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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: Coming to your area
Looking forward to your email. I can't believe that the genealogy area at the library would get so difficult to use; just hope that I can get into it as I have a long list of things I want to look up. Good old budget cuts? I also ran into a library being closed in Centerville, Iowa that I desperately wanted to use.
Anyway, thanks so much. My best to you and your mother.
Ruth Ellen
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Sep 21, 2017 10:24 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Coming to your area
Well, actually, we don't leave until Oct.1. Plan on doing family research in Iowa for the first few days, then cross the river and have at least 5 counties to stop in, mostly Henderson, Warren, and Hancock.
How do you get around Center Grove cemetery? Is there a cemetery index at the library in Kirkwood (or, is there a library in Kirkwood)?

Ruth Ellen
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Sep 20, 2017 4:21 PM
Camillia Humphreys
Hi Shawdau--

Just wanted to thank you for having made the memorial for my step-GG grandmother, Cammilla Luther, and also for the excellent photo of her grave marker.

When I started working more intensely on our family tree a couple of years ago, it really helped me when I found her memorial on Find A Grave. She had never remarried and kept her married name, and a couple of her children were buried in the same cemetery, so it gave me a starting place to start pull together the pieces for that part of our family.

Best regards,
Ginny Petty, Minneapolis, MN

Added by Ginny on Sep 20, 2017 1:22 PM
Bertha Gerth
Hi, Shawdau -
You have a memorial for one of my ancestors, Bertha Louise Gerth Gottschalk, but her gravestone only has Bertha Gottschalk on it.
May I ask if she is a relative of yours only? She was Pommeranian, from Rosshagen, which is now Rossoszyca, Poland.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 06, 2017 11:29 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
RE: Coming your way
Thanks for your encouraging words. How wonderful that you still have your mother after all this time!
I'm still looking for Carolyn Hildreth Kennedy at Center Grove. My folks found it back in the 1970's, so I'm going to take their photo and see if I can find it. I have a feeling that it's almost unreadable. It's a tall skinny white four-sided stone with an obelisk on the top.

Ruth Ellen
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Sep 05, 2017 8:47 PM
Dennis Bell
RE: Flora Beaver
Happy to help. Flora was my aunt. 1 of 13 siblings.
Added by Dennis Bell on Aug 18, 2017 11:28 AM
I am researching for a relative of William Wheatley.

I need inf. about LaVeta Ann Buell m to Howard paul Wheatley and buried in the Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, IL

Also inf. about Henrietta Clark m to Claude D. Wheatley and buried in the Harris Cemetery near Dallas City, IL
Added by Nedly on Aug 15, 2017 12:52 PM
Carl and Charlotte Carlson
Hi, Shawdau,

Thank you for all your work, especially for creating the memorials for:
Carl A. Carlson (152225461) and his wife
Charlotte Carlson (152225491).

They are my great-great-grandparents, and until I found your memorials, I didn't know his death date!

Would you be willing to transfer them to me when you get a chance?

Diane Blomgren
Added by DBlomgrenBeane on Aug 08, 2017 12:15 AM
Gary Beuschel
RE: Thank You
It's my pleasure to "reunite" families here on find a Grave. I love seeing the families all together again. It's like solving a jigsaw puzzle.
Added by Gary Beuschel on Aug 04, 2017 9:33 PM
Diann Kilby Gravino
Cemetary Photos
I am unable to pull up some of the photos of the grave sites. One example is for William A. Kent from Galesburg, IL. All I see is the broken picture icon. Is it my computer, the website?? Any idea would be appreciated. Diann Gravino
Added by Diann Kilby Gravino on Jul 27, 2017 3:53 PM
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