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goldwingj1 (#47255990)
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Bio Photo Born in 1953, Mayville, North Dakota (we actually lived in Portland, ND at the time).

Lived for many years in the northern suburbs of Mpls / St. Paul, MN (especially Anoka County) near several large cemeteries. I now live in the Vancouver, WA area.

Have two grown children , and 3 grand-children.

Have been interested in photography for years; and also in visting cemeteries that I know someone there.

Most of my relatives are buried in various parts of Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. However, there are others in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Montana, Washington & Wyoming.

Paternal names in my family: Vinje (Martin, Anton, Adolf); Olson (Egil, Emma, Olaf, Ingeborg & Torsten); Brun (John, Ingeborg, Amanda, Frans); Hanson (Ingvald); Korstad (Peter, Syver).

Maternal names in my family: Swanson (Swan, Nels, George); Nelson (Nikolai & Andrew); Kjos (Kjerstie & Kjerste), and Lucken (Ole, Nels).

If you are looking for any information on these names, feel free to contact me.
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RE: Lucken Family & cemetery name
In reality there is no Kingo-Landstad cemetery. The only reason it was put on find a grave that was was because of a request to change the name of the cemetery because of a few years ago a few books were published for cemeteries in Polk County, in one of these books, they listed it as the Kingo-Landstad cemetery because they could not tell where one cemetery started and where the other one ended. They only walked the cemetery transcribing the stones that they found. Earlier this year, I had gone out to the cemetery to get photos for the requests that were listed at that time. I saw a funeral director in a building right by the cemetery so I went over to him. He told me that there was 4 Cemeteries in one area. The catholic one St. Mary's, Kingo, Landstad and Hope. He said the books for the Landstad-Hope were down town in an office there where I went to get locations of where a few burials would be. Kingo has it's own set of books. Then last week I was asked to move one of my memorials into a Hope cemetery because that is where her husband was buried and I explained to them about the differences in the cemeteries. Since that time Mary Neste has gone to Fosston and got hold of the book for the Landstad-Hope Cemetery. She sent me a copy of the records so that I could move my memorials over to the right cemetery.

We don't want to upset anyone, we would like to make sure that every one who is buried out there to be in the right cemetery and for the family to be able to put the right cemetery in their family trees. I hope you can understand what I have said.

Added by Maureen on Oct 19, 2014 7:19 PM
RE: Alf E. Anderson
I was recently contacted because I had memorials in Saint Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia Township, Polk County, Minnesota. If you look at the map for this cemetery and at Saint Peter Cemetery in Clearwater county, the to maps show the same cemetery. I have since been in contact with the sexton for Saint Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia Township, Polk County, Minnesota who told me that the person who added the memorials in the Clearwater county cemetery is one of his neighbors. Since her memorial almost match most of the memorials in the Polk county cemetery and hers were added first, I was going to be the bigger person and get the links moved to the other persons memorials. I have already contacted find a grave about the two cemeteries being the same one just a little different name and county (which do border each other) to get them merged together. I then was going to delete my memorials that are doubles if find a grave does not do that for me. Since Alf Anderson's father is linked to one of my memorials that is going to end up being deleted, I was informing you of where to find his father memorial. If you don't want to change it that is fine, but once the two cemeteries get merged Alf might not have a link for his father.

Added by Maureen on Jun 23, 2014 7:07 PM
Karen Kelley
RE: Ingeborg Esperum Lucken
Yes, please! Ole & Oline Esperum were my grandparents.
Added by Karen Kelley on Mar 15, 2014 11:37 AM
Karen Kelley
RE: Ingeborg Esperum Lucken
Ingeborg was my great aunt.
Added by Karen Kelley on Mar 14, 2014 7:20 PM
Karen Kelley
Ingeborg Esperum Lucken
Is Ingeborg one of your ancestors? I'm also an Esperum...
Added by Karen Kelley on Mar 13, 2014 11:13 AM
Paul Everitt
RE: Karoline Korstad / Andrew Hollom
You're welcome. Actually, a stone for one and not the other isn't all that unusual in my limited experience. Especially with Karoline surviving Andre by 33 years. If those who attended to her burial didn't provide a weather resistant marker, then there are cemeteries which intentionally let them get overgrown to protect them from the elements. Calvary in Seattle is one example and the director there told me they will not uncover markers and will prevent anyone from doing it themselves if they detect that type of activity going on.
Added by Paul Everitt on Feb 27, 2014 3:38 PM
Larry White
Agnes Hildebrand
Always happy to make links and updated for well reseached information. Just send them along.

Added by Larry White on Feb 03, 2014 9:46 PM
RE: Winnifred
Found it on the burial list:
Mansel Winnifred Muriel 23-Apr-1994 71 HUDSON'S HOPE - GARDEN OF PEACE.

She sounds like a aunt of mine, she was married 4 times official but then got burred under her 5th "husbands name" only found the grave by a stoke of luck as I was wandering around a cementer looking for a gravemarker for Find A Grave and ran across hers.
Added by Kahpo on Nov 11, 2013 12:46 PM
Brian Backes
RE: Edwin Sorenson
You're very welcome. I'm glad to be able to help out.

Added by Brian Backes on Nov 08, 2013 4:06 PM
Jeffrey Sorenson
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Nov 08, 2013 8:39 AM
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