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pat janik (#46906080)
 member for 9 years, 7 months, 12 days
Judy (Moore) Hill
Mary A. Spraker Hill
Thank you so much, Pat!!

Judy Moore Hill

Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Jan 27, 2015 7:04 PM

Judy (Moore) Hill
Mary A. Spraker Hill

I went back and did a close-up of the gravestone for Mary A. Spraker Hill - Memorial# 43973180. It appears that the death date of 1851 may actually be 1854. The left side of the 4 is very faint just like the left side of the A. in her middle initial. If this is correct, then it would make sense to be the mother of Thomas Hill. When the weather improves, I will try to go check out this stone myself. Thanks!

Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Jan 27, 2015 9:51 AM

Judy (Moore) Hill
Mary A. Spraker Hill
Hi Pat,

On Find A Grave Memorial# 43973180, Mary cannot be the mother of Thomas Hill whose stone is listed as next to hers. According to Find A Grave stone listing, he was born 1853 and Mary died in 1851. Since John C. Hill married again in 1856 to Jane Pottorff and our family records do not show a marriage in-between, this is interesting.

A marriage license in Clark Co., IL on 7 Nov 1849 shows Mary Spraker marrying John Hill, she was 17.

She is then shown in his home in the 1850 Shelby Co., IN census enumerated on 25 Sept 1850. She is listed as 18 years old in this census.

John C. Hill and a previous wife, Barbara Kennedy (Kenneday) are my husband's ggg-grandparents.

Thank you!

Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Jan 27, 2015 8:45 AM

RE: Stanley Janik
Death put my reference on the memorial, but now it's gone. I believe it was Michigan Death Cert.s 1924-1954, BUT not sure.
You can find these on line thru
I'm not related .

Added by Chanavee on Jan 19, 2015 7:57 AM

RE: Stanley Janik
I deleted him. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. His death Cert. said he was cremated ?

Added by Chanavee on Jan 17, 2015 8:36 AM

Tom Reece
Steven Nagy
It's honor that Steven and others gave us.
Never Forget,

Added by Tom Reece on Oct 02, 2014 5:30 AM

Ann Ratke
RE: kathy Ratke
Kathy died: 6-2-2009 I think her last name was still Ratke I don't think she ever married. I am not positive but I think she had 6 children. I only know the name of the oldest, Theresa. I don't know any other details. Those girls never kept in touch much. We only got to talk to Kathy toward the end of her life. And yes I heard she had AIDs also alone with many other problems.

I don't know where Maryann is right now. She was in the hospital and then a nursing home, back and forth. She was homeless at times I guess. She got in touch with Tony and he went to see her but was only able to get her back to the hospital that she left too early because she got mad. She is not very cooperative I guess. When Tony went to help her all she wanted was to go buy beer and this while her throat was all bandaged up from surgery. She doesn't really want to help herself I guess. I am not sure if she ever was married.

Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 22, 2014 5:04 PM

Ann Ratke
RE: Kathy and Maryann
We don't have contact with Maryann. We use to hear from Kathy more.

Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 22, 2014 2:45 PM

Ann Ratke
RE: Anthony Ratke
Kathy and Chester passed away. Maryann not doing well.

Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 21, 2014 7:53 PM

Ann Ratke
RE: anthony ratke
I am Anthony's wife. He is the son of Anna Ratke. His name was not listed with his sisters and brother

Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 20, 2014 10:04 PM

Debra K Absher-Etzkorn
Theda Hughes Hatfield
Pat, I just recently saw your posting for 2012 requesting to hear from Ralph's daughter. I am his niece and Theda's granddaughter, Frieda's daughter Debbie. Please feel free to contact me at

Added by Debra K Absher-Etzkorn on Oct 28, 2013 4:31 PM

J. Edward Ross
Re: Julia Kubacki
Julia's niche cover was re-engraved to include her husband's birth and death dates. I've uploaded a current photo of the new niche cover. Please remove your now out-dated photo of her old niche cover.

Memorial ID No. 9951092


Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 02, 2013 11:36 PM

R Lerch
RE: Sarah Frank
I recommend you look at Rosehill Cemetery, Wunders Cemetery, Hebrew Cemetery, Montrose Cemetery and Bohemian National Cemetery on the north side of Chicago. Good Luck.

Added by R Lerch on May 31, 2013 6:32 AM

R Lerch
Sarah Frank
With regard to your photo request for Sarah and Floyd Frank at Graceland Cemetery, the cemetery genealogist reported back to me as follows:
Sarah Frank was cremated at Graceland Cemetery 12/06/1932 and her ashes returned to the undertaker. I do not find any records for Floyd Frank.
Diane Lanigan -Records
Sorry this does not meet your with your request,
Bob Lerch

Added by R Lerch on May 30, 2013 11:35 AM

RE: Regarding Amanda VanScyoc
I plan to contact the police department that was on the case shortly to see if I can learn more. And my family lived in Mt. Vernon so I'm not sure what family home you're talking about. But I do plan on doing my fair share of digging into the case. The other person involved deserves to be punished and instead she's off living life while Amanda seems to be forgotten.

Added by Audrey on Mar 22, 2013 8:54 PM

Regarding Amanda VanScyoc
Imagine being 20 years old and just beginning to find things out about your big sister's murder from when you were 9 years old. I'm back in Evansville and you better believe I plan on finding out everything I can. My entire family knows who killed Amanda and he died long ago, however there's one more person to blame and only God can punish her in the way she deserves.

Added by Audrey on Mar 21, 2013 9:50 PM

Michael Opitz
Frances Kajawa
You have me looking for her, & you already have her.

Added by Michael Opitz on Feb 17, 2013 1:51 PM

Pam Morris
Sarah Frank
Hi Pat, Sarah frank is my great aunt, If i remember right she is buried with my great grandparents. There is a unmarked grave in between two of the plots. I do not know if it was one of my aunts child or if it was one of my great grandparents children. is there anyway you can help me with that one. Then i was wondering if you know if my great grandma's parents are buried there also, last name is long. My great grandma's name is Elizabeth nee long, Garrett.Her brother should be there also but don't have thier names. and also don't know if there was more than one. would appreciate the help with this aas i am in Wis. Thank you much Pam

Added by Pam Morris on Sep 09, 2012 9:55 PM

RE: Eva Kubacki memorial # 94974475
A term grave is essentially a rented grave plot. The person is still buried in the cemetery -- they aren't moved; but other people are buried in the same plot and there usually only a marker for the most recent burial (if any at all).

Added by Lesli on Aug 30, 2012 9:23 PM

RE: Rudolph and Nettie Klack
You're very welcome. It was a pleasure.

Added by Roibeard on Aug 06, 2012 3:17 PM

Coy O. York
theda hatfield 72668578
Hello again Pat,
I think I misspoke earlier as memorial 72668578 was created by my good friend Dave Crouse 47355833 ( You'll have to ask him if he would transfer to you. I'll gladly send you the photo though.


Added by Coy O. York on Aug 05, 2012 12:43 PM

Coy O. York
RE: memorial # 39727060
I'm transferring the memorial to you. If you drop me your email address, I'll send you a copy of the picture.


Added by Coy O. York on Aug 05, 2012 12:24 PM

Coy O. York
memorial # 39727060
Hi Pat,
I photographed a lot of Lee County Graves a couple of days ago. You might want to look at memorial # 72668578. It has one of my pictures. She is in Red Hill cemetery which is a very tough one to get around. It's in Downtown Pennington Gap on the a back street not far from the fairgrounds.

Coy 46543951

Added by Coy O. York on Aug 04, 2012 7:28 PM

Chris Myers
Sure, you can use the photos.

Have you seen this page I have for him?

Added by Chris Myers on Apr 28, 2012 7:20 PM

Marcia Bruns Ferguson
RE: Adeline Tisserand Heines
Hi Pat,

The picture for Adeline Tisserand Heines was added by Chris Myers. So I guess you should contact him.

Marcia Bruns Ferguson

Added by Marcia Bruns Ferguson on Apr 27, 2012 7:17 PM


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