jane austin

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If I took a photo you'd like for your own personal use, I would be honored if you displayed it. Please credit me with my name and FindaGrave # shown at the top of this page.

If you need a photo from this area, I'll do my best to get it for you during good weather.

Six generations of my family are at rest at Waterman Cemetery, O'Brien County, Iowa. I visit them often as they're only a mile away.

I am currently working on photographing cemeteries local to me in O'Brien, Buena Vista, Cherokee and Clay Counties, Iowa. I build on the work of others who have worked or who are currently working these cemeteries. It really is a group project. My husband joins me when he's able to and he's really good at deciphering those old worn stones that are half buried. And he's not afraid of snakes. And he's good company.

Sometimes my photos are great. Sometimes they're good. Sometimes they're not. If I post a photo to your memorial that disturbs you, please let me know and I will remove it until such time that I can get back to it.

We use the FindaGrave mobile app now. It's expensive to do so on this scale, but it saves me lots of computer desk hours. We like it a lot.

I'd like to thank everyone who sends edits. I spend 90% or more of my findagrave time in the cemeteries, so your input is valuable to me.

Finished Spring/Summer/Fall of 2015
(with "Finished" meaning that I've given it my best shot - pun intended - and am moving on. I believe that the entire cemetery has been photographed and recorded.)

Finished: Calvary Catholic, Sutherland, O'Brien
Finished: Covey Church,Highland,O'Brien
Finished: Doyle Cemetery, Highland, O'Brien
Finished: Fanny Fern, Douglas Twp, Clay
Finished: Friends, Mapleside, O'Brien
Finished: Liberty, Calumet, O'Brien
Finished: Lone Tree, Everly, Clay
Finished: Oakland, Peterson, Clay
Finished: Pleasant Hill, Primghar, O'Brien
Finished: Prairie View, Paullina, O'Brien
Finished: St Anthonys Cath.,Calvary,Primghar
Finished: St Johannes Luth.,Brooke, BuenaVista
Finished: St John Lutheran,Germantown,O'Brien
Finished: Spring Twp Cemetery, Cherokee
Finished: TriMello, Moneta, Clay
Finished: Waterman, Sutherland, O'Brien
Finished: West Prairie View, Paullina,O'Brien

Finished: Spring/Summer/Fall, 2016

Finished: Center Twp, Primghar, O'Brien
Finished: East Lawn, Sheldon, O'Brien
Finished: Hospers, Hospers, Sioux
Finished: Hospers Memorial, Hospers, Sioux
Finished: Pleasant View, Hartley, O'Brien
Finished: Randolph, Primghar, O'Brien
Finished: Roseland, Sanborn, O'Brien
Finished: St Anthony's Catholic, Hospers, Sioux
Finished: St Cecilia Catholic, Sanborn, O'Brien
Finished: St Patricks Catholic, Sheldon,O'Brien
Finished: St Paul Lutheran, Sheldon, O'Brien
Finished: Steuck, Primghar, O'Brien

Finished: 2017

Finished: St.Joseph Catholic, Granville, Sioux
Finished: Woodlawn, Alta, Buena Vista
Working: Oak Hill, Cherokee, Cherokee
To be continued. East half done.

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