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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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DJ Oaster
So thankful for all your work
Many thanks for your time gathering so many of my ancestors's in Beekman and Willowbrook.
Added by DJ Oaster on Mar 09, 2015 5:04 PM
KsCityKim
RE: Mr. Cain - your great grandfather
Thank you Russell!! He ended up with MANY more than 40 g-grandkids. Just from my Grandfather (his son Daniel's son Francis) James had 13 great-grandchildren. 8 weren't even born when he passed including my mom - the youngest. Three are still living. My Mom was one of 16 kids - three to my Grandma's second husband. Francis had something like 32 grandkids too. Big Catholic families....what can I say! :) Thanks again!! I did post it. Kim
Added by KsCityKim on Mar 07, 2015 5:25 PM
Debra
Rebecca Reno Saffer
A BIG Thank you for the obit. You are the bee's knees!
Debra
Added by Debra on Mar 06, 2015 12:10 PM
REDAWG
RE: Patricia Elizabeth Williams and Robert Neal Williams
Good morning Mr Kasper,

I added the links between the two but somehow I screwed it up. It shows that they are half siblings. They are of the same parents that are listed on Robert Neal Williams page.
Added by REDAWG on Mar 06, 2015 9:24 AM
REDAWG
Patricia Elizabeth Williams and Robert Neal Williams
You have my mother (Patricia) listed as a half sibling to Robert Williams on his page. They have the same parents.
Added by REDAWG on Mar 05, 2015 9:25 AM
George DeKay
David Samson
A request to revise birth year to 1842 was sent via the edit tab - also location of birth.
Obviously he couldn't have qualified to be in Civil War if he was only born in 1852. Besides that I can confirm 1842 as accurate.
George

Added by George DeKay on Mar 01, 2015 5:08 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Ruth's OBIT
Thank you for the prompt response.

It's a shame that more of the Find A Grave volunteer's don't take responsibility for the obligations they assumed when accepting Maintenance Control of a memorial page.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Have another great day,
Ed
Added by J. Edward Ross on Feb 22, 2015 6:46 AM
J. Edward Ross
Ruth Irene Curtis 61655951
Please remove the photograph of text that you added to Ruth's memorial page. Find A Grave provides text fields for biographical information. I've entered the text into the appropriate field.

In the future, if you would like information added, changed, edited or otherwise updated on one of my memorial pages, please use the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I respond to ALL of my Edit Requests and SACs, usually within 36 hours.

When time permits, read my profile page. Pay particular attention to the section titled "Information - where it belongs..." for an explanation of why photos of text are inappropriate.

I have no problems posting obituaries to document historical facts under the "Fair Use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, Section 107. Please include a source citation when possible.

Thank you for your understanding and prompt response.

Have another great day,
Ed Ross

Added by J. Edward Ross on Feb 21, 2015 6:31 AM
Shirley M. Strickland
John A. Hiestand
Hi Russell,
I am sorry that I did not see your entry for
John.
I hope that the request about the second and
original burial place is satisfactory with
you.
I guess too that this situation does not come
up too often.
Should you desire changes, please advise.
Thanking you,
Shirley
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Feb 10, 2015 4:06 PM
janet donner
RE: charles breeden
no problem love to do obits
Janet
Added by janet donner on Jan 31, 2015 8:36 PM
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