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Laurie Bickel Machen (#48173720)
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Bio Photo Iím the oldest daughter of Donald and Mary Bickel, but didnít live with them growing up. I grew up with my fatherís mother and stepfather.

I've been doing genealogical research since 2006 and I'm always adding and updating my records. I look forward to connecting with relatives that I haven't even heard of yet!

I live near Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. and I will take pictures for you. Weather permitted. You have my permission to use my photos of Headstones in your own family tree.

Feel free to contact me with corrections, additional information, I'll be happy to help if I can.

If you are a direct relative of any of the persons I have posted contact me and I will gladly transfer the posting to you (if I am not more closely related to them).
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Carol Brothers, J. Edward Ross, Jackie & Ralph, Jan Bickel, Julie Kossnar, Robert Ashton, Sue F., Timothy Ory, William Kazupsk...
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William Kazupski
RE: John Kenney
You're most welcome....I am not done with checking further including the Catholic cemetery's computer kiosk. I will keep you up to date.
Added by William Kazupski on Sep 29, 2014 10:21 PM
RE: Lorraine Elwart
Happy to help!
Added by RAP on Sep 23, 2014 7:52 PM
William Kazupski
RE: Dougherty
It is perfectly acceptable to make a photo request on Find A Grave notwithstanding who created the memorial page.

Glad I could help again.

Added by William Kazupski on Sep 17, 2014 6:49 PM
G L O R Y B E ~ Gotta Lotta Our Relatives...
RE: Oak hill cemetery
This was a hard one for me to figure out as well for a long time! Its diff Blue Island. I was finally able to get my daughter who was visiting the area to go & take these pics for me :)
I dont think there is an office
Shana in Az
Contact info below
11900 Kedzie Avenue
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois USA
Postal Code: 60803
Phone: (708) 385-0132
Added by G L O R Y B E ~ Gotta Lot... on Sep 15, 2014 9:04 PM
Christopher Baker
RE: oak hill cemetery
I would think the certificate is referring to the huge Oak Hill in Blue Island as the one in Palos is small. Also every burial that is known at the Palos one is online already including every picture that is legible.
Added by Christopher Baker on Sep 15, 2014 8:35 AM
Julie Kossnar
RE: Emma Kossmar
Emma and William were my Great Grandparents. Unfortunately, they both passed away before my Grandfather was born, so the family has next to no knowledge of them. I will ask my Aunt what she knows about her when I ask about the photo. Margaret Thurman was my Great Grand Aunt. We are third cousins! Nice to meet you. :)
Added by Julie Kossnar on Aug 26, 2014 7:35 AM
Julie Kossnar
RE: Emma Kossnar
You're welcome! I don't have the original; it belongs to an Aunt of mine. I'll check with her and see if I can get a copy. If I can, you are more than welcome to a copy as well! Thank you for all your hard work. It's wonderful! :)
Added by Julie Kossnar on Aug 25, 2014 11:08 PM
J Lewis
RE: Lucy Keziah Burnham Lewis

No problem. All my posting can be copied.

John Lewis
Added by J Lewis on Aug 09, 2014 10:45 AM
Carol Brothers
RE: Charles Bickel
You must have, I don't see a problem.
Added by Carol Brothers on Aug 03, 2014 9:39 AM
Carol Brothers
RE: Charles Charlie Bickel
Have a picture of both grave stones sent to me by Jan Bickel back in May and didn't have a chance to post it on Find A Grave. I do not have a copy of her obit.
Added by Carol Brothers on Jul 26, 2014 6:43 AM
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