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Dan Dreifuerst (#47258720)
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Bio Photo Many of my memorials were created from church or cemetery records, sometimes data was missing. I am getting many "edits" from contributors adding the missing info, thank you.

Please let me know of errors and omissions on my memorials and I will correct them promptly. You can use any of my grave photos. I have taken thousands of photos at Johnsburg, Holy Cross, St Joseph, and St Cloud here in the Holyland of southeastern Wisconsin and uploaded them to the memorials. I usually have one photo per memorial, if you want a more detailed photo of a headstone let me know and I will do that for you.

All of my memorials have been added the hard way, one at a time. I check this website daily for edits and process them promptly.
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Linda Schoenmann
RE: Welcome
Wow! You're a wealth of information! I looked at the before and after photos of the cross on your 2X great-grandmother Cecilia's memorial. Looks like you spray-painted the metal silver then added the stainless steel plate. Looks great! There are lots of Cecilia's in my family tree and I worked at Kohler Co. for several years so we have a few things in common! Before I proceed, I have a couple more questions. First, I did more research and found info. online indicating that Mathias Joseph Schmitz's parents should also be buried at Johnsburg. Theodore Schmitz died in 1866 and Anna Gertrude Schmitz died in 1868 (or possibly 1848). I can't find either in the St. John the Baptist cemetery or in any Fond du Lac County cemetery. I did find a Gertrude Schmitz who died in 1867 and is buried at St. John's (memorial #61995383) with no other info. Her stone looks new - not 150 years old - so maybe it was recently added and they couldn't make out the info. on the original? Maybe that grave is really for Anna Gertrude and Theodore? Second, before I do anything to the cross on the grave of Mathias, do I need to get permission from anyone at the church? Who has legal rights after so many years? I'm a descendent but there probably are many of us. Thanks for any more help you can provide!
Added by Linda Schoenmann on Jul 12, 2016 8:48 PM
Linda Schoenmann
RE: Welcome
Thanks for my first message and my first memorial! I emailed RJ Korbach about the other Mathias Joseph Schmitz memorial and will let you know what I hear from him. I already shared the good news about finding where Mathias is buried with my aunt and will also let my cousin know as he and his wife went with my aunt and me on an ancestry cemetery tour last Saturday. We went to 7 cemeteries to visit graves of 32 relatives. I hope we can visit the grave of Mathias in the near future. Since there are no markings on his metal cross, I want to see if we can add some identification to his grave. Let me know if you have any ideas about that. Thanks again for all your help!
Added by Linda Schoenmann on Jul 12, 2016 6:43 AM
Bev Burak
John P Feldner
I noticed that there is information about John joining the 27th Michigan during the civil war. I am wondering how this information was obtained? is there a obit? trying to follow up on why he was in Michigan. thanks for any additional information.
Added by Bev Burak on May 28, 2016 9:26 PM
Susie
RE: Re: Leo C.
Thank you, done. I so appreciate your assistance on that and all your Find A Grave work.
Added by Susie on Feb 16, 2016 11:16 AM
Susie
Re: Leo C.
The obit was my source. Guess I should delete it, unless you know the correct cemetery ? Thans
Added by Susie on Feb 15, 2016 10:47 PM
Irene Schneider
RE: 119189648
No worries. I contribute to general confusion myself, unfortunately.
Added by Irene Schneider on Dec 18, 2015 2:33 PM
Irene Schneider
119189648
Hi, Dan,
It appears that the name on the gravestone (Franziska) doesn't agree with the name or gender on the page (Johannes). Also, oddly, the grave pictured for Johannes' linked page is not at all like the one pictured on this one. Help?

What's more, I find from this (http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/fonddulac/obits/n/nett260gob.txt) that Johannes Nett was married to Maria Katharina Koenigs. I worry that it might not be the same Johannes Nett, but the siblings' names on ancestry.com mostly agree.

I'm trying to sort out Netts, who are distant relatives, and it's a hornets' nest of Netts (say that 3 times).

Irene
Added by Irene Schneider on Dec 18, 2015 12:59 PM
Frank Germanson
RE: PBS Show
Thanks Dan. I was at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery when the video was shot.
Added by Frank Germanson on Nov 01, 2015 6:25 PM
tracy ytuarte
RE: Roemers
Thank you so much for doing that. I should have paid better attention when I was there. I still can't figure out how the Schueller's fit into this. I didn't see a headstone for Anna Maria Schueller just for the Roemer's. I will keep on searching until that mystery is solved as well. Thank you kindly for all the help you have given me.
Added by tracy ytuarte on Oct 29, 2015 11:14 PM
Joyce Frey
Steffes Family tree
Hi Dan.

I have been doing some research on the Steffes family for a cousin. I am having a problem with Michael and Theodor Steffes. Can you contact me.

Thanks
Joyce

freyjg@comcast.net
Added by Joyce Frey on Oct 21, 2015 2:21 PM
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