My husband and I have been researching our family history since 1980 and learn something new every day. It is not easy and there's a lot of misinformation out there. Be sure of your records; get several verifications and have fun. Most of all be courteous - most of the people you will meet are volunteers and will go out of their way to help you.
Most of the entries are ancesters, close friends of my Mom and Dad or members of our parish family. I am happy to add bios, connect to other family members or assist with family lines.
I have no objection to use of pictures I have added.
RE: Anna & Frank Wesely Your correction request has been completed regarding the census form error. The correction addition caption for all census forms entered now reads: 1900 Census Parents and siblings page 2 of 2. listed Frank Wesely 66 Anna Wesely 66 Joseph Wesely 32 Frank Wesely 29 Anna Wesely 27 Julia Wesely 22 Mary Wesely 18 Johnnie Wesely 7. The Johnnie listed as their son was actually their grandson - he was the son of their daughter Anna.
Your time and attention to this is appreciated, thank you.
RE: Edward James Burgan Hi Gale, I may not get back to Oak Lawn until Spring but in the meantime you could put in a photo request. Do you happen to know the section of Oak Lawn where he's buried. I cannot remember since it's a huge cemetery and don't know why I wouldn't have taken all the photos in their plot while there. Regards, Dee
Marcellus Burgan & Poole/Garrison/Scott family photo I uploaded one of the old family photos which several of us are working on to identify- to your Marcellus Burgan entry so you too could see it. Could you confirm that he is the man in the hat, with his wife and son in law [Bradbury Poole husband of Stella "Aunt Polly" Burgan] behind him? Thanks in advance for any clues. See pic caption.
There are also others who bear a resemblance to Burgan photos which you have posted--so thank you for any clues. Many are in my line but its a work in process...My grandfather born 1898, Stuart Richey Garrison, is pictured as a young man (in suit, standing, front right), say 18-24? years old, if that helps with timing; his mother [Ellen Hardin Poole Garrison, back row with arm in front of her] is one of the Poole sisters--many of whom are pictured here. See findagrave links...
Edward James Burgan Gail, I transferred your g uncle to you and just wanted to let you know that I went back to the photos original to see if I could locate the section he's buried in. Some surnames of those around him are Ritterpusch, Krause, Clinton and Line. I think that if Mary were buried next to him, I would have taken a photo. Usually I try to get all in a row and move to the next. When I add them to Find A Grave, if they're already photographed, I just delete mine, although it's possible I missed her. I'm so sorry I wasn't more help! Dee
RE: Edward James Burgan Hi Gale, I used to live closeby but we moved and I don't get there too often now. You could put in a photo request but I'm sure his stone would be hard to locate without asking at the office since Oak Lawn is a very large cemetery. I'd be happy to transfer him to you if you'd like! Dee