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Wm Besch (#47286930)
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Lucile Peterson

Can you tell me Lucile's maiden name? I believe she married my 1st cousin 3x removed Peter Peterson. Might you know when and where they got married?

Added by Anonymous on May 11, 2015 1:55 PM
August Besch GG Uncle
Hi Bill,

I believe that August Besch was my GG Uncle, brother of Ferdinand (Fred) Heinrich Besch. GGpa Fred was a tailor in East Troy, Wisconsin. He married Helen Graff. One of their daughters was my grandmother. Her daughter was my mom.

Since my grandmother was the youngest child, much of the family history was passed along to her older sibling. The last family reunion was in 1972. I am the only descendant currently working on gathering information.

I communicated with you briefly around 2000 and then didn't work on the family tree for some time.

I have a copy of a letter written by one of Fred & Helen's daughters that states that Fred's father was a goose farmer in the Black Forest.

I would like to share information.


Added by DD on Mar 27, 2015 1:38 PM
Ken Snyder
RE: Catherine Lemmerman
Bill, We went back down to the cemetery this afternoon and looked at the listing for Catherine. It did not list any middle name or initial, but it did show a burial date of 1882. We also looked at the marker again and verified that it was a marker for an infant or child, it had the characteristic lamb on it that was typical for infant markers in those days. The church and a parsonage are next to the cemetery. We knocked on the parsonage door but got no answer. I could not tell if anyone was currently living in the parsonage, but the house, church and cemetery are very well kept and maintained so it's obvious that it still has a large, working congregation. The church is known as the Osage Church of Cook Nebraska, and the phone number listed on the internet is 402-864-7441. Best of luck with your search. If we can do anything else, don't hesitate to ask. Ken
Added by Ken Snyder on Apr 24, 2014 1:15 PM
Ken Snyder
RE: Catherine Lemmerman
Bill, The small footstone for Catherine has her initials on it. The middle initial is M, so it seems very possible to me that her name was Catherine Maria Lemmerman, and the family called her Maria. It seems to me that MANY, MANY people from years gone by went by their middle names. I'd almost bet she was one of them. I think the record book at the cemetery lists the birth and death dates for some of the people there. I hate to admit that I didn't make a note of what, if anything it says about Catherine, but I do seem to remember an 1800s date for her. If we get back down that way, I'll stop by and check and let you know. We may be able to figure something out, even if we can't get at the face of her stone. Ken
Added by Ken Snyder on Apr 23, 2014 9:41 PM
Ken Snyder
Catherine Lemmerman at St Pauls Cemetery
Good news and bad news, I guess. We were able to locate and photograph Catherine's grave for you, but as you can see from the pictures we didn't get much new information. The smaller, squared off stone is her foot stone which only contains her initials. The larger headstone is so tangled in a shrub that we could only make out part of her first name and nothing else. The stone would need to be removed from the shrub in order to see if there is anything else on it. I'd be happy to try to do that for you sometime, but we'd need permission from the cemetery before we even attempted something like that. I think it's doubtful that they would allow it, but you can try if you wish. Hope this helps... Ken
Added by Ken Snyder on Apr 21, 2014 7:41 PM
Bill -
Got the transfers completed. I transferred all the Heather's I'd posted. Fond memories of Keith -very tragic, they lived close to my Gma's farm and I knew Keith most of my life as we were childhood friends and had crushes on each other back then. He was a grade ahead of me in HS. I have avoided that bridge/road since, not that I'm in that area much - My Uncle still lives on the Fisk farm and a cousin lives NE of that road.
Thanks for all your help - still haven't heard from the VA!
Added by OmaHanke on Jan 03, 2012 9:58 AM
I apologize - i didn't realize you were a contributor on Find A Grave - if you want any of your family transferred to add obits, etc., please let me know which ones - I'll gladly transfer management. Thanks.

Added by OmaHanke on Oct 17, 2011 6:12 AM

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