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Debra (#47324320)
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Bio Photo "If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it." President Lincoln writing about the Union disaster at the Battle of Fredericksburg. December 1862

2010, I am in the process of gathering the soldiers of the Civil War 85th ILLinois Infantry Regiment into virtual cemeteries.

Please email me if you know the resting place of any soldier I have not yet found.

Origins of Companies
A,C,D,K---Mason Co.
B---Fulton and Mason Co.
E---Menard Co.
F---Tazewell and Woodford Co.
G---Fulton and Schuyler Co.
H,I---Fulton Co.
September 2013. I have started a virtual cemetery for Mason County IL WWI Veterans.

2012 Virtual Cemetery for victims of the Chatsworth Train Wreck in my list virtual cemeteries.
2015 Virtual cemetery for victims of the Peoria 1881 Woolner Distillery Explosion

Please contact me if I enter incorrect info or links.

I enjoy taking and posting photos.

Cemetery walking involves planning, time, gas, bees, flies, gnats, ticks, assorted other bugs, dogs, burrs, briars, weeds, tall grass, snakes, scrapes, cuts, mud, dirt, snow, rain, dust, wind, sun, rutted roads, hills and dales, getting lost, and BUCKETS of sweat.

I had to throw my lunch to a couple wild peacocks headed my way. Seems they have a fondness for egg salad.

I appreciate those folks who list their source when posting my photos to :)

Bert Stuart Odle
Please take a look at this little guy's memorial .
I came across his interesting grave while randomly taking pictures in Springdale Cemetery.
Bert Stuart Odle .

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1881 Woolner Explosion (8)
85th IIL Infantry Co D (72)
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Mary Mangus Newman
Could you please tell me where you got the information on her birth, death date and that she was the wife of Robert Newman? Was this on a marker for her? She was my 4th great grandmother. I have tried to find information on her, and obit or anything. In the 1860 Census in Chandlerville Robert is married to Mary and she is 28 to his 26 years of age. She would have been born about 1832. In the 1870 census Joanna is listed in the same household as housekeeper age 24. In the 1880 census Robert is listed with still a different woman.
Added by searcher on Oct 22, 2016 6:41 PM
Stuart Weddle
Nancy Carlock Weddle Mitchell
I see you've done considerable research on Nancy [87389377]. Do you have any additional info on her two husbands [Amos & Mark] or her mother [Mary]?
Added by Stuart Weddle on Oct 11, 2016 8:19 AM
Rev. Clark
Thank you for the transfer of him. His great or GG grandfather was conscripted by the British in the 1700s. He switched sides and fought for the Americans in the Rev. War and was murdered by Indians in about 1813 in Southern Illinois.
Thanks again

Added by RSD on Sep 29, 2016 4:08 PM
Charlene Kimpler
Stewart, Clara, and Frank Rose, Ray and Mary Rose Ray
Thank you for transferring the Find A Grave Memorial Pages for the above named people. I will take good care of them.
Added by Charlene Kimpler on Aug 24, 2016 9:55 AM
Lena Barnewolt is at Parkview
Lena H. Barnewolt (1884 - 1967) Mother. I put up her marker. Parkview Cem. in Peoria, IL.
Added by Shawdau on Aug 20, 2016 7:41 PM
Trout Transfer
Thank you from one Debra to another! ;)
Added by Debbie on Aug 15, 2016 10:03 AM
M (Clifford) Harvey
Sarah Clifford
Hi Debra,

Thank you so much for transferring my g-grandmother's memorial to me. I greatly appreciate it.

Marsha Clifford Harvey
Added by M (Clifford) Harvey on Aug 09, 2016 3:17 PM
John Weese- Smith Cemetery, Fulton County, Il
Thank you for transferring my great great grandfather's John Weese memorial #63595394. You really didn't have to transfer it and you are doing such a great job with all your memorials- and I think I was pretty much done updating it. But thank you for all your help on that one and also other relatives that are in your care. I do so appreciate it.. Thank you- Steve Grover
Added by Steve on Aug 08, 2016 1:54 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello again Debra,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
James Elmer Reed # 113709299
to my care. With your help, I have successfully connected him with his parents, six of his eight siblings, his two wives and his two children. As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jul 25, 2016 1:56 AM
James Earl (Sam) Price
Orsen Bingham Galusha - 115155103
Dear Debra; Please check this out. Is this the sameThe Mississippi in the Civil War Message Board

Mr. Galusha's Bones- Vicksburg Cemetery
By:Hoyt Cagle
Date: 7/10/2016, 10:25 am
A Western paper is responsible for the story that Mr. Galusha, a one-armed soldier, living near Aurora, Illinois, recently found the bones of his lost arm in a Vicksburg cemetery, where they had been buried after the seige. He identified the lost arm by a ring found on one of the fingers and preserved, the ring being numbered to correspond with the number of the little grave in which nothing but the arm was interred.

Northern Ohio journal (Painesville, Ohio) 20 Jul 1878 man. Appears to be, James Earl (Sam) Price
Added by James Earl (Sam) Price on Jul 10, 2016 12:37 PM
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