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Karen Duffy (#47319297)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family's genealogy since a history teacher assigned a project to me as a high school sophomore. That was a long time ago! Today I focus on helping people with Sawyer County (Wisconsin) area research, plus compiling information on Polish Americans in Wisconsin. Please contact me if you need assistance with northern Wisconsin genealogy or Wisconsin Polonia, or other Polish ancestry research.

I have walked and taken notes at many area cemeteries. These were tombstone transcriptions only and I read them the best I could. I'm now adding to these entries as well as adding unmarked graves using information from the Sawyer County Record newspaper archives. Please contact me if you need an obit look-up in the Sawyer County Record newspaper based in Hayward. You may contact the Sawyer County Gazette newspaper based in Winter directly by writing to

THIS INFORMATION IS FREE FOR YOU TO USE. I enjoyed doing the research and uploading this data, so I hope it helps other genealogists. If you want a management transfer, just send me a request using the edit button.

Additional information:
***Restoration of the cross at the Winter Cemetery is now complete (Sawyer County Gazette 8/4/2010). Anyone who would like to contribute to the ongoing restoration of the cemetery can contact Winter Cemetery Assoc., PO Box 277, Winter, WI 54896.

****St. Ignatius Church, affiliated with the New Post Cemetery, is in desperate need of renovation. The estimated total cost of repairs is $60,000. Fundraising has begun, with private donations totaling $3,000 so far.
More information can be obtained from Father Hopefl, who serves a three-point parish including St. Francis Solanus at Reserve, St. Phillip's in Stone Lake and St. Ignatius in New Post.
The mailing address is St. Francis Rectory, 13891W Mission Road, Stone Lake, WI 54876.
(Published in the Sawyer County Record 5/28/2014)
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Betty Paulsen
Charles L McCain
you have a duplicate on a Charles L McCain b. 30 Oct 1920 d. July 1969. I just put more information in for you and connected him to his parents.
Thank you for the great job you are doing.
Betty Paulsen
Added by Betty Paulsen on Apr 28, 2016 4:44 PM
Jerry Stremcha
Corrine Delaney
I would be interested in obtaining a PDF or JPG copy of her obituary. She died on 1 July 2007 in Hayward. Any chance you could assist.
Added by Jerry Stremcha on Mar 25, 2016 12:28 PM
Nancy (Cowley) Weise
RE: An angel

Aw, my Grandma would speak about you often. I would love for us to keep working together. My mom Shelley and Aunt Dianne are also helping. Than you so much for reaching out and for the kids words, Karen! Please do stay in touch. I am working on learning the ropes (while running a business and taking care of my 3 & $ year olds). I would love to be able to ask for your help when I get stuck.

Any friend of my grandma's is a friend of mine!


Added by Nancy (Cowley) Weise on Feb 23, 2016 9:31 AM
Jarrod Munger
RE: Duplicate Mungers
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I am slowly getting this line together and the obit you have attached is amazing! I'm not sure how to transfer ownership?
Added by Jarrod Munger on Feb 16, 2016 8:09 AM
Laurie Bickel Machen
James F Powers 1930-2012
Hi, James Seidelman has deleted his memorial, but added the photo (from the Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, WI) and sent the obit asking you to post on their memorial.Please do.Thanks Laure
Added by Laurie Bickel Machen on Feb 12, 2016 2:34 PM
Laurie Bickel Machen
James F Powers 1930-2012
I forgot to give you his memorial number. Your Memorial# for James is.115895725. at Flambeau Cemetery, Island Lake, Rusk County, Wisconsin, USA

James Seidelman Memorial is 83585027 it reads St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery, Holcombe Wis. is his resting place. I don't think that's correct. Please help me out, Thanks
Added by Laurie Bickel Machen on Feb 11, 2016 10:21 PM
Laurie Bickel Machen
James F Power1930-2012
Hi, I was working on my family tree and came across this. James is resting next to his older brother Edward. Look at this Memorial. It was created by:James Seidelman Record added: Jan 17, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 83585027. I would like to have both memorial merge together. Please contact him, Thank you.
Added by Laurie Bickel Machen on Feb 11, 2016 10:09 PM
Bette Lucey
Locate gravesite in Greenwood Cemetery
Hello Karen,
I am researching my ancestry and have been unable to find the gravesite of my maternal great-grandfather. His name: Hans Jacob Larson, I'm not sure of his birthdate, but he was born in Norway. His date of death: October 18, 1896 in Sawyer County. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hayward, Wisconsin. Memorial #10278255.
His wife, Mary Larson, aka Maren Larson, is also buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial #9824970.
I do have photo of her headstone but have been unable to obtain photo of Hans' headstone I'm unsure if they are buried together. I am hopeful you could help me with this photo. It would be greatly appreciated.
My email address:
Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Bette Lucey
Added by Bette Lucey on Feb 01, 2016 1:12 PM
Apolonia Zolecka
Added by Phillip on Jan 02, 2016 9:11 PM
Kevin Haynes
I sent you some edit info on Blanche & Kenneth Lyons, this info is coming from their son Richard, so I know it to be true
Added by Kevin Haynes on Dec 27, 2015 8:06 PM
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