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Anna Mae (#47931209)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 19 days
Jennifer Collins
RE: Thank you!!
Thank you for that tip, Anna Mae, about Winona State! I'll definitely have to keep that in mind and check it out some time. Thanks again for your contributions! :)

Added by Jennifer Collins on Dec 10, 2016 8:49 PM

Jennifer Collins
Thank you!!
Hello Anna Mae, thank you for posting the photos of the grave stones for Christian and Barbara Rageth (#39530380 and #39530358), who are my 3x great greatgrandparents. This was the first time I found them on here tonight and it was so fun to make another generational connection. Thanks so much for contributing to this page! (Are you related to them by chance, too?) ~Jenny

Added by Jennifer Collins on Dec 07, 2016 11:39 PM

Margaret R Davis

Added by Margaret R Davis on Jan 02, 2016 12:58 PM

Dav Syl
Mollie and Thomas Sylla
Can I ask where you found the photos of Mollie and Thomas Sylla. They were my grandparents. findagrave #89479622 and#89479554

Added by Dav Syl on Aug 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Linda G.
RE: Esther Fink Dittrich
OK, that makes sense to me. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you.

Added by Linda G. on Dec 23, 2014 12:37 PM

Linda G.
Esther Fink Dittrich
I question the grave photo you have for Esther. Looks more like it belongs to her son, not her. Can you verify?? I would expect her to be buried with her husband, Jerome.
Thank you.

Added by Linda G. on Dec 22, 2014 7:00 PM

St Mary's
Awesome, thanks!

I love that cemetery, too. My first time there was just two years ago for my husband's grandmother's (130289251) funeral. It was only early April but we had a gorgeous, sunny 70 degrees, and the grass had already greened up. How neat that you live so close!

Feel free to email me if you want to chat non-publicly. My husband has loads of family in Fountain City; maybe we have friends or even genes in common. :)


Added by itsonlypaint on Oct 20, 2014 6:02 PM

thank you
Thanks much for the transfer today. If you'd be okay with it, I'd happily manage the rest of the family:

Louis Fernholz 96953411
George Fernholz 96954105
Frank Fernholz 96954658

Thanks again for what you do! :)

Added by itsonlypaint on Oct 19, 2014 11:45 PM

RE: thank you
I'd happily manage them if you're sure you don't mind. They're my husband's ancestors. Thanks!

Added by itsonlypaint on Oct 13, 2014 10:37 PM

thank you
Thanks for the gorgeous picture you took for my husband's ancestors, Elmer and Belva Ruben! It's a very pretty shot.

Added by itsonlypaint on Oct 13, 2014 8:16 PM

Devil Kitty Designs
Stettler Family
I just wanted to thank you for taking the photos of the Stettler family's headstones for me. I appreciate you going to all the trouble, especially to get them so quickly!

Thank you again.


Added by Devil Kitty Designs on Jul 31, 2014 12:12 AM

Elmhorst connection
Hi Anna Mae!
I was delighted to find the information you've shared about the Elmhorst line of your family tree. We are cousins of some sort...
After a conversation with my father over Thanksgiving I decided to start doing some research with the information I have. My paternal Grandmother was Emma Caroline Dorothy Elmhorst. 1908-1996. She suffered from Alzheimer's disease and spoke very fondly of her childhood and parents (Heinrich and Martha (Desens) Elmhorst) toward the end of her life. I would love to share any other information/photos you have about Heinrich and Louisa and Heinrich and Martha with the rest of my family. I have some limited information about all of Emma's siblings...
Happy Holidays!

Added by Colleen on Dec 13, 2013 10:25 AM

Joshua Nolamento
RE: Sonderberg photos
Glad to be of service to one who honors her ancestors so well.

Added by Joshua Nolamento on Nov 05, 2013 10:19 PM

dan balgemann
RE: Family Link Request

Sorry I missed your message.
I would be interested in sharing what I have on BRANDT/ELMHORST. I operate on FTM software and can send you reports via E-Mail. My E-Mail is Send me a message so we can hook up.
My connection is Sophie BALGEMANN (1807-1882)my ancestor) marrying Friedrich BRANDT (1804-1871)in Landesbergen, GER in 1832. They never emigrated, but some or all of their children did. Therefore, all the ancestors are cousins of some sort.
One of their daughters married an ELMHORST and then the connection to ELMHORST also.

Added by dan balgemann on Nov 18, 2012 12:27 PM

b g
RE: Forgot to ask
Thank you for the link. I sure will check it. Such a pity all your german names do not sound familiar to me. They are from a different area in Germany.
If you have a document in german, that you want to have translated, feel free to send it. I can have a look at it, and see if I can read it.


Added by b g on Sep 28, 2012 9:30 PM

b g
RE: Jacob and Lena Fink
The cemetery here you can walk in 15 minutes. I guess, it is because we do not have so much room here.

Here wanna see some of my brickwalls?

Emilia Buchmiller Hartwick born 1864- died after 1910
Frank Hartwick born 1865- died after 1910
They lived in Belvidere

Ida F. Hammer Hermann born 1875- died after 1930
Leonhard Hermann born 1869- died after 1930
In 1930 they were in Cochrane

Elmer W. Hermann born on Jan. 10, 1899 - died in Jul. 1970 in Buffalo City

Marvin Oscar Hammer born on May 23, 1910 - died on Jul. 02, 2001 in Cochrane.

Charles Hendricks born in Aug. 1872 in Germany died on Jan. 16, 1961 in Belvidere
Theresia Hammer Hendricks born Mar. 10, 1878 died Jan. 17, 1969

Louise Hammer Mann born Jun. 01, 1882 died Mar. 06, 1965 in Alma
Frederick Simon Mann born Oct. 07, 1882 died after 1930

Wilhelm Heck born Aug, 30, 1841 in Germany died May 10, 1917 in Fountain City
Mary Barbara Fuchs Heck born in Sep. 1848 in Germany died Dec. 28, 1921 in Fountain City
William Heck born Nov. 29, 1867 died Jan. 25, 1912 in Fountain City
Hugo N. Heck born Mar. 26, 1870 died Nov. 10, 1941 in Fountain City


Added by b g on Sep 27, 2012 9:28 AM

Gerri Hazel
Anna and Anton Schank
Thank you for finding their graves - in the correct cemetery! Yes, you can transfer the new memorials to me. That would be great!!!!

Gerri Hazel

Added by Gerri Hazel on Sep 26, 2012 5:34 PM

b g
RE: Jacob and Lena Fink
Nice photo Anna.
I think Jacob was William's brother. I do not follow the Fink family. I am after the Buchmillers. William's wife was a Buchmiller and the only Fink I have are their children.
Usually the verse is a psalm from the bible and tells a little about the person who was buried there.
In Germany the gravestones have to be removed after 20-25 years. So I never seen one with such a verse.
Thanks again

Added by b g on Sep 25, 2012 11:24 PM

Anna Mae, Thanks so much for getting the photos. I sure was happy and you did it so quickly.

Added by yvonne on Sep 24, 2012 10:46 PM

RE: Michael & Gertrude (Winter) Hauser - Eagle Valley Cemetery, Bluff Siding, Buffalo County, WI
I visit pioneer era cemeteries in the CA gold country counties every couple of months to photograph the tombstones. When I used to photograph the modern cemetery where I lived, I'd take the photo I'd volunteered for, but while searching for it I'd also photograph anyone born in the 1800s and every veteran's marker.

I have so many photos that haven't made it to Find A Grave yet, started to organize old camera cards but never finished. Only time I was in WI was 2008 to photograph things from my brother in law's family tree. We visited Mount Olivet in Janesville and three cemeteries in Buffalo County: Alma Cemetery, Herold's Cemetery and Tell Cemetery.

I didn't know to take low resolution photos back then so it takes extra steps to reduce the file size. Makes it take forever - and of course if I'm spending any time with a photo I have to straighten and crop it.

We do sound like kindred spirits, with you walking green cemeteries and me in bare dirt cemeteries most of the time. I use a golden angel icon when I leave flowers so you can see my "footprints" where I've been. Keep clicking away, I hope to add to my upload stash in October! ~ Nancy

Added by personna on Sep 20, 2012 9:30 PM

Michael & Gertrude (Winter) Hauser - Eagle Valley Cemetery, Bluff Siding, Buffalo County, WI
Hello Anna Mae - I added the information you provided and linked the family together. Went a step further and added some census reports to help identify the other family members. Several variations of surname, found a published family tree that uses Haeuser, a name on a likely immigration record. I get curious, can't help it, always hoping that something I add will help someone with their family tree. ~ Nancy

Added by personna on Sep 20, 2012 8:23 PM

Tony Kaney
RE: Alexander Brugger
That is very kind of you Anna Mae and much appreciated. I only discovered my Brugger ancestors and relatives very recently. Incidentally, this made me take a closer look at the family tree I had gotten from Wisconsin Ancestors and I realized that I had been reading it incorrectly. No wonder I missed Ferdinand. But that's not all; his brother Alexander is not even buried at Bohri's Valley Cemetery, but in Germantown, WI where he died. So you don't have to spend any more time looking for him there. I'm getting too old for this, I guess!

Added by Tony Kaney on Sep 14, 2012 9:36 PM

Tony Kaney
RE: Alexander Brugger
Hi again Anna Mae. It wasn't that hard to figure this out after all. The Ferdinand buried in Winona, MN was actually the grandson of the Ferdinand buried in Bohris Valley (married to Rosina and the one I was interested in to begin with). The family records I got from Wisconsin Ancestors just had an error, but an understandable one given the difficulty of deciphering the dates on the stones. I would like to get the records straightened out to make sure I have the correct linkages to Ferdinand's parents, spouse and children, as well as dates. If you don't mind transferring him to me, I will take care of it, or if you prefer to keep him, I can send you the information, as you wish. Again, thanks for pointing this error out to me. Better to get them corrected sooner rather than later.

Added by Tony Kaney on Sep 14, 2012 6:15 PM

Tony Kaney
Ferdinand Brugger
Hi Anna. THanks for your note about Ferdinand. This does seem rather confusing, but I really believe that there are 2 different Ferdinand Bruggers here. One of them died in 1888 in Minnesota, and the other died in 1908 in Wisconsin, and they both have gravestones with conflicting information. Trouble is, only one was married to a Rosina Kaiser. I have a very detailed family tree from John von Haden of WIsconsin Ancestors, and I also have Ferdinands baptism record from Germany. That record, in german, definitely says he was born Oct 17, 1823. It's going to take a while for me to sort through all my files to see if I can resolve this confusion but thanks for pointing out the problem. This is the kind of stuff that makes genealogy fun.

Added by Tony Kaney on Sep 14, 2012 4:21 PM

RE: Davis Marker Photos - Pickwick Cemetery
Anna -

Thank you again so much!

Yes, my great-aunt, Louise, was an AMAZING woman - there was a write up article recently published in the Rochester, MN newspaper, "Rochester Post Bulletin", on Aug. 24, 2012, entitled, "As the Spirit Move Me: The Pickwick Papers - it extolls my great-aunt, Louise (Braatz) Davis's, hard work in organizing, establishing and assisting in obtaining the land, and building the St. Luke's Lutheran Church there in Pickwick. She was also a very well-known school teacher in the Winona area. Louise's husband, George, assisted and worked in establishing and building the Pickwick Mill as well as owning and working a large farm there.

The Braatz's/Davis's were pioneer families in the Winona area and my great-aunt would thank you for honoring her as you did.


Randy Braatz

Added by Braatr on Sep 13, 2012 6:30 PM


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