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Herb Schwede (#46530188)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo Shortly after the Moravian Church in the small town of Aurelia, ND. closed in the early 70's, an association was formed to look after the cemetery.
It was renamed the Aurelia Community Cemetery. I was elected to the board a few years later when one of the original members died. About ten years ago I helped my sister work on our family tree and now when I found Find A Grave, I realized how helpful it could have been.
This information was mostly taken from the tombstones at cemeteries I have visited, with some added from our family tree and ND death index files. I also get information from the Mouse River Loop Genealogy Society, of which I am a member.Most of these cemeteries are located in northwestern North Dakota.
With over 75,000 names in about 675 cemeteries, I'm sure I have made some mistakes. If anyone finds any errors or has more information let me know.I have photos (about 60,000) of the markers of most of the graves added in the last few years. I do not have time to add all these pictures but if someone requests one I will gladly add it if I have one. Please put Find A Grave in subject line.
Most of the obituaries I have added are from local funeral homes or old newspapers with their permission. All pictures that I have added were taken by me personally.
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Franklin Glenn Mattoon
I'm removing the photo of the obituary so if you ever get another photo, you'll have room for it.
Thanks so much for including the obit in the bio section.
Added by marelle44 on Sep 21, 2014 1:57 PM
Franklin Glenn Mattoon
Nice copying job on Franklin's obituary into the bio section of your Memorial for him. I know it was difficult to type because some of the grammar was a bit strange. I am assuming you want me to remove the photo of the obituary from your Memorial since it's redundant. Am I correct?
Added by marelle44 on Sep 19, 2014 10:17 AM
Re: Sink Family Graves
Herb, Thank you so much for taking photos of my fathers families markers! That is so awesome. My father is the last surviving member of the original family so he will be very pleased when I show this to him. It is not likely that he will be returning to North Dakota anytime soon, so he will love this! Thank you for offering your time to do this. We really appreciate it!
Teresa Sink
Added by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2014 6:23 PM
Willow City Transfers
Thanks again Herb... I appreciate your help with these family memorials, Best regards, DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Sep 18, 2014 2:04 PM
Franklin Glenn Mattoon
I have just posted the obituary for Franklin Glenn Mattoon to your Memorial for him (Memorial #21814324). If you want to keep it on the Memorial, please rearrange your photos so that the headstone photo is still on top. If you would rather I remove the obituary, please let me know and I'll remove it.
Added by marelle44 on Sep 17, 2014 8:06 PM
Timothy Steffans
I have found several other Bott graves in the Mountain View Cemetery in Columbus. I have taken pics of them if you want them too. Let me know and I can post them. Their names and date of death are Lori Ann 1962, Archie 1932, Anne 2008, Earnie 1992, David 2014.
Added by Timothy Steffans on Sep 15, 2014 3:18 PM
Spouse Error Message
Hi Herb,

Unfortunately, this error message is showing up again when I try to add parent links and the spouse id number is already linked... any ideas on how to submit this to Find a Grave?

We can not proceed because of the reason(s) listed below. Please press the back button in your browser, correct the problem(s) and try again.

There is already a submitted correction that will link this person as a spouse to memorial# 7557523. When we receive spouse information for a person, we automatically generate a link on their spouse's page, too, so there is no need to submit a relationship link for both spouses.
Added by Debbie on Sep 15, 2014 1:19 AM
Thank you Herb!
I appreciate your help with my family transfers and it was so nice of you to reply right away. You've done a wonderful job for me and all others valuing your time and many contributions. DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Sep 14, 2014 9:35 AM
Maureen and Ed Weatherly
Thank you Herb so much for the transfer I appreciate all the work you have done thank you Maureen
Added by Maureen and Ed Weatherly on Sep 12, 2014 6:38 AM
RE: F A G edits
Great! Glad to hear they fixed the glitch. Thanks for letting me know, Herb.

RE: F A G edits

The edits have been working fine lately. Thanks for adding information.

Added by Herb Schwede on Sep 08, 2014 5:34 AM
Added by Debbie on Sep 12, 2014 1:24 AM
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