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|Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne (#46924896)|
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I live in Sheridan County North Dakota.|
I am a retired farmer.
I was in the Army 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg,North Carolina 1964-1967.
I am into genealogy for a few yrs.
My family lines are the Reiswig's, Triebwasser's, Henne's & Schaefer's.
A new hobbie is taking photo's of grave markers.
And I will do transferes on request. Anyone can use any photo or info I have posted..
"We are all volunteers on this great site. We do not own the memorials. We are merely caretakers." (-Dr. Andree)
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny;
When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
"Man is not free unless government is limited." Ronald Reagan.
Words are things; and a small drop of ink
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Lord Byron, (1788-1824)
Happiness keeps you Sweet...Trials keep you Strong...Sorrows keep you Human...Failures keep you Humble...Success keeps you Glowing...But Only Friends and Faith keep you Going.
"Words of Wisdom" sent to me by a Friend.
"Those who take no interest in the deeds of their ancestors are not likely to do anything worthy to be remembered by their descendants."
"The German is like a willow.
No matter which way you bend him,
he will always take root again."
~ Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of God stands forever." ~~Isaiah 40:8
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For loved ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
WILL AND TESTAMENT
WHEN I DIE I WILL NOT END
THO MY BODY TURNS TO DUST.
I'LL TRAVEL WIDELY THROUGH THE STARS
WITH FEWER CARES, I TRUST.
SO FIND A PLACE TO LAY MY BONES
MY MUSCLE, HAIR, AND SKIN.
THEN PLANT A TREE ATOP MY CHEST
FOR LIFE TO START AGAIN.
LET HER ROOTS ENTWINE MY RIBS
AND TEAR APART MY COFFIN.
IT MATTERS NOT THE LEAST TO ME,
I'LL BE IN HER BRANCHES, LAUGHIN'.
WHEN I'VE PUNCHED MY TIME ON EARTH,
WITH NO MORE NEED OF CLOCKS,
I'LL GO TO FIND THE NEXT NEW ME.
PLANT THIS LAST ME IN A BOX.
By: DIENNA GENTHER - 2005
-Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
We (Never) Don't Forget, Germans from Russia.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I'd exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you.
-written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932).
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|High Plains||Frederick Shepard|
You sent an edit for place of birth and death. The information you sent is not correct according to ND PDI. It shows county of death as Grand Forks not Logan as you said. So is the place of birth for him and Leah Shepard correct or is it just an assumption on your part?
|Melody OC||Leah Schimke|
b. 1911, d. 1988
Hi Jerry - Per the cemetery office, they have no record of Leah Schimke being buried at Cherokee.
Can you (or, someone) try to locate where she may be buried?
|debbs1223||RE: Laurel Land Memorial Park|
You're welcome Jerry, I'm happy to have found him for you. In the event he is a family member of yours, I wanted to let you know he was buried next to brothers, Bobby Dean and Orval Edward Gwathney. I created FindaGrave memorials for them and posted their headstone photos, Mem# 182075215 and 182074756.
Have a wonderful day,
|Melody OC||RE: Cherokee Memorial Park|
You are very welcome!
Did you get my email???
I can't get everyone on your request list just yet ... it will take a couple of weeks, but I will get the photos for you.
|Penny Wood Spaziani||RE: Mountain View Cemetery|
You are most welcome 😀.
|Vern B||RE: Central Swede Grove Lutheran Cemetery|
Jerry, thanks for your input, and the new photo request I have posted the picture to her page. All is well In the "Johnson" Cemetery. Out of curiosity how are you connected to the Johnson's in question? Regards, Vern B
Added by Vern B on Aug 12, 2017 12:08 PM
|Allen Pasch||Red Rose Cemetery|
You're welcome. The cemetery is well maintained and a pleasure to visit.
|Vern B||Added note to last message|
By the way in reference to the last message: the marker I am questioning for Alice Johnson shows the word MOTHER across the top similar to Arthur's that shows FATHER. This also would indicate to me they were husband and wife. Regards, Vern B
Added by Vern B on Aug 12, 2017 7:14 AM
|Vern B||RE: Central Swede Grove Lutheran Cemetery|
Morning Jerry, You are most welcome for the photo of Arthur E Johnson #37648791. I have a question for you if you might be related or actually knew him. Next to him is a marker showing as Alice R Johnson born 1896 died 1976. I would assume because of the proximity to him and the dates this was a wife. However in the Find A Grave listings of other Johnson's buried in this cemetery the closest I found is a Alice Kristina Johnson born Jan 19, 1896 and died Mar 18 1976. Based on these dates I would assume it is the same person even though the middle initial is different. Until I confirm it I don't want to post the wrong picture or link them together. Can you shed any light on this question? By the way this cemetery should be named Johnson Cemetery because of the over 700 burials here 132 of them are Johnson's. I almost gave up finding Arthur as he was in the area I searched last, it always seems to work that way for sure. Regards, Vern B
Added by Vern B on Aug 12, 2017 7:08 AM
|Member #47700116||re: Betty Johnston in Sunset Memorial Cem|
Thank you for the help.
Not sure how that happened. I usually catch that when I am the one making the links.
Sometimes I get "Corrections" from other people that are well intended and update memorials and I miss the real circumstances.
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