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Memory Lane (#47935911)
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Bio Photo I have working on my family history now for over 40 years.

Currently I am working on locating the members of 17th Airborne Division, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment Combat Team, 3rd Battalion, I Company. This is my Uncle's unit, he was KIA at Col de Braus in France.

My reason for joining find a grave is to remember those friends and family members who have passed on. I add each memorial one at a time with the information that I have complied.

I will gladly make corrections, add additional information or make family links to any of my memorials. Click on the "Edit" tab and then click on "Suggest a correction or provide additional information" link on a memorial about anyone I have listed.
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Paul Grande
RE: Evelyn Rickerl
You're welcome!
Added by Paul Grande on Nov 23, 2016 2:51 PM
I Co 517 Para
I see you are interested to know more about your uncles unit. Do you have the book "Operation Dragoon - Autopsy of a Battle" by Jean-Loup Gassend ISBN 979-7643-580-7 It provides a wealth of good information you will find on them. Best regards Andy
Added by Andy on Oct 02, 2016 12:47 AM
Edna Erickson photos
Someone in Norway asked me tonight to look for an Edna Erickson/Minneapolis address in 1966.

This man's mother received Edna's letter stating "A nephew would be taking her to her brother's farm for Christmas".

Man in Norway doesn't see Edna in his family tree and hopes to learn if/how she may have been related to him? Did your Edna have a daughter or ever live on Bryant Ave. in North Minneapolis? I haven't a lot to go on here...

Kind regards, DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Jun 16, 2016 12:36 AM
RE: Herbert Philip Starken # 161994516
Were the couple you sent possibly an aunt and uncle?

There was very little to go on for his parents.

Added by KDQ on May 17, 2016 5:26 PM
RE: DeeEtta Wakeman
Thank you for this information!
Added by Sherbie58 on May 16, 2016 2:44 PM
Herbert Philip Starken # 161994516

You left edits for Herbert Philip Starken advising his parents were Philip Herbert Starken and Emma Thomas Starken.

The Minnesota birth index indicates his parents were George Starken and Kathrine Thomas Starken.

Were the names George and Kate nicknames?

The 1920 Census for George gives his birth state as Wisconsin while Kate was born in Minnesota.

I also didn't find a sister for the Herbert Starken buried in Omaha.

I am missing the 1910 Census for Herbert as well.

When I tried to back track on George and Kathrine I did not find any Census data further back than 1920.

Thanks so much for your help.


Added by KDQ on May 03, 2016 2:57 PM
DeeEtta Wakeman
As I go through the cemetery I add everyone as I go so that they are linked to their family members...either through marriage or parental. I do this because some people won't have surviving family members to make them a Find A Grave page. As I've done my own ancestry I find these links very helpful. I realize she is still alive but Find A Grave fills in unknown if I don't put in a date.

If you are a family member and would still like me to remove DeeEtta please let me know and I will do so immediately.


Added by Sherbie58 on Apr 13, 2016 4:23 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Hobert and Artie Mae Costello Dodd
You're welcome!

Added by cynthia mullens on Dec 08, 2015 6:20 PM
RE: Sylfest Saby Garthune
My brother-in-law is great-grandson of Endre Herried's brother Amund Herreid (they spelled their last names differently. Saebbe and Saby are the same name. Anna Thormodsdtr Saby was Endre's second wife.
Added by ddjohnsonri on Oct 26, 2015 2:57 PM
Yeller Bumble Bee
RE: Charles Wiltscheck
You're welcome! Please feel free to use the photos in your family tree, etc. Kind regards, YBB
Added by Yeller Bumble Bee on Aug 01, 2015 10:57 AM
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