|Tom Mauer (#47099437)|
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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 2014 I have personally located, identified and visited aprx 6700 Union Civil War Veterans burial sites.|
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|LeRoy L. Smith||RE: Civil War Vets|
Hello Tom; In reference to a previous message in which you indicated your interest in listing CW Veterans by MN counties, I am forwarding more info. Find-A-Grave contributor "Joan Edmonson, #46602147" has a Virtual Cemetery wherein there are 165 CW Veterans listed for Hubbard and Becker counties of MN. Best Wishes.
|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.
|Semper Fi Mom||William Henry Squire's Grave|
William Henry Squire was married to Mary Jane Ingamells,who came to this country in 1851 with her family. Her sister Darcey went to work as a domestic housekeeper for my 2nd Great Grandfather and married him after his first wife died in 1873.
Darcey pretty much raised my Great Grandfather and his brothers and sister and was much loved in Jefferson, WI.
Two of the Ingamells brothers, Charles and George, both enlisted in the Union army on Sept. 7, 1861 at Waterloo in Jefferson County, WI. Charles was killed at Memphis, TN and George died in one of the final battles at Fort Blakeley, near Spanish Fort, AL.
I have tried to find the other members of the family with no success. If you don't live too far from Mazeppa Cemetery, could you see if Mary Jane is buried with William H. Squire and take a photo of her grave?
It might also be possible that there are some members of her family there, including her mother, Mary Marfleet Ingamells, although I doubt that.
Thank you for your time and effort on behalf of our Civil War soldiers.
|James Odland||Lena Ableitner (#136204582)|
I have created Lena' memorial page. Her name is on the same grave marker as C. Fredrick Ableitner' (#85097892). You have a photo on his memorial, may I have you add that same photo onto Lena' memorial (#136204582).
|MBSmith||Herman and Wilhelmine Rackow|
Thank-you for bringing the duplicate of these names to my attention. I have removed my entries. Herman and Wilhelmine were my great grandparents. They arrived in Baltimore in June of 1883, from Germany. Thank-you for the photos of their graves-- and thank-you for your dedication in preserving important historical information!
Marti Benson Smith
Added by MBSmith on Sep 11, 2014 9:02 AM
Thank you for posting the picture of her stone on her memorial page. I appreciate it and also thank you for everything you have done and continue to do on Findagrave!
Added by MJH on Aug 04, 2014 8:19 PM
|Kathy Bailey||RE: William H Smith|
Thank you Tom for keeping an Eye out. If you go to prospect cemetery my great grand father em smith on my grand mothers side doesn't have a civil war marker but he was a quarter master at fort smellingwhen reg one went to fight. Don't know how to get it marked.Kathy again thank you for all your work.
|Greg Volk||Thanks for the photo of Donald Brokaw|
Hi Tim. Wow! I see that you've taken a lot of Find A Grave photos. You are what makes it work. I really appreciate it.
|Kathy Bailey||Smith in Virtual Civil War Memorial in MN|
Hi Tom my name is Kathy and I would like to know if you have seen that William Smith of LaCrescent MN Prospect Hill Cemetery is also a Civil war Veterans and could be added to this Virtual Cemetery. His memorial is 58820529 He was the Quarter Master at Ft Snelling. I am curious if through your studies of the Veterans of MN you ran across William Heman Smith Born 1821 and died in St Charles MN in 1887 I have not found his grave yet but he was married to a Laura Jane Reed Smith. these are my GGGG grand parents on paternal side so any information would be nice.
|L Beacon||E. Korder|
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorial for me, it is greatly appreciated.
I would like to ask your permission to use the nice photo you took (with proper credit) for a WWII project I am working on, I hope you do not mind, please let me know. Thanks again for all your time and efforts to fulfill my request, Cheers!!
Added by L Beacon on Jul 28, 2014 7:07 AM
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