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Brad (#47031073)
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Margo Reasner
The Bakers
I just wanted to thank you so much for taking the photo of their gravestone. I was pretty sure I had the right couple, but your photo made me certain. I like how you added the border with the information too, very helpful. -Margo-
Added by Margo Reasner on Sep 28, 2015 1:28 PM
R & C Geis
RE: Halversons
I will be at the Hall. I will have the church open for viewing. The records will be at the hall with me. This is a homemade record, typewritten in a notebook. Scanners are welcome.
Added by R & C Geis on Sep 09, 2015 8:47 AM
R & C Geis
I am sorry I can't get it together to leave only one message!! I must need more coffee this morning. I checked the cemetery records and they say it was the Halverson parents and two daughters. But I don't find this information reliable as it was added by a non-family member years after. The sequence in the deaths, Mathilda & Baby Martin, Christpoher's mother and then Christopher makes the most sense to me. I also have two leads on living members from the Halverson family and am following up on those.
Added by R & C Geis on Sep 01, 2015 8:45 AM
R & C Geis
RE: Halvorsens
I am hoping to have all the Baptist Church records, Obert Lutheran Church records and this book, and what ever else I can find available during the Outlaw Trail Quilt Show. Nothing is allowed to leave the property, but scanners and cameras are welcome.
Added by R & C Geis on Sep 01, 2015 8:37 AM
R & C Geis
RE: Halvorsens
I have the book. It also contains a photo of Christopher Halverson and photos of the Vogle/Halverson/Miller families. I am hung up right now as to whether there was ever a church on the Miller land as that is adjacent to the Obert Cemetery.
Added by R & C Geis on Sep 01, 2015 8:34 AM
R & C Geis
RE: Halvorson
Clearly states four burials. There is a lot of work to be done here as Mary Halvorson married Jake Flom. These connections need to be made. Many of them are in the Maskell Cemetery. I am puzzled that Mary & Jake Flom had a baby, Anna, who died at age 1. Where is she buried? I can't find her in Lime Creek, Lime Grove or Obert cemeteries. She would have been born around 1897. Maskell wasn't a cemetery yet.
Added by R & C Geis on Aug 28, 2015 2:57 PM
R & C Geis
I have the family history book. It was composed in 1977. It has the Fred Vogle & Christopher Halverson & Fred Miller Families in it.
A copy was left in the Obert Church. It includes family stories and quotes from Family Bibles.
This clearly states that Mother is Christopher's mother. It even tells of their first meeting when she too immigrates from Norway.
It was Mathilda who died along with Baby Martin during birth.
"Mathilda passed away in childbirth, as the result of the intoxicated doctor, who cut away the womb which came with afterbirth, of her son Martin. She bled to death. Her husband was left with 6 children" The first children were:
Marn, John, Christina, Mary, Carrie, Anne & Tillie. Christina had died in Chicago previous to this birth. Another baby died before and was buried at sea.
Added by R & C Geis on Aug 28, 2015 2:41 PM
As always, thank you for all the photos you have taken and added to memorials I have created... and others. Seriously wonderful work you have done.

Looking forward to enjoying your book. Linda
Added by Ames1008 on Jul 17, 2015 11:27 AM
Janet McMaster
RE: Gilmer Family
Thanks for getting back to me Brad.

The Cummings you are talking about could very likely be the son of Cummings Gilmer b. 1779 and in the 1860 census Russell Co., Va. The census shows a son of Cummings,Sr. and Mary (Polly) (Browning)Gilmer: Cummings,Jr. b. 1844. Did you find in your research that being the year he was born?

Thanks for letting me know about the book. I will have to see if I can find it.

Again, I appreciate you posting your research for all to benefit from.
Added by Janet McMaster on Jul 06, 2015 5:43 AM
Kathy Solem
Martin Ustad
Thanks for taking pictures and posting them at Roseni. I went by the copy of burials they gave me and also found allot of mistakes. I do hope the stones are right or do I believe the paper on the dates and spelling of names? I think I should go by the stone.
Added by Kathy Solem on Jun 30, 2015 5:41 AM
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