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I have been working on various lines of my family history for about 30 years now. I used to go to my grandmother's home in western Kansas and read the original Brodbeck genealogy and be fascinated by those who came before me. I wanted to know more than just the names and the dates. I took on the task of trying to find photos and obituaries on as many of my relatives as possible. I have tromped thru cemeteries in the bone-chilling cold of winter (Ashtabula) and the heat of summer (Illinois). I wanted to understand the who and why of family. Many people have opened their homes to me over the years. I love family history!|
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|Mary(Coggin)Russell||RE: Christine Keeney|
Thanks for contacting me. I am glad that I could share something with you. If I can help you with any research here, I will be glad to do it for you. I have walked all the cemeteries here and photographed them. Soon, I hope to photograph the big cemetery record book to maybe get more burial records that are not documented. That old book is huge!
I have the obituary for her. Is she a relative of yours? The newspaper spelled her first name Christian but it is her. I added it to the photo area and will remove it as soon as you see it. I know that Find A Grave does not like them added to the photo area, so just let me know after you have seen it.
|TaxiCab||Hattie w/o WIlliam|
Helen "Hattie" M. Burton born 1859 married William H. Daly on 25 Feb 1880 as documented in in Illinois marriage records. He was a widower with a small son, Robert b.10 Jan 1876. "Hattie" and William had Mabel b. Jan 1881, L. Roy b. Apr 1884 and Inez b. May 1887. They lived their lives in Marseilles, LaSalle County, Illinois. "Hattie" died in 1931. William is listed a widower in the 1940 census.
Added by TaxiCab on Aug 12, 2016 1:12 PM
|Conservative Patriot||Salmon E Houghtaling|
|bob toelle||Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cemetery|
Hi - thanks for the James Delaney photo, and for fixing his incorrect birth year - Bob.
|Brianna Butler||Velda E. Zimmett Bowman #149795870|
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request, very much appreciated.
- Brianna Butler
Thank You for the picture of Mary Beth Herrmann headstone.
|Jules||RE: Christian Cemetery|
Ken, THAT is awesome - you and my husband are distantly related. We had no idea there were any Reeds buried in IL. In fact, MY family comes from that area :) Funny. The next generation of his Reeds are buried in Wisconsin and then near here in Missouri. Thanks so much for responding and providing more specific directions.
Added by Jules on May 12, 2016 12:30 PM
Hi, I recently learned that my husbands grx4 grandmother is buried in this cemetery. Her name was Elitha Reed. We will be up that way soon. It looks like we'll be able to locate the cemetery if we travel East on I-80; turn right on E. 27th Road; cemetery is located at the corner of this road and N. 2950th Road. Is this correct? Please let me know and thanks for your assistance.
Added by Jules on May 12, 2016 8:20 AM
|Clarissa Stegeman||RE: William S Taylor|
Iknow we talked before. I have a new photo of William S. Taylor and Adele Ballard Taylor's grave I took last week while in Quincy for my MIL's 89th birthday. The cemetery is worse. I had talked to some people after the bad storm in Quincy last July and they had worked on getting rid of limbs but the road into it is very bad. My MIL and I were able to put some shepherds hooks and new flowers on the graves. I have a photo I will try to put up on Find a grave if I can and if not my email is firstname.lastname@example.org let me know and I will send it that way. Clarissa
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