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Jeannie Hemphill (#47413042)
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Bio Photo New to genealogy, since moving back to west-central IL (Morgan Co) in 2006. Discovering how deep family Illinois roots are.
1850s German immigrants for mom--
LAYER-- to Tazewell, Iroquois Cos.
RINGEISEN-- to Tazewell, Woodford, Ford, Iroquois Cos.
MANN--Ireland? to Kankakee Co. IL
COOPER--PA to Kankakee
From somewhere in county Antrim Ireland, dad's Scotch-Irish
HEMPHILL/McAFEE emigrated 1840s, and earlier (buried Springdale, Peoria; Laurel Hill Phila PA)
TAYLOR--Scotland to Cass Co. IL
McCLUN(g)--PA to McLean Co. IL
PALLETT(e)--AL to Sangamon, Cass, Mason Co's.
SMITH--James/Harriet CT/NJ to OH
SMITH--William KY/VA
Thank you for all the help. Maybe can return favors.
Kindly ask about using photos elsewhere. Add Photo courtesy of Find-a-grave member #47413072 or my name. Thank you for that courtesy! I'll do the same.
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William H Starr
Jeannie; thank you for the added information, but in the marriage info, you did not give me his wife's name.
Added by BobH on Nov 17, 2014 8:41 PM
Jean Whelan Booton
Re: Mattie Berry Blue #120585005

Thanks for the obit information. I'm always willing to add things like that to the memorial. It's all about helping others find their history.

Have a wonderful day!!
Added by Jean Whelan Booton on Nov 02, 2014 1:29 PM
Susan Stott
May Hatch Capps photo
Many thanks for your excellent photo of May Hatch Capps burial marker. I appreciate your time and thoughtfulness.
Added by Susan Stott on Oct 31, 2014 11:05 AM
Memories From The Mist
Thank you!
Thank you for catching my's been fixed... :)
Added by Memories From The Mist on Oct 08, 2014 11:11 AM
Tom Knapp
Stinson's in Oak Grove
Greetings: Wondering if I might add your photos (with credits to you) of them on my family tree on I'll respect your wishes, either way. Thank you. Tom Knapp
Added by Tom Knapp on Sep 27, 2014 3:59 PM
Pauline Spring
Ringeisen connections
hi Jeannie,

My immigrant ancestor, Michael Ringeisen, born 1838, was also a native of Altbreitenfelderhof! I have come across your Jacob Ringeisen's parents in my research of the German records from the Waldmohr Evangelical church, the local parish church for Altbreitenfelderhof.

I am almost certain that our two family branches are from the same trunk! I hope to do some more research on the German side of the tree to determine this for sure.

BTW, Michael settled in Pittsburgh, PA, and his brother ended up in Missouri.

I hope we can collaborate in some way to connect our two families together. Thanks!
Pauline Ringeisen-Spring
Added by Pauline Spring on Sep 20, 2014 9:19 PM
Albert and Mattie Walker
Hi Jeannie,

Thank you for checking into Albert and Mattie and for attempting to photograph. I have added the note "63 yo per Illinois death index" on Mattie's memorial and added a note to both indicating the burials are unmarked.

I might mention that I would gladly accept an area representation as a fulfillment whereby perhaps their graves can be indicated by a flower and captioned, if that's possible and you are so inclined. Perhaps the cemetery has a location, and nearby marked burials or other landmarks might be included in the photo in order to pinpoint the area for family who may visit one day.

There is actually some Find A Grave guidance concerning this, as follows:

"What if there is no headstone?
Some people fulfill the photo request with photographs of the area where the individual was buried. In the photo's description, please indicate that there is no head stone and give specifics as to where the the grave is - such as right next to the headstone for someone else or to the left of the tree...

Some people further enhance the photograph by:
-Placing one of the following to mark the grave location - flowers, flag, or DAR emblem
-Photographing the area and adding a graphical outline to the photograph to show exactly where the grave is located.
-Do not use computer generated markers.
-Do not post a graphic stating "no gravestone" or similar language."

Lastly, I do want to thank you for reporting the problem but allowing the request to remain open, and also once again I wish to thank you for the attempt, whether you make it back out to the cemetery or not.

Much appreciated,

Added by Sheila on Sep 02, 2014 8:29 PM
Diana Fyfe
Rosehill Cemetery - Chicago
Hi, I was able to get burial information without paying the $10.00 - I think the cemetery has modified their position on their policy. I asked about photos and was told that they do not do photos but I could come and take them myself. I don't live anywhere near Chicago but perhaps someone who is there could give it a try?
Added by Diana Fyfe on Aug 12, 2014 10:45 AM
Horrell - Huckstep Cemetery
Hi Jeannie, I email you about 6 mo. to a year ago (can't find the email) about going to this cemetery if I ever came close to the area. I am planning on being near Lynnville/Springfield on Sat. July 12 around 5pm. Do you think it is possible for you or someone to help me locate this cemetery? Thank you for your time. Rhonda
Added by rhondabrent on Jul 05, 2014 11:27 AM
Melinda Gregory
Hi Jeannie,
I connected Hannah McAfee Rode to her mother as requested. I also connected Hannah to Daniel McAfee. Let me know if he is not the father.

Sincerely, Melinda
Added by Melinda Gregory on Jul 05, 2014 11:18 AM
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