|John Van Essen (#47136297)|
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I've been retired since 1996 and doing my family genealogy since 1997. See the Genealogy link on my home page, below, for all you'd ever want to know about my ancestors.|
I'm a native of Brainerd, MN, and spend the warmer six months of the year in the Brainerd Lakes area.
I am the webmaster for the Evergreen Cemetery Association of Brainerd, MN, which operates Evergreen cemetery in Brainerd and Memorial Gardens cemetery north of Brainerd. The Association website (see either of the above two links) has a "Directory of the Dead" which lists all known burials in both cemeteries.
Evergreen is a special place for me. I have thirteen direct ancestors buried there, going back to my Swedish 3rd-great-grandmother, Christina Petersdotter Ryden, who came to Brainerd from Sweden in 1877 to be with her daughter's family and who died here in 1883.
The following memorials have transcriptions of interesting stories with lots of names about the early days (pre-1900) of Brainerd:
Nick Heller (Founding of Old-Timers Club)
C. D. Johnson (Brainerd 50th anniv. speech)
Werner Hemstead ("As I Remember")
Judge George Holland (His Generous Will)
I have been a photo request volunteer for Evergreen since 2010. Any photograph of a grave or monument that I have uploaded can be used for private use. For public use, permission is hereby granted provided credit is given - something like "Photo taken by John Van Essen, Find-a-Grave photo volunteer".
If you find that a photo taken by me or someone else is of poor quality (dirty marker or bad lighting), feel free to submit a photo request with an info note describing the problem to be remedied.
The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his forefathers; who has no natural regard for his ancestors of his kindred; is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance. — Daniel Webster
It isn't the date on either end that counts
But how they used their dash
For that dash between the dates
Represents the time they spent alive on earth
And now only those who loved them know
What that little line is worth
- On the headstone for William Elliott Dudley
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|Judi and Marie||RE: Emma Moss burial place|
Thank you for the obituary on Emma. I have moved 2 times and so much change. I will complete your request today. Again, I didn't ignore it, I was not on the internet.
Judi of Judi and Marie
Look at the Note I entered in bold on the memorial.
Why must you be so difficult?
We could work together.
Added by Wanda on Mar 02, 2014 10:23 PM
|Dwayne Hawpe||Cemetery Corrected|
Elizabeth A. Paulson Johnston's memorial has been moved to the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
|Linda Severson-Shurtleff||Minnie and Nels Christainsen|
Thank you for letting me know. I have deleted both of the memorials I erroneously made. I know this can mess things up.
|Patrick Turner||Leslie Ambrose Bush|
Leslie Ambrose Bush is my son-in-law Danial H. Tobias great granduncle with Charles Bush being his great grandfather. Dan is married to my daughter Priscilla Ann Turner. Sydney Ann Tobias, their daughter is our granddaughter.
Thanks for the genealogy information on this family line.
|Lisa Faagata||RE: Lillian Perlinger photo request|
I am new at this! I see now! Thank you so much for everything that you do...the site is awesome!
I love the way this website is set up. I am going to send the link to one of my friends who is a volunteer for a usgenweb county site. She has done some innovative projects and I know she will be interested in your site.
Added by SLGMSD on Dec 05, 2013 8:03 PM
|Paul Loots||RE: Gazella Davis in Evergreen|
I did not see your first message. Thank you. I will delete it.
|crystal wiberg||Novicks and Pikula|
Thank you so very much for taking these 4 pictures for me.
Many thanks for the pics - Jo
Added by Jo on Nov 03, 2013 1:00 PM
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