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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 13 years, 11 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any photos that I have taken, for any purpose. You do not have to give me credit for the photo.

If there are any photos I have taken that you would like a larger sized image--just let me know. I can e-mail the larger sized image to you.

What I Am Currently Working On

Oak Grove Cemetery at
Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa

6 Jan 2017 - During the past 2 years I have accumulated over 2000+ replacement photos for the Oak Grove Cemetery. I will now start work on processing those photos.

By replacement photos, I mean this. Back in 2012-2014 I took many photos for Oak Grove using a 6 megapixel camera. In the summer of 2014 I bought a 16 megapixel Canon camera that produced better photos. Around this time I also discovered how to do better pictures by utilizing lighting angles, and by getting down in front of the stone to take the pictures from straight on--instead of doing the 'aerial views' that so many of us do.

So--hopefully some of these photos will be better, and will make a better visual presentation of some of the stones at Oak Grove.

As of 6 Jan 2017 I have visited Oak Grove 93 times, and have spent a total of 208+ hours in this cemetery.

Oak Grove Cemetery totals:

1078 memorials I've created
1622 total for Oak Grove

There are still 82 FindaGrave memorials with no photo. And there are 6 outstanding photo requests.

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens at
Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa

6 Nov 2016 - I have processed all my October photos that I took to fulfill the photo requests for this cemetery. There were 32 requests when I started, and now there are 14 requests left to fill. I did not try to find those 14 because none of them were found in the cemetery book that was published in 1987.

As of 6 Nov 2016 I have visited Rose Hill 33 times, and have spent a total of 67+ hours in this cemetery.

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens totals:

1996 memorials I've created
3901 total for Rose Hill

There are still 884 FindaGrave memorials with no photo.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Patricia Wood
RE: Shisler at Hall Cem
Thank you. I would really appreciate that. The Shisler's are my husband's Grand Mother's family beginning with Sarah Elizabeth Shisler.
Added by Patricia Wood on Jan 14, 2017 5:23 PM
Mary Collins
Peter Massie
You asked if he existed? The answer is yes. He was Peter Nolan Massie, born 14 June 1879 in Missouri. He was the son of David Massie and Hannah Warnol.
Added by Mary Collins on Jan 14, 2017 10:28 AM
Lesley Yates
RE: Raders in Hart County
I'll call my cousin tomorrow and get exact location. I've paid for him to put up a road sign but he has to get permission from landowner first and hasn't been able to get ahold of him.
The Raders that are buried there are all my relatives,
A few are believed to be
Charles Rader/Raeder
His wife Susan Dawson ( sukey)
Their son Alfred
And possibly their son Jeremiah Rader , a confederate soldier
Another one of their boys ( my line) George Washington Rader moved to Shannon county , Missouri where he is buried.
He fought on the union side in the civil war
My phone number is 805-825-9706. I'm in California PST
Our Rader family was from Stuttgart Germany and were hat makers and possibly shoes too.
They were believe to have come here around 1750 , but we aren't 100%sure of that.
Tell me about your Raders and where they come from please.
Added by Lesley Yates on Jan 13, 2017 3:12 AM
Lesley Yates
So how does your line go?
I'm come from
Charles Rader to George Rader to his daughter Keziah Rader who is my great grandmother who married Thomas Klepzig
Added by Lesley Yates on Jan 08, 2017 3:21 PM
Lesley Yates
RE: Rader Cemetery
HI Ron, my apologies on not replying til now. I've been trying to recover my page since I lost my old email in 2012!
Anyway I have a 4th cousin Calvin Childress who could assist you to the exact location of the Rader cemetery in hart county. We went together to find in back in 2009 I believe. It's on private property and it's back a ways in the thick of it all.
It's up a drive on the south side of a main road.
He worked for the county for many years and helped me find it.
Added by Lesley Yates on Jan 08, 2017 3:17 PM
Mary Bowers Dill
RE: Lydia Thompson
Thank you so much for the offer of managing Lydia's memorial. I accept. Could you also please transfer her little boy's memorial to me? Robert W. Thompson (son) 151270895 Thanks!
Added by Mary Bowers Dill on Jan 08, 2017 1:13 PM
Mary Bowers Dill
Lydia Jane Cochran Thompson 151270856
Thank you so much for the prompt editing for Lydia Jane Cochran Thompson 151270856. I am doing research for my mother-in-law and was very glad to find Lydia's memorial.
Added by Mary Bowers Dill on Jan 08, 2017 12:55 PM
Debi Houser
RE: Bertie Brandenburg Ross
Hi Ron, Sorry about not getting back to you sooner about Bertie Brandenburg.

Ky Birth Records 1847-1911 on Ancestry has a photocopy of Bertie's birth record as:

"Burtie" Brandenburg, female, born 15 Jul 1903 Lee Co KY to John Brandenburg and Louisa Pendergrass.

1910 Lee Co., KY Census
Sturgeon Pct.
John BRANDENBURG head m w 27 m1 8yrs KYKYKY
Louisa wife f w 48 m2 8yrs 5-5 KYKYKY
Ida MAYS dau f w 16 s KYKYKY
Bertie BRANDENBURG dau f w 5 s KYKYKY

Note: Louisa is listed 21 years older than John. John & Louisa are apparently separated by
1920. Ida Mays is Louisa's daughter that she had with her 1st husband, Larkin T. Mays. Ida
marries George Plowman on 23 May 1911 in Lee County.

1920 Lee Co., KY
Sturgeon Pct.
Duck Fork
George PLOWMAN head m w 32 md KYKYKY
Ida wife f w 26 md KYKYKY
Ottis son m w 7 s KYKYKY
Dewrale son m w 5 s KYKYKY
Charles son m w 3 s KYKYKY
LouEdith dau f w 10/12 s KYKYKY
Louisa BRANDENBURG mother f w 57 un KYKYKY
Bertie sister f w 15 s KYKYKY

1920 Lee Co., Ky
Sturgeon Pct.
Elk Horn Branch
Butler BRANDENBURG head 59 div w KyKyKy
John son 37 md w KyKyKy
William son 28 s w KyKyKy
Emeline McGRAW sister 53 md KyKyKy

By 1930, Louisa & John are divorced and Louisa is going by her 1st husband's surname. I haven't found John after 1920 but his 2nd wife Rena had their 1st child in 1921.

1930 Lee Co., KY
Mag. Dist. 4, Heidelberg
Stone Coal & Duck Fork Road
Louisa MAYS head f w 68 div KYNCVA

1930 Lee Co., KY
Mag. Dist. 4, Heidelberg
Duck Fork Road
Chester ROSS head m w 31 md 21 KYKYKY
Bertie wife f w 25 md 16 KYKYKY
Jenett dau f w 9 s KYKYKY
Irene dau f w 5 s KYKYKY
Geneva dau f w 1 7/12 s KYKYKY

1940 Letcher Co., KY
Mag. Dist. 4
Carbon Glow
Chester ROSS head m w 40 md KY
Bertie wife f w 35 md KY
Callie Irene dau f w 14 s KY
Jeaneva dau f w 11 s KY
Chester Eugene son m w 7 s KY

If you have any more questions, feel free to drop me a line. It may take me a while to answer since I'm horrible at looking at my email but I will eventually answer. Debi
Added by Debi Houser on Jan 04, 2017 11:32 AM
Mike (AKA) Gabby
donna cornett
hey ron, i found donna here 173189615. when you get her in the correct cemetery, please let me know and i will add my photo and then delete mine of her. thanks, mike.
Added by Mike (AKA) Gabby on Jan 03, 2017 5:15 PM
Katie W
Gibsons at Oak Grove
I thought your estimated birth dates looked great. Very consistent with the censuses. Good reading of the stones!
Added by Katie W on Jan 03, 2017 11:49 AM
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