jane austin

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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 have also visited the graves of some of my ancestors in Maine, and hope to return to carry that into their genesis in Boston, Massachusetts and surround.

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, 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.

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. 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.

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 AnthonysCath.,Calvary,Primghar
Finished: StJohnLutheran,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: Spring, Summer, Fall, 2017
Finished: St.Joseph Catholic, Granville, Sioux
Finished:Pleasant Hill, Aurelia, Cherokee (West Annex)
Finished: Woodlawn, Alta, Buena Vista
Working: Oak Hill, Cherokee, Cherokee
Summer Fall, 2018
Finished: George Donohoe Site, Cherokee, Cherokee
Finished: Oak Hill, Cherokee, Cherokee
Spring, Summer, Fall, 2019
Finished: Good Hope, Cherokee Rural
Finished: Plainview, Alta, Buena Vista
Finished: Scandinavian, Alta, Buena Vista
Finished: Trinity Lutheran, Marcus, Cherokee
Spring, Summer, Fall, 2020

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