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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 6 days
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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:).

Jan. 2015: Huge project completed: All Civil War Soldiers buried in Champaign County, Illinois is now on find-a-grave. Documentation on each has been added where available. Check out my virtual cemeteries for more information.
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George DeKay
David Samson
A request to revise birth year to 1842 was sent via the edit tab - also location of birth.
Obviously he couldn't have qualified to be in Civil War if he was only born in 1852. Besides that I can confirm 1842 as accurate.

Added by George DeKay on Mar 01, 2015 5:08 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Ruth's OBIT
Thank you for the prompt response.

It's a shame that more of the Find A Grave volunteer's don't take responsibility for the obligations they assumed when accepting Maintenance Control of a memorial page.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Have another great day,
Added by J. Edward Ross on Feb 22, 2015 6:46 AM
J. Edward Ross
Ruth Irene Curtis 61655951
Please remove the photograph of text that you added to Ruth's memorial page. Find A Grave provides text fields for biographical information. I've entered the text into the appropriate field.

In the future, if you would like information added, changed, edited or otherwise updated on one of my memorial pages, please use the "Edit" tab and appropriate link. I respond to ALL of my Edit Requests and SACs, usually within 36 hours.

When time permits, read my profile page. Pay particular attention to the section titled "Information - where it belongs..." for an explanation of why photos of text are inappropriate.

I have no problems posting obituaries to document historical facts under the "Fair Use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, Section 107. Please include a source citation when possible.

Thank you for your understanding and prompt response.

Have another great day,
Ed Ross

Added by J. Edward Ross on Feb 21, 2015 6:31 AM
Shirley M. Strickland
John A. Hiestand
Hi Russell,
I am sorry that I did not see your entry for
I hope that the request about the second and
original burial place is satisfactory with
I guess too that this situation does not come
up too often.
Should you desire changes, please advise.
Thanking you,
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Feb 10, 2015 4:06 PM
janet donner
RE: charles breeden
no problem love to do obits
Added by janet donner on Jan 31, 2015 8:36 PM
janet donner
charles breeden

I added an obituary for Mr. Breeden. Not sure if you are interested?
Added by janet donner on Jan 31, 2015 9:24 AM
david curtis
Albert Shepard
I was posting a photo of my Great Great Grandfather Albert Shepard (of Wabash, IL husband to Sarah Jane Greathouse) to findagrave and was surprised to see a photo that I have never seen before. Is this really Albert Shepard? He resembles the younger Albert in my family photo of him a bit. Where did you find the photo? Are you related to Albert Shepard?
Added by david curtis on Jan 29, 2015 9:50 PM
Johanna hubbard
137647555 Aaron Insley
I have Aaron Insley died in Nov 4, 1891 in my genealogy as my Great Grandfather. Born 7 May of 1840 in Indian. His wife is Sarah Anne Van Brunt

His son is Thomas A Insley 129999035 born 1864 in Illinois. He died in 15 jan 1937 in Santa Fe N Mex.

If this is no family connection I would love to maintain his site! Thanks!

Added by Johanna hubbard on Jan 25, 2015 4:43 PM
Sharon Richardson
Emma Ark Callahan
Thank you for taking a picture of my grandmother. I've been looking for her for awhile. She was actually my step-grandmother on my dad's side but she is the only grandmother I ever met. She was a sweet lady.
Added by Sharon Richardson on Jan 24, 2015 2:04 PM
Delaine Shirley-Noyer
RE: Lloyd Freeman-Willowbrook Cemetery
Awesome! Keep up the good work. We need more people like you!!
Added by Delaine Shirley-Noyer on Jan 24, 2015 10:43 AM
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