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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
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Bio Photo 58 y/o history buff. Members of the Rantoul Historical Society. Loves photography. Husband and wife team search East Central Illinois for graves of missing loved ones. Air Force Veterans.
Let us help you if we can. Interested in searching out my family in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. KASPER, RIEGNER, ODENBRETT, SCHELL, SACHER, POLZIN, and THIELE. Would be most greatful for family information from Germany/Prussia/Austria. Have lost all family records pre-naturalization to USA.
Wife and I are trying to document all cemeteries in Rantoul, Illinois area. Elmwood Cemetery completed 2009, Ludlow Cemetery completed 2009,
Beekman Cemetery-Fisher completed 2009, Bethlehem Cemetery completed 2009, Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery-St Joseph completed 2009, Collison Cemetery-Collison completed 2009, Dunn/Locust Grove Cemetery-N. Urbana completed 2009, Elliott Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010,
Hall Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, Harwood Chapel Cemetery completed 2009, Leonard Cemetery-Danville completed 2009, Old Partlow Cemetery-Potomac completed 2009, Oregan Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010, Patton Cemetery-Middlefork Forest Preserve completed 2009, Prospect Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, revisited and additions made April 2011; Saint Johns Cemetery-Royal completed 2009. Maplewood Cemetery-Rantoul completed 11/7/2010.Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul, Il completed 11/20/2010. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church Cemetery, Thomasboro, Il completed 3/2/2011. Beckman Cemetery-Flatville, completed 3/2/2011. Meharry Cemetery, Ford Co, Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Farmersville Cemetery, Ford Co., Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery-Rantoul, completed 5/22/11. As of July 2011: Completed St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, Il Nov. 2012. Willowbrook Cemetery-Fisher, Il, completed 5/15/13. Update all veteran burials at Drummer Township Cemetery, Ford Co., Il, completed October 2013.
I am working on adding obituaries to these cemetery memorials, as I find them at the Rantoul Historical Society: A work in progress, SEE MY VIRTUAL CEMETERIES FOR LIST OF NAMES OF VETERANS BURIED AT EACH CATALOGED CEMETERY. WE THANK THEM FOR THERE SERVICE:).
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Nick OBrien
RE: Civil War Veterans
Since Charles Ruby is a relative, I would prefer to retain management of it. But I will gladly include any new info you may have, and with proper credit. :) He had a brother, John W. Ruby (25903613), who died in the Battle of Stones River at the end of 1862, but he was buried in Macon County, which might be out of your scope. He had several other brothers who fought, but they all lived to tell about it except John.
Added by Nick OBrien on Dec 14, 2014 9:15 AM
Nick OBrien
Charles Ruby
Thank you for the Civil War info! Are you a relative, or are you canvassing Civil War veterans in general?
Added by Nick OBrien on Dec 14, 2014 7:21 AM
Fran Wallace
James Hannon
Added your information about his military service. Thanks.
Added by Fran Wallace on Dec 12, 2014 1:55 PM
Melinda Elliott
Keith links
Thank you Russell!
Added by Melinda Elliott on Dec 05, 2014 12:09 AM
john madden thornton
Thanks for the suggestion. I put up a photo of his marker which lists his military service.
Added by Dan on Nov 30, 2014 7:06 PM
Lt. Albert Brown
I have sent you an e-mail with an attacted PDF for Lt Brown which may help in your search for more information.
Added by Rich on Nov 30, 2014 5:36 AM
jean conover blaney
Charles Hubert Havens
Thank you for the addition military history. It has been added to Charles' memorial.
Added by jean conover blaney on Nov 30, 2014 5:30 AM
John Fisher-Green
Joseph Demory

Just making sure, for Joseph Demory this is what I added:

Note: PVT, Co. C, 71st Illinois Infantry, Civil War.

If this isn't the correct information please let me know.

Thank you for sending me the additional information.

Added by John Fisher-Green on Nov 19, 2014 12:49 PM
D. Gould Hall
Isaac Gillen memorial edit
Please accept my apologies for not responding to the edit for Isaac Gillen. I have sent you a note regarding that one.

Added by D. Gould Hall on Nov 16, 2014 3:33 PM
D. Gould Hall
Memorial #136992432
Hi Russell,
You have entered a memorial for Corp. T.M. Berry at Mt. Hope Cemetery. I believe he is the same as my Thomas M. Berry as the company he served in and the year of death are a match. However, according to his Veterans Headstone request card, he died on 2 Dec 1889. Where did you get the date of 12 Feb? I would like to link him to his wife and children, but want to be 100% sure this is the correct person.
Added by D. Gould Hall on Nov 16, 2014 3:06 PM
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