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Connie F (#46846008)
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Bio Photo When I was small and would spend the day with my grandparents, I was not allowed to cross the street. I could, however, go along with my friend Bonnie,(and her little dog, "Willie") around the block to Rosemont in Plymouth, Illinois. This started my interest in the stones as art; the history of the people in my community, and my love of cemeteries and their preservation.

Now that I live in my grandparent's house, I realize she only had to look out her back window for a fine view of the cemetery -- clever grandma!

Tim Coplin and I did mapping and a complete photocataloging of all the stones in the Old Macomb (Illinois) Cemetery. Tim also made a map of the cemetery.

I am actively working on a number of cemeteries: Mt. Horeb, in Adams Co.; Old Augusta & Woodlawn near Augusta; Rosemont, Irwin, St. Mary, all near Plymouth and Bowen all in Hancock Co.; Scott and Old Macomb in McDonough Co., Scott in McDonough County, and Round Prairie (Schuyler Co.)also near Plymouth,IL.

We live on the convergence of Hancock, McDonough, and Schuyler Counties in Illinois and are only a short distance to the Adams Co. line. This is an area that many pioneers passed thru or stopped over for a few years before continuing West. If you contact me, please state the cemetery which is concerned - that would help alot - thanks.

Please let me know if any of my entries need additions/corrections/deletions or if you want to assume management of an entry. If I can help in anyway, please let me know.

Happy graving to all. Connie
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Janet McMaster
F. Jean Eads
Frances was b. 2/23/1928 and d. 1/30/1999
Added by Janet McMaster on Aug 29, 2015 12:28 PM
elizabeth moorhead
Maurice M. Crossland
His death date is actually 1962, not 1955.
Added by elizabeth moorhead on Jul 21, 2015 3:30 AM
Cindy McClean
Thank you so much for the headstone picture for Amos Curtis.
Added by Cindy McClean on Jun 01, 2015 12:55 PM
Michele Ball
Hannah and Elijah Morris. I am puzzled and very grateful. First wish to thank-you for your hard work on adding Elijah's headstone. I am puzzled that you state you added Hannah's and I can't find it.

I have to different death dates for Hannah so was so excited to see an e-mail that you added it. I hope it is a computer problem or Find A Grave problem.

Anyway, thanks for his headstone and for taking time out of your day to do the task.
Added by Michele Ball on May 13, 2015 11:57 PM
Ty Stumpf
RE: Nancy Gibbs
I have . Oh well back to the drawing board . Now I must check to see if on of hers children took her to there home area.There is 9 years of her being widowed . It has happened before in another lineage . Took a long while to track her down . Was on her 5th marriage .
Added by Ty Stumpf on Apr 22, 2015 1:46 PM
Julie Myers Stephen
Irenie Shunk
You found a spouse to Rev. Michael Shunk. I have been working on the Shunk family for over 10 years. I have a marriage record of Michael and Irene Bonham Oct. 12,1858 in Adams Co., Illinois.My question for you is the son. I have a John Oscar Shunk born abt.1862 son of Irene and Michael. I have a William Shunk son of Michael born abt. 1850 but by another wife named Melissa. I have at least 4 possibly 5 wives for Michael. I was hoping you could help. Any info would be helpful.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
SHUNK, MICHAEL DIEFFENBACHER, MARY E 1867-09-26 003 0057 00000895 MASON

1850 IL Census: Fulton Co. Town of Astoria, p. 124a, lines 26-28
Series M432, roll 107, dwelling 192, family 196, 23 October 1850

Michael SHUNK, age 43, Preacher, $500 Real Estate, b. Penna.
Melissa, age 23, b. Illinois
William, age 8/12, b. Illinois

1860 IL Census: Adams Co. Columbus, p. 615, lines 20-23
Series M653, roll 155, dwelling 649, family 654, 18 June 1860

Michael SHUNK, age 51, M.E. Clergyman, $200 Personal Estate, b. Penna.
Irena, age 24, b. Illinois
William, age 11, b. Illinois, attends school
Francis, age 6, b. Illinois, attends school
Added by Julie Myers Stephen on Mar 20, 2015 5:51 PM
Barbara Stein
Retta Phillips
Hi Connie,

You took a picture and placed it on Retta Phillips site (#119919927), but it should go on her Mother's site (#119919607). Thank you.

Barbara Stein
Added by Barbara Stein on Mar 05, 2015 2:37 PM
Ty Stumpf
Nancy Gibbs
She is my 3rd Grt Grandmother. All I am sure have a very elusive Ancester hard to find relative
She is mine. Hope you can shed light on this for me .
Added by Ty Stumpf on Mar 01, 2015 10:51 PM
Ty Stumpf
Nancy Gibbs
I need your help .
Nancy Ellen Brown Woods Gibbs . She passed in Plymouth Illinois on July 18th 1898 . Hope you can help !Need to know where she is buried ? Thank you ! She married last known Lorenzo T. Gibbs
Added by Ty Stumpf on Mar 01, 2015 10:41 PM
RE: Venice Jordan - Rosemont Cem
You're very welcome. I'm going through old obituaries and sending them to the people who put their memorials up - thank YOU for putting her memorial up!
Added by Shawdau on Jan 10, 2015 5:01 PM
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