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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo "If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862

2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.

Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.

Origins of Companies
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.

2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion

Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.

I enjoy taking and posting photos.

Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.

I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.

I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to :)

Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .

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1881 Woolner Explosion (8)
85th IIL Infantry Co D (71)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (51)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (75)
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85th ILL Infantry Co H (77)
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Cleo Schori at Springdale, Peoria
I have a picture of Cleofa Schori's headstone - her birth year is 1826 on the stone. Just wanted to warn you. Her husband John is 1827 - 1907. Thanks for all you do!
Added by Shawdau on May 02, 2016 8:41 PM
Carolyn Ellis
William & Harriet Trowbridge Ford
Thanks for getting these photos for me. I do appreciate all the volunteers do to get pictures for all us genealogists.
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Apr 24, 2016 6:31 AM
Bill Bloom
RE: Wilds
Hello Debra. Very glad to help. Just finished adding the photos and death certificates. You may want to read the caption for Anna Elizabeth Mullin Wilds' death certificate - they got her father's name wrong and I added the Find A Grave links to them.
Added by Bill Bloom on Apr 15, 2016 8:39 AM
Eugene Breeden
Debra, I see you have found my great great Grandmothers Lilly Breeden's headstone. I was wondering if you may have come ever found her husbands by chance Bearamon Jackson Breeden?
Added by Eugene Breeden on Apr 14, 2016 7:38 PM
Lois and Daughters
Minnie (Cameron) Abbott
Thank you so much for this information. Cameron is in my husband's family. I really appreciate the help. Lois
Added by Lois and Daughters on Apr 14, 2016 3:45 PM
Cj Hayden Swank
109762784 Sophia Schuyler
Hi Debra,

Many thanks for the transfer, and for all you do to honor the memory of our ancestors! Such a lovely, unexpected gesture! She's in good hands, and reunited with her family.

Have a blessed day,
Added by Cj Hayden Swank on Apr 07, 2016 3:17 PM
Jan Dishon
Phillip and Catherina Riehm
Thank you for the transfer, what a pleasant surprise!!
Added by Jan Dishon on Mar 30, 2016 5:07 PM
Judy Ingram Schuur
Samuel Ernest Dyson
Samuel Ernest and Ruby Corrine Newingham Dyson were my grandparents and had more children than listed. My mother was a child of their's. My mom's name was Ruby Ernestine Dyson Ingram. She was born in Springfield, IL on October 23, 1923 and died in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL on February 6, 1993. She is buried in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL. She married William Raleigh Ingram b. Feb 12, 1923 Lynchburg, Mason Co., IL and d. May 24, 1995 Pecatonica, Winnebago Co., IL


Judy Ingram Schuur
Added by Judy Ingram Schuur on Mar 30, 2016 1:57 PM
RE: Nellie Grant Merrill
A million thanks Debra! Your many contributions to Find a Grave inspire me!

Added by jmtho1501 on Mar 21, 2016 2:17 PM
Paul Thompson
RE: Abraham/Eudora Weaver
Thank you very much!
Added by Paul Thompson on Mar 20, 2016 1:22 PM
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