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Dave Marshall (#48295296)
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Bio Photo I am a member of Stanchfield Baptist Church, and have been the sexton of the Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery for 16 years. Unfortunately our cemetery records were destroyed two different times in church fires in 1919 and 1930. Little was done to recover the records, and I decided that I would like to do what I could to restore them. Presently I am busy trying to make a book of family tree sheets of people buried in the cemetery for our church's 150th anniversary in 2016. I would greatly appreciate any help, I would gladly email a PDF copy of a family tree by request with the request of helping me update missing information.
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Sandra Wamsley
RE: MSN problem!
Guess you'll catch my email reply via IE and MSN pretty quick! Thanks again, the photo is posted to Elaine's memorial.
Added by Sandra Wamsley on May 28, 2014 2:58 PM
Sandra Wamsley
RE: MSN problem!
Hi Dave, Nice to hear from you! Thought that might be the problem but you should have had a notice from FindAGrave that you had a new message from me. My parents were from Aitkin Co. actually but married at Uncle Martin's in Braham - they never lived there and when I went to do research, had to call mother's cousin to find out how to find that North Maple Ridge Cem! Hadn't ever been to Dalbo but had been to Braham and our Friday night stop (and Sunday) between the Cities and McGregor was the old Stanchfield store and gas station on Hwy 65. Didn't get into the town of S or by the church until I visited Junie. Think I received my copy of Brita Kajsa when it first came out and have been sent a couple of photocopies too. Have read it several times. There are a few errors but not many. Research at the courthouse and contacts at Salem Lutheran in Dalbo for instance confirm that Lisa Bäckvall Östberg died a bit later than Junie thought, about 1890 rather than 1884. Eric Östberg, gg-grandfather, is buried Dalbo Baptist - joined after Lisa's death along with my g-grandparents and others. Found his stone in 1996 with the help of Morris Johnson whom I'd been writing to but the stone is incorrect since he died Nov. 1900 in Mpls, not in 1899. Junie's book is a good read all the same! I have photos from one of the early Östberg gatherings, maybe at Braham, probably 1940's. Junie is in there too. Looking forward to talking to you more when you have time!
Added by Sandra Wamsley on Dec 13, 2013 10:53 PM
Sandra Wamsley
MSN problem!
Hi David, For some reason, MSN and Hotmail block all my outgoing messages so will see if I can copy/paste here. Otherwise will have to try again via gmail - I don't like it much. :-(

Hi David, It is so nice to meet you!

I just became a member of Find a Grave tonight, and I noticed your request for a picture of Elaine's gravestone. I posted on Find A Grave that the stone is placed but her last name is incorrectly spelled. The mortician told Dennis that she hadn't noticed the error and that she would have it taken care of very soon. However, it has not yet been taken care of. I will try to upload a picture of it when it is replaced.

>I hope I'll remember it when the time comes - they've removed my request, grrrr. Out here to make an o into an e we'd just say hit it with a running iron! It would come close. :-)

I have been studying family histories of those buried in Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery. I noticed you mentioned that you were a third-cousin to Elaine, (and probably a second-cousin to Junette?). I can email you a PDF of what I have on her family if you are interested, and maybe you can help me fill in missing information.

Junie was mother's second cousin so a once removed to me, but knew this family when I was growing up. They always came to our family picnics in Aitkin Co. along with Emma, her sister Del - never did meet Edmund. Noel was closest to me in age and the girls younger so didn't know them all that well. I was stunned to learn that both Noel and Elaine died within a year of their mother. It sounded as though Elaine had arthritis problems, but Noel? I heard from Nancy last year and will try to find time to send at Christmas - if I can make it. Things are a bit frazzled here just now but I'd love to see what you have and will help however I can. Actually I'm related on Emma's side of the family - her parents, Peter and Kate [Brita Kajsa} Carlson buried North Maple Ridge and Eric and Lisa Östberg are buried in Dalbo (my gg-grandparents, so guess also g-grands to Junie.) I had a chance to visit with Junie when my youngest was in college at Gusties (1996 -2000) Noel came home for a bit that day also so got to see him.

Junette's family goes way back to her great-grandfather, Spiris Erick (Ersson) Erickson (1856-1916). Junette also wrote interesting books about her ancestors. It would be great if we could share information!

>I just finished Vernon Bergstrom's "Home Folks" 1 and 2 and found Junie mentioned with the Ericksons in Vol. 2. The article was about one of her other relatives around there. Depending on your age and how long in the area, you may recall hearing something of the Nordells - my g-grandparents. Uncle Martin was depot agent at Braham for many years. As a young girl, I was always fascinated with the way the train would barely slow down, toss the mail sack out with incoming mail and snag the outgoing sack off the hook! My grandparents and parents both married at Braham, and although I did not grow up in Isanti Co. kept the tradition when my husband and I married at Cambridge Lutheran.
It is not clear where Andrew Martin Nordell's parents are buried, although I have an obit for his mother and know Pehr died some place around there. Best guess is they're in an unmarked grave at North Maple Ridge. Andrew and Lizzie and Andrew's brother Nils and wife Amelia and a few of the children are known to be buried there. Some other of the Nordell relation, more distant, are buried Braham in some of the cemeteries, but since you're working on Stanchfield will stay away from that for now. :-) I've been researching for over 20 years now and never tire of it.

Tack på din e-post!

Mvh, Sandra

Added by Sandra Wamsley on Dec 09, 2013 12:24 AM

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