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LaVerne Greear Bloemker (#47547347)
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I enjoy the historical research and look forward to helping others by sharing photos and information. I work as an archival research assistant at our county archival library.

I am researching the following surnames for my family: Bloemker, Moeller, Weber, Haase, Junker, Greear/Grear/Greer, Suhre, Noblitt, Osterman, Ludvickson, and Craig

I am particularly interested in any information on Andrew Jackson Hamel, the person Hamel, Illinois was named after. I know he lived in Hamel until 1873 and he died in October 1876, but I do not know where.

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Deb
Vincent Cemetery
Yes, please do let us know when your work date is set! Thank you!
Added by Deb on Dec 14, 2014 11:19 AM
Deb
Vincent Cemetery
Sorry to say we didn't make it to the Cemetery, but we do plan on making a trip in the spring when the weather is warm so we can take our time to look around. We also want to visit a couple of Cemeteries in Bond County. Thank you again.
Added by Deb on Dec 12, 2014 7:51 PM
Deb
Thanks so much
I want to thank you so much with all your help in the research on the Brown Family, you were so helpful. I'm still amazed on all the work you and the rest of your group did on Vincent Cemetery. I believe My 3rd great Grandfather (William Nuburn Brown Feb 3,1860-1845) is buried there in one of the unmarked graves since two of his daughters and 3 grandchildren are there, and it was so close to where they lived. I still haven't found where his father Wilson Brown 1785-1850 is buried. What a pleasant surprise meeting you by chance that day.
Added by Deb on Dec 12, 2014 5:03 PM
McKenzie
Rudolph Bloemker
Yes you may use the obit. When you do that let me know so I can remove the memorial.
Thanks,
Marsha
Added by McKenzie on Oct 16, 2014 7:06 PM
Brenda Simms
RE: Craig/Grear/Canfield
Thank-you so much!
Added by Brenda Simms on Aug 22, 2014 2:19 PM
Brenda Simms
Craig/Grear/Canfield
Hi. I am a direct descendant of Elijah Canfield and his 2nd wife Sarah Maria Griggs. Elijah married Nancy Elizabeth Grear nee Craig in Montgomery County, Illinois in 1874. I have found out yesterday when Nancy died and that she is buried in Craig Cemetery. Do you know when Elijah Canfield died and where he is buried? He is alive and with Nancy in the 1880 census for Audubon, Montgomery, Illinois. Thanks for anything you can share. Brenda bfsimms2003@yahoo.com
Added by Brenda Simms on Aug 20, 2014 3:21 PM
Sharon B.
RE: Tolle/Toelle Family
Hi LaVerne!

Thank you for writing! My husband's paternal line was originally from the Biermann's of Hanover, Germany. Little was known of this branch of the family until I began researching shortly before my mother-in-law had passed away.

Several members of his Biermann family immigrated from Hanover, to the U.S., prior to 1850. Most had settled in St. Louis, Missouri. According to what I had been told, my husband's great-grandfather had been born in St. Louis, in 1856, and his father (Heinrich Wilhelm) had been born about 1829, in Hanover. This information has been researched and documented.

However, his direct connection to Henry G. and Louise Biermann, has yet to be confirmed, even though research is on-going. As you may know, Pauline Louise Iselle and Henry G. Biermann were married on the 15th of November 1855, and her parents George and Mary "Tolle", were reported to have been both born in Kentucky. They were parents of 6 children! Believe they had resided in Rushville, Schuyler, Co., Illinois, at one time.

Since a direct connection has not yet been established and documented between the Biermann's you are searching for and my husband's family, you may want to continue to try and locate Pauline Louise Iselle's surviving descendants.

Gustav H. Biermann, their son had died in 1931, in St. Louis County, but was survived by his wife Clare. Gustav was buried in New Bethlehem Cempetery, in St. Louis, on April 02, 1931. His death certificate stated that his mother was indeed Louise "Toelle"! In the meantime, I'm continuing to research for the family's Hanover connection!

Thanks again for writing, and am hoping you will be able to reunite that long, lost song book with the direct descendants of it's original owner!

Best Wishes Always,
Sharon
Added by Sharon B. on Jul 13, 2014 2:50 AM
Bob & Kathy
RE: Martha E. Stepp
Thanks so much for the photos, Kathy
Added by Bob & Kathy on Mar 07, 2014 5:39 PM
KarinH
RE: Frances Keown
Thanks so much!
Karin H
Added by KarinH on Dec 19, 2013 5:54 PM
Amy Robbins-Tjaden
Wendlandt
I'm not related to anyone by that name so transferred the memorials I had made to you so you can do as you please with them. I did not do any linking before transfering. Perhaps you would be able to do that? CHeers.
Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on Nov 17, 2013 8:11 PM
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