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Karen Brewer (#46823815)
 member for 11 years, 7 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I am eighth generation Iowan. My mother's side of the family has been in Iowa since 1839. I have been working on my family history since 1980.

I began contributing to Find A Grave as a means to record the headstone inscriptions I had transcribed from walking many cemeteries back in the day, mostly Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Madison, Polk and Warren counties in Iowa and mostly relatives. This was before Find A Grave and way before Find A Grave turned into a genealogical site. My parents have also contributed headstone photographs they have taken. My main goal is to preserve what was written on the headstones, to learn about the people and to honor the deceased.

You will find the link to this page on the left side of each Find A Grave page under Actions. If you have been a contributor on Find A Grave for an extended amount of time you might want to reread this page. Most of the rules and guidelines have changed since bought this site.

Please contact me by clicking the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial. I will not add highly detailed information such as census transactions and Family Search Marriage Records. This data is more suited for sites like, or your virtual cemetery, etc.

Please use the edit tab to request links. I DO NOT LINK TO UNKNOWN BURIALS.

Please use the edit tab to request transfers. I will then receive a link to the memorial in question.

Thank you!!

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Messages left for Karen Brewer (32)[Leave Message]
51355411 John Heasley
Thanks for your comment. Since it was hard to read I figured I'd add the text but I always like to have the originial.

BTW, are we related in any way? I am descended through Catherine Heasley Aston

Added by Brenda on Sep 10, 2017 6:40 AM
RE: Find A Grave
I scrolled through your huge list and I don't see any at this time. Thanks for adding so many memorials!
Added by Sandra on Sep 06, 2017 6:04 AM
RE: Find A Grave
No problem Karen, I will take care of the edits. thank you for the transfer!

Added by Sandra on Sep 05, 2017 6:51 PM
RE: Find A Grave
Thank you so much for the transfer and the comment! Have a wonderful day!
Added by Sandra on Sep 05, 2017 3:32 PM
Thank You
Thank you for letting me know on W. Diehl memorial. I have deleted mine and added my photo to the existing one. Thank you for letting me know. Strato
Added by Strato on Sep 05, 2017 3:15 AM
Patti Evans
RE: Franklin Cemetery, Santiago, Polk Co., IA
I added the photos to the other memorial for Chester Wayne 'Chet' Bailey.
Added by Patti Evans on Sep 04, 2017 9:47 PM
Patti Evans
RE: Franklin Cemetery, Santiago, Polk Co., IA
Had to go to a birthday so will take care of that as soon as I can. Thanks for taking of that.
Added by Patti Evans on Sep 04, 2017 5:20 PM
Alice [McMillan] Lockridge
Direct Ancestor Red Circle
Hi, Are you a direct descendant of Joseph LeRoy Ferris? I am. He was my paternal grandmother's father. Several of us (Ferris Cousins) are sharing our research on the ole pioneer. Would be glad to include you if you are interested.

Alice Lockridge
Added by Alice [McMillan] Lockridg... on Aug 20, 2017 12:09 PM
Patty Gessley Ament
RE: Memorial# 148169352
You're very welcome, Karen. I see you have been very busy with Find A Grave postings. Good for you.
Added by Patty Gessley Ament on Aug 18, 2017 6:17 PM
Diane Jestes
RE: Martin Nelson
Hi Karen,

Thank you for your kind offer to help me. I had
written to my distant relative Mary who has created memorials and she sent instructions to me. It was much simpler than I thought it would be. Martin's
memorial is so complete with short bio, his wife
and children. (102226892)
Thank you for your tribute to Martin, it was very thoughtful of you and greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for all the great work you do.
Added by Diane Jestes on Aug 10, 2017 12:09 AM
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