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Laura Hickle (#47769220)
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Bio Photo I caught the genealogy bug from my great-grandmother, who took very careful notes and kept records of everything under the sun! I have been working on my own family history for around fifteen years.

I have recently begun the project of trying to completely cover the Astoria, Illinois cemetery, combined with researching the corresponding obituaries in the local newspaper archives, as I have access to the microfilm records of the Argus-Searchlight and Astoria South Fulton Argus.

I am also in the process of transcribing and uploading the archived obits from that microfilm to the website of the Argus, It's a slow, one-person project and I can only work on it when I have time so unfortunately the online archives are far from complete. If there are any obituaries listed in their index that are not online, there is also public access to the microfilm at the Schuyler County Museum in Rushville, Ill.

I run a weekly newspaper column in the Argus compiling newsy tidbits from the historical archives, and it was a natural progression to study the local people themselves. In a way, it helps to bring the history to life!
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Deborah Carter
Hickles of Vermont IL
Thank you so much for photographing all of the Hickles of Vermont IL in the Vermont Cemetery. I am a descendant of Aaron Hickle & George W. Hickle. I have linked George W. Hickle and his son Wilmer Ray, together. I was so happy to find his parents and grandparents! Thanks again.
Added by Deborah Carter on Jun 28, 2014 9:15 AM
Gladys Bair
Laura, Thank you so much for working with Debra. Also appreciate the time and effort you took to get the headstone photo. As I asked previously, did you, by any chance, find her husband's gravesite? Also, wonder what became of the infant who, per the obit, was still living at the time of her death. Ah, the fun of researching is ahead!
Regards, Kaye
Added by Kaye on Nov 13, 2013 6:33 PM
RE: Gladys Bear memorial
Laura , thank you so much for the correction! I am glad you found my error. I will take you up on keeping my memorial since she is linked to her parents already. I will give you credit for the obit.
Thanks again
Added by Debra on Nov 13, 2013 7:35 AM
RE: Gladys Bear photo request
Hi Laura, Thanks for the heads up. Actually, I do have her as Gladys Bair in my database. I don't know why I didn't catch it! Debra is usually pretty good at following up any requests. I'm sure the two of you will work it out. I would appreciate someone letting me know which Memorial # ends up being the "right" one. By the way, did you, by any chance, find her husband's gravesite near her. I can't seem to find his death date or burial place.
Regards, Kaye
Added by Kaye on Nov 13, 2013 3:43 AM
RE: Robert Eugene Briney photo
Hi Laura, I can't remove your photo, but you can.
That happens to me sometimes, a glitch I guess.
All the best, Debra
Added by Debra on Oct 15, 2013 6:48 AM
RE: Iona Danner
Thank you
Added by Richard on Oct 14, 2013 4:09 AM
Joyce Chalmers
Thank you for the very nice headstone photos for the Kinman family. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Joyce Chalmers on Sep 03, 2013 2:01 PM
Diane Boand
RE: David Altenbern
I have connected him to his parents. David's father is Carl Frederick "Charley" Altenbernd and Caroline "Carrie" Strate. I have done a lot of research as I have added all the Altenbern and Altenbernd memorials. I'd have to back tract to find my source. The next time I am at the court house in Stephenson County I will look what I can find for you. I follow findagrave rules for transfers.
Added by Diane Boand on Aug 28, 2013 10:52 AM
Mike McMullen
Matthew McMullen - Astoria

Thank you for adding the photo as I was just now checking back on the memorial and took notice of your note about birth dates differnces. So, I choose you tombstone photo becuase I feel if it is in stone that is what goes on the memorial

Thanks again,

Added by Mike McMullen on Mar 23, 2013 2:34 PM
Barb Destromp
Elizabeth Buck in Fairfield
Elizabeth's mother was only age 39/40 not 50 when Elizabeth was born..
Added by Barb Destromp on Dec 23, 2012 3:13 AM
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