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Dylan Shomidie (#46986805)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 8 days
RE: James Young Photo
James A Young was my great great grandfather
he was married to Mary Catherin Kress- Crass and grandparents to my grandmother and my cousin shared the photo with me.

Added by Ghost on Mar 29, 2016 9:06 AM

RE: Anna Matilda Schubert Neese
Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you-Milton Schubert is buried in that Cemetery!I do have further info but it is not at hand right this minute!

Added by Ruth on Sep 26, 2012 6:38 AM

Susan Shepherd
Brandenburg and Shomidie
Hi Dylan, this is Susan again. I just now saw your name on my page and realize it is you who posted these photos. Please read my prior message as well. You can contact me at Hope to hear from you.

Susan Shepherd

Added by Susan Shepherd on Jul 22, 2011 1:14 AM

Susan Shepherd
William & Clara Brandenburg
Hello Dylan,
I'm Susan Shepherd, my grandma Mary was the daughter of William & Clara. I remember her stories of them and Georgia. I also remember her talking about the Shomidies. I actually have this family photo of William, Clara, and their 6 kids. Grandma Mary was about 40 in this photo. I also visited Springfield with my Dad, Jack (Mary's son) in 1991 and visited the Brandenburg gravesite and have photos. I have old photos of grandma Mary that I should add here. Thank you for posting these photos of my Great-Grandparents. :-)

Added by Susan Shepherd on Jul 15, 2011 2:38 AM

Hi, Dylan!
Just wanted to say hi! Was wondering about you as I hadn't heard from you lately. Hope you and your family are doing well.

Added by BjJ on Jun 23, 2009 8:54 PM

Lillie Riney
George Shomodie
Here's been transferred to you. Are you related to Bob Shomodie who works at the PO in Springfield? I used to work with him.

Added by Lillie Riney on Jun 23, 2009 8:07 PM

John Robert Goldesberry
You might want to check with the cemetery to see if they submitted the right spelling.

Added by DonZas on Jun 23, 2009 9:00 AM

John Robert Goldesberry.
National cemetery records lists him as John Robert Goldsberry, Sr. He is buried in Section I Site 1688. It also shows a son, Anthony Joseph Goldsberry B: 11/12/1970 D: 11/14/1970 buried in the same location. The spelling of his name will have been taken from the DD214 which was his official military record.

Added by DonZas on Jun 23, 2009 8:56 AM

Bill Shomidie
You are quite welcome! :)

Added by BjJ on Nov 05, 2008 10:04 PM

Roselawn Cem
Hi Dylan - I added a memorial for Frank William Shomidie. He is buried in Roselawn. I saw his grave today and figured he is one of your family. There were no other Shomidies near his stone.

Added by BjJ on Nov 04, 2008 6:05 PM

Dawsons in Oak Hill
Dylan, I just added stone photos to Alice and Walter Dawson in Oak Hill.

Added by BjJ on Sep 02, 2008 6:18 PM

Covells in Oak Hill
Hi Dylan! I just added gravestone photos to John Covell, Mary A Covell, and J George Covell's listings in Oak Hill. Thought you would want to know that I asked the originator of the listings to add a note that J George was listed on the Illinois Statewide Death Index as John George, died 3-12-1935, not 1936 as on his stone. It also said he died in Riverton. Do you think that death year is right? Sometimes family members put up the stone later and they've confused the dates a little, but who knows for sure!

Added by BjJ on Sep 02, 2008 6:07 PM

I will e-mail you!

Added by BjJ on Aug 17, 2008 5:38 PM

Makes you wonder about spellings, doesn't it? I've found a lot of tombstones that I know are spelled wrong but odds are more likely that it is right. Maybe someday someone else will find her and she will belong to them, so I don't mind a bit. I took quite a lot of other photos at the same time, so it wasn't a wasted visit at all. Good luck finding your Susan! :)

Added by BjJ on Jul 20, 2008 5:14 PM

Susan Horch/Horsch
Hi Dylan. I found Susan Horch today and posted a picture of her tombstone. It's a very nice stone, still in great shape. Note that her name on the tombstone is Horch, not Horsch as listed on the Oak Ridge records. Wife of Martin, born 2/13/1848, died 12/28/1888 of cancer. Hope this helps!

Added by BjJ on Jul 20, 2008 12:16 PM

Keysers in Oak Ridge Cemetery
Hi again,
We walked Block 2 in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL, again today looking for your Keysers that are in that section. No luck again! There are so many old, unreadable, and broken stones in that Block that I would suspect we will never find them. They may even be unmarked as there are various "empty" spots throughout. I am's sad to see so many stones that are in such disrepair!

Added by BjJ on May 24, 2008 8:45 PM

Bessie Ferrel Keyser
I added a memorial page and picture for her from Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL. I don't know if she is a relative of yours, but this is the only other Keyser besides Frank's that I was able to find today.

Added by BjJ on May 04, 2008 2:11 PM

Harry "Frank" Keyser
I added his gravestone to his memorial. I didn't have much luck finding the others but I'll continue to look when I get a chance. This cemetery is so unorganized and the blocks are not marked well so it is very frustrating!

Added by BjJ on May 04, 2008 2:04 PM

Thanks for the info on section numbers. I think you lucked out getting the info via telephone! I will look for them this weekend, hopefully.

I did find some other info for you from cemetery records: Emma Keyser, 2 yrs, 23 days, died of diptheria on 3/10/1867. I think that is your "infant Keyser".

Samuel was 4 days old, died of yellow jaundice on 2/6/1868. Says "in grave with brother" or "mother" - it's not clear.

Henry died at 1 yr, 2 mos of pneumonia on 1/28/1875.

Susan Horsch died at age 41 of cancer on 12/28/1888.

John J Keyser (did you have him?) died 4/29/1899 at age 27, "run over by railroad car" in Springfield, Illinois.

Hope this information helps!

Added by BjJ on Apr 29, 2008 3:19 PM

Keysers at Oak Ridge Cem
Oak Ridge Cemetery is very old and huge, with many sections on hills or in disrepair. The sections are not always clearly marked, which doesn't help in the hunt for graves. I am trying to document and photograph graves section by section but it will be a huge task! It took us 3 trips to find my husband's grandparents and we even knew what section to look in!

If you would write to the cemetery (the address is on the Oak Ridge page)and ask for the sections and plot numbers of the Keysers you are trying to locate, I would then at least know what section to search. I believe they told me you can request 10 grave locations at a time.

Added by BjJ on Apr 29, 2008 5:32 AM

Requested Emma Keiser photo
I found an Emma Keiser buried at Oak Ridge in cemetery records. It states she was 10 years and 6 months old, died of diptheria on March 9, 1882. Buried in Plot A, 99. Born in Missouri, died in Springfield, Illinois. If this is the Emma that you wish, I will try to find her grave and take a picture of it.

Added by BjJ on Apr 23, 2008 8:21 PM


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