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Kidd Gunn (#46529155)
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Bio Photo My name is
Brian Mensching.

I am into History.
I am a Civil War reenactor with the unit
8th Regimental Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
I have been looking locally for the real members of this unit and have been placing them on F.A.G.

We should never forget those
that came before us.
Find a Grave is a great way to honor them.

Also my friend Nancy Potter was putting her friends and family in with me. May she Rest In Peace.

And to those that have Sponsored my Interments. I, Thank you
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May I use the photos that you've posted for Henry Wetlaufer? My FIL has some, but I really like the photo you posted with the flag! I'd
Added by Debbie on Sep 02, 2014 4:42 AM
Henry Wetlaufer
Thanks so much for the transfer! I am sending you an email so be sure to look for it in case it goes to your spam box. -- Debbie
Added by Debbie on Sep 02, 2014 4:41 AM
Wetlanfer at the first shot marker at the battle of Gettysburg's reunion
HOLY SMOKES! You have a photo of our ancestor at this reunion! Can you tell me where you found this? I'd like to read more about it! Thanks, Debbie Wetlaufer
Added by Debbie on Sep 01, 2014 10:43 AM
James Frost
Mount Hope, St John's UCC, Palatine, IL
I wanted to let you know that on Sunday June 29th, St John UCC will be hosting Pioneer Day on church grounds from 9:30 to 4:00 including cemetery walks. I'm trying to get as many people with ties to the cemetery to attend. Were are digging deeper into the history of all the graves and need help from those tied to it. I can send you a pdf of the event info if you'd like.
I am specifically interested in the Menschings of Palatine, Ernst, my great grandfather bought his farm
Jim Frost
Added by James Frost on Jun 13, 2014 4:30 PM
8th Illinois Cavalry Member
Thomas J. Brown, memorial #128261887, served with the 8th Illinois Cavalry.
Added by DESchuett on Apr 25, 2014 3:03 AM
John George Dusold
Il 8th Cavalry Co. D
find a grave #41512597
died from wounds received at Funkstown, MD
Added by Bobby on Dec 22, 2013 1:26 PM
M. Howe
8th Cav member
Hi Brian, I just happened to look at your profile and see you are looking for 8th Cav. members. A brother of my great grandfather was a member of the 8th, Farnsworth's regiment, enlisted Aug. 1861, mustered out July 1865. His Find A Grave# is 8426035.
Added by M. Howe on Dec 05, 2013 9:18 PM
Danny Pickett
RE: Chick Mensching
Your uncle was a hero to many. I knew him when he was retired and suffering from effects of years of mistreatment as WWII POW.
He almost died but recovered. Spoke at church of having to wait on heaven a little longer using Philippians 1:23-24 as his text. I'll never forget. His faith lives on as example to me.
Danny Pickett
Added by Danny Pickett on Nov 18, 2013 9:29 PM
Russell Kasper
Lyman H. Smith
Death of L.H. Smith,"
The Elgin Daily News, October 17, 1902, p. 1.
Former Foreman of Watch Factory Plate Room Succumbs.
Was a Veteran of 8th Illinois Cavalry--Find A Grave #41719310
Added by Russell Kasper on Nov 07, 2013 6:17 PM
Russell Kasper
Charles B. Landon
Enlisted in Company D, Illinois 8th Cavalry Regiment on 18 Sep 1861. Promoted to Full Corporal. Mustered out on 17 Jul 1865 at Benton Barracks, St Louis, MO. Find A Grave #55632167
Added by Russell Kasper on Nov 07, 2013 5:12 PM
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