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Debra (#47324320)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo 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.

I generally try to add whatever additional bio I can find when I enter a memorial, military or otherwise. I use , marriage and census records, and other similiar types of search sites.

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 :)

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."
~ Garrison Keillor

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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85th IIL Infantry Co D (68)
85th ILL Field and Staff (22)
85th ILL Infantry Co C (86)
85th ILL Infantry Co E (51)
85th ILL Infantry Co A (81)
85th ILL Infantry Co B (73)
85th ILL Infantry Co F (53)
85th ILL Infantry Co G (66)
85th ILL Infantry Co H (74)
85th ILL Infantry Co I (48)
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B Velde
Teis Velde #119158107
Hi Debra - Teis Velde #119158107 was also married to Laura Amanda Himmel Velde - #69359443 She was married to Henry Jacob Velde (Teis' brother) Teis and Henry Jacob Velde # 69358588
Added by B Velde on Feb 19, 2015 2:11 PM
Jim Adcox
Julius Suoker
This person is buried in the Veterans Administration National cemetery. This cemetery is located close to the Hampton National cemetery but is not a part of it. Julius was one of the 22 Spanish American War soldiers who died of Yellow fever in 1899. They are all buried in this small cemetery. A memorial and grave marker photo is posted at Findagrave for the VA National cemetery.

Added by Jim Adcox on Feb 16, 2015 2:56 PM
Terry Rowden
Moore Family in Pittenger Cemetery
Thank you Debra for the changes you made to my family's information. I will add more info on other siblings, etc. as I have time. I only make it back home about every two years so I am thankful for people like you who enter information.
Added by Terry Rowden on Feb 16, 2015 11:26 AM
Wm & SJ. Donath
Jesse Keith
Debra - My name is Bill Donath. I am a historical researcher for the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society in Lincoln, IL. I am currently working on WWI service men. Jesse's name is on a list complied for Logan County in 1919. I need to connect Jesse with Logan County to know that he is the same Jesse Keith listed. All I have at this time I his name on the list.
Added by Wm & SJ. Donath on Feb 16, 2015 6:59 AM
Toni Helvey Schlaefli
Lucretia Anderson
Thanks alot for the memorial transfer. And thanks for all the wonderful things you do on find a grave. it is really appreciated.
Added by Toni Helvey Schlaefli on Feb 04, 2015 4:00 PM
Denice Q
Charles Otis Parkhurst
Thank you for the transfer of Charles O Parkhurst. He is my great great grandmother's brother. Thank you also for taking the time to photograph his finally resting place and placing it on find a grave.
Added by Denice Q on Jan 29, 2015 3:19 PM
RE: Mary Severns Brown
Thank you Debra! Just got lucky--looked at all graves in the cemetery and was thrilled to find her. Thank YOU for taking the time to document her. She is a distant relative of mine and I think the Brown family she married into is also related to mine.

Keep up the good work--you really make it so easy for the rest of us!

Added by dbasile on Jan 29, 2015 9:40 AM
RE: Myrtle Downes # 107939034
I am so thankful that you created the memorials for them. I've been searching for where they were buried for awhile now and it answered some questions for my family. I have one aunt, the second to youngest of my dad's siblings that is still living and she will be so happy to know that I have found her sisters. She did not know where they were buried and did not know much about them as she was not born until 1924 and just celebrated her 91st birthday.

Thank you so much for reuniting them with their family.
Added by Dozard on Jan 27, 2015 6:35 PM
Karen Hill
Mary Elizabeth Rowley # 102510781
Thank you for transferring to me !!!
Added by Karen Hill on Jan 24, 2015 6:35 AM
Suzanne Starling
RE: Bassett
Not sure if I ever thanked you for letting me know about the photos you took of the Waughop/Bassett line. It took me over a year, but thank you so much! Great work.
Added by Suzanne Starling on Jan 21, 2015 3:22 AM
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