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"If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862|
2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.
Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.
Origins of Companies
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.
2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion
Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.
I enjoy taking and posting photos.
Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.
I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.
I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to Ancestry.com :)
MEMORIAL OF THE MONTH:
Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .
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|Thomyraprince||Mary Feinholz Prince #152041863|
I just found this memorial for Mary Feinholz Prince #152041863. I was unaware of her marriage to Charles Prince. He raised my Grandfather William H. Prince. He is the "son" mentioned by you. Charles was not the biological father of Willie, but his birth mother gave him to Charles. I've been researching this for 40 years, and have much headway in the past four years. Charles did marry two times since his marriage to Mary. Florida Sinks in 1906, and another named Hattie in Peoria, Ill. prior to his death. Charles also adopted a son Harold Prince in 1908. Please feel free to visit my Ancestry Tree : William Heager "Willie" Family Tree. I can be contacted at Thomyraprince@juno.com. Thank you for your service to us...Thom Prince
|Mike Salata||Nettie Long Rawley|
Sorry about that, I accidently hit return so you received a blank message. Anyway.
Nettie Rawley listed by you in Red Schoolhouse Cemetery, Fulton Co. was my great grandmother on my mothers side. I never met her but I have dates that you might like to update her information. born October 25, 1862: died October 1, 1948.
|got2bjb||Illinois, Civil War|
I ran across something that might be of interest to you. My 3rd GGrandfather is on this list as James Justice. Here is the link:
You will have to copy and paste it into your browser. It is about a P.O.W. Called Camp Douglas.
2,000 Confederate soldiers died there.
Added by got2bjb on Oct 31, 2016 1:30 PM
|searcher||Mary Mangus Newman|
Could you please tell me where you got the information on her birth, death date and that she was the wife of Robert Newman? Was this on a marker for her? She was my 4th great grandmother. I have tried to find information on her, and obit or anything. In the 1860 Census in Chandlerville Robert is married to Mary and she is 28 to his 26 years of age. She would have been born about 1832. In the 1870 census Joanna is listed in the same household as housekeeper age 24. In the 1880 census Robert is listed with still a different woman.
Added by searcher on Oct 22, 2016 6:41 PM
Thank you for the transfer of him. His great or GG grandfather was conscripted by the British in the 1700s. He switched sides and fought for the Americans in the Rev. War and was murdered by Indians in about 1813 in Southern Illinois.
Added by RSD on Sep 29, 2016 4:08 PM
|Charlene Kimpler||Stewart, Clara, and Frank Rose, Ray and Mary Rose Ray|
Thank you for transferring the Find A Grave Memorial Pages for the above named people. I will take good care of them.
Thank you from one Debra to another! ;)
Added by Debbie on Aug 15, 2016 10:03 AM
|M (Clifford) Harvey ||Sarah Clifford|
Thank you so much for transferring my g-grandmother's memorial to me. I greatly appreciate it.
Marsha Clifford Harvey
|Steve||John Weese- Smith Cemetery, Fulton County, Il|
Thank you for transferring my great great grandfather's John Weese memorial #63595394. You really didn't have to transfer it and you are doing such a great job with all your memorials- and I think I was pretty much done updating it. But thank you for all your help on that one and also other relatives that are in your care. I do so appreciate it.. Thank you- Steve Grover
Added by Steve on Aug 08, 2016 1:54 PM
|Marcia Lynne vonGunden||Transfer & thank you|
Hello again Debra,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
James Elmer Reed # 113709299
to my care. With your help, I have successfully connected him with his parents, six of his eight siblings, his two wives and his two children. As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
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