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Linda T (#46802385)
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Having more fun walking the older areas of the cemeteries and thinking of the histories.

I have photographed all of Oak Grove and more than half of Lakeside in Pekin, IL. There are alot of missing headstones and quite a bit that are unreadable. Getting what I can before they are gone.

I will transfer only within Find A Grave's guidelines. Though happy to add any information you have to the memorials. This is a memorial site, not a family genealogy site.

I also have spent many an hour walking the cemeteries and transcribing headstones that are hard to read. If you take any of the photos and place them on other sites such as Ancestry, at least make credit back to me. May sound selfish, but giving credit to someone for their work is only correct.
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Catherine Story Brown
I know that you have walked and added many memorials for the cemeteries in Pekin. Would you happen to know if there is a Catherine or Ellen Catherine Brown (b. abt 1915) buried in Lakeview Cemetery? She is the wife of Mannon LeRoy Brown Sr. (memorial # 100116411) that was created by another contributor. I have searched all over and cannot find a memorial for her anywhere. She is the mother of Mannon LeRoy "Curly" Brown Jr. I am not sure of her date of death. Thanks
Added by Dozard on Jul 31, 2014 8:30 PM
Jeramiah Keefer 41920793
I suggested that his death date was Feb 1850 based on the 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule found at

Then using the age at death calculated his birth date
Added by plyce on Jul 31, 2014 1:49 PM
RE: George Gulon
Thank you - I just noticed it this evening when I was checking to see if the person in the obituary had been entered on Find A Grave - You're doing great work, very much appreciated!
Added by Shawdau on Jul 29, 2014 10:09 PM
Hazel Fern Martin Brown # 133497930
Thank you so much for adding a memorial for her. I had searched all over the site to see if she was on here. And thank you for linking her to son Clarence.
Added by Dozard on Jul 29, 2014 8:04 AM
RE: Memorial# 81639510
Thank you. Her first marriage she was listed as Ibby Smith, next was Evy, then an Evie, and Eva.
Added by Cygre` on Jul 27, 2014 11:32 PM
Gary A.
Memorial # 94092373
Linda T.
I have gained family information THANKS to you. I would like you to correct one thing for me. Regarding Ewald Proehl in Lakeside Cemetery. He does have a daughter named Bertha, she was born 7 Feb 1875 and married Alexander Eitenmiller, both are also buried in Lakeside Cemetery. The Bertha Proehl-Vehlow you have listed as his child, would mean that the mother Matilda, had to have given birth at age seven. Please detach this Bertha from Family links and add the other. Thanks.
Gary A.
Added by Gary A. on Jul 26, 2014 8:55 PM
Memorial# 81639510
If you know, would you tell me, where to find the info on Isabelle South? I thought John Lynch's wife was Eva Smith, but this may not be my John Lynch. Eva's headstone is here at Lakeside, but she actually didn't have a living child. Her niece, was raised by Eva and she would have been the only mother she knew. Eva's family all lived in OH. Her brother Stratton, father of Catherine/Kathryn/Cassie's... mother died shortly after she was born. She was w my Grgrmthr in 1900 OH, then in 1910 she is listed w John & Eva in IL.Thank You Very Much for posting so many tombstones. I became disabled 1000 mile away from home, so am not able to fill any Find A Grave requests for the last 4 yrs. ugh Thanks again Cygre`
Added by Cygre` on Jul 25, 2014 5:14 PM
RE: Tina Hilst
The family's last name morphed over the years. The cemetery listing was compiled later on. P.J. (Peter John) & K.A. (Kathryn or Catherine or Kate Angeline or Angelina) Hulst (or Hilst) are my 2nd great grandparents. The tomb stones have the German spelling of their last name on the marker. The cemetery's listing shows the anglicized last name, Hilst, only because by the time it was complied no one in the Hulst family was using the German spelling any longer. The infant son, Peter J, was named after his father. His marker shows Hülst as the last name using the umlaut "u," which is the true German spelling. Tina, the infant daughter is named after grandmother Tena (or Thena), Kate's mother. Hope this helps!
Added by MJI on Jul 12, 2014 10:31 PM
Claudia Pawson Goodman
Abbie Brees
Thank You very much for fulfilling my photo request!
God Bless you,
Claudia Pawson Goodman
Added by Claudia Pawson Goodman on Jun 23, 2014 4:31 PM
Adam & Alma Krannich Fornoff
Thanks so much Linda T for the great picture. You are an amazing genealogy angel!
Added by Diane on Jun 20, 2014 7:16 PM
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