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Barbara Ann (#47460990)
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Bio Photo If I have any errors on any memorial pages or if you have any further info, please contact me. I try to have accurate and RESPECTFUL memorial pages.

Just because you can add a death certificate to a memorial page, does not mean that you should.

When leaving a virtual flower, please do not leave any on my pages that MOVE AROUND. I feel that they detract from the person's memorial page and draw the attention to YOU.

If you are requesting an edit to a memorial page, please click on the edit tab. If I am not related or have any special relationship with the loved one, then I will transfer.

I thank the many people who help me to make Find-A-Grave accurate. I especially am grateful for those folks who are the photo volunteers.

God bless-
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Connie Clark
RE: Henry Riemann
You are very welcome , Wayne went out the other day and took photos. Glad to help you.
Best Wishes, Wayne and Connie
Added by Connie Clark on Nov 09, 2016 6:12 PM
Plot Location Source
In reference to Memorial # 98859606- Louise Brockman, Could you tell me where you got this information from: Plot: ID#63, Plot 182 Lot E.

The cemetery is telling me they have no record of her being buried in that location. I am trying to locate Louise to be sure her resting place is marked.
Thank you for any assistance you can offer-
Teresa Sabol - Louise is my Husband's Great Aunt
Added by tsabol on Oct 03, 2016 3:14 PM
Lowe @ StL Calvary

I have posted the picture for her and the others in the lot.

Please see the caption for lot information.

Added by Kathie on Sep 13, 2016 7:06 AM
RE: Lynn-could you answer this
Glad I could help! :)

Added by Lynn on Sep 12, 2016 9:00 PM
RE: Lynn-could you answer this
Hi Barbara,

My favorite source, believe it or not, is probably the U.S. census. There is a lot of information there if you really examine it and look for details.

You can trace a family's movements by when and where their children were born; you can see what occupations the people listed; the 1880 and 1900 tell how many children were born and how many were still living at that time; you can get approximate marriage years from the census taken in 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930; some census years give immigration and naturalization dates; etc., etc.

It's always good to check the other people listed on a page or two before and after the ones you are researching to see if they were related. Rural families tended to set up homesteads close to their parents and/or siblings.

Since there are so many errors on the census, I like to write out the findings from as many different years as I can find for a person or family and then compare them to each other. You tend to spot the correct information better that way. You'll also see that people were frequently listed by their middle names on some years.

If you're working on people from Missouri, the state archives have a fantastic website for death certificates issued from 1910 to 1965. Those are goldmines of information if you read every line carefully. You have to spell the name exactly like the state has it recorded, so be sure to try several variations if what you want doesn't come up right away. Cut and paste this address: is a free on-line resource that's very good. They have World War I draft registration cards, which are a great source, and a lot of other marriage, birth and death records. Their address is

Old newspapers are a wonderful source of information, but not available for every location. The St. Louis County Library has a free on-line source if you are a member. If you have a library card number, enter it and look for "Electronic Resources" and then click on "Databases" under that. Access Newspapers is my favorite, but they don't have a lot of St. Louis newspapers. On the other hand, I have found lots of Illinois papers that were helpful for my research there. Access Newspapers has papers from all across the country, but some are better than others.

Old newspapers have obits, marriage announcements and birth announcements that are very valuable. Lots of errors, too, but many times they will help point you in the right direction.

Some of my greatest discoveries have come during visits to the genealogical headquarters of the St. Louis County Library. That's the branch on Lindbergh right across the street from Plaza Frontenac if you are familiar with the area. They have old copies of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Globe-Democrat on microfilm and TONS of great books.

The librarians in the genealogy department are really nice about helping you with any questions. If the first librarian can't help you, it's good to ask another one. Some are more skilled than others, but overall they are very, very helpful.

The genealogy library has a lot of specialty books that range from church records (usually very helpful) to cemetery books for individual counties or cemeteries (also a great source). They have a lot of St. Louis info, but also much from the rest of the country, especially to the east.

A lot of information can only be found by going to the place in question. I've been able to answer so many questions at cemeteries, especially if you are lucky enough to find a nice caretaker who has been there a long time. Some of them are tired of answering questions and won't help at all, but many of them are open to helping you as much as they can, even going through old record books with you.

Of course, friends and families are some of the most important sources. Older relatives may be able to provide just enough to get you started looking in the right direction, and many families have old Bibles with names and important dates.

Once I get as much information as I can from as many sources as possible, I try to put it together into a little story so that it is more personal than just a list of statistics. That's the end result that you've seen on Find A Grave.

The more you work on genealogy, the more tricks you will pick up along the way. Keep a list of all the websites or helpful sources you find as you go. Retirement is the perfect time for this hobby, because you will find that it is extremely time-consuming and mentally challenging!

The key is to be persistent. I made a major breakthrough in my direct lineage this past spring that took nearly 30 years of searching. What I was trying to find seemed like an impossible task, but I just kept working at it year after year. The end results were incredible.

Hope this helps a little. Good luck with your research!

Added by Lynn on Sep 12, 2016 1:10 PM
Sarah Capps
Phil Lilley
Thank you for transferring his memorial to me...
Added by Sarah Capps on Jun 09, 2016 6:50 PM
Clara Peimann
Hi Barbara,

Just wanted to explain why the memorial looks like it doesn't match the stone.

The N. engraved on the tombstone stands for her maiden name, Niebling. I have a J. as her middle initial because the middle name she was given at birth began with a J.

I would bet her middle name was Jane, but since I haven't been able to prove that, I just put the initial J.

Thanks for the suggestion. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Added by Lynn on May 29, 2016 10:22 PM
RE: I wanted to ask you a question about this
Hi Barbara,

I remember working with you quite well!

The relative I told you about was George Meseke. I have a couple of photos of him on his memorial (#38204086).

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Added by Lynn on Apr 23, 2016 5:39 PM
RE: Your mother's parents (James family)
Hi Barbara Ann,

Robert L James and Ollie Mae James are buried in the New Union not the old Union in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois. I should add them, as well, as Kenneth Ernest James and Mary James, my grandmother and grandfather.

So you said you were 2nd cousin of my mother's, how is that: I am only asking because it is rare that I find anyone in that line.

Thank you for your time.
Added by red on Mar 13, 2016 10:00 PM
Shirley Stanton
Charles Marion Terrill =7814491
Hi Barbara,
Thank you so very much for sending me the obituary from the 1945 Bland Courier. I am his last surviving grandchild. I met him when he came to California to visit 3 of his children and 2 of his grandchildren. Your efforts were beyond "the call of duty." I will share it with family.
Deepest thanks,
Shirley Stanton
Added by Shirley Stanton on Jan 10, 2016 7:10 AM
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