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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:).

Jan. 2015: Huge project completed: All Civil War Soldiers buried in Champaign County, Illinois is now on find-a-grave. Documentation on each has been added where available. Check out my virtual cemeteries for more information.
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david curtis
Albert Shepard
I was posting a photo of my Great Great Grandfather Albert Shepard (of Wabash, IL husband to Sarah Jane Greathouse) to findagrave and was surprised to see a photo that I have never seen before. Is this really Albert Shepard? He resembles the younger Albert in my family photo of him a bit. Where did you find the photo? Are you related to Albert Shepard?
Added by david curtis on Jan 29, 2015 9:50 PM
Johanna hubbard
137647555 Aaron Insley
I have Aaron Insley died in Nov 4, 1891 in my genealogy as my Great Grandfather. Born 7 May of 1840 in Indian. His wife is Sarah Anne Van Brunt

His son is Thomas A Insley 129999035 born 1864 in Illinois. He died in 15 jan 1937 in Santa Fe N Mex.

If this is no family connection I would love to maintain his site! Thanks!

Johanna
Added by Johanna hubbard on Jan 25, 2015 4:43 PM
Sharon Richardson
Emma Ark Callahan
Thank you for taking a picture of my grandmother. I've been looking for her for awhile. She was actually my step-grandmother on my dad's side but she is the only grandmother I ever met. She was a sweet lady.
Added by Sharon Richardson on Jan 24, 2015 2:04 PM
Delaine Shirley-Noyer
RE: Lloyd Freeman-Willowbrook Cemetery
Awesome! Keep up the good work. We need more people like you!!
Added by Delaine Shirley-Noyer on Jan 24, 2015 10:43 AM
RM2013
Jesse Ewin
I deleted the memorial. This is one of the problems with this site - people send you requests for links and revisions and you have no way of knowing if they're correct. You feel like a jerk if you don't change things. Well, now it's gone.
Added by RM2013 on Jan 22, 2015 7:18 AM
Kirk Robert Sellman
Thomas Hamer
I would be happy to put what you added in your note to Thomas' biography, if you'd like.
Added by Kirk Robert Sellman on Jan 20, 2015 8:16 PM
Scott Drake
TRANSFER
Would you transfer Ruth Guynn (wife of
John Godfrey Guynn) she (Ruth) is my cousin
Added by Scott Drake on Jan 17, 2015 7:51 PM
S Predaina
Benjamin Polson
You have listed this person as Benjamin FRANKLIN Polson yet the tombstone clearly lists him as Benjamin J Polson. This is my great grandmother's brother. His middle name was JEFFERSON. Please correct the entry.

Thank you
Added by S Predaina on Jan 16, 2015 10:37 AM
Celia Elliott
Military Service of Charles B. Monroe
Thank you so much for your information on Charles Barton Monroe, buried in Rice Cemetery, Champaign County. Thanks to you, I was subsequently able to find that he mustered in as a private on September 3, 1862, in Champaign, and mustered out on June 9, 1865. You are doing a great service to these brave men and their descendants.
Added by Celia Elliott on Jan 03, 2015 6:53 PM
Shirley M. Strickland
Harvey, Hiestand
Russell, thank you for your information and for honoring these American Heroes.
Shirley
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Jan 03, 2015 11:08 AM
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