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Keri (#48150755)
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Bio Photo 24 years old from Homer Glen, Illinois currently living in Downers Grove. 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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Rita Schmitz
You sent me a message suggesting that Rita Mather Schmitz is the same as Rita Mather Schomig. This is very interesting. Rita Schomig was my cousin's mother in law. Cook County marriage recordes show Rita Mather marrying Ken Schomig. Social Security Death Records show her dying as Rita Schomig. Interesting!! Do you have any information?
Added by JoSuhi on Apr 19, 2014 7:38 PM
Cathy Alton
RE: Downer
Thank you so much! These pictures are beautiful! I wanted you to get credit for the retakes of Florence and Charles though. You went above and beyond for me with all you have done. It's so much appreciated!
Added by Cathy Alton on Apr 18, 2014 6:46 PM
Ray Gustafson
Thanks for pointing out my duplicate entry.
Added by Ray Gustafson on Apr 16, 2014 9:13 PM
Gary G Sellers
RE: Ruthruff
Keri, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, computer problems. You probably have seen by now that the Ruthruff's have memorials. Thank you for the picture, I appreciate it.
Added by Gary G Sellers on Apr 15, 2014 9:15 PM
Kevin H.
RE: Ebba Nielsen
Added by Kevin H. on Apr 14, 2014 5:42 PM
The Tanners
RE: Corrections
Thanks so much for the info! I didn't notice it.

Added by The Tanners on Apr 14, 2014 8:15 AM
Monique Whitman
RE: Cernicek
Bessie Cernicek would have been my grand aunt and her true name was Bozena too.
Added by Monique Whitman on Apr 13, 2014 9:14 PM
Monique Whitman
Cernicek Wall Crypt at Woodlawn
The crypt for Bessie and Frank Cernicek is in a building or mausoleum near 22nd.
Added by Monique Whitman on Apr 13, 2014 9:06 PM
Monique Whitman
Frank Cernicek in Woodlawn
Keri - Thank you for trying to find the Cernicek wall crypt at Woodlawn. I'll contact his daughter (who just turned 92!) to see if she can give me any more information about her parent's crypt.
Added by Monique Whitman on Apr 13, 2014 5:14 PM
Glenda Barry
RE: Flowers
Hi Keri,

You are very welcome, I was happy to do so. Most of my grandparents died when I was very young, but I still think of them a lot and miss them. Take care and have a good evening!

Added by Glenda Barry on Apr 12, 2014 6:47 PM
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