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Lynn Marie Vint
RE: Deer Plain Cemetery,Calhoun, Illinois
Hi Pat,

I know what you mean. We ended up driving in a gigantic rectangle the first time we tried to find Deer Plain Cemetery, and then managed to miss it when we tried to visit it again on another trip! By our third trip there, we didn't have any problem finding it at all.

Are you coming from Brussels or from the Brussels Ferry? The Brussels Ferry (NOT the Golden Eagle Ferry) and the town of Brussels are connected by what is called the Illinois River Road. It is also called Highway 1 on some maps. The road that leads to the cemetery comes off of the Illinois River Road and is called Meyer Lane.

Of course, finding street signs in Calhoun County can be a real challenge. The best landmark to look for is a fruit stand called Hagen's which is located on the Illinois River Road.

If you are coming from the Brussels Ferry, Hagen's is situated on the left (south) side of the road, just a few feet PAST the intersection of the Illinois River Road and Meyer Lane. You need to turn right (north) just BERFORE you get to the fruit stand. If you miss it, turn around at Hagen's and you'll see it on the other side of the road.

Reverse the directions if you're trying to find the cemetery coming from Brussels towards the Brussels Ferry on the Illinois River Road. In that case, you would turn left (north) on Meyer Lane, just a few feet PAST Hagen's which will be on your right.

Stay on Meyer Lane all the way to the first curve in the road. The road is very straight, but eventually curves 90 degrees to the left (west). Do not make any part of that curve. That bend in the road is the exact place where you have to go right on a little road/path called Deer Plain Road. (No street sign, naturally.) To me, it was more of a path than a road.

As you head east on Deer Plain Road, you will pass a house on the left as you continue along this path and head for some trees. The path bends to the left a little ways past the house. Almost as soon as it does, you'll be able to see Deer Plain Cemetery ahead and to the right.

If you zoom in on a good satellite map, I think you'll see what I'm talking about. We always park our car and walk to the cemetery as we approach the last bend in the road.

I don't know if you are, but I am also related to every single person buried at Meyer Cemetery which is located extremely close to Deer Plain Cemetery. To get to Meyer, you stay on the same path and walk all the way past Deer Plain Cemetery. Meyer is a tiny little cemetery and is located by a few trees on the left of the road just a little farther up the path. As you approach, Meyer looks like it's out in a farmer's field.

It was wet when we last visited Meyer, and we stayed on the path, but ended up walking through water that left us with soaked shoes and socks in order to get to the cemetery. Deer Plain doesn't seem to have that problem.

Hope this helps! Let me know if I've been less than clear on anything.

Kindest regards,
Added by Lynn Marie Vint on Oct 16, 2014 7:44 PM
Jerri Eoff Sudderth
Michel Lemaitre dit Auge'
Thanks so much for removing the ads from his listing.
Added by Jerri Eoff Sudderth on Oct 11, 2014 8:28 AM
Jerri Eoff Sudderth
Michel Lemaitre dit Auge'
Thanks so much for removing the ads from his listing.
Added by Jerri Eoff Sudderth on Oct 11, 2014 8:27 AM
Jerri Eoff Sudderth
Trottier dit Valcourt
Patricia, I have transfered the immediate family listed in that cemetery to you. I may have more - will check. I also have quite a bit of information on them. Will need to look at my files. I worked on this family thinking originally that it was a direct link but the connection turned out to be only by marriage. More later - but prompt me if I don't get back to you.
Added by Jerri Eoff Sudderth on May 25, 2014 1:55 PM
Jerri Eoff Sudderth
Pierre Trottier dit Valcourt
Thank you for sponsoring this listing. Are you directly related to him?
Jerri Eoff Sudderth
Added by Jerri Eoff Sudderth on May 25, 2014 11:15 AM
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RE: your created and sponsored memorial for Deacon Thomas Kinne. Wonderful Memorial and Bio for Thomas. I would like permission to use your photo of the over-all graveyard view (Old Kinne Burying Ground by Helenpatrica 1/20/2007) on my family tree, strictly for personal and family use.
Added by FRRoss on Dec 05, 2013 9:13 AM
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RE: Jacob Marshall
I thought the email came from you. The only thing to do is ask Find A Grave to delete her entry.
Added by good god almighty on Nov 07, 2013 4:44 PM
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Jacob Marshall
Please read my previous email to you. I don't have a memorial under that name.
Added by good god almighty on Nov 03, 2013 4:22 AM
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Pam has 100% control over the memorial. I can not delete it, she is the only one that can do that.
Added by good god almighty on Oct 20, 2013 1:54 PM
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RE: Jacob Willis Marshall
I don't have a memorial under that name. Someone named Pam has the memorial.
Added by good god almighty on Oct 20, 2013 5:20 AM
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