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Karen Brewer (#46823815)
 member for 11 years, 26 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. 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 (14)[Leave Message]
RE: Greetings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! Hope your time with friends and family is blessed.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Dec 23, 2016 5:33 PM
RE: James and Nancy Cuddy edits
Lots of good people from and living in Iowa. Didn't get to the cemetery today, but longingly gazed at it outside the window while I substituted for auto shop class and watched a video.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Oct 20, 2016 6:47 PM
RE: James and Nancy Cuddy edits
Online Grave locator for Sunset Cemetery.
Cuddy name results of Sunset Cemetery. If you go to that page and click on the eyeball to the left of each entry, it gives more information.
I have surname search privileges with the RCGS membership, and can look up local newspapers back to 1855 in our local library microfilm library, also.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Oct 19, 2016 5:58 AM
Joshua Clement Ward
RE: Granville Painter
Thank you! I would gladly take hem.
Added by Joshua Clement Ward on Oct 18, 2016 9:24 PM
Larry McNair
RE: Woodland Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa
Thanks Karen
Added by Larry McNair on Jun 14, 2016 5:37 PM
Larry McNair
Woodland Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa
Karen, Would you by any chance have the phone number to Woodland? Larry
Added by Larry McNair on Jun 14, 2016 4:29 PM
Larry McNair
RE: Mary C. McNair
Peter McNair sounds familiar. Did he marry a lady by the name of Marietta?
Added by Larry McNair on Jun 09, 2016 2:08 PM
Larry McNair
Mary C. McNair
Hi Karen,
My grandfather is buried in Woodland Cemetery, William Marshall McNair. I'm curious, if there's any relation with these two. I've done research on my dad's side of the family, and this name has never surfaced. I wonder if you know anything about her. Thanks, Larry J. McNair
Added by Larry McNair on Jun 09, 2016 12:34 PM
Mark A. Merritt
RE: Mahlon G. Johnston
Karen, you are most welcome. The photo was sent to me by your cousin Nik Johnston. His connection is described in his own hand at the bottom of the photo. I'm connected to Johnston by my grand aunt Beulah Irene Bush, who m. George Dayton Johnston.

All the best!
Added by Mark A. Merritt on Dec 16, 2014 1:16 PM
RE: Mary A. Diehl
I'm soooo glad to hear from you. It was exciting when I got home and reviewed my photos finding that I had a photo of a tombstone that was missing for years. Over time it was being uncovered. This graveyard is getting some care. The elderly couple who own the land were mowing it but a neighbor has taken over the care. There is some overgrowth that could be removed. I commend that neighbor for assisting as much as I believe she is able to do.

Thanks for replying.

Sandra Morris
Added by simor on Aug 24, 2013 5:37 AM
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