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Elaine Moss (#47313173)
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Hello! I live in Oconto County, Wisconsin and am willing to photograph Oconto and Brown County gravestones.
I seem to be drawn to stones of young children and young mothers. Seems whenever I go to a cemetery, I am drawn like a magnet to those that have passed over very young.
Very grateful for the many photos sent my way and hope I can return the favor!
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Timothy Ory
RE: Shaw family of Naperville
Julius is listed in the 1860 census as being 2 months old. He is not listed in the 1870 census. The cemetery records for that period have been lost so it is impossible to verify his date of death.
Added by Timothy Ory on Mar 15, 2017 9:01 PM
Elaine Shaw
Sorry-not me.
Added by Bob on Mar 15, 2017 9:38 AM
RE: Phebe Keefer
Sure, They're on the way. =)

The handwriting on the page matches the first association secretary's handwriting from 1847. The cemetery was called South Ottawa Cemetery until 1894.

Gerry Lynn
Added by GerryLynn on Jan 30, 2017 8:18 PM
RE: Phebe Keefer
You're very welcome. So glad I could help. You could try the La Salle County Genealogy Guild if you haven't already. They're here in Ottawa, and they're very helpful. They respond very quickly to their emails, but aer only open Saturdays and Mondays.

We're in the process of cleaning up Summit View, as it's been neglected for quite a number of years, so hopefully we'll have it done by the time you come down. =)

If I find anymore records, I'll scan them in and email them to you.


Gerry Lynn
Added by GerryLynn on Jan 30, 2017 11:59 AM
RE: Phebe Keefer
Hi Elaine,

I'm not sure whether or not I answered you, so I'm replying again just in case.

I am the new secretary and treasurer of the Summit View Cemetery. I recently collected all of the records from the cemetery, and that included a very very old ledger with the first burials in the cemetery documented.

Phoebe's lot was purchased by A Keefer. It's Block 3 Lot. This is in one of the two oldest sectionsin the cemetery in the South West corner. I'm redoing the maps for the cemetery, and hopefully I'll be posting them in Summit View's web site this year.

The records state that Phoebe died on July 17, 1847, she was aged 30 yrs, 7 mo, and 6 days old at times of death, and that she died during childbirth.

I'm betting she has a stone, and that it's either buried, or illegible. I've been finding several buried stone that the cemetery's Excel file lists as "no stone." We are going to go through the cemetery as soon as I update the records and search for those we think might actually have stones.

Also buried in the same lot as Phoebe was her daughter Frances, aged 5 yrs and 6 mo when she died January 20, 1850. no cause of death listed, but you might be able to find it on La Salle County's mortality schedule.

Also, an Alert C Smith was buried there on February 23, 1853, with no age listed, and cause of death "inf. of lungs."

I just looked up Frances Keefer on the Mortality schedule, and she died of "Typhus Fever" that she had for 3 weeks. She was also listed as living in Rutland Twp in La Salle Count, which is north and slightly east of Ottawa. Summit View was the first public cemetery in Ottawa, and that's probably why they were buried there. The first burial in Summit took place in 1833, and it's considered one of the oldest cemeteries in La Salle County, if not THE oldest.

I did posted pictures of the "Keesler" family headstones in Block 3 Lot 29, and Phoebe, Frances, and Albert are buried directly behind them in Lot 30. Lot 30 is a 20' X 20' lot, and was purchased as a 10-grave lot, but only the three listed are buried there. If you look at Catherine Keesler's photo, the larger empty lot behind it, to the right of the Templeton's and in front of the Howland's was their lot as per the listed lot owner A Keefer.

Hope that helps.

Gerry Lynn
Added by GerryLynn on Jan 29, 2017 4:40 PM
Patrice Beam
Rosa Ray
I have a very small photo of Rosa R. Ray I would like to add to her listing if I can be sure it is the correct one. I know she worked in Rays Photo Service in Lacrosse. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Added by Patrice Beam on Oct 16, 2016 7:08 AM
Make Me A Taco
RE: Thinking of you during this difficult time
I am glad you are out and about. San Francisco is a beautiful place. I am sure you had a fine visit. As to my cousin Roberta, she never did send any family photos. Are you surprised by that? LOL.
Julie :)
Added by Make Me A Taco on Aug 27, 2016 2:15 PM
Make Me A Taco
Thinking of you during this difficult time
Please send me your home address I would like to send a little something to your home.
P.S. If there is anything I can help you with please let me know.
Added by Make Me A Taco on Aug 16, 2016 5:43 PM
Make Me A Taco
So sorry
Dear Elaine,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I will write to you privately,
Added by Make Me A Taco on Jun 01, 2016 11:48 AM
Make Me A Taco
RE: Cyril Ward
Elaine, I am still @
Try typing it by hand, your spell check may be adding the "I" at the end of jkubersk and it will bounce back if it does!
Added by Make Me A Taco on May 29, 2016 7:59 PM
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