo of his headstone. He was my 3rd cousin once removed and our common ancestors are Ole and Kristi (Sagaard) Williamson from Rogaland, Norway and lived in Webster County, IA.
Added by Dstmnstr on Oct 29, 2015 9:42 PM
Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Freeman McIntier
Thanks a million Tom. I appreciate your efforts to identify Civil War Veteran's memorials as the cost of their lives was a high price. I am so appreciative after years of looking for my relative,Freeman, to now find him.

Many thanks,
Evelyn
Added by Evelyn Rowe Nelson on Aug 31, 2015 3:57 PM
Jim Childers
Civil War Vets
Tom,
As I go through several memorials researching families to make links, etc, I see your name and flowers left for many Civil War Veterans, many with non-military markers. I just want you to know your work is very much appreciated. A lot of these fellows would not have their memorials credited with being a Civil War veteran if not for you. Keep up the great work your doing and know that it is very much appreciated!

Jim C.
Added by Jim Childers on May 07, 2015 8:27 AM
S.A. Balow
Civil War Veteran
Hi Tom,
I have recently located my 2x great gradfather's grave. He is a civil war vet. He is located in the Seymour Cemetery, Seymour,Outagamie County
Wisconsin, USA. His name is Christian Miller.

I enjoy searching through your virtual cemetery. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Sue Balow Parker
Added by S.A. Balow on Apr 17, 2015 1:19 PM
Fawn
Addie Frisbey of Lakewood Cemetery
Thank you so much Tom for finding and photographing her marker for me! It solves a little mystery, as she apparently has two markers, one where she died (and is likely buried) and this one, where the family moved after she died.
Incidently, her father Hiram M. Frisbey was a Civil War veteran, drafted while living in Zumbrow, MN as H.M. Frisbey. He is the brother of my ggg grandfather Loton Frisbey.
Do you mind if I use your photo for my research records?

Fawn Bowden
Riverside, IA
Added by Fawn on Mar 24, 2015 11:33 AM
Semper Fi Mom
RE: Squire Mazeppa mn
Hi Tom --

Thank you so much! Yes, their son George Henry married Rachel Phillips. If you get over to Mazeppa again some time, would love to have photos of their graves as well.

Interesting story about George and Rachel -- their only son Yale Henry Squire (named after my Great-Great Grandfather, Yale Henry, was a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune. In April, 1917, he applied for a passport and went to France to join the American Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Instead, he ended up as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and was an instructor at the 2nd Aviation Training Center. He died in an airplane accident at Fere-en-Tardenois on June 27, 1918 and is buried in the American Cemetery at Oise-Aisne. He was 24 years old.

Again -- I appreciate your efforts on my family's behalf.
Mary Beth
Added by Semper Fi Mom on Oct 06, 2014 7:20 PM
Glenn Kiecker
Thanks Thomas Milton
U Brother Tom are very much a cooperative player i am very pleased to call u "My Friend"

Glenn k
Added by Glenn Kiecker on Jul 25, 2014 11:52 AM
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