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Dennis Sorgen (#47384509)
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I have been working on my family history for many years. I discovered Find a Grave as a data base while looking for relatives. I had spent a lot of time walking through cemeteries as part of my research and always took a picture of the grave marker as a way of keeping records. It took a while but I finally realized I should be putting all these relatives and pictures on Find a Grave so others might get the same benefit I received from other contributors. I have found it to be very rewarding. Thank you to all the contributors who have inspired me and a special thanks to those who have graciously transferred family memorials.

I have three ethnic backgrounds; Norwegian on my father's side and German and Irish on my mother's.

Main Norwegian family names:
Sørgen (Sorgen)
Pederssen (Peterson)
Kvernum
Olsdatter (Olson)
From Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway

Bakken
Eliassen
Høyland
From Hægebostad, Vest- Agder, Norway

Main German family names:
Sachs
From Stocksberg, Württemberg, Germany

Hannemann
Loescher

Main Irish family names:
Quinn
From Belfast, Down, Ireland

Burney
From Canada
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Julie Whiteside Miller
RE: Hellekson Photos
You're welcome. I didnt have to "dig" all that much. (pun intended) :)
Added by Julie Whiteside Miller on May 19, 2014 6:45 PM
Valarie Vine
Chas. & Emma Irey (East Lawn)
Dennis,
I added a photo of their marker today (to your memorial). VV
Added by Valarie Vine on Jan 05, 2014 3:29 PM
Sandra
RE: Pedersen / Peterson
I know what you mean. My ancestors are Norwegians also, from Norway to MN. My great grandfather americanized his last name from Narveson to Hagen, but used Narveson when he was in the Civil War.
When I get back to MN again, I will look at the Pederson stones. There was a large stone with small ones. It will probably be in 2-3 weeks. I live in Iowa; so when I visit my daughter in MN, I will stop there. Sandra
Added by Sandra on Sep 29, 2013 2:25 PM
Sandra
RE: Hanson
I entered Jorgine Hanson stone photo. I also entered all the Hanson photos. I remember seeing a Pederson stone. Could the Peterson's you are looking for have spelled it that way?
Added by Sandra on Sep 29, 2013 1:00 PM
yvonne
memorial
Hi Dennis,
Not a problem I am glad we found out the actual burial site. At least in was a very nice day!! Lots of my relatives are buried in that cemetery at Dresbach.
Yvonne
Added by yvonne on Sep 17, 2013 4:20 PM
yvonne
your request
Hi Dennis,
This afternoon I went to Oakland cemetery in Dresbach, mn and search for Cecilia Johnson who you have in photo requests. I did not find her.
When I came home I looked again at her obit and see she is buried in Minnesota City. There is already a memorial made for Cecilia in that cemetery but not grave photo. You will need to delete the mem you made for the cemetery in Dresbach, MN. I guess that is why I did not find her grave. Yvonne
Added by yvonne on Sep 16, 2013 8:14 PM
Barbara (Kirsch) Day
RE: Ole and Paul Peterson
They are across the street from each other
Added by Barbara (Kirsch) Day on Aug 15, 2013 6:33 PM
Barbara (Kirsch) Day
RE: Ole and Paul Peterson
I enhanced it as much as I could and just made out that it had the birth date and death date. It had only room for Ole's name and dates. But the dates seemed unclear except for the year of birth looks to be right.
Added by Barbara (Kirsch) Day on Aug 15, 2013 12:33 PM
Barbara (Kirsch) Day
RE: Ole and Paul Peterson
IT IS ONLY MY ASSUMPTION THAT THEY MAY BE UNDER THE LILAC BUSH. I HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH OUR OWN FAMILY CEMETERY IN MN. YEARS OF NOT TAKING CARE OF THE CEMETERY LEAD TO OVER-GROTHS, AND THEN WHEN THEY START UP MAINTAINING, SO MANY WERE LOST UNDER TREES, INSIDE BUSHES UNDER SO MANY YEARS OF DIRT. where I LIVE NOW, WHICH I DO NOT BELONG TO, OUR COUNTY HAS A CEMETERY PRESEVATION COMMITY THAT HAS PROFESSIONALLY USED TOOLS TO FIND THESE BURIED STONES AND PROFESSIONALY RE-PLACED THEM ABOVE GROUND. SAD TO SAY IT TAKES ALLOT OF DEDICATION BROUGHT ON BY VOLUNTEERS. I WILL HAVE TO LOOK CLOSER AND SEE ON OLE'S STONE ALL IT SAID. I HAD DONE ONLY THE NAME, BUT WILL LET YOU KNOW IF I COME UP WITH WHAT IT SAYS
Added by Barbara (Kirsch) Day on Aug 15, 2013 12:08 PM
Sandra
RE: vance hanson photo
I posted the names to the Hayward cemetery of the photos I took. Just request a photo if you want them. I took pictures of the older stones. Only found one Peterson stone. There is a list of people buried there, and found Paul Peterson, Arnold Hanson, Casper Hanson, Severine Hanson names on the list. Checked that whole section and could not find their stones. I'll be going back to MN in a few weeks and check again.
Added by Sandra on Aug 02, 2013 10:11 AM
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