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Wednesday’s Child: the Clausen sons

This gravestone was discovered on a walk through a small-town Iowa cemetery … on a search for the final resting places of our Clausen ancestors. The discovery of a gravestone for Clausen children came as a surprise. J.J. and M.J., … Continue reading

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My Father’s House …

In my cemetery sojourns across Iowa last August, my uncle and I left at least one ancestral gravestone better than we found it. With years of natural debris having accumulated and hardened on the shared 1890s grave marker of Joseph and … Continue reading

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Finding Martin and Petra

When I headed to Iowa last August, one goal was to escape the Texas heat and another was to find the graves of my paternal great-grandparents, Martin and Petra.  Martin was the American-born son of Norwegian immigrants, and Petra emigrated from … Continue reading

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Cemetery sojourns

I recently spent a lot of time wandering through Iowa cemeteries looking for the grave markers of deceased ancestors. Sometimes cooperative relatives, friends, or random strangers helped and accompanied me. Sometimes I wandered alone. Drizzle, breeziness, or sunshine, I frequently … Continue reading

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