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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo 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.

I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

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 :)

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

Bert Stuart Odle #35280340
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
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85th IIL Infantry Co D (68)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (50)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (72)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (62)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (74)
85th ILL Infantry Co I (48)
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Messages left for Debra (401)[Leave Message]
RE: Ernest Kramer
Of course! These are wonderful additions.
Added by gweisbar on Sep 18, 2014 12:21 PM
RE: 84th IL Inf
My uncle - Amos G Miller. Born Feb 1833. I thought I had sent this earlier but appears not. Thank you for any help you can give as to where he might be buried. (He died in service at hospital in Quincy).
Added by Amy on Sep 17, 2014 12:47 PM
Valarie Thompson
RE: Pearl Loux
Hi Debra,

Thank You so much, yes please transfer Pearl and her husband to me. Margaret Pearl Omer is the twin sister to Earl and siblings to my grandmother Ethel Helene. They were all very close. I appreciate your help so much! I wish I had pictures of all their headstones.

Thank You
Valarie Thompson
Added by Valarie Thompson on Sep 12, 2014 9:00 PM
I'm very interested in communicating with you in regards to the SHOWALTERS. In particular, I've hit a brick wall with David Showalter 1815-1890, Randolph, Indiana. Husband of Jamima Etter. If you would care to see if you can help me .. thanks.. His marriage license lists 'John Showalter' as his father.
Added by grnmax14 on Sep 11, 2014 8:18 PM
RE: Silzel
Hi, I just found your message in my old messages. I added another Silzel or two yesterday. The stones only had a first name and I finally made it back to the cemetery to do that. If you have more links let me know. That was at the Oakesdale Cemetery Whitman Co WA
Cheers! Rosalie
Added by ReconnectNow on Sep 10, 2014 2:00 PM
RE: John E Slater
I got a correcion today for my blank memorial at Hope Cemetery with John Conklin's full name, birth and death dates, his wife and children's names - WOW.
Added by Shawdau on Sep 07, 2014 3:49 PM
John Sullivan
RE: Civil War Soldier
There was another son, Hiram E. Wentworth, born on 17 December 1843. Lucy mentioned him in her letter in 1862, when he was a Union soldier doing guard duty in St. Louis, Mo.
Added by John Sullivan on Sep 05, 2014 11:39 AM
Dan Ryan
RE: Croy
Thanks for holding me in such a high standard, coming from you with your contributions it's the real deal.
Say hi to mom for me!!!

Dan R.
Added by Dan Ryan on Sep 04, 2014 10:47 AM
John Sullivan
Civil War Soldier
I don't know his final resting place, but John Holden Wentworth of Fulton County, Illinois, was a musician in the 33rd Missouri Infantry Volunteers (USA). The son of Hamlet and Dorcus Wix Wentworth of Fulton County, Illinois. He died on 1 February 1863, probably of disease or exposure, at Helena, Phillips, Arkansas, at age fifteen. He might be buried in the federal cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. We know about him from a letter written by his sister Lucy in December 1862.
Added by John Sullivan on Sep 03, 2014 11:41 PM
Susan H. Davis
K. McDowell
Always love to locate and add those pieces to the puzzle! :-) All is well!
Added by Susan H. Davis on Sep 03, 2014 11:54 AM
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