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Ben Jacobson (#47010365)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 2 days
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All edits to memorials can be done through the EDIT on the memorial page. If I don't get to your edit in a weeks time, please leave a message in my message below. This will e-mail me so I can take a look. Thanks!

I currently live in Byron, Illinois, but grew up in Stillman Valley. I also retype out anyone's lists they have put together, and they do not have a desire to post it on Find a Grave.

If you find a Memorial I have created, and they're your family. Let me know! I am more than happy to transfer. The only exception to this is with Brooklyn cemetery. I am the Vice-President of this cemetery, and we are still researching people here and connecting them. If you want a high resolution picture, also let me know.

Photo Policy
I retain the rights to all photos I take, and no one may repost the photos without my permission. I give my permission to family members who would like to use the photograph in their family tree to do so. I simply ask that I am credited for taking the photo.

Transfer Policy
I will transfer immediate family members to those that ask. I will not transfer anyone from Brooklyn due to myself being on the board and we are using this to keep track of people and the info we find out on them as we restore it.

Current Photographing Work
Christian Reformed Church Cemetery - Photographed 2008
Brooklyn Cemetery - Restoring
Byron Cemetery - Photographed
Riverview Cemetery - Photographed
Stillman Valley Cemetery - Photographed

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To Sherry for walking cemeteries for us.
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Jessica Hart Andrle
Brown Family
Dear Ben - Thank you so much for creating the profiles for some of my family members. I am the 4th great-granddaughter of Mary Neill Brown #31403312. Would you consider transferring her and my great-great aunts/uncles: 31403315 (John Brown), 31403393 (Sydnia Brown Clackner)? I also submitted edits to you, but please feel free to ignore them if you transfer them over. Thank you for all you do!! :)
Added by Jessica Hart Andrle on Apr 09, 2017 7:53 PM
April Anne-Dissinger Bell
Grand Detour Cemetery

Do you know if this cemetery has been fully surveyed? I noticed that you created a few memorials in 2008 that were blank or only had inscriptions or a first name but no pictures. I found a mortality document for a great grandfather (John S. Shook) that shows he died in Pine Creek or Grand Detour in 1880 but I can not find any burial records or anything else. One of his sons is for sure buried there (Samuel J. Shook) but his wife's parents are also there (Winebrenner) Just wondering if he may be there but not on findagrave yet.. Thanks for any info you can give me!

April :)
Added by April Anne-Dissinger Bell on Mar 24, 2017 4:29 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 40262400
Based upon work I have been doing on the Brant and Dull families I believe that the person listed as the spouse of Catharine Brant on Find A Grave Memorial# 40262400 is incorrect.

My research indicates that Catharine (--) Brant is the third wife of John J. Brant. Census records show they had 4 children: Charles W. Brant, Jacob Brant, Minnie Brant and Wolds Brant. I found some additional information on Charles W. Brant, but not on the other children.

Other Family members also located in this cemetery are:

1. John J. Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262398.

2. Elizabeth (--) Weighley, John J. Brant's fifth wife, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262401. Elizabeth was previously married to a P. Weighley and appears to be buried with a son from that marriage.

3. Charles W. Brant, son of John J. and Catherine (--) Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262402.

4. Belinda Brant, I believe is the wife of Charles W. Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262403. She is listed in at least the 1880 census as "Melinda".

5. Ulyses S. Brant, I believe is the son of Charles W. and Belinda/Melinda Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262404

If you would like more details to make a determination regarding changing the spousal information please let me know.

Added by SHL on Mar 18, 2017 2:19 PM
Judy Scudder Hook
Would you please add Robert O. Pearson Find A Grave#31719085 parents. Paul Pearson # 161932701 and Marion # 161933094. Thank You!
Added by Judy Scudder Hook on Feb 18, 2017 9:36 AM
Theresa Byfield
Flagg Center Cemetery
First, I want to thank you for all the work you did on the Flagg Center Cemetery in Ogle County, Illinois. Second, I want to let you know I was at that cemetery September 2016 and my husband and I photographed many a headstone there and I am slowly putting the photos with the information that has been provided. I have many family members out there.

Thanks again for all you are doing.

Theresa Hauser Byfield
Added by Theresa Byfield on Feb 11, 2017 8:05 PM
Shawn Blankenship

I should inform you on my error, Sarah Baker was Married to (Blackhawk), Yes. But not Chief Black Hawk. She was married to his son black Hawk who used the English name Stephen Taylor Jr. His father was also know as Stephen Taylor Sr. But he was the Chief of the Suc and Fox.

I have Jr. dying around 1820. Ailey was born in 1819. Jr's sister died in the same year. Sarah's indian name was "Morning Fawn" and Ailey's was "Running Fawn"
Sarah is the granddaughter of Chief Dragging Canoe.
Added by Shawn Blankenship on Jan 10, 2017 6:54 PM
Susan Renfro Anderson
Irene Catherine Griswold
I have been looking for the grave of her husband Elver Myron Griswold II. I see his mother Bessie Burns Griswold which I have linked to her husband Elver Myron Griswold and her parents.

I am reluctant to add a memorial to their son and Irene Catherine Griswold 's husband, since I am not directly related. Bessie is my grandfather's sister.
Added by Susan Renfro Anderson on Dec 07, 2016 1:26 PM
Please transfer this memorial to me. This is my grandmother 31791399
Added by Rcross on Nov 09, 2016 1:48 PM
Please transfer this memorial to me. This is my grandfather 31791550
Added by Rcross on Nov 09, 2016 1:47 PM
Please transfer this memorial to me. He is my Uncle 31791549
Added by Rcross on Nov 09, 2016 1:46 PM
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