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Michelle Thompson-Larson (#17789835)
 member for 17 years, 1 month, 19 days
Cynthia Criollos
Bickley Masoleum
Hi Michelle

I am researching my Bickley family line and I currently live in Rhode Island. I believe the Bickley you cited as 110239017 with a picture of a man in a circled picture on a memorial piece appears to be inside the Bickley Masoleum. My cousin and I will be visiting Waterloo on August 2, 2017. I believe the picture is my great-grandfather John Cecil Bickley, M.D., who drowned at Cedar River in 1932. I believe his father is in the mausoleum, my second great-grandfather John Good Bickley, as well as my grandfather's brothers, Carl and Emil and Emil Jr. I called the cemetery and they said they did not keep records of who is in the mausoleum. It appears that you were inside the mausoleum to take the picture that was posted. Do your recall being in there? How would you suggest my cousin and I be let into the mausoleum so we can pay our respect to our ancestors. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you. Cynthia Smith

Added by Cynthia Criollos on Jun 22, 2017 1:45 PM

Linda (Beethe) Schulze
Alice Kohtz
I again went to the Central City cemetery in Central City, NE on 4-18-2017. There is not an Alice Kohtz listed in the directory at all. She is buried in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Polk, Nebraska (the cemetery is actually in Hamilton County, NE. The photo that is credited to me was taken from her grave site at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. I personally took the photo. I am unsure why my memorial was "merged" with another one. I again would respectfully ask you to transfer her memorial to the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hamilton County, NE. Thank You.

Added by Linda (Beethe) Schulze on Apr 19, 2017 11:23 AM

Lois G.
Anna Sibilla Bilse
Anna's Maiden name was Schumacher. Born in Hüchelhoven, Prussia. I have her birth record.

Added by Lois G. on Dec 29, 2016 1:00 PM

William Dance 1843-1917
I wanted to touch base with you as William Dance is my third great grandfather. I saw on some of your posts about him and the family and would love to learn more. I am related through his daughter Mary Jane who married Benjamin Clark. I would be very interested in any other pictures you have or information if you're interested in sharing. Thanks! Alison

Added by MrB&AnB on Dec 28, 2016 12:25 PM

Wendy Redman Hudson
William C. Filter
Hi, Michelle. I have been working extensively with records from the Arborville Cemetery near Polk, NE. An outdoor directory of burials was recently erected at the cemetery and I personally went through the record books, maps, etc. extracting information for the directory. In the process I also walked the entire cemetery and photographed all the headstones there. I have been working to get them all uploaded to Find A Grave. In the process I have noted that you created a memorial for William C. Filter and have him buried at the Central City NE cemetery. I have the records and a headstone for him at Arborville so I do believe he is buried there with his wife, Faye. I have created a memorial for him there and have added his headstone picture. I was wondering if you would consider deleting the memorial at the Central City Cemetery. If he is a relative and you are interested I can transfer the Arborville Cemetery memorial to you. Thanks so much! Wendy

Added by Wendy Redman Hudson on Aug 09, 2016 9:19 AM

Linda (Beethe) Schulze
Alice Kohtz
Greetings. I am looking into a duplicate memorial that I seem to have made for Alice Kohtz. My memorial # for her is 110840604 buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Polk, NE. Your memorial # is 5172636 buried in the Central City, NE cemetery. I will delete mine if necessary but the headstone that is pictured with both memorials is at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Polk, NE.. Let's see what we can do to figure this out. I took the picture. I am a bit puzzled.

Added by Linda (Beethe) Schulze on May 02, 2016 6:30 PM

Lanel Johnson Fenster
I am starting to work on my husbands "Fenster/Fensterer family history" I believe his family and the one you have added to on "Find A Grave" are related. Please contact me via e-mail. Thank you

Added by Lanel Johnson Fenster on Feb 19, 2016 1:31 PM

Martin Collett
Hamilton County Families
Happy New Year Michelle. I'm finally retired and am back working on my Hamilton County families and the records and photos left behind by my aunt, Selma Hopp. I'm in the process of going through the Hamilton County Marriage Records films and am copying the actual Marriage Records and uploading them into the FamilySearch website. I'm also uploading people and headstone photos, marriage announcements, obits and anything else that I can find and load to specific people. I haven't worked on my blog ( in some time and hope to start working on it again in the next few months. If there are any marriage records that you need for your Hamilton County families, please let me know by email to and I'll copy and send them to you as a jpg.

Thanks for all you have added to this site. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Martin Collett

Added by Martin Collett on Jan 04, 2016 5:14 PM

Sharon Christensen
RE: Thank you for Photos
You are very welcome.

Added by Sharon Christensen on Jun 25, 2013 9:18 PM

Barb J "John 3:16"
RE: Thank You
You are very welcome!

Added by Barb J "John 3:16" on Jun 15, 2013 7:18 PM

Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret
Gary Hanisch
Sorry I don't know who the parents are, just took the HS photo

Added by Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret on Jun 04, 2013 12:20 PM

Grace ONeill
Hannah Lyle-- FAG Mem.# 77272507
You are appreciated. Thanks for your continued support. I've asked the question of a genweb cemetery volunteer. Hopefully the mystery will be solved.

Added by Grace ONeill on May 30, 2013 10:33 PM

Jack O
Brooks-Mount Zion
I'm not really surprised that there are no markers/stones and is not active.

I appreciate your efforts on my behalf!!



Added by Jack O on May 30, 2013 10:12 AM

Geo Clinton
RE: Thank You!
Glad I could help. I took pictures of every stone in the cemetery. It was vandalized a few years later but I think they repaired almost everything. I may go back this year and retake some of the pictures. I do not like the quality of some the pictures I took. geo

Added by Geo Clinton on May 24, 2013 1:17 PM

Mike May
Julia May
Thank you for the update on Julia May. A visit to the unmarked site is not needed on my account, since her husband Louis May is also in Section M, Lot R, Row C, so I'm sure she next to or very close to him, and I do already have a picture of his marker. :) I may be able to visit for myself this summer.

Added by Mike May on May 08, 2013 11:07 PM

Couple of Gravers
RE: Mark Miles
Hi Michelle,

You are very welcome. Actually, I have photos for any memorial page that I have created. It turns out that I'm better at taking photos than posting them. I just posted several hundred photos to the Orange Township pages that I have, and plan to start catching up on Fairview and Elmwood Cemeteries. Hopefully Tim will be able to find the markers for your relatives. If you have their names, I can check to see if I have the photos but haven't gotten them posted yet.

Hopefully the weather will be nice for you. Thanks for the compliments on my photos. They aren't all quite what I'd like them to be, with shadows or glare causing the biggest problems. I go back and rephotograph markers from time to time to try to get better photos. A little change in lighting can make a big difference.

Some people get upset if additional photos are posted, but additional photos, even with a similar orientation can help to give a new perspective to the gravesite.


Added by Couple of Gravers on May 07, 2013 5:21 PM

If you would ever decide that you would like copies of the obituaries I can get them for you. It might take awhile to locate them.
Botsch, Nitz, Mertger etc.


Added by Anonymous on May 06, 2013 5:11 PM

Mike May
Julia May
Thank you for the photo problem report! I have pics already of Louis & Fred, but not the others as I am not sure they are related. If you make it out there on 5/8 as mentioned I would appreciate any location info on Julia for my records, even though there is no marker. Thanks again!

Added by Mike May on May 06, 2013 3:10 PM

Joyce Crockett
Klare Louise Tiede Fenster is my Greatgrandaunt.
I have been working on the Tiede tree and others for over 20 yrs. I would be interested if you have all the descendants of Frank & Klare Fenster. I think I've got fairly complete list.

Added by Joyce Crockett on Apr 09, 2013 7:44 PM

Joyce Crockett
Ella Fenster
I have been working on my family tree for 20 years this family is part of that. How are you related?

Added by Joyce Crockett on Nov 03, 2012 9:53 AM

Tina Carpenter
Edwin F Haack
This site is having some email issues today. I tried doing this under the edit tab. Edwin is still alive. June Haack's maiden name is Bilse.

Added by Tina Carpenter on Jul 14, 2012 7:02 AM

Thank you so so much Michelle!!

Added by Mary on Sep 06, 2009 7:53 AM

Gloria Schulz
Waller & Violette Wirth
This stone was close to Herbert Wirth's stone and I thought it might be a relative.
gloria schulz

Added by Gloria Schulz on Sep 05, 2009 1:03 PM


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