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Lisa Wallen Logsdon (#46492684)
 member for 15 years, 4 months, 7 days
Marci B
RE: Gus
LOL I am feeling technologically challenged. I can't see messages left by others or the reply on your blog. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Added by Marci B on Nov 14, 2015 11:57 AM

Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Wirtz
Happily sent


Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Nov 01, 2015 5:57 AM

Marci B
Jimmy Rizzardi
Jimmy Rizzardi's brother, Gustav, grew up to be Gus Wirtz, Jr., my daughters' great-grandfather. Jimmy's mother Marie Louise Hallet married Gus Wirtz Sr, in 1892, after claiming on the marriage license that her former husband was dead (and it does say that).Sometime later, she apparently returned to Jame Rizzardi. Gus Jr. was aware of all this.He said his real father Gus Sr. lived down the street but never came around. He also said his mother had lied in order to marry Gus Sr. Looking at the census records, it makes us wonder if one of the daughters, Annie, was also Gus Sr's child.

Added by Marci B on Oct 29, 2015 8:14 PM

Townsend and..
Looks like we may over lap a bit. I have a Hannah Elizabeth Townsend, 32840189, in St Elmo who was the wife of a GG Uncle of mine, 32840191. Both born in Fayette County, IL probably in Avena.

I also have a Nancy Wallen, 19635894, who started out in Hawkins, TN and ended up in Brown County, IN in 1850. She was in my line when married to a LT Elias Weddle before marrying a William Curry.

I may be related to every Taylor in Fayette County in one way or another. The Wallen was a one off'er on my Mom's side. The County Clerk in Vandalia can get you copies of military service DD214's discharge records with a bit of family history. Illinois is weird in that they have a complete VA Department besides everything kept at the US VA level. So if the US doesn't have a record due to water damage try the county in Illinois the person enlisted from.

Added by Soupy on Sep 15, 2015 11:12 PM

Will Motsinger
RE: Willie M. Runyan
Lisa: It was my pleasure. I hope the photos will help in locating the stone in the future. It was pretty hard to read, but by rubbing my hand over it several times I was able to brush off all the fungus to expose the lettering enough to get a readable photograph for you.

Added by Will Motsinger on Sep 15, 2015 1:24 PM

Thanks for all your hard work in finding parts of your family tree. Your work has been very helpful to me regarding William M. Wallen.

David C. Collyer

Added by David on Aug 09, 2015 5:29 PM

Carolyn Craig
George and Rebecca Brown in Little BLue River cemetery in Rush County, Indiana
In their family group of BROWNS buried together in the cemetery ther is the following BROWN...
John William Brown
b. Dec. 29, 1846
d. Sep. 9, 1851
age: 4 years 8 months 11 days

Son of J and R./E. Brown NOTE: The Mothers intial is either R or and E, it is so weather you cannot tell which it is.

This child is probably a descendant of George and Rebecca Sutherland-Brown. All those buried in this group are his descendants.

I can not find them in the census, notice that George had a brother John Brown. Could it be his son? and they just did not stay in the area? Just trying to nail some of the children down to actual parents.
He must be related in some way to George Brown to be buried in the family group. This was a very family oriented cemetery. Many of the same family were buried in the same row, or in rows to the front or back of where their parents were buried.

Any help with this Brown would be appreciated.

Carolyn Craig

Added by Carolyn Craig on Mar 05, 2015 10:14 AM

Carolyn Craig
Little Blue River Cemetery, Rush County, Indiana
I have sent you some additional information on George Brown and Rebecca Sutherland.

Added by Carolyn Craig on Mar 05, 2015 9:52 AM

Cindarella "Rilla" (Whitaker) Ridlen
I am trying to track down Cindarella "Rilla" (Whitaker) Ridlen, widow of Isaac Newton Ridlen & John C. Trowbridge. I was wondering if you had any information regarding her following the death of John in 1909? I know that she lived until 1951 (or atleast what the Ridlen/Ridlon/Redlon family has written about her), but I can not find a burial location, re-marriage, or her in a census except for 1900 and 1940. In the 1940, she is living as Rilla Trowbridge, 78, with her son, Ira Ridlen and his wife, Della.

Added by genealogyfever on Feb 26, 2015 2:48 AM

Seeker of the Past
John Bean
Hi, just wanted to let you know that there is no stone for John Bean, but I do have a copy of the interment record, if you want this I will email to you.

Added by Seeker of the Past on Feb 05, 2015 2:04 PM

Samuel Poor
Lawrence E. Runyan
Would you please e-mail me at []. I have a Laurence Everett Runyan married in Henry County, Indiana. I am wondering if your Lawrence is the same as mine. Sam

Added by Samuel Poor on Jan 27, 2015 1:42 PM

Lillie Riney
Keep up the good work on the diaries. I had my grandfather's diaries--they are now in the hands of my sister. He kept diaries from 1934 to his death in 1956. Some family members wanted copies, but I didn't want to let them out of my hands, so I transcribed them all, put them on floppy disks, and sent them to her. She put them into book form, and I now have a copy of the hard-bound book of my grandfather's diaries. I hope you can do something like that. It is really neat.

Added by Lillie Riney on Nov 18, 2014 11:55 PM

Barbara Sherriff Hahn
Darrell M. Wallen
Hi Lisa
Re: Memorial# 72571013 for Darrell Wallen. There is no wife attached to him and since your name is the same as his and you created the memorial, I'm wondering if you know his wife's name. I'm looking for Donna Louise (Voice) Wallen whom I believe was married to this Darrell Wallen. Do you know who Darrell's wife is and possibly where she is buried?
Thank you for your response.

Added by Barbara Sherriff Hahn on Jun 12, 2014 6:21 PM

RE: Nancy Rizzardi
You're welcome! By the way, her cemetery is one of the most peaceful I've ever been to.

Added by LaRaine on May 14, 2014 4:55 AM

Mike Ragan
May I have permission to use your photos you posted on Oak Hill Cemetery graves (George and Eliza Parkhurst or others) to post on my Facebook page "Quenemo, Kansas 66528". It is a page I set up to draw interest in Quenemo history. Thank You for your response, Mike.

Added by Mike Ragan on Feb 16, 2013 2:29 PM

RE: Dorothy Hildreth Obituary
I guess it's up to you. I always include the copyright with the newspaper's information, that way I'm acknowledging that the information is the copyright of the newspaper.


Added by Lostnwyomn on Jan 25, 2013 8:52 AM

Gladys Turner Dinkeloo
RE: Louis Grabeel
No problem. I love doing this. I have so many more photos to upload but it sure takes awhile. We have been without power and internet since last Monday due to the hurricane so I am very far behind. Just got back service at home today. We are very lucky. Let me know if I can help with anything else. Have a great day. Gladys

Added by Gladys Turner Dinkeloo on Nov 03, 2012 1:20 PM

Hello Lisa,

I saw your beautiful note on my Mom's memorial (Maxine Iveta Grunden Cook) and know that if you are a distant relative of hers, then you surely are of mine as well. Please free to email me through find a grave at any time as if I have any pertinent information for your research, I shall be glad to share.

Thank you.


Added by terrirn143 on Oct 24, 2012 5:42 AM

RE: Evalyn Degolyer
You are very welcome. Glad I could help.

Added by RenyC on Sep 17, 2012 4:34 PM

RE: Evalyn Degolyer

Added by RenyC on Sep 17, 2012 4:33 PM

Catie & Will
RE: infant son cook
If this helps any, George H Cook. died in 1927 in Columbus. His wife Amanda Keith Cook died in 1943 also in Columbus and both their obits said they had lived there for a number of years.

Added by Catie & Will on Aug 10, 2012 7:58 AM

Catie & Will
RE: infant son cook
Such a confusing bunch of people! I removed the names. Also found there was a George H Cook who married Amanda Keith. They are both buried in Columbus, Indiana. There is also a George L. - who isn't related to the ones we are looking for. The George married to Phoebe can't be found.
Catie and Will

Added by Catie & Will on Aug 10, 2012 6:51 AM

Catie & Will
infant son cook
I just checked the Tipton County Cemetery records and what is written on the infant's site was info that was found on the index.

I really don't want to remove it unless you can show me this info isn't correct.

Catie and Will

Added by Catie & Will on Aug 09, 2012 4:24 PM

Glenn Harris
Hazel Kelly
Monument corrected and transferred to you.


Added by Glenn Harris on Jul 26, 2012 1:06 PM

Glenn Harris
Leo Melvin Kelly
Everything pointed to his marker being in the cemetery so I figured while I was out that way, I'd stop and check. They'd updated the locator maps, it told me where he was, went and there he was. I wish I could say he was in some obscure, hard to find location, but other than being at the back edge of the cemetery, he was in plain sight. I don't know how I missed him the first time. Also, there was the grave of an infant, Hazel M Kelly, April 27, 1913 next to him that doesn't show up on anything. I assume it was his sister. Do you want me to tranfer her to you?

Added by Glenn Harris on Jul 25, 2012 3:45 PM


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