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Julie (#47020599)
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Bio Photo I'm a mother of three and grandmother of two. I'm interested in genealogy, travel and gardening. I'm retired and l live in the Chicago area.
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Mike Porter
Sarah Ray
Thanks for the info. I added the info to her bio.
Added by Mike Porter on Oct 17, 2017 7:39 PM
Law-Miller Roots
RE: Sarah Viriginia (Barber) Zimmerman

Thanks so much for the information. I have corrected her memorial.

Best Regards,
Added by Law-Miller Roots on Oct 14, 2017 9:44 AM
Cindy Wiley
Thank you!
Added by Cindy Wiley on Oct 10, 2017 9:14 PM
Alex Snyder
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Hi Julie,

My name is Alex, and I am a historian working to identify several sets of human remains that were left behind when the Odd Fellows Cemetery in San Francisco was vacated in the 1930s.

Photographs of the old cemetery have proved extremely helpful to this endeavor, which is why I am reaching out. You uploaded a photo of an old stereo card of the cemetery. Is this item in your personal collection by chance? If so, I am hoping to get a high-resolution scan. The photo is a very unique view of the western side of cemetery and could help my efforts immensely.

For quick reference, the photo I am referencing is this one:

I may be contacted at: alexander.n.snyder [at]

Thank you for your time!

Kind regards,
-Alex Snyder
Added by Alex Snyder on Sep 06, 2017 3:32 PM
RE: Kusche Edye in Malaga
Thank you for the correction.
Celebrate Volunteerism.
Added by BobBoston on Feb 28, 2017 12:13 AM
The Forestvale
Thank you
Hi Julie,

Thank you for linking Ben with his parents.

Ben is not a direct ancestor mine, so I don't feel it right to manage his site. I see that others are managing sites for some of his descendants. They might want to do a transfer in the future. I have not contacted them but I can sometime this year.

I appreciate the offer and thank you again for linking.

The Redigers (Reidigers, Reutigers) were/are a huge clan originally from Canton Bern in Switzerland. Some of the sons born in the 1700s left for the Palatinate, Baden, and Hanover. At least one of those sons later converted from Swiss Reform to Anabaptism. And so, the family is unique among the Amish-Mennonite clans because most other families (Zooks, Zehrs, Becklers, Burkeys, Oyers, Hauders, Schrags, Gingriches, Hersheys, Stuckeys, Dettweilers, Hershbergers, Hostettlers, Eigstis, etc.) converted while in Switzerland and later left the Alps (mainly to Baden, Alsace-Lorraine, and the Palatinate) due to persecution. Over time, the main base for the Rediger clan was an estate called the Ottenweierhof in Baden, across the Rhine from Strasbourg. It is there that Ben (b. 1848) and his brothers Jacob (b. 1839) and Chris (b. 1840) and their other siblings (and many cousins) were born and raised. Some Rediger branches came to the U.S. in the 1840s and 1850s (mainly settling in Illinois), while others came in the 1860s. Our branch waited until after the Civil War and some of its aftermath was over, immigrating in 1868. They first went to Illinois (Eureka area) and some stayed there (e.g. Elgin area) but many in this branch ended up in Nebraska (Seward Co.) and then on to Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and, later, California (which is also where some IL Redigers ended up).

A little background. All the best, C. W. Sedlak

Added by The Forestvale on Feb 04, 2017 8:34 AM
The Forestvale
Parents for Ben Rediger (1848 - 1943)
Hi Julie,

I see that you are the creator and manager for the Findagrave page for Ben Rediger (b. 1848; Find A Grave Memorial# 73757665) at

We wondered if you could please link him with his parents. His father is Jakob Rediger (b. 1807; Find A Grave Memorial# 19313988) at

Ben Rediger, in your care, was a younger brother of one of my great-great grandfathers, Christian Rediger (b. 1840). The children of Jakob Rediger and Magdalena Schrag (who came to the U.S. in 1868 with some of their children) were:

1. Magdalena b. Aug. 5, 1838 d. July 7, 1917
2. Jakob (Jacob) b. Sept. 15, 1839; d. Jan. 10, 1931
3. Christian b. Nov. 27, 1840; d. Jan. 21, 1932

4. Veronica b. Feb. 9, 1842; d. Dec. 4, 1922
5. Katherina (Catherine) b. April 22, 1843; d. Aug. 3, 1937
6. Josef (Joseph) b. March 13, 1845; d. Aug. 28, 1938 (some sources seem to have his birth in 1847)

7. Daniel (1846-1846)
8. Benjamin b. Aug. 17, 1848; d. 1943 (some sources say in Hoopeston, IL, not KY).
9. Marie (Mary) b. 1850; died in Germany when 9 years old (dates not recorded)
10. John b. Feb. 11, 1853 (one source has month as January); d. Feb. 9, 1913

11. Elizabeth b. April 8, 1858; d. Jan. 11, 1945

Your Ben is in the list above, as is my great-great-grandfather. We thought a link could be made at the site. Thank you for your efforts.

I hope this message finds you doing well. All the best, C. W. Sedlak

Added by The Forestvale on Feb 03, 2017 3:36 PM
Cecil Burns Murdock
Burns Cemetery
I'm a member of the Burns Family. Our ancestors are mostly from Nelson, Washington, Bullitt, Anderson, Mercer Counties. I want to find Philip Burns Grave Marker. He was born Burke Co. NC, died 28 January 1849 Washington Co. Kentucky. Philip was a Revolutionary Soldier. 

I have located the Burns Cemetery, and was wondering who might own it, or is Deeded to someone? The cemetery is in bad condition, and needs attention. Some Grave markers need repair. Any information would be helpful.

Never Met A Stranger
Added by Cecil Burns Murdock on Jan 05, 2017 4:50 PM
Jacob Burns - 38077609
Hi Julie!! I see that you took pictures of Jacob Burns gravesite in Burns Cemetery, Washington County, Kentucky. It looks like not all of the cemetery has been photographed. Do you remember if there were any Rubys buried in that cemetery?

Jacob Burns had two sister, Catherine & Susannah, that married two brothers, Jacob Ruby & Charles Ruby, respectively. Charles & Susannah are my ancestors. I have been looking for their graves for a long times..... and I'm wondering if they are buried with Jacob and Catherine.

Any information you might have and be willing to share would be appreciated!! Thank you!!

Added by LSJRJT on Aug 30, 2016 11:27 AM
Lynnette Mundschenk
RE: Harley P. Roth
You are welcome. I think it is great how we can all work together on this site.
Added by Lynnette Mundschenk on Jun 08, 2016 12:16 AM
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