Interconnections of families within and between cemeteries fascinate me. Its like a giant puzzle. Each connection leads to another. My goal is to document these connections and if possible add short biographies with the help of descendants or other sources. I want these people to have identities...to be more than just a stone in a cemetery. I want their lives to be more than a dash between birth and death dates. I do have a special interest in the Civil War especially Iowa, Pennsylvania and Virginia since my roots lie in those states. Surnames of family interest: Bonnett, King , Pollock, Keller, Harsch, Saffell. Transferring entries is not a problem as long as I am not closely related. Always happy to make corrections or additions.
Jane Lister Thanks so much for the transfer. I am sure I will be talking with you again. My husband and I went to visit his grandparents and great grandparents graves today and I pulled them up on my phone to see if they were in and they were. Some of them done by you. Thank you ever so much for all you have done.
105643152 Hello again, was wondering if you could send me Jane Lister my 3 great grandmother. Her name is Jane Casey Gruber Lister. She married John Lister. And is related to the Casey's of What Cheer. She only had one daughter Mary and we are currently trying to find out what happened to her first husband Lewis Gruber. Thanks for all you have done! I truly appreciate it.
John Bullars Hello! John Bullars at Highland Cemetery is my Great Great Great Grandfather #96753620 I was wondering if you are related to him somehow. I am still working on finding information for him. If you would like to transfer him to me that would be great as long as you have no ties.
Alexander Armstrong I was looking at Alex Armstrong's Find A Grave report of yours, and noticed there are 3 of these reports on the same man by different people. I feel you should contact the other 2 and have one report. The # are 60983716, 27919687, & 60983830. . The markers are the same, only the DOB and DOD vary a bit. I found a Civil War Draft record that listed an Alexander Armstrong born about 1843 in Ill. The date was July 1, 1863. He was black and unmarried. His occup. was a steamboat man. His residence was listed as Jo Daviess, Ill. He did muster in as a PVT., but had been a SGT. at the time of discharge. The Ia. Graves Regis. Survey WPA Polk, Co., pg. 17 states his death was Feb. 25, 1900. The 1889 and 1891 US City Directories list an Alex Armstrong as a carpenter and living over 201 then 211 E. Walnut street in apts. I tried finding more info, but it's difficult without an accurate DOB or state. I read some on the colored troops, and admire these men as it would have been challenging to be a black man at this time in the war. Not really accepted by the whites, and hated by the Confederates, w/a risk of being captured, abused, enslaved or killed. He certainly was brave and should be recognized for that. Thank you.
RE: Geo Duncklee I really liked all the service information you had for George on your memorial; I should have sent edits to you and deleted my memorial, but it was late and my brain wasn't working! You've done a great job with your documentation of the military records (and I love your virtual cemeteries). If I can ever be of help to you, just let me know. Have a great week---Mary Ann