I am active in my family association and in assisting my mother in researching our family tree. I am willing to travel to the following counties to assist others in finding family members: Piatt, Ford, Vermilion and Douglas. Will consider other counties based on distance.
Family names looking for: Whigham, Woods, Carpenter, Hawkins, Dorrycott, Yaw and Jewell.
RE: Saphronia A. McNair Whigham #25223378 Thanks Nancy, I just may take you up on that at a point. My Mother's branch came through Washington Illinois. As a matter of fact, my third great grandfather, William Holland, Sr., founded Holland's Grove, which was changed to Washington, in 1825. I'd like to get up to that area at a point and see the area. Carolyn
I apologize for this mistake. We made this mistake several years ago when my late husband and I were out searching the cemeteries. I have removed the photo. Because I am ill, I haven't been out since that time. If you will put in your request again, one of the volunteers will be glad to assist you. Thank you for calling this to my attention and again, I apologize for this error.
RE: Y W Dorrycott I tried to verify before posting. I saw the dates for death matched and thought maybe the person creating the memorial may have transcribed the first initial wrong. I will be back in the cemetery again soon and will look around more, but this was the only Dorrycott I found when looking the other day. If you don't feel this is a correct post I will be more than happy to remove the photo. I try to be as accurate as I can. Thanks
Benjamin F. Wiggins #42284221 Thanks for accepting the multitude of edits I submitted. However I see Benjamin's year of death hasn't been changed to 1881 as I requested? Only the birth year changed. Did you disagree with that year or maybe it was just an oversight?
Benjamin F. Wiggins #42284221 I tried to find an "official" list of burials at this cemetery as I often do to find info, but was unable to find one. Also wanted to say Keep up the good work!! See you've contributed a lot.
Benjamin F. Wiggins #42284221 Dear Nancy - I have been linking up several generations of some extended family using a Tree done professionally in 1954 from family bibles. Everything has been in sync with over a hundred members, but this one key person has a couple things that are a bit off. His second name is Franklin, whereas your page says S., and his birth year is supposed to be 1813, month & day are right, and his death year is 1881, other numbers right here too. Also supported by the fact that the page for his wife, Louisa #42284235 shows a matching headstone, and she is in this Tree so it all points to him being the right person. It does appear that his stone is badly worn and might have been tough to read.Louisa was his 2nd wife, my family is tied to his first. I held back on submitting the spousal links until the info corresponds properly. Do you think this can be fixed? Thanks for your kind attention.
I submitted a correction for the above person. Her number is #72131255.
The text on the tombstone is in German and is difficult to read if you are not familiar with German letters. Her name should be Engel Gesine (maiden name Ritterbusch)Ackermann. [I forgot to mention the double m in my correction sent.]
There was no place to give the reason to correct the name so I write you now to explain.
She was born Engel Gesine Ritterbusch to Johann Frederich Ritterbusch and Johanne Justine Louise Kleinhans. She was born in Upschört, Ostfriesland, Germany.
I am researching the Ritterbusch family because her mother Johanne Justine Louise Kleinhans is the sister of my step great grandmother, Johann Marie Caroline Kleinhans.
I can write a lot about her for a biography if you would like to transfer her to me. If you are interested, let me know and I will request it by the share button.
Please change her name to Engel Gesine (Ritterbusch) Achermann for the reasons above.
Please change the surname spelling of her husband, Herman L. Ackerman #72131254 to Ackermann also.