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Laurie Bickel Machen (#48173720)
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Bio Photo I’m the oldest daughter of Donald and Mary Bickel, but didn’t live with them growing up. I grew up with my father’s mother and stepfather.

I've been doing genealogical research since 1999 and I'm always adding and updating my records. I look forward to connecting with relatives that I haven't even heard of yet! I have family trees on two websites.

I live near Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. and I will take pictures for you. Weather permitted. You have my permission to use my photos of Headstones in your own family tree.

Feel free to contact me with corrections, additional information, I'll be happy to help if I can.

If you are a direct relative of any of the persons I have posted contact me and I will gladly transfer the posting to you (if I am not more closely related to them).
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AnisahD, Carol Brothers, J. Edward Ross, Jackie & Ralph, Jan Bickel, Jim Sissel, Julie Kossnar, Linda, Robert Ashton, SMSmith, Sue F., William Kazupsk...
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Paul Rolfe
RE: Sarah Smith Morse
Fine. Thanks for the response.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Apr 25, 2015 9:00 PM
Paul Rolfe
Sarah Morse
I am not related and do not know the family. Would you like to manage her memorial? I have Smith ancestors but this line does not appear to be related to mine.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Apr 25, 2015 7:17 PM
Patrick kenney
Hi! I didn't get an email, just a message from find a grave.

Added by Breyes on Apr 22, 2015 8:39 PM
Scott McManimen
RE: Richard L Halligan
Beloved husband of Wilbalene, loving father of six, and stepfather of three, dearest grandfather and great grandfather of many. Visitation was Saturday 3 pm until the time of the service 8:30 pm at Hann Funeral Home 8230 So. Harlem Ave. Bridgeview. Interment will be private. For more information call 708-496-3344 or visit us online at
Added by Scott McManimen on Apr 21, 2015 9:19 AM
Georgia Shirley
RE: Thurman's
Do you want me to close out the Thurman request as unable to locate ?? You might want to double check with the cemetery office (they are extremely nice) and they can tell you if there is a headstone. Vera's is barely readable, she has been resting there for many many years...
Added by Georgia Shirley on Apr 18, 2015 6:57 PM
Georgia Shirley
Hi Laurie - I walked all of Section 2G and John and Anna do not have grave markers or a headstone. The only Thurman I found was a headstone for Vera, it looks like there are a few unmarked graves around her, but no markers. I did take a picture of Vera's headstone...
Added by Georgia Shirley on Apr 18, 2015 12:49 PM
John Williams
RE: Glenn Elwart
You are very welcome.
Added by John Williams on Feb 27, 2015 11:17 AM
Jim Sissel
RE: McCardle Family Lee County
Hi Laurie. My wife's family is the Cashion/McCardle line. She asked me to search out her family tree some time ago. She does not use computers and such. If you would like to send me a phone number she could talk with you on the phone.
Added by Jim Sissel on Feb 17, 2015 6:48 PM
RE: Machen's
Which Joseph are you referring to?

Joseph Bellamy MACHEN was born 17 May 1881 in Sandy City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death 28 Apr 1919 in Burton, Madison, Idaho, USA.

His father Joseph was born 24 Jun 1839 in Whiston, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Death 8 Oct 1909 in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, USA
You can find his records on the Parish records along with his siblings.

Thomas Machen (Sr Joseph's sibling) is listed as being born 1829 in Whiston, Yorkshire, England. This is the year that the LDS church records also list his year of birth, not just the Parrish records.

The findagrave listing is wrong in the town he was born in. It claims Sheffield, South Yorkshire but Parrish records of the ENTIRE family can be traced in Whiston for generations. Whiston, Yorkshire, England would be more accurate.

Well look forward to talking to you further regarding our Machen lines
Added by AnisahD on Feb 16, 2015 12:58 PM
RE: Machen's
Yes Laurie, I have a tree on and on FamilySearch

Joseph Bellamy Machen was my great-grandfather. His family Joseph Machen being my gr-great Grandfather.

My username is anisahdavid1

Joseph had several siblings. They included:

I do not base my data on ancestry's claims but on the family records and the headstone. I also have possession of Rose S. Lyman Machen/Nielsen's genealogy sheets and trust she knows when her 1st husband died.

Sarah Ellen MACHEN
1870 – 1871

Elizabeth Ann MACHEN
1871 – 1872

William MACHEN
1871 – ??

George Hunter MACHEN
1873 – 1903

Lillian May MACHEN
1875 – 1931

Harry Redfern MACHEN
1878 – 1949

Thomas Hile MACHEN
1883 – 1959
Added by AnisahD on Feb 16, 2015 12:21 PM
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