Even as a child cemeteries have fascinated me. I remember begging my Mom to drop my brother and I off at the Lexington Cemetery while she ran errands, so we could look at all the different headstones. I have even been known to take side-trips to little "off the road" cemeteries just to see the old stones. Of course, this gradually turned into seeking out my "family tree". Unfortunately, I didn't get serious about genealogy until around 1997 when my daughter needed some genealogy information" for a school project. As most of the relative that "knew" the information had passed, I have been slowly piecing together many generations of my family tree.
I found "Find A Grave" when I was doing genealogical research and lo and behold someone I had been "stuck on" was listed with a photo of their headstone!. I was excited to say the least! Since then, I have been trying to do my part here by listing relatives and taking photos of headstones when time allows.
The main names in my family are as follows:
(Paternal - Mainly Central Illinois, France, Germany) Moncelle, Harms, Reinholtz, Grove, Neirgarth, Brooks, Geiger
Name: Colclasure I was doing genealogy research and thank you for the posting of an Allen grave marker. I'd also invite you to look for the Colclasure clan page on Facebook. Members there are interested in relationships of people with spellings other than "Colclasure."
Adding a link I'm new to this but I can provide info on some of the Kent family.. CPT George W & Mary Paul Kent of Gridley IL... My grandfather Arthur Lincoln & Mary Eva Freed Kent moved to SW MO in 1890's & are buried in IOOF cemetery in Golden City MO...As youngest surviving cousin of that branch can you let me know how to add information? Thx, FKT
I have recently claimed your photo requests for Hinshaws at Hinshaw Cemetery in Danvers. It looks like the cemetery is on a family farm. Before I walk up to their door, I was just going to ask if you are related at all, which may help my entree?
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relatves Hello, Teri. I'm very happy to find your site here this morning. I so often come across your name while searching for ancestors of mine and figured we must be related some way. So that would be thru the GROVE tribe. Margaret Eva Wright (Grove) was my 3rd great grandmother and Wm Henry Grove was a gr gr uncle, so am twice related to Grove family. You have accomplished an amazing amount of work. Maybe we'll bump into each other in a local cemetery some day. Dave Sparks