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I am a long-time genealogist from the Heartland. There are two HUGE REMSEN projects that local Remsen people are working on and the obits on findagrave are critical to their success. We want to thank you in advance to posting obits and linking family members. |
1. REMSEN CITY CEMETERY. We are documenting the local Remsen City Cemetery, located on the southwestern outskirts of Remsen, Plymouth, Iowa, USA. The cemetery association was incorporated in 1883, although there were a few burials before that time. The city cemetery (on the south) is side-by-side with St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (on the north). The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society walked the cemetery in the 1970's and documented gravestone inscriptions at that time. Now we are updating the information on all 1760 burials. Thanks to those who have submitted information for this project.
2. REMSEN BUSINESS HISTORY. The Historical Committee has gotten permission from the town council to proceed on documenting Remsen's Business History from 1870 to the present. The railroad went through in 1870, but Remsen didn't start to become a town until about 1880. Remsen's "boom year" was 1881. A historical committee is researching and compiling their information into 3 different series of books for the Remsen Library; "Remsen Businesses 1880-the Present", "Biographies of the Remsen Business People" and the "Geographical Locations (Blocks and Lots)for Each Remsen Business". Each series will contain several volumes. The obit and bios on findagrave will help us immensely in documenting the Remsen business people.
CHURCHES: The majority of burials are from four Lutheran churches: St. Paul Lutheran and Christ Lutheran in the town of Remsen, the Danish (later Gethsemane) Lutheran Church of Fredonia Twonship (later Oyens) and a few from rural Trinity Lutheran in Cherokee County. All of these church records have been transcribed (except Trinity). The church records also help fill in information on biographies of business people.
NEWSPAPERS: The Remsen and Le Mars newspapers are online and searchable. Go to their respective public library websites. They are free.
COPYRIGHTS: Written permission has been granted to reprint obits from the Remsen Bell-Enterprise newspaper and the Sioux City Journal. The only limitation for the Remsen Bell is that the obit be at least two weeks old. There is also a long-time agreement with the Le Mars newspapers for posting obits online. There are over 14,000 obits posted on Plymouth County GenWeb website, most of which are from Le Mars newspapers. Plymouth County GenWeb has a huge amount of county information due in large part to hard-working county coordinator Linda Ziemann.
REMSEN LIBRARY: The Remsen Public Library has all of the cemetery information -- 7 maps, 8 big binders of obits, binders of gravestone symbols, German inscriptions, an index of burials sorted in various ways. The Remsen library will also house the books on Remsen Business History, but this project is in its infancy. The committee informed the town council that it would be a 3-year project.
Thanks to all of you who have submitted information for Remsen's cemetery and business history.
Linda "Mona" Mohning
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|Kay Fordham||Mary Kappler Obit|
Added per your request. Thanks.
Thanks Mona for their records.
Added by Sandra on May 20, 2016 12:25 PM
Thank you for posting the information on Baby Isley, child of John Isley. We have been looking for this baby for some time. We now only have one child left to find, named Mary Isley, who was born and died in about the same time period.
Thank you again. jlisli
Added by jlisli on Apr 24, 2016 6:37 PM
|Carol Wilson||RE: Asmus Steffen|
Yes I think it is possible that two babies/children are buried in that plot. My research of my 2nd great grandparents only found records for the ten children listed on Hans and Lena’s Find A Grave memorials.Just wondering why you are inquiring… Isn’t Find A Grave a great site fror sharing data? Carol Wilson
Thank you for the information for Joseph Meyer.
Added by Lynda on Mar 20, 2016 8:38 AM
You are so welcome. Glad to help!
|jane austin||How Fortunate|
.. Remsen Cemeteries are to have your help with the continuing cemetery census. Thank you for doing what you do! :)
|Doris H.||Harm Harms|
At this point I don't know where Harm Harms is buried. I haven't searched for his obituary.
Added by Doris H. on Sep 17, 2015 10:19 AM
|Rose Mary (Loutsch) Mullane||Fredericka Rohlfsen|
Thank you for transferring her page over to me.
Rose Mary Mullane
|Rose Mary (Loutsch) Mullane||Hans Rolfsen|
Thank you for the newspaper articles. I posted them to his page. Also thank you for the photos of his and his wife's monuments.
Thank you for setting up and posting her info on her page.
I would like to know if you would be willing to transfer her page over to me as she is a member in my mother's side of our very huge family tree.
Rose Mary (Loutsch) Mullane
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