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Tess (#46890960)
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Bio Photo Hello, My name is Teresa (Keith) Coale. I am the daughter of Alden L. and Alma L. (Eslinger) Keith. My father is the son of Herman F. and Edna N. (Dralenats) Keith my mother is the daughter of Clyde P. and Gertrude E. (Reynolds) Eslinger.

I live in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co. MO and I am here to find information on my family my Dad's side Keith, Draelants, Ellerman, my Mom's side Eslinger, Reynolds and Hochstedler. I am also doing genealogy for my kids on the Coale, Cargill, Burris and Scales.

I will also help people find information they are looking for. Right now I am working on listing all cemeteries in Cedar Co Missouri. Feel free to email me if you have information to give or if you would like for me to find information for you, and if you see I have made an error please let me know so it can be corrected. I am working from a Cedar Co. Cemetery Directory but still there might be mistakes or typing errors.

Please when suggesting a correction REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT THE FIND A GRAVE POLICE, But when suggesting a correction or addition to a certain memorial go to the memorial you are talking about then go to the (EDIT) button on the memorial you are referring too. Then if it is something like a birth/death date/place, link to spouse/parents, Name, etc. click on the link for that, when suggesting for something to go into the bio click the (SAC) line. PLEASE this sends a link so all we have to do is click and go straight to the memorial. When sending it other ways you have to click on several links to get to where you want us to go for the correction/update. This is getting really bothersome when I have so many to do a day. This is not the place for corrections/updates. I also will not update if I can not contact you to find out where you got your info if I need to ask questions. I like to verify my corrections before accepting them. If you send me a date update by the SAC link it will be deleted and not updated.

I do transfer memorials if your related. I think it is really sad that people are here just for numbers, what does that accomplish. I do not really care how your related as long as the memorial goes to a family member. I do not transfer memorials just because you like to collect them because they are ministers, railroader, or any other people you like to collect, that is not fair to the family members if they want the memorials. Please let me know how your related, and do not just put that they are in your family tree.

I also do not transfer to someone so they can update then they say they will transfer back to me. If you want to type it up I can always copy and paste it in myself. Thanks for the offer but I am a big girl and I know how.

Thanks Tess

Something I got in an email I thought was funny.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Kentucky back-country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being me, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head hung low my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothin' like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks
for twenty years."

Why can't people just ask for directions?

Remember go to the edit button on the page you want updated. Do not send an email. My email is for information that can not be done through the edit button.
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Marshall J. Brown
RE: Helen Clara Allcock #28172123
The spelling I have is "Kolb." As I have been working with these German names I have found that spelling is often fluid.

Here is Henry Kolb's obituary from the Carroll newspaper, as per the OCR of

"HENRY F. KOLB Henry F. Kolb, .77, Carroll resident for 34 years, died at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Hospital, where he had been a patient aince April 19. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Huffman Funeral Home, where the body is remaining until the time of the rites. The Rev. L. S. Winter, pastor of the Auburn Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Carroll Cemetery. Mr. Kolb, a locksmith, waa born Jan. 26, 1879, at Fort Dodge. His parents were Wilhelm and Ernestine Kolb. He oame to Carroll County in 1914. He was married to Anna Pevestorf at Coon Rapids. His wife, five brothers and one sister, preceded him in deith. Surviving ia a daughter, Mrs. Ira (Helen) Allcock of Dunnegan, Mo., who was here at the time of his death. Mr. Kolb waa a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church."
Added by Marshall J. Brown on Feb 03, 2017 11:29 AM
Marshall J. Brown
RE: Helen Clara Allcock #28172123

The obituary on her daughter's Find A Grave Memorial has the name spelled "Cobb." The newspaper article above was the source for my Find A Grave Memorials for Henry Kolb ( His grave stone confirms the spelling.

Good for you for confirming the information before making changes!
Added by Marshall J. Brown on Feb 03, 2017 8:59 AM
RE: Elmer Ridge
Thank you for clearing that up. I am sorry I troubled you with the miss information. I will read closer next time. I thought is wife said she saw him at 2:00 am and it was the MD's report.
Added by Romans3 on Jan 24, 2017 9:33 PM
Elmer Ridge
Hello Tess,
I was doing some research for a card I have and it said Elmer was 10 so I was looking up his age and came upon this website.
Near the bottom is says that his wife reported he passed on 3/22/50 instead of the 23rd. Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of life. ;-)
Thank you for all you do.
Added by Romans3 on Jan 24, 2017 7:49 AM
Jo Klep
RE: John C, Hill
Hi, Tess. Yes he was hard to find. Both Edwina and John entries list as a child Oscar Nathan Hill. I also found a marriage certificate for them in the Missouri Marriages listing on ancestry. It shows them married 1873 in Cedar County, MO. On the 1900 census, she is listed as widowed. Both these items are the basis for my requesting the edit. I hope this helps.

Joanne Kleppe
Added by Jo Klep on Dec 23, 2016 6:07 PM
Joyce Steely
Printed your photo Requests
Printed your photo I sometimes do drive through Clinton and Warsaw.
Dad (age 92) is in Assisted Living with his wife of 94 in I make that trip from Springfield regularly.
Added by Joyce Steely on Dec 23, 2016 5:05 PM
Joyce Steely
RE: James C. McMillen
Yes, I find a James McMillen in household of a William and Juliana in Kansas City, MO. And I don't know how the William & Julieana connect to our families in Cedar Co...he is abt 30years old. William brother of James M is only 10 years old in 1870.
I find an uncle (brother of James M's father John) who had 3 wives none of the Juliana
And a William Bascum McMillen born 1857 (too young)
Uncle David has a William Wesley born 1865 (too young)

I also find (in cedar co) JC McMillen listed as Grandson on the 1880 Census in the home of "Sallie's Mother Suzanne Emeline Mosier Keller widow of Alford Keller...Lewis Marion Keller (my Gr Grandfather) was also in this household as he should have been.

Thus I stick by my suggestion that James C is the son of James M McMillen and Sarah "Sallie" Keller

I enjoyed the mental challenge of going back over all this and being able to say. "Yes, I did not jump to conclusions"
Also lets me know that you are a careful researcher and thank you for that.
Added by Joyce Steely on Dec 23, 2016 4:55 PM
Margaret Maulin
RE: Nancy McGuire #29383548
1. from her daughter Rhoda's death certificate.
2. 1850 U.S. Census, Western District, Tazewell Co., VA
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Western District, Tazewell Co., VA
4. 1870 U. S. Census Loutre, Audrain, MO
Added by Margaret Maulin on Dec 17, 2016 10:20 AM
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