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Susan Bowman (#47065755)
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Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist

Blessed are the great-grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, For they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all grandfathers who filed every legal document, For this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserved family Bibles and diaries, For this is our heritage.

Blessed are fathers who elect officials that answer letters of inquiry, For--some--they are the only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, For one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, For them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, For theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."

Source: Prairieland Pioneer, Prairieland Genealogical Society, Southwest Historical Center Room 141, Southwest State Univ. Marshall, MN 56258 Summer 1995 Edition; St Louis Genealogy Society; SWNGS Ancestors Unlimited; Duluth Gen. Soc. Branching Out; Ottertail County Gen. Soc.

I have a hope beyond the grave that someone on earth might remember me.
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Valerie Brandt
I've been fascinated by the materials and photos you have gathered. I am the granddaughter of Alma Mary Lueckenbach, sister of Herman, and would love to exchange any info. I also have all of my grandma's photos...
Cousin Valerie
Added by Valerie Brandt on May 06, 2016 4:58 PM
Poem - Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist
Thank you for posting this poem on your profile! Today as I read it, I thought, "How true!" How many times have I silently thanked that relative from the past tuck away a shoebox of old obits, scraps of newspapers, and even scribbled notes almost unreadable. That one little bit of paper has made the difference in finding a long-lost uncle or aunt or some wondering soul in my family history. May I include it (with credit to you and the genealogy society) in my family history narrative journal?
Added by TNGirls on May 02, 2016 1:56 PM
Michael W. Johnson
Eliza Moser Bowman, #32787254
Thank you for the transfer of Lunda Moser. Would you also please transfer Eliza Moser Bowman, #32787254, to me. She was my great, great, great-grandmother through her daughter, Myra Ellen Bowman Starnes.

Thank you for your consideration of this transfer.
Added by Michael W. Johnson on May 01, 2016 6:32 PM
Michael W. Johnson
Lunda Moser, #83060149
Would you please transfer management of Lunda Mosers memorial to me. She was my great, great, great-grandmother's niece and she was well known to my family and remembered by my grandmother.

Thank you for considering my request.
Added by Michael W. Johnson on May 01, 2016 11:28 AM
Julia Bowman
Calvin A. Bowman #36148313
I recently found this obit. for Calvin A. Bowman in the Statesville Record and Landmark. 1 Jan 1923

Calvin A. Bowman, of Wittenburg township, this county, died early Saturday morning from the fifth stroke of paralysis. Deceased was 84 years of age. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at Friendship Lutheran church at 11 o'clock by his pastor, Rev. J.A. Yount. Deceased had been a member of this church for a number of years, and was a consecrated worker in the interest of the church. Surviving him are four sons, Messrs. B.S., A.E., O.T., and Robert Bowman and a daughter, Mrs. Pinkney Mecimore. Mr. Bowman was a Confederate veteran and a good citizen.
Added by Julia Bowman on Apr 23, 2016 1:18 PM
Linda Love
Daisy Brown
Susan, Thank you for the Memorial transfer. I appreciate all you do for Find A Grave. Have a great summer!

Linda Love
Added by Linda Love on Apr 18, 2016 9:03 AM
Michael Hernandez
re: Missie Wahlgren Find A Grave Memorial# 141808575
I'm interested in contacting family of Mrs. Wahlgren. I'm assembling a data base of men who served with the 7th Bomb Group in India during WW2. My grandfather served with that unit in 1944-45. Mr. Warren Wahlgren was a B-24 bomber pilot with the group and I'd very much like to gather some info about his service. I'd use the gathered info to put together an online memorial for him, placed within my website,

I hope you can help me locate anyone who might have paperwork and/or photos that once belonged to Mr. Wahlgren.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Michael Hernandez
Added by Michael Hernandez on Feb 25, 2016 7:55 PM
Julia Bowman
Obituary for Flora Bowman
Could you add this obit. for Flora Bowman who is my great great grandmother? I found it with my grandmother's things.

Flora Bowman
On Dec. 9th, Flora Bowman, wife of Mr. Calvin Bowman died at her home in Wittenburg Township, aged sixty-three years. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Yount, and the remains were laid to rest at Friendship cemetery. She leaves a husband, a mother, and six children to mourn their loss, also several grandchildren all of whom were at her bedside during her last sickness.
Mrs. Bowman had been in feeble health for some time and her death was not unexpected.
She joined Friendship Lutheran Church when a girl and remained a faithful member until death. Just a few hours before death came she asked for someone to lead in prayer.
She was a kind and affectionate mother and wife and will be greatly missed by her many relations and friends.
A Neighbor
Added by Julia Bowman on Feb 09, 2016 9:04 PM
Fernanda Maria

Are you currently the historian for Fernanda Maria? I have a virtual cemetery set up for late members and I would love to see some photos added from the historian's books. I am also hoping the books might contain funeral cards to indicate where some of the other early members are buried so we can get memorials made for them. Let me know if this is feasible.

Kathie Weigel
Added by Zella on Feb 03, 2016 10:16 AM
Barbara Henneman
an obituary for Marguery Bounds VanBebber
Dear Susan Bowman:

I found this message you wrote-
"I have also located an obituary for Marguery Bounds VanBebber aka Majer Bounds. If you would like a copy please contact me and I would be happy to send it to you."

Thank you so much for the information you share. I would be grateful to have the obituary for Marguery Bounds VanBebber.

Sincerely, Barbara Henneman Nov. 21, 2015

Added by Barbara Henneman on Nov 21, 2015 10:40 PM
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