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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
 member for 6 years, 7 months, 16 days
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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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Russann Tomlinson Johnson
RE: Hezekiah Miner
I cannot seem to go back to my original message you have kindly answered, but I will certainly look into contacting whomever may be keeping records of such cemetery and movement of the re-interrments. Would you happen to know who to contact? Is there a city office in charge of all cemeteries?

My great grandfather wrote about it in his autobiography and knew of the park going in well before 1930, so I'm not sure it would be the same area, but I'll keep tooling about...

I wish I could find my original message to you about Hezekiah here...!!!
Added by Russann Tomlinson Johnson on Feb 11, 2016 12:13 AM
Kat R
RE: Capt. Thomas Henderson 87686380
I have done that 3 times, for some reason it keeps turning photo. Original photo is correct. I will try to take a new photo next time I'm there and see if that works. Sorry, but not sure why it's doing this.
Added by Kat R on Jan 31, 2016 12:31 PM
Mary Clarkson Turek
Elisha Stafford
Thank you so much for the obituary of Elisha Stafford. I appreciate everything you do for FindAGrave! Without people like you some would never know where their loved ones rest.


Added by Mary Clarkson Turek on Jan 28, 2016 6:49 PM
George Seitz
Dick Poplar
Hello Russell,

I had the same photograph posted for Dick Poplar. I was berated into removing it by two self described experts. One was a David Wright, who resorted to calling me unseemly names. I appreciate you posting it and only am bringing it up because after being harangued I looked into it and concluded that the man in the picture is most likely Jefferson Shields and not Richard Poplar. Leave it or remove it, I have no preference. If you leave it, look out for the experts.


Added by George Seitz on Jan 26, 2016 5:14 PM
Lois H.
Obitiuary (Brewers)
My gosh---your total work is commendable--thank you. I am asking your permission to copy 3 obits to my Brewers on they are so Very helpful to others.
Re; Dr. Emerson M Brewer (1865-1953), wife Grace & son & daughter. Thank you again, Lois H.
Added by Lois H. on Jan 20, 2016 3:03 PM
Stone Finders
bio's not belong in the flower section, they get removed by find a grave.
Added by Stone Finders on Jan 20, 2016 3:45 AM
Matt McConkey
RE: Latham A. McConkey
Sorry I didn't get to reply sooner. Thank you very much!
Added by Matt McConkey on Jan 07, 2016 8:06 AM
Patricia Moore
RE: John Chauncy Nutting 44621596
I do see the rank but the middle name I did not find other than in family trees which do not show a source of that name. I have noted the middle name in the bio section. Thank you for your efforts. Pat
Added by Patricia Moore on Jan 02, 2016 5:24 AM
Patricia Moore
Source of middle name needed
You suggested the middle name of Chauncy for John C. Nutting # 44621596. I do not add or change any information on memorials without a source which I can verify. If you have something please let me know and I will be happy to change his middle name.

Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Moore on Jan 01, 2016 1:27 PM
Russann Tomlinson Johnson
My second great grandfather, Albert Russell is found because of your work and I thank you so kindly!!!

I am adding images of his obituary and application for headstone or marker to his account to confirm and was wondering if you would consider passing over his memorial to me.

I am especially interested in any more information you have about the rest of the family out here. I was raised with no family ancestry knowledge and am trying to piece it all together myself.

Currently working on an application to Daughters of the American Revolution, so I guess things are going pretty good, so far!

Thank you for your service and I really appreciate all your service for the veterans.


Russann Johnson
Added by Russann Tomlinson Johnson on Nov 30, 2015 6:43 PM
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