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Stephen P. Burke (#46559280)
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I always been interested in cemeteries, and family history. My work on my family history started in 1978. I worked most of my life in manufacturing, starting in Production and eventually ending in Quality Assurance. I retired in 2010, after working for 40 years and doing a tour in the United States Air Force, during the Vietnam War. Enjoy checking out cemeteries and working on my family history. On father's side is: Banister, Bracken, Burke, Mappin, Rogers, Williams. On my mother's side there are Peterson, Johnson, Johannesson, Petersdotter, Sill, Swanson, Edwards, Holmes, Schumacher, and Sundlop, just to mention a few. These families are a mixture of Irish and Swedish, which makes for some interesting times. I am a member of the McDonough County Genealogy Society, and was inducted into the "Sons of the Amercian Revolution" in May 2012.
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Gary Pheiffer
RE: FAG 5773346
Thanks Steve. My daughter got to know Bonnie through her teaching.

Added by Gary Pheiffer on Aug 20, 2015 9:21 PM
RE: Martin Shields - McDonough Co., IL

I can send you the history of the "Ten Shields Brothers from Sevier Tennessee" written by John Arthur Shields. I have been updating it with everything I can find in Find A Grave and other sources. It has some information about Martin Shields. My email address is Send me an email and I will send you a copy of that material.

Curg Shields
Added by Curg on Jul 31, 2015 8:43 AM
charles baumann
RE: Henry Baumann
I do have a question for you, just where was Janet + Henry married at in March of 1941 ?? was it in Michigan or Iowa ? Charlie .
Added by charles baumann on Jul 08, 2015 6:27 PM
charles baumann
RE: Henry Baumann
Yes I am. I am the oldest grandson to Henry + Janet Baumann. Just ask me what you want to know, and I will let you know what I do know of my grand parents. Charlie. P.S. You can email me at as well.
Added by charles baumann on Jul 08, 2015 6:24 PM
Claire Vertrees Freeman
Nathan Bradbury Vertrees
Thank you for the information that you sent to be added to my great grandfather's memorial. Please tell me how you came across the info that you sent, and do you know what years he was a Knight Templer of Delta Commandery # 48? I'm always interested in learning anything further about my ancestors. Thanks for your time.
Added by Claire Vertrees Freeman on Jul 07, 2015 10:04 AM
think these are duplicates
Stephen, I'm sorry I didn't get the write numbers but I was trying to ask you to take a look at memorials 60005461 and 61572477. I think they are both Jessie Hattie Yeager Banister and I think these are duplicate records. Maybe one record could be created that had information from both.
Added by maplehill on Jun 24, 2015 3:03 PM
is this a duplicate entry
I'm writing to ask if this is a duplicate entry of the record you have of Jessie

They are both listed, can they be combined into one?
Added by maplehill on Jun 23, 2015 10:55 PM
Jacki Klawonn
Sending Edits
I am sending some edits to you for plot location of some memorials in Andover Township cemetery.
I am in hopes that with these plot locations listed, it might cause a little less confusion for relatives looking for ancestors in the Andover cemeteries.
Thanks for bearing with me on this and thanks for everything else you have helped me with.
Added by Jacki Klawonn on Jun 15, 2015 4:57 AM
Jacki Klawonn
RE: Clara Peterson Lofgren
It was no problem. I'm just glad that she's been found.
Added by Jacki Klawonn on Jun 13, 2015 3:30 PM
Mary Simonelli
RE: Caroline White Council
Stephen, First, thank you for letting me take stewardship of Caroline Council's memorial. It is very kind of you. I wish you had kept the credit for your original memorial and done a transfer - you were the first memorial, and your name should have remained.

I was planning to consolidate the information from the two memorials, then delete mine, so your name remained on the memorial. I did find Caroline's parents' memorials, who I had not put in her memorial yet, and linked them to her. Did you have other information on Caroline (for example, any bio information)?

Thank you again, for your generosity! Mary

Added by Mary Simonelli on May 20, 2015 10:46 AM
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