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Old Country Roots (#47439370)
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Bio Photo I was born, raised and live in beautiful Northwestern Illinois. I love searching through old cemeteries for my family and helping others find theirs. I hope to get photos taken at many of the area cemeteries and posted on Find A Grave, as time permits. I am our family genealogist and love history and antiquing.

Some of the family surnames I am researching: Lyon/Lyons, Millet, Edwards, Mitchell, Goodmiller/Guthmuller, Keck, Johnson, Stone, Grandy, Hazelton, Finkenbinder, Throne, Machamer, Hartman, Dubs, DeLong, Keeler/Kahler, Culbertson, Clay, Ortmeier, Hoefer, Ploeger, Krugjohann, Bokemeier, Knauer, Rath, Haas, Handel, Groezinger, Accens, Miller, Schleuning, Schnider, Manion, Patton, Oldham, Kavanaugh, Noland, Vertrees, Layman, Williams, Nalley, Henderson

On my husbands side: Groezinger, Koepp, Gerner, Slonecker, Mapes, Osterday, Justus, Byrum, Beardsley

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Coomber - Werkheiser marriage
Louise Werkheiser contacted me as I had added James Henry Werkheiser in Find A Grave. Please check his memorial and she will explain the problem. I already changed it on James' memorial that he married not a Coomber but a Metz. A family book, and reversed photo started all the problems... thanks Roberta
Added by Roberta on Nov 14, 2015 3:21 PM
Clay Cemetery
You seem to have some measure of expertise, or at least first hand knowledge of some of the Jo Daviess cemeteries. I've been doing a bit of research on men of the 92nd Illinois Infantry, many of whom came from Jo Daviess. One young man is listed (#62251194) as being buried here, having died in 1865, and someone had a photo request so I went up there this past weekend but could not locate him. I am convinced that the death date provided, 21 June 1865, is actually the date he mustered out of service. I'm wondering if you have access to any old records from Clay Cemetery that might shed some more light. Thanks for any thoughts you might have!
Added by JSOrorke on Nov 06, 2015 6:17 AM
David McCrary
Old Family
Thank you for your time and efforts photographing tombstones. My wife's paternal grandparents, the Olds and Sniders, were pioneers and longtime residents in and around Warren and Lena. They helped make the country great. Salt of the earth is putting it mildly.
Added by David McCrary on Nov 01, 2015 5:56 PM
Lisa Townsend
Francis Renwick Townsend
Hello Old Country Roots.

This is a many greats Aunt of mine located in Townsend Cemetery in Stockton. The picture you took has a different name and dates on it than I have from

Francis's dates are 1858-1932. Could you delete this one and locate the stone that matches her? It would be greatly appreciated.

She is Find A Grave Memorial# 75334371

In Gratitude,
Lisa Townsend
Grand Rapids, MI
Added by Lisa Townsend on Oct 04, 2015 8:35 PM
James Ethridge
Might you consider transferring Christina (Koch) Butz to me? She is my great grandmother.
Added by James Ethridge on Oct 03, 2015 5:32 PM
James Ethridge
Might you consider transferring George and his wife to me. They are my Great grandparents.
Added by James Ethridge on Oct 03, 2015 5:29 PM
Ms. N.E.
RE: Bower
Thank you, Nancy
Added by Ms. N.E. on Sep 26, 2015 8:26 AM
Ms. N.E.
RE: Lewie Bower
Yes, you may transfer Lewie Bower's wife and children. Thank you very much for a quick transfer.

Added by Ms. N.E. on Sep 26, 2015 5:07 AM
RE: Mary Townsend obit
Yes, if you have the obit I will put the rest on mine
Added by cloughley on Sep 07, 2015 9:49 PM
Carl Catherman
Miller & Metcalf
Thank you very much for fulfilling my three requests with great photos.
Added by Carl Catherman on Aug 28, 2015 3:34 PM
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