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Sibley County Historical Society (#47428769)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 22 days
Lois Ahntholz
Sylvia Meyer Adams
There are two entries on the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery site for Sylvia Meyer Adams. The correct entry is: born 7 Jan 1911, died 5 May 1954. She was married to Louis Adams. Please delete the other entry.

Added by Lois Ahntholz on Mar 11, 2017 10:34 AM

Delila Duffy
Luella Kistner Memorial
Thank you for alerting me to the fact that I had Luella placed in the wrong cemetery. I have now corrected I have her burial in St. Paul's.

Added by Delila Duffy on Jan 11, 2017 8:08 PM

J. Lee
Ottilea Henrietta Bullert Ziegler
The gravestone spells her first name with one "l" as Ottilea Henrietta (Bullert) Ziegler. There is a typo in her birth year. Her correct birth year is Oct. 18, 1883 (not 1889).

Added by J. Lee on Oct 11, 2016 11:34 AM

Delila Duffy
Elizabeth Anderson
You have recently sent me a message of a duplicate that I created in two different cemetery's:

"This memorial was entered by you in 2 cemeteries. Please delete the Arlington Cemetery one. the correct memorial number is 127319833".

The memorial number 127319833 is for a James F. Harris in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Macon Co. Missouri. I did not create that memorial. Upon checking the listings for Anderson's in the Arlington Public Cemetery in Sibley Co. there is no Elizabeth Anderson listed there.

Added by Delila Duffy on Aug 27, 2016 11:59 AM

Sara Zieglmeier
Hildegard Zeidler
I believe that I am a descendant of Hildegard Zeidler, and you are listed as the creator of her memorial page. I was just recently able to make a trip to St. Joseph Cemetery in Henderson, MN and found the grave for the people I believe to be her son and grandchildren, but I was not able to find a marker for Hildegard.

I am wondering if you know whether she has a marker that I missed while I was there or if her grave site is unmarked.

Added by Sara Zieglmeier on Jun 12, 2016 10:14 AM

Stacey Thorpe Davis
RE: Joseph Ehlers
Apparently I don't check my messages often enough. I just now saw your email from 3 years ago. Yes, I did request a photo of Joseph's gravestone.

Added by Stacey Thorpe Davis on Jun 01, 2016 12:51 PM

James Kimmett
Casper and Eva B. Kimmet

My Name is James F. Kimmett, I am the Great Grandson of Philip Kummet (Kimmett) who arrived in Baltimore, Md. in 1839, and the Great Great Grandson of Michael Kimmet who arrived in Baltimore in 1841. I believe, based on the following given information, that Eva Barbara Kimmet inferred (calculated relationship) as the mother of Barbara Kimmet Osterman in the Sibley County Historical Society records is incorrect. That Eva Barbara was in fact the daughter of Michael Kimmet and the sister of Casper who lived with him in Minnesota in at least 1875. I accept that Casper and Eva B. Kimmet are buried in the same location--plots 1 and 2--in Brown Cemetery.
Michael Kemmet (Kimmet) 53 Father; Barbara 62 Mother; Caspar 22 Son; Maria 26 Dau; Eva 19 Dau arrived in Baltimore from Germany in 1841 aboard the ship Pioneer. Michael and Barbara were the father and mother of Philip Kimmet who had come to Baltimore from Thungersheim near Wurzburg, Germany in 1839. Casper (also spelled Caspar), Maria and Eva were Philip's other siblings.
In 1850 Casper Kimmet was Abt 31 and married to Dorathy 23 also born in Germany (nothing yet known about her birthplace or when arrived in Baltimore). They lived in Baltimore County, Maryland and had daughter Barbara 2, and a daughter Caroline 8/12ths. Also living with them was Casper's mother Barbara now Abt 70. The father Michael is presumed dead before the 1850 census.
1860 Census: No information.
1870 Census: No information.
1875 Minnesota Census: 01 May, Arlington, Sibley county: Caspar 57, Dorothea 47, Louisa 17 born Indiana, Wilhelm (William) 15 born Indiana, Maria 12 born Indiana (most probably Minn), Pauline 8 born Minn, Gustav 5 born minn. Also living with them was Eva Barbara 52 born Germany (1822) who is Casper's sister.
1882 Minnesota County Historical Names: Casper Kimmett and Doratha Petsinger Kimmett listed on page 431.
1895 Minnesota Census: Jessenland, Sibley County: Casper 76, Eva D (Dorothea/etc.,) 68 (relates to Dorothy's birth date of about 1827) William their son 35 born in Indiana, and his wife Mary 26 born in Minnesota.
Barbara Kimmet born 13 Jan 1848 in Maryland (fits Casper's and Dorethy/Dorothea/Dorotha/Dora/Eva D Kimmett's parentage exactly), married a Christian Conrad Wilhelm Osterman. She died 20 Mar 1919 in Aitkin County, Minn.

Pauline Kimmet born 13 Dec 1866 in Minn to Casper and Dorethea, married a John Guetschoff and in the 1900 Census for the township of Dryden, Village of Gaylord, Sibley County, Her mother Dora (born Nov 1826) and brother Gustav (born Oct 1869) were living with them. Gustav is also living with John and Pauline in 1910. Dora obviously died sometime after the 1900 Census and before the 1910 Census.
Barbara Kimmet Osterman appears on the Brown Cemetery rolls as Casper's daughter and also shows Eva B. as her mother. Eva B.'s birth date (1822) relates directly to Casper's sister's birth date and not Dorethy/Dorothea/Dorotha/Dora/Eva D's birth date (1827). I believe that someone mistakenly listed Casper's sister Eva as the mother. We know that Dorothy, who died after Casper, was living, as stated above, with Pauline Kimmet Guetschoff in 1900 in the village of Gaylord. I haven't been able to find out where Dorethy/etc., is buried, but have to presume in Minnesota.

Added by James Kimmett on Apr 27, 2016 3:04 PM

RE: Kempf Memorial 24170472
I sent you some information for this memorial on the edit page thank you ahead of time foe you great work

Added by mac on Feb 16, 2016 9:21 AM

RE: More Duplicates
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have read all the Find-A-Grave organization’s rules, but thanks for reiterating them anew.

I particularly take to heart this one you quoted :
"As stated in Find A Grave Rules: The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal is to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it."

It is in that spirit that I have commented on these duplicates and how best to "resolve in a way that keeps everyone happy." I don't know any of the involved people here - in fact I don't know anyone in your state of Wisconsin except some distant ancestors that drew me to hunt for their memorials and come across these duplicates.

It is such a thrill to search and search and them = there they are! Yes! That's my great great grandmother - a Wisconsin pioneer wife and mother of ten - someone went to the trouble of not just entering her name and DOB and DOD - but they entered the place where these things happened, they took a photo of the gravestone - and then, more joy to see someone went to the trouble to find and link them up to their husband, parents, siblings, and children's memorials...It would have taken me months to uncover all that. Thank you Find-A-Grave contributor! So I try to give back where I can.

It is that difference that makes those "memorials that honor those", rather than just a dry list.
I have not checked to see if Ms. Duffy's additions and connections are accurate - have you? If there is an error we know how to use the edit buttons.

I would "not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living", either. Fortunately, none of the duplicate memorials we are talking about are of that kind.

Yes - those obits and funeral notices...she has added some of them from after the 1922 cut off line - and some are not attributed like they should be...but is that a fatal flaw??

Look at Otto F. Pischke - your Memorial# 74838199 is just DOB and DOD.
Now look at Otto at Memorial# 88153804 - it has the place where he died, his parents, his spouse and his seven children and his five siblings and two photos - one of the family plot and one of his gravestone. And no dreaded obit copied.

Why can't you delete yours?
Find-A-Grave is only as good as we, the voluntary contributors, make it.
I will not bother you again.

Added by pMcP on Nov 10, 2015 10:08 PM

RE: Arlington Cemetery, Sibley, Rathke's
Please link #74840246 child Frieda M Rathke at the Arlington Cemetery to her parents. Father is Find A Grave# 137861874 Rev. Julius W. Rathke buried Greenwood Memorial, Spokane, Washington. Mother is Find A Grave# 154480069 Mary S.(Feldman), Rathke also Spokane burial. Both former Arlington residents.

Also, please link husband and wife in Arlington Cemetery. Find A Grave# 74840231 Charles A. Rathke to wife

Justine Rathke Find A Grave#74840258. They are Freida's grandparents.

I have researched all via census, marriage, death,city directories, online public family member trees etc and our families passed down information regarding their son Charles Theodore who married my great aunt and am confident I am providing you the correct information and links. Thanks very much for all the trouble this causes you. Appreciate your efforts. PC

Added by pc on Nov 06, 2015 7:29 AM

Pete & Betty
Schatz Edit
Thank you very much for the edit. I want to say that your work on the memorials that I have found involving my family are excellent. Thank you very much for your hard and time consuming work on these memorials.

Added by Pete & Betty on Nov 06, 2015 7:04 AM

RE: Arlington Cemetery, Sibley, Rathke's
Hello, I am so sorry, when I got redirected to the email address, I must have forgotten to reference the three memorials I was referring to. Charles Rathke, Justine or Justina Rathke and Freida M Rathke, the only Rathke's pulling up on Find A Grave in the Arlington Public Cemetery. Their son was married to my great aunt and I am working their line as no one else has been. I am wanting to link them all as family members. There does not appear to be any other folks memorializing them. Even on, at best there is little mention, so because I have sourced their son Charles Theodore and his brother, very thoroughly, thought I would ask for the parents and their son Rev. Julius W. Rathke's little girl Freida buried there as well. Mostly I just want to be able to link them to each other and I don't have to have maintenance, but was just trying to save you all some work in responding to my requests. Thanks much.

Added by pc on Nov 04, 2015 7:29 PM

Arlington Cemetery, Sibley, Rathke's
Wondering if you ever turn over maintenance on these? I would like to handle the Rathke's if possible.

Charles A Rathke
wife Justina
granddaughter Freida, daughter of Rev. JW & MS Rathke.

If not, can you please let me know if there were headstones? I am wondering where you got the birth date. Perhaps I have forgotten and I gave it to you previously. Just trying for some verification and it is hard if I have to keep pestering you as I work their histories. Thanks much. Did you do the entire cemetery? Wondering if there are other Rathke's not showing up on Find A Grave there. Did you have a sextons list?

Added by pc on Nov 02, 2015 11:36 AM

More Duplicates
I guess this is as good a time as any to add more to your plate. I've done all the work for you in sorting them out.

These might as well be added the six memorials you (hopefully) will be merging and/or deleting since they have to do with the same family:

Merge or delete:Memorial# 74827975 see 89277873

Merge or delete:Memorial# 82501934 see 89378157

Merge or delete:Memorial# 74827753 see 88160436

Merge or delete:Memorial# 74827829 see 88159687

Merge or delete:Memorial# 74827868 see 88172026

Merge or delete:Memorial# 74828010 see 88231748

Merge or delete:Memorial# 74828048 see 88200348

Merge or delete:Memorial# 74828136 see 89377657

On your Memorial# 74827975, you connected to all Delila Duffy’s duplicates. Delila Duffy uploaded his photo to this one and to the duplicate she made (why??), she spelled his name Pieschke with an “e” in her duplicate - perhaps thinking they were different people (?)

Anyway, Ms Duffy has put in a tremendous amount of good work and her memorials are superior in every way to yours. I don’t think there can be much argument there. So lets make the best Arlington Public Cemetery that we can.

Added by pMcP on Oct 18, 2015 10:48 AM

Thanks for your response. And thank you for all the work your society has done in contributing to Find a Grave. I haven't used the Sibley County Historical Society's resources but I have been greatly helped by other County Historical Societies so I appreciate it.

I can understand how frustrating it is not to get a response from another contributor. However, being an historical society I would think it important to have as full a record of the past as possible of the people in your county's cemetery. Ms. Duffy has certainty added a wealth of information for each of her memorials. It is a shame and perplexing why she chooses to ignore your memorials' precedents. Have you suggested merging the six duplicates and giving them to her to manage? That way your society will still have the honor of creating them first and the memorials will have someone who has put a lot of research into them as a manager.

Although Find a Grave guidelines were not followed, don't you agree it is what is best for the memorials of these Sibley County citizens?

Thanks for your time. I hope this can be fixed.

Added by pMcP on Oct 14, 2015 9:41 PM

Time to check your edits!

It has been a month now with no response.

Are you still maintaining your memorials??

Added by pMcP on Oct 05, 2015 10:27 AM

Pischke family in Arlington Public Cemetery
Would you please consider deleting the six memorials you created in the Arlington Public Cemetery for the Pischke family.

This is an odd request because your memorials were created first, however the other contributor who created memorials for these people put a lot of work and research into their memorials - obits, full names, family connections, photos. All of yours just have name and dates.

The ones that I ask to be deleted are:
Find A Grave Memorial# 74838091
Memorial# 74838115
Memorial# 74838139
Memorial# 74838156
Memorial# 74838175
Memorial# 74838199


Added by pMcP on Sep 20, 2015 9:52 PM

John Donne
Ida Sjostrom
I emailed you suggested corrections and a bio a week ago and never heard a response. Do you have a new email?

Added by John Donne on Sep 17, 2015 11:07 PM

Kathryn "Katie" O'Guinn Neubarth
Thanks for the updates!
Randy O'Guin, ranny Find A Grave 47208269

(Part of my One Name Study of the O'Guins/O'Quins)

Added by ranny on Aug 31, 2015 5:39 AM

Laurie K
First, thank you for your contributions for find a grave. I have found a sister of an ancestor through your work. Would you mind if I use your photo of her marker on my Ancestry page?
Thanks for considering,

The find a grave photo in question can be found at:

Added by Laurie K on Aug 30, 2015 9:13 AM

Lorna Britson
Thank you for the grave photo, I really appreciate it.

Added by Lorna Britson on May 26, 2015 11:30 AM

lynne halterman
Transfer request

Would you please transfer the file for Heinrich Briest #73631546 to me. This is my great grand father. Thank you Lynne

Added by lynne halterman on May 25, 2015 6:29 PM

Family Searcher
Duplicate memorial
Created by: Sibley County Historical...
Record added: Aug 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74937179

The memorial for the same person was created well before your memorial was. Please correct, thank you

Added by Family Searcher on Dec 20, 2014 2:58 PM

Ron Nelson
Edna and Gotfrid Peterson
Edna Rosnau Peterson was my wife Beverly's Aunt. She married Gotfrid in 1944 in the Winthrop Covenant Church.

Added by Ron Nelson on Dec 16, 2014 1:18 PM

Robert Brotherhood
Allan Timm
This memorial was already posted by YOU as #98751868 with SAME brithdate and deathdate, but in TWO different cemeteries. That is not posible.
Please check and correct/delete one.
Thank you.
R.J. Brotherhood

Added by Robert Brotherhood on Oct 31, 2014 8:53 PM


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