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Diane & John (#46842343)
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Bio Photo Update-2015 I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I put in; however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I respond daily to these requests, but longer if you don't use that "Edit" Button!! I gladly make transfers if you are related & I am not ... but please let me know your relationship to the person.

Please list your "source" for any additions you send.

My husband & I live in California and travel in our RV 7 mos. out of the year. We enjoy cemetery walking & photographing headstones is a wonderful hobby, we will take photos of everyone, relatives or not.

Our family names are: Loy, Day, Gentry. And Luebke, Krohmer, Wilde, Weber.

No need to ask permission if you want to use my photos for personal use, but please give proper credit when using one of my photos: "Diane & John Loy, Find A Grave #46842343".

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Arik Russell
Betty J.Engstrom
Hello Diane & John,
My great grandmother is Betty J. Engstrom (Find A Grave Memorial# 25549453). I would like to have the power to edit her profile and to add her family as she was married to Charles M. Engstrom and had a son, Charles E. Engstrom. I would like to add these links to her profile as well as add her maiden name and her parents and siblings. So if you could transfer ownership of her memorial that would be great so I can add all this information. Thank you guys for all your help! Have an excellent day!
Added by Arik Russell on Aug 02, 2015 1:07 AM
D. R. Walls
Neva McCallen Horath Loy
Hi John and Diane,

I happened across another entry that needs corrected when you get a chance. Thanks! Neva's 2nd husband was Harry B. Loy, not "Harold William Loy." The link on her page to Harry B. shows as it should be. Harry was my grandma's first cousin. He told me his name was just "Harry" (not Harold) and the B. didn't stand for anything.

I corresponded with Neva for several years and Cousin Harry for even longer. In 1989, when they married, she wrote me telling of the marriage. (Which I'd already known.) Both are Loy descendants, with Neva having extra doses.

Neva's first husband Lovell Horath was also a Loy descendant. His cousin married my grandma's sister, so Aunt Alma's descendants are extra related to me!
Added by D. R. Walls on Jul 30, 2015 4:19 AM
D. R. Walls
Thomas Moore Loy Sr
Hey John and Diane!

Been awhile since I last spoke with you. Just noticed this entry needs some "tweaking". Back in 1980s, the "older generation" told me Thomas' middle name was Moore. Around 2000, someone emailed me they'd heard the name was "Matthew". But BLM records from 1835 for his land in Jasper Co., IL give full name as "Thomas Moore Loy". Besides, his son was Thomas Moore Loy, Jr.

His gravestone appears to be in error regarding death date. The 1868 Effingham County court records, where he died intestate, gave his death as 1 March. My hard copies are in storage, but I believe even the court proceedings began before death date given on stone. I've yet to check for a newspaper obituary for additional documentation.

Although Thomas served in Blackhawk War in 1832 as 2nd Corp under Capt. Peter Warren, he didn't serve in the Civil War. The Thomas M. Loy that served in Co. I, 71st Ill. Inf was *age 24* at his 1862 enlistment. (The IL State Archives has online roster of soldiers from this unit and their physical statistics.) This Civil War soldier Thomas M. Loy was actually Thomas S. Loy, son of Joseph C. and Rachel (Sharp) Loy. Thomas S. served in this unit along with his brother John Henry Loy (1839-1913), my grandma's grandfather. Also serving in that unit were two sons of Thomas Moore Loy, Sr: George W. and John Matthew G. Loy. Thomas Moore Loy, Jr was only 13, too young to serve. In the 1850 census, Thomas S. Loy was listed as Thomas M. Loy-- he used middle initial M in other early records, too, making me believe this was his birth name. Perhaps to simplify the confusion, he later began using middle initial S. Just my wild guess, but perhaps when Thomas S. died, the free marker the US Govt provided had the original "M" initial and it had to be redone. Rather than waste a good marker, Thomas S.'s family might have given it to Uncle Thomas Moore Loy's family, though he didn't serve. At least initials matched!

Regarding Thomas Moore Loy Sr.'s sons George W. and John M.G.--I lost trace of them after their being mentioned in their paternal grandfather's 1869 estate records. I was told that George W. Loy was buried next to Thomas and Susannah, with no dates. Also, Thomas and Susannah's youngest son Henry J. ("Harry") (b. 1864-d. after 1869 mention in paternal grandfather's estate) was also said to be buried next to Thomas and Susannah, with no dates. From what I understood, both sons' graves had small markers, so not unmarked. But I didn't see any entries for them from your Loy Cemetery postings.

Finally, an FYI. I think submitter of Thomas Moore Loy Sr photos has the wrong Thomas M. Loy. If photos were identified as a Thomas M. Loy, it's more likely Thomas Moore Loy, Jr. Cabinet cards weren't widely used in the US until the 1870s and not really that popular until the 1880s.
Added by D. R. Walls on Jul 29, 2015 10:14 PM
patrick turnbow
Memorial #25955084
Could you transfer this memorial to me. She is my sister. Thanks Patrick Turnbow
Added by patrick turnbow on Jul 29, 2015 5:12 AM
Robert Richard Clemens
Could you please transfer this memorial to me #59200513? He is my Uncle, my mom's brother. I am trying to maintain all the family. Thanks so much. Barbara
Added by barb on Jul 22, 2015 3:03 PM
Wm. R. Crabb
John Crabb transfer
Diane & John,
Thank you for transferring John Crabb's memorial. I am grateful.
Added by Wm. R. Crabb on Jul 19, 2015 8:00 AM
Rita Seeley
Updates - Thank You
Hi, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your quick response to update requests and the fact that you provide a blurb on the source and with no source a like to the provider of the information. There have been many times when I can't find where someone got the information and all I have is an opportunity to contact the provider of the memorial. Just like with you a lot of them just donate their time to provide this information for us and have no connection to the person we are wondering about.

Thanks again. Rita Seeley
Added by Rita Seeley on Jul 17, 2015 1:57 PM
Coldwell Saunders and Mary Boisseau
There is a mix up on Mary Boisseau's grave site. She was the second wife of Coldwell Saunders married in 1912. If you transfer her and Coldwell to me I think I can straiten it out. My number is 46915942. I am a descendant of Coldwell's sister Mary Jeffie.
Thanks, Patti
Added by Patti on Jul 15, 2015 9:22 AM
Louise Fields Cosar
J W Johnston Grave
Thank you so much for posting pictures of my great-great-grandfather's grave. There is no way I could ever get there to visit it and take pictures.
Louise Fields Cosar
Added by Louise Fields Cosar on Jul 11, 2015 9:04 PM
Natalie and Tim Day
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 45367605
Thanks for your help. I didn't know you lived so far away or I wouldn't have asked. I live in California too.
Added by Natalie and Tim Day on Jul 06, 2015 7:29 PM
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