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Chris Casey (#46775065)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I have been active in researching my family genealogy since about 2003. That interest as led to many personal family cemetery hunts (mostly in Illinois, Chicago area and mid-state), and a general appreciation for cemeteries in general.

I've benefited from the help of others here and am always happy to try and return the favor by getting a volunteer photo from cemeteries near my home.
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John Casey
Thanks for fulfilling my request so fast. You are my Find A Grave hero.
Added by Kevin Casey on Jul 22, 2014 12:02 PM
Jean-Luc Coubronne
RE: François

You can see the DESCARPENTRIES (and many other families of coal-miners) on our family tree "anniedemory" on Geneanet and get into contact with me through the site if you like (you can leave a message there).
Free access :

Best regards,

Jean-Luc (France)
Added by Jean-Luc Coubronne on Jun 02, 2014 3:49 PM
Jean-Luc Coubronne
RE: François
Hi Chris,

Thank you for your message. No, I am not related to the DESCARPENTRIES. I only study, as a hobby, the thousands of coal-miners of my region who emigrated to the USA.
I admit that it may look a bit strange in the USA where you have pay immediately when you open a genealogy site. But in France, nearly all the records are online, freely, from about 1650 to 1900.
So I do that on a voluntary basis, like you on Find a Grave, I suppose.

What I like is to add information and correct the numerous mistakes, not only on the tombstones, but also on the family trees when you know that about one emigrant who arrived in America could not read or sign. Most of them were poor coal-miners.

Of course you can share information with me and have a look at the DESCARPENTRIES (or other surnames)on our tree on GENEANET. It is free of charge. In Google, you get access to it by writing : (Annie is my wife).

There you can choose English as a language and DESCARPENTRIES in "surnames". You can also leave a private message, only visible by us.

Best regards,

Jean-Luc Coubronne (France)
Added by Jean-Luc Coubronne on Feb 28, 2014 3:25 AM
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Gepkea "Happy" Kruse Riekena
Thank you so much for the fast responce. She's not related, she was born in the house we live in and we just wanted to put the family members together. Thanks again for the help.
Added by memories live on on Nov 04, 2013 5:01 AM
Jenean Hamilton
Moats and Faucon
Thanks much for the quick updates! I appreciate it. Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on Feb 09, 2013 9:21 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Victor Champ and family
Dear Chris, Thanks for making the effort at photographing the tombstones of Victor Champ, his wife and children. His wife had a short, thick, stone which was almost illegible back in the 1980's the way I remember. It had some gates carved, probably Heaven's Gates, at the botton front of the stone. I would be interested in seeing what you found around Victor's grave. He and his family are buried in Peen Ridge Cemetery. Thanks for all you are doing. Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Nov 23, 2012 10:26 AM
RE: Thank You!
You're very welcome, glad 2 help! I added a new photo this morning- it wouldn't upload yest. It is a pic of the plaque lying behind the headstone.
Added by Ginger on Jul 03, 2012 5:49 AM
F. Emerson-Zipeto
Thank you so much for transfering the Corliss and Minard families memorials over to me.
Added by F. Emerson-Zipeto on Apr 28, 2012 1:57 PM
F. Emerson-Zipeto
Nettie G. Shumway Minard
Hi Chris,
That would be great. Could you please transfer Nettie G. Shumway Minard and Norman J. Minard memorials to me. I am also related to a Corliss family, but I am not sure whether it is the same Corliss family in that cemetery. Thank you for making the memorials.
Added by F. Emerson-Zipeto on Apr 27, 2012 5:11 PM
Julie Crum Mattson
I claimed your Stoltz photo request, but I was unable to find Samuel. It seemed I found everyone else. There was one large Stoltz headstone...about 6 feet, with Margaret on it, but I couldn't see any other engravings on it. I would be more than happy to email you all the Stoltz pics I got. The Stoltz plot itself was at the far north corner of the Cem and it is very overgrown back in there. I even found several that were really buried. I had such an awesome time! Wanted to go back but then it snowed. Email me back about the pics.
Added by Julie Crum Mattson on Dec 28, 2011 2:53 PM
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