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Diane Boand (#47132567)
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At the moment I am working on a project to try to link the Hotchkiss, Sausman, Lauver & Buck Families, using the relationship links. Thank everyone who has helped me with this project.
Diane Boand

Born and raised in Illinois. I got hooked on genealogy about 20 years ago. I find it is one giant puzzle. Much more interesting than computer games or TV. When my Grandparents were alive I got a lot of information for a good beginning to my family tree. I have traveled to many cemeteries, to find a lot of information online is not always correct.

I am very interested in the history of Stephenson County Illinois, parts of my family settled there in the early 1800's. I have been taking photos in the older cemeteries in the county and plan to get them all up on findagrave while looking for my own ancestors.

Please NOTE: I am not related to all the people that I have added to this website. I will try to help anyone that I can with information I may have relating to any of the memorials that I have added. If you would like to have a picture of any I have posted I will be happy to share them with you as long as they are being used for non profit or being used on a non profit online site. Please add my name to avoid copy rights inference.
IMPORTANT: I am happy to transfer memorials that are not in my family tree following findagrave rules.
1) If you want a memorial transferred to you, please let me know in your first message to me. You must be immediate family per the Find A Grave rules: *Siblings* *Parents* *Grandparents* *Great-Grandparents*.
I am more than happy to add information if you send it through the EDIT tab. Feel free to add family photos if you have them.

2) PLEASE DO NOT place information in a virtual flower! The chances of me seeing it, is slim to none. Use the EDIT tab and then use the "Suggest a Correction" link and do it there.

3) If you send me information for a memorial. Please let me know where you got it from so not to inference on copy rights.

My families of interest: Hotchkiss,Sausman, Lauver, VanEpps, Buck, Story, Pease, Morici, DiVita, Chiovino, Panzica, Viola.

Good Luck in your search.

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bob toelle
Lawver family
Hi - you might be interested in this -
Mary (Lauver) Emmert daughter of John and Jane Lawver buried next to them in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Added by bob toelle on Apr 03, 2015 8:36 AM
Pat Broege
Please Transfer Memorial #103223640
This Is Grand Mother On My Dads Side

Thank You Brian
Added by scrappie24 on Feb 14, 2015 2:59 PM
James Bellert

I noticed that you posted a photograph to Edmund B. Alexander's memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 66690131) which actually belongs to another Edmund B. Alexander (Find A Grave Memorial# 72202671).

I had posted that same photo to the younger Edmund last July. Could you delete your photo from Find A Grave Memorial# 66690131? If you want to post it to Memorial# 72202671 let me know and I'll delete my photo from that one.

I spent the Summer photographing every marker in Evergreen Cemetery (and Union in Crystal Lake and McHenry County Memorial Park) and am in the process of posting photos to the memorials that had none or creating memorials where none existed. I couldn't help but notice all the work you did at Evergreen a few years ago. I can appreciate all the work you put into it! Thank you for that.

All the best,
Jim Bellert
Added by James Bellert on Jan 13, 2015 1:05 PM
Carol Stowe
Alvena Sparks Krupke
The information included with my mother's (Alvena Sparks Krupke) listing at Christian Hollow Cemetery is incorrect. The Irene mentioned was one of her sisters, not a child. My folks had 3 children: Harold who died as a child, my living brother and myself. My mother also had a another sister, Roselyn Davis.
Added by Carol Stowe on Nov 01, 2014 8:14 PM
Carl Catherman
Georgia Boyer
Thank you for updating her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Sep 20, 2014 3:12 PM
Christian Hollow Cemetery
Hi Diane,

Thank you for taking a picture of James Coldwell's grave (memorial #46710085). I'm trying (actually, I'm desperately grasping at straws)to find out if James is my g-grandfather's brother. In your research, have you found anyone who might have the cemetery records? It's OK if you don't know, I'm just hoping someone somewhere will have this info.

Thanks for whatever information you can provide.

JoEllen Coldwell Schaffer
Added by jeschaff on Jun 12, 2014 5:40 PM
William Burbridge memorial info
Added by C. on Feb 19, 2014 8:34 PM
Nancy Giddings Brainard #74238406, Mt. Auburn,
I have made the parental links that you suggested.
Added by LBS on Feb 05, 2014 9:28 AM
Wally Trouten
Grave searching
I have also done a little work searching grave sites for others in NE Iowa and SE Minnesota as well as some in SW Wisconsin. I am searching for information on three (David Fisk and two children, Amanda & Albert) that died of the fever back in 1853 in Stephenson County. Their last known residence was in Silver Creek Township in the 1850 Census. If by chance you happen to be in that area or know someone else that could help, please let me know. My email is Thanks Diane!
Added by Wally Trouten on Jan 23, 2014 2:10 PM
William Burbridge Stone, Lena IL
Hello, All...
I am a direct descendant of the William and Elizabeth Burkhart Burbridge listed in the information on that stone's page.

William, who married EIizabeth, passed away in Sangamon Cty, IL in 1825 or 1826. This is why he is not listed on the 1830 census at all, let alone as head of household. Elizabeth is HOH on the 1830 census as further evidence.

Also, William's father Thomas did NOT marry and Underwood. This has been a false bit of data for decades and decades. I don't know where the rumor got started, but it's not correct information.

There is an Underwood/Burbridge marriage, but it is another branch of the family, and if memory serves me right, another generation....

If any questions...
Thank you!
Added by C. on Jan 08, 2014 1:35 PM
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