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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo 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
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton 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.

I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

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 :)

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

Bert Stuart Odle #35280340
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
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85th IIL Infantry Co D (68)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (51)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (73)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (66)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (74)
85th ILL Infantry Co I (48)
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Karen Hill
Mary Elizabeth Rowley # 102510781
Thank you for transferring to me !!!
Added by Karen Hill on Jan 24, 2015 6:35 AM
Suzanne Starling
RE: Bassett
Not sure if I ever thanked you for letting me know about the photos you took of the Waughop/Bassett line. It took me over a year, but thank you so much! Great work.
Added by Suzanne Starling on Jan 21, 2015 3:22 AM
Thanks very much!
I'm tracing new names on my mom's side and I found several of their graves are memorialized by you. Thank you very much for all that you are doing.
Added by Shanon on Jan 20, 2015 9:33 AM
Thank You!
Thank you for all your hard work on these graves in the area where my ancestors lived.
Added by Mom on Jan 11, 2015 6:32 PM
Wilma Ann
RE: Memorial # 140719613
Thank you kindly for transferring my great-grandfather's brother to me. You have solved a family mystery.
Added by Wilma Ann on Jan 07, 2015 6:04 AM
Wilma Ann
RE: Memorial # 140719613
Hello, Debra, and thank you so much--I would be pleased to have William Thomas Leas transferred to me. I am unaware at the present time of anyone named John Lea or Leas, but I am certainly hoping to learn of any connection that might be proven. Thank you again for all you have done and continue to do on Find A Grave!!
Added by Wilma Ann on Jan 05, 2015 5:43 PM
Lori Stover
Amos Miller
You requested a picture of Amos Miller Sec C, site 50 in the Alton National Cemetery. At this location the grave marker says 3-8 Amos Miracle Ohio. Would you like this posted to your request? The only Miller in section c is a Robert Miller 3-3 also Ohio.
Added by Lori Stover on Dec 14, 2014 4:11 PM
juana manzana
RE: Tracy
Thank YOU.
Added by juana manzana on Dec 12, 2014 6:20 PM
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Daisy Miller Pyszka
Thanks for the info. Kathy
Added by Kathy's kin n more on Nov 20, 2014 1:55 PM
RE: Abram Ackerson
You are right. Sorry for the mistake.
Added by brknhrt on Nov 19, 2014 5:31 PM
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