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BobH (#47539390)
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I found this great site a few years ago while researching family and decided to start adding local graves. Most entries are for Illinois cemeteries; mainly Bluff City in Elgin, but other cemeteries, too. If I have added a duplicate memorial, please let me know.

Most entries are from grave photos. I am working to get all the photos uploaded, but this is a slow process (probably years). If there is not a photo on the memorial you are interested in, please ask (via edit/suggest a correction), and if I have a photo of that grave I will expedite the upload. Many memorials from 1995 and later are obituary based and there is a higher chance that I do not have a photo. A warning: my photography leaves something to be desired at times; if you have a better photo, please add it.

I do not include names of living persons in obituaries. Also, a reference should be included in obituaries revealing the source.

I am happy to add family link and extra information into memorials. I will generally attempt to confirm the information first, though.

If you would like a transfer, please request it through the Edit-Suggest a correction tab.

I take all the photos that I upload to the site. Pictures may be copied for personal, non-commercial purposes (including adding to, if desired); a small credit would be appreciated (but not necessary).

Most photos include a geotag in the metadata.
This information can be mapped by uploading the photo to Jeffery's EXIF viewer at:

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Shannon D.
Reunite the Family Circle
I would like to close the circle for Leonard Harrison (133643308) and Melissa (Thomas / Harrison) Randall (43707176) and their 5 children:

Alta Florence Harrison b: 4 JAN 1878 in Hartland, McHenry, Illinois, United States
Death: 30 OCT 1887

(63498299) Pending edit
Archie Leon Harrison b: 7 JUL 1884 in West McHenry, McHenry, Illinois, United States

(153125912) Potential (same cemetery as Eugene Harrison)
William Harrison b: 1887 in Slayton, Murray, Minnesota

Married UNK Young
No Date of Death

Already included in memorial:
Eugene C. Harrison b: 19 OCT 1881 in Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois, United States

Elmer L. Harrison b: 30 APR 1890 in Slayton, Murray, Minnesota
Added by Shannon D. on Nov 30, 2015 10:52 PM
Melissa (Tolene) Rura
I'll look. I don't have anything right now. I am related to the Zellers.

There is this record but I have no way to connect him to it.
Name: Charles S Mixer
Residence: Saugatuck, Allegan, Michigan
Class: 2
Congressional District: 2nd
Age on 1 July 1863: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Race: White
Place of Birth: New Hampshire

I also can't find a marriage for him and Julia but they are in the census together 1870.

Name: Chas F Mixer
Age in 1870: 48
Birth Year: abt 1822
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Home in 1870: Elgin, Kane, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Elgin
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Chas F Mixer 48
Julia Mixer 35
Eugene Smith 17
Cora S Smith 14
Sophia Ponsor 19
Augusta Swansor 20
Charlotte Peterson 30
Hannah Coughlin 20
Anne Tabor 35

But there is a marriage for Louise and Charles he is also her second husband:
Name: Charles S Mixer
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 9 Feb 1885
Marriage Place: Kane, Illinois, USA
Spouse Name: Louise Crego
Spouse Gender: Female

I also sent you some edits for Julia's sister Emma. I think her husband went to Nebraska..Find A Grave Memorial# 15158334

Thank you for all you do.

Added by Melissa (Tolene) Rura on Nov 30, 2015 10:19 AM
John Wilson
RE: Marcus Child
Thank you Bob. I looked at your addition, and it's just perfect.

If the family did add Marcus' name to the headstone then that would be a touching gesture. It leaves no doubt for us that he was Chloe's husband.
Added by John Wilson on Nov 24, 2015 4:40 PM
Sandie Schwarz
Henry Galske
Thank you Bob for your recent photos you have added to the memorial of Henry Galske and his wife Erma Galske. Henry was a brother of my great-uncle, August, "Gus" Galske, and I have been working on linking all these children to their parents memorials I created. On a side note, I see you have virtual cemeteries for veterans from Bluff City from all the past wars, a great way to record people from the community who served our country!
Added by Sandie Schwarz on Nov 20, 2015 3:42 PM
Ethel Brandt wife of Charles
Hi Bob- Thank you so much for your work and efforts. I really appreciate it. Would you set up the memorial page for Ethel? Her parents were Robert and Rozena Bridenstein.
Robert: #58163689 Rozena: 58163678
Rozena's memorial page has her obit. which shows Ethel as her daughter.
Again, I thank you so much, Peggy
Added by pz on Nov 20, 2015 3:06 PM
Marie Thurman

Please transfer my direct ancestors over to me! I want to thank you in advance! It is appreciated! They are: 113743311 113743318
Added by Marie Thurman on Nov 17, 2015 3:43 AM
Marlene Chaney
Walter and Bessie McLean
Thank you for the gravestone photo for Walter and Bessie in Bluff City Cemetery.
Added by Marlene Chaney on Nov 14, 2015 2:01 PM
Marlene Chaney
Alice McLean
Thank you for bringing it to my attention that I had Alice McLean buried in Bluff City. I had found my error before reading your email but neglected to remove the photo request that was in error. I have since deleted the request for Bluff City and made a new one for Mount Hope Cemetery. All is well that ends well.

Thank you for your help.
Added by Marlene Chaney on Nov 14, 2015 1:54 PM
priscilla ross-fox
I forgot to add
Now I know who to come to for any Bluff City burials! Thanks
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Nov 13, 2015 8:46 AM
priscilla ross-fox
Laura Powers
Somewhere on my pc is the account of what happened. She is in my tree so I've done some research on her with help of a descendant of of this family.
I did not include any of what I know because I didn't really want to cause any problems.
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Nov 13, 2015 8:12 AM
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