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|I have been fascinated by cemeteries since I was a kid. I grew up near the Old Baptist Cemetery in Hannibal - the one most people agree that Mark Twain used as a model for Tom Sawyer. That led me to other places. Over the years, I've explored a lot of cemeteries.|
Then, a few years ago, my mother got interested in geneology in a big way. She loved to research, and amassed a database of well-over 100,000 names. I'm now sorting through that database, and I've decided to help others in the same way.
So here I am, splitting my time between my own research, and documenting cemeteries in the area for other peoples' research. Let me know where you're looking, and I'll do my best to help. Feel free to use my images for your own geneology work - that includes using the images for Ancestry or Family Tree Maker. Please remember to give proper credit if you do any publishing. I prefer to be listed as Michael Mann, Quincy, IL
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William Jr, Theodore J, Laura E, Edna Amelia, and Bernadine Speckhardt & Janet Louise Speckhardt Oitker.
Much thanks for all the photos! I very much appreciate your time and efforts, as well as the excellent job.
Enjoy your holiday and weekend!
Added by Sheila on Jul 04, 2014 7:01 AM
Jacob Henry VanMeter, was born on 24 Sep 1824 in Hardin County, KY and died at the Illinois Soldier and Sailor Home in Quincy, Adams, Ill. on 16 Sep 1898.
He is a cousin and I thought you'd like the info.
|Valerie Neal||Grover Morgan|
Thank you kindly for the transfer! I appreciate your time!
|EveyBl||Elza D. Park|
Hello again. I was wondering if, while trudging through cemeteries and records, you had happened upon a grave or any records for Elza/Elzie D. Park. He was a resident of Quincy in 1832 and served as a Corporal in William G. Flood's Company, 2nd Regiment of Gen Samuel Whiteside's Brigade during the Black Hawk War. He is mentioned as mustering out by Fox River on 28 May 1832, with a notation that reads "Sick and absent by leave. Horse strayed or stolen at Rushville. Elza D. Park's horse recovered by E. L. Pearson, 1st Lt." I cannot find any other record for him after this date, so I suspect he died from sickness (possibly cholera) at that time. Is there a military graveyard in your area, or some other reference you could suggest?
Added by EveyBl on Apr 09, 2014 12:26 PM
Obviously, where I typed 1770 below, I meant 1870. :-)
Added by EveyBl on Apr 05, 2014 9:58 PM
Well, I looked up these two, and didn't find a single "family tree" posted for them. But, I did find them on the Census records and matched up the wife's name with the letters I can see on the headstone. George Park is on the 1870 and 1880 Census records for Quincy, Adams, Illinois, with the appropriate birthdate. George was born in Pennsylvania in 1806, and his profession is listed as Physician. He is shown living with his wife Roxiana, his children and grandchildren, in 1770. The 1880 Census shows him living with his wife and one granddaughter. I believe this grave is that of his wife, Roxiana. She was born in Connecticut aboutt 1803. Other family members shown on the Census were children Silas Park and Lizzie Park, and grandchildren Alice Whitcomb, Abbie Whitcomb and Hiram Whitcomb. This was the only "Park" listed on the Census for those years. Unfortunately, these aren't the folks I'm searching for... but the additional information may help someone else find their relatives. :-)
Added by EveyBl on Apr 05, 2014 9:57 PM
Hello, Is there any additional information that you can provide for this grave... perhaps a time frame for the burial or information regarding the graves that surround this one? I am looking for some members of the Park(s) family who resided in Adams, Illinois (in Quincy, Fall Creek, Prairie City and Fall Creek at various times), from 1832-1870. Any additional information you could provide for this burial would be very appreciate. Thank you. ~Evey
Added by EveyBl on Apr 05, 2014 6:54 PM
Could you add her parents to your post or transfer it to me...
Parents: Henrietta Brecht
Find a Grave: 63984506
Father: George Brecht
Find a Grave: 63984386
|j. bradley||Lyle D. Hamilton|
Lyle was the son of Francis "Frank" Abdalla Hamilton & Ada (Taylor) Hamilton, Frank is buried at Green Castle, Mo.. thanks jim
|crazylabshell||N McSherry #104059783 Sunset Cemetery|
Michael, would you please consider transferring the memorial for N McSherry to me? I am a direct descendant of one of his sisters, and I would like to be able to fill in his birth/death/military service details. Thanks in advance, and thank you for all that you do! Thanks, Shelley
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