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Tree Leaf (#47481781)
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My health often gets in the way of things but I do check my messages very often and I do my best to maintain current and accurate memorials. (Because of health issues, if I have forgotten to do something I said I'd do, feel free to remind me. I try my best... but I'm only human!)

I send far more edits than transfer requests. This means that I often spend hours looking up extended family and sending those page owners the family links. I also send biographical information, dates, etc. for pages I have no intention of asking for.

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Patricia Leonberger Hooper
Harold August McCready
Sorry about the spelling. I used the family spelling. Herold was also used in the obituary. Thalma was a typo. Thelma was my grandfathers first wife. Thanks for bringing the spelling to my attention. Patricia
Added by Patricia Leonberger Hoope... on May 15, 2015 3:56 PM
Candace Smith
Rosina, Rozina Hastings
I found this posting from 15 years ago which solves the problem....

Rozina Hastings, Illinois

Lynda Robbins White (View posts)

Posted: 26 Sep 2000 4:59AM GMT

daughter of James Hastings and Julia Wittikiend Hastings. Rozina had a twin sister Rosina Hastings. Rozina b. 9/16/1884
possibly died 3/15/1980. Rozina was married to Nathaniel Penny.
I imagine the census taker may have misunderstood that there were twins with the same name and only added one Rosina?????? What do you think? Candace
Added by Candace Smith on May 10, 2015 12:15 PM
Jacob Schaffner
Thank you for information regarding possible first wife Louisa Nelsch. It is interesting regarding the lore of Jacob stowing away to America. It wasn't unusual then I understand. I have posted info you sent with credit to you on Jacob's site.
Added by Coxie on May 10, 2015 10:49 AM
Candace Smith
It's a very interesting story. I have been doing some searching this afternoon and I think you are right about the 1939 date for Rosina and the Rosina that married Samuel Edward Pine is the daughter of Julia and James Hastings. The problem lies with the obituary reference that I came across. who would write that information in an obituary for a 90 something year old woman if it wasn't true and from what I can find it's totally not true. I found one family tree on had the Hastings Rosina married to both Penny and Pine ...Rosina is in the 1940 census I believe as married to the Penny guy. I can't imagine where a second Rosina Hastings would have come from as I cannot find any reference to a marriage or a death anywhere. I'm going to try and contact the person who submitted the obituary. It's on a Illinois genealogy site ...trail of Genealogy or something like that. I am not from Pike County, I live in Savannah Georgia but my brother in law lives in Chicago. He drove down to Baylis one weekend and took a photo of every stone in the Baylis Cemetery because he knows I'm related to almost everyone in there . I am slowly trying to put them all in findagrave but I am slow because I am working on a computer on it's last legs. and I'm also trying to get all of the memorials complete.. not just adding a year and a picture here and there. I think each memorial needs to be as complete as possible so it can be used by people doing research and also be a little memorial to the life of the person who rests there. I think I have about 300 more to add... some of the pictures he sent to me were unclear and I am going to the cemetery this summer and see if I can make out some of the weatherworn ones. I would love to have the cemetery as complete as possible. I know there are many bear either without stone but I am not sure where or if are records of the burial so what I can see with my eyes will be what include. One of my great grandmothers who lived in Baylis all her life kept a journal of deaths and marriages that occurred in the area. Of course it is not complete but I believe the information in it is pretty accurate. She lists a Rosina Pine with a death of 1939 so I have to go with this as being correct information. My computer has not let me look at the list of marriages from my great grandmother yet but I will get that file open and check to see if I can find anything about another Rosina. this is really strange I don't know if the Rosina Penny had any living relatives when she died that would have given the information for the obituaries or if it was given by someone who possibly was really confused. I'll let you know if I find anything else that might answer this train mystery thanks for your interest and help. In your Hastings family did you have a William Hastings.. he was married to a woman with the last name Coss.? They would have been from Ohio with their children eventually migrating to Illinois. Thanks again Candace Smith
Added by Candace Smith on May 09, 2015 11:08 PM
Candace Smith
I was referring to the reference in the memorial for her mother in which you had Rosina' listed. The dates were off there and I was trying to find out if there were two Rosinas or what was the deal. Their marriage dates overlap so she couldn't have been married to both. I have seen a lot of memorials for women that were married twice and they are buried with the first husband but I have not seen one where she is listed with both. That would make one a cenotaph. I am related to the Pine family and since they were early settlers to Pike county, the cemetery is full of them and there connections. This is certainly a puzzle. I will keep looking. I do not live in Pike county but we are going to Chicago in August and I hope to take my grand-daughter down there. She is related to almost everyone in the cemetery but we have no relatives left living. It is great if you have a Pine connection living. My father grew up in Baylis but there isn't much left of it now. Thanks for trying. It certainly is a confusing story!!! Candace Jeffers Smith
Added by Candace Smith on May 09, 2015 11:11 AM
Donna Fraser
Help in Quincy
No problem...happy to help. Poured rain here so didnt get to walk about cemetery but off next week to do that very task and hit the library. Be well

Added by Donna Fraser on May 08, 2015 4:25 PM
Candace Smith
Rosina, Rozina Hastings
I have a question about this person buried in the Baylis Cemetery, Baylis, Illinois. mI see you have Rosina listed as a child of James and Julia Hastings and a wife of Samuel Pine. Her date of birth and death differ from those of a Rozina Hastings who is also listed in the Baylis Cemetery. She was born in 1884.
she died at the age of 95. This is her obit....
ROZINA (HASTINGS) PENNEY - 95, of Baylis, died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday (March 15, 1980) in a La Harpe nursing home. Mrs. Penney was born in Beverly, Sept. 18, 1884, a daughter of James and Julia Whitking Hasting. She married Nathaniel Penney Aug. 9, 1913. He died Jan. 10, 1957. She was a member of the Baylis United Brethren Church. She was the last of her family. She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Baylis United Brethren Church, conducted by the Rev. Clifford G. Phillips. Burial will be in Baylis Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Skinner Funeral Home.
Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - Virginia Hart Collection

There can't be two burial places and dates of death for the same person. I am going to remove the parents of Rosina Pine although they appear in some trees as James and Julia. Do you know who is who and were there two Rosina Hastings???????? Candace Jeffers Smith
Added by Candace Smith on May 08, 2015 8:35 AM
Donna Fraser
Chester Lee Dede
Could you email please...want to send you a clipping found so far. Will go to library this week and check for listing still though.

Added by Donna Fraser on May 03, 2015 4:06 PM
Donna Fraser
Chester Lee Dede
I will check at the library next week and advise you ok

Added by Donna Fraser on May 01, 2015 5:33 AM
Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell
Hodges Family in Perry Cemetery
Thank you for contacting me to make the links for the Hodges family in Perry Cemetery located in Pike County, IL. Please take another look and see if all the changes you requested have been made and let me know if you see anything else that needs to be done. Thank you.
Added by Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell on Mar 23, 2015 1:14 PM
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