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Origin of Woman’s Gravestone Found in St. Paul, Minnesota, Eludes Genealogist

Posted by admin on Jun 24, 2011

The mystery of a headstone found near St. Paul’s Wabasha Street Caves deepened Thursday as one local genealogist tried to track down the “Marie Olsen” whose name is inscribed on it.

Jay Fonkert, a professional genealogist, saw an article in Thursday’s Pioneer Press about the headstone. It said a passer-by found the heavy gravestone Sunday in the 300 block of South Wabasha Street, and police recovered it and are trying to find out where it belongs. Other than Olsen’s name, the headstone says only “1879-1932.”

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