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Joel Smith (#47077065)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo My father is the one i have to thank for getting me started on this website and taking pictures, his name is Lloyd Smith. We live in central Illinois, Getting pictures for people makes me feel wonderful. I guess i grew up thinking that if I help someone then maybe one day that person will help someone.... and then the ball will get rolling.

I currently work full time in a factory making steel tubing. I am also a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Plus i have two wonderful kids and a wife. So to say I don't have a lot of free time, but I will get pictures when i can.

Feel free to use any picture that I take for you for any family history sites, papers or what ever you need. I kinda feel the pictures belong more to you, the family than me.
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Thank you
Thank you for the transfer of Lizzie Buswell.
Added by Nicki on Nov 13, 2015 6:08 AM
St Germain Cemetery

I took a few pictures at the St Germain Cemetery before I noticed that you had claimed them - sorry about that. There is still one left unclaimed that I could not find.
Added by KJ on Sep 10, 2015 4:03 PM
Larry Kleine
Cotton Family Tree
You asked if I was related to them. No, I am not but a son-in-law's mother is a Cotton. I just enjoy updating and linking family members.
Added by Larry Kleine on Jul 08, 2015 9:15 AM
Larry Kleine
RE: cottons
No, I am not related to them but I have a son-in-law that is and he gave me a copy of Cotton genealogy and several others that someone had done.
And, not interested in any transfers to me. Thanks,
Added by Larry Kleine on Jun 25, 2015 8:25 AM
Cheryl Day
Kolb Pictures
Thanks for taking the pictures of the two gravesites for me. I really appreciate the help with my research.
Added by Cheryl Day on Jan 07, 2015 5:51 AM
Stephen Connor Schneider
Thanks so much for Kathryn's headstone photo. I am way down south in Texas, and it would be highly unlikely for me to be able to get to Benson anytime in the near future to take your photo. It is much appreciated.
Added by Stephen Connor Schneider on Jan 04, 2015 4:57 AM
Mary Ricketts
Thank you for the Mary's headstone photo.

Added by DBS on Jan 03, 2015 2:49 PM
Susan Myers Goettsch
Joel, Thank you so much for the photos of Oliver and Celia's graves !

Susan Myers Goettsch
Added by Susan Myers Goettsch on Jan 03, 2015 1:19 PM
Connie Jordan
RE: Ruther
The reason I sent a message to you I s that you had replied to message on Ron Combs find a grave page on Mar 23, 2013 about the Ruthers. He is related to the Ruthers and it looked like you had more info from your message.
Added by Connie Jordan on Nov 13, 2014 8:57 PM
Connie Jordan
Hi there, I was on another website and saw that you are related to frederick and wiebke ruther. I am their 2nd great grand daughter. Their son Wilhelm is my grandmothers father. Do you have and info past dominicus jurgen ruter?
How are you related.?
Added by Connie Jordan on Nov 13, 2014 7:05 PM
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