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Sandy Schilling Payne (#47498634)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 29 days
Ila Johnson
RE: Berniece Schanzenbach

She is a 2nd cousin, twice removed so I am related but not closely.

Ila Johnson

Added by Ila Johnson on Jan 12, 2017 4:05 PM

Renee Graupman Christensen
RE: Carolina Teske Aman in Bethany
The information I get is from The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia has done an excellent job of adding obituaries to names. I just read the obituary, correct or add info to the family search site and then see if I can find them on Find a Grave. If I do I then correct or add info as needed and try to attach family members whenever possible.


Added by Renee Graupman Christense... on Jan 06, 2017 9:27 AM

Bill Kapaun
RE: Mary Senger
The problem I've been having is adding parents when a spouse is already linked. It states something about a pending spouse link already submitted. In order to proceed, I have to remove the spouse, which becomes part of the edit. IOW, to add the parents, I have to remove the spouse. It's an intermittent problem. THANKS

Added by Bill Kapaun on Oct 20, 2016 9:06 AM

RE: Fred J Hagele
Photo added. Are you interested in his obituary?
It is online in google news: Lodi News-Sentinel Aug 6 1997.

Added by LyndaBentz on Sep 27, 2016 11:56 AM

Donald Schmidt
RE: Where exactly in Russia?
Jacob, Sabina and Anna HUber were born at Heilbrunn, Russia, Christ Jacober was born at Glueckstal and Charlotte was born at Freeman, South Dakota.
Take care!!!

Added by Donald Schmidt on Sep 26, 2016 6:03 PM

RE: Gladys Sandmeier

Gladys Sandmeier, 67, Bismarck, died January 28, 2005, in Manhattan, Kansas.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck with Rev. Jeff Tengesdal officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Eastgate Funeral Service.

Gladys was born on October 19, 1937, in Lowry, South Dakota, the daughter of Albert and Minnie Schmidtgall. She grew up and attended school in Lowry. On September 22, 1957, Gladys married Emil Sandmeier in Bowdle, South Dakota. They moved to Bismarck in 1974.

She is survived by her husband, Emil of Bismarck; her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Steve Kenner of Bismarck; her son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Valeri Sandmeier of Ogden, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Nancy Sandmeier of Salina, Kansas; her mother, Minnie Schmidtgall of Pierre, South Dakota; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Robert Fite of San Antonio, Texas, and Paulette and Daniel Petersen of Pierre, South Dakota; and her grandchildren, Brandon and Britney Sandmeier, James Lewis, Stephen, Kailey, and Tayler Kenner.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Schmidtgall and her brother, John Schmidtgall.

Added by Stevie on Aug 21, 2016 8:20 PM

Maxine White
RE: Photos, photos, photos
ok sounds like a plan.

Added by Maxine White on Jul 22, 2016 7:06 AM

Maxine White
RE: St Augustine-Bowdle
Finally had a nice day and some time. Need to get a plot map as several names are still missing for markers. (or in the wrong cemetery)
that will be good - then I don't have to send and edit for each one. lol

Added by Maxine White on May 02, 2016 9:19 PM

Shirley Jacobchick
RE: Schmidtgall/Sandmeier in Bismarck
Your very welcome...I'm trying to do the entire cemetery, so I may come across some more :)

Added by Shirley Jacobchick on Apr 23, 2016 4:41 PM

Maxine White
St Augustine-Bowdle
I still have a way to go. Thanks for your help and cooperation. There is more to go. Need to get a plot for the cemetery, am missing several.

Added by Maxine White on Apr 13, 2016 8:39 AM

RE: George Sautner
Thank you for going above and beyond and adding the information about the Russian places of past. I appreciate all that you do for find a grave. Thanks again!

Added by Mother2Many on Apr 10, 2016 2:29 PM

Paul R
RE: Re: Moving middle initials and maiden names

Thanks for letting me send additional edits. I have just sent you all that I have at this time.


Added by Paul R on Feb 29, 2016 4:33 PM

JMo & BMa
RE: Christina Binder
Thanks, Sandy!

Added by JMo & BMa on Feb 29, 2016 7:23 AM

Philip Weiss
RE: Michael Thomas #112795645
Hi Sandy,

Unfortunately I do not live near Strasburg. I hope someone is kind enough to get a photo for you.


Added by Philip Weiss on Dec 13, 2015 3:20 PM

Jim J Schumacher
Frances" Hoffart Hopfinger
# 92671527

The Bio needs to be corrected

The Family Ludwig Hoffart and Spouse arrived 1886
Source 1900 Federal Cencus
My Records show the family is from Selz, Kutschurgan, Odessa

Fransika Hoffart Birth 1 Nov 1891 in Selz, Emmons, North Dakota Per headstone and 1900 Federal Cencus

Should be more as follows

Francisca "Frances" Hoffart was born in 1891 in Selz, Emmons, North Dakota the daughter of Ludwick and Margarete Hoffart. She was one of several children. Ludwick was a farmer.

The family emigrated to the United States in 1886, their ship landing in New York, New York.

Francisca married Anton Hopfinger on 19 Jun 1912 to in Edmunds County, South Dakota. He was the son of Sylverster and Magdalina (Ussleman) Hopfinger. Anton was a general farmer. They lived on their farm in Edmunds County, South Dakota and had 5 children: Magdalena, John, Mary, Adam and Frank.

Frances died on 1 Mar 1927 in Edmunds County, South Dakota and was buried in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Hosmer.

Added by Jim J Schumacher on Oct 16, 2015 8:28 AM

Sylvia Hertel
barbara (Eisenbeiss) Schlaht
I thought I was the only nut to be still up at 4 in the morning!

I got suspicious about Barbara's birth place, so I did some double checking, and discovered I was right. So then, I checked to see where the wrong information came from. As it turned out it came from familysearch. They had two birth records on her, one on an image and the other not.

The one that wasn't on an image was either a transcribed record, or one someone just added to their tree, and altered the birth place to make it fit better. Never mind the importance of documenting.(:.

I really get tired of these researchers who don't have a clue about what they're doing. That was only the first error I found tonight.

Guten Tag,

Added by Sylvia Hertel on Oct 12, 2015 4:08 AM

RE: Riverview and Old Third Central
When you enter the cemetery look way to your left. They are directly in front of the tree line on the left side of the cemetery. You have to get close to be able to see them because it's always dark by the graves. Good luck!

Added by Saratoga on Sep 27, 2015 5:10 AM

robin pellicci moore
Photo request
Hi Sandy,

Thanks for taking my photo request for Benjamin/Bernard Lutjen. I suspect his grave is listed as Bernard and would now like to know if there's a "Jr." attached to it. His dc says he's Bernard Jr and lists his father as Bernard but his father was Benjamin as his marker shows. I know it's not a case of mistaken identity since the wife/mother is Lula Gasque.

There's no rush but I really do appreciate you taking your time to get the photo.


Added by robin pellicci moore on Sep 26, 2015 12:43 PM

RE: Anton and Frances Hopfinger
You are welcome for the information. Thank you for posting them.

Added by MGlazeHart on Sep 12, 2015 8:57 PM

RE: Julius Ulmer
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by MGlazeHart on Sep 03, 2015 7:57 PM

Melody OC
RE: Thank you!
You're very welcome! If you have others you want photos for, please let me know.

Added by Melody OC on Jul 30, 2015 6:38 PM

Bill Norman
David C. Horenberger
Hi Sandy,
I am writing about your memorial #89638979 for David C. Horenberger. On the memorial you also posted a photo of the headstone he shares with his wife Betsy. As you mention in David's Bio, he was a United States Marine, and I am therefore wondering if perhaps you remember if there was also a military headstone for David? And if so, did you by chance take a photo of it?

Added by Bill Norman on Jul 20, 2015 8:59 PM

Rick Valentine
RE: Christine Fix
Photo posted.
Send me a list of other siblings and dates and I will see if I can locate any of them.

Added by Rick Valentine on Jul 03, 2015 2:04 PM

Rick Valentine
Ludwig Erck
Fairmount has a Lewis Erck Born March 15, 1897 died December 8, 1978 age 81 years, plot #4-615-19. He is buried next to Georgia (Ervin) Erck born September 27, 1895 died december 4, 1969 age 74 years, plot #3-615-19. The Washington State Digital Archives shows a marriage record for Lewis Erck to Georgia Ervin January 5, 1954 in Franklin County, Washington. So it looks like he remaried.

Added by Rick Valentine on Jul 02, 2015 4:05 PM

Melody OC
RE: Handels in Cherokee Memorial
You're welcome, Sandy. Do you have other family at Cherokee Memorial? Email a list.

Added by Melody OC on Jun 28, 2015 2:01 PM


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