|Kathy Robinson (#47211190)|
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I love genealogy and old cemeteries! I am currently working on restoring an old, "abandoned" cemetery near Pleasant Hill in Pike county, Illinois with my father, Lonnie Robinson, and my good friend, Chris Harris. It is a shame to see the final resting places of the pioneers to this area covered in brush, briars and completely neglected. I need volunteers to help keep these cemeteries maintained!!! |
Many of the oldest gravestones have toppled or broken and I would like to get them standing proudly again. I'm learning the PROPER way through the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency cemetery preservation workshops. It's a lot of work, but it's definitely worth it.
I welcome any corrections, links, etc. to my memorials and I'm always willing to transfer memorials that aren't my kinfolk to an actual relative. I'm sure I've made many mistakes and I won't be offended if you point them out......:-)
If you appreciate seeing your ancestor's burial location, show your support by donating to that cemetery's maintenance fund. There are a few good folks who volunteer to keep the many old cemeteries in good shape by mowing, trimming trees, clearing brush, etc. and a donation toward their costs is a great way to show your support and appreciation! Without them, all the old cemeteries would disappear......(if you don't know where to send donations, please message me and I will find out for you)
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|Bill McGraw||William T. Osterman|
Kathy I appreciate what you are doing for the site and the history of its occupants. My birth name was William Tilford Osterman, my grandfather and grandmother are buried at the site and I am currently trying to build a little family history for myself. Thank you for the information you have put up on this internet site... William and Margret had a son Donald Gene Osterman (my father), who in turn had two sons, William Tilford Osterman (me) and James Lamont Osterman (my little brother). My brother and I were adopted into the McGraw family back in the early seventies and changed our names, mine is now William Michael McGraw and my brothers is James Dale McGraw. Thank you once again for your valiant efforts to keep the histories of these folks alive.
|Michael Harrington||Pittsfield West|
I am so sorry. The point to this exercise was not to create MORE work for you.
|Don DeWitt||Atkinson photo|
Thanks very much!
|Cindy Cornwell McCachern||Thank You|
Thanks for the photo of Luie Cornwell's tombstone.
|James Turner Harris||RE: Thomas Harrison|
I don't mean to be pushy just helpful. Believe it or not I am not related to any of these people but a Bradney married a Vaden and I am helping my Vaden friend find out about her ancestry. You have done all the hard work and made my job easy. Thank you.
|janicet||Gibbs & Scholl photos|
A belated thanks for the excellent photos and documentation of these family burials
Added by janicet on Nov 20, 2013 6:23 PM
|Michael Harrington||Eliza Hammerton|
This memorial is a duplicate of Eliza Hammerton Thompson. Would you mind deleting it? I appreciate you creating all these memorials at Bethel Cemetery....I took photos a few years ago of a bunch of the tombstones but never had the time to make the memorials....I am glad you are doing it!! Thank you so much, Kathy
Bethel Cemetery is done. Is there another cemetery that you would like me to work on next? I am guessing you have photographed many cemeteries in Pike that either haven't been entered yet or they are not completed. Let me know. I am always glad to help out any way I can.
|Barbara HARMS Craig||Dot Dorsey Swan|
THANKS SO MUCH for adding Dot Dorsey Swan's tombstone picture to her memorial.
|Lynn Marie Vint||RE: Charles Fuller|
It might make it a little easier if everybody had a different name!
How many times have you run into something like baby Bernard was named after his dad's grandpa, Bernhardt, Sr., plus mom's father, Bernard, also...not to be confused with the baby's father who was named Bernhart III, and Uncle "Ben" Bernard, Great-Uncle Bernhardt, Jr., two brothers-in-law named Bernhard, plus three cousin Barneys (who were all born the same year)??
It might be funny if it didn't happen so often in real life! You have to love those Calhoun County naming traditions!
|Lynn Marie Vint||Charles Fuller|
So nice to keep running into some of your newest picture additions! I know how much work is involved in taking them, getting them identified and sorted, and then figuring out what goes where.
At Indian Creek Cemetery, I did notice one picture that I believe needs to be moved to a different memorial. The stone photo for Charles H. Fuller (#12251523) is really a picture of the stone for his dad, Charles A. Fuller (#120347027) who is buried at the same cemetery.
Keep up the great work!
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