I am deep into my family history. I love going to cemeteries when my health permits. If there are any pictures you would like to use in your private trees, feel free please just give me credit. I am here to help if I can :) And the name....some just don't understand why I would want to walk in a cemetery and take pictures...but I love it :)
Edith (Scott) Staley Please link Edith (Scott) Staley with her husband Orie Staley's memorial. You can see them together on their gravestone. Orie Staley is son of Thaddeus Stevens Staley and Minnie May Brookman. If you would like, feel free to transfer Orie and Edith to me and I will connect them with their families. Minnie May Brookman is daughter of Christopher Brookman and Rosetta J. Sledge.
Sandy Whalen-Bauer (#47866139)
Thaddeus is a brother of my great-great-grandmother. Their parents are William Staley and Martha Elizabeth (Underwood) Staley buried at Black Oak Ridge Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL
Gravestone of Sarah Hogue I would like to see a picture of her stone so that I can try to read everything on it. Also is there a stone for her daughter Lissa born in 1880 or 1881 and died at that time period. Thank You,. Elaine Lee Kern nee Matthews nee Hogue.
RE: Ritty Margaret Jordan Lane I do understand however I would like to note that she was a Jordan (spelling of name on heading is incorrect) and who her parents were. This will assist anyone else who may be doing the extension connections on their families. I have her obit if you would like it.
Ritty Margaret Jordan Lane You are truly UNDERSTOOD by all avid genealogists wanting to preserve their family histories and your service is greatly appreciated. With that said, I wonder if you would be so kind as to transfer the above person to me so I may include her Jordan history. She is the daughter of Curtis Jordan and Sarah Estes - both cousins 4x removed but an integral part of my Jordan and Estes family. Thank you in advance. Dorcas Arvilla Jordan (Jo) Cluck firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua, Benjamin, Sophia Brake Cindy Ford & Misty Flannigan listed my ancestors markers at the Sugar Camp Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois. 'Find a Grave' doesn't list them. Do you have any record of a Joshua Brake, Benjamin Franklin Brake and a Sophia Elizabeth Brake? If so, are there any photos? Thanks, Ron Brake of Eureka, MO.
Joseph A. Zahn was born born October 17, 184. He came to Illinois from Indiana and most of his life was spent in Jefferson County Illinois.
He conducted a shoe shop in Belle Rive for some time, but retired from that business to enter general farming and stock raising, in which he was very successful. He dealt in stock as a buyer and shipper and farmed extensively in Moores Prairie Township. He was very energetic and industrious and a man of excellent business judgement. He farm was on of the best in Jefferson County and thoroughly cultivated ad always kept in the best of order.
For 10 years he held a position of great responsibility at the Chester Penitentiary where he was in charge of the farming interest of that institution. He also had charge of the purchase of cattle and other stock of the institution and saved the State of Illinois much money with his knowledge of the department with which he was connected.
Mr. Zahn was supervisor of Moores Prairie Township and held other offices of importance in the township. He was married to Miss Ellen McPherson and they were parents of the following children. Van A Fred R Dene W Goldie
His son Van A Zahn served his country during the Spanish American War and for many years worked for the Federal Government in Washington DC.
Mr. Zahn died of blood poisoning on March 24 1921 and was buried at Richardson Hill Cemetery.