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Mar Wag (#48205623)
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Bio Photo I've always loved cemeteries. They are such serene, beautiful places---I feel the same kind of peace in a cemetery as when I'm in church. I hope to pass on this appreciation to my daughter. When she was younger and not as busy as she is now, we would take a blanket and a nice lunch and enjoy a picnic near an interesting headstone. I don't want anyone to think of cemeteries as scary places. They're not. They are parks full of wonderful people who were once very much alive, doing the same kinds of things we are all doing, and now they rest and dream...
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priscilla ross-fox
Thank you
For adding the Bartles photo
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Feb 08, 2016 4:49 PM
Willa Monday

Thank you for your quick response and speedy photo fulfillment. I appreciate you giving me the location of the headstone. Thank you again for taking time out of your busy day to help ours.

May you and your loved have a Wonderful Christmas
Added by Karen on Dec 08, 2013 4:58 AM
Tracee Keagle
RE: Baseley Photos
Your photos ARE MUCH better! I love the wreath. And deleting was very easy. Thank you for showing me how! Best wishes!
Added by Tracee Keagle on Dec 03, 2013 5:54 PM
priscilla ross-fox
Thank you
For adding the Slocum photos. It's much appreciated.
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Oct 15, 2013 12:02 PM
Wendy M.
Melvin Nelson memorial
Thank you for the information for Melvin's memorial. I have made the correction.
Added by Wendy M. on Oct 07, 2013 9:41 AM
Just a Person
Marcela Yellowbear
Thank you so much for all additions that you made to her memorial and for the correction on her name. Don't hesitate in contact me if you need me to make any improvement to her memorial that requires my intervention.
Added by Just a Person on Sep 28, 2013 4:59 PM
Peggy Doyle
The Foxs
Are there dates on Franz's headstone? Can you add him to the cemetery listing and add the photo so I can see it? I will have to do some investigating I guess, thank you!
Added by Peggy Doyle on Sep 23, 2013 3:55 PM
Peggy Doyle
RE: Thoms
I do not know of a Franz, I do not know any of Carl's family, have not been able to find them. Depending on the dates for Franz he could very well be a relative, I don't think he is a child of Anna and Carl. There was only the one boy child, Robert, that I know. My Grandparents Adam and Anna Fox and their 2 children were killed when their car was hit by a train on a trip to Southern Indiana (Adam's home, they were going to have his family meet his wife and children for the first time)My Mother Shirley was the only survivor (She was 14 months old) because she was seated on her Mother's lap and was cushioned but she still was in the hospital for a long time. Anna was also pregnant at the time of the accident. My Mom was raised by Anna Heitmann Thoms, her Grandmother who was 62 at the time..Carl died from the grief of losing his daughter and grandchildren. I will look into Franz, I would dearly love to find more family for Carl and Anna, immigration has them coming over separately and alone, I don't believe they knew each other until they got to Illinois.
Added by Peggy Doyle on Sep 23, 2013 7:17 AM
RE: Maria and Heinrich Hillmann

I found Saint Matthew's in Hawthorne Woods, thank you so much.
The obituary for my Great Grandparents 'Voelling'
published that they were buried at the Fairfield Cemetery, and I (unintentionally) added Lutheran. When I asked for a photo of their headstones, I was told they were in the St Matthew's section very close to Fairfield Cemetery. Since your so familiar with the residents of St Matthew's, are the Voelling's at St Matthew's Cemetery of Hawthorne Woods? Like I said, I get really confused about this Cemetery.

Thank you for your guidance and patience.

I know the church has been there for 150 years, and has been under 4 seperate directors. I assumed the Cemetery was on the same property as the Church. I live in Arizona, so I have to imagine some things.

One of the families that I am still looking for is Herman and Melwina (Hillmann) Schultz (daughter of Herman and Marie Hillmann). Melwina died in 1946, but I'm not sure if they were buried at St Matthew's or not. If you see any Volling's or Voelling's buried there, I would appreciate that information.

You seem like a very wonderful person.

God Bless you,

Added by kakoz on Sep 21, 2013 6:27 PM
Peggy Doyle
Thoms in St. Matthews
Thank you for the correction as to the site of Anna and Carl Thoms. I knew as soon as I saw the picture of the cemetery itself that they were not in Fairfield and are in St. Matthew (The last time I went to visit them was at least 40 years ago). I have deleted the listing for Fairfield and created one for St. Matthew for both of them. I did not move the pictures as I did not want it to appear that they were mine. Please feel free to repost in the right place. Also thank you for the obit info on Anna, she was my Great Grandmother.
Added by Peggy Doyle on Sep 21, 2013 3:33 PM
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