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Miss Understood (#47010360)
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Bio Photo I am deep into my family history. I love going to cemeteries when my health permits. If there are any pictures you would like to use in your private trees, feel free. I am here to help if I can :) And the name....some just don't understand why I would want to walk in a cemetery and take pictures...but I love it :)
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Cordelia Dial family
Hi. Cordelia Dial is your great-grandma? Her mother Sarah Rose is my great-grandmother. Would love to discuss and share information.
Added by Bcray38 on Mar 05, 2015 4:45 AM
Ron Brake
Joshua, Benjamin, Sophia Brake
Cindy Ford & Misty Flannigan listed my ancestors markers at the Sugar Camp Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois. 'Find a Grave' doesn't list them. Do you have any record of a Joshua Brake, Benjamin Franklin Brake and a Sophia Elizabeth Brake? If so, are there any photos? Thanks, Ron Brake of Eureka, MO.
Added by Ron Brake on Dec 29, 2014 10:24 PM
Gary Shelton
Joseph H Zahn Find A Grave Memorial# 35841924
History of Belle Rive and Dahlgren Illinois and Surrounding Territory Prepared by the Continental Historical Bureau of Mt. Vernon Illinois December 1960 Page D-15.

Mrs. Ida Hughey Reporting

Joseph A. Zahn was born born October 17, 184. He came to Illinois from Indiana and most of his life was spent in Jefferson County Illinois.

He conducted a shoe shop in Belle Rive for some time, but retired from that business to enter general farming and stock raising, in which he was very successful. He dealt in stock as a buyer and shipper and farmed extensively in Moores Prairie Township. He was very energetic and industrious and a man of excellent business judgement. He farm was on of the best in Jefferson County and thoroughly cultivated ad always kept in the best of order.

For 10 years he held a position of great responsibility at the Chester Penitentiary where he was in charge of the farming interest of that institution. He also had charge of the purchase of cattle and other stock of the institution and saved the State of Illinois much money with his knowledge of the department with which he was connected.

Mr. Zahn was supervisor of Moores Prairie Township and held other offices of importance in the township. He was married to Miss Ellen McPherson and they were parents of the following children.
Van A
Fred R
Dene W

His son Van A Zahn served his country during the Spanish American War and for many years worked for the Federal Government in Washington DC.

Mr. Zahn died of blood poisoning on March 24 1921 and was buried at Richardson Hill Cemetery.
Added by Gary Shelton on Dec 22, 2014 1:59 PM
Eileen M.
Lewis Lane
Sorry about that....I removed the duplicate memorial....
Added by Eileen M. on Nov 22, 2014 4:16 PM
Kim Smith Van Vorst
RE: Willie Ann Holmes Prince
Thank you!
Added by Kim Smith Van Vorst on Nov 22, 2014 3:49 PM
Kim Smith Van Vorst
Willie Ann Holmes Prince
I'd like to add the parents for the above 3rd great aunt of mine. Her number is 33676560.

Her father is: Zabud Holmes 135230356
Her mother is: Mary Polly Phelps Holmes 135230393

Thank you so much!
Kim Van Vorst
Added by Kim Smith Van Vorst on Sep 15, 2014 12:17 PM
Lori Johnson
L Connie Crisel 41302099
May I have permission to use the grave photo for Connie in my family tree? Thank you for all your work on Find A Grave!
Added by Lori Johnson on Jul 13, 2014 8:11 PM
unmarked grave
Does anyone know where stillborn babies are buried in the Opdyke cem? My aunt had a baby that was buried there ,but there is no grave marker.Is there any way to find information?
Added by Kathy on Jun 23, 2014 10:51 PM
Nancy Stull
I have entered Nancy Ann (Porter) Stull in Stull Cemetery as she is listed on a stone with her husband. I just found your entry in Richardson Hill. I presume she really is buried there as the Stull Cemetery stone gives no death dates. How do you handle duplicate stones and cemetery entries? I will abide by your wishes as I believe your memorial pre-dates mine. Just let me know the proper procedure.
Added by Susan on Mar 13, 2014 10:28 AM
Susan BHB
Mary Melvina Whitlock Redburn Carpenter
I am researching Hezekiah Carpenter's wife Mary Whitlock whose first husband was Casey Redburn; who died in the Civil War. Do you happen know if she's buried in the Jordan Chapel Cemetery? Thanks for any help you can provide.

Added by Susan BHB on Jan 13, 2014 6:03 PM
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