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Beth Sparrow (#46549069)
 member for 14 years, 6 months, 6 days
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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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Messages left for Beth Sparrow (656)[Leave Message]
Janet Reasoner
Marion Smith
Thank you very much for pointing out that I had requested a photo for a duplicate memorial. I have notified the person to delete it and your input is greatly appreciated.
Jan Reasoner
Added by Janet Reasoner on Feb 19, 2017 8:11 AM
Our Family Genealogy
Jacob Powell 101615494
Hello Beth
Thank you for the thoughtful transfer of Jacob Powell to our care. We appreciate the time you spent making his memorial and photographing his cemetery stone.
Thank you.
Dori 47796684
Added by Our Family Genealogy on Feb 15, 2017 10:32 AM
Bryan Vanshur
Legband (Delbert, Leota, and Gail)
I submitted updates for the Legbands. I got the information from a book published when Snyder Nebraska celebrated their centennial in the late 1980s. The book is called "Life and Times In Snyder, Nebraska." Thank you for adding their info. :)
Added by Bryan Vanshur on Feb 11, 2017 10:47 AM
Joe Skorupa
RE: Dorothy Washburn
You're welcome, I'm glad I could help!
Added by Joe Skorupa on Feb 08, 2017 10:13 PM
Carol Sherbeck Espiritu
Hohndorf photographs
Thank you for the photograph of this memorial stone. It is much appreciated.
Added by Carol Sherbeck Espiritu on Jan 28, 2017 5:58 PM
Judy Ferrari
Heaton, Harriet and Henry headstone
Hello, Beth. Thank you so much for posting a picture of the Heaton (Harriet and Henry) headstone. I believe this to be my great-great grandfather, Richard Henry HEATON, and my great-great grandmother, Harriet CHURCH. Would it be possible for you to transfer this gravesite to me, Judy L. Ferrari? I appreciate all your wonderful work in taking pictures of the headstones in cemeteries. It feels to me like a very sacred work.
Added by Judy Ferrari on Jan 28, 2017 1:02 PM
Our Family Genealogy
Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebraska
Hello Beth
Wyuka Cemetery got back to me about Josephine Klaurence. Her name is on her daughters cemetery stone but the cemetery has no record of her being buried there.
Thank you.
Added by Our Family Genealogy on Jan 27, 2017 9:36 AM
Melody White
RE: Sarah Mills Garbart # 81529140
Thank you, Beth! Keep up the good work . . . :-)
Added by Melody White on Jan 24, 2017 5:45 AM
Melody White
Sarah Mills Garbart # 81529140
Hi Beth,
I tried to copy Sarah's headstone to my tree, but it came in sideways, even though the photo was totally upright. Any ideas for help? Sorry, I'm technologically impaired.
Added by Melody White on Jan 22, 2017 7:13 AM
Our Family Genealogy
Abram 101614739 Anne 101614800 Powell
Hello Beth
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
For the wonderful transfer of my 3rd great grandparents to our care.
I appreciate you taking the time to make their memorials and photograph their families cemetery stones.
If I can ever do a payback please let me know. If there are any of my memorials you would like please let me know be happy to share.

I see you are looking for the location of Henry Klaurence burial.

The Wyuka Cemetery index site is

The index does not even have Josephine Klaurence listed. Even though she is on the cemetery stone with her daughter Elizabeth Young. Elizabeth is on the index. I will call on Tuesday to see if they can look into it.

Thank you for all you have done.
Dori 47796684

Added by Our Family Genealogy on Jan 16, 2017 12:14 PM
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