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Del Gran (#47366987)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I started working with genealogy in 2002 and try to keep my limbs and branches up to date and expanding. With the availability of, I have expanded my interest to linking my ancestors together on-line wherever they may be buried and then adding photos from my archives and the many F-A-G photo volunteers.

Paternal surnames include Gran, Larson, Evenson, Berg, Bonander, Aisenbrey, Ellinger, Fund and their ancestors, descendants and extended families.

Maternal surnames include Lord, Stillman, Sperry, Redfield, Knigge, Ellingsen, Walker, Holm, Jochims, Simek, Durston, Clark, Burgin, Brunais, Pearson and their ancestors, descendants and extended families.

I have obtained Family Tree Maker data from relatives that have been working on genealogy a lot longer than me so I appreciate the efforts of those that have gone before me who spent their vacations at Ellis Island, Utah, county seats, etc doing genealogy the hard way.

F-A-G adds a whole new dimension to genealogy and is a valuable tool to assist with locating long-lost family members and becomes a catalyst for communications with their descendants. It would be nice if headstone photos included GPS coordinates which would be relatively easy as compared to lot numbers which still require a map to locate headstones.

I do not create, or have transferred, memorials that are not included in my family tree. Consequently, I would be reluctant to transfer other than if you were a closer family member than me and willing to assume maintenance for a entire "branch" of family memorials. My only hope is that the intent of the recipient is to expand and enhance what is already on line.

If you find errors in any of my memorials, I would greatly appreciate an email. My email address is provided and my messages are enabled. I prefer an email as it will get my attention faster than the "next time I log on".

If you are submitting edits via the automatic system, please provide your email address or have messages enabled within your profile. If I have questions regarding the suggested change and I can't communicate with you, I will be forced to "Decline". If you do not comply with this request, please don't waste my time, after I have "Declined" your request, due to inability to communicate with you.
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Susan Elfers-Warren
RE: Gregory Hostiuck #158885456 Photo
Hi Del - Yes I will. Glad to help!
Added by Susan Elfers-Warren on Sep 20, 2016 2:13 PM
Corey in Nebraska
RE: Photo for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery
Del I like image you created for our cemetery. I think it is great. I don't understand the problem they are having. You sited the source that lends credibility to it's history. What more do they want. Have they offered any explanation other than "not appropriate"? What would they change to make it "appropriate"?
Added by Corey in Nebraska on Sep 07, 2016 6:21 PM
Corey in Nebraska
RE: Photo for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery
Hello again Del. I see F A G has 3 entries for Our Savior's Luthern Church East. All 3 containing 100 burials. This redundancy would be noticed by them but maybe there is something I don't understand and there is a reason for it. More as a continue to investigate.
Added by Corey in Nebraska on Sep 07, 2016 6:12 PM
Corey in Nebraska
RE: Photo for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery
Del. I am so sorry. Mom got sick then passed away and then I was sick for awhile and did not do any genealogy for the past 5 years. Let me read your posts again and see if I can under stand how to help. My email address is
Added by Corey in Nebraska on Sep 07, 2016 5:50 PM
Jodi B
RE: Margaret (Schoessler) Puepke #162562324
Glad to hear they found her headstone. I've been to that cemetery multiple times, but easy to miss those flat ones, especially if they have sank some or are not by others.
Added by Jodi B on Jun 13, 2016 9:00 AM
Jodi B
RE: Gertrude Blume #112513862
I didn't see your request until I went and took pictures of all headstones to complete the cemetery. I know the headstones are next to each other, but didn't take a picture of both together. My mom grew up in the area so we go back occasionally, but I'm no longer in the area to take another picture.
Added by Jodi B on Jun 07, 2016 9:01 AM
Jodi B
Gertrude Blume #112513862

Gertrude's headstone is next to Adolph's and matches. I've put in an edit request to Deb to link them as husband/wife and add Gertrude's maiden name. (Interesting side note, they are listed as the witnesses for the 1921 marriage of Lydia Grosz and William Blume.)

Please remove your photo request.

Added by Jodi B on Jun 06, 2016 9:40 PM
RE: John Boysen #40212766 + 8 More at Harlan in Shelby, IA
You are welcome! I took photos of the requests with locations listed except John, We were driving through the cemetery and I spotted the family marker. I created memorials for his parents Chris and Margaretha. I didn't realize the photo for Arthur was so hard to read until after I uploaded it. I will try and take better photos and get them uploaded
Added by red on May 29, 2016 6:05 AM
RE: Wrong John Boysen
Sorry about that. Will fix. Thanks!
Added by PBadtram on May 24, 2016 8:35 AM
RE: Viola (Gran) Williams ID #91333916
Hi Del, I discovered that there is a little bubble by your request and if I click on the bubble it does have your text that you are looking for group photos, close up photos etc.
Added by yvonne on May 19, 2016 10:26 AM
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