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RLNT (#47824061)
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I have been studying the genealogy of our family for over 30 years. My mother-in-law got me seriously interested in genealogy by giving me the book "History of the Hershey Family" by Scott Funk Hershey. The book traced the history of the Hershey family. She is listed in the book and it followed her direct line, as well as others, back to the 1600's. In addition to Hershey, our family includes the Kellogg, Corrie, Johnson, Nickerson, Cheney, Rees, Poppen and Albrecht families to name only a few, some famous and a couple infamous. We are connected to a lot of families buried in the Wabash Presbyterian Church Cemetery, where my mother-in-law is interred along with her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Other family members direct and indirect are interred in cemeteries located in Crawford, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland and Wabash counties in Illinois as well as in South Dakota, New York, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio and other states and countries.

Some of the information/obituaries I post on my memorials, or pass on to other contributors, may be found in the Lawrence County (IL) Public Library's genealogy department.

I am happy to transfer any memorials that are not a part of my family.

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Dale O. Stillwell Jr.
Paullin and Ernst Families
Dear Roberta,

Thank you for your work and time on these memorials as always.

Added by Dale O. Stillwell Jr. on Apr 26, 2016 6:29 PM
Beverly Orr memorial
Thank you for the additional information. I found her parents memorials in Rock Island Illinois. Thank you for the information.
Added by Genny on Apr 24, 2016 4:41 AM
Dale O. Stillwell Jr.
Jerry Schafer
Dear Roberta,

Thank you for caring for the additional information that we sent to you for Jerry's memorial at the Allendale Cemetery.

Added by Dale O. Stillwell Jr. on Mar 29, 2016 10:43 PM
Linda Y
RE: Vincennes cemeteries
I have not had time to
Go back to vincennes. To take photos.
If you had time you could contsct probase who has entered most memorials there. Again by adding by spreadsheet. Big mistake. He made thousands of errors.

I appreciate yout extensive work
With obits. I would contact him and ask for transfers. So your info can be added.

Others sent notes as he has 400,000 memorials. Too many are dupes. Linda. Thanks
Added by Linda Y on Mar 29, 2016 6:28 AM
RE: Couch/Courter edits
I am happy to add additional info! I think some people view suggestins/edits as a criticism instead of a bonus for the memorial.
Added by Jeaniealogy on Feb 03, 2016 9:48 PM
Couch/Courter edits
I am processing edits and wish to thank you for the additional information! If you are a relative, I would be happy to transfer these individuals. (If related, I am a very distant family member.)
Added by Jeaniealogy on Jan 30, 2016 12:02 PM
dan lindsay
RE: Lee Roy Jordan ancestry / Wabash co. IL
I need to make a correction. The information I found was not from the book you referenced "History of the Families of Wabash County". It was from the book "The Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties". You can read it on line.
I have since found the book you referenced at the Wabash County Historical Society's site. I will try to find a used one. It's a bit pricy at $58.

Added by dan lindsay on Jan 21, 2016 12:17 AM
dan lindsay
RE: Lee Roy Jordan ancestry / Wabash co. IL
Thank you so much for your reply. I did find the book on Wabash county you referenced and read about Joshua and Levi Compton. That was fascinating.

I did not see anything about the Jordan ancestry back to Samuel Jordan that you referenced. Was that in the same book? You mentioned sending me the article upon request, please do so when able.

Did you ever find a grave for Joshua Jordan.I have not. The book says he died in Barney's Prairie Wabash county,IL. I am wondering if might be buried in the "Jordan Cemetery" near Allendale.

Thanks again
Added by dan lindsay on Jan 20, 2016 11:58 PM
dan lindsay
Lee Roy Jordan ancestry / Wabash co. IL
Hello Sir.
I see where you have posted much grave information on the Jordan families of Wabash Co, IL. I am trying to locate my grandfather Leroy Jordan. I have a suspicion that the Lee Roy Jordan (1884-1973) buried in Allendale Cemetery in Wabash Co, Il. could be my grandfather. Long story/short... my father was born out of wedlock in 1926 and subsequently put up for adoption. His biological father was Leroy Jordan this much I know based on information from my father's biological mother's side of the family whom I have contacted. His mother died in 1930 and was buried in Terre Haute, IN.
I have DNA matches to others with the Jordan ancestry in Southern Illinois. Unfortunately, the only shared ancestor is Elias Jordan 1768-1836 that lived in Franklin co, IL. I can not trace any descendants from him to the Lee Roy Jordan of Wabash Co.
You have traced LeeRoy's family's grave history back to Caleb Jordan 1795-1830. You noted on his grave site memorial that his parents were Joshua Jordan and Rebecca Compton (no grave information). My question is where you got the Joshua Jordan information. I would like to know if Joshua can be traced back to the Jordans that show up as ancestors with me per the DNA matches. Secondly, could you recommend any resources or contacts to research the Jordan families of Wabash Co?
Thank you
Dan Lindsay
Bloomington, IN

Added by dan lindsay on Jan 17, 2016 7:01 PM
DeSmet Cemetery Updates
Thanks so much for the updates you have been posting. We are still in the process of posting the grave photos we have taken - and have more photos to take in the spring.
Added by Lindalee on Dec 31, 2015 3:47 PM
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