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Gail Hahn Hutchcraft (#46811482)
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The obits I submit locally, Ford - McLean Counties, Illinois, I have access to more information or have researched the surname.

The surnames:
( all Germany or Ireland, to Connecticut

(all Germany to McLean County, Illinois

(Hamilton & surrounding counties, Southern Il.)

I do wish to communicate if you have more information.
Gail Hahn Hutchcraft
Ford County, Il. genealogy volunteer
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32385124 Reuben B Hutchcraft
While searching newspapers articles for a family member I cam across the story of the death of Reuben B Hutchcraft. It is located here: Image 7 of The Kentucky Kernel, January 16,1919

"Captain Huthcraft Dies Leading Charge Against Hun Machine Gun Nest"

Captain Hutchcraft lead a charge on a machine gun nest after discovering the enemy were beastly drunk.
He traveled a straight line where he was killed twenty feet from the gunners nest.

He was a faculty member of the College of Law where he encourage all men to "Give until it hurt". Somebody in the great crowd asked Hutchcraft, "What are you willing to give?" "I have pitifully little to offer," he replied, quite calmly, " a little money and my life."

Note: I am not related I just found his story and wanted to honor this brave man.

Added by Chambers on Apr 07, 2017 8:26 AM
Rhoda Beck Memorial
Please note that she is not buried at the Richland Lutheran Cemetery, but the Richland Twp Hemlock Cemetery. Please correct Thank you!
Added by KID1971 on Nov 04, 2016 6:07 PM
Beth Bruce
Nannie Hutchcraft and Daniel Stuart
Hi Gail, I see you posted on this page about the circumstances of Daniel's death. Is there more information? Clippings? Are you on This has long been a family legend, but I never knew it to be true till I saw your posting. My grandfather is David, their orphaned son.
Thanks for any further info or leads!
Beth Bruce
Added by Beth Bruce on Dec 28, 2015 4:55 PM
Hi, I'm working on a DAR application and need a copy of the obituary of Lucinda Hutchcraft.

Also do you know if there is a tombstone that I can request a picture.

My email is

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

Bobbi Harmon
Added by Bobbi on Nov 04, 2013 10:40 AM
Huffman, Ervin Wesley Jr. "Sonny"
I have a Sarah J Russell born 1864 for Minnie Beck's mother. I have not gone further with this line yet.
Added by Huffman, Ervin Wesley Jr.... on Mar 05, 2013 12:38 PM
Jonathan Tuma
Hi Gail,
Please contact me at I would like to speak to you regarding Sarah McNickle. Thank you.
Added by Jonathan Tuma on Jan 07, 2013 7:06 PM
Robbie Hayter
William Hayter
You submtted his obit in 2008 with typist notes "undocumented" in IOOF Mcleansboro Cemetery. The notes listed his mother and father. Do you know where that information came from?
Added by Robbie Hayter on May 27, 2012 11:07 PM
Hahn family
Hello from Austria !
I have Hahn family from Bohemia, Linz, Austria - buried in the Jewish Cemetery Linz.
With best regards !
Added by Charlotte on May 06, 2012 5:55 AM
Ron Combs
Aunt Esther
Thank You Gail!
I just entered a page for Uncle Cleo, hopefully I'll get a pic soon of their headstone(S).
Added by Ron Combs on May 03, 2012 11:31 AM
Ron Combs
Hi Gail, so your Grandfather & My Great~Grandmother are brother & Sister?!
Well hello Cousin! It's a small world after all! This searching for Family is incredibly enlightening, at every corner there is more!
So now I have found you have my Great Aunt Esther, she was the first one (of our family) that I remember, doing Family Tree Research. I posted a couple of scans from her work on the Dalton's & Stroh's family tree.
Would you please transfer Aunt Esther over to me also? I have some info. to fill in and can find out from her son whatever I need to finish. Her husband was "Cleo" Swaney, a great guy, loved to fish the river & lake near their home in Wis. he gave me a couple of hand tied fly/jigs when I was there visiting. He should be buried right next to Esther, I have put in a photo request for both. Again Thank You Very Much for Your Consideration,
Sincerely, Ron

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Esther's Memorial# 33054834
Added by Ron Combs on May 03, 2012 10:14 AM
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