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Louella Christensen (#47261670)
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Bio Photo Isn't this a great ride we're on? Genealogy is such an interesting and rewarding hobby! I'm frequently amazed (and sometimes disturbed) as I learn more about the daily lives of my ancestors, and the hardships they faced as they immigrated to America and made their way west to Illinois and beyond. And, how DID they manage to raise such large families in the days before TV, washing machines and microwaves???

In addition to working my own family history, I'm on the Sidener Cemetery Board. I'm related to about three-fourths of the people buried in the cemetery! Sidener Cemetery is located in rural St Elmo, Fayette County, Illinois. Since being elected to the Board, I've mapped the cemetery for them, completed a cemetery survey book, finished photographing grave stones, and entered the remaining Sidener graves on FindaGrave. It's been a busy time! We're still looking for photos of people buried in Sidener Cemetery to post on their FindaGrave memorials and for information to help us add family links.

Feel free to use the information and cemetery photos I've added here in your family trees on other genealogy websites such as or in your own family history records. There's no need to contact me directly for permission. Just indicate who provided the photo and that it is being used with permission.

I'm always happy to transfer memorials of any non-relatives that I've entered to their family members upon request. As they say, "Many hands make light the work." It's great to be a member of the Find A Grave community!
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Rachel Boland
I Lorene O'Dell
According to her small obituary Wed, April 13, 1994 Decatur Herald & Review...

Iva Lorene Kirk Odell, 86, Mountain View Mo., formerly of Decatur, died Monday (April 11, 1994).

Services 1pm Thur. First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View, Mo. Graveside services 2pm Fri. Harris Cemetery, Loogootee.

Arrangements: Duncan Funeral Home, Mountain View Mo.
Added by Rachel Boland on Mar 26, 2017 1:26 PM
James Moore
Well it seems since this moore is my decendant...gary is quite wrong...there is a james moore b.1837 ky..died in SD. 1914 who was married to a Martha Walker they lived in moultree...where my line was in Fayette also..1850 census Tn. james is living with Addcock's 1 house away from Walkers...James A. Moore & Martha Cordelia Walker are my ancestors...James is in Sidener Cem. Martha ..Nokomis...the other James M. Moore & Martha is in SD. they have her last name as Walker also.i got a pic. of there daughter who is my grt gm...from a cousin (Lawrence)mistakes screw things up. I do my research. sorry to sound probably the other is related to the hatfields or mccoys..R.W.Gallup
Added by rwgallup on Aug 15, 2016 1:44 AM
RE: Info on Elizabeth Sawry Hendrickson

Sorry. I have researched, but have yet to find Elizabeth's parents. When they are found, I'll pass along the info. Samuel David shows in a death index in Vigo county, IN 11 Mar 1922, but I have not found the burial record. It's possible the death cert associated with this index has the location. I'll pass it along if I locate it.

Added by S B on May 26, 2016 6:43 AM
RE: Cleo and Bertha Downey photos
You're welcome! The pictures are yours to use however you want.
Added by Tina&James on Feb 02, 2016 7:42 AM
Michael Homiszczak
Harry Schryver
Thank you for the posting about my Uncle Harry's death. His brother was shot down in Sept 1944 and was taken prisoner and not released until the end of war. Thank you again !!
Added by Michael Homiszczak on Nov 02, 2015 4:55 AM
Gone Gravin ★
RE: David Stine 144852798
I am familiar with linking, but it won't matter. The deceased is only eligible for one memorial in this case. The marked location supersedes the non-burial entry.
Added by Gone Gravin ★ on Apr 29, 2015 8:58 PM
Hi Send me the necssary infro that I need

Take Care and God Bless

Lloyd E Smith
Added by Lloyd on Apr 29, 2015 5:43 PM
David Stine
Hi David Stine is not actully buried in Sidener Cemetery His ashes were scatter in the woods there is a marker on the back of his father's grave marker
Take Care and God Bless

Lloyd E Smith
Added by Lloyd on Apr 29, 2015 5:14 PM
Gone Gravin ★
David Stine 144852798
Thanks for the heads up. I took a look and found that mine is actually the valid memorial since the other one is not placed in a cemetery. Rather than delete mine, I have submitted it to site admins for merging. It should be resolved in the next two or three weeks. Thanks again!
Added by Gone Gravin ★ on Apr 29, 2015 4:49 PM
Daniel Engeljohn
Engelkenjohn follow-up
Hello, my name is Daniel Engeljohn. I am maintaining family tree information for the Engelkenjohann - Engelkenjohn - Engeljohn family from the St. Peter, Fayette County, Illinois area. I note that you had questions about Edward and Loretta Engelkenjohn. I added some information to the Find-A-Grave page. I am happy to share other information of interest. Let me know. Dan Engeljohn (Washington, DC --
Added by Daniel Engeljohn on Apr 08, 2015 8:59 PM
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