Lindy/Olga Wise

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My obsession started in Ohio 1978 when my husband's cousin wrote that their grgr/father had died in Crawford County in 1848 and could we find his grave. We drove the 97 miles with a clipboard and not a clue. The first Saturday we searched in two of the 16 cemeteries in that county, next weekend drove back again and happened upon his grave. You could have heard me yell for miles!!

That started the search and eventually found documentation where Lt. Col. Frederick Wise had bought horses for George Washington at Valley Forge. This enabled my husband to join the Sons of the American Revolution where he has been an officer and active member since 1996.

My goal when researching a family is to find "who got off the boat", port of embarkation, name of the ship and port of immigration. Don't tell me your family came from did they get there? Then following the family across the United States, and eventually the place of burial. Findagrave has been great for connecting people all across the country.

My family wasn't as much fun, as they immigrated from Norway in 1914.

I will transfer any name if they are not my family.

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