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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.

My daughter and I have plans to photograph and catalog several cemeteries. It just takes much more time than we had anticipated. We are actively working on a number of cemeteries: Mt. Horeb, in Adams Co.; Old Augusta & Woodlawn near Augusta; Rosemont, Irwin, all near Plymouth and Bowen all in Hancock Co.; Scott and Old Macomb in McDonough Co., and Round Prairie (Schuyler Co.)also near Plymouth,IL.

We are on the final stretch of several of these. Eventually, we would like to work in the St. Mary Cemetery, which is just a few miles north of Plymouth.

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.

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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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
JD Day
RE: Obit for Ernest L. Day
I would be very happy to get an obit for Ernest Day if would please scan and email to me.
If you already sent one, sorry but, I didn't get it.
Added by JD Day on Dec 05, 2014 10:39 AM
Dan Ryan
Catherine Crump
Thank you for the bio on Catherine, it has been added to her memorial page.
Have a great Sunday!
Added by Dan Ryan on Nov 30, 2014 3:54 AM
Susan E. Lillis
Thank you so much for the bio. for Miss. Susan E. Lillis.
Added by labs2006 on Nov 29, 2014 8:01 AM
Earl Swisegood
Thank you for the information for Mr. Earl Swisegood. I have given you credit for the info. Thanks again!
Added by labs2006 on Nov 27, 2014 11:11 PM
Lester Lantz■
Thanks for the info. I have added it to Mr. Lester Lantz's memorial giving credit to you. Thanks for all you do for this site.
Added by labs2006 on Nov 27, 2014 2:20 PM
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