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Carol Ballew/Harris (#47108695)
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Bio Photo "The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost." ~Arthur Schopenhauer

If I have added a grave that needs corrections or additions please let me know. Transfers for families are always considered!

I was born in Elgin, Illinois. I currently live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I have always had a fascination with cemeteries and now that I am working on my genealogy I have an excuse to take photo's of gravestones.

Family names I am researching are: Harris,Hausburg, Huber,Opitz. Goodman,Vandermaar, Kuizenga, Hansen, Aurand, Markham,Samuelson, Sund, Eberle, Siebenthal, Sinn, Merz, Beschorner, Benz, Boncosky, Nesler, Traub, Ballew, Carter, English, Sims, Schmidt,

"Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness, the tender mercies of its people, their loyalty to high ideals, and their regard for the laws of the land."

- Eighteenth-century British statesman William Gladstone
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Ancestral Sleuth
RE: US Navy
No, I actually retired from the Navy in 2004. Spent 25.5 years in.
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Jun 07, 2016 10:24 AM
Lennis Geiken
John Farris Bergholm
born 23 JUNE 1920 Aurora,Kane co.,IL

died 15 NOVEMBER 2003 Aurora Kane Co, IL

Spouse Alice Reynolds

spouse Marie "Marion" Markham

Birth 13 FEBRUARY 1922 Howard, Il

Death 31 DEC 1998 New Albany,Union co., MS

Rodney John Bergholm 25 MARCH 1939 Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 MAY 1941 Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA

Arlene Gene Joan Bergholm 19431946
Birth 21 JUL 1943 Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA
Death 9 SEP 1946 Aurora, Kane, Illinois, USA

Elaine Janet Bergholm Shepard
b Nov 1944 living

Mother Grace Pearl Baxter
b May 28 1900-Jan 2 1969 Aurora,Kane Co,IL
Step father Peter Louis Vana Sr 18871950

half brothers all born in Aurora,Kane CO,IL

Percy Floyd Vana 19232003/
Sadie Mobley b 1935-1994
Milton Millie Vanna 19252006/
Marie"Mary" Eliz Klug b 1923-1994
Eugene Ralph Vana 19271997/
Gayle UKN
Peter Louis Vana Jr 19281996/
Gladys Wells (Ecklud)b living
LaVerne Rolland Vana Markham 19302004/
Lennis Long b 1034-2008
Robert William Vana-Markham Jan 18 19332009/
Mabel Weinecke b 1938-2007

Grace Pearl Baxter's parents

father-Charles Hubert Baxter b18401919
Mother-Millie Deyier Wood-Miller b18661931

Thank you,
Lennis Geiken

Added by Lennis Geiken on Jun 05, 2016 10:39 PM
Ancestral Sleuth
US Navy
Were you by any chance in the Navy?
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Feb 18, 2016 10:23 PM
HI I am working on this Markham line right now. I am so mixed up and get so much conflicting info. I am hoping you can help me. As you set up the memorial.
Thank you for your time and trouble.
Best Wishes, Heather
Added by Heather on Jan 28, 2015 12:09 AM
James Stewart
RE: Beschorners
Thanks very much should work for the government they need to get things done as fast as you do ! Jim
Added by James Stewart on Nov 07, 2014 9:35 AM
RE: Daniel P
You're Welcome
Added by Gina on Feb 05, 2014 8:12 PM
Duane Warren
Can you Help with Beschorner Burial Place
From: I am forwarding from:
James Stewart
3:24 PM (17 hours ago)

Dear Duane, I have spent the last 13 years restoring Shabbona Grove Cemetery outside of Shabbona IL. and I'm happy to report it's 99% complete. Now that I'm retired and past the age where I should be wrasseling gravestones I have started putting photos of all of them on Find A Grave. My problem is as I go thru the find a grave entries I have found others have " added " people to the cemetery that aren't buried there ! Nice photos of gravestones only I know those folks are not in the cemetery I was involved in restoring ! So now I have to find out where those folks belong ! One couple that has shown up is Ernest and Florence Beschorner. I used to locate people with an interest in them and your name and e mail popped up.

Do you know for a certainty where they are buried ? If you do could you be so kind as to help me out ? Thanks so much . Jim Stewart Shabbona IL.

Sent from Windows Mail
Added by Duane Warren on Dec 02, 2013 10:02 AM
Jill Harris
This had been updated per request. Jill
Added by Jill Harris on Aug 14, 2013 10:25 AM
Tracey Partin
RE: Traub
No, no relation ... I just live close to Bluff City Cemetery and Lakewood Memorial in Elgin and enjoy taking pictures of the headstones. If I had an unlimited data plan I'd be able to look them up while I was walking around the cemetery to see if they were already in Find A Grave ... lol ... would save me a lot of time, I suppose! My parents and daughter are buried at Lakewood but I find the headstones at Bluff City much easier to photograph (since they usually aren't half buried under the grass!) I spent over 30 minutes the other day "uncovering" 2 grave sites that had photo requests so I could take the pictures. I was amazed I was even able to locate them.
Added by Tracey Partin on Jun 03, 2013 2:52 PM
Dan & Karen Read
RE: Marian Greene Odendahl
Happy to do the transfer, just as others have made similar transfers to us.
Added by Dan & Karen Read on Apr 27, 2013 1:24 PM
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