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Judy (Moore) Hill
Mary A. Spraker Hill
Thank you so much, Pat!!

Judy Moore Hill
Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Jan 27, 2015 7:04 PM
Judy (Moore) Hill
Mary A. Spraker Hill

I went back and did a close-up of the gravestone for Mary A. Spraker Hill - Memorial# 43973180. It appears that the death date of 1851 may actually be 1854. The left side of the 4 is very faint just like the left side of the A. in her middle initial. If this is correct, then it would make sense to be the mother of Thomas Hill. When the weather improves, I will try to go check out this stone myself. Thanks!
Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Jan 27, 2015 9:51 AM
Judy (Moore) Hill
Mary A. Spraker Hill
Hi Pat,

On Find A Grave Memorial# 43973180, Mary cannot be the mother of Thomas Hill whose stone is listed as next to hers. According to Find A Grave stone listing, he was born 1853 and Mary died in 1851. Since John C. Hill married again in 1856 to Jane Pottorff and our family records do not show a marriage in-between, this is interesting.

A marriage license in Clark Co., IL on 7 Nov 1849 shows Mary Spraker marrying John Hill, she was 17.

She is then shown in his home in the 1850 Shelby Co., IN census enumerated on 25 Sept 1850. She is listed as 18 years old in this census.

John C. Hill and a previous wife, Barbara Kennedy (Kenneday) are my husband's ggg-grandparents.

Thank you!
Added by Judy (Moore) Hill on Jan 27, 2015 8:45 AM
RE: Stanley Janik
Death put my reference on the memorial, but now it's gone. I believe it was Michigan Death Cert.s 1924-1954, BUT not sure.
You can find these on line thru
I'm not related .
Added by Chanavee on Jan 19, 2015 7:57 AM
RE: Stanley Janik
I deleted him. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. His death Cert. said he was cremated ?
Added by Chanavee on Jan 17, 2015 8:36 AM
Tom Reece
Steven Nagy
It's honor that Steven and others gave us.
Never Forget,
Added by Tom Reece on Oct 02, 2014 5:30 AM
Ann Ratke
RE: kathy Ratke
Kathy died: 6-2-2009 I think her last name was still Ratke I don't think she ever married. I am not positive but I think she had 6 children. I only know the name of the oldest, Theresa. I don't know any other details. Those girls never kept in touch much. We only got to talk to Kathy toward the end of her life. And yes I heard she had AIDs also alone with many other problems.

I don't know where Maryann is right now. She was in the hospital and then a nursing home, back and forth. She was homeless at times I guess. She got in touch with Tony and he went to see her but was only able to get her back to the hospital that she left too early because she got mad. She is not very cooperative I guess. When Tony went to help her all she wanted was to go buy beer and this while her throat was all bandaged up from surgery. She doesn't really want to help herself I guess. I am not sure if she ever was married.
Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 22, 2014 5:04 PM
Ann Ratke
RE: Kathy and Maryann
We don't have contact with Maryann. We use to hear from Kathy more.
Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 22, 2014 2:45 PM
Ann Ratke
RE: Anthony Ratke
Kathy and Chester passed away. Maryann not doing well.
Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 21, 2014 7:53 PM
Ann Ratke
RE: anthony ratke
I am Anthony's wife. He is the son of Anna Ratke. His name was not listed with his sisters and brother
Added by Ann Ratke on Aug 20, 2014 10:04 PM
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