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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo 2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.

Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.

Origins of Companies
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.

2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.

I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.

I enjoy taking and posting photos.

Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.

I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.

I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to :)

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

Bert Stuart Odle #35280340
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
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85th IIL Infantry Co D (68)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (50)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (72)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (66)
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85th ILL Infantry Co I (48)
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Paulette Davis
Josephine is listed on Find a Grave under Josephine Ashurst, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, Ill. I don't know about the others but will check it out and let you know
Added by Paulette Davis on Oct 07, 2014 10:16 AM
Joseph G Golden
Thank you for the transfer and for your time and effort to create this memorial. Best Regards
Added by TJG on Oct 06, 2014 6:36 PM
Stephen Cantrell
RE: Pinkney
NP - we're a 'team'!
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Oct 04, 2014 7:06 AM
Desanne Muras
Job Carlock #32130782
Hi Debra, I am a descendent of Job Carlock and I see that you requested a photo quite a while back but the request has not been filled. Was wondering if you could remove your request and allow me to do one so that I can track it. Thanks so much and have a great day!
Added by Desanne Muras on Oct 02, 2014 7:02 AM
R Tiffany/Taylor
RE: George W Redfern #79496469
thanks for replying. It is easy to flip numbers for sure, just goes to show headstones can be incorrect. If I run across a death certificate and shows what you have recorded will let you know otherwise I will assume headstone is in error. Keep up the hard work!
Added by R Tiffany/Taylor on Sep 28, 2014 12:04 AM
R Tiffany/Taylor
George W Redfern #79496469
Was wondering about the differences in the birthdate for George, according to census 1867 is correct so the headstone is wrong I'm assuming.
Added by R Tiffany/Taylor on Sep 27, 2014 8:37 PM
Valarie Thompson
RE: Pearl Loux
Hi Debra,

Thank You so much, yes please transfer Pearl and her husband to me. Margaret Pearl Omer is the twin sister to Earl and siblings to my grandmother Ethel Helene. They were all very close. I appreciate your help so much! I wish I had pictures of all their headstones.

Thank You
Valarie Thompson
Added by Valarie Thompson on Sep 12, 2014 9:00 PM
I'm very interested in communicating with you in regards to the SHOWALTERS. In particular, I've hit a brick wall with David Showalter 1815-1890, Randolph, Indiana. Husband of Jamima Etter. If you would care to see if you can help me .. thanks.. His marriage license lists 'John Showalter' as his father.
Added by grnmax14 on Sep 11, 2014 8:18 PM
RE: Silzel
Hi, I just found your message in my old messages. I added another Silzel or two yesterday. The stones only had a first name and I finally made it back to the cemetery to do that. If you have more links let me know. That was at the Oakesdale Cemetery Whitman Co WA
Cheers! Rosalie
Added by ReconnectNow on Sep 10, 2014 2:00 PM
RE: John E Slater
I got a correcion today for my blank memorial at Hope Cemetery with John Conklin's full name, birth and death dates, his wife and children's names - WOW.
Added by Shawdau on Sep 07, 2014 3:49 PM
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