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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 for deaths prior to 1995 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 generally include obituaries, but will add an appropriate synopsis; without the names of living persons. Please see the Find A Grave policies regarding this.

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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Thank you, what a find (cause of death etc). Fredericke Schuknecht Bohne had parents of Sophie and Fredrick Schuknecht.
Added by schuknecht on Mar 18, 2015 4:47 PM
RE: Sophia Stringer Schuknecht
Thank you for your timely reply. If you obtained the information from schuk1 on ancestry, it was me. The name Sophia Stringer was obtained from Christian Schuknechts marriage certificate in Waverly, Iowa. We will be in Elgin doing genealogy research shortly. Can you tell me where the Elgin city death record is located? we would like to view these records. I had planned on sending an e-mail to the Sexton of Bluff City Cemetery to see if they could find out more information about Sophia and all other Schuknechts buried there. Do the Elgin city death records include all information contained in the Sexton record? If so, I would not bother them.
Thanks for the information.
Added by schuknecht on Mar 17, 2015 11:04 AM
John Miller
Thanks for posting the photo of Lucius Hubbard's gravestone.
Added by John Miller on Mar 17, 2015 5:28 AM
Sophia Stringer Schuknecht
Thank you for posting her information. Sophia would be our great-great-great Grandmother. Could you tell me where you located her maiden name information? We have been trying to confirm this name. Besides Charles and Fredricke, her other children are Joseph and Christian buried in Waverly, Iowa and our Great-Great Grandfather Johann, buried in Seward County, Nebraska. She also had a son Fritz who must have died before 1870. Her husband was Fredrick who also must have died before 1870.
Added by schuknecht on Mar 16, 2015 8:53 PM
Carrie T
RE: Gerlach's in Bluff City Cemetery
Thank you Bob for this information. I'll definitely check with the cemetery office. Kind regards - Carrie
Added by Carrie T on Mar 15, 2015 3:36 PM
Kelem Family
Just noticed that you added all of the family links and added headstone photos. VERY much appreciated!!
Added by Grifs on Mar 04, 2015 11:27 AM
August Kelem
Thanks for making the correction to the typo so quickly!
Added by Grifs on Mar 04, 2015 11:17 AM
WR Coad

Could I convince you to transfer my relatives tome.

Lewis Whitney RIchardson #89553048
Mary A Markham RIchardson #89553047
Oliver Dana Richardson #89553049


WIlliam Richardson Coad
Mitchell, SD
Added by WR Coad on Mar 02, 2015 3:38 PM
Christie Trapp
RE: Stringers in Bluff City, Elgin
Thanks for the new information for this family. I have entered the name into the Bluff City Cemetery and made the parent links.
Added by Christie Trapp on Mar 02, 2015 3:32 AM
Transfer Gravesite
Hello Bob,

Please transfer Edward Rohrssen gravesite (115812046) to me. He is my uncle.

Thank you in advance.

Barry Kegebein
Added by BK on Feb 28, 2015 2:19 PM
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