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Old Country Roots (#47439370)
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Bio Photo I was born, raised and live in beautiful Northwestern Illinois. I love searching through old cemeteries for my family and helping others find theirs. I hope to get photos taken at many of the area cemeteries and posted on Find A Grave, as time permits. I am our family genealogist and love history and antiquing.

Some of the family surnames I am researching: Lyon/Lyons, Johnson, Finkenbinder, Ortmeier, Knauer, Miller, Manion, Vertrees, Goodmiller, Machamer, Culbertson, Krugjohann, Handel, Schleuning, Oldham, Layman, Nalley, Millet, Edwards, Keck, Stone, Dubs, Lehman/Lehmann, Throne, Long, Clay, DeLong, Keeler

On my husbands side: Groezinger, Koepp, Gerner, Slonecker, Mapes, Osterday, Justus, Byrum, Beardsley

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Anna Kohn
Thank you for the photo (Memorial# 73510373)of my husband's great grandmother's headstone. We hope to visit there next week. A couple of surprising mistakes by the monument engraver. Her name was Koehn, she obviously wasn't born on 31 June and her husband's name was Friedrich.

Would you have any more information on her, or, could you direct me to a local genealogy society who might? Thank you.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2014 1:58 PM
Williams, Williams And Hicks families
Thank you so much for your help with these three families.

Added by TN on Jun 11, 2014 6:50 AM
David G. Briggs
RE: John and John P. Lyon
You are most welcome! Happy to have been of assistance.
Dave B.
Added by David G. Briggs on Jun 08, 2014 8:11 PM
Tammy McQueen
RE: Doran's
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Added by Tammy McQueen on Jun 06, 2014 4:48 PM
Tammy McQueen
Dorans - St Mary's Elizabeth
Hi - if you are not related to the Doran's in St. Mary's Cemetery in Elizabeth I would love to have them transferred to me.

These are the memorials I would be interested in:

My number is 47231007. Thanks Tammy
Added by Tammy McQueen on May 25, 2014 9:16 AM
D. Blean
RE: Mary Arminta Moothart
Sandy, After you get a chance to re-examine the 1888 grave I won't mind taking on all the Robbins family since I seem to have more information at hand. I can add more facts to Samuel Robbins also. I think the author of the Kent history was making assumptions, obviously not realizing that Mary Arminta had moved to Iowa and remarried in 1894. Her parents were in Galva, Ida, Iowa at least by 1885. Maybe I can even contact family members who have posted a photo of Mary Arminta on Ancestry. I am entirely convinced, though, that this is the grave of Arthur Robbins, 1876-1888. He shows up in the 1880 census but that is all.
Added by D. Blean on May 17, 2014 10:43 AM
D. Blean
RE: Mary Arminta Moothart
Thank you for your corrections. I won't take on this family because they are just not close enough to me. May I suggest a few changes and we'll be done. I misspelled O'Brien in my write-up (this is the correct spelling).

I could only find a link to son Robert R Robbins 1883-1950, Canyon Hill Cemetery, #99463819, Canyon Co. Idaho.

I wonder if there is any information about Arthur Robbins, 1876-1888. You would think he'd be buried in Yellow Creek also. If you wander through there, he might be someone to look for.

Thank you for adding my information.
Added by D. Blean on May 16, 2014 8:48 AM
RE: Benevolence Bancroft Maples 1789-??
Thanks for your reply, Sandy. I couldn't resist asking! Best wishes, Peg
Added by Peg on May 13, 2014 8:13 AM
Karis Seiber
Frederick Christian Keck
Thank you for the information posted on Frederick Christian Keck who is my great grandfather I have been searching for the names of his parents (my great great grandparents) for some time and found it on information listed for Frederick Keck on this site. Thank you again


Karis (Keck) Kegley Seiber
Added by Karis Seiber on May 12, 2014 6:19 PM
Benevolence Bancroft Maples 1789-??
Thank you very much for the wonderful memorials to the Millet(t)/Maples family. I can only hope that you might know of the grave of little Frank Eddie Maples's grandmother (and my 3G grandmother), Benevolence Bancroft Maples.

She was b. in Mass in 1789. In 1850 she was in Blackberry, Kane, IL and in 1855 she helped found a Baptist Church in Clinton, DeKalb where she is listed in the 1860 census living with a daughter's family. Then... she's gone.

In 1860 her son, Daniel D Maples (Frank's father) and his family are in Berryman, "Plumb River" post office, Jo Daviess where Daniel D enlists in the military. Could Benevolence have gone to live with his wife and kids? She's not with them in 1870 in Mt Carroll.

Sorry for this long message--your memorials are so wonderful I couldn't resist! Peg

Added by Peg on May 01, 2014 8:17 PM
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