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Karen K (#47152592)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 14 days
Doris Vonheeder
I sent you an edit regarding the death place of Ed Enslow in July 1892. I have an old postcard from A.E. (Abraham) Balm to his brother, that gives a short detail of Ed's death and place of burial. Ed died of consumption at Pueblo, Colorado enroute to pickup a springer and was taken back home for burial.

Added by Doris Vonheeder on Oct 12, 2016 1:47 PM

Thank you
Thanks so much for your gravestone photos for Andrew Bowser. Your efforts are much appreciated. Rose

Added by familyheritagerose on Aug 19, 2016 5:34 PM

Tom Ledoux
RE: Photo of James Truesdell
Thanks Karen!

Added by Tom Ledoux on Aug 04, 2016 5:11 PM

Tom Ledoux
Photo of James Truesdell
Karen, thanks for the photo! May I use is on my 'Vermont in the Civil War' project site?
Tom Ledoux

Added by Tom Ledoux on Aug 04, 2016 10:08 AM

Chapman Photos
Thank you so much for the Chapman grave stone photos.


Added by Connie on Jul 27, 2016 9:50 AM

Wayne Foster
Phebe Cowles
I have been trying (without success) to find proof that Phebe was born in VT. Do you know of a source document for this birthplace. Thank you, Wayne Foster

Added by Wayne Foster on Jun 15, 2016 2:50 PM

Susan Buckley
Dear Karen, I cant tell you what it means to me to have such a nice photo of Emma's grave. Thank you soooo much. I would like to ask you ( if you live in that area) if you found any reference to her father George's death between 1900-1905. Her Mother died in Buffalo but Have not been able to locate her father. Thank you for your help. My e mail is . Susan

Added by Susan Buckley on May 24, 2016 10:26 AM

LeRoy L. Smith
#153226820, Wlilliam Wallis
Hello Karen; Just happened to notice. Someone has Edited parents to the above listed memorial that are younger than he (William) is. Thank you for all the memorials and Best Wishes.

Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Apr 21, 2016 3:18 PM

Mary Huffaker
Cowles family
Karen, I sent you an email this morning. Just want to be sure it doesn't end up in your spam folder.

Added by Mary Huffaker on Apr 05, 2016 12:28 PM

Bonnie Shirley Amery
Thank You
Thank You for the thrill you have given me of visiting the Jefferson's final resting place.

Lovely photo.

For those in the future which get to view it also, thank You.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Mar 21, 2016 11:00 PM

Mary Sicard
Marjorie Powers
Thank you for posting a photo of her tombstone on her memorial page.

Added by Mary Sicard on Mar 21, 2016 10:00 PM

Bernard & Viola Vass
Thanks for taking the time to photograph the stone of Bernard & Viola Vass, much appreciated.

Added by Margaret on Mar 10, 2016 6:10 AM

Kathy Burr
Gelsthorpe phot request
thanks so much for your efforts and for the information!!!! :) k

Added by Kathy Burr on Mar 07, 2016 3:34 PM

Amy Elizabeth
RE: Van Hyning memorials
It was definitely someone else who created the memorials, I think her name was Deborah Spengler?

Added by Amy Elizabeth on Jan 09, 2016 8:34 AM

Amy Elizabeth
RE: Van Hyning memorials
Hi Karen, I'm trying to remember now - were there memorials of the same people in both? I just looked on Pitman Chapel Cemetery and there are no Van Hynings listed at all. Were they removed by you or someone else maybe? I deal with so many of the Van Hyning memorials that it's hard for me to keep track. I will try contacting the owner of the Van Hyning memorials in Pitman Cemetery and ask them to change the cemetery to Pitman Chapel since that is where they really are. Thank you for discovering this! - Amy Van Hyning

Added by Amy Elizabeth on Jan 07, 2016 4:14 PM

Amy Elizabeth
Joel Van Hyning (1808-1863)
Hi again Karen - I'm making a similar request for Joel's headstone you recently posted. It is a duplicate memorial (#139152459) and I've put in a request for that person to delete the memorial. In the meantime, would you be willing to post Joel's headstone photo to the original memorial page (#92901403)? Thank you in advance :)

Added by Amy Elizabeth on Dec 31, 2015 3:09 PM

Amy Elizabeth
Tearsey Thomas Van Hyning (1811-1883)
Hi Karen! Thank you so much for photographing Tearsey Thomas Van Hyning's headstone in Pitman Cemetery recently. The memorial you've posted it to is actually a duplicate (#139152460). I was wondering if you would be willing to re-submit your photo to the original memorial (#92901486)? Thank you so much, and have a happy new year! - Amy Van Hyning

Added by Amy Elizabeth on Dec 31, 2015 2:59 PM

Gord Hunter
Charley Glasner
My Genealogy program says "Carl Frank Glasner is the grand uncle of Gordon Bruce Hunter. Their common ancestors are Daniel Glasner [ II ] and Mary Frank Budke.

I had found a record of "Carl F Glasner" in a church in Fort Madison, including the info that he died young, but no date. I have a copy of his Baptism certificate.

Your entry in find-a-grave has filled in a blank.

I sure would appreciate a photo if/when you get a chance.

Thanks Karen


Added by Gord Hunter on Dec 30, 2015 9:35 PM

Noah Rutherford
Hello again,

I found enough this afternoon to confirm that the Noah Rutherford who was married to Mary Woodside is definitely not the same Noah Rutherford who lived in Calhoun County. I didn't want to mislead you with what I found earlier.

The memorial for the Noah who was married to Mary Woodside is #58974863. He's much too young to be the right man in Calhoun next door to John Rutherford in 1855.


Added by Lynn on Dec 30, 2015 2:14 PM

RE: Elizabeth Rutherford Shaw

Charles L. Bush ties into the Bush family in Calhoun County. His sister, Caroline, married a Kinder which is how I am linked to the Bush family.

Interesting. More looking to do!


Added by Lynn on Dec 30, 2015 12:54 PM

RE: Elizabeth Rutherford Shaw
Hi Karen,

I did some checking in regard to your question. I couldn't find any proof, but I would almost bet you are right. The circumstantial evidence is very strong.

John and Elizabeth were both from Virginia, and were born in a time frame that would suggest they were siblings. That doesn't prove anything, but it's a consideration.

What's more unusual is that both John and Elizabeth were from Virginia. Most of those in Calhoun County had roots in Germany or Switzerland--northern Europeans liked the area because it was said that it reminded them of their homeland. You were more likely to find people speaking German in Calhoun County than English, until close to 1900. It was pretty unusual to find people with a southern background in that area, so it is significant that John and Elizabeth were both from Virginia.

Even more suggestive that John and Elizabeth were probably siblings is the fact that both of them had children named George and Emeline. Lots of Georges around, but Emeline is a rather unique name. How unusual that BOTH of them chose that name for a child. My experience suggests that this could be a lead as to the names of John and Elizabeth's parents. Again, no proof whatsoever, but it was very, very common to name children after one's parents. Might be something to think about when looking through old records.

How does your line come down from John and Margaret? I noticed a Noah Rutherford living next door to them in 1850, so I would assume he was their son. He, too, disappears after 1860. However, there is a birth record for a Gilbert Rutherford who was born to Noah Rutherford and Mary Woodside in 1895. Gilbert was born in Mt. Auburn Township in Illinois. That might be a lead as to finding John and Margaret or their descendants after 1860. Could father and son have moved their families away from Calhoun County together to Mt. Auburn?

A John D. Rutherford married Louisa Caroline Howard in Calhoun County on 27 Aug 1882. Could this be your 4X grandfather and a second wife? Or might it be one of his descendants? So many questions!

I feel fairly sure that Elizabeth and John Rutherford were siblings. I'll keep your theory in mind and let you know if I come across anything to prove or disprove it. I don't have a lot of hope of finding anything, but you never know. Sometimes information turns up when and where you least expect it!

Good luck in your search. Please be sure to let me know if you ever find anything one way or the other.


Added by Lynn on Dec 25, 2015 10:09 PM

Sandy Morrey
Daniel H Kern photo
Thank you very much for this photo, of Daniel and wife Emma. Sandy Morrey

Added by Sandy Morrey on Nov 19, 2015 2:12 PM

Sandy Morrey
Daniel H Kern photo
Thank you very much for this photo, of Daniel and wife Emma. Sandy Morrey

Added by Sandy Morrey on Nov 19, 2015 2:12 PM

H Y Penrod
Thank you sssooo much for the beautiful photo of their headstone, I was so thrilled to see that!! I really appreciate it. Thank you again!!!

Added by SRBentz on Nov 19, 2015 9:46 AM

William Watson

Added by cindra on Nov 02, 2015 4:35 PM


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