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Becky Crout (#47502956)
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I was born and raised in Iowa, but have called CA home for over 25 years.
I am new to family history research, but I am hooked!
I recently made some connections on Find A Grave and am quickly learning what a great tool it is in searching through family history.
I also discovered I have a passion for indexing (and photographing) local cemeteries. If we all do our part, the information each of us needs will be right at our fingertips.
Thank you to those responsible for this fabulous website. What an incredible tool and service you provide!

Dear Ancestor

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.
-Author Unknown
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PMS Sillix
Lela Ruth Eaton Henn
You sent me an email stating: Oops! You made a duplicate memorial of Find A Grave Memorial# 178078987.
Perhaps the memorial manager will enter your info in the bio if you ask.
Just trying to help!
I thank you for your diligence, however, I haven't yet decided what I will do. A memorial with that name did not exisst when I created mine. Perhaps they used the last name Pauline and changed it to Henn after receiving the information from you.

I am very careful not to create duplicates, checking both before and after making a new memorial. I don't say that it never happens but...

Regards, Patricia
Added by PMS Sillix on Apr 26, 2017 12:40 AM
Ingrid Petersen
Jorgen Jepsen Grau and Kar(e)n Johansen Hellesøe Grau
Thank you very much, also for telling me about John Steinbeck and his wifes graves.

A little about Karen: She was married to Johan Johansen Greisberg in Nordborg in 1874. They had a son the same year, Frederik Greisberg. When he was one year old, Karen choked´ her mother, telling her, she would go to Valparaiso in Chile, to look after her husbond, who was a kaptain on board LIZZY. When Karen arrived, the ship had been wrecked. All men drowned.
Karen and her little boy went back to Nordborg. In 1884 she married Jørgen, they had a boy in 1883, Johan Grau. In 1885 Jørgen went to California, and Karen followed the year after in 1886 now with the two boys, Frederik Greisberg and Johan Grau. In 1887 Karen and Jørgen had twins, Jeppe Grau and Christine Anita Grau. The family here in Holm, Nordborg also had a girl in 1887. In many years they wrote a lot of letters. When Karen died in 1946, it has stopped.
There is one more person, named Jeppe Grau. He was a son of Christen and Kirstine. He went together whit Jørgen in 1886. He died in 1891. Jeppe C Grau, grave: 103623514.

I have found a few more informations in Californien, not very much.

Thank you again,
venlig hilsen
Ingrid Petersen
Added by Ingrid Petersen on Apr 25, 2017 8:38 AM
Ingrid Petersen
RE: Jorgen Jepsen Grau and Kar(e)n Johansen Hellesøe Grau

Thank you fore your answer!

My ID simply is:


I would like it very much, to have information of Jørgen and Karen Grau transfer´d

Venlig hilsen
Ingrid Petersen
Added by Ingrid Petersen on Apr 24, 2017 10:22 AM
Ingrid Petersen
Jorgen Jepsen Grau and Kar(e)n Johansen Hellesøe Grau

Hello over there!

It is about 4-5 years since I found Jørgen og Karens graves in Californien.
Grave: 103618557 and grave: 103618432.
Jørgens brother, Christen Jepsen Grau and Karens sister, Kirstine Johansen Hellesøe were my tip-oldeforældre.
There daugther, Kirsten Jepsen Grau, was my grand-grandmother and her child was my grandfather.

I live in Denmark, and I have studied my ancestors several years.
Do you have any relations to Jørgen J Grau and Karen Grau??

Venlig hilsen
Ingrid Petersen,
Added by Ingrid Petersen on Apr 24, 2017 1:28 AM
Michael Cummins
Brady photos
Thank you!!
Interesting to note that Bernard was in the U.S. Coast Guard not the Merchant Marine as in the OBIT. I will need to check to make sure there is a difference!
Michael in Minneapolis (a Senior relative unable to travel to CA)
Added by Michael Cummins on Apr 23, 2017 2:53 PM
Werner Howald
Carr boy
Just read it again, and saw the que as to whom the family's mother would had been, Mary Meyers. Thanks
Added by Werner Howald on Apr 22, 2017 8:02 PM
Werner Howald
Hi Becky
Thanks for Williams Obituary, very sad.
This whole family seen tragic situations. I wonder what ever happened to his mother.
Many thanks.
Added by Werner Howald on Apr 22, 2017 7:54 PM
Thank you for Photo
Hi Becky,

Thank you very much for taking a photo and uploading to Robert Williams (my Great Grandfather's) memorial.

Eve Frazier
Added by EFrazier on Apr 03, 2017 3:18 PM
The Bias Family in Santa Cruz
You've blown my mind with this speedy help. I am so grateful for your help! Thank You.
Added by want2buytheworldacoke on Mar 28, 2017 10:39 PM
Roberta Everett
Many, many thanks. So grateful for your efforts.
Would you mind adding the gravestone for John Akin, too? I will create the memorial very quickly. Roberta
Added by Roberta Everett on Mar 25, 2017 6:04 PM
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