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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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RE: Added for Now -
May also had another daughter, Hattie Ibhora Gittings Noland (she is not listed at the top with the other children)
Added by Coleen on Nov 27, 2015 7:12 PM
RE: Added for Now -
She married BOTH Austin Bernard Gittings and Arlington Bernard Gittings - confusing, I know. Arlington died a year after they got married - and they had one child (Arlington Bernard Gittings Jr)

She and Austin had 5 children.

All of the records I have found list her as May Lillian Padberg (I've seen some with Urg and some with Erg and they may be interchangeable)
Added by Coleen on Nov 27, 2015 7:08 PM
Lawrence Stickell
I wonder if you would mind transferring Memorial# 93552017 to me. While I'm not a direct descendent, our great grandfathers were brothers, and as I find more facts about our common past, I'll be adding to the memorial. Otherwise, I'll be happy to submit changes to you.
Added by Lawrence Stickell on Nov 19, 2015 8:32 AM
RE: Lou Ellen Peasley
You're welcome! We are trying to photograph 2 cemeteries right now and Loe Ellen was in Gittings Mound Cemetery. Her name on the headstone is LOE Ellen but the dates and other information all match up. We're trying to get the cemeteries done before the snow flies!
Added by Coleen on Nov 19, 2015 8:12 AM
Karen Ziege Bartelt
RE: Frederick W. Distler
Sorry this took so long. I made the memorial, and would love your photo and the section of Springdale it's in. Karen
Added by Karen Ziege Bartelt on Nov 15, 2015 3:15 PM
Helen Schwartz
George Stephen Yocum
Thanks so much for the date of death, 1956.
Helen Schwartz
Added by Helen Schwartz on Nov 01, 2015 6:40 PM
Carol Genung
RE: Terre Haute cemetery
Hi again,

Oops, I meant to say Henderson County, not Vigo. I am researching in both areas. I see you are researching the Ward family; so am I.

Added by Carol Genung on Oct 30, 2015 1:07 PM
Carol Genung
RE: Terre Haute cemetery

I can't find any evidence that I sent you a thank-you for transferring the Genung memorials to me, so I wanted to make sure I did - thank you! We should compare research and see if we have a connection. I am researching a number of surnames in Vigo County. Please feel free to email me at

Carol Genung
Added by Carol Genung on Oct 30, 2015 1:05 PM
Kathleen (Grubb) Holder
Hattie E Davis (81058323)
Thank you so much for creating a memorial for my great-aunt. Would it be possible to link to her parents' Find a Grave memorials? Father Joseph K. Davis is #66869708 and mother 71921982.
Kathleen Holder
Added by Kathleen (Grubb) Holder on Oct 19, 2015 11:05 PM
Patrice Beam
Ora Groe Lofftus
Could you please add to his site that he had a twin brother Ira Walter Lofftus who died as an infant, grave location unknown.
Added by Patrice Beam on Oct 19, 2015 5:36 PM
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