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J&D Peterson (#46859770)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist and have been researching my family and my husband's family for 35+ years. We have traveled quite a bit to find ways around my "brick walls" and have been to lots of cemeteries and taken lots of pictures. I'm glad to have a chance to share some of this information on Find A Grave. My husband, Jim, deserves credit for all of the pictures as he patiently visits cemetery after cemetery with me.

PLEASE if you find an error or have additional information on any of the people I have posted, email me. I will be glad to make additions and corrections so that the information is as accurate as possible.

I am doing Find A Grave work to honor our ancestors and, hopefully, to help others find information on their own ancestors. The pictures that we have taken may be used by families and descendants. However, pictures taken for 19th and 20th Indiana soldiers have been taken for the 19th Indiana web site of Phil Harris and may NOT be posted on other web sites without my permission.

Thanks to all of you who have posted information and photos on Find A Grave. This is a great way to preserve information, and in doing so, preserve our past.

I found this letter in the bio of Bobby Jett and had to add it to my bio as well. Genealogists do indeed feel this connection.

"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author: Unknown
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Jesse Oshel
Hello J&D...
I am also a descendent of Jesse & Sarah Oshel.
I really enjoy reading his bio. Sounds like he would've been a lovable man. It really spiked my interest because I am from the NW corner of Indiana, but I live in GA now. But next time I go 'home' I'll plan to stop thru Lafayette.

Many thanx for your dedication to genealogy research & Find a Grave... Bobbie Long
Added by TwinA on Feb 08, 2016 4:34 PM
Jim Bunyea
Elizabeth Harrington
I'm related to Mary A. Harrington born in New York, Died in Wisconsin in 1904.I'm trying to find the information that connects Mary A.Harrington to Brooks buried in Smithville, N.Y.and Elizabeth Harrington buried in Camp Point, Il. Can you help?

Thanks Jim Bunyea
Added by Jim Bunyea on Jan 31, 2016 8:15 AM
Bryan Allen
Goss Family
Looking for any Goss family information ?? Goss, Locke , Allen
Added by Bryan Allen on Dec 18, 2015 6:04 PM
Carl Catherman
George Shambaugh
Thank you very much for editing his memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Dec 08, 2015 7:38 AM
k evans
Mem # 23305086
Could you correct the surname which is Frownfelter. Thank you.
K Evans
Added by k evans on Nov 29, 2015 6:35 PM
Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
RE: Robert Lampton
Thanks for doing that so quickly. I added headstone photos to his memorial. Happy Thanksgiving!
Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Nov 25, 2015 8:56 AM
Tiffany Nash
Clyde Farnsworth Tombstone
Thank you for the pic of his tombstone. His burial was unknown. Can you tell me the cemetery where this pic was taken? Thank you!
Added by Tiffany Nash on Nov 23, 2015 9:28 AM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: Mary E Coe
Thank you so much!
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Oct 13, 2015 12:30 PM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: Mary E Coe
Oops, the date of death for Henry Pembroke Coe's 2nd wife Helen Brown is actually Oct 5 1921, not 1865. Henry married Helen in 1871. She was born Jan 10 1839.
Mary E (Ellen) Bissell was Henry's first wife- born Jun 17 1818 & died Nov 2 1865.
I see the stone for Mary E is broken. Could it be that her grave was moved to South Side & they did the newer stone that matches Henry's?
I haven't been able to find a stone for Helen yet.
At any rate, the info listing Helen's death date on Mary Ellen's Find a Grave entry needs to be corrected.
Thank you & sorry for the confusion!
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Oct 13, 2015 9:53 AM
Karyl Jorgenson
Mary E Coe
Hi again,
I think I solved the mystery. Henry P Coe was married after Mary E died, to Helen Browne. She was born Jan 10 1839 & died Oct 5 1865 in Clayton, Ill. That date of death is listed on the Find Grave entry, but the birth info & grave picture belong to Mary. I will see if there is something on Helen Coe.
If not, I may have to request a pic on Helen.
Thanks again,
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Oct 12, 2015 8:27 PM
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