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Namida (#46788771)
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Bio Photo I'm a recent master's graduate who calls Michigan home. I've long enjoyed visiting cemeteries for the historical aspect, so this website is the perfect place for me to spend time. In fact, there's a chance that I was once the youngest member of Find a Grave, since I joined when I was about twelve years old.

I am also an avid genealogist and have been since 2006. Please visit my website if you'd like to explore my family tree and perhaps contribute. You may use the visitor password "suomi" to explore it.

I am especially interested in those with the surnames Gasperich, Stanfel, Alamaa, Hoikka, Rowe, Moyle, Broad, Evonen, Lamberg, Lofback, Hermanson, Salonen, and Riippa.

Thank you for stopping by my page! Please don't hesitate to let me know if there's something I can do for you.

Note: In the summers, I'm generally available to take grave photos in the West Michigan and Copper Country areas (though the latter will be somewhat delayed). During the academic year, I can help out with a few cemeteries in the Ann Arbor area.
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Kurt Koskela
Paulus Kratt
He is listed as being buried at Forest Hill in Houghton MI, Do you have information as to where at Forest Hill? He is my great grandfather. I assume there was no headstone.
Added by Kurt Koskela on Feb 27, 2017 7:02 PM
RE: Carl A. Silfven
Anna Lydia Filpus Silfven was my great-grandfather's sister. Uno Konstant Filpus had six siters who immigrated to Michigan. I now have one left whose burial site is unknown. By the way, do you know that one of Carl Silfven's sisters perished in the sinking of the Titanic?
Added by dfilpus on Sep 16, 2016 7:37 AM
Edit for Theresa Arnsman
The edits you requested will be done.
I just visited your website and noticed your interest in the ROWE surname. I don't know if you are aware of the Rowe Cemetery, Allegan County, Michigan. The name Rowe and Roe are used in the same family. Hopefully you can use some of the information. Thank you for your work on Find A Grave.
Added by P.Brewer on Jul 20, 2016 8:57 AM
John Kelly
Transfer of Management of Sulo Wicklund Memorial
Hi, my name is John Kelly & Sulo Wicklund, Find A Grave Memorial# 74921977, is my wife's uncle. I would appreciate it if you would transfer the management of this memorial to me. My member # is #47090830.

Thanks for your help!
Added by John Kelly on Sep 18, 2015 10:19 AM
Dan Castle
John E. Lofback
Hi, Could you change the burial location of John E. Lofback Mem #85963821 from the Riverside Cemetery in Ontonagon, MI to the Maple Grove Cemetery in Greenland, MI. This info is found on his death record. Thank you. Dan Castle VP Riverside Cemetery Association
Added by Dan Castle on Mar 11, 2015 9:22 AM
Sarah Pullen
RE: Bliss family photos
Hi there. No I am not working on the Bliss family genealogy. I found the photo in a box of old photos that belonged to a distant cousin who passed away. Fortunately the photo was clearly labeled with names. It's the only photo I have of them. Sorry. I do, however, work on other some other families from Allegan County, MI.
Added by Sarah Pullen on Oct 23, 2014 3:45 PM
Sarah Pullen
RE: Bliss family photos
Nice to hear from you Emily. I have only the one photo from the Bliss family. I don't believe they are related to my PULLENS in Allegan County, but the photo was found among possessions of a cousin who passed away. So I can only assume that the Bliss family must have been neighbors or friends of the Pullens.

So in answer to your question I do not have any family info to offer for your research. Sorry. If you give me your email through I will send you a full size scan of the photo.

Sarah Pullen Gura
Atlanta, GA
Added by Sarah Pullen on Oct 20, 2014 1:20 PM
Wanda Goode
Kurt O Krekel
My husband was a close friend of Kurt and Ortha Krekel. We stopped at the cemetery to visit their graves yesterday. Today when I checked to see if there were on Find A Grave, we found their listings. Kurt actually died in Elm River Twp., Houghton, Michigan at his home. For some unknown reason a lot of the folks who die in the western UP of Michigan have Wisconsin listed as their last state of residence.

Also, he is the only son of Otto and Charlotte Krekel who are buried in Flint, MI
Added by Wanda Goode on Sep 30, 2014 5:45 PM
Jeff G.
RE: Wilbert and William Williams
Thank you so much for the transfers, and I look forward to seeing the photos, at some point.

Jeff G :)
Added by Jeff G. on Oct 11, 2013 8:33 PM
Thank you
Thank you so much for once again fulfilling my photo requests! The photos are beautiful, I hope the weather is nice!
Are you staying in Houghton for the summer?
Added by Gennaphyr on Jun 11, 2013 12:41 AM
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