Ifin your willing to give up the Ewalds in question I would be happy to receive. William Ewald and Caroline Hinz Ewald are my wife's grandparents William Charles Ewald is her uncle. My wife Wendy is a Mueller. Thank you very much for the offer. I will be adding photos at a later time
Ewald Family at Acacia Cemetery Please be on the look out for I posted suggested Obituaries and believe I mixed father and sons obituaries, each with the name of William Ewald, beings the deaths of each occurred in march of 1949. Thank you very much for you dedicated work. Bob Meyer
RE: Summers, John Paul It probably would of helped if I completed the last step where you can add a caption - that's what happens when a person tries to do too many things at once. It's been sitting undone for a little while. Should be there now.
Summers, John Paul My name is Brent and I live in Godfrey, IL just down the road from the Bethany Cemetery where John Paul Summers is buried. I have posted the gravestone picture you requested. I must admit that you and another gentleman are my first pictures as a volunteer. Being a newbie, I never gave it much thought so did not go very prepared. There was some dirt caked to the bronze name plate and even though I cleaned it off the best I could, and the pictures did come out looking good; there was still some room for improvement. If they are not up to your expectations I can go back and take a couple more. I also can email you some copies if desired. They are hi-res so quite large. You can let me know.
I see you are also looking for some gravestones in the Oakwood Cemetery. I can hunt for those also because I am about the same distance in the other direction from that cemetery. I will tell you that it is very large and that search might take me a little while. Just some added trivia. Robert Wadlow, the world record holder for the tallest man on record, is also buried at Oakwood. He was almost 9' tall and when you see the space his grave-site takes up it is amazing; even for those who have spent there lives here.
Possible Kinship My name is Elizabeth Ann Stockton Meyer, daughter of Adrian Ernest Stockton, who was a first cousin of Shirley Stevens Hovar. Adrian's mother, Eliza Jessieman Stevens Stockton and Shirley's father, John Eston Stevens were brother and sister.
I noticed that you are also interested in genealogy and I would like to find out if I have any information that might be helpful to you in research of your family, specifically the Stevens branch. I have several photos taken before the 1920's that might be helpful.