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rschramsr (#47466087)
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Bio Photo Lifelong resident of northeastern Illinois, I enjoy visiting the cemeteries and searching out headstones, photographing and posting them and trying to weave the links together of other family members in that cemetery or other ones nearby, so that other researchers can utilize my findings. My areas of particular interest are Lake County (where my family started off in this country), DuPage, Kane, DeKalb and Kendall counties, and also Morgan and Scott counties in southern Illinois. I'll also sometimes go out of my "comfort zone" if it's something that looks intriguing.
I try to arrange my photo expeditions according to my schedule and by areas, and of course by weather conditions. I only claim photo requests that I can absolutely fulfill, and try to fulfill them as promptly as possible.
As always, if you'd like to copy a photo, ask permission first in order to let me know how and where it's going to be used, and credit my work. Other than that, I'm happy to help you out in whatever way possible, just contact me.
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Archange Dubois
RE: William Sittler
Thanks for checking on the photo snafu. I will check with the photo contributor. Happy ancestor hunting!

Great-grand-daughter of Philomina Sittler of DuPage County, Illinois
Added by Archange Dubois on Mar 20, 2015 6:18 AM
Jerry Fair
George Russell Steininger
Dear Sir/Madam, thank you ever so much for adding my cousin's memorial to findagrave! I cannot believe his cremains were abandoned at a funeral home. How sad! George was a very wealthy and respected architect in the Chicago area.

I will be sending you a link to George's mother, Laura.


Jerry Fair
Added by Jerry Fair on Dec 19, 2014 6:50 PM
Kevin Conrad
RE: Lydia Conrad
Thanks so much. We really appreciate you creating this memorial and thank you so much for allowing our family to maintain it going forward.
Added by Kevin Conrad on Nov 21, 2014 1:04 AM
Dorothy Cox-Woodruff
RE: Charles Hoagland
Thank you for checking.
Added by Dorothy Cox-Woodruff on Nov 15, 2014 3:40 PM
Kevin Conrad
Lydia Conrad
Per email below, I have submitted edits trying to link grandmother to grandfather, but you are not replying or accepting. PLEASE PLEASE transfer my grandmother's memorial such that it can be properly cared for. Many thanks!
Added by Kevin Conrad on Nov 15, 2014 10:32 AM
Kevin Conrad
Please transfer memorial of my dear grandmother
Hi, could you please transfer the memorial of my dear grandmother, Lydia Steffen Conrad, to the care of my father and I. We know she would really appreciate this as would we. Of course, you will always keep credit for creating the memorial, for which we thank you. But it is important to our family that we continue to care for our own. Many thanks.
Added by Kevin Conrad on Nov 06, 2014 2:26 PM
Shirley M. Strickland
Just looked at Ruth Zanders and see her spouse is another Swanson. Right?
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Sep 15, 2014 4:16 PM
Shirley M. Strickland
RE: Swan Julius Swanson
Now we are getting somewhere. Yes, I do know how many Swansons are married to a Ruth. About as many as August Swansons - ha. So your Swan Julius was married to Ruth Zanders. Correct. I know that this Swan was not married to Ruth Cleveland Herrington Swanson.
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Sep 15, 2014 4:09 PM
Shirley M. Strickland
Swan Julius Swanson
Good Morning, Something is bothering me about Swan and Ruth. I pulled up the Medical Certificate of Death for Swan Julius Swanson with the same dates as on the memorial and it indicates that he was buried in Fairview Cemetery in De Kalb County. Surely there cannot be two persons with the same name and dates of birth and death. What do you think? What bothered me to begin with was the ages on census records. They never quite matched. This report list his parents as Julius and Carolina Carlson with a son Robert Swanson, Malta, IL.
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Sep 07, 2014 10:57 AM
Pat Shaw
Ira Minard headstone
Hi, I looked and it is on the big one! In the center is the info for Ira and Sarah then below is the name MINARD and under that there is an inscription that I can not read even on zoom it is down almost on ground level. Hope you can read it, appreciate it and thanks.
Added by Pat Shaw on Sep 07, 2014 9:20 AM
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