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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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RE: Kusche Edye in Malaga
Thank you for the correction.
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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
Brian K. O
Mary Belson
I believe that I have found a photo of Mary's headstone. Please contact me :

B. K. O'Connor
Added by Brian K. O on Mar 24, 2016 12:02 AM
RE: Kaapcke Info and photo
Julie, I am ever so happy to help. Let me now if there is anything else I may assist you with.

Added by WalksWithAngels on Nov 20, 2015 9:03 AM
RE: Victor Nicholas Zimmerman
I added his burial location. I can transfer his memorial to you, since your related to him.
Added by gordonphilbin on Nov 20, 2015 4:25 AM
Kaapcke Info and photo
Photo has been added to the memorial
and the info is B - June 6, 1837 D- Nov 19, 1913.

Added by WalksWithAngels on Nov 19, 2015 10:27 PM
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