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NE MO (#46863367)
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Bio Photo County Keeper for Schuyler County, Missouri.

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DSH
Eliza A Knight Turner / 123667150
Suggested parental connections have been made. Do you have spousal information?

Thanks,
DSH
Added by DSH on Sep 02, 2015 7:49 PM
W. Warder
Glenwood
No problem with searching for Ms. Betker.

Between you, me and Hgs we memorialized the whole lot on Find-A-Grave.

Have a great day!
Added by W. Warder on Aug 28, 2015 10:45 AM
June Phillips
Eugene Lemaire Guilford
Eugene was born 11 Sep 1850 in Covington, Kentucky. I do not know when he died. I noticed on his memorial that it is claimed that he died at age 50 which would mean that he died in 1950, not the date given for his death on his memorial. My records show that he died in New York, but have no proof of that.
Added by June Phillips on Aug 25, 2015 9:35 AM
cecolia Mihalevich
Name Change & other Info
P.H. Stofel is incorrect.
Correct name is : John McNicholas Stofel
Birth/Death dates are correct. Child 4 Months
Grave is at: Mary Immaculate Catholic Cemetery
Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, USA
Father: Peter A. Stofel B:1873 D:1975
Mother: Agnes C. McNicholas Stofel B:1883 D:1976
Siblings: Adrian C. Stofel B:1910 D:2002
Frances J. Stofel B:1911 D:2015
Howard A. Stofel B:1914 D:1996 Paternal Grand father: John Stofel B: Germany
Paternal Grandmother: Mary McNicholas Stofel
B: Germany

Added by cecolia Mihalevich on Aug 21, 2015 10:04 AM
W. Warder
Glenwood Photos
Thanks so much for adding the plat book info to the bio section!

Very helpful!

If I can't find a marker for the memorial for which the photo is being requested I can usually confirm that I am in the correct location by other markers for different people in the same plot and at least provide a lot photo.

You do a fantastic job!
Added by W. Warder on Aug 19, 2015 12:06 PM
W. Warder
McCreary in Glenwood Cemetery DC
The same lot was listed in two different plat books!

Thanks so much for the info. I have corrected her memorial.

Have a great day!
Added by W. Warder on Aug 14, 2015 11:40 AM
W. Warder
McCreary in Glenwood Cemetery DC
Hi -

Uploaded the photo you requested. His wife (?) has a marker in that lot in Glenwood as well.

Made a memorial for her. # 150708605.

Do you have any idea why are they not in the Plat book? Did you find them in the interment records by date?

So confused! Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for all your fantastic contributions to Find A Grave!

Added by W. Warder on Aug 13, 2015 7:29 PM
Larry Bowling
Herbert Sommer Memorial # 46493180
NE MO Thank you for your quick reply. I will be in Des Moines next week and will check the State Historical Society of Iowa Library for his marriage record. I find it very interesting that she was not mentioned in his obituary. Perhaps the marriage was over before his death.

This is the letter from the military and the obituary as found in the 23 Jan. 1919 issue of "The Lancaster Excelsior.


Herbert Sommer Buried with Military Honors

Office of the Chaplain. B.H.No. 68. A P.O. Box No. 780, November 18, 1918

My Dear Mrs. Sommer

It was my sad duty to November twelfth last, to bury your son, Private Herbert Sommer, died November, tenth at our hospital of wounds. He is buried in the military cemetery at Mar-Sur-Allies, (probably Mars-sur-Allier) France. His Grave number is 130-B and will be marked by a cross bearing his name. Your son was given the very best medical attention but his death was unpreventable.
I know that sorrow will be yours when you receive word of his death and so I am writing to extend to you my sincerest sympathy. As Chaplain I visited him during his illness and had prayers with him. I trust also that you received the letter I wrote for him. It will be comforting to you, I am sure, to know that he was buried in a respectable manner, that the service was attended by a military escort and that prayer were said over his grave to the common Father of us all.

Allow me extend to you my personal sympathy at this time of sorrow. May you be consoled by the thought that your son died a noble death in a noble cause for the good of the world. That he had fought the good fight of faith, that death is a phase of life through which the soul passed to a higher stage and that God who is the loving Father of us all can comfort us in our affliction, laying on us no greater burden that his grace will enable us to bear.

Very sincerely yours,
Rolfe P. Crum.
Chaplain

Mrs. Mary Sommer, Downing Mo.

Herbert Sommer was born in Schuyler County, Missouri, November 10, 1894 and died November 10, 1918. He leaves to mourn his loss, mother, one sister and two brothers. Mrs. Elma Bennett of near Downing, Missouri, Levi Sommer of Camp Green, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Loyal Sommer of Glenndive, Montana and many other relatives and friends.

I have another piece of information you might like to add. The VFW in Glendive, MT. is named for Herbert. He had two brothers, Levi and Loyal who lived out their adult lives in Glendive and is the likely reason this was done. Levi was in WW1 but any service Loyal may have had is not known.

Larry B.


Added by Larry Bowling on Aug 07, 2015 7:03 PM
Larry Bowling
Herbert Sommer Memorial # 46493180
NE MO.
First, I want to thank you for all the work you have done on findagrave. Your efforts have been very helpful to the many researchers trying to dig out their family roots.
I have been doing research on Herbert Sommer and his family. I find your post on Herbert very interesting. In the memorial it is stated that he died of pneumonia and he was married.
A copy of the letter the military sent of his death and his obituary are in the Lancaster Excelsior dated 23 Jan. 1919. In the letter from the military it states he died of wounds and his obituary does not mention a wife. I was wondering if you were related and had some personal knowledge of Herbert or the information simply came from an interested person. I can send the information I have if that would be helpful. Sincerely Larry B.
Added by Larry Bowling on Aug 07, 2015 10:17 AM
Krauss/Gronek
Mary Coe.
Thanks for reply. Mary Ann and David are on the 1860 census with last name of Eve. It's appears Mary was doomed to be confused. That's where she got the Ann instead of L. for middle name. It's very understandable why both these memorials where entered by the two of you. I've gone ahead an added the stone photo to your memorial. Yours was added first. She's also suggested deleting her memorial for Mary. There has been connections done to her memorial. But I believe you hold those memorials as well, except one. I'll get back with her and she can decide from there.
Thanks, Susan
Added by Krauss/Gronek on Aug 06, 2015 5:01 AM
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