Others Need Credit too
"Others Need Credit too." Aberdeen American News, July 2005.
On June 26, Gerry Kruger wrote an article "Remembering past
present, future" concerning the book that was published about
in McPherson County. He gave me praise for the work but I need to
that praise with two other key individuals who worked just as hard
project as I did. Selma Lapp, Eureka SD and Keenan L Stoecker, Leola
provided the data, did the key research and took the photos contained
book. At times, they had to interview people to learn more about
some of the
details not found via other sources. I provided the photo postcards,
generated the maps, indexes and compiled the book and sought out
for the book. The "wherewithal" came from the three of
us with help from
others in (or previously from) McPherson County and we thank them
This project took over six years of effort and has sold well since
published in July 2005. It will be reprinted a second time later
according to the publisher, NDSU, and was recently updated with
information we obtained.
I would encourage others from various counties to consider such
before some of the more isolated cemeteries are forgotten forever.
has been a labor of love, remembrance and respect for our forefathers
had the courage to come to this great country and endure many hardships
that we can live in freedom.
If anyone has questions concerning the book or what it takes to
do such a project, they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested
by contacting Michael