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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
 member for 6 years, 4 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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Nadeen Sobottka
Carl Caspar
Hi Russell, bio has been added to Carl's memorial. Thanks, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jun 27, 2015 7:20 AM
LYNN BLACKER
Suggestion for Charles Schmidt
Thank you for the wonderful narration of the Averysboro battle and the role that Charles Schmidt played in it. I couldn't find exactly what your suggestion was. There is way too much information to put on Mr. Schmidt's FindAGrave memorial so if you could explain what you'd like to do with this information, I'll help if I can.
Added by LYNN BLACKER on Jun 26, 2015 11:04 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Julius Meiswinkel @ Forest Home Cem., Milw., WI
Hi Russell, thank you for the bio information on Julius; it has been added. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jun 21, 2015 7:05 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Wm Vette
Hi Russell, the information that you provided for Mr. Vette's memorial has been added. Thank you and regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jun 19, 2015 9:05 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Hans Boebel
Hi Russell, thank you for the information that you provided for Hans bio; it has been added. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jun 19, 2015 9:04 AM
DR
Charles Karsten
Thank you for the obituary and the acknowledgement of Charles Karstens Civil War Service. DR
Added by DR on Jun 18, 2015 2:34 PM
Patty Betlach Russell
Frank Smrcek
Thank you for the information from Frank's war diary. I added it to his memorial.
Patty Betlach Russell
Added by Patty Betlach Russell on Jun 18, 2015 1:54 PM
Kaye
Mabel E. Cloud - #55127231
Hi Russell, 

I have recently found a bunch of old transfer emails that have not been acknowledged and thanked. On 25 Apr 2013, you transferred Mabel's memorial to my care. Due to medical issues in my family, I did not follow up on transfers for several months around that time. Many "fell through the cracks”! I'm back researching the Cloud family and found this.

Just wanted to thank you for the transfer. I really do appreciate those of you who have been so helpful.

Regards, 
Kaye
FG Member #46864183
Added by Kaye on Jun 16, 2015 4:19 PM
Cindy Fleming
Philip Operman
Thank you for transferring Philip Opperman Memorial to me. Will now focus on finding the memorials of all Opperman family members. Thank you for your consideration. :)
Added by Cindy Fleming on Jun 01, 2015 8:04 AM
Cindy Fleming
PVT Philipp Opperman
Please consider transferring Philipp Opperman (Memorial 138290963) to me, Cindy Fleming (Account 48339995). This is my Great Grand Uncle. He will be in good hands. Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Cindy Fleming on May 29, 2015 10:45 AM
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