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Norm Prince (#46983728)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 22 days
Ken Johnson
Thanks for taking and posting photos of the headstones of Julius and Wilhelmina Kurdelmier in the Denison cemetery. I didn't realize they spelled their name as "Kurdelmier" until I saw your photo. Thanks again! -- Ken Johnson

Added by Ken Johnson on Sep 23, 2016 4:28 PM

Dan Hoffman
Mildred Adle
Thank you for searching for the marker for the infant Mildred Adle buried in the Oakland Cemetery. Even though you found that there was no marker, the information you provided from the records was very helpful and I have included a note on the memorial page indicating that a marker is not there. The three Hovers in that plot were her mother's family. Best, Dan

Added by Dan Hoffman on Sep 22, 2016 11:11 AM

Love My Ancestors
Samuel Moffitt
Thank you for the information, however, since I did not put on the picture, I am not able to take the photo off. You will need to contact the contributor that put on the photo - Anonymous. Thanks.

Added by Love My Ancestors on Aug 02, 2016 6:26 AM

John Johnston
3 Brothers Johnston
3 Brothers Johnston (John, William, Thomas)

Between 1845 and 1850 three of the sons of William and Mary Johnston of County Fermanaugh, Ireland, removed themselves and there families to the `new world'. They arrived at the port of New Orleans and traveled up the Mississippi River to Rock Island, Illinois. The three brothers and their families settled in Bowling township, Rock Island county and Preemption and Perryton township, Mercer county. The families had a habit of inter-marrying and if one was to look closely at the following chart they would find several cases of first cousins beginning a family. Along with marring other Johnston's, the offspring of the brothers married into other Irish families with the names listed on the heading. The Johnston and Hutchinson name is not as well known in the three township today, as it was 100 years ago, but I am sure there are a number of person who could trace their ancestors back to one of these Orangemen. I would be most interested in corresponding with any person researching these Mercer and Rock Island county names. The following tree only shows the three brothers and their children; much more information is available for those that have an interest in this family.

I may be oldest living descendent of John above. He is my great great great grandfather.

Joseph Johnston (my great great grandfather)
John W. Johnston (my great grandfather)
John L. Johnston (my grandfather)
John Deloss Johnston (my father)

Added by John Johnston on Jul 23, 2016 7:49 PM

RE: Homestead Cemetery
Mr. Prince -
Sorry for the long delay, but this is in response to your message:
"Just wondered if you had looked at all sides of the tall stone as John Guinty's wife is not listed in this cemetery but their son is. His wife was Mary Agnes and I believe went by her middle name, Agnes, and died prior to him.
John's Grave Memorial# 101539992
Thank you for any help as well as all you have done to offer stone pictures for those of us to far away."
I did look at all sides - Your email came a day after I had been there! I went back to the cemetery recently. The north side of the stone has writing, but the outdoor elements have worn everything away. The west and south side is what I have posted, and the east side is blank. If you want current photos of all sides, I can email them to you, just send me your email. Thanks. J Coker

Added by Coker on Jul 07, 2016 12:43 PM

Greg Bowes
RE: Family of John Bowes and Jane Adams
Thanks for contacting me Norm. YES I would like any information you could share. I have very little information about this branch of my family. Thank you in advance!
My email address is:


Added by Greg Bowes on Jul 04, 2016 7:40 PM

James Odland
Edward Sierer (60703744)

Thank you for adding your photo of Edward' grave marker on to his memorial. Edward' memorial has his last name wrong so I informed the manager of the memorial to correct it.


Added by James Odland on May 11, 2016 2:03 PM

RE: Edna Eckhoff
I wonder about that also. I have found engravings that are incorrect. This may be one of them. The other references seem to be pretty accurate of Christine as a middle name. I wonder if she had a nick name, or another middle name?

Added by Rod on May 04, 2016 6:18 AM

Marjorie Ashcraft
Sorry...I see I made a mistake on location...


Added by Patricia on May 03, 2016 3:30 PM

Mike & Robbie
Wm & Jane Blakely
Thanks for the additional information on William and Jane Blakely that are buried in Woods Cemetery, Rock Island County, Illinois.

Added by Mike & Robbie on Apr 28, 2016 6:09 AM

RE: John L Long 1833-1930
Sorry, I do not have any connections to John Long.

r/Dan Long

Added by drlong79 on Mar 21, 2016 4:06 PM

Robin Petersen
Larry R. Petersen #42988711
I am Larry's daughter he passed away almost 5 years ago. I was wondering if you would transfer him to me so i can update his info and stuff. Thanks

Added by Robin Petersen on Feb 10, 2016 8:29 PM

Patrick Flahive
Memorial #36625252
Hello Mr. Prince, Amanda Wemp Grainger was my 3rd Great-Grandmother. Would you be willing to transfer management of her memorial to me? Thank you very much for your time. Patrick Flahive

Added by Patrick Flahive on Nov 09, 2015 4:21 AM

Pauline A Doonan or Pauline A Fortmann Doonan do appear to one and the same . This problem comes up with a second marriage and we may leave both names. Undecided
Thanks for noticing- Dave

Added by daveat1910 on Jun 15, 2015 7:04 AM

Memorial# 39246940
Thank you for the update and for all of your work here at Find a Grave. It is a lasting gift to so many people.

Added by RoseOfThePlains on Apr 29, 2015 5:16 AM

Linda B
Margaret Jane Doonan
Birth: Aug. 7, 1860
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 22, 1873
Mercer County
Illinois, USA [Edit Dates]

cause of death drowning per Roots Web posted by Robert Monson

Reynolds Press 5-28-1873
A daughter of Doonan living in Preemption township drowned last Thursday. Age about 15 years. Her body was recovered.
I have read a note that she is buried in Grace churchyard. I don't find a cemetery by that name.
[Edit Bio]
Family links: [Edit]
Robert Doonan (1830 - 1875)
Margaret L Little Johnston (1830 - 1902)
Please enter this information in your memorial for Margaret Jane Doonan. Then I'll delete mine. I did not have cemetery information. Linda B 47272982

Added by Linda B on Apr 28, 2015 10:17 AM

Sharon Christensen
RE: Sarah Kerby
You are welcome for the photo.

Added by Sharon Christensen on Apr 08, 2015 8:18 PM

Mike & Robbie
James Blakley
Thank you for the additional information about James Blakley who was struck by lightning near Preemption, Illinois. The information has been added to the memorial page for him. Thank you.

Mike & Robbie

Added by Mike & Robbie on Apr 06, 2015 2:54 PM

Robert S. Morrison
RE: Morrison
Thank you for the Obit reference clarification. I added it to John Morrison's Memorial.

Yes, I would be interested in finding out additional information on my Irish side.


Added by Robert S. Morrison on Feb 27, 2015 11:06 PM

Gloria Tune
RE: Gorsuch family grave photo
Thanks Norm,

No, I am researching for a good friend who is the relative. She is the granddaughter of Hazel Vida Butler who married Willard Osmun. Hazel's parents were Otha John Butler and wife Sarah Elizabeth Gorsuch, Find A Grave Memorial# 86167729 & were my friends g. grandparents.

Sarah Gorsuch Butler was the daughter of Thomas Bosley Gorsuch & wife Margaret Ann Murrow Gorsuch.

Thanks again!

Added by Gloria Tune on Feb 25, 2015 3:19 PM

Gloria Tune
Gorsuch family grave photo
Hi Norm,

Would you mind if I kept a copy of the Gorsuch family gravestone you submitted at

It would be for private use of the family.

Thanks for your work at this website!

Added by Gloria Tune on Feb 25, 2015 2:05 PM

Janet LaMotte
Evelyn Dawson
I believe you are referring to a different Evelyn Dawson. There is a Social Security Death Index for my Evelyn and the years match the years on her gravestone.

Added by Janet LaMotte on Dec 23, 2014 8:27 AM

Dusty Poss
Earl and Lester Rayner
Dear Norm,

I've just transferred the memorials for Earl (116034265) and Lester (116033959) Rayner to you. Looking at them now, I'm kind of embarrassed that I posted such a poor photo. If I can locate them again on my next trip, I'll re-do it. Or if you replace it yourself, I won't be offended.

Kind regards,
Dusty Poss

Added by Dusty Poss on Oct 24, 2014 1:18 PM

Kenny E
Sarah B Wadsworth Inman
HI Norm I sent u a edit on Sarah Memorial# 82840629
here is her online obit this will help u Thanks Kenny in Kansas.

Added by Kenny E on Sep 16, 2014 9:25 PM

Dusty Poss
RE: Thomas Rayner
Dear Norm,

I just made the transfer of Thomas Rayner, Louis Prince, and Rae Prince to you, and I was very happy to do it. It makes my day whenever someone asks because it makes me feel like my time in documenting a grave was worthwhile.

Kind regards,

Added by Dusty Poss on Sep 04, 2014 3:04 PM


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