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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo 2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.

Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.

Origins of Companies
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.

2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.

I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.

I enjoy taking and posting photos.

Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.

I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.

I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to :)

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .
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85th IIL Infantry Co D (69)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (51)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (73)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (67)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (76)
85th ILL Infantry Co I (49)
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Becca Crandell
Thank you for the transfers :)
............. Becca
Added by Becca Crandell on Jun 02, 2015 6:15 PM
Co H 85th IL Volunteer
Another family member located that was a union soldier in the 85th - Michael Rodgers - buried at Greenwood Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 30927346. Thanks for your great work!
Added by jmtho1501 on May 31, 2015 7:30 AM
Welker Family Transfers
Thank you Debra for the transfers of these siblings. Your work on this site is amazing!
Added by Farmgirl on May 20, 2015 5:21 PM
Randy Jobe
RE: Sarah Lincoln Armstrong
Thank You!
Added by Randy Jobe on May 18, 2015 6:43 AM
Northern Neighbors
Mary Avery Starkweather
Her death was a typo - thanks for catching it. fixed. :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on May 15, 2015 8:07 AM
david thomas
Sebastian Blumenshine Co. K
His lengthy bio. can be found at google books, "Portrait and Biographical Album of Sedgwick County, Kansas," page 746.
Added by david thomas on May 13, 2015 12:21 PM
RE: Robert Kimble
There is also a book online through Google Books called "The Life and Times of Fred Kimble" by John N. Davis. The entire book can be read. It does state that his parents were Robert Kimble and Angeline Temple.
Added by TLH on May 10, 2015 3:39 PM
James T McNeil
Thank you so much for your dedicated efforts! I have benefited greatly! Excellent work and much appreciated.
Added by jmtho1501 on May 10, 2015 4:00 AM
Dee E
Frank Mandelbaum
Hi Debra,
Thanks so much for sending me the Frank Mandelbaum obituary! With the information it contained, I was able to locate his sister in the same cemetery and add her maiden name. Dee
Added by Dee E on Apr 29, 2015 4:59 PM
Laura Kessler Hershey
Jacob Hershey
THANK YOU for locating where his burial was!!! I knew it was in Illinois but did not know where!! I appreciate it!!
Take Care, Laura
Added by Laura Kessler Hershey on Apr 24, 2015 10:21 AM
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