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Jeannie Hemphill (#47413042)
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Bio Photo New to genealogy, since moving back to west-central IL (Morgan Co) in 2006. Discovering how deep family Illinois roots are.
1850s German immigrants for mom--
LAYER-- to Tazewell, Iroquois Cos.
RINGEISEN-- to Tazewell, Woodford, Ford, Iroquois Cos.
MANN--Ireland? to Kankakee Co. IL
COOPER--PA to Kankakee
From somewhere in county Antrim Ireland, dad's Scotch-Irish
HEMPHILL/McAFEE emigrated 1840s, and earlier (buried Springdale, Peoria; Laurel Hill Phila PA)
TAYLOR--Scotland to Cass Co. IL
McCLUN(g)--PA to McLean Co. IL
PALLETT(e)--AL to Sangamon, Cass, Mason Co's.
SMITH--James/Harriet CT/NJ to OH
SMITH--William KY/VA
Thank you for all the help. Maybe can return favors.
Kindly ask about using photos elsewhere. Add Photo courtesy of Find-a-grave member #47413072 or my name. Thank you for that courtesy! I'll do the same.
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Diana Fyfe
Rosehill Cemetery - Chicago
Hi, I was able to get burial information without paying the $10.00 - I think the cemetery has modified their position on their policy. I asked about photos and was told that they do not do photos but I could come and take them myself. I don't live anywhere near Chicago but perhaps someone who is there could give it a try?
Added by Diana Fyfe on Aug 12, 2014 10:45 AM
Horrell - Huckstep Cemetery
Hi Jeannie, I email you about 6 mo. to a year ago (can't find the email) about going to this cemetery if I ever came close to the area. I am planning on being near Lynnville/Springfield on Sat. July 12 around 5pm. Do you think it is possible for you or someone to help me locate this cemetery? Thank you for your time. Rhonda
Added by rhondabrent on Jul 05, 2014 11:27 AM
Melinda Gregory
Hi Jeannie,
I connected Hannah McAfee Rode to her mother as requested. I also connected Hannah to Daniel McAfee. Let me know if he is not the father.

Sincerely, Melinda
Added by Melinda Gregory on Jul 05, 2014 11:18 AM
Kathy Robinson
David Callis
Oh my goodness....what a surprise!! Thank you so much for photographing David Callis' tombstone! I appreciate it so much! I was wondering if he had a military stone or a regular tombstone - now I have my answer. Again, thank you for helping me out!
Added by Kathy Robinson on Jun 15, 2014 4:56 AM
Marcy Edwards
RE: Jacob Dollman
I still have not found where Jacobs parents are buried or if they were cremated but I have some leads and as soon as I find them, I'll hook them.
Thanks so much for taking the time.
Marcy Edwards
Added by Marcy Edwards on Jun 11, 2014 6:33 AM
Marcy Edwards
RE: Jacob Dollman
First thanks for taking the picture of his headstone. Second if you mean the the Grace Dollmann from Summit, Il who spent her later years in Florida, then yes, they were related. Jacob would be the nephew of her husband. Are you related? My mom was a niece of Grace's husband.
Added by Marcy Edwards on Jun 10, 2014 6:06 PM
Please remove your monument photo from
William Briggs Find A Grave:32188444 I will be deleting
that entry
Instead, please place the monument photo with
William "Sandy" Briggs Find A Grave: 23290016
Added by J.R.L. on Jun 02, 2014 8:08 PM
Sarah Holliday Kelly #60681559
You kindly posted a headstone photo for my Sarah Kelly. I have a bible record of her birth as 1809 but the cemetery transcription of winchester cemetery has 1808. when I look at the headstone, I first thought it matched the bible record of 1809 but now I'm not sure if it is 1808 or 1809. What do you think? You saw the actual stone. I am in the midst of sending in a "have written" proving that Sarah Holliday Kelly was the daughter of James Holliday and Marcia Scholl based on the bible record and the headstone matching. I have other evidence but I don't want to say that the headstone has 1809 if it really says 1808. Can you help?
Added by janicet on May 25, 2014 9:46 AM
RE: Holtslaw
No, I'm sorry, I have not. I don't know where that is.
Added by HJ on May 19, 2014 10:23 AM
Pauline Spring
Ringeisen branch of your family

I have been researching Ringeisens for many years. My maiden name was Ringeisen, and I was born in and live near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
My gr-gr-grandfather immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1849 with his family from Altbreitenfelderhof, near Waldmohr, Germany also. I am almost certain that your ancestor Jacob Ringeisen and my ancestor Friedrich Jakob Ringeisen were related, as they were born only 2-3 miles away from each other. My ancestor also immigrated by way of Le Havre to NYC, and only 4 years before your Jacob did.
I would be very interested in collaborating with you, as Eldon and Mae Ringeisen contacted me many years ago when they were doing their research. Please email me at or leave a public message. Thank you!
Pauline Ringeisen-Spring
Added by Pauline Spring on May 17, 2014 9:32 PM
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