Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

grandmacarol (#47471874)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 25 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo ***I highly recommend visiting the forums page to keep up on site news.***

Pet peeve: Using INTERNMENT (the practice of placing persons in detention, especially during wartime), where INTERMENT (burial) is actually intended.

Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius

Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 12,778 Memorials Added
 • 12,715 Memorials Managed
 • 38 Memorials/Week
 • 13,587 Photos
 • 11 Photo Requests
 • 122 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 518 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 2 Sponsorships
 • 28 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Aisha, Andrew, Bob Menke, Danielle Lanema..., David Roth, Dennis Hellebus..., Diana, Dorine Horstman..., H Bruce Lammers, Henrietta Cole, Janice, JMW, John Merrill, Karen Key, Karen Kraus Har..., Katrina B, Larry J (Lockha..., Marc Houseman, Mary Ellen (Cha..., MonaBe, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for grandmacarol (668)[Leave Message]
Fred Grunwald
RE: Mario Castelli
You are most welcome!
Added by Fred Grunwald on Aug 17, 2017 4:44 PM
Karen Kraus Harbert
RE: I should have stayed in bed!
I found the Schuster plot! It's on a farm belonging to Roger and Nancy Kueckelhan. We called ahead and Nancy kindly invited us to come on out and take pictures. It took quite a bit of brush-clearing to get to the stones, but we got all 8 photographed. Thanks for your help in locating it! :)
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Aug 12, 2017 7:01 PM
Grace Spears
Sara Ailcie Smithers
I wanted to thank you for adding Sara and was wondering where you got your information on Sara. I am also looking for relations. I am related to Sara and would love to hear from other relatives.
Added by Grace Spears on Aug 06, 2017 12:16 AM
Karen Kraus Harbert
RE: I should have stayed in bed!
Thank you!! The map should help quite a bit. The next time I'm in Cooper County, I'll have to do some driving around to see if I can find it now that I have a better idea where to look.
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Jul 30, 2017 7:09 PM
Sandy Gage
William Smith
Hello ~ Would you please transfer William Smith memorial # 116250904 as I have information about him I would like to put on his memorial. He is my 2nd great grandfather.
Thank you,
Sandy Gage
Added by Sandy Gage on Jul 29, 2017 10:58 AM
H Bruce Lammers
RE: Weimhold date
Stay cool, Carol! thanks
Added by H Bruce Lammers on Jul 28, 2017 8:19 PM
Cindy Beeves
Lavinia Jones Thornton
My name is Cindy Beeves. My mother-in-law is downsizing and found in her husband's possessions, a book owned by John R Thornton, signed August 1, 1939. In the front of the book are various postcards to him, but also a Marriage Invitation to his wedding to: Lavinia Jones, daughter of Mr and Mrs CC Jones, of Pilot Grove, Missouri. I believe she is the daughter of Caleb Jones. There is also a picture of a man with a small child. If you or you know someone who might be interested in these items, please let me know. My email is

Thanks, Cindy
Added by Cindy Beeves on Jul 22, 2017 9:06 AM
St. Anthony Records
You are a genius!! Thank you so much!

Added by Janet on Jul 07, 2017 11:02 AM

I have a couple of questions.

1. Could you tell me why Henry Heimeyer is in the database twice, once as Heimeyer and once as Heymeyer?

2. Could you tell me if the child, Francis, you have linked up is actually buried there? Or is the information from another source? If so, could you please share the source with me? I'm trying to get these different "Francis" figured out.

Added by Janet on Jul 06, 2017 8:48 PM
Roberta Grissum
RE: Viertel edit
No problem Carol. I like to help correct the record when I find sufficient supporting documentation to support the correction. Keep up the good work. Roberta
Added by Roberta Grissum on Jun 29, 2017 3:39 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service