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Picnflrz (#48064031)
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Bio Photo I enjoy researching family history and making discoveries along the way!

*Please ask for transfers and I will be happy to transfer any unrelated memorials.

*My grave photos may be used for your personal genealogy uses! Permission granted for grave photos.

*I enjoy a little boquet of hand picked flowers in a recycled jar. I often add a f.a.g. version of this to a person's memorial as a symbol of my respect and generosity. They will last forever😊💐

I found this in a Marathon County History book and thought you might enjoy it in honor of:

“These farmer pioneers had their trials, their hardships, their sufferings, their privations, for many years the coarsest of fare and garments; but the worst days of anxiety and fear, amounting almost to desperation, and not only of days but often of weeks, were experienced when sickness laid its paralyzing hand on a member and the family had to see the suffering of one of them without ability to alleviate the pain, there being no physician within ten or tens of miles without even a road to reach him, and in any event without the means to secure his attendance. And when death came as an angel of mercy to the stricken one and the wasted body was laid to rest, what must have been the feelings of father or mother or children, raised in Christian communities when the body was interred without the last consolation of religion? How often under such circumstances may not the afflicted ones have cried out in the bitterness of their heart: "Oh, why did I come to this country?" It was a life hard enough for the strong and healthy ones!”
“The rough cabin completed, the man had to go forth for provisions from fifteen to twenty-five miles, carrying it back on his back through trails over swamps hardly passable, leave his wife and children alone at home in the wilderness until he returned after an absence of two or three days, often more. Returning with the necessities he had to go forth again to seek work to earn the means to sustain bare life.
“Often times, the wife of a farmer and her mother, they being the only adult persons in the house, the farmer being away, heard the squealing of the pig in the night, and they knew that in all probability a bear was attacking them in the pen. They could not afford to lose their best and only pig. The wife and her mother jumped out of bed, took no time to dress, did not look for a gun, with the handling of which they were probably not accustomed, but coming out of the house reached for handspikes always ready to roll logs, and made for the pig pen where their worst fears were realized. A black bear trying to make away with the pig. Without hesitation they belabored the bear with their handspikes to such good purpose that the surprised bruin dropped the pig and fled. The pig was torn and nearly dead, and not to lose it, they killed the pig, heated the kettle without waiting for the morning's dawn, dressed it and salted the meat to save as much as possible. How many men could have done better, how many would have done as much?”
Quotes from History of Marathon County by Louis Marchetti page 105-106 Published by Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co. 1913
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George Henry Jones
Thanks ever so much for the wonderful photo. I really appreciate your time and talent. Regards,
Added by DaurRegt on Oct 24, 2016 1:26 AM
Deb Krueger
Junior Collar
Thank you so much for the photo.

I noticed Junior is buried with brother Gene. I just created a Findagrave Memorial #171735649 for him as well. Can you please add that photo to his memorial too?


Added by Deb Krueger on Oct 23, 2016 6:20 PM
Deb Krueger
Lucius Collar
Thank you so much for the photograph. Can you please add the photo to is wife's memorial (if you haven't already).

She is Esther E Thompson Collar Find A Grave Memorial# 166623590

Thanks again!


Added by Deb Krueger on Oct 23, 2016 5:56 PM
Louisa Levezow Apel
Daughter of Henry Levezow in Stephensville Wisconsin. Your find a grave. She died in Saskatchewan and I have asked person posting her information to find a grave Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia Sask to contact you with the idea to link the 2 files for her. Have now found her son Irving August Apel Birth: 12 Feb 1893
Death: 30 Nov 1962

Cohasset Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA

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Created by: pamela hansen
Record added: Jan 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10333451

Perhaps you may like to make the link there.
Added by germanroots on Jan 21, 2016 10:35 AM

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