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Debbi (#47012776)
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Bio Photo I was raised in Bunker Hill IL. My parents were born in Madison Co IL however my father's family moved to Bunker Hill when he was almost 14 years old.

My father's side of the family has ties to Madison Co, Jersey Co, Greene Co, Montgomery Co and Macoupin Co IL. The main surnames I am researching in his family are Girth, Pruitt including Preuitt and Pruett, Wyatt/Wiatt/Watt, Griffin, Boschert, Carpenter, Curry, Lucas, Sanford, Phinn, Barber, Bradshaw and Lee. Some allied families include Aldrich, Kelly, Sapp, Jones, Cleary, Seago, Arbuckle and Woolsey.

All 4 sets of my gr-gr-grandparents on my mother's side of the family were German immigrants. Surnames being research are Cooper (originally Kuper), Harms, Dettmers, Frerichs, Wulf and Greve. The Frerichs family includes surnames Johnson, Bertels, Heuer and Oldenettel just to name a few. The Greve family includes the surnames Henkhaus, Hesse and Drexelius and also may include Budde. Other allied family surnames include Heeren, Nickel, Gustine, Arbuthnot and Homm.

My husband Harvey was born and raised in Edmundson MO. His parents were born and raised in Campbell, Dunklin, MO. They moved to the St Louis area in 1943. Surnames include Geer, Skidmore, Lee, Sims, Lamar, Perry, McElyea, Randolph, Royal, Sanders, Polsgrove including the original spelling Pfaltzgraff, Henderson, Robinson, Layton (including Allen, Jones, Stermon and Preciado), Sammons, Fletcher, Bridges, Davis and Lewis.

I am presently working on a special project for St Mary's Catholic Cemetery which is in Dorchester Township, Macoupin Co IL (about 2 miles southeast of Bunker Hill on Catholic Springs Road). This project is being done not only for the cemetery association but also in coordination with the office which oversees the Catholic cemeteries in the Diocese of Springfield IL. I'm in the process of doing a thorough research of all those buried in this cemetery and I would greatly appreciate receiving any information to aid this project.

I am also working on a burial database for the cemeteries in the Campbell, Dunklin, MO area. Most of the cemeteries in that area do not have records of those buried and are lucky if they have the names of the lot owners. Right now I have over 4,000 burials of which 400 to 500 are unmarked burials. Anyone having information on someone buried in the Campbell area can contact me through this website or privately.

Debbi (Girth) Geer
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Leila May Griffin
Thanks for adding her family information to the site. Ronda
Added by 2Trolls on Jul 20, 2014 9:34 AM
Pam Hare
george washington patterson
george is my great grandfather. he is buried in bernie cememtary,MO. His wife Cora did marry again. She married Joe? Gibson. i believe she is married next to george. there is a marker next to his. have you had contact with anyone else with this name

Added by Pam Hare on Jul 10, 2014 6:54 AM
Gina Rivera
Vaughn Angell
Hello Debbi,

My mother is the half sister of Vaughn Marvin Angell. Her name is Anna Mae Lee (Bobeck). Her mother was Gladys Kearney (Bobeck). My mother and I attended the family reunion in Missouri in the early 1990's. I would love to connect with family on Facebook if possible.

Thank you,
Regina May Rivera (Hamm)
Added by Gina Rivera on Jun 29, 2014 6:38 PM
Terenda Curtis Wyant
Memorial updated Thanks
Added by Terenda Curtis Wyant on Nov 29, 2013 10:00 PM
Becky Bowman
alice schmidt
Would you like me to transfer Alice and her husband to you? They are not my family.
Added by Becky Bowman on Nov 23, 2013 6:49 PM
A Wolfe
RE: Bruno Rubis
I am always happy to transfer management of non-related individuals! If you see any other relatives, feel free to ask.
Added by A Wolfe on Nov 21, 2013 2:55 PM
Becky Bowman
Kathleen Curry
Sorry about that. Thanks for letting me post the marker photo on the memorial.
Added by Becky Bowman on Nov 19, 2013 2:11 PM
Catherine Clemens Sevenau
Robert & Virginia Kemper, Rose Law Memorial Gardens, IL
Hi Debbi, Thank you for the pages for Rev Robert Chatfield Kemper and his wife Rev Virginia May Owens. I've added their family information, some bios, and linked if you'd like to see their pages.
The best to you, Catherine
Added by Catherine Clemens ... on Nov 11, 2013 10:07 AM
Becky Bowman
I transferred the memorials to you so you can do as you wish! If I have any more of your family, please let me know and I will gladly transfer.
Added by Becky Bowman on Oct 23, 2013 3:57 PM
Lily Sosseur
RE: Nicholas Henrion
Thank you so very much! This information is very important to our family, and our family tree! Please let me know what you find out, and if there is a way to send me a copy in an email?

Thank you,

Lily Sosseur
Added by Lily Sosseur on Oct 20, 2013 3:35 PM
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