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Kellie Walton (#47055882)
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Bio Photo It is not my desire to keep any memorial from a family member that wants to manage it. Most often I'm quite happy to transfer to relatives. Please be aware though that I don't do "mass transfers" - please submit your request for each memorial on the "Edit" tab of the memorial. Do not send them via my posted email address.

I am researching several lines:

McGill, Van Valin, Verveelen, Riker, Haring, Chatfield, Ide, Wallack, Iverson, Phillips, Armstrong, Betcher, Norris, Miller, Lake (Leja), Huiras, Schumacher, Kohler, Moses, Hemmelgarn, Heckendorf, Regabski, and Burbidge.

The majority of the memorials that I maintain for those related to me (blood or marriage) list my familiar relationship in the comments. (Not all, but most.) I do this for several reasons - mainly as a way to pay my respect but also as "cousin bait" ... I would LOVE to share trees and photos with anyone having a connection. Feel free to contact me at

Please feel free to use my images for your genealogy project - both online and off. Credit is expected and greatly appreciated.

If we are related, please say hi!

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I'd exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago -
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
~Author Unknown

A few additional things about memorials I create and/or maintain:

* If I am in a cemetery photographing my family grave markers - as time allows, I often photograph other stones in the cemetery. This doesn't mean I have any further information on the person other than what is posted - but often I will look up that person on ancestry or footnote to verify a dob, dod or familiar connection. All the information I obtain will be posted - that is all I have, but hopefully it is useful to you. Again, I post everything I have at the time the memorial is entered. If I do not post a photo of a grave marker - it's simply because I don't have one.

* Sometimes I will post a photo of a grave that already has a photo posted - this isn't an error. It's usually because my photograph is clearer, has additional information or is what *I* deem more genealogically (is that even a word?) "worthy". Basically, it's just the photo I prefer. It's not done to offend the person who took the first photo - I assure you. Another reason I may add an additional photo in a memorial is because when a memorial starts to deteriorate - the entire look of the memorial can change very quickly - I think it's important to see an accurate representation of what a stone looks like "today" ... or as close to today as possible. I try very hard to get a good clean shots of a stone - sometimes this can be quite difficult, but I try. If I post photos from different angles - it's because sometimes multiple shots are needed to view all the engraving on the stone.

*When I photograph a cemetery - I will always do my best to find a transcribed roster or listing which I will post. This CAN and DOES lead to duplicates ... it happens, no one is perfect. If I've made a mistake, duplicate or omission - I can promise I didn't do so intentionally. Please let me know. Also, before you request that I delete a duplicate memorial - make sure MY memorial wasn't created first. I will not delete a duplicate memorial if mine was created first - regardless of the fact that the new memorial may have additional information or pictures. I would suggest submitting that additional information to the FIRST memorial through the "Edit" tab.

*If I post a name with no additional information or image, it's because I have no additional information or image. If I run across a cemetery listing or roster, I will post that information. *Some info* is better than "no info" ... a name is better than no name. Rest assured, I am not holding additional information hostage (yes, I was *actually* accused of that once! lol) - I post the information I have. Please don't email asking for additional information - if I had it, it would be posted. If a cemetery is local to me, I do try to get back there and photograph the names I've previously posted, but this is not always possible. If there isn't a photo posted on a memorial I created or maintain - you can request one by clicking on the "Request A Photo" link on the memorial.

"The history of the family is as important as the history of the world." Adalbert Stifter, 1862.

PS. If you leave me a message or send me an email, please don't be demanding and crabby. Actually, please don't be demanding OR crabby. I swiftly delete requests that are demanding, crabby and/or weird. I get a lot of them - they all get deleted, (except the weird ones ... those I post on facebook before I delete). I will *always* respond if you're nice, I promise. And I will try to do so on a timely basis. Please play nice and don't run with scissors.
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Jerrie Begue
Perin-Perrin Family Tree
I saw you have left messages on this family line as a cousin. I'm also related to the Perin line and would like to find out more. My direct line is Albert & Ida Wheeler-Perin. Edwin & Jane Helmick- Perin is his parents and Glover & Sally Smith-Perin are his grandparents. Would love to know more if this is the same line. You can contact me by email if you want please put Perin Family Tree in the headline so I don't delete it.


Jerrie Hammond-Begue
Added by Jerrie Begue on Feb 04, 2016 6:58 PM
Hickson family sites

Thank you for the transfers.
Added by RRHickson on Jan 22, 2016 1:52 PM
This Side of the Grave
Amos & Isabella Clark Balsom
Thank you for the transfers!
Added by This Side of the Grave on Jan 16, 2016 2:13 PM
This Side of the Grave
Amos & Isabella Clark
Thank you for the transfers!
Added by This Side of the Grave on Jan 16, 2016 2:13 PM
William Kazupski
Marie LaPointe Gosselin
Marie LaPointe Gosselin @ Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

You may want to re-check the birth/death years you posted. You have her dying the year she was born plus listed as having children.

Added by William Kazupski on Jan 10, 2016 10:20 AM
Elaine Pregent
Joyselle Hedlund Voelker

I do research for Maureen Voelker Pregent (my sister-in-law) and noticed that you did not have her mothers birth and death. Here is the obit with the information.

Joyselle B. Voelker, age 90, of Ellsworth, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the River Falls Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Boyceville, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Whistler) Hedlund. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyceville and confirmed in First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.
She attended grade schools in Boyceville and Clear Lake and graduated from high school in Garrison, Iowa, in 1932. She attended Dunn County Normal School at Menomonie and received her teaching certificate in 1934. She taught grades 1-4 in the Hilson School near Connorsville in 1935-1937.

Joyselle married Morris Voelker of Menomonie in June of 1937. To this union six children were born. She and Morris lived in Ellsworth since 1944. He passed away on April 8, 1996. She was a member of the English Lutheran Church since 1947 and was active in women's organizations. She directed adult and children's choirs for many years. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Matron and holding other offices. She was chairman of the Pierce County Bloodmobile for several years.

After Morris' death, she lived in Briarwood Apartments in River Falls for one year, then moved back to Ellsworth. She lived in the Ellsworth Cottages on Cairns Street until November 2004, when she became a resident of the Lutheran Home in River Falls.

Joyselle is survived by her six children, Alan (Diane) Voelker of DeKalb, Ill., Bruce (Kitty) Voelker of Fairbault, Minn., Kathleen (Frank) Owens of Turtle Lake, Maureen (Leigh) Pregent of St. Paul, Minn., David (Jane) Voelker of Ellsworth, and Loralee (David) Kiefer of Beldenville; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two half brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bruce (Shirley) Erickson of Aneheim, Calif., Duane (Audrey) Erickson of Severn, Md., and Alice Hedlund of Osseo.

Joyselle is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Dalton Hedlund, and one sister-in-law, Lucille Ellsworth.

Services for Joyselle Voelker are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. Rev. Lauryl Stockness and Rev. Harlen Menk will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Elaine Sather Pregent
Added by Elaine Pregent on Dec 15, 2015 8:41 PM
Glenn Bertram
Adeline Gossard

In fulfilling your photo request for Adeline Gossard, I found the marker for Thomas Gossard right next to her. I've uploaded that photo as well.


Added by Glenn Bertram on Dec 06, 2015 12:38 PM
RE: Tueting memorials
My requests are "other" thus should have gone to your email account listed on your site.

I've requested the transfer of those previously listed to us for further care as they are direct relatives, parents, siblings. Also Betty Tueting is still very much alive.

I've been photographing many memorial that you have entered. For me that is greatly appreciated as I am able to add the photo,by double checking it to be ensure my entry is accurate. However, there have been several duplicates, sometime both entered by you. (I've done this also.) I've sent edits to you on that as well not knowing if they are reaching you either. Please advise me if I'm doing it correct or not.

Thanks again for all you do. kat
Added by kat on Nov 22, 2015 6:16 PM
Tueting memorials
I'm not sure if your email address is correct or if you are inundated with messages that you are unable to respond.

I've been attempting to reach you for months asking for corrections to our parents memorials at Hazel Ridge. Please contact me at you earliest convince.

Betty Tueting 54079724
John Tueting 54079629

Sister - Karen 54079483
Brother - Wayne 54079556
- Jerry 54079434

Thank you for all you do for
Added by kat on Nov 21, 2015 6:02 PM
RE: East Delavan Union Cemetery, Walworth Co., WI
Thanks. I think I'm done for now. Next spring, though.... :)
Added by CVal on Nov 20, 2015 3:58 PM
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