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Mary Schatz (#47226744)
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Bio Photo I have been doing my family genealogy for over 40 years. All of my ancestry lines go back to Germany and when they immigrated to the U.S. they tended to settle in Illinois - mostly Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. I grew up in Iroquois County and have spent my adult life in Kankakee County. I am a charter member of the Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society and a member of the Kankakee Historical Society. I worked 15 years for Mound Grove Gardens of Memory in Kankakee, Illinois and assisted the Genealogical Society in compiling the Mound Grove book they published. I am a volunteer at the Kankakee Public Library assisting patrons with their genealogy. Genealogy and local history is a passion of mine. I am proud to be a contributor to Find A Grave and welcome additions and corrections to the information I have added to Find A Grave.
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deanna french
96044103 John T. McIntyre
May I ask for documentation you used in listing the dates for John T. McIntyre? 1832-1955-- would have him living until he was 123 years old.It sounds questionable to me.
Thank you.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Dec 24, 2016 11:13 AM
RE: Matax Bereolos
Not quite sure of the problem...Perhaps I made a typo error?? The document I was using for date of birth and date of death is the Indiana Death and Stillbirths, 1916-1937: DOB 2 Mar 1839/ DOD 2 Jun 1935. I probably miscopied one of the dates. Oops...apologies. Alexandro (Mound Grove)is also her son; I've entered a link but it hasn't been posted yet. Matax (spelled Mataxia) and all of her children are listed in the probate records for Alex G (Tulsa Probate Court). Alex (Alesandro) died without a will and without heirs, so the family went to court to inherit his estate, It's not clear, but Alex's estate seems to have been inherited from his father. I have more info for Margaret E. Bereolos, but the stupid Find A Grave computer is messed up again and won't allow me to sign in. (I start my email address, Find A Grave then finishes the address, then tells that my email address isn't in the system. Aarhh). Flora Randall Bereolos was the sister of my grandmother, Leona Randall Pryor. By the way, I really appreciate how quickly you get to my posts, and I appreciate that you check the in the error I made for Matax. Thanks.
Added by kwilla on Dec 23, 2016 6:29 PM
Laura Aanenson
Olaf Anderson
Good morning Mary,

I received your suggested edits for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Added by Laura Aanenson on Nov 19, 2016 4:25 AM
Christine Brugman
Pearl Depatis date of death
This is from the Social Security Death Index:

Database: Social Security Death Index
Name: Pearl Depatis
SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 60964 Saint Anne, Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Born: 7 Jun 1884
Died: Aug 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )
Added by Christine Brugman on Nov 15, 2016 9:25 AM
Rita rose
RE: Olsen Family
Hi, Mary,

Thank you for telling me about your interest in Anders Olsen's work in Illinois and the congregations he helped found. I tried to research his congregations through the Evangelical Lutheran archives but did not find a great deal so it's nice to hear about your church's interest in the history. His son, Holden, was also a Lutheran minister with a large congregation in Madison, WI.

I do have several notes and articles about Reverend A. Olsen and his family that you and your fellow congregants might be interested in reading. If you can send me your email or address I will send you the information and pictures.

Anders came from a fascinating family in Norway (his brother Ole, was also a Lutheran pastor), he made an excellent and loving matrimonial match with Anna Risetter, and his children all prospered after leaving the farm and graduating from Luther College (the boys) and the girls from Red Wing Ladies seminary and the University of Chicago.

And thank you for transferring the Olsen family to me. I am just beginning to participate with Find A Grave, so that's a good family to start with.

Best, Judy

Added by Rita rose on Nov 07, 2016 1:50 PM
Rita rose
RE: Olsen family
Thank you, Mary, for the heads up. If you will transfer them, that would be helpful. I am just learning about Find a Grave so thank you for the tip. Judy
Added by Rita rose on Nov 04, 2016 2:45 PM
Grace Flynn
RE: State Hospital Cemetery - Aroma Park
Thank you Mary!
Added by Grace Flynn on Oct 31, 2016 6:25 AM
Grace Flynn
State Hospital Cemetery - Aroma Park
Hi Mary,

I see you've added 21 memorials in the last 90 days. Is there no visiting hours? Is there no way to photograph the cemetery? I'm hoping you have an answer for me. Thank you for your time!
Added by Grace Flynn on Oct 30, 2016 7:21 PM
Jennifer S. McBride
Bertha V. Barber 66802161
Mary, Thank you so much for your help! :)
Sincerely, Jennifer
Added by Jennifer S. McBride on Oct 30, 2016 10:29 AM
Jennifer S. McBride
RE: Bertha V. Barber 66802161
Mary, Thank you so very much for researching my request. My email is I believe Bertha may be my Great Aunt on my father's maternal side. I will let you know what I find.
Thank you so much! Jennifer
Added by Jennifer S. McBride on Oct 21, 2016 12:35 PM
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