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Karen Brewer (#46823815)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I am eighth generation Iowan. My mother's side of the family has been in Iowa since 1839. I have been working on my family history since 1980.

I began contributing to Find A Grave as a means to record the headstone inscriptions I had transcribed from walking many cemeteries back in the day, mostly Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Madison, Polk and Warren counties in Iowa and mostly relatives. This was before Find A Grave and way before Find A Grave turned into a genealogical site. My parents have also contributed headstone photographs they have taken. My main goal is to preserve what was written on the headstones, to learn about the people and to honor the deceased.

Please contact me by clicking the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial. I will not add highly detailed information such as census transactions. This data is more suited for sites like, or your virtual cemetery, etc.

Please use the edit tab to request links. I DO NOT LINK TO UNKNOWN BURIALS.

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Thank you!!

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Ann Hamlin
Manley Descendants of Iowa
Thank you for the quick edits to the Manleys. My sister and I have been doing genealogy research since 1977 (using the old paper method).

These Manley descendants share the same 6th great grandfather - Richard Manley (1680-1750) from Virginia.

Thank you for your work in recording these descendants. I find it rewarding to connect these descendants to there parents and spouses.
Added by Ann Hamlin on Dec 01, 2015 4:50 AM
C. Dunivan
RE: Allen Edwards
Not a problem, thank you for the edit so quickly and for the memorial. He is my 2GGF and I have been researching this family for some time.
Thanks again.

Added by C. Dunivan on Nov 29, 2015 8:59 PM
Jon Purcell
Robert H Johnston (62237573)
Hi - my name is Jon Purcell. I am an avid indexer and have been indexing Iowa State Grave Registration records. I uploaded a grave registration. I hope that is okay.

Jon Purcell
Added by Jon Purcell on Nov 18, 2015 7:57 AM
Hydee Paulina Supple (Süpple)
Van Tassel Line!
Hi we are cousins through the Van Tassel Line and I would like to thank you for all of the work you have done! I have just recently learned of that part of my family history by doing DNA and the work you have done has helped me immensely!!
Emily Sophia Van Tassel was my 3rd great grandmother I just hadn't ever been told her maiden name lol.
Hope it's ok to add you to my friend's list?!!?
Hydee Paulina Supple
Added by Hydee Paulina Supple (Süp... on Oct 31, 2015 1:26 PM
Edna Bonney
Harriet Neff
Thank you Karen for taking the time to get me the
picture of Harriet's headstone.
You volunteers are so appreciated. It is getting
hard for me to get to the cemeteries anymore.
Added by Edna Bonney on Oct 17, 2015 9:46 PM
Edna Bonney
RE: Cox Cemetery
That would be fantastic Karen, really appreciate your effort in finding this headstone. Thank you.
Edna Bonney
Added by Edna Bonney on Oct 16, 2015 9:52 PM
Dawn Albrecht
RE: Your Mother
Thank you so much, its only been 5 months but it still feels like yesterday. I have so much to do on her behalf, I wish I had more hours in a day

Added by Dawn Albrecht on Sep 30, 2015 5:15 PM
V. Case Ford
RE: FAG#140418907(Mary Ann Poush)
If you need me to do some local searching I can, like the funeral home or local records.Thanks.
Added by V. Case Ford on Sep 18, 2015 4:18 AM
V. Case Ford
FAG#140418907(Mary Ann Poush)
Hi...I have photographed the Willis Cem today and find no MAry Ann Poush. Are you sure abt the location. This Willis Cem is Mt. Carmel, TN. Val
Added by V. Case Ford on Sep 17, 2015 7:57 PM
RE: Woodmere Cemetery
If you don't want the transfer, I will keep it. You can send the edit in a bio.
Just thought you might be related.
Added by Renee on Sep 10, 2015 5:52 PM
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