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Sheila 231 (#48048458)
 member for 2 years, 4 months, 19 days
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I got started helping Find A Grave because I was so touched by the photos that someone took of some of my ancestors headstones, that I decided to pay it forward.

I try to do my best taking pictures of the whole family group so you will know just what the grave site looks like where they are buried.

In 2009 I decided that I would write the history of the Courtland Township in Nicollet County, Minnesota where I live. It had not been done and I thought it would be fun to do. Little did I know that it would turn out to be three years before I would get it published, and it would make so many people so happy! The book is entitled Courtland the early years: 1855 - 1910. Besides chapters on the blizzards, grasshopper plague, the military record of the men who enlisted, schools, churches, pioneer stories, and a few more subjects, I had decided to name every person who moved here or was born here until about 1900. There are 325 different surnames, and more than 200 pictures many of which are of the pioneers.

The book can be obtained from me, or from the Brown County and Nicollet County Historical Societies. It is $19.95 plus shipping, and sales tax for Minnesota.

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Al Hibbard
Anna Katherine Frey Meyer photo
Thanks for the photo of the subject at New Ulm City Cemetery back almost two years. I hadn't revisited the record since then and just now found it.


Added by Al Hibbard on Apr 23, 2015 6:32 AM
Maredia Haddock
In Appreciation.
Thanks so much.
Added by Maredia Haddock on Dec 18, 2014 11:24 AM
Bob Wilson
Schleuder grave photos
Thank you very much for the excellent photos of the gravestones for the Schleuder family; I really appreciate them!

I noticed in the photos that there are also a couple of Schwerzler ladies on the stele. Margaret (Adam) Schwerzler was Magdalena's mother and Rosina (Gulden) Schwerzler was the wife of Magdalena's brother John Schwerzler. Will you be creating memorials at Find a Grave for these two women, or would you like for me to do that?

Thanks again!
Added by Bob Wilson on Nov 06, 2014 3:30 PM
Frances Carolyn Johanneck Schons
Our family thanks you many times for taking her grave marker. Blessings.
Added by Lois on Oct 10, 2014 4:37 PM
Jeff Jahn
Alfred & Anna Tews
Thanks for taking the tombstone photo for Alfred C & Anna M Tews
Added by Jeff Jahn on Aug 15, 2014 12:39 PM
Bob Wilson
August & Emilie Schleuder photos
Thank you very much for the great photos! I really appreciate them! :-)
Added by Bob Wilson on Aug 14, 2014 3:55 PM
Paulette W.
Re: Rev. Henry R. Ehrhard
Hello, Sheila, just a quick note to thank you for the transfer of Father Ehrhard's memorial. I am already added additional info and linked him to his parents and siblings. I am so appreciative of your efforts and am happy we have "worked" together.
Added by Paulette W. on Aug 13, 2014 9:27 AM
Fay Elaine Young Chandler
your book
Hi Sheila: I got your wonderful book. I am very impressed!! And so many pictures! Wow! Very nice job! I'm having fun with it! Thank You! Fay C.
Added by Fay Elaine Young Chandler on Aug 12, 2014 8:36 PM
Fay Elaine Young Chandler
Thank You for the transfer of Robert Powell! It will be good to get some additional information added to his memorial. Thank You: Fay C
Added by Fay Elaine Young Chandler on Jul 26, 2014 3:23 PM
Eric Brantley
RE: Mary Didemea Maxwell
You are very welcome. I am going to try and get a better image. They recently cut a tree down by the 2 Maxwell markers and that is why they look so bad with tree sap dripping on them for so many years.
Added by Eric Brantley on May 04, 2014 2:42 PM
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