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Patrick J. DeGeorge (#46838111)
 member for 10 years, 3 months, 3 days
John S. Sims
Lees Inquiry
You are correct as the burial register clearly lists him in the 2nd IL Lt. Arty. The entry has been corrected. THX

Added by John S. Sims on Aug 09, 2015 6:11 PM

C Miller
Vincent DeGeorge
My research has taken me to James Vincent DeGeorge who was born in Italy about 1890. I found a possible connection on findagrave and am wondering if you know if he had ever lived in Philadelphia before moving to Wisconsin.

Added by C Miller on Aug 07, 2015 10:02 PM

Mike Smith
Pvt. Hiram Colegrove Photo Request
I've not been able to find Pvt. Colegrove's grave in the Esmond Evergreen Cemetery near Hale, MI. According to the Plainfield Twp. Clerk there is no record of Pvt. Colegrove being interred in that cemetery. The only Colegrove listed in the cemetery records is one Cora Colegrove, and her grave is unmarked. I note the story provided in the listing says he was buried in the East Tawas cemetery. Would a search there be reasonable?

Added by Mike Smith on May 06, 2015 11:51 AM

Rick Gardner
John Miller Abell
Thanks for transferring John Miller Abell to me. He will be in good hands. -Rick

Added by Rick Gardner on Aug 13, 2014 2:12 PM

Russell Kasper
Pvt Benjamin Stout
The information was gleemed from the web site "Fold-3", of which I am a paying member. His discharge paper state that he was 18 years old at the time of discharge in Springfield, Illinois. It also states that he was 5'9" with a dark complexion and blue eyes. He was discharged Sept 4, 1865. The document was certified by his company commander, Capt. John Lowells. If you send me your regular email address I will forward you a copy of his discharge. If you look at his picture, he does appear to be of a short stature and lean.

Added by Russell Kasper on Feb 25, 2013 6:42 PM

Cindy K. Coffin
Lewis Beebe
Hi Patrick,

I e-mailed you some info about Lewis Beebe. Thought I'd post a note here to let you know, in case the e-mail doesn't get through.

Cindy Coffin

Added by Cindy K. Coffin on Oct 11, 2012 3:36 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 67854074
Omer Thomas Rhodes, born Jan 1847 Elvire, Chemung, NY died Jul 5, 1900 Woodstock, McHenry, IL
m. Sarah M Bump Mar 11, 1883 in McHenry county, IL
(even though he was born in NY he lived in Charleston, Tioga, PA before moving to Woodstock.)

Added by nh61108 on May 12, 2012 8:17 PM

Tom Risbecker
Pvt Charles Evendorff
Hi there!
Just came across your information (on the findagrave-site) about the above mentioned private. I´d like to fill in the information which answers the relationship questions you had.

Charles J.F. Evendorff (or in Swedish records: Karl Johan Fredrik IVENDORFF) was born in BOSTON - as you mentioned - on June 24, 1840. His father was Carl Christopher IVENDORFF, who was born Febr 17, 1793 in Bernå province, close to the city of Åbo (Turku) in Finlamd. His mother was Anna Maria LÅNG (the letter "a" with a dot, should be pronounced like the word "fought" when you exclude the first F and the last T - "Lång" means the same as the English word Long. The family returned to Sweden from Boston about 1842 and settled in her hometown i.e Sölvesborg in the province of Blekinge in the south of Sweden. C.C. Ivendorff died here on May 26, 1845. They had met Fredrik Sparrström in Boston and he returned to Sweden with them and later married (1850) the widow Anna Maria Lång. So he thus became the stepfather of Charles J.F. Evendorff. Sometimes around his marriage to Anna Maria Lång ,he started to call himself Sparreström instead of Sparrström. There is an interesting reason for that change but it would take too much time/space to explain. Charles had married Anna Christina Jansson, who was born april 20, 1838 in the village "Lugnås" also located in the Västra Götaland province in Sweden.

Hope the above clarifies the situation somewhat. I have written about the Sparreström Family in my book "Tack, General!" which deals with the life and adventures of the then Captain of 2nd illinois Light Artillery Battery, who became a Brigadier General (under Major General John A. Logan) and was called Carlos J. Stolbrand. The book has 422 pages but in Swedish.

All good wishes

Tomas Risbecker

Added by Tom Risbecker on Mar 17, 2012 1:47 PM

Virginia Doudney Chastain
CWO Wesley Fortenberry grave marker
Hi Patrick ... I have checked my Oakwood Cemetery book (published in 2007) and do not find an entry for Mr. Fortenberry. Do you have a way to confirm the cemetery? Or, perhaps the person is in an unmarked grave.


Added by Virginia Doudney Chastain on Dec 27, 2011 8:52 PM

Karen Garst
Samuel S Garst

What a great service that you have given by taking photos of these graves. My husband, Ron Garst, is Samuel S. Garst's grandson. We live in Oregon. I have been working on our genealogy for two years and have just found this website.

The Portrait and Biographical Record of Macouplin County Illinois - 1891 has a nice story about Samuel and his wife. It states that he volunteered in 1861 and was in Andersonville prison. On his first two escapes, he was captured but he managed to escape for good on this third attempt. I have a picture of him with members of G. A. R.

Karen Garst

Added by Karen Garst on Sep 04, 2011 2:03 AM

Melanie Ryder
Need a photo
Delay Sterner
1886 - 1962

Was my husband's ggrandfather that left and married another woman while still married to his 1st.

Could you please send me a picture of his stone. He is in Stillman Valley Cemetery

Added by Melanie Ryder on Aug 30, 2011 1:01 PM

Mike Meyer
RE: PVT Milton B. Dunton
Photo of Milton Boyd Dunton was received from a cousin in Iowa. Milton was our great-grandfather. There are several other photos of Milton including one from an Omaha newspaper in 1921 that included 4 or 5 other Civil War Vet's. Will post the other photos on Milton's Find-A-Grave soon. Milton was born in Indiana, enlisted in Illinois, married in Indiana in 1870 and homesteaded to Nebraska in 1870, living in Crete, Lincoln, and finally Omaha.

Added by Mike Meyer on Jul 19, 2011 9:37 PM

RE: Levi & Sarah Nichols
Thanks for telling me about the white markers that have Mother and Father for Levi and Sarah Sherwood. Joanne

Added by Joanne on Apr 21, 2011 10:44 AM

Levi & Sarah Nichols
Thank you for the pictures. They are my 3rd greatgrandparents. Can you tell me what is written on the small marker below the picture?

Added by Joanne on Apr 13, 2011 12:47 PM

Samuel Rockenbach
You were right,thanks!

Added by PL on Apr 26, 2010 12:23 PM

Genealogist's Christmas Eve
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread
With pedigree charts and with letters which said...
"Too bad about the data for which you wrote;
Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat."

Stacks of old copies of wills and such
Were proof that my work had become too much.
Our children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

And I at my table was ready to drop
From work on my album with photos to crop.
Christmas was here, and such was my lot
That presents and goodies and toys I'd forgot.

Had I not been busy with grandparents' wills,
I'd not have forgotten to shop for such thrills,
While others bought gifts to bring Christmas cheers,
I'd spent time researching those birth dates and years.

While I was thus musing about my sad plight,
A strange noise on the lawn gave me such a great fright.
Away to the window I flew in a flash,
Tore open the drapes and yanked up the sash.

When what with my wondering eyes should appear,
But an overstuffed sleigh and eight small reindeer.
Up to the house top the reindeer they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and 'ole Santa Claus, too.

And then in a twinkle, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of thirty-two hoofs.
As I drew in my head, and bumped it on the sash,
Down the cold chimney fell Santa--KER-RASH!

"Dear" Santa had come from the roof in a wreck,
And tracked soot on the carpet, (I could wring his short neck!)
Spotting my face, good 'ole Santa could see
I had no Christmas spirit you'd have to agree.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work
And filled all the stockings, (I felt like a jerk).
Here was Santa, who'd brought us such gladness and joy:
When I'd been too busy for even one toy.

He spied my research on the table all spread
"A genealogist!" He cried! (My face was all red!)
"Tonight I've met many like you," Santa grinned,
As he pulled from his sack a large book he had penned.

I gazed with amusement--the cover it read
Genealogy Lines for Which You Have Plead.
"I know what it's like as a genealogy bug."
He said as he gave me a great Santa hug.

"While the elves make the sleighful of toys I now carry,
I do some research in the North Pole Library!
A special treat I am thus able to bring,
To genealogy folk who can't find a thing."

"Now off you go to your bed for a rest,
I'll clean up the house from this genealogy mess."
As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,
I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.

While settling in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,
To his team, which then rose like the down of a thistle.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
"Family history is Fun! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"

Added by GenealogyGirl on Dec 25, 2009 9:16 AM

Deborah Wall
Thomas Shaffer
Do you know if he passed away in Ohio? Do you know if he was married and if so, what was his wife's name?

Added by Deborah Wall on Aug 21, 2009 9:20 PM

Warren Coon
Hiram Colegrove
The son of John N. Colegrove and Ann Gowdy
Listed in the 1894 census as a civil war veteran, He was living in Plainsview Township,Iosco County, Hale , Michigan

Michigan 1870 Census, county, township, roll, page
Colegrove Hiram Iosco Plainfield 677 705
Page 1
July 18, 1870 Census
Plainfield Township, Iosco County, Michigan
Post Office, Tawas City
Line 1 Dwelling 1 Family 1
Colgrove Hiram age 32, W/M, Blacksmith, Value $1000, personal $ 100, born in New York
Leonroa age 25, W/F, born in Pennsylvaina,
Minnie age 3, W/F born in Wisconsin
Henry age 2, W/M born in Wisconsin

The June 30,1900 census places Hiram living as a border at James and Nellie Gillespie,with 8 other boarders, No Occupation Listed, or age, in Planfield Township. he would have to be approx 64 years of age.

Hiram Colegrove
Images Online #: 3595 State Filed: Michigan
Widow: Leonara C. Colegrove Relative:
Minor: Comments
Civil War Pension Index

Colegrove, Hiram
Widow, Colegrove, Leonara
She applied for a widow pension on Sept 25, 1909, Application Number 927709, Certificate Number 694595, filed in Michigan

Hiram applied earlier for a pension in 1889, as a invalid, He served in Illinois, application number was 659356, certifcate number 757015, applied in Michigan

Iosco County, Michigan, 1892-1949: Tawas Herald Obituaries
Colegrove, Hiram - born 11/27/1836, died 8/1/1909, Civil War veteran(8/6/1909 p1c4).

Thats all I Know

Added by Warren Coon on Aug 20, 2009 7:42 PM

David Lander
RE: John Abell and Henry Lander
No, I am David Henry Lander related to John M. Abell. Do you have Lander family in your family?
Before I forget, thank you for sharng your time and resources as a contributor to Find A Grave. Your work is very much appreciated and will be appreciated by generations to come.

I can be reached at if you have any additional questions.

Kindest Regards,
David Lander
Cripple Creek CO

Added by David Lander on May 30, 2009 7:58 AM

Jeannine Licandro
Other veterans
My great great grandfather was a Civil War veteran. I have a picture of him and other veterans sitting on a porch in Aledo, Illinois. All the men sitting with him, have medals commemorating their reunion of their veterans group. I have the medal also.

I sent a copy of the picture to the Aledo historical group. They were able to identify all the men.

My grandfather's name is Matthew Brice Kennedy. He is buried in the Viola Illinois cemetery.

If you are interested, email me, and I can send you a copy of all of this.


Added by Jeannine Licandro on Feb 09, 2008 10:44 AM


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