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North Dakota Boy (#47553717)
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Bio Photo I was born in Tacoma, Washington, but grew up on the farm my Grandfather built in North Dakota. I am currently retired living in East Central Minnesota. I have been doing family history research for 30+ years.

You are welcome to use any of the pictures I have taken, and I would be happy to transfer any memorial to you as long as it is not my family.
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Tom MN
Clara Gutknecht
Hello North Dakota Boy,

My name is TE Raddatz. I am the great grandson of Richard William Raddatz. Richard married Clara Wilhelmina Gutknecht. You posted pictures of Clara's mother, father, and sister Olga. In one of the pictures you can see there is a fourth person, another girl in a white dress different from Olga's. However the image cuts her off! If you would be able to load the remaining portion of the photo of Clara on the website I would love to see this photo of my father's father's mother! Thank you if this is possible. If not take care and thanks for checking :) -Tom
Added by Tom MN on May 04, 2017 11:24 PM
Little Geno
Find A Grave Memorial# 117538392
I think either this Cora Stickney is attached to incorrect parents or the information on her memorial is incorrect. I am not related to this family but did some research to help another person new to genealogy and I did find that Joseph and Sarah Stickney had a daughter named Cora. She is in the 1880 US Census with the family in Saginaw, Michigan and then there is a marriage record for Cora Stickney, daughter of Joseph, in Saginaw on Nov. 5, 1890 to Lewis J Gibson. Then 1900 US Census for Lewis J and Cora A Gibson has them living in Duluth, Minnesota with her father Joseph and two brothers, William and Tiff. Finally there is a Minnesota Death record for Mrs Cora Alydia Gibson, husband Lewis, father Joseph Stickney, mother Sarah Hoose, died Duluth, Minnesota March 31, 1931. Can't find birth record but 1900 US Census gives Sep. 1863 in Michigan.
I didn't submit edits because there might have been a different Cora Stickney with the dates on your memorial and who was a single school teacher so then Joseph and Susan could just be removed as parents. Not having an actual death certificate, I don't know where Cora Stickney Gibson was buried.
Added by Little Geno on Mar 28, 2017 2:41 PM
Erlene Best (Bremmer)
1930 should read: Elm River Traill, North Dakota...Lydia Phalen 45 (servant) Grace Phalen 18 Richard Phalen 11
Added by Erlene Best (Bremmer) on Nov 18, 2016 3:53 PM
Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Find A Grave Memorial# 53174748
Harry and Lydia Phalen. Have problem with the time line.
1919, Harry and Lydia adopted Richard, by the state of Iowa records "Letter" Social & Medical Background Report on Richard Phalen (Director of Pregnancy Counseling & Adoption) 2016

1920 Pipestem, South Dakota......Harry Phalen 34 Lydia Phalen 34 Jennie Phalen 13 Grace Phalen 7 Richard Phalen 0
1930 Elm River, Traill, North Dakota....Harry Phalen 34 Lydia Phalen 34 Jennie Phalen 13 Grace Phalen 7 Richard Phalen 0

1937 City Director...Name Lydia M Phalen Gender Female Residence Year 1937 Street Address 604 4th av S Residence Place Great Falls, Montana, USA Spouse Harry R Phalen Publication Title Great Falls, Montana, City Directory, 1937

1938 Letter, the Agency writes to Harry & Lyida and makes the request as indicated in Birth mother records. Letter returned with no forwarding address. note: Harry was in in Minneosta State Prison.

1940 Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana, Lydia and Grace

1942 World war II draft card for Julius Heusser states single....

I believe they were married after 1946 death of Harry.

1960 Richard M Phalen writes to Agency for information on his birth (going in the Military)
1960 Richard is in the military.

Unless the state of Iowa was wrong in their letter or we have the wrong Harry & Lydia Phalen.
Richard, is related to my family (birth father is my uncle)
15 Aug 1967, death of Lydia M Heusser, in Alaska.

Added by Erlene Best (Bremmer) on Nov 18, 2016 3:50 PM
Eliza Rose
Thank you!
Thank you so much for maintaining many of the Leininger family memorials! The time you have taken to do all of this has been so appreciated and helpful when working on our family history.
Added by Eliza Rose on May 07, 2016 7:03 PM
Peggy Pickens-Trojan
Your Memorial # 130471848
Chester [Czeslaw} John Stanislawski {changed to Stanley}is a first cousin to Helena Theresa nee Jozwiak my deceased mother-in-law.
Will you please correct at least Chester's death date.
Peggy Pickens-Trojan April 7, 2016

Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960
Name: Stefhanie Nicpon
Marriage Date: 6 Jun 1935
Spouse: Chester J. Stanislawski
Marriage Location: Cook County, IL
Marriage license: {35CCCC83-C3A0-4C8B-9C7A-CE30F61CCC8B}
File Number: 1450978
Archive Collection Name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Marriages)
Archive repository location: Chicago, IL Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk
Source Information: Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Cook County Clerk, comp. Cook County Clerk Genealogy Records. Cook County Clerk’s Office, Chicago, IL: Cook County Clerk, 2008.

Chicago Daily Tribune - July 26, 1958
STANISLAWSKI - Chester J Stanislawski, beloved husband of Stephanie, nee Nicpon; fond father of Richard, John, Wayne, and Edward; son of Joseph and the late Martha; dear brother of Jerome, Theodore, Walter, Richard, Joseph, Sister Aureliana~F.O., Leona Jablonski, and Helen Cook; son- in-law of Louis and Anastasia Nicpon. Funeral Monday, July 28, at 10:15 a m, from funeral home, 4255-57 W Division street to St Helen's church. Interment St Adalbert's cemetery. Member of Lafayette council, No. 361, K o f C: La Fourth's association; La Salle general assembly, K of C, and Holy Name society of St Helen's church. Kindly omit flowers. ALbany 2-3600.
STANLEY - See Stanislawski notice.

Polish Genealogical Society of America
Dziennik Chicagoski Death Notice Index 1930-1971:
Surname, Given name
Stanislawski, Czeslaw J.
Death date: 7/25/1958
Date of Notice: 26 Jul 1958
Chester John Stanislawski
Birth: Jun. 17, 1909
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1958 {death date is 25 July 1958}
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial: Saint Adalbert Catholic Cemetery
Niles, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Created by: North Dakota Boy
Record added: May 27, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial # 130471848
Added by Peggy Pickens-Trojan on Apr 06, 2016 11:49 PM
Philip Henry Leininger
Where did you get that my 2nd great-grandfather was born in Indiana?
Added by Kat on Mar 02, 2016 10:57 AM
Tom MN
Paul Bernard Gutnkecht
Hello North Dakota Boy, I am very new to this website. You uploaded three pictures of Paul, Olga, and Wilhelmina Gutknecht. It appears from analyzing the photos there may be other family members in the photos. I am a great grandson of Clara Gutknecht, Olga's sister. They were one year apart. If you happen to find Clara, I would appreciate a chance to see the photo. Thank you very much, Tom MN
Added by Tom MN on Jan 31, 2016 6:57 PM
Dennis C. Olson
Helen Leininger
On Helen's stone in Zion Cemetery, Griggs County, ND is death date of 1992. Death date on Memorial is 1993. Which is correct?

Added by Dennis C. Olson on Sep 03, 2015 5:38 PM
Richard H. Goms Jr.
Lois Irene Anderson
Please remove the words "Temporary Memorial" at the top of the memorial that I had placed in my memorial until they were merged. I have removed all the duplicate photos left over from the merge.

Thank you for your help.
Added by Richard H. Goms Jr. on Jul 24, 2015 2:46 PM
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