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John Foster (#46956211)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo I am retired after 20 years with the Sheriff's Department including the last 8 years as Sheriff.
Besides that I have been a police officer and coal miner and am a US Army Airborne veteran of the Viet Nam war.
I live in southern Illinois and enjoy searching old cemeteries and newer ones too. Would be happy to take pictures at cemeteries within a resonable distance for anyone who might ask.
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 • 14 Memorials Added
 • 16 Memorials Managed
 • 49 Photos
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Cheryl Hall
You are welcome I'm very happy for you both. I hope it helped
Added by Cheryl Hall on Apr 26, 2014 5:41 PM
RE: Pahlmann
Hi John, John H Pahlmann is my daughter's 2nd great-grandfather. The family line goes thru Oliver to Hazel Pahlman, her grandmother. You are maybe a 2nd cousin? Walt
Added by Walt on Feb 24, 2014 11:53 AM
Tom Schlich
Wilma Ochs Gravemarker

Thank you so very much for getting the photo of the gravemarker of Wilma Hughes Ochs. Your effort is greatly appreciated!

Added by Tom Schlich on Mar 28, 2013 7:26 PM
Terenda Curtis Wyant
I moved her memorial and thanks for the picture. Thanks Terenda
Added by Terenda Curtis Wyant on Mar 28, 2013 6:03 PM
Barbara Walton
Could you please post the photo of the tombstone for Madison C. Hagebusch on his wife's memorial #38955802 also? Barb
Added by Barbara Walton on Mar 28, 2013 4:03 PM
Barbara Walton
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I needed that photo. Barb
Added by Barbara Walton on Mar 28, 2013 3:57 PM
Bob Collins
RE: Mary Jane Miller
I just took a quick look for David Miller and Ella Sharpe. They are both in 9895. Only the cemtery staff can give you the grave numbers--I suspect you'll find them in 812 or 686.
Added by Bob Collins on Jan 29, 2013 11:05 AM
Bob Collins
RE: Mary Jane & Arthur Miller
The first thing you should know about this lot is that it is not a private lot. This is a public lot, containing approximately 870 grave units, each measuring approx 4 x 8 feet, and each accomodating 4 or more burials. Arthur and Mary are not in the same grave (see the grave numbers in the captions). It appears that Mary Jane was the daughter of Peter and Jane Woods (the 1860 census shows all 5: Peter, 40; Jane, 32; Mary Ann, 15; Mary Jane, 8; and Elizabeth, 4. Your most appropriate course of action would be to contact the cemetery ( and request burial lists for Public lot 9895, graves 686 (Arthur) and 812 (Mary Jane). At Green-Wood's web site, you can do your own online burial search. Good luck.
Added by Bob Collins on Jan 29, 2013 11:04 AM
Leon Barton
Claude Kline McDowell
The memorial for Claude Kline McDowell has been transferred to you. Have a great day.
Added by Leon Barton on Jan 20, 2013 7:51 AM
Eileen Schmuker
RE: Robert J Anderson
Hi John,
Thank you for working on this so diligently. I hope you are successful in your mission. I will definitely read the article. Eileen
Added by Eileen Schmuker on Jan 14, 2013 7:52 PM
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