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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
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Bio Photo 58 y/o history buff. Members of the Rantoul Historical Society. Loves photography. Husband and wife team search East Central Illinois for graves of missing loved ones. Air Force Veterans.
Let us help you if we can. Interested in searching out my family in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. KASPER, RIEGNER, ODENBRETT, SCHELL, SACHER, POLZIN, and THIELE. Would be most greatful for family information from Germany/Prussia/Austria. Have lost all family records pre-naturalization to USA.
Wife and I are trying to document all cemeteries in Rantoul, Illinois area. Elmwood Cemetery completed 2009, Ludlow Cemetery completed 2009,
Beekman Cemetery-Fisher completed 2009, Bethlehem Cemetery completed 2009, Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery-St Joseph completed 2009, Collison Cemetery-Collison completed 2009, Dunn/Locust Grove Cemetery-N. Urbana completed 2009, Elliott Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010,
Hall Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, Harwood Chapel Cemetery completed 2009, Leonard Cemetery-Danville completed 2009, Old Partlow Cemetery-Potomac completed 2009, Oregan Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010, Patton Cemetery-Middlefork Forest Preserve completed 2009, Prospect Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, revisited and additions made April 2011; Saint Johns Cemetery-Royal completed 2009. Maplewood Cemetery-Rantoul completed 11/7/2010.Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul, Il completed 11/20/2010. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church Cemetery, Thomasboro, Il completed 3/2/2011. Beckman Cemetery-Flatville, completed 3/2/2011. Meharry Cemetery, Ford Co, Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Farmersville Cemetery, Ford Co., Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery-Rantoul, completed 5/22/11. As of July 2011: Completed St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, Il Nov. 2012. Willowbrook Cemetery-Fisher, Il, completed 5/15/13. Update all veteran burials at Drummer Township Cemetery, Ford Co., Il, completed October 2013.
I am working on adding obituaries to these cemetery memorials, as I find them at the Rantoul Historical Society: A work in progress, SEE MY VIRTUAL CEMETERIES FOR LIST OF NAMES OF VETERANS BURIED AT EACH CATALOGED CEMETERY. WE THANK THEM FOR THERE SERVICE:).
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Jeani Weir
Raymond and Irma Hammond Headstone Photo
Hello, May I use your photo of Raymond and Irma's headstone in my family tree, you will, of course, be credited for it.. Thanks, Jeani
Added by Jeani Weir on Jul 28, 2014 8:15 PM
Janet S. Alvis
Clifton
Thank you so so much! And especially, for the wonderful obituary for Karl :) You two are amazing, thank you!
Added by Janet S. Alvis on Jul 26, 2014 2:59 AM
Michael Barksdale
RE: Charles Andrew Bates, Maplewood Cemetery
Hi

Thanks for adding the information to Charles's memorial. I do not know his second wife's name.

The only additional information I have which you might add is that he received an Army Invalid Pension beginning on March 27, 1891, which he received for life for his service in the Civil War.

Once again, Thank You for creating and maintaining his memorial......Mike Barksdale
Added by Michael Barksdale on Jul 24, 2014 11:52 AM
The Secret Garden
Lyons
Thank you Russell for letting me know Phoebe Lyons has no memorial stone at her grave. I will see what I can do about that.
Added by The Secret Garden on Jul 23, 2014 6:48 PM
Steve Trudgeon
Georgia Rexroat - Photo Request
Thank you for the photo. I really appreciate the favor.

Steve
Added by Steve Trudgeon on Jul 23, 2014 6:40 PM
maggie e.
Albert Bode
Thank you so much for getting the photo of the marker for Albert. I realy appreciate it.
Maggie
Added by maggie e. on Jul 23, 2014 6:01 PM
Tessienut
Stephen A Allen
Stephen is my ancestor, and I would like to thank you for posting this photo. Do you own this picture?, And do you have any other Allen or Stephenson photos?

Thank you again,
Jo Eddy Umscheid
Added by Tessienut on Jul 22, 2014 6:51 PM
Dorothy J. Shadwell Wheatley
Kincaide
Thank you very much for transferring Gail's memorial to me, and also for the beautiful picture. Have a good weekend.
Added by Dorothy J. Shadwell Whe... on Jul 11, 2014 11:09 AM
Pat
Transfers
Thank you for the Ayresman family transfers into my care and for the memorial work you do.
Added by Pat on Jun 25, 2014 11:33 AM
Carol Weldon
Oral Davis 110934798
First thank you for the work you've done. Second I think the date for Oral is his BD. In looking at the picture of the gravestone, I would have thought it was both birth & death for him since his parents have both dates on the gravestone. But Oral is living in 1900, in the census [below] his birth is May 1887. In relooking at my transcription [& image] I noticed that at 13 he can't read or write. His sister still at home can. Mary in the 1910 census is living with her son Albert & his family. I did a quick search for Oral in the 1910 and don't find him.

1900 Jun 16: Illinois, Champaign, East Bend Township
82, 82, DAVIS Aaron, head, w, m, May 1843, age 57, m 32 yrs, BP West Virginia [sic], p.BP West Virginia [sic], occ. Farmer, can read: no, can write: no, speaks English: yes, owns residence with mortgage, farm or house: farm;
___ Mary Ann, wife, w, f, Jun 1845, age 54, m 32 yrs, mother 9-7, BP West Virginia [sic], p.BP West Virginia [sic], occ. Farmer, can read: no, can write: no, speaks English: yes;
___ Fanny daughter, w, f, Oct 1884, age 15, s, BP Illinois, p.BP West Virginia [sic], occ. blank, months at school: 3, can read write speak English: yes;
___ Oral, son, w, m, May 1887, age 13, s, BP Illinois, p.BP West Virginia [sic], occ. blank, months at school: blank, can read write: no, speak English: blank.

Thanks
Carol
Added by Carol Weldon on Jun 18, 2014 1:24 PM
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