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Sandra (#47198337)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in Genealogy for several years and enjoy discovering my ancestors.

The Family names I'm researching are:

Barber, Bell, Bethe, Clark, Cluggage, Davis, Esser, Gehret, Gemmill, Gerichs, Halwes, Humbert, Isett, Judy, McCarthy, Moyer, Murphy, Nix, Osborn(e), Riley, Schoedler, Steel, Stewart, Susott, and Whetsel.

Find A Grave volunteers have worked hard on documenting families which in turn leaves a legacy for future generations. If one person reconnects with their family & learns of their ancestral heritage via data, headstone photos or links on the site, then it's all worth the time.

Thanks to the Find A Gravers that have transferred to my account! Especially the ones with the big numbers that feel that memorials belong in the hands of family.

Wishing all smooth sailing with discovering your ancestors with no brick walls in your path.

Peace to all that are here and beyond.

P.S. I post & care for mostly my direct ancestor lines but I do manage memorials in Mount Olivet Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania), Rosemary Cemetery (Sarasota, Florida) & South Whitley Cemetery (South Whitley, Indiana). Please check the virtual cemeteries on my profile for your family, no matter the relation & ask for a transfer.

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LaVerne Greear Bloemker
FAG memorial #66953536
Sandra - thank you for posting the memorial for Nancy Bartlett Wriston in Bartlett Cemetery in Edwardsvill, IL. Do you have any additional information on her death date of 9/25/1854? I am trying to verify the correct date of birth for her son Martin Luther Wriston (Find A Grave # 88975723). It is listed as 15 Sep 1855 in the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 (he died in 1922). Did Nancy die 9/25/1855 instead of 1854, just 10 days after her son was born? Or was he born in 1854? Census records list other dates for him - 1852 and 1859. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Added by LaVerne Greear Bloemker on Jul 29, 2016 11:49 AM
Bill Adams
Daniel Adams Transfer
Thank you so much for the transfer.
Added by Bill Adams on Jul 20, 2016 4:50 PM
Deborah Sitar
Helen McGlone
First thanks for all your hard work! Just thought you'd like to know your memorial for Helen McGlone in the Loper cemetery is a duplicate.
Thanks again...Deborah Sitar
Added by Deborah Sitar on Apr 29, 2016 2:47 PM
Claudia Pawson Goodman
Samuel J McGaughey
Thank You very much for the transfer of my Great Great Grandfather.
God Bless You,
Added by Claudia Pawson Goodman on Mar 18, 2016 12:43 PM
Jenny Calvin
Hi Sandra,

I'm back with another question. I'm really confused about Philip & Margaret. I found Philip in IL in 1880 census listed as divorced, and Margaret is in IN with the children, listed as married. Then I found a marriage record for Philip Gerichs to Margaret Gerichs in 1885, and one for Theodore Lottner to Margaret Gerichs in 1888.

Phillip is in the city directories for 1865, 1866, 1870, 1874, & 1875. He & Margaret are both listed in 1886 & 1887, but then in 1888 Margaret is listed as widow. In 1893 Margaret is listed as widow of Philip. In 1895, 1896, & 1899, Margaret is just listed alone.

So I guess I have three questions: 1) Did they divorce before 1880 and then remarry in 1885? 2) Did Philip die between 1887 & 1888, or did he really live until 1901 as his tombstone indicates? 3) Did Margaret really marry Theodore Lottner in 1888? And if so, then why is she not listed as Margaret Lottner?

Thanks for any clarification you can give me!
Added by Jenny Calvin on Jan 23, 2016 4:12 PM
Jeff Blakley
Gillham infants
I'm researching the ancestors of William J. Krome in Florida and was looking at his mother's side of the family, the Gillhams. I see that you have three infant Gillham boys who appear to be the same individual. The memorial numbers are: 69431962, 69432520, and 69431755. Could you investigate this and delete the duplicate memorials, if any? Thank you!
Added by Jeff Blakley on Jan 18, 2016 6:41 PM
Jenny Calvin
RE: George Gerichs #52162336
Thanks very much! It's so sad that Walter & Marie apparently ended up in an orphan home and then taken in by other families. Emory was in the State School for the Deaf.
Added by Jenny Calvin on Jan 16, 2016 7:07 AM
Jenny Calvin
George Gerichs #52162336
I am looking for more information on George Gerichs. I see in your bio that that is one of the surnames you are researching. Was he the husband of Artie Whetstone, or is there another George? I found Artie remarried in 1908 and assumed George had died, but maybe they divorced.
Added by Jenny Calvin on Jan 15, 2016 8:57 PM
The Goldens
Riley Family
My email is I can send some info to your email, if you send me your address.
Added by The Goldens on Jan 11, 2016 4:13 PM
The Goldens
John W. Riley 44045283
Sandra, Don't know if you've ever found the parents of your John W. Riley as stated in his bio. Anyway, his parents are William Henry Harrison Riley 136950510 and Margaret Dunham Riley 136950683. I am indirectly related and can fill in some blanks if interested.
Added by The Goldens on Jan 10, 2016 6:17 PM
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