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Bob & AJ (#47790994)
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Bio Photo I have lived my entire life in the metropolitan Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa along the Mississippi River. I retired several years ago so now I finally have time to work on my family history.

I am most intent on getting as many of my family members from my family tree added and connected then add as many as possible buried in local cemeteries starting with Hampton Township Cemetery and Zion Lutheran up on the hill then the other Hampton Township cemeteries; Homeland, Bowlesburg and Carbon Cliff, then on to other local Illinois Quad City cemeteries.

I'm not interested in building an empire of memorials for the sheer sake of numbers as some people seem to be, as I'm much more lax over turning them over to family members. If they are your relatives and not mine then just ask, tell me your relation and they are yours.

Also keep in mind, if I cannot contact you then don't ask me to do anything for you. Either have your messages enabled or an e-mail available, no exceptions. It is so frustrating when I have a question about an edit and I can't contact the person who sent it.

And please don't contact me and tell me I can't post obits because someone has said they have a copyright, they don't. When I post an obit I name the paper and I put it in parenthesis. Also, please do not contact me and tell me to remove census records from the memorial as that is the history of their life and no matter how "unappealing" it looks to some people, as long as it is under my management, it will remain.

I have spent many hours going thru every name in both the Biographical Record of Rock Island County, 1897 and the Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Island County, 1885 to find matching memorials already in Find A Grave and when found these are added or sent to the owner of the memorial in hopes they will add the information to their memorial to not only give information on their lives but to assist other people in helping connect or create memorials.

My grand-niece AJ has been helping me on this, especially taking all the headstone photos for me.

Primary Family lines of interest:

Secondary Family lines of interest:

Hampton Township Cemetery, Hampton, IL and other 3 Hampton township cemeteries in Silvis, Barstow and Carbon Cliff, IL
Zion Lutheran, rural East Moline, IL
Riverside Cemetery, Moline, IL

I post my photos on FAG to share & help others with piecing together their own family trees. I am also not possessive of my photos & share them unconditionally, with everyone.
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Betsy Christison
Joseph Hector Sale family
Hi Bob.. would you be able to link the father and son graves for the Sale family? Joseph Hector Sale is the father #100247090 and Frank J. Sale is the son #128020020. I am hoping to find descendants of the family because I have some memorabilia that was mixed in with some of my ancestor's paperwork for some odd reason and I would love to get it to any relatives of theirs. Thanks so much!
Added by Betsy Christison on Nov 04, 2016 8:33 PM
Judy Vrtiska
Evergreen Cemetery Beatrice
I have added all the Wells we have listed.
Added by Judy Vrtiska on Oct 31, 2016 7:20 PM
Judy Vrtiska
Is this any relation?
Henry G. Wells Age 68 Years 2 Months 26 Days Died June 21, 1890

He is in the Beatrice Cemetery
Added by Judy Vrtiska on Oct 31, 2016 6:56 PM
Judy Vrtiska
First Burial in Evergreen Home Cemetery was August 20 1887

Beatrice Cemetery History
In the year 1868 there were some meetings held by groups to delegate officially a burial plot for citizens of the City of Beatrice. Not until March 1, 1869, however was the Beatrice Cemetery Association legally formed. At that time, the plot on east Scott Street was designated as the burial plot for the Beatrice community. Burials were in this cemetery until 1887 when the city outgrew those grounds and on April 22, 1887, the Association purchased from the Hugh Cross estate from John Ellis, an heir, what is now known as Evergreen Home Cemetery. The purchase price for 80 acres was $7,039. On August 20 1887, the body of John Cooke son of C.E. Cooke was the first internment in Evergreen Home Cemetery. The Association, then on April 4, 1920 bought from Leo Werner 20 acres for $8,500 to be used as Evergreen Memorial Park, and on July 1, 1931 Evergreen Memorial Park was opened for the first burial.
Added by Judy Vrtiska on Oct 31, 2016 12:17 PM
RE: Terry Pratt # 100547564
Thx, Bob!! Terry Pratt and I were grade school classmates and I appreciate your allowing me to capture some memories.

Added by lchenoweth on Oct 27, 2016 5:18 PM
George Bloomquist
Thanks SO MUCH for the transfer, Bob.
I've deleted my duplicate for him.
Added by GrammaL on Oct 18, 2016 10:19 AM
Mary Alice Roth
Christian Gottfried Casebeer
Hi Bob, I appreciate your frankness. I agree. I'm interested in Christian Gottfried Casebeer. Are you related and where did you find all the great information on him. His daughter, Rebecca, is my 4 great grandmother. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You
Mary Alice
Added by Mary Alice Roth on Oct 11, 2016 11:06 PM
Bonnie Cox Kofsky
Mendoza Cox Hazel FAG 26118916
Since you post for Hampton Cemetery, do you have access to their files of burial plots in order to find what section and grave Mendoza Find A Grave 26118916 is buried and her brother Herman Cox Find A Grave 26118972?
The person who took photos of other Cox tombstones there could not find grave markers for them in Hampton even though their death certificates and obits which I have show they are both buried there.
Thanks Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Cox Kofsky on Oct 10, 2016 11:07 PM
RE: Terry Pratt # 100547564
Thx!! Greatly appreciate it. Lynn Chenoweth
Added by lchenoweth on Oct 10, 2016 8:01 AM
Terry Pratt # 100547564
My email is

Added by lchenoweth on Oct 09, 2016 11:52 AM
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