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Roxanne Riggan (#47270160)
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*****PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB on the upper right side of the memorials, then choose the Suggest a Correction feature for transfers or to add information and links...


I have visited cemeteries in many Counties in Iowa:

Adair, Boone, Bremer, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Clark, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Franklin, Hardin, Harrison, Jasper, Kossuth, Madison, Monroe, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Story, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wright.
If I have an ancestor buried there or my husband does, it has been, or will be on my to-do list.

Also I have visited cemeteries in Missouri, and Florida.

****PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB on the upper right side of the memorials, then choose the Suggest a Correction feature for transfers or to add information and links

*Transfer requests should be close relatives

*It is okay to use any of my photo's of headstones, for your family tree, credit for my photos would be appreciated

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Katie Lou
RE: Re: Daniel and Mary Fisher
I found a marriage record for Mary when she married Wm.H.Ratigan. Her 1st husband was a Hammonds. So she was born about 1850? Mary Fisher is such a common name. She could have moved to be with her kids anywhere.

Added by Katie Lou on Jun 13, 2016 7:47 PM
Moses H Morse
Thank you for the generous transfer.

Kind regards,

Sheila B
Added by sheilabb on Jun 11, 2016 6:52 AM
Rose Clark
Garret Schell
Thank you so much for the information on Garret Schell. He is my ggrandfather. Rose Clark
Added by Rose Clark on Jun 06, 2016 4:57 PM
Michael Shaug
William Henry Shaug
Hello again Roxanne,

Just a quick note to update the parents names for DR. William Henry Shaug for the bio... they were DR. John Michael Shawk, Find A Grave memorial # 85999852, and Susanna Stoy Shawk, Find A Grave memorial # 86000026 (not Elizabeth Stoy) Thank you for the updates and correction, I appreciate. Best Regards,
Michael Shaug 5-23-16
Added by Michael Shaug on May 24, 2016 1:17 PM
Michael Shaug
William Henry Shaug
Added by Michael Shaug on May 24, 2016 1:13 PM
Michael Shaug
William Henry Shaug
Hello Roxanne,
My name is Michael Shaug and I am writing to you to give you some information on the grave you have listed in Farmington Iowa Cemetery for W. H. Shawk... this grave is of my 4 great grandfathers Dr. William Henry Shaug. His mother was Elizabeth Stoy, daughter of Dr. William H.Stoy of Lancaster, PA, and he was born in PA in 1792. William Henry was a veteran of the War of 1812 and held the rank of Ensign. He married Hannah Sherwood, a descendant of William Bradford of the Mayflower/Plymouth Colony, in 1818 in Perry County, Ohio, and he was the father of 16 children (that survived infancy), including DR. Charles Washington Shaug (my 3 great grandfathers), William Bradford Shaug, and Dr. Bennett S. Shaug, a Mexican War and Civil War veteran who is buried in Eldon Cemetery, Iowa. His wife, Hannah Sherwood Shaug died in 1878 in Livermore, CA. I hope this information will be helpful in updating the information for his grave, please feel free to contact me if you would like more information on him. Thank you!
Best Regards,
Mike Shaug 5-22-16
Added by Michael Shaug on May 23, 2016 10:04 PM
Connie McKinley
William Drake # 154401219
Hi Roxanne,
Do not drive back there 75 miles, my dear. I thought you were close, but I would not ask that of you! It's really not that important. Mrs. Drake had remarried after William's death to my 3rd Grt- grandfather, Henry S, Wheatley - his 3rd marriage. He was 77 and she was 49. I was researching the Drakes to find any little clue I could find regarding Henry. Henry is buried in Ottumwa, Wapello Co., Iowa. I don't have a death date for him either. Kate was last living in Kansas in 1920 with her daughter, Myrtle Buckles, and family. So, looks like Myrtle took her mother back home to be buried near Myrtle's dad, but no death date is odd.
Thank you for much for the reply!
Best, Connie McKinley
Added by Connie McKinley on May 17, 2016 4:29 PM
Connie McKinley
William Drake # 154401219
Hi Roxanne,
I'm looking at William Drake's gravestone, which you photographed - thank you!. However, due to the leaves growing over the stone, I am unable to read all the writing. Do you have that written down somewhere? He's buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis County, Iowa.

I'm also reviewing Kate Drake Walters # 154400556 headstone - she is buried with Drake family in Bethlehem Cemetery as well. You also took a photo of that stone, which is great. Looks like the art work above her name has faded away with time and I can see "Drake" written on the top of the stone, but what does it say at the very bottom or the stone?
Thank you so much!
Connie McKinley
Added by Connie McKinley on May 13, 2016 5:24 PM
Wendell Liitschwager
Looking for information on Wendell's older brother, Albia, born 1909 in Buckeye, Hardin, Iowa. He married 1st Neva Burns and had a son. Then it appears he married one of my relatives, Daisy Ellen Tate, because she died with that last name and is listed in a city directory in California with her in 1949.

If you have any further information, please email me at I would greatly appreciate it.
Added by Onlyarethusa on Apr 30, 2016 10:09 AM
annie b.
Low/Lowe family
I am associated with this family from New York to Scioto Co., Oh, etc. I am looking for info on Samuel Low born c. 1780 in New York.
Added by annie b. on Apr 10, 2016 4:18 PM
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