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Heidi Bruneau (#47069654)
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Bio Photo I have been working in Genealogy research for 22 Years and have a love of History. I am a Minnesota Native with strong Minnesota Ancestry
as well as Bohemian (Czech) Ancestry

I like taking photos of stones mainly the older ones because I know first hand that even 10 years can make a stone unreadable. Even unreadable stones need a memorial!

Feel free to share any of my gravestone photos on or in personal trees. I don't need to be credited. Gravestones are public so credit should not be due.

I also like to translate stones in Bohemian (Czech) language

I am a big fan of the new edit system
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Rachel Keller
Oak Hill Cemetery.
Hi Heidi, While continuing the documentation of all graves and updating the plot maps we came across a notation of a burial and Dolly a volunteer probed the spot and came up with a grave buried under nearly 12" of sod and dirt. With diligence the stone was unearthed and taken out of the ground and cleaned and photographed. We decided the marker was to fragile to be left standing and the grounds-keepers leveled the ground and laid it back down to preserve it. Check out #142530882. Ester Carlson.
This must be one of the more beautiful stones at Oak Hill. I know how you like them so wanted to share with you. I wish we had felt comfortable leaving the stone standing but with modern mowing equipment it just does not bode well that it could not be damaged. Hope all is well with you.
As always thank you for updates sent your way.
Added by Rachel Keller on Sep 01, 2015 11:08 AM
Sokolik names in St Wenceslaus Cemetery
Heidi, Thank you so much for posting this information! I'm searching for my G-G grandfather, Jan Sokolik, wife Josephine, and I see that you just posted their information! The DOD is more than I had, and now I can verify his wife Josephine's name and her DOD. I wonder why they didn't add their DOBs on the headstone! That would be so much help. Jan and Marie were my G Grandparents, and they had a very tragic death, too early, leaving my grandfather John and his brother alone at very young ages, 2 and 5. Once I have my and my husband's families genealogy in place, I plan to photograph and post photos of the old pioneer cemetery close to where we live in the country, as this information is so important for people who live far away from their family roots. I too am from Czech heritage. Are you related to Sokoliks, Dvoraks, from LeSeuer, Scott, or Jackson counties? Again, I'm so grateful to have this information, thanks for your effort! Sandra Sokolik Huffman
Added by Khoffman on May 21, 2015 7:59 AM
Anna Maxova
I do not have a backup of Anna's photo but can go back to the cemetery and take another one and post that. It may be a while but I will add that to my to-do list.
Added by seleseped on May 21, 2015 5:13 AM
I received your emails regarding the Joch graves at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in New Prague. I was unaware of what the church records stated as their
last name. However, the stone has the spelling Joach and in all records that I can find of this
family online it is spelled Joach. The father of these two children, John Joach, was the very first
mayor of New Prague. He is also my great grandfather! Do you have any connection with the Joch/Joach family? I would love to hear from you if you do!

Pat Johnson
Added by Lovise on May 05, 2015 6:48 AM
Old and forgotten stones
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph and research these old and forgotten tombstones, especially the babies. Keep the corrections coming, family tree looking better every day.
Added by Karol on May 03, 2015 12:40 PM
Amy Bradfield
Anna Svobodny
Hello Heidi.
Thanks for the catch! Don't know how I managed to add her twice- on the same day no less!
Take care, Amy B.
Added by Amy Bradfield on Apr 29, 2015 8:51 AM
Kathy & Jerry Strickland
I sent the photographer a message..I tried to turn them around by my own photo, one worked the other did not its easier to have Tom do it
Added by Kathy & Jerry Strickland on Apr 23, 2015 7:55 PM
BJ Rosenberg
Josef Svoboda
I deleted the Find A Grave site as there is already a site up for John and Cecelia's son. Thanks for letting me know that I had it labeled incorrectly.

Added by BJ Rosenberg on Apr 23, 2015 10:14 AM
Alzbeta Skluzacek
Heidi, thank you for the confirmation on the birthdate for Alzbeta Skluzacek. What parish records did you see this? Do you know where she is buried? Thank you! Cindy
Added by CindyN on Apr 23, 2015 8:11 AM
Vendelin Sticha
Thank you for catching the error of wrong parents.
I replaced his parents with Edward & Anna Novak Sticha.
Added by Karol on Apr 22, 2015 4:42 PM
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