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Debra (#47324320)
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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

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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Messages left for Debra (550)[Leave Message]
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
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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
Debra - thanks so much for the information about Jane Wilson Wham.

Added by Diane on Jun 05, 2017 2:15 PM
Thank You
Thank you so much for looking for Laura Liston and taking the photo of the area where she is buried. I appreciate your time and energy seeking this burial. Thank you so much!!!
Added by Kelly on Jun 04, 2017 6:59 PM
Mike Salata
RE: Nettie Long Rawley
If you are willing and you are not related to Rawley, I would like to maintain any Rawley that you have in Fulton Co.

Mike Salata
Added by Mike Salata on Jun 01, 2017 6:45 PM
RE: Frances J (Amerman) Gates grave
Thank you you so much....Richard Derrick Amerman is my great-great grandfather....and MY BRICKWALL! I know his parents are Derrick Amerman and Margaret Ranous but can't find absolute proof only pieces of the puzzle. Also need some real proof for Sylvannia's parents Ichabod Hovey and Betsy Scribner.

I requested a death certificate for Richard but Illinois could not find one.

My tree on ancestry is Ansestors of Leona L. Amerman and is public you should be able to view it.

Thanks for taken a look around Cherry Grove for me.
Added by Leona on May 21, 2017 10:57 AM
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