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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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Carey Feltmeyer
RE: John Keller, Zion Church Cemetery
Thank you so much for the additional information! He is one of the "dead ends" within my family tree, so it's always super excited to learn anything new about him. I have searched for information on him through ancestry.com and familysearch.org, but have not come up with a lot. I will have to check out the other sites as I have many military members in my family! A great-great-great grandfather on my father's side also fought for the confederacy with companies K and A of Kentucky's 6th regiment. He is buried up here in McDonough Co. in the same cemetery as his daughter's father-in-law (another of my great-great-great grandfather's) who fought with the union Co D 28th IL infantry. I bet that made for some interesting family discussions! Anyway, thanks again for all the information and help! It is so great appreciated! Thanks again for all your work in helping preserve this history!
Added by Carey Feltmeyer on Apr 24, 2015 12:08 PM
Carey Feltmeyer
John Keller
I am wondering about the civil war document you posted for John Keller (Zion Cemetery, Bond Co, IL). He is my great-great-great grandfather and I was curious if you were related and if you are, if you happened to have any more information or documents pertaining to him. Thank you!
Added by Carey Feltmeyer on Apr 23, 2015 10:51 PM
betty bottles
RE: Jacob Myers
There is no Civil War marker by his stone.
Over the years some may have been broken so that does not mean he wasn't in the War. The date may be the burial date and not his death date. We go by the date on his stone for his death date. I am
sorry it took me so long to answer you back.

Betty
Added by betty bottles on Apr 19, 2015 11:28 PM
Cynthia Boatright Raleigh
RE: William Carter
You are welcome! I am very glad to have been able to help. Good luck with your research.

Cyndi
Added by Cynthia Boatright Raleigh on Mar 30, 2015 8:39 AM
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
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