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Lois (#47185164)
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Edmund Burke said "People will not look forward to posterity, who never look back to their ancestors." I do believe that is true and have been dabbling in genealogy research on my husband's and my families for about 40 years plus I have a library science background. Between the two and the love of solving puzzles, I love research of any kind. When I found this site I was excited because it is easy to use, has a wealth of information on ancestral burials, plus it's free! I love this site and am on it every day searching or adding information. I will keep working and seeking more information to help our family trees along, plus help others as I can.
Thanks for this wonderful website!

P.S. Please use the "Edit" button to add obituaries, biographies, etc. I will gladly add them!
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Joyce Luttrell (Yankey)
Edmond Hand Messer
Lois, I did receive your email and replied to you by that email address, but just in case you did not receive or it went to your spam folder -- I am resending on the Find A Grave message board.

You said the information that I requested that you add was incorrect, therefore you would not add. What information is incorrect so I can research again. This research is for my neighbor, Irene Stevens, daughter of Zelda Mae Messer, daughter of Hurt Franklin Messer and granddaughter of Edmond Messer. (Zelda Mae Messer married Leroy Curtis Lawson). Thank you, Joyce Luttrell - email:
Added by Joyce Luttrell (Yankey) on Dec 29, 2016 6:15 AM
Karolina J. Schmidt
Hi, Lois. I put up a picture for Carolina J. Schmidt's stone (1838 - 1930) in Peoria, IL tonight and I just wanted to let you know that on the stone her name started with a K. She was the wife of Francis Xavier Schmidt. The strange "tree" behind their stone are actually the wings of a wooden carved angel!
Added by Shawdau on Nov 27, 2016 6:08 PM
Clara Anna Schmitt
Clara Schmitt memorial no. 165664844 you have the wrong cemetery it should be Calvary Cemetery in Cook County IL The city of Steger. I have added a photo of her grave stone that I took today at this cemetery and added John.

Thanks Deb
Added by Xcountryrdr on Oct 14, 2016 2:26 PM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Clara Speck Schmitt
Ah well, hope springs eternal. :)

I guess my next question would be about the source of your information so I can make the edit.

Added by Laura Aanenson on Oct 07, 2016 3:54 AM
Elizabeth Smith
Oops. I guess I was confused by the source you sent for the one edit. Looked it up at the Illinois website but couldn't find anything to confirm.

I don't do much work in Illinois so was looking in the wrong place. Eventually found the information at Family Search.

Will make the change as requested.

Sorry for the confusion.
Added by Festus95 on Oct 06, 2016 7:56 PM
Laura Aanenson
Clara Speck Schmitt

My heart started racing when I saw your requested edits for Clara - are you related?! I ask because Clara is in my family tree...

Added by Laura Aanenson on Oct 05, 2016 3:33 PM
Zelma Stewart
Thanks for updating her memorial. Much appreciated!
Added by MKH on Oct 03, 2016 7:25 AM
RE: Infant Clara Hover # 59853104
HI Lois, You transferred her to me in July and I thank you again for doing that :-) Have a great day.
Added by OliviaD on Oct 01, 2016 2:25 PM
Suzi Scott
RE: Annie Smith 103412302
Dear Lois, Thank you for your response, I somehow dropped the ball (due to illness, and broken bones)I am just now getting back to my messages.

Yes, I can see where you got confused, with so many names, But Annie was:
Annie Laurie Kelly,
She married John Anderson 1930's this who she had her three children with,
then she married Edmond Brace in the 1960's. He passed.
and she married Lowell Smith.
As I remember I just wanted to connect her three kids to her. She was my ex Mother in Law. but a finerlady didn't exist. She was the Best.
Thank you for your help.
Suzi Scott
Added by Suzi Scott on Aug 22, 2016 2:46 PM
George Harger
Mary Rittenhouse Stephens
Your memorial clearly states that she is buried in Old Graveyard. Please provide or post the support for making that statement. Also if you have that for her husband also, that would be appreciated. Thank you.
Added by George Harger on Aug 19, 2016 1:37 PM
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