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Jim Childers (#47455615)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.

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I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.

Jim C.
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Becky Monson Ohnstad
Betty Ann Dahl

Please make any corrections to this person through Find A Grave, or send to me and I will make the corrections/additions as this is a relative and I prefer not to transfer at this time.

It is great that you knew the family. Please do add what you can.

Thank you for your work with Find A Grave and genealogy!

Added by Becky Monson Ohnstad on Mar 26, 2017 1:40 PM
Becky Monson Ohnstad
Vicki Lynn Dahl

Please make any corrections to this person through Find A Grave, or send to me and I will make the corrections/additions as this is a relative and I prefer not to transfer at this time.

Thank you for your work with Find A Grave and genealogy!

Added by Becky Monson Ohnstad on Mar 26, 2017 1:37 PM
Sue HW
Uncle Wardell
Is a mythological person. He never existed. This story was published in a local paper in the late 19-teens, early 20s but it isn't true. The first burial was a baby named Carlton Keith Cressey in September 1853. There was a Joan Wardwell who died in 1858 but no
Uncle Wardell.
Added by Sue HW on Mar 15, 2017 7:36 PM
C Melton
Lacey J Kuschel
Thanks Jim for the email on Lacey. I was notified of her death by a cousin of mine. Lacey and I are third cousins. My GGrandfather is her 2nd GGrand uncle.

Would you be so kind as to transfer her to me. #47057822. I am deleting my entry right now. BTW, the pic of her and Aspen is beautiful.

Thanks again.
Added by C Melton on Mar 04, 2017 6:42 AM
John Stigman
Hello I think this guy might be a family member of mine I am not sure yet
Added by Faithmarie on Mar 01, 2017 9:58 AM
Deborah Baker
Corrections for Edith Ada Buchholz (Pickar)
Edith Ada Buchholz was not born in 1882. Her parents Friedrich Johann Ferdinand Buchholz & Ottilie Auguste Dorothee Lerm, my Great grandparents hadn't even Immigrated to the US from Germany until 1883 & she was born in Nebraska in 1884 according to Census records, Marriage records, Social Security Death Index & Minnesota Death Index records. She was the Older Sister of Emma Buchholz, also born in Nebraska in 1887, my Grandfather Fredrick John Buchholz, born in Minnesota (& Married my Grandmother Florence Susan Alcott) & Minnie Buchholz, also was born in Minnesota & married George Bagley. It also seems Edith Ada Buchholz my Great Aunt, used the Name Magie/Maggie on occation. Maggie is usually a short form of Margaret, & there's also variation spellings of Ada in Censuses as Eda. What her complete full Given name is I'm not sure as I've not found any Nebraska birth records for her showing what her Full Given name was. It very likely could have been Margaret Edith Ada, or another combination. It was not uncommon back then for a person to have a 3rd Name besides the Family Surname, especially in cases where the parents were direct immigrants from other countries.

Also the Family Surname was Correctly Spelled Buchholz, Not Buckholz. If it ever was Spelled with a "k" it possibly would have been spelled that way on German records. However, even the German birth records for her older brothers Hermann Friedrich August Buchholz (died in infancy in Germany in 1879), Emil Carl Friedrich Buchholz, & Otto Buchholz all the Surnames are Spelled Buchholz, with a double "H" not a "kh".

If you could please make this Corrections it would be greatly appreciated.


According to my Aunt Nellie Reynolds Daughter of Florence Alcott, (my Father's Half Sister, they had different father's), my Anthony Pickar, Never had a son Named Bernard August Pickar. It seems from the Census, & Birth records I've found on Ancestry that this Record belongs to a Different Anthony Pickar, who was an Anton (Anthony) W Pickar & was the son of a Nicholas Pickar & was born in 1870, not 1876. My Great Aunt's husband Anthony Pickar Jr was born in 1876 in Wisconsin. The other Anthony was born in 1870 in Wisconsin, & he had a son named Bernard August Pickar & a Daughter named Rosa Pickar. Neither of which belong to my Great Aunt's husband as His father's name was Anthony Not Nicholas. The Anthony W Pickar who's Son was Bernard August Pickar, is Not related to us in anyway unless his father Nicholas Bernard Pickar was a relative of Anthony Pickar Senior's or a brother of Anthony Pickar Junior's. I did notice in the 1880 census for my Anthony it listed a Nick Pickar as an older brother. This is all the information I've found so far, but it appears from everything I've found so far that you've gotten another Anthony Pickar's records mixed up with our Anthony Pickar. Who as I said may be a relative due to the difference in the father's names, but I've not yet determined how or where the other Anthony & his son Bernard fit (if at all) into our family tree.

Again Thanks for making these corrections.
Added by Deborah Baker on Feb 27, 2017 1:39 AM
Charles Dally
I have edited the date of death to match the headstone marker. I don't know how I came up with the 1918 date! Thanks for alerting me to this error.

Larry :-)
Added by Larry on Feb 23, 2017 12:38 PM
Footprints in the Sand ~ (Linda)
info on PC Adams mother
Hi Jim,
I noticed that you had listed the following in P C ADAMS Find A Grave site and was wondering where you obtained the information?
Andrew Jackson Adams & Melissa (Curry) Adams

Andrew Jackson ADAMS was my Grandfather and I had heard that Elizabeth 'Eliza' Jane Pickens was PC Adams mother. There is a possibility that AJ ADAMS was married to Melissa and that would account where Phillip Curry ADAMS aka PC ADAMS got his middle name as was the custom back then to give the child the mother's maiden name somewhere in their own.
Would love to hear from you regarding this.
Added by Footprints in the Sand ~ ... on Jan 30, 2017 12:51 PM
Footprints in the Sand ~ (Linda)
RE: Buckley Ray Adams
Hi Jim,
Funny where some of these questions of Find A Grave show up, I by chance stopped by this site and here is a list of people asking questions.
If you remember, you put Buckey ADAMS on Phil ADAMS Find A Grave site along with other information that you had found. It is the family story that the boy was born with half his head eatten away from the disease and did not live. I doubt there will be any mention of it in any papers, I think it was a matter of mother has child that was not husband's and on and on.
Added by Footprints in the Sand ~ ... on Jan 29, 2017 7:48 PM
Hiram Campbell 77872599
Dear Jim,

Would you transfer Hiram Campbell to me. F.A.G 77872599

My grandfather is Joseph Campbell
My Great-grandfather is A.W. Campbell
My Great-Great-grandfather is Hiram Campbell
My Great-Great-Great grandfather is William Campbell.

I have contacted the F.A.G. Creators for the other children of William Campbell and Betsey Mudge.

Thank you for the long hours and work you did to take such marvelous photos. Kind Regards. Barbara
Added by bfjkprairiesd on Jan 20, 2017 6:45 PM
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