A special thanks to Dennis Roth, for providing all of his information regarding the burials at Teakean Cemetery and taking the time to provide insight, direction and avenues of research. Without his help and the help of others, I would not have been able to compile this information and hopefully help some of the folks, who have family connections to the early pioneer families of Cavendish-Teakean.
My ‘LITTLE’ Project
In September of 2011 I got an idea to add a memorial for Grandma Preussler, on Find-A-Grave and from that idea sprang a “little project” that would take me nearly five years to complete. Grandma Preussler is Olive V. (Herring) Preussler, she is not my grandmother by blood. However, I have always called her grandma and she was a very important person in my life, growing up and someone who I adored. I wanted to make sure her memory was preserved and thought a virtual memorial would be a great avenue to accomplish this goal. I did some researching and found her grandson Alan Sewell and contacted him and explained what I wanted to do and why. By happenstance, he had just been to the Teakean Cemetery and had taken a bunch of photographs of the gravestones, which he sent to me. I created memorials online for everyone and uploaded the photographs over a weekend. This gave me a great sense of accomplishment, which lasted about a week. I knew there were many unaccounted for burials at Teakean and I soon became determined, perhaps obsessed, with documenting everyone at rest there.