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Cindy Elschide (#47170270)
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Bio Photo Hi, I am Cindy Elschide. I began doing genealogy in 2000. Since then I have expanded my family tree in one place back to 1080 and in others several generations also. I started out with just a few names and now my house is over run with (about 30) 3 inch binders and tubs of papers, folders and pictures etc. I always say I get more fun going to a cemetery and finding an ancester's grave than most people do going to an amusement park and riding the roller coaster.
My husband & I have been known to center a vacation around cemeteries, libraries and courthouses. With visits with family and a little bit of site seeing thrown in.
My father's line includes Brooks & Haybron(southern Ohio); Gandee, Harper, Shafer or Shaver, Tanner, Hinzman, Raines and more (West Virginia); the famous Indian Scout Jesse Hughes who has many things written about his life; and I am cousins with Presidents Washington and Herbert Hoover.
My Mother's line includes Collard (originally from Belgium), Curwick, Kerouac (Jack Kerouac, the author and including being related to Madonna and Celine Dion); Newells' from Cambridgeshire England and Snows from East Riding Yorkshire England; Brownfields, Sallee's & Cox from Ohio, and other places of ancestors are Netherlands, France, Italy and more.
My husband's line includes Peter Kappis/Cavis a Germany Mercenary in the Revolutionary War; Peter's son who was the Engineer for the John Bull Train which currently sits in the Smithsonian in Washington DC; Ehlschides from Germany; His grandmother Helen Robertson was born in Scotland (her grandfather died while building the Firth of Forth Bridge) and his grandfather (Gerald McCann)was descended from Irish (Boyle and Corbett)who fled the potato famine to come to Canada.
I had visited the Find a Grave site before but just recently realised that I should have been adding to it--a long time ago! I find it has brought great enjoyment to me to share the photos I take with everyone on the web in hopes that they help others.
Cindy
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"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"
Wapello CO IA starts at 1880
RE: ISAAC BROOKS
How early are these records? Do they have them for Van Buren County too as early as say 1880? His parents last known place was Chequest Twp., Van Buren Iowa in 1880 census. Don't know if Van Buren does or not.
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Jan 06, 2015 6:09 PM
"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"
ISAAC BROOKS OBIT ~~I HAVE ADDED THIS
Ottumwa tri-weekly courier, March 30, 1911
Isaac Francis Brooks was born Feb. 3, 1848 at Athens County, Ohio and died at his home 4 miles north of Floris Sunday March 12, 1911, age 63 years, 1 month and 9 days. He was married in 1869 to Miss Hester Evans in Meggs county, Ohio and came to Iowa the following year, making Iowa their home. To this union was born six children, four of whom preceded their father in death, two dying in infancy and Martha, age 17, died in 1890 and Lutisha, age 30, died in 1906. Two children, Mrs. Ella Holcomb of Leando and Oliver who lives at home survive the father, with the mother, two sisters and one brother, Joel Brooks of Batavia and Mrs. John Bacus of Troy and Mrs. Rosetta Wisenberger of Batavia. Mr. Brooks was converted in the First Baptist church in the year of 1875 and has lived a faithful worker for his Master during this time. He was a devoted friends to both young and old and always had a smile for everybody. His funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. McNair and assisted by Rev. Dunning both of near here. He was laid to rest in the Syhawk cemetery north of Laddsdale. His many friends will miss him and ever remember his kind words and smiling face to all who knew him.
*Thanks John
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Jan 04, 2015 1:03 PM
"IRISH EYES ARE SMILING"
ISAAC BROOKS
Birth: Feb. 3, 1848
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1911
Wapello County
Iowa, USA

WAPELLO CO IA DEATHS BOOK 4 PG 144
BURIAL AT SIOC CEMETERY
Published by the Wapello County Genealogical Society.
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Jan 04, 2015 11:14 AM
Donna Gliwa
RE: Union Corners Cemetery Grant Park Illinois
You are very welcome - Happy Searching!!!
Added by Donna Gliwa on Dec 27, 2014 8:22 AM
Donna Gliwa
RE: Union Corners Cemetery Grant Park Illinois
Hi Cindy! I read your question regarding Samuel Snow and Annie Snow. Sadly, I do not know anything about their lineage. If you have various connections to others found at Union Corners Cemetery, I would have to speculate that they are related to you some how. This cemetery is located, in the middle of no where, surrounded by farm land. The town population currently of Grant Park is less than 1300, a very small community. Perhaps if you have an Ancestry account you will be able to uncover a family connection! Good luck with your researching. Have a great day.
Added by Donna Gliwa on Dec 26, 2014 12:49 PM
JOANNE IWINSKI-MILLER
Albert Walters-Roselawn Cemetery
Cindy, can you when the weather gets better take a photo of Albert Walters in the Roselawn Cememtery for a family member? A marker was just put in place for Albert Walters and he is not on findagrave. I would do it myself but I am in Florida. Thanks Cindy.....Joanne
Added by JOANNE IWINSKI-MILLER on Dec 14, 2014 4:08 PM
mary drumheller
Harrison Cook 62188748
1910 Census Muhlenberg Co., KY Dist 89-22 Mercer RT 1=== Cook, Jessie (Central City) 1872, Harrison son 1922 laborer, concrete block, Walton 1923 farmer, Charlie 1927
Added by mary drumheller on Dec 13, 2014 4:39 PM
Blackco
RE: Charles Rearley
Cindy, I certainly do understand. Thank you so much for deleting the erroneous data memorial. I appreciate you and all the work you do. Happy Holidays. Connie Rearley Blackwell
Added by Blackco on Dec 05, 2014 1:30 PM
Joanne
RE: Rana Bookwalter
I was glad to do it for you.
Added by Joanne on Nov 10, 2014 2:13 PM
Jim
Robert Carsey - Memorial# 128271947
Recently I went out to South Canaan Cemetery to try to fulfill your photo request for Robert's grave. I didn't find a marker for Robert but I did see a grave beside Leo (his father) that was recently decorated but unmarked. Do you know if this could be Robert's grave?

Let me know - Jim
Added by Jim on Nov 02, 2014 7:35 PM
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