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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 (67)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
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85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (72)
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Messages left for Debra (363)[Leave Message]
Mary Stuber
Thanks for the transfer. That was totally unexpected and very nice of you.
Added by Rita on Jul 07, 2014 8:39 AM
RE: Jackie
No biggie! You'd do the same!
Added by Jeanette on Jul 05, 2014 10:20 PM
Barbara Rowe
William Davis
Thank you so much for that lovely update for William Davis. Please by all means update any of my memorials equally. I appreciate your time and effort. I just haven't had time to do much as I recently have moved again. Barb
Added by Barbara Rowe on Jun 14, 2014 9:43 AM
Janet S. Alvis
Hurley Hoover
Debra!! You are a wonderful friend and I am so so thankful for your very hard work and findings of Hoovers and Hurleys! I could not have found them without you! Thank you so very much :)
Added by Janet S. Alvis on Jun 12, 2014 10:50 PM
Michael Curry
RE: Edward Curry
Thank you
Added by Michael Curry on Jun 11, 2014 11:34 AM
Julie Myers Stephen
RE: Michael Shunk
Thanks a bunch! If you happen to find any other Shunk's buried next to him please let me know. Extensively reswearching my Shunk family for years now.
Added by Julie Myers Stephen on Jun 07, 2014 4:31 PM
Jennifer Williams
J C Conover
Thank you for the headstone photos for Jonathan Combs Conover. He is my 4th great grandfather. I appreciate your help, because I am not sure I will ever make it to Illinois to see his final resting place.
Thanks again!
Added by Jennifer Williams on Jun 06, 2014 5:51 AM
Kay Arnold
Additions to Shermeyer memorials
Thank you very much for your additions to the memorials for Earl W. and Sallie Shermeyer. I appreciate it.
Added by Kay Arnold on Jun 03, 2014 12:13 PM
Leslie Postin
Maude Ratcliff
Thank you so much for the transfer, Debra!
Added by Leslie Postin on May 19, 2014 6:12 PM
Thanks Debra for entering the Nancy A. Weddle (wife of R. J. Weddle) in the Sheldon's Grove Cemetery. I am still looking hard at these Schuyler county Weddles and trying to make the connection to our George A. Weddle.

Remember, he was the one found in 1870 with William Riley Weddle, but with your help, we determined that he probably wasn't the son of William Riley Weddle.

I am wondering if he is the son of Randolph Jackson Weddle, whom I believe is the brother of William Riley Weddle.

The patriarch and matirarch of this family are Amos Weddle and his wife, Nancy Carlock Weddle Mitchell.

Jeanie Weddle
Added by Quilter79 on May 19, 2014 9:13 AM
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