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Bob Ottinger (#47263661)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 26 days
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Recently I have started tracing my family tree, and in searching for the burial locations for my ancestors my family and I have found a fun and enjoyable hobby. My nine year old daughter views it as a treasure hunt. She even wants her own camera so she can take pictures by herself instead of using/sharing mine. Now as we go through towns she asks if there are any cemeteries that we need to stop at.

My favorite "treasure" that we have found was by accident. While searching through a rather large cemetery for a distant relative we found my grandfather. He had been killed in a car accident two weeks before my mother was born. I never knew when, how or where he died until I started tracing my family, and no-one was left who could remember where he was buried. At first when I saw the headstone I thought it was my uncle, as he was a junior, but I just kept looking at the date and knew that it wasn't right. Finally it dawned on me who he was.

I hope everyone out there is having just as much fun as we are. Good luck in your treasure hunting.
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Thanks Bob!
Hey, just to say thanks and have sent you an email through the site to request the transfer of a few memorials you manage. It can't be easy managing nearly 50000. They are my grands and great grands.....
Thanks for creating these. I'm still at a road block searching for a few. Noticing all the Schroeder's in WI, I know there has to be a link to mine, but not sure how yet.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Added by Stephanie on Sep 21, 2017 1:36 PM
Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Arthur D Schroeder
Thanks Bob for fixing the links. I really appreciate it!

Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Sep 11, 2017 1:01 PM
Gina Peterson
Jozef and Aniela Poremba
Hi Bob,

Would you please transfer my great-grandparents to me? 120680669 and 120680623.

Thank you,

Added by Gina Peterson on Sep 07, 2017 10:14 AM
Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson
Arthur D Schroeder
Hi Bob,

Thanks for making the changes. I am re-sending the links that I have verified to be accurate.

So many thanks,
Krista Finstad Hanson
Added by Paul E. and Krista L. Han... on Aug 20, 2017 6:51 PM
Kim Wendt
Thanks for your help
Thanks Bob for helping to update the Swetts in Mount Hope Cemetery. Appreciate it greatly.
Added by Kim Wendt on Aug 10, 2017 8:22 PM
Tim Koenig
Audrey F Edstrom Olson
Hi Bob: I appreciate your help in linking Audrey with her husband and parents. Thanks for helping me out once more. - Tim
Added by Tim Koenig on Jul 12, 2017 10:49 AM
Sam Page
Other DAughter

Glad to see you enjoy Genealogy as much as I do!

I added a nice Photo of Herbert Augustus Fogg my G-Grandfather. Also wanted to let you know of an addition to his family, another Daughter. Eleanor White Fogg my Grandmother 1902-1962. She married Osgood Alden Nickerson 1900-1972, who's son Alden Fogg Nickerson was my Biological Father. IF you are related to Herbert, then we are Cousins I would suspect! If your interested in this side of the family feel free to contact me.


Samuel(Skip) Page Jr
Added by Sam Page on Jun 16, 2017 6:49 AM
Tim Koenig
Theodore Ray Metcalfe
Hi Bob: I appreciate your help in linking Ted Metcalfe to his parents. Thanks! - Tim
Added by Tim Koenig on Jun 15, 2017 8:37 PM
RE: Rosemary Murphy
Thanks for letting me know this Rosemary (memorial # 133706138) was married to Peter Murphy. According to her obituary she was buried in the Catholic Cemetery (I assume St. Mary's) . Can you correct the cemetery and remove the X-53 location please. Also, based on this new information, can you contact Jim Pool to remove the Neillsville City Cemetery picture?

Thanks a lot.

Rich Murphy
Grinnell, IA
Added by Murph on Jun 15, 2017 11:25 AM
Rosemary Murphy
Bob, memorial 133706138 for Rosemary Murphy with a death date of 21 Jan 1895 doesn't make sense to me. I have an aunt Rosemary, who is still living and was married to Bernard Murphy memorial 69527620 buried in X-62 which is where the above Rosemary shows buried. My aunt and uncle were married in 1959 so I don't see a relationship to this Rosemary who died in 1895. I would have thought the above Rosemary would have been in a much older section of the Cemetery, not X-62. Is there some confusion here, do you have a picture or can you get a picture of the headstone?

Thanks, Richard Murphy, IA
Added by Murph on Jun 13, 2017 6:38 AM
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