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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
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Bio Photo 58 y/o history buff. Members of the Rantoul Historical Society. Loves photography. Husband and wife team search East Central Illinois for graves of missing loved ones. Air Force Veterans.
Let us help you if we can. Interested in searching out my family in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. KASPER, RIEGNER, ODENBRETT, SCHELL, SACHER, POLZIN, and THIELE. Would be most greatful for family information from Germany/Prussia/Austria. Have lost all family records pre-naturalization to USA.
Wife and I are trying to document all cemeteries in Rantoul, Illinois area. Elmwood Cemetery completed 2009, Ludlow Cemetery completed 2009,
Beekman Cemetery-Fisher completed 2009, Bethlehem Cemetery completed 2009, Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery-St Joseph completed 2009, Collison Cemetery-Collison completed 2009, Dunn/Locust Grove Cemetery-N. Urbana completed 2009, Elliott Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010,
Hall Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, Harwood Chapel Cemetery completed 2009, Leonard Cemetery-Danville completed 2009, Old Partlow Cemetery-Potomac completed 2009, Oregan Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010, Patton Cemetery-Middlefork Forest Preserve completed 2009, Prospect Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, revisited and additions made April 2011; Saint Johns Cemetery-Royal completed 2009. Maplewood Cemetery-Rantoul completed 11/7/2010.Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul, Il completed 11/20/2010. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church Cemetery, Thomasboro, Il completed 3/2/2011. Beckman Cemetery-Flatville, completed 3/2/2011. Meharry Cemetery, Ford Co, Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Farmersville Cemetery, Ford Co., Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery-Rantoul, completed 5/22/11. As of July 2011: Completed St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, Il Nov. 2012. Willowbrook Cemetery-Fisher, Il, completed 5/15/13. Update all veteran burials at Drummer Township Cemetery, Ford Co., Il, completed October 2013.
I am working on adding obituaries to these cemetery memorials, as I find them at the Rantoul Historical Society: A work in progress, SEE MY VIRTUAL CEMETERIES FOR LIST OF NAMES OF VETERANS BURIED AT EACH CATALOGED CEMETERY. WE THANK THEM FOR THERE SERVICE:).
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Kevin Hansen
info added
Benjamin Burt, done. Thanks!

Added by Kevin Hansen on Oct 11, 2014 7:50 PM
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
RE: PVT William Gillmore 74528683
Hi Russell:

Scroll to page 512. I think that's the best source we have until something more credible shows up.
Thanks for your cooperation!
Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Sep 29, 2014 9:00 PM
Don and BJ Clouston
Henry Sting
Russell, I added the data to Henry Sting's bio.

Thanks for the information.

Added by Don and BJ Clouston on Sep 24, 2014 10:07 AM
RE: Holy Sepulchre
Don't tell them where you are getting the info and I will keep posting; I'm only half way through the 'corrections'. I have already added over 50 child graves to the site.
Added by Brasshat on Sep 09, 2014 10:53 PM
Holy Sepulchre
I am in the process of adding personal information to the memorials at this location from my file. In late 2001 I did a complete, non-photographic, documentation of all the visible stones in the two sections nearest the highway as an adjunct to the church records to include mapping those sections. This information was provided to the church; my copy was lost but I still have a data file from which I am supplying information. I am a member of the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe Arizona and cannot reasonably access this cemetery for further research. Thank you for your photography; I moved before I could do it.
Added by Brasshat on Sep 09, 2014 8:19 AM
Doris Christensen
RE: Harold Matsler Photo
You are more than welcome, always glad to help when I can.
Added by Doris Christensen on Sep 08, 2014 7:07 PM
janet donner
In drummond cemetery in Gibson City you have been nice enough to take a better picture of the donner twins I deleted mine and kept yours on one of them but on the other one 107459151 you have put in 2 pictures would you pls delete one of them
I appreciate it
Added by janet donner on Aug 22, 2014 7:36 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
William Swain
Hi Russell, thanks for the addt'l. information on William Swain. It has been added to his bio. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Aug 16, 2014 6:40 AM
Ruth Zollars
Do you want the transfer anyway? As I said, I only added the memorial as a courtesy. Your correction information suggested that either your information was correct or the photo was loaded on the wrong memorial. I have no way to choose which of those is true with no more information than I have.
Added by Ruth Zollars on Aug 15, 2014 12:27 PM
Ruth Zollars
Benjamin Griffith Memorial
Hi Russell,

I added this memorial from a booklet on Stice Cemetery put out by the Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society. I understand that there were many tombstones transcribed from this cemetery for the booklet many years ago and some of them are no longer legible or possibly even no longer there. So, I added all the names listed in the book as a courtesy. I did not load any of the pictures on the memorial, and I really have no other knowledge than what I posted already. Since this sounds like it might be a family member for you, would you like for me to transfer the ownership of the memorial too you?
Added by Ruth Zollars on Aug 15, 2014 7:15 AM
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