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Dawn Schuster (#47803002)
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Bio Photo Ever since I was a young teen I walk through cemeteries. There is such a peace that I feel when gazing upon the memorials of the departed. Often times I would wonder if anybody still cared about those who have gone before. I liked to think so. After all, one day we all will be gone and will want to be remembered as well. As I have gotten older and I realize the days ahead may not be as many as the days behind, I love walking through cemeteries more than ever.

I like to imagine what life may have been like for those now buried. Many family lots seem to yell, "we had a story". I love to take photographs and try to learn of those who walked the earth a long time before me. Some of the prettiest cemeteries are in my own back yard here in Green Bay, Wisconsin and they are surrounded by history. I love walking to these local cemeteries because the walk takes me through some gorgeous neighborhoods with awesome houses. Many of those individuals who are buried in those cemeteries may very well have lived in one of those houses or walked the same streets. I like to imagine what it was like back when things were slower paced.

Because I am also a history buff these walks to and through local cemeteries tend to satisfy some of that passion for the past. I am delighted to start paying tribute to deceased family and friends. I feel it is an honor to fulfill photo requests and I will try to take and edit quality pictures that will bring honor to those loved ones or ancestors. I am not doing this for numbers or game I simply enjoy helping people memorialize those who have gone ahead.

**When asking for corrections or suggestions please provide specifics such as memorial numbers and understandable sentences of what you want. Many of us are not familiar with some of the short hand lingo used by some contributors. I want to honor all requests and do them correctly the first time however if the request is obscure I may have to ignore it. Thank You**

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Judith Zemke
Re Delmar Swann #48975157

You have added a BROWN family plot
photo to this memorial identifying him as DELMAR SWANN. I ran across his obituary and his last name was actually BROWN.
He was the son of William and Elnora Brown who are on the plot. I don't know where the last name of SWANN came from on his memorial because it is not on his stone. He is s buried next to his sister Effie whose married name was SWANN. I have sent edits to the contributor requesting changes to the last name as well as the death year which is way off from his death in 1920.

Would you please consider changing his last name on you photo from Swann to Brown.

FYI. I confirmed his last name and the name of his parents from the 1920 federal census.

Added by Judith Zemke on Jul 22, 2016 1:51 PM
107621753 Bio
Please consider posting the following bio for Minnie Philippi from research done. The many misspellings of her maiden name, even in her own obituary in 1910, left her without connection to her family of origin. Thank you for considering this addition, Rita

The marriage of "Minnie" Meeuwsen (also misspelled Minnie Newhouse and Neuwisen) and Joseph Philippi was June 5, 1907 in Brown County, Wisconsin. Best man was the groom's brother John Philipp. The Bridesmaid was her sister Johanna Meeusen.

The couple lived on the Town of How, Oconto County, farm of the late ( Joseph's)father Matthias and (Joseph's) living mother Christina Philippi. Joseph and Minnie had one son Joseph Jr. on September 2, 1908 and he died the same day. Minnie died of Tuberculosis in 1910.

Minnie's father, Peter Meeuwsen, was a German born shoemaker in Brown County, Wisconsin. Parents Peter and Johanna Meeuwsen were married in 1867 in Holland where her mother and older brother Theodore Meeuwsen were born. Her parents and older brother immigrated to Wisconsin in 1870 from Holland. Minnie and her younger sister Johanna were bornin Brown County, Wisconsin. The Meeuwsen family are found on the 1880 and 1900 Federal Brown County, Wisconsin, censuses before Minnie's marriage to Joseph J Philippi.
Added by Rita on Jul 11, 2016 9:26 PM
V. E. Luebke
108779824 and others
Dawn, Can I ask you a big favor. Would you please accept the edits I submitted for Fred Wiedenhaft and others at Brookside. I would like to finish the family connections and Fred is the last one. Thank you.
Added by V. E. Luebke on Jun 26, 2016 4:40 PM
Julie Perman
Agnes Harris update
Hi, just wanted to let you know I sent you an update on #110459109.
Added by Julie Perman on Jun 18, 2016 4:22 AM
Sandy Sage Carr
Marion Matheys
# 108006955
You have listed her parents, but they are most but her in laws. She was born to Frank Ward and Sarah Beaucock. And I am uncertain if they are buried there or not. I know that Franks brother is buried there Charles Ward. She is married to John jr 108006845. Thank you
Added by Sandy Sage Carr on Jun 14, 2016 1:18 PM
Woodlawn Cemetery
Do you still walk/photograph at Woodlawn? If not, why not?
Added by Bulldog on May 31, 2016 8:04 AM
SorryI hadforgotten to add a transfer for Scott Francis Bitters as well 109981915 I'd appreciate it thank you for your consideration.
Added by Beth on May 14, 2016 12:49 PM
WOuld you be willing to transfer Reuben Bitters #109981871 to me please.Thank you
Added by Beth on May 14, 2016 12:47 PM
Bob Reim
Find A Grave Memorial# 108690425
Hi Dawn:
Please change Reinhold Reim's name to Reinhold Arnold Reim. There is no Carl in his name. According to his baptism certificate, he was baptized Arno Heinrich Reinhold Reim in Abrams WI on 21 February 1896. He signed his grade school books Reinhold A. Reim or R. A Reim. He signed his WWI registration card Reinhold Arnold Reim. Also, his second wife's name was Mary Louise (Schnell) Reim, not Mary Caroline Schnell.
Thank you for the changes,
Added by Bob Reim on Apr 30, 2016 1:53 PM
George Lince Find A Grave Memorial# 108568095
Please post - Rita

Bio - Obit Last Civil War Veteran in Abrams

Green Bay Press-Gazette
March 16, 1940

George Lince

George Lince Sr., 91, last of the Civil War Veterans in this part of the state died at his Abrams home at 10:15 Friday morning of causes incident to old age. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of George Lince Jr., Big Suamico, with military services and burial in Brookside.

Lince was active despite his advanced age and was ill in bed for only the last week. He was known for his long walks through the woods, even into recent years, attending his traps. To this activity he attributed his longevity. He was a well known character of this part of the state and spent his recent years in hunting and trapping, walking several miles each day.

Lince lived in this part of Wisconsin since the Civil War days, when he came here as a farm hand and woodsman after being mustered out of service. He often recalled and scenes and incidents of the Wisconsin of those days, then a pioneer state in the northwest wilderness.

George Lince was born in Jefferson in Jefferson County, New York, Nov. 6, 1848, the same year that Wisconsin assumed statehood. He received a common school education in his native state and in 1864 he hired out as a farmer for whom he worked six months. At that time the Civil War intervened and on Sept. 1, 1864, when 16 years of age, he enlisted in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery to serve one year or for the duration of the war. He was mustered out of service on June 23, 1865.

He then returned to New York and worked on farms there until 1867 when Jane Lince, his cousin, and he came to Pensaukee, Wis. Here he worked for George Beyers in a shingle mill and in the woods for Christ Parkinson. Later he returned to New York. In 1870 Lince returned to Wisconsin and for several years worked for farmers during the summer and in the woods for the winters, following the customary life of many single men. On March 17, 1872, he married Carrie L. Benjamin, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1932.

Later Lince disposed of his farm and retired from active farming, purchasing a home in Abrams in 1921 where he resided until his death. During the last 18 years he spent all his time in hunting and trapping and his upright, still military figure, tramping through the woods, became a common sight in the vicinity of Abrams.

The survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Meally, Abrams, who lived with him, and a son, George Lince Jr., Big Suamico; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Added by Rita on Apr 29, 2016 10:06 PM
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