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Norma Meier (#46864375)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 15 days
Mia Houghton
Dessery Family
I had added A memorial for Charles Edwin Dessery #118446125 in the Santa Ana Cemetery - from the memorial for Victor it looks like you have a family connection; so I wanted to let you know.

Added by Mia Houghton on Nov 25, 2013 8:33 PM

Norma...FYI....You have a typo for the marriage date of Charles and Susan. As it is now, they were wed after her death date. Kathy

Added by Kathy on Nov 21, 2013 9:38 AM

Karen and Shannon
Marcelline Granger
Thanks for sending me the correction on her birth date, all of these were just transferred to me and I haven't had a chance to go and correct the information.

Added by Karen and Shannon on Nov 08, 2013 6:46 PM

Wilda Dillion
Norma - I have an unusual request for you. I would like you to make a couple of memorials since you have the records of St. Rose.

1st - Francois Goyette #7269614 married Lucie Masse #111686417 on 6 February 1844 in Quebec and she died shortly after they came to Illinois and is buried at MBVM. On 9 April 1860 he married Leonore Lavoie in Kankakee. On 6 January 1862 he married Catherine Ponton. His second marriage was very short and I assume Leonore died. All I have is the county record of their marriage. I think any woman brave enough to marry a man with five kids needs a memorial.

2nd - On 30 March 1891 Lena Betourne 19 daughter of Moise Betourne and Sophie Archambeau married Adlore/Adelard Goyette 36 son of Francois Goyette and Catherine Ponton. I finally decided this was Clement Dolor Goyette age 26. Then on 24 February 1900 Carrie Trabien (?) daughtr of Joseph Trabien and Mary Lesage married C. D. Goyette 35 son of Francois Goyette and Catherine Ponton. They were married by a J. P. They moved to Kansas and I know from estate records she was Caroline Betourne, a widow with one son.
Leona made two memorials for Lena in St. Rose Cemetery. She couldn't decide if her last name was Goyette #7269618 or Betourne #6855292. Lena's memorial needs to be up dated and one eliminated. Thank you , Wilda

Added by Wilda Dillion on Oct 23, 2013 9:53 PM

M. Richards
Norma, Thank you for the transfer. Also I made the notation that Marie was a step mom to Helen Walworth Sill. They were as close as if they were mother and daughter. Thank you so much for managing the Sill and Walworth memorials on findagrave in the first place. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated by us in the Haines/Hanes/Haynes families. God Bless. Mary

Added by M. Richards on Jul 21, 2013 11:17 AM

Wilda Dillion
RE: Baltazor infants
Norma, I think you are right about the death date for Francois Balthazor and I think you got the information from an obit. By 1884 all of his kids would have been dead or living in Kansas except Angelique and Francois Jr. They would have been the only ones mentioned. I've made him a memorial but am not sure what cemetery to put him in. I'm thinking St. James, Irwin.
After their mother died the oldest girl, Mary, raised her younger siblings. She never married. Years ago the secretary from St. James sent me a list of all the Balthazor entrants she found in the parish books. She had one that puzzled me. "November 6, 1883 buried Marie Balthazor deceased day before yesterday 22 years old." I could never figure out who this was. Now I wonder if this was misread and should be 55 years of age. Mary/Marie was born 25 June 1828. Has anyone published the records for St. James and if so how did they read this? Wilda

Added by Wilda Dillion on Apr 17, 2013 7:12 PM

Wilda Dillion
RE: Baltazor infants
Norma, I've got most of your books, but I quit working on my Canadian French line when you were still getting permmission to do the St. Rose records. I can't believe the hours and hours you put in doing these records, The one from Maternity of BVM is huge. and I imagine the one from St. Rose is too. I'm now trying to figure out who would appreciate all the books I've got from Kankakee and Cloud County, Kansas. Thanks for finding the info on little Gregoire. I thnk Marie Lucille only lived a short while and I think she must be buried at Maternity with her brother and both grandmothers.
None of the descendants of the patriarch Francois Baltazor/Balthazor, born in Canada in 1802 have found where he died and was buried. He and his oldest daughter, Mary, were in Kansas visiting his kids in 1880. I think they returned to Kankakee and wondered if they are in the St. Rose records. Mary was born in 1828 and never married. Thanks for all your help over the years and especially your books. Wilda

Added by Wilda Dillion on Apr 15, 2013 7:14 PM

Joseph Anthony
RE: L'Erable, Illinois Cemetery
hi. norma. i never actually saw a stone for joe mathy. i got the info from the iroquois county geneological ashkum township cemetary book from 2003 page21. in that book there is no entry for a ferdinand mathy. the book lists a location of A-5 as a plot location for joseph mathy.

Added by Joseph Anthony on Apr 14, 2013 9:21 AM

Wilda Dillion
Baltazor infants
Norma, did you or anyone else ever get to transcribe the records from Saint Rose, Kankakee? I have only half the information on two of the infants of Gregoire Balthazor and Lucie Goyette.
Gregoire was buried on 29 March 1863 at Maternity BVM at 5 weeks of age. Should have been baptized in Saint Rose the later part of February.
Marie Lucille was born 10 February 1866 and baptized on the 18th at Maternity of BVM. She died young. Record should be at Saint Rose.
Thank you for any help you can give me on this. Wilda Dillion

Added by Wilda Dillion on Apr 12, 2013 10:57 PM

Bob & Nancy Cannon
Scanned Obits
Please note what find a grave guidelines has posted about scanned obits under:...

Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?

"Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records. Similarly, you may NOT scan an obituary and add it as a photograph to a memorial record."

Thank you.

Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Mar 23, 2013 11:50 AM

Connie Carl
Clarence Christensen
I don't remember if I thanked you for these photo's or not. So if I did , well thank you again. I really apprciate it. Connie

Added by Connie Carl on Mar 12, 2013 7:28 PM

Thank you so much for getting the photo of Mabel's grave for me.

Added by mbrother11 on Mar 11, 2013 3:57 PM

Frank Patnaude

Congradulations on the fine memorials you are creating on find a grave.

Are you related to the Patnoudes? The memorials are very informative.

Frank Patnaude

Added by Frank Patnaude on Feb 26, 2013 10:07 AM

joe harrington
RE: Lillian Walsh
you need to transfer it to me before i can delete it

Added by joe harrington on Feb 15, 2013 6:42 PM

Patricia Brown
RE: Lillian Mathew Walsh
How wonderful that you helped fix this error. I moved the whole piece over to the Clifton Cemetery. Is there any way to merge?
I wanted to see if you would also link Gerald W. Walsh to his parents, Lillian and Emmett? He's in the same cemetery.
Thanks so very much!

Added by Patricia Brown on Feb 15, 2013 12:43 PM

Thank you for the corrected information on
Marie Denoyer...I have made the changes..

Added by Bette on Feb 12, 2013 9:54 PM

Hello from Belgium
Dear Norma,

The sister of François-Xavier LEMENAGER, Joséphine ° 28-12-1829 is one of my direct ancest
She married Constant Joseph LEONARD mu grand grand grand father (from my mother side, Claire LEONARD)

Fyi Francois-XAvier was the sun of Jean-Joseph LEMENAGER ° 13 July 1799, himself sun of Jean-François LEMENAGER ° 1764 in Percy, Basse Normandie (France)
He married Marie-Catherine BERTRAND ° 1754 the 18 august 1793 in a small Belgian village: Wastinnes
My family have still today a small chapel in this village

I will be very happy to x check these informations to complete my "genealogical tree"

I mainly follow the families:


Sorry but I'm not a english (US) native ;-)

My coordinates:

Léon, Ernest, Antoine LAMBERT ° 19 SEP 1958

Best regards,

Added by CLAIRVAL on Jan 14, 2013 3:06 PM

I have added an obituary for #97966712

Added by Vonlafin on Dec 30, 2012 10:36 PM

Jeff Hildenbrand
RE: Hildenbrands
Norma, thanks for the transfer. Am wondering where you got the information on Anton Hildenbrand's parents though. I have is back further than his parents though, dates of birth and deaths. Just wondering though. You might have some other information I would be looking for or pictures. Thanks again Norma.


Added by Jeff Hildenbrand on Dec 17, 2012 7:04 PM

Jeff Hildenbrand

I have been on find a grave for some time now and have most of my family listed now, but I was going to do a listing for Anton Hildenbrand and his wife and son William. I knew at the time that Antan and his family had know connection to my 3 great grandfather Henry Hildenbrand until I just happen to do a search on Hildenbrand in Iroquois count. I was shock at your listing for
Anton Hildenbrand with the name of his father and mother. Henry and Anton Have the same mother and father! What a stroke of luck, my Aunt and I both know of some of the brothers and sisters of Henry Hildenbrand, but never knew the name of Henry's older brother.

I am very pleased that you put the connection with the brothers and am wondering if you are related to the Hildenbrand's? If you are not I was wondering if you could let me manage Anton, Mary and William Hildenbrand? I live in Piper City, but am from Thawville and grew up there on the home farm. Looks like you have been hard at work doing listings and helping other, and that's good, I do my share of helping others and love doing my family history. Please let me know, and maybe we can help each other also.

Added by Jeff Hildenbrand on Dec 15, 2012 8:14 PM

Thank you for the transfers
Norma, Thank you for the transfers of Edward F and Minnie (Scott) Kelly in Mound Grove. I appreciate it very much!

Added by Sandy46 on Dec 15, 2012 10:15 AM

Eugene Joseph Lemenager
Thanks for all the Iroquois Co. memorials.

Conflict in place of death for Eugene Joseph Lemenager (brother of my great-great grandmother Dieudonnee).
Death Certificate from FamilySearch, 26 Jan 2011.

Department of Health : City of Chicago : Bureau of Vital Statistics
Report of Death in Lakeside Hospital
Eugene Lemenager
White Male, b. Belgium
Age 60
Lived in Illinois 43 years
Died on the 27th day of October 1899
Occupation: Farmer
Removed to hospital from Askhum Ill.
Place of burial: Ashkum Ill. 28 Oct 1899
Cause of death: Shock following operation

Died in Lakeside Hospital.
Chicago Daily Tribune (1872-1963)
Chicago, Illinois
29 Oct 1899

Added by clm on Nov 26, 2012 6:31 PM

Martin Kopuit
Fannie Ennen Hustedt
My thanks is great, you're doing great good work.

Added by Martin Kopuit on Oct 18, 2012 8:36 PM

Lisa Gerald
Henry Mathieu
Thank you for confirming his parents! Have updated the memorial.

Added by Lisa Gerald on Jul 07, 2012 4:07 PM

Brock / Simrell Family
Thanks again for your help with this family. I appreciate you adding the grave photos from Clifton Cemetery. Thanks again!

Added by Lanie on May 25, 2012 9:46 PM


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