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Lynn (#47138895)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 19 days
L Moses
Memorial# 95894433
Hi Lynn,
I think I have stumbled across the mother of Charles Dupy in the memorial above.

I am in the process of trying to run down the offspring of William Russell (b:1826) who is the great grandfather guessed it...Eva Arnold.

The 1880 Federal Census report of William(1826) lists the following as members of his household:
Mary "Diepe" age 30 daughter
Charles "Diepe" age 8 grandson
"Jan Diepe" age 5 grandson, and
Eddy "Diepe" age 2 grandson.

The memorial for Charles lists his siblings as John and Eddie.
I think I may have found Charles' mother. I think she is Harriet Ann Carter, daughter of John Carter and Juliet Carter who married William(1826) after John died and William lost Mary Ann Andrews. The Carters and the Russells were next door neighbors in the 1850 Census. Harriet Ann surely fits with the partial information referred to in the memorial.

Best wishes,

LD Moses

Added by L Moses on May 23, 2016 3:42 PM

L Moses
Eva Arnold
Thanks Lynn.

I also came across something that should be of major interest to anyone doing work on the Robert Andrews family. I was going through some papers from my father and found a Biographical sketch of Robert G. Andrews, son of Robert and Catherine, that was prepared by his granddaughter, Grace Andrews for printing in the Batchtown Pilot, a Calhoun Newspaper of the 1880s. It is about 10 pages long, handwritten, and contains the Doctor's memories of growing up in what became Brussels and the Point Precinct of Calhoun. What's a good way to get the word out to the genealogy folks that I have this?
I can't believe how well written this is!

LD Moses

Added by L Moses on May 22, 2016 2:19 PM

RE: 64528455
Collaboration is fun.. I love a good mystery and with both of us pooling our research we have broke this down in a short order. I just finished with the Indian Creek Cemetery postings. There should be 900 posts now listed for other researchers to find. I sent you a message earlier, please retain the information listed should you ever need more collaboration. Cheryl

Added by Cheryl on May 20, 2016 7:19 PM

1910 Census;
Shows that Francis and Maria both had been married 2 times. She had 8 or 9 children with only 6 living.
There was even a Polly born after Lee and before James.

George and Sylvia lived 2 doors down from Francis and Maria in the 1910 census both married one time and for 15 years. Two children born and living at that time.

Added by Cheryl on May 20, 2016 3:59 PM

RE: Sylvia (nee Webster) Swearingin
Hey Lynn,
Check out what I found on Maria Webster last night.

Still a mystery, so going to census records again.
1920 Census;

Frank head,67
Mariah wife,51
Noah son, 25
Marion son, 24
Lee son, 21
James son, 16
Daisy dau, 11
Harvey son, 5
1930 Census;
Their children living at home,
Noah E., Marion T or J., Harvey A., Daisy Swearingin and Daisy's daughter, Zylvia 23 months old.

Added by Cheryl on May 20, 2016 3:45 PM

L Moses
Eva Arnold
Hi Lynn,
I have been going through the Federal census count sheets and family records along with anything else I can find to prove Grandma Arnold's words about having Step-brothers, step-sisters, full brothers, full sisters, and half brothers and half sisters. Grandma did not lie!!!
Here are the results so far:
William Russell(born 1847) married Catherine Andrews Jun 6,1873. I have the handwritten marriage license to prove this. The census for 1870 shows Catherine married to Ephraim Jones and there is a record of this marriage on file with Calhoun County dated Jul 7,1866. She and Ephraim had a girl, Olive, and a boy, Thomas. Thus these are Grandma Arnold's step relations.
William next married Christina Jane Minesinger May 17, 1877. William and Jane had the following children:
Orval Russell
Opal Russell
Eva Elinor Russell Arnold
Robert Raymond Russell
Lulu Alice Russell
Ivy Adell Russell
These are the full brothers and sisters.
I have been able to document Jane still being alive in February, 1886 from the date on a letter from her brother, William, promising that the cost of a horse his boy wants to buy from Jane will be paid out of the proceeds from the next harvest provided the boy and Jane can agree on a fair price.
William Russell married Maud Ellen Cheney on May 23, 1893.
From this union came the half relations for Grandma as follows:
Charlotte (Lottie) Russell
Judith Russell
Joseph Henry Russell
Thomas Wallace Russell
Marquis Lynly Russell
Mary Ann Russell.

I figured you could point me in the right direction to solve one fly that remains in this soup pan. The records show Eva born on Aug 1, 1881 and I know this to be true from all the birthday parties we celebrated with Grandma. The records show a date of brith for Robert Ray of July 30, 1881. Grandma was not a twin.
I have exhausted Ancestry, and the state of Illinois online lookup function, and Find A Grave trying to run this to ground. Where else would you look?

Thanks for your help,

LD Moses

Added by L Moses on May 20, 2016 3:21 PM

forbes family of Grafton and Alton, Illinois
I admire the bios you have compiled. Do you allow people to copy these into their ancestor's page in I know you are disappointed that FG was sold to ancestry. I would be thrilled to cite you as the author of this carefully executed bios. Either way, good job.
sheryl kindle fullner "Cherry"

Added by cherry on May 16, 2016 10:23 PM

Christianne LaMarsh
RE: Mildred Kronable
Thank you for your kind words, Lynn!

Also, thank you for all your time, research and effort in getting these memorials up and posted!

I will find out Great Aunt Mildred's birth date and get back to you soon.

Thanks again,

Added by Christianne LaMarsh on May 14, 2016 10:26 PM

Dennis Hellebusch
Thanks for the info & all you do for Find-A-Grave


Added by Dennis Hellebusch on May 13, 2016 8:58 AM

Lynn, Dug this out of some old transcribing I had been doing. Could you please add it to his page?Thank you. Cheryl

Died at his residence in Hardin, Saturday, Jan. 20, 1900. Ferdinand Tavernier, aged about 45 years. The deceased was born in Calhoun County, and with exception of a few years spent in France, had lived in the county his entire life. He was married to Lizzie Campbell, of Jersey County who with four children, two girls and two boys survive him. The deceased has been afflicted with hernia since boyhood, in a mild form, but while assisting in hauling in a large seine, Saturday, Jan. 13, he became worse and being unable to relieve himself, called Dr. Flatt who informed him that he was in a precarious condition and an operation would be the only means of saving his life. Dr. Titterington of Jerseyville was called who with Dr. Flatt performed the operation, Tuesday. The patient rallied and seemed to be getting along nicely until early Saturday morning, when he became much worse and died at 11:30 o’clock the same day. The remains were laid to rest in the old French cemetery, just north of Hardin, Sunday, Jan. 27 after services by A. D. Fowler and Hardin Council No. 42 M. P.L. in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing friends. The Herald extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Added by Cheryl on May 06, 2016 9:13 AM

Photos and Bios
Hi Lynn First..Thank you for your great work on Find a Grave! Very nicely done. May I have permission to copy them to my ancestry pages? I would, of course site you as the photographer and any bios that may be attached.
Thank you

Added by DJB on May 05, 2016 1:05 PM

Meg Kostecki
Pohlmann Family Cemetery
There is a small cemetery in the woods at Little Creek Nature center. Little Creek is owned by the Ferguson Florissant School District. I work for Ferguson Florissant School District.

I see your name as a the creator of these memorials. You mention that "it is unknown if the headstones still exist" They DO! I saw them this past Saturday. I know there are at least 5 stones. they are not in great condition but they are there. I will be out there again soon and I will send you pictures.

Added by Meg Kostecki on May 02, 2016 8:55 AM

Robert Eugene Breden
RE: Albert James Ringhausen
My mistake. Do not add their names.

Robert Eugene Breden

Added by Robert Eugene Breden on Apr 28, 2016 6:11 PM

Robert Eugene Breden
RE: Marvin Breden bio
Sorry, I didn't realize the intent of leaving out the name.

Added by Robert Eugene Breden on Apr 27, 2016 6:35 PM

Forrest Bosley Hare
RE: Viola Wilmet Smith Pasley #100962315
Hello Lynn,

Thank you for the info. I hadn't realized that was the case since I haven't run into that situation in the past.

Thanks again for you response.


Added by Forrest Bosley Hare on Apr 13, 2016 9:20 AM

Rebecca Splain
Paul Henry Vogler
Hi again,

Since it seems you have some pretty intimate knowledge of my family, I thought you may want to update my great-grandfather, Paul Henry Vogler. His elder son, Carl, my grandfather, passed away three years ago. You can link his Find a Grave to his father, like you did David.

Added by Rebecca Splain on Apr 12, 2016 7:01 PM

Rebecca Splain
Ernestina Heberer Vogler
Hello! I just noticed that you wrote lots of great information about one of my ancestors, Ernestina Heberer Vogler and I wondered if we might be related. Ernestina would be my great-great-grandmother. Her son, Paul Henry, was my great-grandfather. I'm curious to find more Voglers (my maiden name) in the St. Louis area, especially since my branch dies out with my sister and I. I have no brother. My dad has no brother, and neither did his dad.

All the best,
Rebecca Vogler Splain

Added by Rebecca Splain on Apr 12, 2016 3:20 PM

Edward Johnson
Dennis' memorial
You may keep the memorial


Added by Edward Johnson on Apr 10, 2016 3:31 AM

C Robison
RE: Dorothy Slankard Barwick
Your welcome.

Added by C Robison on Apr 08, 2016 10:27 PM

Georgianna Gray
RE: Thomas McKenna
Hi Lynn,

Thank you for responding so quickly. And thank you for the information.

Do you happen to know where I might be able to view the book on Salem Lutheran?

I'm researching Thomas and have come across another Thomas with similarities. I'm trying either to connect these 2 or prove they are not the same person.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Added by Georgianna Gray on Apr 04, 2016 10:07 PM

Georgianna Gray
Thomas McKenna
Hi Lynn,

I have read the bio that is on Thomas McKenna's page and would like to know the source citation for this information, if you please.

Thank you very much :)

Birth: 1900
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: 1961

The son of George L. McKenna and Agnes Freeland, Thomas* married Eleanor Mueller on 01 Nov 1930 at Salem Lutheran Church in Black Jack, St. Louis County, Missouri.

He worked as an insulator for an insulating company. They were the parents of at least 4 children, including a set of fraternal twins.

At the time of his death, Thomas was about 61-years-old.

Known children: 3 sons, 1 daughter.

Father of:
William "Bill" McKenna
Norman T. McKenna
Carl Thomas McKenna (twin)
Carol Eleanor McKenna (twin)

*Church records have his name recorded as Patrick McKenna when they married. He was listed as Thomas when his children were baptized.

Family links:
Agnes Freeland McKenna (1871 - 1914)

Eleanor Mueller McKenna (1908 - 1971)*

Norman T. McKenna (1935 - 1992)*
Carol Eleanor McKenna (1937 - 1937)*

*Calculated relationship

Note: Double click on photo to enlarge image.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Black Jack
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: Lynn
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44100721

Added by Georgianna Gray on Apr 04, 2016 3:00 PM

Nancy Weitekamp
RE: More on Rose Aceto
I sent you a note on Henry J.'s account. I have a different birth date than you. Different first name for the husband. There was also a first husband. Lived in Iowa at some point. Different place of death than Florida. Louise died in 1967 not 1957 as I remember going to visit her and her husband, Ben, in Calhoun County. Her grandson and great grandchildren live close to where I live now. It is a small world. Please read my other message sent earlier today. Thanks.

Added by Nancy Weitekamp on Apr 02, 2016 9:00 PM

August Pohlmann
Hi Lynn,

I'm a descendant of August Pohlmann. I was just wondering where your documentation came from concerning his parents and children. Would it be possible to get copies of any of it? Where might I write and or visit? My line comes through his daughter Mary Mathilda Pohlmann Wiegand. Thank you for your help.

Added by Pam on Apr 01, 2016 6:50 AM

Albert had another son Friedrich Wilhelm born 1834 who ended up in the same community in Missouri (I find him in the censuses, but he apparently was not buried at Salem Lutheran cemetery) I haven't figured out where he was buried yet. I have not found the Koch's yet in the census, so I'm not sure, but Albert also had a daughter from his first marriage baptized "Anna Maria" in 1826 in Spenge, and it's my hypothesis she is the person who married Koch, but I am far from being certain about it. I have more research to do on this family.

Added by cjjacob on Mar 28, 2016 3:17 PM

Herman Heinrich Benne was born Hermann Heinrich Grosse Benne on 4 January 1831 in Spenge, Herford, Westfalen. I have a copy of his birth record as documentation, and would be happy to send it to you. Also, born in the same town and immigrated to St. Louis, and buried in Salem Lutheran cemetery were his father, Albert Heinrich Grosse Benne, and his brother Johann Friederich Grosse Benne. I believe that "Spwanga" was what was indexed in the Salem Lutheran book of church records, but there is no such town. Apparently the family dropped "Grosse" prefix from their surname when they immigrated.

Added by cjjacob on Mar 28, 2016 11:04 AM


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