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Dennis Harmsen (#47174323)
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Bio Photo I began my family history in 1982, doing my father's two sides and my mother's two sides, all had lived in Cedar County, Iowa. By the late 1990's, computers, software and the Internet were available and while searching the web, I found the Fehmarn Genealogy web site where my Harmsen family emigrated from and spent over 10 years researching and discovering many branches of my family, who had emigrated to Iowa and many other states in the USA. I have over 300 years of recorded, documented history. I'm now accessing this web site to locate family or create their memorials to add into the database. Any and all transfers are appreciated. If transfers can not be done, hopefully working together can be arranged to complete the information on the memorials.
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I have added Nadeans obituary to her memorial.
Added by DMD on Jul 27, 2014 8:29 PM
RE: Schnieder Photo
I plan on going back to get a better picture and will check in the dirt and pine needles to see if the other stone is there. This one was half buried under a pine tree so maybe the other one is next to it.
Added by ROBBIE DECKER on Jul 14, 2014 2:52 PM
Gregory Aanenson
Ida Bierkamp Meyer
Hi Dennis,

The following subject:

Would you change the order of spouses for Ida Meyer. 1st husband was John Schlapkohl and 2nd husband was Albert Meyer.

I'm unable to change the order for the marriages, I only linked Albert (married in 1906). You will need to contact the holder of John Schlapkohl's memorial and have that person enter a marriage date. This should put the marriages in the correct order.

Added by Gregory Aanenson on Jul 09, 2014 7:49 PM
Jim Rogers
More Durant Cemetery
Hi Dennis,
Thanks for discussing the local papers and the heads-up on Wilton newspapers being a good possible source for obits. I may order some microfilmed papers from Iowa City. Although I was at Durant 30 years ago, I had no idea the cemetery was that large. Like you say, it's good some cemetery info is at least available. You must be a glutton for punishment. ;-) I've always researched on a tight budget too, but have amassed a ton of data on my lines over the years. I was in the right spot at the right time to get the memorial cards and confirmation certificate for the Schafers. It was just dumb luck, before I was really into genealogy. That certificate led to the right village in Germany, which led to meeting German cousins. An American cousin who later shared her basic handwritten family notes and a few clippings helped too. Somehow I ended up with Grandmom's share of Schafer photos, and am scanning many to share with cousins. (Just wish more were labeled!) Have you worked with local societies/newspapers to publicize your project? That sounds like a good article for a local paper, and that might get you some additional donated resources. Best of luck with all your work!
Added by Jim Rogers on Jul 06, 2014 8:19 PM
RE: Thorn Pic
You're welcome for the photo. I am trying to cover the whole cemetery, but it will take awhile.
The obit was added by the original poster.
Added by Iaed on Jun 14, 2014 10:59 AM
Gertrude Horn at Forest Home Cemetery
Good morning Sir/Ma'am. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contact Forest Home Cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) for your photo request(s), ask them whether or not there is a grave marker, and then either post this information to the memorial or send it to me.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Should you choose not to accept this mission, your photo request will most likely continue to go unfulfilled. This message will not self destruct in five seconds. Good luck! Ace

Her memorial:

Forest Home is a massively humongous cemetery with well over 100,000 burials, and the information is vital in order to photograph a grave for you. Forest Home disavows all photo volunteers, refusing to aid them in finding graves, so your mission is indispensable and integral to helping fulfill your photo request.

From the Find A Grave Dossier: All personnel are advised that Find A Grave states it is the responsibility of the photo requestor to provide the grave plot (section and lot number) to assist the volunteer photographers.

Mission Success: Last year I successfully completed 200 photo missions at Forest Home Cemetery that had the grave location provided by the photo requestor. In just over a year I have successfully concluded over 1,400 photo missions with over 600 already successfully completed in 2014.

Mission Failure: Impossible
Added by Ace on Jun 05, 2014 2:33 AM
HC Hughes
RE: Jensen
Hi, Dennis!

Sorry, I don't know who gravemarker is, or whether he/she is still active.

Here's one avenue you might try: contact the contributor through the Edit / 'Suggest any other correction or addition' link, and be sure to check the box for 'Send me a copy of this email'. If you don't get a reply within 30 days, then forward your copy of the email to -- and be patient. :) I suspect the admins get hundreds of requests each week, but judging from personal experience, they will eventually merge duplicate records if requested.

Find A Grave does ask that you wait 30 days before escalating a request to them, to give the original contributor reasonable time to act first.

Hope this is helpful,
Added by HC Hughes on May 31, 2014 11:06 AM
Curious if you are related to Prescotts because you have good information on them. My wife is the great granddaughter of John Holmes Prescott, granddaughter of True Prescott (1874-1967),daughter of Harry Tidrick Prescott.
Would be willing to trade information.
Added by Lynn on Apr 10, 2014 7:15 PM
Kathy Burr
Hansens in Evergreen Cem
thanks SO much for all the obits for the Hansens!!! I greatly appreciate them!!!
do you know where Matilda Hansen Baker and her husb, Roscoe, are buried?
also where Gertrude Hansen Tyler and her husb, Leon, are buried?
and finally, where Dorothy Waggoner Watts is buried?
Would love to make these links to their parents! its so satisfying to "complete" a family!!! :) k
Added by Kathy Burr on Nov 23, 2013 1:19 PM
Jeanette Marsh Shannon
Peter Boe
Hi Dennis, I sent you an e-mail regarding Peter and suppose it went to your spam since I have not received a reply. How are you related to him? I have been corresponding with descendants for some years but they live in SD and CO.
Peter's mother-in-law was my g-aunt. I'd love to share info. Jeanette
Added by Jeanette Marsh Shannon on Nov 06, 2013 12:39 PM
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