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Old Country Roots (#47439370)
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Bio Photo I was born, raised and live in beautiful Northwestern Illinois. I love searching through old cemeteries for my family and helping others find theirs. I hope to get photos taken at many of the area cemeteries and posted on Find A Grave, as time permits. I am our family genealogist and love history and antiquing.


Some of the family surnames I am researching: Lyon/Lyons, Millet, Edwards, Mitchell, Goodmiller/Guthmuller, Keck, Johnson, Stone, Grandy, Hazelton, Machamer, Hartman, Dubs, DeLong, Keeler/Kahler, Culbertson, Clay, Ortmeier, Hoefer, Ploeger, Krugjohann, Bokemeier, Knauer, Rath, Haas, Handel, Groezinger, Accens, Miller, Schleuning, Schnider, Manion, Patton, Oldham, Kavanaugh, Noland, Vertrees, Layman, Williams, Nalley, Henderson

On my husbands side: Groezinger, Koepp, Gerner, Slonecker, Mapes, Osterday, Justus, Byrum, Beardsley



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Kevin Kleckner
RE: Please link
Suggested bio form my great grandma Kate.
#70895794

Rebecca Katherine (Kate) Fracher was born April 12, 1856 in Ward's Grove Township, Jo Daviess Co, IL about one mile southwest of Kent. She died March 16, 1942 of a stroke at the Morgan Nursing Home, Stockton, IL. She married David Clarence Kleckner on Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1983 at Freeport, IL. The Fracher children changed the spelling of their name to Frazier. David and Kate were farmers and bought most of their land from the Lewis Fracher estate.

David and Kate build a big new house in 1908, which was their pride and joy, but the house caught fire in the summer of 1938 and it burned to the ground. Many family mementos were lost in the fire. Kate was considered the best cook in the neighborhood, and the neighbors often commented on how they enjoyed thrashing day at the D.C. Kleckner farm for the big noon feast.
Added by Kevin Kleckner on May 28, 2015 8:03 AM
Kevin Kleckner
RE: Please link
Please link Aaron D Kleckner with his dad, John M Kleckner.
You have done some nice work here. I also saw your Thelma Finkenbinder picture that my dad showed me once. Thelma was Irene Kleckner Lyons daughter, my dads first cousin.
Very cool.
Kevin
Added by Kevin Kleckner on May 27, 2015 9:20 PM
Kevin Kleckner
RE: Please link
I keep bumping into you.
Nice work on Oscar, Cora and Merle Kleckner.
My dad used to visit Cora all the time. I got dragged along a few times too. I'm wondering where you fit in.
Kevin
Added by Kevin Kleckner on May 27, 2015 8:49 PM
Rhonda Hansch
Frank F. Pickard's wife
Hello, you have Frank F. Pickard's wife as Laura Penticoff - 92488105. I was wondering if you have any data for that? My records indicate that his 2nd wife was Laura E. Phillips, born May 6, 1886 and died July 12, 1860. She was the daughter of Orange H. and March C. (Gable) Phillips.

Thanks!
Rhonda Hansch 478587888
Added by Rhonda Hansch on May 27, 2015 10:51 AM
Kevin Kleckner
Please link
Hello again!
Would you please link your Oscar P Kleckner, 71775311 with his parents, 47925032 and 70895794 Dave and Kate.
There is one more brother, Clarence.
Thanks,
Kevin
Added by Kevin Kleckner on May 25, 2015 6:08 PM
Robin Maloney
Anna May Jones
Thank you for the updates to her memorial. I found her mother had been added to her father's memorial so have requested that link also.
Added by Robin Maloney on May 21, 2015 3:38 PM
Kevin Kleckner
RE: Richard Kleckner
Thanks!!
Small world!
That's a great picture. On the David C Kleckner memorial I put my dad's notes naming all the people in the picture.
It's a good one.
kk
Added by Kevin Kleckner on May 14, 2015 9:27 AM
Kevin Kleckner
Richard Kleckner
Hello!
Thanks for creating this, he's my dad.
Any chance I can take this page over?
Would appreciate it.
I've never tried this before.
Kevin
Added by Kevin Kleckner on May 14, 2015 7:25 AM
Dale Ratcliffe
Catherine Studebaker
Thank you for all your trouble looking for Catherine Studebaker's tombstone in Yellow Creek Cemetery. I really appreciate it!

Dale Ratcliffe
Added by Dale Ratcliffe on May 10, 2015 1:58 PM
JSOrorke
John Keech
Thank you so much for this photo. A few of us are trying to make sure the members of the 92nd Illinois Infantry are documented in Find A Grave. You've added another piece to this puzzle!
Added by JSOrorke on May 08, 2015 10:28 AM
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