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Rachel and Paul Depa (#47314353)
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Bio Photo My husband is a dispatcher and I am a stay at home mom of three little boys and one little girl who kinda fell into the family tree thing. We found the program Family Tree Maker at Salvation Army one day in the book section, and thought hey that might be fun. I never knew how addicting it is. In the summer you can find us searching cemeteries and churches and historical societies looking for those things that bring our tree to life. So we do this at night and in our spare time when the kids are busy.

I leave flowers on memorials that are members of my family. So if you see a flower by me and you are related to the person, so am I :) Feel free to contact me, I love improving my tree.
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Julie Mofle
Dutch Surname Project
Hello Rachel and Paul,

In an attempt to make searches easier for everyone, I am proposing to those gravers who have contributed significant numbers to the Fox Valley area's Find A Grave memorials, that we all go through our Dutch surnames and remove any spacings (examples: Van Dera to VanDera, Van Den Berg to VanDenBerg, etc).

It appears that the Find A Grave search function treats a space as a spelling variation and will not list those names together which are actually the same (VanderVelden with Vander Velden, for example)and this can cause some searchers who don't know better not to search Dutch names with and without spacing.

Since most Dutch names on the Find A Grave website, it looks like, are being entered without spacing, which is also the form used by the Historical Societies, I am asking everyone to go through their Dutch surnames and edit out the spacings. I know it is a lot to ask and time consuming, but it will benefit everyone with ties to Dutch names with their research. I hope you will be able to help!

Julie Mofle
Added by Julie Mofle on Mar 21, 2015 9:34 AM
Mary Priske Fecteau
Thank you for the transfer of Ulrich and Helen Schermitzler's memorials. Thank you also for creating the memorials in the first place! ~ Mary
Added by Mary Priske Fecteau on Sep 03, 2014 11:20 AM
Joseph Desjardin
Hi again
Found a little more detail about him. It appears he was born May 8, 1835 in Canada, and died July 12, 1912. He was a member of Co. B, Hatch's Minnesota Calvary.
Added by leslie on Mar 10, 2014 6:43 AM
Joseph Desjardin
His name should have an "S" on the end. I believe this may be Joseph Des Jardins who served during the civil war from Maine

Added by leslie on Mar 10, 2014 6:20 AM
RE: Kevin Kosakoski
We all have a bad days

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing" George Bernard Shaw

Thank You for all your work
Added by Victoria on Oct 24, 2013 8:07 AM
Holly J
Fautsch in Saint Joseph Cemetery
Rachel and Paul,
I just wanted to let you know that I had time to go through about 1/3 of the cemetery, when I was looking for Raymond, and took pictures of all the Fautsch gravestones that I saw. There are now a few new ones on Find A Grave that I added today. If any are part of your family, let me know, I would be happy to transfer them. Just send me a note with their memorial numbers.
Holly J.
Added by Holly J on Sep 30, 2013 6:26 PM
Lisa Winner Haas
Theodore Emmers
Thanks much for making the Emmers additions!
Added by Lisa Winner Haas on Jul 18, 2013 12:27 PM
Lisa Winner Haas
Thanks much for adding the info for Ozee and Roy Smith. Much appreciated.
Lisa Winner Haas
Added by Lisa Winner Haas on May 17, 2013 8:24 PM
RE: Henrieta Boegel
Yes,you are right, I must have sent you the wrong number. Henry and Henrietta are spouses and William is their son. Thanks
Added by EDM on Mar 17, 2013 1:02 PM
John Scray St Mary's Kimberly WI
Hello, I am so glad you had John's memorial, I only had a year of his death, he would have been my a distant cousin, if you would like to update his memorial all I have is he was born 1861 Brown County, WI, wife Anna Biersteker. She remarried and moved to IL. Thank You L
Added by lmf on Nov 03, 2012 6:28 PM
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