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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo "If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862

2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.

Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.

Origins of Companies
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.

2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion
2017 Victims of Peoria Corning Distillery Explosion

Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.

I enjoy taking and posting photos.

Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.

I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.

I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to :)

Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .

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1881 Woolner Explosion (9)
1903/04 Corning Plant Exp... (18)
85th IIL Infantry Co D (72)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (51)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (75)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (68)
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paula Wilson bennett
Wesley Hamilton Murphy
Hello I am a direct descendant of the above listed gentleman and I would like to be responsible for his interrment site. Would you please consider transferring his site to me most of my relation is interred in the same cemetery and would gladly maintain the site. Please advise
Thank you Paula Wilson Bennett
Added by paula Wilson bennett on Oct 14, 2017 10:08 PM
Harold howell
Eliza A. Auxier Herwig
Thank you so much for your kindness, time, day, effort and gas in locating and taking the photograph of the headstone of Eliza A. Auxier Herwig.
I greatly appreciate it so much.
Have a great night and a great rest of the week.
Harold E Howell
Added by Harold howell on Oct 09, 2017 7:07 PM
Dr James Keen Memorial# 136045108
Hi Debra! I posted a photo of Dr Keen to his memorial . Objective is to send home to family

Added by DeadFred on Oct 08, 2017 6:44 PM
Linda John
Sarah Day Davis
Thank you for making the edit. Sounds like you have done alot for our protectors---thank you for your service, as well!
Added by Linda John on Aug 16, 2017 11:56 AM
Grant Clearwater
Thank you for getting the photo for Grant's memorial.
Added by dms98 on Jun 30, 2017 5:35 PM
Scott Hawley
Hi! Thanks for the info on Foster's son. Appreciate it!

Added by Scott Hawley on Jun 30, 2017 4:12 PM
RE: Yaap
Debra, Thank you so much for transferring the memorials to me. I very much appreciate all of the hard work you have done to voluntarily photograph and enter your contributions to Find A Grave. Kate
Added by Kate on Jun 17, 2017 7:17 AM
Karen Hackard
2 Baby Feuchters
Thank you so much for transferring these infant siblings of my great grandfather to me. If you look closely at Emma's stone, you can see two small stones which I am assuming are for these babies. The carvings are hard to read. I will check my listings from Springdale and see if there are more complete dates for the infants. Thank you again.
Added by Karen Hackard on Jun 15, 2017 3:15 PM
Karen Hackard
Hi Debra,
Thanks for adding the siblings. I had requested the repair of the Feuchter tombstone, but it took them forever to do it. When finally done, another Find A Grave member added the info from the other side for Anna, the second wife. The front side still just says FEUCHTER.
I was aware of the 2 infants that died....just never thought to put them up. I also have a death notice for them. I do have Emma's death certificate with cause of death as Peripheral Peritonitis. Yes, that explains her death from the birth of the second child infant.
Thanks for all your work, and transfers. I haven't been to Peoria for 2 years...planning to get back there in September.
Added by Karen Hackard on Jun 15, 2017 7:11 AM
S. W.
Joel Armfield
Debra, Thanks so much for looking for Joels stone. The photos of the area are great. I very much appreciate you going out there. I didn't know he had an unmarked grave.
Thanks again for your help, and for all you do for find a grave.
Bless you,
Added by S. W. on Jun 07, 2017 11:13 AM
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