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Hooked On Family (#47448897)
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Bio Photo Upon "googling" my great grandmother's name, I found a link to a photo of her headstone on Find a Grave. I was amazed, became hooked on this site, and have been contributing ever since.

My hope is to leave a legacy here for my children, grandchildren, and others by adding data and links.

I am not trying to amass large numbers of memorials. I just try to add data and pray it is correct. I have a strong interest in adding memorials from my hometown. I enjoy helping others, and I appreciate that others have helped me.

I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed. I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

Forgive me for not having all burial locations identified. It takes time to research, some whereabouts are unknown, and some obituaries/mortuaries currently do not list burial or disposition details. Those people still deserve to be remembered here.

Unless one of my memorials is my relative or close friend, I have transferred memorials if you can and will add information. But please do not ask for a transfer and then do nothing with it.

Please let me know if I have an error so it can be corrected.

I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials such as photos or obituary clippings that would help me link family members.

I am happy to share gravestone photos with you to use in your family albums.

- - - - Projects as of 2016 - - - -

I have taken gravestone photos of these entire cemeteries, although I may not have recent burials. Some stones are photographed, but are not readable, so may not be matched with a memorial. All have been posted for:
Paton Cemetery - Paton
Dawson Cemetery near Paton
Antioch - Clarksville
Lynwood - Clarksville
Old Town - Clarksville
Pleasant Valley - Clarksville
Butler Center - Butler County
St. Mary's Catholic - Greene
Memorial Park - Austinville
Ackley Christian Reform - Ackley
St. Patrick's - Parkersburg
Memorial - Austinville
Ackley Reformed - Ackley
Oak Hill - Bristow
South Vilmar - Vilmar
New Albion - Parkersburg

I added many photos for the following Iowa cemeteries:
McCallsburg
Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene
St. Michael's in Nashua
Greenwood in Nashua
Oak Hill in Nashua
Pleasant View - Aplington (will post winter 2016)



My wonderful Jiffy has crossed the "Rainbow Bridge". I would love it if you stopped by her memorial. Thanks so much! 🐱
Jiffy Buxton


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weston04
Otto Family
As always, your very welcome Marilyn!

Barb
Added by weston04 on Jan 22, 2017 1:24 PM
Heidi Eaton
RE: Henry Wilhelm
Thank you, foil not necessary. --H
Added by Heidi Eaton on Jan 08, 2017 6:28 PM
Jacki Bierma
RE: Edits
I misinterpreted your email. I have family in Hardin County and visit there once a month. Spent the summer taking photos in Hardin cemeteries and was searching for some way to find dates on some of the tombstones and found
Hardin County "deaths" on the internet and as a winter project, started transcribing them onto Find A
Grave. This is how the edits to you came about.

There were so many who were not on Find A Grave that I found FamilySearch.org has actual death certificates on their site that tells where each person is buried so, I have backtracked and am making an entry for everyone if I can figure out the correct cemetery. There are over 6,000 people on this list.

Should keep me busy for a while! Thanks for your reply.

Jacki
Added by Jacki Bierma on Dec 17, 2016 4:15 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Private Albanus Jenkins, Co. C, 86th Illinois
Dear Ms. Buxton, It has been some time since I wrote you and this little message leaves Peoria with prayers that it finds it's way to you and finds you doing well.
I friend of mine, with a little more money that I have, just sent me an email about a tin type he found for sale of Albanus Jenkins that was taken at Louisville, Kentucky very early in the war. He sent me a blury copy which I will add to Albanus' site. If he gets the tintype, which I am guessing will run in the $400 to $500 range, he will send me a better copy. I will then add this to Albanus' site.
I continue my search for the final resting place of the 992 men who served in the 86th Illinois. I have now been at this for 31 years. I am now down to the final 78 or so of the 992 men who served in the regiment. Of these 78, I have little or now leads on about 50 of them. The burial sites will most likely never be known by anyone except for the Lord. I hope to live long enough to find most of the other 28 or so.
I would love to do a little work on Albanus' site for a day or so. Would you consider a temporary transfer of his site so that I could do a little work on it? I will then transfer him back again.
Again, I hope that this finds you well and staying warm.
Sincerely, Baxter #47203738
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Dec 17, 2016 6:33 AM
Jacki Bierma
RE: Edits
All of this information came from Hardin County Deaths AND the actual death records/certificate from FamilySearch.org which lists their burial locations. None of these locations are from me - they are listed in these records. I double check my edits I send.

Hope this provides the information you need.

Jacki
Added by Jacki Bierma on Dec 16, 2016 6:48 PM
SORLIEN9
RE: Henrietta Carpenter
Thank you! I will when I find out if they are her descendants.

Thank you for the photos of her headstone. I can't think of the words to describe my emotions when I saw them for the first time.
Added by SORLIEN9 on Dec 04, 2016 3:44 PM
weston04
Waldo Otto
Hello Marilynn,
I've transferred Waldo to your care. And I just have to tell you I LOVE your memorial page for Jiffy. I have an older dog who has really slowed down and I think I will have to do this when he passes on.

Blessings,
Barb (weston04)
Added by weston04 on Dec 02, 2016 12:51 PM
Tricia💜
Pleasant View
Thank you so much for using your photos to "find" so many headstones at Pleasant View and adding their memorials to F-A-G. It's because of wonderful volunteers like you that these cemeteries get completely documented. MUCH APPRECIATED!
Added by Tricia💜 on Nov 13, 2016 2:25 PM
Little Lady
RE: McVay, McVeigh
That's fine. Just interesting that they changed the way their name was spelled. I had a family name of Hoar and the guy changed it to Oar. And my family had a name with one M, but somewhere along the way some of the members decided to add two M's. So some spell their name with one M and others with two. It never changes the fact that we are all related. :)
Added by Little Lady on Sep 18, 2016 5:34 PM
MidwestMom
Victor Holzhauer
His obit is in the Joliet Herald on December 15, 1984, Section 2, page 3. I cannot access it but the Joliet Library and the Herald both have copies.

If I took a guess, I would say he is at Memorial Park Cemetery just outside of Pontiac. If cremated, his ashes may have been interred/scattered there as well. I couldn't find anything else. Sorry. Pam
Added by MidwestMom on Sep 18, 2016 10:20 AM
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