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Margaret Sopp (#46619622)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo Genealogy has been my hobby since I was a teenager. I research all of my lines with equal passion.

However, I have the most information on my Sprankle-Sprenkle-Sprinkle family. That is because I research all the Sprankle-Sprenkle-Sprinkle branches. Thanks to the Sprenkel DNA Project, we have learned that virtually all Sprankle-Sprenkle-Sprinkle families in this country are part of the same family. Note that these surnames are also spelled Sprankel-Sprenkel-Sprinkel-Sprinkles. One branch uses the Sprengle spelling.

Nearly all of the memorials I create or manage at Find A Grave are for people who are on my family tree. Rarely do I create memorials for individuals who are not connected to me in some manner. And, each memorial I create or manage is special to me.

Find A Grave is such a wonderful concept, and it is a marvelous resource for genealogists.

Please do not add death certificate images to the memorials I create. I feel that a death certificate is a rather private, personal thing, and it is not appropriate to display it on a memorial.

Also, please do not leave "flowers" with additional information or corrections. We contributors do not receive notification of "flowers" placed on memorials we manage. If you have additions or corrections, use the "Edits" feature.

[To Find A Grave Admin: In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to my cousin Don Ludwig (#48084204)].
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Rebecca Gore
sprinkel descendant
Ms. Sopp,
My name is Rebecca Estes Gore, I am the great granddaughter of John Judson Sprinkel and Sudie Rebecca Graves. My mother Margaret Louise Sprinkel searched for years for the name of Michael Morton Sprinkels parents from Rockingham County, VA. I found your research on Catherine Smith Sprinkel and am very curious to know more. I would so much like to communicate with you in regard to your finding.
I live in Madison county VA. where my mother and father lived and farmed during the mid 1900's. I am a retired teacher of 44 years, I have one uncle and aunt living siblings of my Mom. My email is
Added by Rebecca Gore on Oct 21, 2016 9:04 PM
RE: geneva Cannon #58559338
Hi, I am not the memorial manager on any of these memorials, just photographing the stones. But I did submit an edit to link Carl McLaughlin #129102398 to his adoptive mother Geneva #58559338 and adoptive father Lewis #58559657. You might want to check back to see if they get linked and to add any bio info to clarify.

I have not found his parents on find a grave, Henry & Ella, but will keep an eye open as I photograph this cemetery.

happy hunting, kathy
Added by KLLawrence on Oct 06, 2016 1:02 PM
RE: Elizabeth Keenan #151546417
Thanks for checking this for me!
Added by THarriett on Oct 02, 2016 4:03 PM
geneva Cannon #58559338
Hi, I see you have Geneva's memorial in Coloma cemetery, Rock Falls. I have just added a photo of that plot that shows what I think is another son of Geneva & Lewis Portner. Take a look at #129102398 for Carl F. McLaughlin which says he is an adopted son of L & G Portner.

I hesitated to link him as I don't know the family but thought I would let you know he was there.

happy hunting, kathy
Added by KLLawrence on Oct 01, 2016 2:51 PM
Elizabeth Keenan #151546417
I have a question concerning the details added to 151546417. The write up lists the children of Elizabeth and James Keenan- I including a Mary Keenan- Do you know who Mary Keenan married? I am searching for a Mary Keenan (with a mother named Elizabeth) who married Charles Conley.
Thank you.
Added by THarriett on Sep 28, 2016 10:28 AM
Barry Lavinder
Raymond E. Sprinkle photo
Hi Margaret, I added a photo for Raymond E. Sprinkle memorial (147302428) If you would like to couple Ruby H. Sprinkle (160828149) to his memorial it is now available to you. Hope this makes your memorials a bit more complete now... Take care.....
Added by Barry Lavinder on Sep 17, 2016 6:34 PM
Tammy Anne Beckett
Sallie and James Sprinkles
Hello, I was photographing the Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi, IL. I have a photo of a James born May 4 1870 died March 20 1917 and Sarah born Sept 18 1875 died Oct 31 1949. Could they be Sallie Find A Grave#166635533 and James Find A Grave#102715210? If so I will post the photo.
Added by Tammy Anne Beckett on Sep 05, 2016 6:42 PM
Mary Louise Reynolds
RE: Mary Irene Cassady Shepard #167798677
I was going through Cambridge City and stopped at the public library to check for who would have burial records for Riverside. The librarian said that the records would be at the town building several blocks away. She very generously offered to call for me since it was raining rather heavily. The lady at the town building checked what she called the "lot card" and found that Perry Shepard is listed on his lot card, but no one else is. She said that this would make her believe that Perry is the only person buried in that lot and that Irene is elsewhere. I haven't had time to go by the library in Richmond and check her obituary to confirm that she is indeed at Elkhorn, but it is beginning to look like that is the case. Perhaps the family decided to bury her with the father of her children rather than a later husband.
Added by Mary Louise Reynolds on Aug 23, 2016 6:26 AM
Mary Louise Reynolds
RE: Mary Irene Cassady Shepard #167798677
I don't think it is. I think the death year is just 19-- with a space left to carve the date when it was finally known. I live about 15 miles away, so I will try to get over and check. There's no "office" at Riverside, so I may have to go to the town hall and see what I can find out. I have some commitments in the next few days, so it may be a couple of weeks before I can get back to you, so please be patient with me.
Added by Mary Louise Reynolds on Aug 11, 2016 8:07 AM
Mary Louise Reynolds
Mary Irene Cassady Shepard #167798677
I was posting pictures I took at Riverside, and found that you have the lady above listed as being buried at Elkhorn, but linked to her husband Perry Shepard who is at Riverside. Her name is on the stone with Perry at Riverside. Do you want me to post that picture to her memorial with a notation in the caption that the stone is at Riverside? Or would you prefer that I leave it off? I will do as you wish.
Added by Mary Louise Reynolds on Aug 11, 2016 6:43 AM
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