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Keri (#48150755)
 member for 2 years, 2 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I've always been interested in family history and genealogy, and doing a family history project where I was able to trace my grandmother's family back to 1600's Germany really fueled it.

Many of my memorials are for non-relative's graves that I photograph while walking through cemeteries. Please let me know if you would like any transferred to you.

The following text comes from "The Braidwood Story" which was published in 1957 and "is dedicated to the Pioneers of Braidwood, Illinois, to those who later promoted the city's welfare and to the interested generations that follow."


Joseph Honzik and wife came from Bohemia to America and Braidwood in 1877. He was employed in the mines until his retirement. They were the parents of a
large family, including the following boys: Jacob, Joseph, Anthony and Frank.

The widow survives and still lives here (1956), as do Joseph and Anthony of Chicago, who have summer homes here.

Joseph L., the youngest son, is an artist, who prepared the several pen and ink drawings that appear in the book."

Although this information has a few errors (the boys were named Joseph, Anthony, William, Frank, and George,) the book provide a treasured account of daily life and history in my grandfather Frank Honzik's hometown of Braidwood, Illinois.

Please visit the memorials I created for my grandfather and my cat.
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Messages left for Keri (215)[Leave Message]
RE: Waldheim
I did try to contact Waldheim, but no one replied :(
Added by Anna on Aug 30, 2015 11:40 AM
Caldwell Plot
Keri! You are amazing! And very busy today! Thank you for all your hard work. Yes, you covered everything I believe and then some. And thank you for the transfer as well. Covered alot of ground today and solved a couple of mysteries. I appreciate this very much.
Added by Deanna on Aug 29, 2015 10:12 PM
Charles Hoffman

Thanks very much for providing the photos for Joshua and Celesta Ecklund. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

Chuck Hoffman
Added by Charles Hoffman on Aug 29, 2015 7:02 PM
Linda Hare
RE: Woodlawn Cemetery
Keri, Thank you so much for your message regarding the Baumels in Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, IL. These are my husband's grandparents and I only know what I have found in their obits. His parents were divorced at an early age and he never met the Baumels, but I think it's important to know about your family even though you may not have met them.

I have contacted the funeral home to see if they can give me the location of the graves. If they contact me with that information, I will let you know. If I am not able to find it, I appreciate your willingness to take these photos and your response to my request.

Added by Linda Hare on Aug 28, 2015 7:27 AM
RE: Obituary
That's great, thank you, and her name is Emily Ida (Klies) Peck (3/24/1912-5/19/1995) and she died in Bensenville, IL. She was my 1st cousin 2x removed. Hope this helps.

Thank you,
Dustin Schrull
Added by Dstmnstr on Aug 27, 2015 7:11 PM
Hey do you live in DuPage, IL? Because one of my distant cousins died in Bensenville, IL, and I was wondering if you lookup obituaries too?
Added by Dstmnstr on Aug 27, 2015 5:00 PM
D.E. Losey
John & Mary (Losey) Gallagher
Hi Keri,
Thank you so very much for your time spent in taking and posting the photo of their headstone for me. It is greatly appreciated.
D.E.Losey #47377966

Added by D.E. Losey on Aug 26, 2015 6:42 PM
I see you have claimed my photo request for Otis Caldwell. Thank you. I hope I can catch you in time to ask for his father's as well, Lynn Caldwell. Same plot. Thank you again.
Added by Deanna on Aug 26, 2015 2:43 PM
Carol (Schlueter) Long
RE: Susan Wolfe
The cemetery said Acacia 1.

Added by Carol (Schlueter) Long on Aug 26, 2015 1:09 PM
Carol (Schlueter) Long
RE: Woodlawn Cemetery
Here is what I received from Woodlawn Cemetery.

1. Walter Luchman, b. 1904, d. 1991
Section Linden Grove Lot 439 Grave #4

2. Evangeline Luchman, b. 1908, d. 1972
Section Linden Grove Lot 439 Grave #5

3. Kenneth Gustafson, b. 1914, d. 1993
Section Linden Grove Lot 439 Grave #6

4. Susan Wolfe, b. 1858, d. 1920
Section Acacia Lot 550 Grave #4

I have also added this information to their memorial pages.

Thank you,

Added by Carol (Schlueter) Long on Aug 25, 2015 4:56 PM
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