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Mary Dutcher
RE: Transfer Request: Cornelius
Yup, sure thing! Let me know if there are any others you would like transferred.
Added by Mary Dutcher on Jul 26, 2015 11:03 AM
Mary Dutcher
Hillside/Calvary Cemeteries, Platteville, WI
Hi John, thanks for the note. :) The Cornelius burials actually *are* part of the Calvary (Catholic) cemetery. The oldest part of Calvary (northeast) is on the same side as most of the Hillside burials. A green pole marks the division between cemeteries on that side (see picture at
Added by Mary Dutcher on Jul 25, 2015 10:51 AM
Margaret Ensminger
Reference Find a Grave Memorial No. 117469121 for John Ensminger (1817-1882). The information shown for his "alleged" daughter Margaret Elizabeth Ensminger is wrong. John is my 2nd great uncle.

John Ensminger (1817-1882) and Nancy Williams (1822-1880) did have a daughter names Margaret Ensminger. Margaret, daughter of John and Nancy, was born 10 Oct 1859 Laurel, Franklin, Indiana and died 16 Oct 1911 Cambridge, Wayne, Indiana. This Margaret married Charles L Miller (1858-1905).

The Margaret Elizabeth Ensminger listed in Find A Grave Memorial# 117469121 as married to Jasper McKay is not the daughter of John Ensminger (1817-1882) and Nancy Williams (1822-1880). Margaret Ensminger, the wife of Jasper McKay, is the daughter of Julian Ensminger (1839-1880) and Jane "Jennie" McDougal (1838-1912). Margaret Ensminger, daughter of Julian, was born 5 Mar 1866 Shelbyville, Shelby, IN and died 17 Mar 1919. A correct Find a Grave Record for Margaret (1866-1919) is posted for Margaret, wife of Jasper McKay, at Find a Grave Memorial No. 13858965.

Added by Dale on Jul 13, 2015 12:50 PM
Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery
RE: Matilda Ellithorpe
Oops! I misspelled "Eliza" in my previous message.
Added by Friends of Oak Shade Ceme... on Jul 01, 2015 10:31 PM
Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery
RE: Matilda Ellithorpe
Oak Shade records are based on the actual burial records and date back to the 1840s. Aliza Ellithorpe is buried in Section C, Lot 38 Space 1. One other person is buried in that Lot, its listed owner: Cathrine Burkdahl, about whom there is no further information, i.e. date of death, age, etc. at this time.

Charlotte Logan is buried in an older part of Oak Shade - the second oldest - known as Town Lot Section 4, in Lot 9 Space 2. There is a second grave in the Lot, in Space 4, and believe it or not, the occupant is listed as "unknown" BUT the burial date shown is 1861....

I am struck by the fact that a date is given and nothing else. We will have to consult some archived materials to see if we can learn the answer to the questions raised by this development. Who was the owner of the lot? Could the date have been in error? Could the unknown person be Matilda?

Added by Friends of Oak Shade Ceme... on Jul 01, 2015 10:27 PM
Friends of Oak Shade Cemetery
Matilda Ellithorpe
A person by the name of Dona Laurie has requested a photo of this grave. Unfortunately I had to tell her that the records of Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion, IA do not contain any evidence of her burial. If you have any documentation that we can follow up on, we will be happy to try. Otherwise you might want to contact Ms Laurie (48392809)to see if you can locate her burial place elsewhere.
Added by Friends of Oak Shade Ceme... on Jun 30, 2015 10:26 PM
Glenda Barry
Martha Woodard

Thanks for sending the obituary for Martha, I have added it to her memorial. Take care and have a nice day!

Added by Glenda Barry on Jun 09, 2015 3:03 PM
Glenda Barry
Martha Woodard
Added by Glenda Barry on Jun 09, 2015 3:02 PM
Van Order links
Thanks so much.
Added by MarillaW on May 12, 2015 1:38 PM
63586581 Jn Van Order
Thanks for you input. I did these as part of the sesquicentennial of the Dakota War. I tried to create memorials for the Sibley and Sully expeditions into the Dakotas. I had previously documented a number of the Dakota people from Minnesota who ended up there as well.
I don't know if you are a family member or a military historian tracing a particular unit. I notice that you have his parents' names. I would love to link him to them. Do you know of FG memorials for them? I couldn't find them easily.

I found this set of memorials haunting. These few men are buried alone out there on the plains. I would love to link them to family.
Added by MarillaW on May 11, 2015 8:26 AM
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