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mary hogansmith (#47088965)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 15 days
Display at O'Fallon City Hall
Hi Mary,

I saw your display at the City Hall, It was just wonderful, I loved it, you did a fantastic job. Arlene White was a dear friend of mine. Their family are the sweetest people.

I would have loved to have been able to look through the book more. I was able to read some of it, have you ever thought about putting a copy in the O'Fallon Library?

Thank you for all the great work you do for FindAGrave, and Sage Cemetery.


Added by Sue on Mar 05, 2016 12:29 PM

RE: Susan Branwhite in Fernwood Cemetery
Hello Mary, the memorials have been transferred to you. Thank you for sharing your story with me. I'm glad I was able to help you find out something about your family members, especially your 3X great grandmother!

Added by sid on Oct 20, 2014 4:14 PM

RE: Susan Branwhite in Fernwood Cemetery
Would you like to have those memorials transferred to your management?

Added by sid on Oct 19, 2014 7:51 PM

RE: Susan Branwhite in Fernwood Cemetery
Thank you! Yes, there was a William B. Branwhite. Also listed on their stone were Abigail Russell, Clarence Baldwin and Laura Baldwin. I will create memorials for them.

Added by sid on Oct 19, 2014 12:52 PM

Susan Branwhite in Fernwood Cemetery
Hello, you have a photo request for Robert Branwhite, which I have claimed. Could you also add a photo request for Susan Branwhite so I can claim it?
Thanks, Sid

Added by sid on Oct 19, 2014 12:00 PM

RE: Nogalski JB St. Louis
Use my photos as you like.

Added by Remo on Sep 18, 2013 7:16 PM

The Foristell Cemetery
Well, Mary, I've been cleaning up records for Smith Methodist, including listing memorials that are only in the book and that I didn't find there. Thank you for transferring the memorials to me. Together we've about got it done. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Added by KittenCat on Nov 23, 2012 3:26 PM

Melody Roswell
Emil Kinst information
Hi Mary,
I have Emil Kinst b. 31 Mar 1853 in Antwerp, Belgium, France who died 20 Nov 1934 at Norwood Park, Cook Co. IL. His death index (Illinois) states that he was 81 years old, so it should be that he was born in 1853. However, because of the fact that all other resourse state it was 1850 I have put down an alternate date of 31 Mar 1850 in my personal files for this person. You don't happen to know when Catherine Finnegan was born do you? Emil's family is related to the Thomas Joseph Martin family because Thomas married Emil's older sister, and he was enumerated with them in one of the census "Chicago, Cook Co. IL". I have found that Emil's family of Kinst are buried at St. Boniface Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co. IL and is not far from where Thomas and Catharine lived at that time, two of their children are also buried there at the St. Boniface Cemetery.
However, Mary is not the name of Emil's mother because on the passenger list for this family it names her as Jeanette and his father is Louis Kinst. Louis's real name is Jean Louis Kinst and I haven't found the maiden name of his wife's yet but do not think that it is Mary unless that is her middle name? Hum, let me know what you think alright?

Added by Melody Roswell on Nov 06, 2012 9:14 PM

Melody Roswell
RE: Kinst
Yes, I know about Emile and Catherine Finnegan-Kinst as they were married on 22 Feb 1873 in Chicago, Cook Co. IL per the marriage records of that state. I did not know that they had split their residency between Chicago, IL and Wisconsin though. I know that Catherine was born in Wisconsin but didn't know that they were going back and forth so much. I do know that Catherine's father was Edward Finnegan and her mother Catherine Connelly, but however, that is about all I have on them at this point. How are you so sure that they didn't have any children? I know that from what is on findagrave when Catherine Finnegan-Kinst died but have no idea when Emile died. Will have to go looking for that information I guess. Thanks!
Have a great day!

Added by Melody Roswell on Apr 29, 2012 7:11 PM

RE: Finnegan
Mary I think we come from the same Finnegan's too. I have a few cousins that look very much like Alice. I think we have been in touch via ancestry . com in the past.

Added by Colleen on Apr 26, 2012 2:02 PM

Jane Denny
Smith Chapel
Your list of Ogelsby burials in Smith Chapel was much appreciated! Because my one Ogelsby memorial was omitted, I supposed his memorial will remain in the Foristell Colored Cemetery of St. Charles County. If you obtain different information, please let me know. I send you many thanks on your careful research and your efforts to share.

Added by Jane Denny on Apr 23, 2012 9:32 AM

Jane Denny
RE: Re Foristell Cemetery
Thanks, Mary, for attempting obtain list of Ogelsby and Wyatt burials in Foristell. I do believe you have the correct cemetery. Jane

Added by Jane Denny on Apr 14, 2012 11:57 AM

Jane Denny
RE: Foristell Cemetery
Your addition of Smith Chapel to Findagrave is lovely!
I did not list Foristell Colored Cem. When I added three memorials there, I attempted to reach contributor of the other memorials thinking that he added the cemetery. I received no response.
With one Oglesby and two Wyatt entries there, I'm thinking that I should transfer them to your Smith Chapel. Seems the two cemeteries are the same, but I cannot confirm. Might you have a list of those buried in Smith Chapel Cemetery?
Thank you so much for getting in touch!

Added by Jane Denny on Apr 10, 2012 9:07 PM

RE: Joseph Bodeman
am not related, I just track old railroaders as I am one myself..DC on Line states he died at Jewish Hospital St. Louis. wife Rose mary and lived at 753 Ponce, St. Louis. son of John and Elizabeth Gimbler Bodeman. information by John Cummings. died of Pancreas cancer and Generalized Carcinomatosis. All the info I have..Merry Christmas Mike in Missouri

Added by JMW on Dec 22, 2010 12:31 PM

Evelyn Lynch Cochran
RE: Myers Fredonia Cemetary
I didn't find anymore Myers buried there but a lot of spaces around some of the stones which may be unmarked graves.

The Crawford County Historical&Genealogical Society have cemetery books. There website is

Added by Evelyn Lynch Cochran on Jul 25, 2010 6:23 AM

Sage Chapel Cem.
Hi Mary,

I just had a great idea. What if we have a clean up party for the cemetery, leave flowers on the graves. Then take a picture of you, I and some descendants by the sign, get an article in the O'Fallon newspaper, asking for help to find documents on the cemetery and telling a little history of it, and that you are trying to get it on the Historical site list.

I think it would spark interest in the cemetery and help you move forward with your plan.


Added by Sue on Feb 17, 2010 10:20 AM

Sage Chapel Cemetery
Hi Mary,

I am working on getting more info., I found a great article about the cemetery. I am friends with a family that has family buried there. I'll let you know what I find. "My friend said it was Sage Church, named after the sage fields that grew wild on the middle portion of the Sonderen property. Black folks used to gather in those sage fields to worship and later on pooled their resources to build the church." this was in the article 2004.


Added by Sue on Feb 03, 2010 2:41 PM

I've been looking at the cemetery for a while. Last summer I went in the VFW hall to ask about it. It needed the grass cut, I asked who took care of it. I thought it was part of the VFW. They said it was an old colored cemetery, and told me a church owned it and they still use it. They said someone cuts it once a year or so. That's about all I heard of it. Have you talked to the church?


Added by Sue on Feb 02, 2010 9:35 PM

Sage Chapel Cem.
Hi Mary,

I added a couple of headstones for this cemetery, and a pending Cemetery photo. It looks like you got all the memorials for the cemetery, good work. I'd been looking here and thinking someone should enter it in Find A Grave.
I didn't look at all the memorials, but the ones I did were done by you.


Added by Sue on Feb 02, 2010 5:04 PM

Mark Kemp
RE: John Newton Myers
You are right, I got the info from others, It looks to be not correct.

Added by Mark Kemp on Dec 26, 2009 5:45 PM

Mark Kemp
RE: John Newton Myers
Christopher [4] Columbus Myers, father is Caleb [4] Myers, B. 28 Feb 1802 @ Scott, Virginia, D. 30 Jul 1890, Wife Mary [4] Seaver, B. 01 Jul 1812, @ Scott, Virginia, D. 07 May 1888, @ Crawford Co., Indiana. They also are in the Fredonia Cemetery, in Crawford Co., Indiana. The Myers and Kemp's married some in Crawford Co., Indiana

Added by Mark Kemp on Dec 21, 2009 3:17 PM

Mark Kemp
RE: John Newton Myers
Christopher [4] Columbus Myers,B. 30 Jul 1847 @ 30 Jul 1847, and wife Martha [4] Jane Williams, are both buried in the Fredonia Cemetery. I only have one child for them. John [4] Newton Myers, and his wife, Harkness [4] Elaine Myers

Added by Mark Kemp on Dec 21, 2009 3:12 PM

RE: Transfer
You're welcome! I'm so glad to hear this! Thanks for letting me know.

Added by T.V.F.T.H. on Oct 31, 2009 2:12 PM

Jeannie Collins
RE: Oak Hill Pictures
You are more than welcome, Mary. I did clean up some records but I didn't do all the work. Some other kind soul helped combine the websites--probably the site moderator. Let me know if you need anything else from Oak Hill. I now know that cemetery like the back of my hand and many of my family members are buried there also, so I do go there from time-to-time. Have a nice day!


Added by Jeannie Collins on Aug 08, 2009 4:02 PM

Patricia Gilliland Devoti
Thanks again for your interest & effort.

Added by Patricia Gilliland Devoti on Aug 02, 2009 11:33 PM


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