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Beth Sparrow (#46549069)
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Bio Photo Beth (Jorgensen) Sparrow living in Polk County, Nebraska. Have photos and information on the following surnames: My father's line: Hanks, Fields, Jorgensen, Foster, Lindsay in Nebraska, Illinois, Germany and Denmark.
My mother's line: Seggerman, Regnier, Junker, Michels, Barber, Sickmon in Nebraska and Illinois, Germany, France, and back to England thru Mayflower passengers.

Have photos and some information on my husband's family: His father's line: Sparrow, Foresman, Richart, Hubbard from Illinois and back east. Currently trying to gather records for my husband's Richart line back to the Mayflower.
His mother's line: Patterson, Thompson, Waterman, Smith and Krieg from Illinois and eastern states.
I also have researched my step-mother-in-law's family: Smith, Steward, Flick, Hill, Hughes, Whitacre, Cross and Glass from mainly Illinois, Indiana and east.

Please see my virtual cemeteries for specific relatives in these lines, and please contact me if you are related to any of these families. I like getting in touch with distant cousins.
Let me know if you want me to transfer someone so you can add more info to a relative. If someone is not my relative, I will usually transfer. Please state your relation in your requests for transfer.
Polk county cemetery info came from the cemetery or from the city/cemetery records. Polk county marriage info comes from the clerk's office at the county courthouse.
I am an avid cemetery photographer fulfilling requests in Polk county and trying to photograph all cemeteries in Polk county (where I live). I will add partial obituaries; I will not add living (surviving) relatives of recent deaths.
IF you use my photos in an online tree, PLEASE give credit by saying "courtesy of Beth Sparrow". It's very annoying to see your own photo in an Ancestry tree with no credit given. And you KNOW it's your photo because the bird poop is in the same place.
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cjs
RE: Infant in Swede Plain Cemetery
Great! Thanks for the update. Hopefully we'll get some answers soon.
Added by cjs on May 11, 2017 4:14 PM
Colleen German
Joseph A & Joseph J Konwinski
Thank you for the photos!
Added by Colleen German on May 09, 2017 2:36 PM
LaVonne Eckstrom
RE: Evelyn Gissler
Hi Beth,
That's great news. If you think I'd be able to read the obit from a scanned image, go ahead with that.
But if it's difficult to read then perhaps you would just type it out for me?
Would like the paper's name and date of publication also.
Thanks so much.
I'll watch for your e-mail---
lavonne.eckstrom@att.net
LaVonne Eckstrom
Added by LaVonne Eckstrom on May 08, 2017 8:43 PM
cjs
Infant in Swede Plain Cemetery
Hi Beth
Any update regarding the Infant in Swede Plain Cemetery near the Nyberg graves? Cathy
Added by cjs on Apr 27, 2017 3:54 PM
CMR
RE: Ruth Ford
Glad to do it.
C
Added by CMR on Apr 24, 2017 5:05 PM
Katherine Merritt Herrington
RE: Clements
You are welcome.
Added by Katherine Merritt Herring... on Apr 23, 2017 10:28 PM
Charlie Powers
RE: Goodson
You are very welcome. Glad to help.
Added by Charlie Powers on Apr 23, 2017 5:02 AM
M. Jensen Seggerman
Delia Fisher
Hi Beth,

I have added the information you sent me, and you are very welcome to use the picture!!!

Aunt Mary
Added by M. Jensen Seggerman on Apr 20, 2017 1:37 PM
LaVonne Eckstrom
RE: Evelyn Gissler
Hello Beth,
Appreciate so much your willingness to look for Bernie's (Bernard Gissler) obituary.
He died February 3, 1992 in Stromsburg, NE.
Probably published in the Lincoln Journal Star.

I realize that I am asking way more of you than I should, when I say that I am also looking for obituaries of his brother and parents.
They all died in Osceola.

If you are so inclined to look for them while in the library, I would be delighted. But if time and interest do not permit, I fully understand.

I will include their names and dates of death.
Brother: Rolland Alvar Gissler.
Died: October 12, 1998 in Osceola.

Mother: Hanna Carlson Gissler
Died: August 15, 1990 in Osceola.

Father: Rudolf Gissler
Died: August 23, 1973, Osceola.

Thank you.
LaVonne Eckstrom
lavonne.eckstrom@att.net



Added by LaVonne Eckstrom on Apr 10, 2017 1:00 PM
LaVonne Eckstrom
Evelyn Gissler
Hello Beth,
Just back from vacation and happy to see your nice photo of the Gissler tombstone.
Thank you.
Do you live in or near Osceola?
If so, would you be willing to seek out Bernie's (Bernard, her husband) obituary for me?
He is my relative and the library there requires a fee.
If you are not interested, I fully understand and thank you for the time and effort you have already given.
LaVonne Eckstrom
lavonne.eckstrom@att.net
Added by LaVonne Eckstrom on Apr 09, 2017 6:08 PM
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