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Dean Milton PETTIS (#47395746)
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I have been researching family history and genealogy for nearly 40 years. In that time I have acquired a great deal of material on all branches of my paternal and maternal lines. I enjoy the search for new details on relatives both living and deceased.
Find A Grave is a great way to "visit" the final resting place for many of the people I have researched.
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I have updated the memorials for Henry, Mathea, and another wife Nettie, submitted info for Nettie and found her detailed obit. Have not yet found the death info for Mathea.
Added by mjshistory on Jul 25, 2017 7:52 AM
Marlene Vernon
Find A Grave Memorial# 65292939
Both birth and death years are entered incorrectly in the text as per tombstone photos. He was born 12 November 1926 and died 10 July 1993
Added by Marlene Vernon on Mar 21, 2017 6:44 PM
Marlene Vernon
Find A Grave Memorial# 65292939
Tombstone for Jerry Clinton Eppmeyer clearly has birth year of 1926 not the 1923 record in body of entry
Added by Marlene Vernon on Mar 21, 2017 6:34 PM
Sidney McOuat/McQuat
Thank you for your kind words. I will make a note in his memorial, but I cannot except the surname spelling change. I did a quick search on FamilySearch for Sidney McOuat in California. The California Death Index (extracted from death certificates), World War II draft registration (his own handwriting on the original image), and 1940 Census all clearly show the surname spelled as McOuat. Likewise the marker shows McOuat -- and Find A Grave rules state that the surname on the marker is to be used. It appears Sidney may have changed his surname spelling.
Added by Clay on Feb 24, 2017 11:49 AM
sue walkemeyer
Walter Davis Hill
I am happy to transfer Walter Davis Hill and Rosalia Flowers Hill to you. They are in my Hill family tree. But would love for you to manage them. Knowing that they will be with close family makes my heart smile.
Added by sue walkemeyer on Nov 24, 2016 2:02 PM
R Timm
George Pettis Bio
Retired Free Press employee George Pettis, 84, of North Mankato died Friday, Nov. 14, 1997, at St. Maryís Hospital, Rochester.
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Belgrade United Methodist Church, North Mankato, the Rev. Daniel Wetterstrom officiating. Burial is in Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery, Mankato.
Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mankato Mortuary and one hour before services Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to donorís choice.
Mr. Pettis was born June 15, 1913, to Earl and Hazel (Davis) Pettis at St. Peter. He married Dolores Schlossin Jan. 26, 1935, at Mankato. He had been employed by Ziesmer Motors, at Bleick Motor Sales before he was director of maintenance for The Free Press. He retired in 1977. He enjoyed horseback riding, cards, hunting, fishing and camping. He had lived in Texas during eight winters.
Mr. Pettis is survived by his wife; two sons and their wives, Warren and Maggie of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lynn and Linda of Owatonna; five grandchildren; one brother and his wife, Earl and Ruby of Buffalo; stepsister, Jayne Fretham and her husband, Ellsworth, of Tennessee; stepbrother, Frances Beach of Clear Lake, Iowa; and nieces and nephews.
From Mankato Free Press
Added by R Timm on Sep 08, 2016 6:19 PM
Linda Simler
George Anderson Jury
The birth and death dates for George Anderson Jury who died in Ohio are reversed, /The photo of the stone shows the correct dates. The person in charge of this post has deceased. I do not know how to change the info. Thanks. Linda Simler
Added by Linda Simler on Aug 27, 2016 9:57 AM
Scott R
Caroline (Flowers) Wendelschafer - Beer
Dean, I submitted an edit to remove the "Beer" from Carolines last name. As I understand Find A Grave rules, the only last name to be included is the one he/she used when buried. The extension throws off searches for other family members.
Also, as you know, she and her husband George have duplicate memorials in Cleveland Lutheran. I will be submitting edits for family relationships to the Savidge Lake memorials before asking the other member to remove the duplicates from Cleveland Lutheran. Just wanted to put the edits into context.

Scott R
Added by Scott R on Jul 31, 2016 7:56 AM
Cecelia and Wilbur Pettis
I saw the photo request you have for Cecelia and Wilbur. The lot location says it is in Block 33 and another photo volunteer went out there to photograph them. The photographer said they could not find it. I did some looking and found this, which says Block 1 (not 33). The next time I am out that way I will stop into the historical useum and see what I can find out from their cemetery files and also go out there and check block 1 for you.
Added by Find-a-GraveTRP on Jul 16, 2016 3:05 AM
julrene thornberg
RE: Peddlers Grove Cemetery (Dean Milton Pettis)
I sent you all of the people in the cemetery I had my name on.
Thank you for the story on the town's and about the Indians!
I love to hear old story's of how the lived and survived so long ago.
It is so sad that no family's came to the rescue of the cemetery until 1970's when it was to late.
I see that also everyone buried there is in the 1880's and around then.
Did the family's just move on and no one used the cemetery after 1900?
Do you know if any of these people were killed by the Indians in the uprising?
I have read about the fighting and how they hung so many Indians after it was all over.
It is hard to say what brought on the fighting to begin with??
I have read some of the information that is posted on the people. You have done a wonderful job on finding their information. I know that they are looking down from Heaven saying THANK YOU!!
Have a great day,

Added by julrene thornberg on Apr 17, 2016 7:15 PM
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