Kent Gebhard

Member for
14 years 5 months 6 days
Find a Grave ID
47001358

Bio

I was born at Faulkton and raised in the village of Wecota, both in Faulk County, SD. I have lived in Minneapolis, MN for some time. My parents are now both gone, so I don't know when I will return to SD. But I continue to research homesteaders, GAR members, early merchants, etc. from Faulk county.

I am particularly pleased to have added to this database three small abandoned territorial-era cemeteries in Faulk County: the Myron Congregational cemetery, Sod Church (a/k/a Myron Baptist) cemetery and the Burkmere/Harrington cemetery.

The Millard cemetery is another one that dates from Faulk Co. pioneer days that I have thoroughly surveyed and added, with my research buddy Dennise Harmon.

MESSAGES

If you send me a message about a particular memorial PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER!!

PERMISSION

Anyone has permission to copy my photographs only for non-commercial purposes, with attribution, in a manner and context that is not offensive. This permission includes adding my photos to other record entries or locations. But please ask first.
Especially if you are a relative I do not yet know!

PET PEEVE

One of my pet peeves is when I provide updates and the creator of the Find A Grave memorial turns over the management to me without adding the info or me asking to manage it. I am finally realizing I need to save the info I send- most times in the past I have not.

EDITS

To get anything added to a page, please use the EDIT tab on the upper right corner and then the top line that says "suggest . ." Also use this method to contact me regarding incorrect information, adding additional information, linking married couples and their children etc. The linking tool is built into the edit tab now, so please use it.

If you make a mistake sending an edit (or need to add to it), you can cancel it this way:
Go to your profile (way up in the upper right corner; click on your name and choose 'profile'). Just to the right of your Bio, under 'Contributions', click on 'Suggested Edits'. This is the place where you approve all the edits that other people send you. Look at the two tabs: 'Suggestions for Me' and 'Suggestions I've Sent'. Click on that other tab 'Suggestions I've Sent' and you can then cancel it and correct or add to it.

SNAGGED FROM ANOTHER CONTRIBUTOR'S PAGE:
DEATH CERTIFICATES are welcomed on my memorials as they are in the public domain and, although at times there are errors, they can provide a wealth of information. Although some, but not all, death certificates are available for free on FamilySearch.org, I add them so the individuals who cannot afford ancestry.com have access to their relative(s) documents. It's my way of paying forward. And now Findagrave is owned by ancestry.com.

"I have been concerned about obituaries being added so I contacted Findagrave and this was their response." "Greetings... Since the move to Ancestry and the new website, newspaper obituaries, death certificates, and other scanned documentation is allowed. We encourage members to move the images down to the bottom of the photo display so that they are not the first thing you see when viewing a memorial page.
Thank you, Find a Grave Administration"

PHOTO RESCUER
I'm a photo rescuer; I often find old photos- and the occasional Bible- at thrift stores for a dollar or two with information written on the back of them. I try to find a family researcher to give the photo to and I will look for their Findagrave site to add the picture there.

Thanks.

=======================

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Walter Butler Palmer (1906)

I was born at Faulkton and raised in the village of Wecota, both in Faulk County, SD. I have lived in Minneapolis, MN for some time. My parents are now both gone, so I don't know when I will return to SD. But I continue to research homesteaders, GAR members, early merchants, etc. from Faulk county.

I am particularly pleased to have added to this database three small abandoned territorial-era cemeteries in Faulk County: the Myron Congregational cemetery, Sod Church (a/k/a Myron Baptist) cemetery and the Burkmere/Harrington cemetery.

The Millard cemetery is another one that dates from Faulk Co. pioneer days that I have thoroughly surveyed and added, with my research buddy Dennise Harmon.

MESSAGES

If you send me a message about a particular memorial PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER!!

PERMISSION

Anyone has permission to copy my photographs only for non-commercial purposes, with attribution, in a manner and context that is not offensive. This permission includes adding my photos to other record entries or locations. But please ask first.
Especially if you are a relative I do not yet know!

PET PEEVE

One of my pet peeves is when I provide updates and the creator of the Find A Grave memorial turns over the management to me without adding the info or me asking to manage it. I am finally realizing I need to save the info I send- most times in the past I have not.

EDITS

To get anything added to a page, please use the EDIT tab on the upper right corner and then the top line that says "suggest . ." Also use this method to contact me regarding incorrect information, adding additional information, linking married couples and their children etc. The linking tool is built into the edit tab now, so please use it.

If you make a mistake sending an edit (or need to add to it), you can cancel it this way:
Go to your profile (way up in the upper right corner; click on your name and choose 'profile'). Just to the right of your Bio, under 'Contributions', click on 'Suggested Edits'. This is the place where you approve all the edits that other people send you. Look at the two tabs: 'Suggestions for Me' and 'Suggestions I've Sent'. Click on that other tab 'Suggestions I've Sent' and you can then cancel it and correct or add to it.

SNAGGED FROM ANOTHER CONTRIBUTOR'S PAGE:
DEATH CERTIFICATES are welcomed on my memorials as they are in the public domain and, although at times there are errors, they can provide a wealth of information. Although some, but not all, death certificates are available for free on FamilySearch.org, I add them so the individuals who cannot afford ancestry.com have access to their relative(s) documents. It's my way of paying forward. And now Findagrave is owned by ancestry.com.

"I have been concerned about obituaries being added so I contacted Findagrave and this was their response." "Greetings... Since the move to Ancestry and the new website, newspaper obituaries, death certificates, and other scanned documentation is allowed. We encourage members to move the images down to the bottom of the photo display so that they are not the first thing you see when viewing a memorial page.
Thank you, Find a Grave Administration"

PHOTO RESCUER
I'm a photo rescuer; I often find old photos- and the occasional Bible- at thrift stores for a dollar or two with information written on the back of them. I try to find a family researcher to give the photo to and I will look for their Findagrave site to add the picture there.

Thanks.

=======================

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Walter Butler Palmer (1906)

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