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"J" Kevin Thomas Purkaple (#47990367)
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Bio Photo Please message me (via e-mail, if possible, but here works too) if anything is not correct as you understand it to be.
Unless it's my info...on myself...

(I indicate each individual's placing in order of birth with their biologically full-blood brother/s and/or sister/s - if any - M/s and/or F/s from left to right, oldest to youngest. Capitalized is the M or F representing the individual being focused in on.)


I was born at the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, on Wednesday, 25 Sep. 1996, at 1:06 a.m. My birth was attended by physician Dr. Sandra Jane Ahlum (MD, FACOG) and nurse Leisa Wear (RN).

I am the oldest of 3 sons and 1 daughter (Mmmf) born to the Reverend PRIVATE Purkaple (LIVING) and PRIVATE (Jett) Purkaple (LIVING).

My dad (mMf) is the son of PRIVATE Purkaple (LIVING) and Karen Sue (Thomas) Purkaple (12 Nov. 1947, Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois - 16 July 2010, Memorial Hospital, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois).

My mom (mmfFm) is the daughter of PRIVATE Jett (LIVING) and PRIVATE (Jackson) Jett (LIVING).


My granddad, PRIVATE (Mmm), is the son of Donald James "Don" Purkaple (30 Dec. 1927, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri - 15 Sep. 1989, Creal Springs, Williamson County, Illinois)
and Helen Irma (Eaves) Purkaple Amunrud (4 Mar. 1928, Anna, Union County, Illinois - 11 Jun. 2010, 4:27 p.m. at Parkway Manor, Marion, Williamson County, Illinois), who married PRIVATE Amunrud (LIVING) some years after her husband Don's death. This second husband survived her.

My Grandma Purkaple (sDs), now with her Lord in Heaven, was the daughter of Carl Edwin Thomas (22 Jun. 1914, Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky - 30 January 2005, Maryville, Madison County, Illinois)
and Thelma Juanita (Turnbull) Thomas (25 July 1916, Potosi, Washington County, Missouri - 1 June 1959, Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri).

My maternal grandpa, PRIVATE (dssssddSsd), is the son of Alfred Cecil Jett (5 June 1900, Odin, Marion County, Illinois - 16 November 1982, Salem, Marion County, Illinois)
and Viola Marie (Scates) Jett (17 August 1904, Marion County, Illinois - 9 July 1967, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois).

My maternal grandma, PRIVATE (ddDsdd), is the daughter of Charles Robert "Charlie" Jackson (1 August 1898, Illinois - 23 February 1970, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois)
and Ethel (Meador) Jackson (22 September 1910, Kell, Marion County, Illinois - 8 September 2002, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois).


My biological great-grandfather, Don Purkaple, was the youngest of 4 children born to, and only son of, Dudley Lee Purkaple (5 March 1883, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois - August 1952, Anna, Union County, Illinois)
and Ruth "Ruthie" (Elmore) Purkaple (1893 or 1894?, Illinois - late in October 1957).

Helen was the daughter of George Franklin "Frank" Eaves (1894 - 1952)
and Edith Mamie (Martin) Eaves (1895 - 1980).

My nonbiological great-grandfather, Bob Amunrud, is the son of Arnol Alvin Amunrud (Lieutenant Colonel in U.S. Army in WW1, 17 August 1905, Houston County, Minnesota - 22 June 1974, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina)
and Katherine (Dettinger) Amunrud (28 December 1905 - 13 February 2001).

Carl Thomas was the son of George Boone Thomas (3 May 1889, Kentucky - 5 December 1968, Granite City, Madison County, Illinois)
and Lucy D. (Cook) Thomas (17 July 1890, Allen County, Kentucky - 17 October 1977, Maryville, Madison County, Illinois).

Charley Jackson was the son of Thomas Garland Jackson (1856 - 1946)
and Alta Ann (Allmon) Jackson.

Frank Eaves was the son of Andrew Jackson Eaves and Emma (Treece) Eaves.

Mamie Eaves was the daughter of Franklin Phil(l)ip Martin and Louisa (Barnes) Martin.

Ruth Purkaple was the daughter of John W. Elmore
and Anna Ledora (Harmes) Elmore.

Lee Purkap(i)le was the son of John Purkapile (1844 - 1928)
and Aurestine A. (McClure) Purkapile (1846 - 1914).

John was the son of James S. Purkapile (1812 - 1878)
and Jane(tte) (Nance) Purkapile (1818 - 1858).

Jane was the daughter of Eaton Nance (1794? - 1879)
and Mary "Polly" (Hash) Nance (1793? - 1860).

Thomas was the son of James M. Jackson (1823 - 1873)
and Elizabeth (Johnson) Jackson (d. 1859).

James was the son of Robert Jackson (1794 - 1864) and Ann (Blackledge) Jackson (1795? - 8 March 1863, Westboro, Clinton County, Ohio).

Robert was the son of Samuel Jackson (1757 - 1829).

Samuel was the brother of Andrew Jackson (1737 - 1767).

Andrew was the father of President Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845).

Old Andru Berke(n)beil was the son of Johan(nes) Arnold Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1680, Germany - ca. 1745).

Johan(nes) A. Birkenbeul was the son of Johan(nes) (or Hans Wilhelm, name varies per source) Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1647, Birkenbeul, Hamm, Altenkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - 17 May 1732)
and Elsa (Meister) Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1655 - ????),
who were married (supposedly) 15 Sep. 1677.
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Tammy Qualls
RE: Union County Cemetery Records
I will look into it and let you know if I find anything
Added by Tammy Qualls on Oct 01, 2014 2:08 PM
Tammy F
Joseph and Mary Shipley

I thought you might like to know that between the graves of Joseph and Mary Shipley, I found the grave of James Robert Shipley, b: 8 Apr 1902, d: 24 Sep 1905. I have a photo of his grave marker, as well as photos of the three grave markers together and the surrounding area.

Please let me know if you want any or all of these pictures. I'll be glad to send them to you.

Added by Tammy F on Sep 23, 2014 2:39 PM
Corri Ackerman
Helen Amunrud
Sorry. The photos are deleted now. I kept pulling up a duplicate record (110331617) instead of yours, so I thought it was done already.

You should contact them & ask them to delete the record.

Added by Corri Ackerman on Sep 14, 2014 11:47 PM
Corri Ackerman
RE: Helen Irma Eaves Amunrud
I was going through some old Find-A-Grave messages and saw yours. I double-checked Helen Amunrud's memorial and saw that I had deleted the photos sometime in the past as you had requested. I wanted to contact you to make sure you were aware of this. You originally had stated that you wanted me to delete them so you could add some more photos to her memorial.

Corri Ackerman
Added by Corri Ackerman on Sep 14, 2014 12:28 PM
Mark McCrady
RE: E. Gibbs & wife - Greenwood Cem.
You are welcome, Kevin, I was glad to do it.
Added by Mark McCrady on Sep 03, 2014 5:25 PM
RE: Hamiltons @ Park Hill Cem.
Happy to do it, still looking for those elusive remaining Hamiltons!
Added by Tonia on Aug 20, 2014 11:19 AM
RE: Photo Request - Park Lawn Cem.
I'd be happy to if I can find her grave. I don't live in Barry, but am here visiting for a few weeks. I've been taking photos of the graves on the request list as I see them in the cemetery (just six so far). Your "Mollie" was right at the entrance, easy to find! Will continue to look for your aunt.
Added by Tonia on Aug 15, 2014 5:21 PM
dirk bailey
Samman request at Rose Hill Corpus Christi
call the cemetery office and get the section/lot and grave numbers. They don't like to do look ups for non family members.

office number is (361) 882-5497

ask them to verify if there is a headstone too - they keep that info on file.

Added by dirk bailey on Aug 10, 2014 12:25 PM
RE: Johan Christian Berkenbuel (105281569)
Hey Kevin find a grave had me take the down because the cemeteries were unknown.
You need to get hold of Dan Berkebile he was the last one to visit the church and village in Germany (as did several others over the years)and he talked to Manfield Schumacher, a village historian. Would love to have the photo copies or photos of the records if you get them. I've lost so much over the years with computer crashes.
The new Berkebile books are recreations and additional info found after 3 crashes.
Perhaps you could look and see if there are any cemetery records while you are there or baptismal records (I believe there were some female relatives who came to America and think I have found some records for them but they were not included because I had not verified them. (keep in mind graves were sometimes reused in Germany)
The village is Birkenbuel
Added by Genfem on Jul 14, 2014 4:01 PM
Ms Martie Martin
James & Margaret Ward
THANK YOU for the headstone photos added for these memorials. It was apparent you gave great attention to capturing the photo to make info readable.
I appreciate your help.
Added by Ms Martie Martin on Jul 13, 2014 2:33 PM
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