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Tess (#46890960)
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Bio Photo Hello, My name is Teresa (Keith) Coale. I am the daughter of Alden L. and Alma L. (Eslinger) Keith. My father is the son of Herman F. and Edna N. (Dralenats) Keith my mother is the daughter of Clyde P. and Gertrude E. (Reynolds) Eslinger.

I live in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family my Dad's side Keith, Draelants, Ellerman, my Mom's side Eslinger, Reynolds and Hochstedler. I am also doing genealogy for my kids on the Coale, Cargill, Burris and Scales.

I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

Please when suggesting a correction REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT THE FIND A GRAVE POLICE, But when suggesting a correction or addition to a certain memorial go to the memorial you are talking about then go to the (EDIT) button on the memorial you are referring too. Then if it is something like a birth/death date/place, link to spouse/parents, Name, etc. click on the link for that, when suggesting for something to go into the bio click the (SAC) line. PLEASE this sends a link so all we have to do is click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways you have to click on several links to get to where you want us to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates. I also will not update if I can not contact you to find out where you got your info if I need to ask questions. I like to verify my corrections before accepting them. If you send me a date update by the SAC link it will be deleted and not updated.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?

Remember go to the edit button on the page you want updated. Do not send an email. My email is for information that can not be done through the edit button.
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Susan Renfro Anderson
Minnie A Ellerman
I found Minnie's death certificate. It lists her name as Minnie Lawrence, single. Her parents are listed as John D Ellerman and Caroline Schenkel. The information was her brother W T Ellerman. There are trees on showing she was married to a Herman Heinrich Ellerman(1863-1937). I have doubts that this is correct. Since you are also related to the Ellerman. (My great grandparents were William Bacht and his wife Mary Caroline Ellerman), I wonder if this information is correct. I do not want to list wrong information on my tree.
Added by Susan Renfro Anderson on Mar 28, 2015 7:02 PM
Heather Brown
Allen Franklin Brown
Hi my name is Heather Brown I am the daughter of Allen Brown. I want to thank you for putting him on find a grave. I can try to put together some information about him and send it to you if you would like. I did not know him at all cause he passed away when I was only 2 1/2 months old. Feel free to email me at
Once again I wanna thank you.
Added by Heather Brown on Mar 17, 2015 6:14 PM
RE: Crawford/Edsall

Thanks, Tess.
Added by UNICORN1950 on Mar 16, 2015 10:47 AM
RE: Crawford/Edsall
My gr-gr-grandfather was Mary Jane's brother, James Benj. Crawford (1824-1863).

Shortly after James' death, his widow Patience (my gr-gr-grandmother) moved with her children, including my great-grandfather Will Crawford, to California. Traveling with them was James' widowed mother (my 3rd great-grandmother) Elizabeth Robbins Crawford. Elizabeth had Mary Jane & Bart Edsall's 3 surviving children in her care.

Would you mind transferring Mary Jane's memorial to me?

Thank you,
Added by UNICORN1950 on Mar 16, 2015 9:24 AM
RE: Mary J Edsall

She was my great-great-grandfather's sister, Mary Jane CRAWFORD Edsall, wife of S. B. Edsall. Family Bible records give the dates.
Added by UNICORN1950 on Mar 16, 2015 8:23 AM
RE: Madora Rice Keith
Hi Tess,
Glad I was able to help. I really enjoy the old cemeteries. Think I was lucky with your request; the two Medoras appear to have had newer markers placed. The ones from the 1880s and 1890s are very eroded, and only a few of them are still legible. And it was a beautiful day to be outside.
Added by David on Mar 07, 2015 7:05 PM
RE: Ressie M. (Keith) Heath
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could get it posted. The timing was a lucky chance; I was on the photo request page to post a couple of other photos and I saw your new request.
Added by David on Mar 05, 2015 5:40 PM
pat faulkner
RE: Olin Gilmore # 87059167
Tess When I looked at the stone it looked to me like a D but it is a really old stone. I just went with what I thought the stone said.

Added by pat faulkner on Mar 04, 2015 9:47 PM
RE: Joseph and bird Allen
Ya ,I got in a hurry on that one ,will work on it some more seems Bird and Byrd were family names for a lot of them. Thanks for catching that. Jarrott
Added by JARROTT P. COX on Mar 01, 2015 1:07 PM
Mary Mullins
You have Lucretia A. Robison died before she was born.
Added by Mary Mullins on Feb 28, 2015 11:00 AM
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