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BobH (#47539390)
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What a great site. I found it a few years ago while researchig family and decided to add 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 for deaths prior to 1995 are from grave photos. I am working to get all the photos uploaded, but this is a slow process. If there is not a photo on the memorial you are interested in, just 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 obituaries (in rare circumstances, I make exceptions), but will add excerpts; I will not include names of living persons.

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.

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

Pictures may be copied for personal, non-commercial purposes (including adding to, if desired); a small credit would be appreciated (but not necessary).

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Angie Hetherington
Sylvester McAllister
So fast! Thank you so very much!
Added by Angie Hetherington on Jan 24, 2015 8:31 AM
Judy Peck
Leonard and Caroline Matthews
Thanks for so speedily taking their monument photo!
Caroline is my great-great aunt. It is wonderful to have found their grave on Find a Grave and had a volunteer follow up! Thank you so much!
Sincerely, J. Peck
Added by Judy Peck on Jan 19, 2015 8:03 PM
Melissa (Tolene) Rura
Thank you!!
Added by Melissa (Tolene) Rura on Jan 15, 2015 10:34 AM
Ralph & Grace Movitz
Hi Bob,

Thank you for transferring their memorials to my care.

Would you, by any chance have a close-up of the writing on the monument above their gravestones? I can't read it. If not, would you mind taking a close-up the next time you are at the cemetery? If you are unable to do this, please let me know and I'll put in a regular photo request.

Thanks so much.
Added by Kaye on Jan 13, 2015 11:14 PM
Pat Shaw
Wait Family
Thanks Bob I had a feeling you had the pics!
Added by Pat Shaw on Jan 13, 2015 1:33 PM
Melanie Howe
RE: Matthies family
Thanks, Bob! You are a true jewel on FindaGrave! I believe my great uncle was married to another daughter, Frieda, as per their marriage registration which lists her parents as Hy and Anna Bierman Matthies. Sadly, both my great uncle, William Petersen, and Frieda are buried in unmarked graves in Burlington Union Cemetery. I am trying to get records to validate his service in WWI so I can get him a military headstone but I have so little info I am finding it very difficult. Thanks again!
Added by Melanie Howe on Jan 13, 2015 9:53 AM
Kim Nelson
Jennie Swanson
Dear Bob,

Thank you so much for getting the picture of Jennie Swansons grave and so fast. It is very kind of you to do this.


Kim Nelson
Added by Kim Nelson on Jan 12, 2015 11:00 AM
Headstone Photo
Thank you for posting the headstone photo for Julia Meece. Your help is most appreciated. Sharon
Added by Sharon on Jan 12, 2015 8:47 AM
Christie Trapp
Frank and George Stringer transfer
Thanks for the transfer of these two Stringer memorials. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Christie Trapp on Jan 10, 2015 12:53 AM
Samuel Anderson Civil War Vet
I have added the Block and Lot numbers for the original Channing Cemetery burial for Samuel. The enlistment papers, 1860 census, tombstone and Elgin Gazette all indicated that Samuel was probably born in 1836. Since the sexton records were recopied at one time, it is possible that the age at death was not copied correctly. The Battle of Shiloh was fought at Pittsburg Landing, Hardin, TN and the sexton might not have been aware of that distinction so I have left the place of death as originally entered. Thank you so much for all your work at Bluff City Cemetery. It is appreciated.
Added by LindaE on Jan 05, 2015 1:59 PM
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