If you don't hear back from me right away, I'm not ignoring you, I'm just busy with life.
I became interested in doing this for a couple reasons. First, because of a family tree Cub Scout project I helped my son with many years ago. We only had information for one side of my family, but it went all the way back to 1650s, so even with just the one side, it was quite large. I recently started pursuing the other side along with my adopted family; I was adopted by my birth mother's brother and wife after the death of my biological mother and father as a baby. I have gained a lot of information by looking at cemetery records online which others have posted and I hope that I can possibly give someone else the missing piece to their puzzle.
Second, because I've had a horrible fear of dying, death, and cemeteries. This has helped me to believe that a cemetery is not a place for the "dead" but a place where family reunites for eternity.
If you find a memorial added by me and it's your family, DON'T create a duplicate, please ask for a correction to be made or a transfer instead. Outside of guidelines, I'd love to add more information and update the memorial. I do not support "memorial collectors." The goal of F-A-G is not to "own" memorials for each member of your family, but to make sure each memorial is as accurate as possible. Inside of guidelines, I'll be happy to transfer to you, provided I'm not more closely related. Please use the SAC for updates and transfer requests so I know exactly which memorial you are referring to.
My family is mainly from MN and WI, and include the following names, but is not limited to:
Kennebeck, Lager, Welp - Wabasha, MN, Iowa, Illinois areas and Germany
Matten and Devos - Carlton, Wrenshall, Brainard, MN areas and Belgium
Johnson and Anderson - Duluth, MN and Superior, WI areas, Sweden, and Norway
Kriske (Krzeszewski), Musolf, Jaski (Jazdzewski) - Cloquet and Duluth, MN areas and Poland
and my in-laws: Segrin, Schmay (Schmaz), Zepezauer from Price County WI, Poland, and Hungary
Please stop by and visit some of my favorite people:
My Birth Mom
My Birth Father
My Grampa and Gramma Johnson
My Grampa and Gramma Kriske
My Grampa and Gramma Matten
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