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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
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Bio Photo 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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Stith Bonner Sale, d. 1942
I am wondering where you found the place of death in Colorado. S.B.'s brother John A. Sale died 17 Oct 1942 in Ordway, Colorado, but I haven't been able to find S. B. there. Or anywhere else, for that matter. I would certainly appreciate your help - thank you! Maggi A
Added by MaggiA on Aug 20, 2016 8:24 PM
Andy Keller
Major Waller Boyd photogrraph
Thanks ever so much for the wonderful photo of Major Boyd. Where did you find it?
Added by Andy Keller on Aug 20, 2016 4:26 PM
Cindy McDaniel
Cornelius Snyder
I am looking for a Cornelius Henry Snyder,Born in the 1800's, that is from Aurora, Ill. He was married to Arline (Wagner)Snyder and having 3 children. I believe this Cornelius #2569537 might be my great great great grand father. My great great grand mother was born in 1861 the same yr. you have him down to have been in the infantry. Do you happen to know if these 2 are the same person. I would really appreciate it if you could find out for me then get back with me.
Thank you,
Cindy McDaniel
Added by Cindy McDaniel on Aug 06, 2016 10:07 PM
Irene (Rose) Warner
RE: Rev. Adam Hodam and Family
Thank you Mr. Kasper. A nice lady named Diane Goodboe contacted me in Dec. 2010 about some of my Boggs family graves that I had put on Find A Grave....she sent me one of "The Journal Of James H. Hodam" and also sent one for our Gallia County Historical and Genealogical Society.
Added by Irene (Rose) Warner on Jul 23, 2016 6:45 AM
Irene (Rose) Warner
Thank you for all the information and pictures you put on Find A Grave for the Rev. Adam Daniel Hodam's family. I relate through Adam's first wife, Eliza Ellen Grant who was born in Walnut Twp., Gallia Co., OH.
Added by Irene (Rose) Warner on Jul 21, 2016 12:22 PM
Anna Schultz
George W. Green
Hi, the memorial in Patoka cemetery for George W. Green # 156646769 needs to be removed. Ill. death index indicates that he is buried in Vandalia, Twp. I located his memorial. He and his wife are buried at Pinhook #86749339. I sent in an edit for the year he died. There is a typo in the cemetery list for Pinhook that the memorial was made from. I will look for stones for them the next time I'm at Pinhook.

Added by Anna Schultz on Jul 05, 2016 6:23 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Joseph Maschauer
Hi Russell, thank you for the information regarding Mr. Kasper, it has been added to his memorial. Love the picture! Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jun 24, 2016 6:11 AM
Steph McGrath
RE: Capt. Samuel Shellenberger
I think that's a very likely spot for him. Maybe it will help find a marker, or if someone knows otherwise they'll correct us.
Added by Steph McGrath on May 19, 2016 4:41 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Sgt Cyrus Whigham

I went back to the cemetery to recheck the location for Cyrus Whigham. The markers for all the confederate soldiers have apparently been removed, likely during the relocation of the burials.

Added by Joseph Mann on Apr 30, 2016 3:53 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Sgt Cyrus Whigham

You are absolutely correct that the marker did not belong to Cyrus Whigham. I indicated in the comments that it was representative of those buried in unmarked graves. Many of the similar unknown markers are virtually unreadable. Since this was a representative photo only, do you still wish for me to delete it?

I noticed that you established two memorials for Sgt Whigham, one listing his burial site as Chalmette, the other as Greenwood. Greenwood is the correct location. I would recommend, in the name of accuracy, that the Chalmette memorial be removed completely since he is not there, or list it as original burial site.

Added by Joseph Mann on Apr 24, 2016 12:16 PM
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