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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
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Bio Photo 58 y/o history buff. Members of the Rantoul Historical Society. Loves photography. Husband and wife team search East Central Illinois for graves of missing loved ones. Air Force Veterans.
Let us help you if we can. Interested in searching out my family in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. KASPER, RIEGNER, ODENBRETT, SCHELL, SACHER, POLZIN, and THIELE. Would be most greatful for family information from Germany/Prussia/Austria. Have lost all family records pre-naturalization to USA.
Wife and I are trying to document all cemeteries in Rantoul, Illinois area. Elmwood Cemetery completed 2009, Ludlow Cemetery completed 2009,
Beekman Cemetery-Fisher completed 2009, Bethlehem Cemetery completed 2009, Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery-St Joseph completed 2009, Collison Cemetery-Collison completed 2009, Dunn/Locust Grove Cemetery-N. Urbana completed 2009, Elliott Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010,
Hall Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, Harwood Chapel Cemetery completed 2009, Leonard Cemetery-Danville completed 2009, Old Partlow Cemetery-Potomac completed 2009, Oregan Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010, Patton Cemetery-Middlefork Forest Preserve completed 2009, Prospect Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, revisited and additions made April 2011; Saint Johns Cemetery-Royal completed 2009. Maplewood Cemetery-Rantoul completed 11/7/2010.Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul, Il completed 11/20/2010. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church Cemetery, Thomasboro, Il completed 3/2/2011. Beckman Cemetery-Flatville, completed 3/2/2011. Meharry Cemetery, Ford Co, Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Farmersville Cemetery, Ford Co., Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery-Rantoul, completed 5/22/11. As of July 2011: Completed St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, Il Nov. 2012. Willowbrook Cemetery-Fisher, Il, completed 5/15/13. Update all veteran burials at Drummer Township Cemetery, Ford Co., Il, completed October 2013.
I am working on adding obituaries to these cemetery memorials, as I find them at the Rantoul Historical Society: A work in progress, SEE MY VIRTUAL CEMETERIES FOR LIST OF NAMES OF VETERANS BURIED AT EACH CATALOGED CEMETERY. WE THANK THEM FOR THERE SERVICE:).
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Jordan Thomas
Re: Ida Opal Meece Thomas
My great-grandmother she married Louie Thomas of Ludlow, both buried at Maplewood cemetery trying to find her parents names but no luck in my search. if you happen to run accross this email me @ jordanthomasismyname72@gmail.com thank you
Added by Jordan Thomas on Apr 04, 2014 3:13 AM
Gerhardt Leffler
RE: Lucille A. Green
ROBBIE DECKER (#46858374) is the contributor that did that memorial of Lucille A. Green. Please contact him and I'm sure he can help you.
Have a great day;
Gerhardt Leffler
Added by Gerhardt Leffler on Mar 29, 2014 5:27 AM
Tori
Mathew Dunn
You asked me to link Mathew (86452076) to his father Samuel (126251995) but there is only a 4 year age difference between the two of them.
Added by Tori on Mar 13, 2014 6:53 PM
WS
Maplewood Cemetery Rantoul
Do you have any way to know if Mary Josephine (Crane) Owens is buried in this cemetery? I beelieve she died in 1923 in childbirth an the rest of her family i buried there.
Scott wallace
Added by WS on Mar 13, 2014 1:08 PM
The Secret Garden
Despain
Thank you Mr. Kasper for the links added to the Despain memorials. Your help is appreciated.
Added by The Secret Garden on Mar 11, 2014 3:07 PM
Barbara Stein
RE: Robert Young-78861171
Thank you for your help.

Barb
Added by Barbara Stein on Mar 11, 2014 10:41 AM
Barbara Stein
Elmer Young
I am a findagrave enthusiast and I have an obituary for an Elmer Young who was born 31 Aug 1882 in Christian Co. IL to Robert and Mary Clement Young. I want to link him to his parents, but the Robert Young buried in Christian Co, Il was married to a Nancy Clement Young. I noticed that you put a Civil War document on Robert's site and was hoping that you were a descendant and could clarify this for me. Thank you.

Barbara Stein
Added by Barbara Stein on Mar 09, 2014 6:47 PM
Kay Baldwin
RE: Pvt Moon
You are most welcome!!
Kay
Added by Kay Baldwin on Mar 04, 2014 3:37 PM
Penny Christman
William A Downs
William A. Downs was my 3rd great-grandfather; his daughter, Margaret Emiline Downs, married Jasper Newlin. One of their daughters was Cora Ellen Newlin -- she married Robert Franklin Trimble (my great-grandparents). Would you consider transferring this memorial to me please? The number is: 16391657. My number is: 47098909.

Thank you,
Penny Trimble Christman
Added by Penny Christman on Mar 02, 2014 8:42 AM
Jane Gerrish Waddell
RE: ILL CW Vets
Here is another vet to add to your virtual cemetery, #68012488. He never saw any action, as he died of typhoid just 3 months after enlisting and just 6 days after his 18th b'day. The earliest dated military document shows he died of typhoid, the next of pneumonia and finally at the end of the war in 1865 a muster out sheet from Little Rock says he died of measles at Camp Butler in 1861. Therefore he probably died of thyphoid complicated by pneumonia.
My dad and I had his CW stone placed about 20-25 years ago.
-Jane
Added by Jane Gerrish Waddell on Feb 28, 2014 5:55 PM
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