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Russell Kasper (#47146727)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo History buff. Members of the Rantoul Historical Society. Loves photography. Husband and wife team search East Central Illinois for graves of missing loved ones. Air Force Veterans.
Let us help you if we can. Interested in searching out my family in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. KASPER, RIEGNER, ODENBRETT, SCHELL, SACHER, POLZIN, and THIELE. Would be most greatful for family information from Germany/Prussia/Austria. Have lost all family records pre-naturalization to USA.
Wife and I are trying to document all cemeteries in Rantoul, Illinois area. Elmwood Cemetery completed 2009, Ludlow Cemetery completed 2009,
Beekman Cemetery-Fisher completed 2009, Bethlehem Cemetery completed 2009, Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery-St Joseph completed 2009, Collison Cemetery-Collison completed 2009, Dunn/Locust Grove Cemetery-N. Urbana completed 2009, Elliott Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010,
Hall Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, Harwood Chapel Cemetery completed 2009, Leonard Cemetery-Danville completed 2009, Old Partlow Cemetery-Potomac completed 2009, Oregan Cemetery-Elliott completed 2010, Patton Cemetery-Middlefork Forest Preserve completed 2009, Prospect Cemetery-Paxton completed 2009, revisited and additions made April 2011; Saint Johns Cemetery-Royal completed 2009. Maplewood Cemetery-Rantoul completed 11/7/2010.Eden Park Cemetery, Rantoul, Il completed 11/20/2010. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church Cemetery, Thomasboro, Il completed 3/2/2011. Beckman Cemetery-Flatville, completed 3/2/2011. Meharry Cemetery, Ford Co, Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Farmersville Cemetery, Ford Co., Il updated/completed 4/3/11. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery-Rantoul, completed 5/22/11. As of July 2011: Completed St. Lawrence Cemetery, Penfield, Il Nov. 2012. Willowbrook Cemetery-Fisher, Il, completed 5/15/13. Update all veteran burials at Drummer Township Cemetery, Ford Co., Il, completed October 2013.
I am working on adding obituaries to these cemetery memorials, as I find them at the Rantoul Historical Society: A work in progress, SEE MY VIRTUAL CEMETERIES FOR LIST OF NAMES OF VETERANS BURIED AT EACH CATALOGED CEMETERY. WE THANK THEM FOR THERE SERVICE:).

Jan. 2015: Huge project completed: All Civil War Soldiers buried in Champaign County, Illinois is now on find-a-grave. Documentation on each has been added where available. Check out my virtual cemeteries for more information.
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Mike Serpa
Harvey G. Odenbrett #20835893

A small article and photo of Odenbrett and his Navy Cross in "All Hands," Feb. 1949, Page 57. Click the + to make photo larger.;view=1up;seq=175''

Added by Mike Serpa on Sep 26, 2017 7:57 AM
Penny Wood Spaziani
RE: Deany
Thank you very much for transfering my relatives to me. I thank you for finding them and sharing them with me.
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on Sep 25, 2017 2:48 PM
Gail Herbest
Thank You very much for the transfer of the memorial for Meritt Cuppernell. Gail Herbest.
Added by Gail Herbest on Sep 15, 2017 6:15 AM
Theodor Tesch # 7789487
I will decline your suggested edit on the place of death for this memorial. I have his death certificate which clearly states he died in the township of Lebanon in Dodge County Wisconsin.
Added by CAS on Sep 10, 2017 8:45 AM
George Seitz
RE: Theodore Tesch #7069594
OK - let me know if I should do anything. Thanks for the update.
Added by George Seitz on Sep 07, 2017 5:37 AM
connie barnett
elias martin holmes
looking for more information on elias martin holmes.
Added by connie barnett on Aug 20, 2017 10:53 AM
Paula Evans
My Uncle, Duane F. Eckerty - Memorial# 180028940.
Hi, My Uncle, Duane F. Eckerty 1919 - 1988 - Memorial# 180028940. When you get a chance, can I please have gravestones photos of him? If you find his grave there but no headstone due to his (non-marked) empty grave there, can I please have photos of it anyhow, too?If you were unable to find/locate his grave there, please kindly ask for help there. Please kindly respond for me asap? Thank-you.
Added by Paula Evans on Aug 14, 2017 7:54 AM
Tom Richardson
Gemeroth, Gemroth Gravestones
First of all, thank you both for your outstanding and continuing work with Find a grave and other endeavors to keep our historical roots alive. Quick question, In all your work documenting gravesites in the Flattville, Illinois and surrounding areas, did you ever come across gravestones with the following names or potential spellings: Gemrod, Gemeroth, Gemroth, Germeroth. I finally located the obituary for my 4x Great Grandfather (William Gemerod) and it stated he was buried in Flattville. I have been to Beckman Cemetery but before I knew that he may be buried there. I know it was probably the only one around when he passed in 1896. I would appreciate any help or info you could provide me. Again, thank you for your continued work...Tom
Added by Tom Richardson on Jul 11, 2017 8:01 PM
Theresa Brown

I have been trying to link my families graves and noticed that you have Berwick Keeble memorial. He is one of the son's of my great, great grandparents. Would you mind transferring to me so I can connect and add more info?

Thank you for all your work! It is greatly appreciated!
Added by Theresa Brown on Jul 09, 2017 12:49 AM
Barbara Muir
Re your Photos on Find A Grave
Hello Russell, Many thanks for the wonderful work you and other Find A Grave contributors do by taking photos of Grave Markers. I wonder if your photos are copyright or can I share them on my family tree on I will give you the photo credit eg Photo Credit: Thanks to "Russell Kasper”, Find A Grave Website, Photo used with permission. Many thanks, Barb Muir Gillespie-from Australia

Added by Barbara Muir on Jun 28, 2017 12:49 AM
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