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Lisa Gerald (#47005408)
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Bio Photo Feel free to contact me with any corrections or additions to my listings!

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I'm happy to transfer individuals unrelated to my family (or more closely related to you), or if you have some special interest in them.

Gravestone photos which I have taken may be freely used for any legitimate genealogical or historical purpose. Please click on the photo to make sure that it's mine, and that I did not just add it; I will credit original photographer.

Please also feel free to add more photos to the memorials - portraits, snapshots, etc. If you need more photo slots just let me know; if you have a better gravestone picture I'm fine with deleting mine.

And here's a standing "Thank you" to the usual suspects, for sending corrections, links & additional info for the local memorials; I know your work is impeccable!


Will be handled case by case. I would prefer to do HTML links to grandparent, sibling or in-law's memorials if there is a lack of info on actual burial site of the connecting generation.

There seems to be a great deal of misunderstanding about this cemetery. Unlike other "township" cemeteries, it is strictly a Potter's Field, which opened in the early 1900's. There are no burials from the 1800's, no burials of people who died in other places, no burials of those with means, and no re-interments. There are two gravestone; one is that of Thomas Rispin, #54813772, which is visible in the far left foreground of the cemetery photo. (St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery is adjacent.) Later joint memorial plaques have been erected. The Aurora library has a book containing what is known about those interred in the cemetery.


Primary focus is documenting West Aurora Cemetery. Nearly all marked graves now have photos posted; a few fallen, broken, and overgrown stones still need to be identified and photographed. (About half of the documented burials are known to be unmarked.) Please check out the "unknowns" if you are missing a family member who you think might be buried at West Aurora!

Currently trying to merge duplicate memorials at West Aurora. If you see any that have been missed, please post below.

Note: The burial record transcript for West Aurora is incomplete, particularly for earlier decades, and has no entries at all from mid October 1883 to late May 1884.

Problems with plot numbers: Most of the memorials were entered from the information contained in a published book on the cemetery. Unfortunately, there are errors, including the omission of all directional locations. So, for instance, a notation that someone was buried "3g S of 677" has been entered as Section 1 Block 1 Lot 677 Grave 3, when the actual burial was not in this lot, but in the 3rd grave south of it. This becomes apparent when I find more than one person buried in a single grave; and they seem to be unrelated. Without the original records, and with most graves being unmarked, it takes a good deal of research to determine if someone belongs in a lot, or was just buried near it. So I am making an effort to link as many family members as possible.

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William Heckman # 158410914
Please process the Edit you have pending for William Heckman. If he is not your relative, I would appreciate you transferring him to me as he is my husband's cousin. Thank you. Marina Yeager #46871120
Added by Marina on Dec 11, 2016 2:15 PM
Lennis Geiken
Joseph Martin Davis
Joseph Martin Davis b 1847 d 1930
and his son John M Davis b 7-31-1840-7-6-1957

Have the same children
They have the little star by their names and so do children of both men

Different spouses

I don't know who else to tell

Thank you
Lennis Geiken

Added by Lennis Geiken on Nov 02, 2016 3:44 PM
Marjean Holmes Workman
Thank you very much for posting the photos of the Stamborsky gravestone.

Added by Marjean Holmes Workman on Aug 21, 2016 8:37 PM
Cora Culver.
Hi Lisa,
I found a duplicate record you created for Cora Culver. Please see record #156610438 which was created previous to yours.
Added by meeganm on Jul 22, 2016 5:52 PM
Mitzi Butler
Hoffman @ West Aurora Cemetery
Hi Lisa,
I cannot thank you enough for the research work you and Jan have done on our Hoffman family located in West Aurora Cemetery.Because of this we were able to solve some "family mysteries" and also learn about two little babies we did not know existed.
You and Jan are appreciated so much by the family of Frieda and William Hoffman.

I was able to figure out the GPS coordinates for the four graves and have submitted them to each of the four memorials as additions.

Thanks again,
Mitzi & Nancy
Added by Mitzi Butler on Jul 10, 2016 9:12 AM
Donna White
RE: Orpha Scrafford #74052860
sorry, put in an edit to fix it..I think I was reading off the gravestone and maybe mixed them up somehow...
Added by Donna White on Jul 07, 2016 12:27 PM
Lennis Geiken
Joseph "Joe" Vogel
Joseph "Joe" Vogel
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Monday, Jun 13, 2016
5:00 PM

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
9:30 AM

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
10:30 AM

Graveside Service
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
2:00 PM

Joseph "Joe" Vogel
Born: May 17, 1940
Died: June 09, 2016

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Joseph L. Vogel, age 76 of New Trier died Thursday, June 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born on May 17, 1940 in Perham, MN to Clifford F. and Agnes G. (Kempe) Vogel. A 1958 graduate of Perham High School, he married Rebecka C. Kubitz on April 20, 1963 at Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961 when he received his honorable discharge. Joe worked for 16 years in auto body repair and over 20 years for Cannon Equipment in Cannon Falls, MN, retiring in 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Vernon and Bernard, 2 sisters Lucy Vogel and Edith Wegscheid; granddaughter Rachel and great granddaughter Crystal.

Joe is survived by his wife Rebecka; children Anna (Daniel) Heath, Brenda (Stan) VanHemert, Troy (Renee) Vogel, Twila Vogel, Felicia Raway and Korean (Bob) Geiken; grandchildren Jessica, Amanda, Nathan, Jon, Krissy, Gina, Luke, Adam, Bryan, Ashley, Colyn, Nick, Kendra, Mikayla, Tessa and Robby; 7 great grandchildren; 11 siblings Charles Vogel, Frank Vogel, Paul (Cindi) Vogel, Rose (Gary) Honer, Cecelia Haffner, Emma (Peter) Ciliberti, Bernadette (Tony) Obowa, Verna (Ron) Marks, Mathilda (Steve) Senst, Mary Jane (Todd) Stoen and Ramona (Kermit) Hauge; also many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Trier, with Fr. Cole Kracke officiating. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. Monday at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 201 East Seventh Street, Hastings and one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Interment with honors provided by the Hastings VFW Lyle Russell Post #1210 will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Monday, June 13, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home
201 East 7th Street
Hastings, Minnesota 55033
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church
8433 239th Street East
New Trier, Minnesota 55031
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Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:30 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church
8433 239th Street East
New Trier, Minnesota 55031
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Graveside Service
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2:00 PM

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55450
Added by Lennis Geiken on Jun 11, 2016 9:35 AM
Lennis Geiken
Anthony A. Inendino bJuly 21 1929 • Cook, Illinois,D 5 Jun 201
Don't know if you can use these but I had a hard time finding these
Anthony is my friend Vicki'sInendino's father
Thanks Lennis Geiken

Anthony A. Inendino, Age 86. Beloved husband of the late Josephine nee Figliola. Loving father of Vince (Terry) Inendino, Vicki (Scott Miller) Inendino and Antoinette (Duanne) Garrett. Cherished grandfather of Vinnie (Sarah) & Jonathan Inendino, Kelly & Lynette Garrett. Dear brother of the late Dan, Joseph, Louis, Sam, Rafaela and Antonetta. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Anthony was a driver for over 50 years for Chicago Suntimes & Tribune. Visitation Wednesday June 8 from 4 to 9:00 p.m. at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. Funeral Thursday, 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home and will then proceed to St. Cyprian Church in River Grove for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Funeral Info: 708-456-8300 or
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 7, 2016- See more at:

other family members
Angeline Inendino, nee Westferro, age 92, of Bolingbrook; beloved wife of the late Daniel; loving mother of Rose Lee (Paul "Jerry") Pausche, Anthony (Laura) Inendino; proud grandmother of Michael (Nancy) Pausche, Susan (Charlie) Pikul and Daniel; great-grandmother of Brian Daniel Pausche; dear sister of Joseph (Frances) Westferro; proud aunt of many. Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home , 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (2 blks W. of Mannheim Rd.), on Friday, 9 a.m. until time of service 12 noon. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For further info. 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L. - See more at:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Ida (Cuttone) Inendino
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Inendino, Ida (nee Cuttone), dearly beloved wife of the late Joseph, loving mother of Barbara (Kenneth) Intihar, Joseph (Catherine) and James (Linda) Inendino, cherished grandmother of Joseph Jr. Rosalee, Erica, Mark, Angela and Francesca, dear sister of Ann (Jim) Adinolfi and the late Angeline (Andrew) Affrunti, dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend of many. Funeral Friday, 8:15 a.m. from Hursen Funeral Home, 4001 Roosevelt Rd. (corner of Mannheim & Roosevelt Rd.), to St. Maria Goretti Church, Schiller Park. Mass 9:30 a.m. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum. Volunteer at Central DuPage Hospital, Member of Campobello Social Club and Wheaton Blind Outreach. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m. 708- 547-8200.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Apr. 29, 2004
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Joseph A. Inendino
Obituary Condolences
Inendino, Joseph A. age 53, passed away January 15, 2003, loving father of Joseph, beloved son of the late Louis and Rose Ruth Inendino, dear brother of Louis (Ann), James (Patricia), Daniel (Maryellen), Mary (Louis) Bielarczyk and the late Roseanna Malawski, fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Monday, 8:30 a.m. from Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge, to St. Maria Goretti Church, Schiller Park, Mass 9:30 a.m. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Christ the King Mausoleum. Visitation Sunday, 3 to 9 p.m. For Info., 708-456- 8300 or Visit Guest Book at
Published in Chicago Sun-Times from Jan. 17 to Jan. 19, 2003
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Pio M. ''P.I.'' Inendino, age 80, briefly of Plainfield, IL. Life long resident of Chicago, died Thursday October 30, 2003 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet, IL. He was born September 9, 1923 in Chicago. Loving husband of Juliet J., nee LaPonte; beloved father of Maria (Thomas) Apollo and the late Pio Jr. and the late Mary; adored grandfather of Joseph, Michael, Christina and Phillip Apollo; devoted son of the late Joseph and Mary Inendino; dear brother of Ann (Joe) DiChristina, Rose (Sam) Cavallo, Rae Zito and the late Dan Inendino; fond uncle to many. Pio served as a Military Policeman in the US Army during WWII. He was employed for many years in the home improvement industry. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 7 p.m. at Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 309 S. Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL. Services will begin Monday 10 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 129 S. Division. Plainfield, IL. Interment Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, IL. For info 815-436-9221. - See more at:


Inendino, Theresa Ann (nee Miller), age 41, loving mother of Nick and Michael, loving daughter of Catherine Donofrio, loving sister of Ronald (Jo Marie) Miller, dearest aunt of Joseph, Ronald, and Jimmy Miller, fiancee of Chris Adamaitis. Visitation Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Salerno's Galewood Chapels (Frank Reda & Son, Directors), 1857 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, with a chapel service at 8:00 p.m. Interment private. For info 1-773-889-1700 

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Inendino, Josephine M. 68, (nee Figliola), beloved wife of Anthony A., loving mother of Vince A. (Terry), Vicki J. (Scott Miller) and Antoinette M. (Duanne) Garrett, beloved daughter of the late Angelina (nee DiAmbrosia) and the late Vito Figliola, fond grandmother of Vinnie, Jonathan, KellyJo and Lynette, dear sister of Leonard (the late Carmela) and Vito (Mafalda) and the late John (Irma Jean) Figliola, fond aunt of many. Funeral Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., from Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge,to St. Cyprian Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Visitation Monday, from 3 until 9 p.m. Info: 708-456-8300 or

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 7, 2003 - See more at:

From Added by Lennis Geiken on Jun 08, 2016 9:42 PM
Lennis Geiken
William R Miller
William R Miller
BIRTH 15 JAN 1834 • VA
DEATH 5 JUN 1896

Married 11/11/1867 Tazewell, IL
Sylvia Jane Rice
BIRTH JAN 1829 • New York
Millie Miller
BIRTH 13 MAR 1866 • Bingham, Broome Co, NY
DEATH 8 JAN 1931 • Aurora, Kane Co, Illinois
Alice M. Baker
BIRTH 19 MARCH 1863 • Iowa
DEATH 29 JULY 1930 • Aurora, Kane, Ill
Added by Lennis Geiken on Jun 03, 2016 12:17 AM
Lennis Geiken
RE: Grace Markham
Grace I don't think even knew a Donald Owens
She was my grandmother and lived on So 4th street in Aurora, IL we seen her often.
Are you talking about Grace Pearl from another family? I know there is one.

There was never another man after Bill Markham that any of us know of

Grace Pearl Baxter
sibblings are
John Wood Baxter 1886–1928
Charles Baxter 1889–
Roy Henry Riley Baxter 1892–1936
Percy Judd Baxter 1894–1928
Andrew Guy "Jinx" Baxter 1897–1964
Elmer B Baxter 1904–1946
Ralph Baxter 1909–

I have more info have to look deeper in my pile

John Bergholm was married twice
1 Marie "Marion" Markham

then to
2 Alice Reynolds

as far as William R Miller
I have to look him up
William R Miller
BIRTH Hartford, Conn

Marriage to William R Miller
11 Nov 1867
Tazewell, Illinois

Sylvia Jane Rice
BIRTH JAN 1829 • New York

two children
Alice M. Baker 1863–1930
Millie Miller 1875–1931

Is this the person you were talking about?

Thank you
Lennis Geiken

Added by Lennis Geiken on May 30, 2016 2:43 PM
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