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Jacki Bierma (#47657130)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 12 days
Headstone picture Amelia Simonson Trippe
Thank you for posting the photo of this headstone. Is great to see it! Thanks for your effort!
Warm regards,

Added by Lynette on Jun 25, 2017 11:12 PM

Thaddeus Stoddard Find A Grave Memorial# 136297703
Thank you Jacki for taking an excellent photo of the memorial stone of Thaddeus Stoddard. His stone has certainly stood the test of time well ! I hope to learn more about him and who his family was. I have a John Pomeroy Stoddard (Mary Higgins) in my family data base who may have been a son. John and wife Mary lived in Bloomfield Twp, Walworth Co., with their children. This Stoddard family had connections to my childrens' paternal Gifford family of Walworth Co., Wi. I have added you to my f.a.g. list of friends, I especially like your outlook on who maintains memorials. Best of luck in your family research ! It has been my addiction for the past 15 years and counting !

Added by Sandie on Jun 24, 2017 3:38 PM

Ancestor Archaeology
Hiram and Mary Welch
Thanks for the great photos! Much appreciated! :)

Added by Ancestor Archaeology on Jun 24, 2017 9:32 AM

Thank you so very much!
Thanks Jackie the headstone photo for James Roy McCutchan and as always, a huge thank you for all you do for all of us who are unable to be in Wisconsin!!! All the best - Jo

Added by Jo on Jun 24, 2017 8:07 AM

Derek Wood
Emaline (Ranney) Steele stone photo
Jacki, thanks a million for taking and posting the terrific photo of my 3rd great-aunt Emma (Ranney) Steele's headstone! You're the best!


Added by Derek Wood on Jun 23, 2017 11:19 PM

Frank Germanson
Thanks Jacki.

Added by Frank Germanson on May 29, 2017 5:00 PM

RE: Goettel family in Oakwood - Ackley
W. Herman Goettel, Johanna (Ferdinand) Martin and Emilie (Leonard) Faust were siblings of my great grandfather. Ferdinand, Julius and Frank (who has a son in Oak Wood) Martin's mother was a Goettel making them first cousin to the first three mentioned. So not a direct line but probably closer family to me than anyone else out there right now. If it would ease the clutter in your inbox I could look after them for you. There are a few crossovers with Sherry M. and We are All Connected to sort out.
Thank you so much, Jacki for all you have done to get this cemetery organized!!

Regards, Steve Goettel

Added by TribeFinder on May 25, 2017 10:36 AM

Hello again,
I drove down to Milton today and went to Otter Creek and Milton Cem, I have found William and Minnie Hall's stones at Otter Creek so the writing on the parents stone at Milton (which I photographed today) must be a cenotaph. FInd a Grave apparently wants the memorial creator to email them at and specify which memorials are cenotaphs and they will find a way to note it on the memorial. they want the actual burial site to be linked to the family so I will go ahead and link the two children to Thomas and Amelia and add other kids as well.

you can also transfer to me if you like but I am not a direct relative. just love the Otter Creek and Milton cemeteries.


Added by KKoch on May 22, 2017 3:34 PM

RE: Hardin County deaths
Thanks for the update on your work in Hardin County and for all of your efforts there. You probably know that Hardin was one of 13 or 14 Iowa counties not included in the WPA survey done in the 1930s, so anything done there is very valuable for genealogists.
I started out several years ago in FindAGrave with a similar goal of photographing everything in Palo Alto County (where I was born) that was not already online, so I can identify with the magnitude of your task. Fortunately, like Hardin, that county has another very dedicated volunteer who has done much of the research. I have been working this year on a couple of large cemeteries in Fort Dodge that have made the winter go by quickly, but may take another look at what's left in Hardin when I get caught up in Fort Dodge. I'm retired and don't feel any great urgency to keep posting, but it's a great way to fill some slow time.
Happy grave hunting in Wisconsin!

Added by Iaed on Mar 30, 2017 8:54 PM

A Farber
Emma Schulz
Thank you for the prompt photo of Great Aunt's Grave. Many thanks!

Added by A Farber on Mar 25, 2017 6:31 PM

Judy Peck
Eldora Street
Thank you for taking this picture so promptly! I just discovered her "missing" spouse because of a name change for him.

I appreciate your volunteer spirit!

Judy Peck

Added by Judy Peck on Mar 24, 2017 3:57 PM

Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for taking and uploading a photo of Grant Smith Jr.'s headstone. Much appreciated... Wendy

Added by arborvitae on Mar 22, 2017 6:31 PM

Marie Schultz Kruger Heidemann
Here is her obit at hillside also...but is separated from Herman Heidemann's family would like to combine them as it is the whole family story of two women and two men who married twice and reared two awesome I found them...Lorna Helling

Added by Lorna on Mar 19, 2017 10:43 AM

Herman Heidemann
His second wife was Mary Marie Schultz Heidemann. She married to Herman after her first husband Gustav Kruger, Krueger, then Kreger passed in 1900. In 1905 Ulrika I believe her sister perhaps passed. Together they raised eight of her own and three or more of his...I am still finding information. I am a g-great granddaughter of Marie and Gustav Kruger. They had Theresa Schultz (Charles), Augusta (Otto), Charles, John, Carl, Ernest, Frances Kitzman (Henry), Anna Storch (Emil). Herman with Ulrika had Herman, Gustave, Anna, Henry, Etc...still searching them...I am a Lorna Helling a G-great granddaughter...

Added by Lorna on Mar 19, 2017 9:51 AM

Alice Horner
RE: Leah Tool
Thanks. I've been working on the Matter family and I found her brother Conrad Matter's obituary last night, but it misspells her husband's name as Tolle. It does say Leah was living in Ackley, Iowa when he died in 1938, so I was really happy to have found your listing on Findagrave.

Alice Horner

Added by Alice Horner on Mar 05, 2017 3:05 PM

Grace ONeill
George L. Fuller, FAG Mem. # 128462271
Hi Jacki Bierma -- Nice job. Thanks so much.

Added by Grace ONeill on Mar 03, 2017 9:59 PM

RE: LaRue family
No thanks on the transfer but thanks for the offer. You work really hard for Findagrave. Really appreciate you!

Added by Caretaker on Feb 18, 2017 12:50 PM

RE: Will A. & Pearl V. Sunken
Thanks. Blanche had a previous husband, Cecil J. Branning, who she divorced. Is he possibly buried in the same cemetery. Blanche had 2 children with Cecil, and 1 child with Philip.

Now I have to find where Blanche's parents, Arthur Henry & Mabel Evaline (Stackhouse) Thompson are buried. Blanche was one of 12 children. It is through Mable's father that I am related.

Added by Jack on Feb 17, 2017 12:18 PM

Allan Rauner
Acynthia Doolittle
She is the mother of Esther E. Doolittle Rhodes, married to Banjamin D. Rhodes.
Her name is Cynthia A. Doolittle. "A" for Abenthia per the 1860 census.
Thank you,
Allan Rauner

Added by Allan Rauner on Feb 16, 2017 3:39 PM

Clinton J Stubbs # 125366509
Best words ever - Photo Success. Thank you Jacki! Am thrilled to see his memorial. You are wonderful!!!

Added by Caretaker on Feb 15, 2017 7:00 PM

JMo & BMa
RE: Reuben Knott/Nott
Jacki, thanks so much! Great info for his birth and an unbelievable and admirable amount of work translating 12,000 records.

One branch of my family was in Walworth County (from Ireland) so you've likely added memorials for some of them. I definitely run into your records from time to time, so I also thank you personally for all that dedicated, generous work that has made a direct impact on my research. :o)

Take care and I'm sure we'll cross paths again! Thanks again for your help with Reuben.

Added by JMo & BMa on Feb 14, 2017 8:06 PM

RE: Jason B Smith
Thanks for these updates. I have now completed posting everything I shot in this cemetery that wasn't there already. I appreciate all your efforts and your patience as we worked through these. The listings in this cemetery are now in much better shape than they were when I first looked at them a couple of years ago. There are still quite a few memorials without photos, but I think that is to be expected in a cemetery this old. I know I found quite a few stones I could not read, and a few more that I could read only because you (and others) had already posted information.

Added by Iaed on Jul 31, 2016 8:38 PM

Thank you!
Thank you for letting me know that my great great grandparents, Samuel Asbury & Cynthia West Mason are buried in the Eldora City Cemetery in Eldora, Hardin, Iowa. What a great discovery for our family! God bless.

Added by CW on Jan 09, 2016 2:44 PM

Linda Linn
RE: Memorial #154439223
If you right click on the picture on Find A Grave and then click Save image as and then save it to your pictures or documents or wherever you want. Then go the the memorial where you want it to be and add photo just as you usually do. Thanks for all you Find A Grave work!

Added by Linda Linn on Oct 31, 2015 11:07 AM

I want to FIRST..tell you how much I appreciate and I KNOW the descendants of those buried at Eldora will be FOREVER grateful for the editing/additions you are doing. It is AMAZING contributors LIKE YOU, that make Find A Grave one of the most important websites for genealogical research. I have Find A Grave lectures Sept 12 and Oct 23. YOU have me even more excited and REALLY PUMPED. THANK you.

Added by S PRICE Nance on Aug 22, 2015 9:22 AM


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