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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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Stephen Cantrell
Edwards, Illinois
I did a search online, using my library card, of the Peoria Journal Star back to July 1991 for any articles about Edwards, Illinois. I tried a couple different sets of key words "founder, Edwards, Illinois" and "history, Edward, Edwards, Illinois" and came up with a couple hundred articles, but none were truly about the history or founding of Edwards. Any other clues for me to pursue?
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Dec 16, 2014 5:24 AM
betty reese
RE: Glenna Hauk
Thanks for the info on the tombstone. I will not be doing a memorial for Chester Hauk as I can not confirm the info on him. Looks like the name was spelled Houk in MO. Since you have the photo and his birth and death date you could set a memorial up.
Added by betty reese on Dec 16, 2014 4:48 AM
RE: Thank You
Thank you for your comment, Shawdau!

William A Harwood is my g-g-g-grandfather. Are you related or interested in the family? His parents are a bit more difficult to track down as they are buried on their property rather than in the Harwood Cemetery in Adams County - I just wasn't sure how to list a family graveyard on personal property. Would you be willing to transfer William A Harwood's memorial to my account? Thanks for your consideration!

-Mike Conover
Added by MConover on Dec 15, 2014 7:27 PM
betty reese
Glenna Hauk
You added a tombstone photo to Glenna's memorial #57017153 and I am trying to figure out what the stone says for her 3rd husband Chester Hauk. Can you check the original and see if you can make out the dates for Chester since they are on the same stone. My Grandpa, Ralph Courson, was one of her three husbands and I am trying to figure it all out.
Thanks in advance
Betty Reese
Added by betty reese on Dec 11, 2014 2:36 PM
Katherine Krohn
RE: Krohn
Please transfer my grandparents #'s 129202139 and 129202128. Again thank you. There may be more as I add others but I'm just still trying to figure out everything on here.
God Bless
Added by Katherine Krohn on Dec 09, 2014 11:37 PM
Katherine Krohn
Thank you
What you've done is so very wonderful. Thank you so very much. I'd like to have 129052698 transferred to me as he's my father. There will probably be a few others I'll request soon. Again, thank you.
Added by Katherine Krohn on Dec 08, 2014 10:15 PM
Barbara Stein
RE: James Coupland
You are welcome. Have a Merry Christmas!

Added by Barbara Stein on Dec 08, 2014 9:00 PM
Kindall Hardy
Ira and Polly Barnum Request
I was wondering if you would transfer Ira (122746937) and Polly (122746955) Barnum to me? They are my 4th great Grandparents and I need to add the rest of their children. My Grandmother was named by OS Barnum "Polly" for his Mother.
Thanks for all your efforts as you have saved me a long search!
Added by Kindall Hardy on Nov 26, 2014 10:02 PM
Stephen Cantrell
RE: Emma Rastatter Heim
Dantone family seems to be pretty much in Saint Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Almost too many to sort out and make connections.
Added by Stephen Cantrell on Nov 25, 2014 7:33 PM
John E. Heinold
Hi, was hoping you could transfer John E. Heinold, #68378784, to myself, I am a great (Xs a lot) niece. If not could you possibly link his parents to him please?

Father: George F Heinold #51196118
Mother: Christina Gunzel Heinold #136016958
Thank you!
Added by Melissa on Nov 23, 2014 6:24 PM
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