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macklin (#47294290)
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Bio Photo After a long hiatus, I am back searching the cemeteries of central and southern IL looking for ancestors. I always take my camera, but don't have a lot of time. Summer of 2011, I hope to get to Perry, Williamson, and Saline counties. If you have a request, please give a detailed description of who's stone you would like a photo of, ie: Cemetery, Names, dates, plot # if possible.
Whenever I create a memorial, I try to give as much info as possible about that person. If you find a mistake, please let me know (courteously, of course) and I will make a correction.

READ!
---Also, I don't mind anyone using my photos for their own records, but please do not post my photos on other websites (especially Ancestry or other pay to use websites) as your own. I believe in free genealogy & I certainly do not want my work charged for by others!

Surnames that I am researching in Cent. and
South. IL: Patterson, Fouts, Breeze, Copple, Cowgur (Cowger), Gunter, Crabb, Bateman, Noller, Brittain, Just, Kramlich, Cochran, Sieka (Sicka), Schubert, Worden, Nevers, DePontaut, Stein, Geiger, & Kuhn. I am open to exchanging genealogical info on any of these families.

I also would like to thank all the cousins out there that have made contact and contributed information and files for our family on this site.
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Cathleen Sheibley Miller Kalin
98708087 George Wilbur
Thanks so much for listing this memorial as well as the wonderful photo. With your permission I have posted it on my Ancestry site.

I believe he was in the civil war. Will get back to you with details.

Cathy
Added by Cathleen Sheibley Miller ... on Jul 09, 2015 8:52 AM
German-Irish Lady
Little Grove Cemetery
Thank you so much Wendy for letting me know that Find A Grave and Ancestry finally got their act together and straightened out the mess they made online for this cemetery. You would think as big as Ancestry is, and the money they make from charging people for the info, they would do some research before relocating cemeteries and changing the info that others have worked so hard to enter and get right. I like you, also believe that people shouldn't have to pay for info, but that is a lost cause because there will always be people willing to pay. After writing several e-mails to both Find A Grave and Ancestry, and calling Ancestry twice, I guess they figured out I wasn't going to give up so they better do something about correcting it. I hate to see this happen to others so I posted publically so others are able to watch their postings and make sure they don't get changed without their knowledge also. Now I will have to go back to all my research, and see if I can get it all back in there.
Thanks again for letting me know.
German-Irish Lady
Added by German-Irish Lady on Jun 10, 2015 3:02 PM
German-Irish Lady
Little Grove Cemetery
Thank you so much Wendy for letting me know that Find A Grave and Ancestry finally got their act together and straightened out the mess they made online for this cemetery. You would think as big as Ancestry is, and the money they make from charging people for the info, they would do some research before relocating cemeteries and changing the info that others have worked so hard to enter and get right. I like you, also believe that people shouldn't have to pay for info, but that is a lost cause because there will always be people willing to pay. After writing several e-mails to both Find A Grave and Ancestry, and calling Ancestry twice, I guess they figured out I wasn't going to give up so they better do something about correcting it. I hate to see this happen to others so I posted publically so others are able to watch their postings and make sure they don't get changed without their knowledge also. Now I will have to go back to all my research, and see if I can get it all back in there.
Thanks again for letting me know.
German-Irish Lady
Added by German-Irish Lady on Jun 10, 2015 3:02 PM
NChirco
Memorial# 90139037
Re:John W Tyler can you tell me if you have sources for attributing his parents as being Russel and Nancy? Or where you got this information?
My conundrum is that I believe my 2 great grandfather, who was also John W Tyler born 1834 was their son. I might be wrong. I do know there were two of the same (John) name and almost same age from Jefferson County, IL
Hope you can shed some light on this.
Nancy
Added by NChirco on Jun 09, 2015 11:01 PM
German-Irish Lady
Little Grove Cemetery
By the way, I have sent messages to find a grave and have not heard anything from them, but have been told it can take months for them to get back to me.
Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 27, 2015 7:43 PM
German-Irish Lady
Little Grove Cemetery
I have no idea what happened. I just went to enter a little more info on my family and found that they had changed the cemetery from Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, IL to Jefferson City, Jefferson County, IL. I have deleted my info for this cemetery, because I am not one to purposedly enter bad info and have people going to the wrong places to check things out. I thought since I entered the original info, for it to be changed I would have to change it, but I guess not since the info for the whole cemetery was changed without my knowledge. There is also a Little Grove Cemetery listed in Walnut Hill, Marion County, Il but none of that info is mine, but it is the same cemetery. The north/south dividing line for Walnut Hill is Walnut Hill Road. The south side of Walnut Hill (where the cemetery is) is in Jefferson County, and the north side of Walnut hill is in Marion County. I also checked with the Post Office and also the county and was told there is no Jefferson City in Jefferson or Marion County, in IL.
This is not the only town in IL that is in two or more counties and when people enter the info, they don't find out what county they are talking about. This is the first time my info has been changed without me changing it and it is very frustrating with all the work I have done.
Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 27, 2015 7:40 PM
German-Irish Lady
Cemetery didn't just get up and move
To: Find A Grave users
Yesterday, I went to look up and add family on Find A Grave, in Little Grove Cemetery in Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois. On find a grave, this cemetery has some how been newly removed, from Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois to Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Illinois. I have a lot of family buried in this cemetery and as of yesterday, it is still located where it has always been, in Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois.
I have been on Find A Grave for over 10 years, and this is ridiculous that this has happened. When I discovered this error, I checked with others that have family buried there and they checked it out also and everyone feels that there must be someone there changing things at the site itself for this to have happened.
Please check on this and get it straightened out. The changes that are going on at Find A Grave are not helping people, just confusing them.

German-Irish Lady
Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 20, 2015 3:12 PM
BjJ
RE: Mary Copple Bayly
oops, I don't have my e-mail posted, so just send me a note on the memorial number I gave you.
Added by BjJ on Mar 29, 2015 7:26 PM
BjJ
RE: Mary Copple Bayly
I found her maiden name based on the obit of one of her daughters, Nora. On a lark, I searched the archived newspaper files and found a very interesting article regarding her unusual death. It does state her mother's name as Mrs. Riley Copple. I saved the article as a PDF file for you but you will need to contact me and give me your e-mail so that I can send it to you. You can send it to me on the Edit tab of her daughter, memorial #63085581, or my e-mail is on my bio page.
Added by BjJ on Mar 29, 2015 7:25 PM
Peggy Hetlage
Oscar Bonner
Hi, I'm related to Oscar Fitzallen Bonner. I don't know how closely you are related, but as I reviewed this memorial, his headstone says born in 1875, but his WWI draft application says 1877.

I've tried for years to get a copy of his birth certificate, as I am very curious why he was born so much later than his siblings. (always wondered if he was really the son of one of his listed sisters instead...) If you by any chance have a copy of that, I would be SOO grateful!

Peggy Hetlage
Added by Peggy Hetlage on Jan 10, 2015 12:24 PM
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