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Sheila White Hughes (#47145789)
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Bio Photo I live in Tucson, AZ, which is very far away from my area of interest...mostly Carroll County, IL. I've been working on my family history only since 2009. I picked it up where my late brother left off. He started it ages ago when there were no computers to rely on. Everyone he found was through old family records, interviews, libraries, and cemeteries. He would buy headstones for family members who were buried in Potter's fields or who had only a rudimentary marker. The surnames I'm most closely associated with are White, Woodruff, Rahn, and Miller, all in Illinois but in various counties: Schuyler, Knox, Carroll. My info on the Whites and Woodruffs is sketchy, so I'd really like to find more about them, starting with their graves. My Dad passed away when I was 12 years old, so I never got to ask the questions about his family that have arisen since I began working on genealogy.

I am not in a position, unfortunately, to be able to be a photo volunteer--at least not yet--but my gratitude for these selfless folks is immeasurable. You perform such an invaluable service for this site and your hard work is much appreciated.

***I would also like to thank the caring people who post flowers on my family's memorials. It warms my heart when I find that someone has visited a member of my family on their birthday or angel day...or anytime. If I can't thank each of you individually, I at least want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.***

My precious puppy Stewart, 4/29/2003 - 1/10/2014

4/16/2015: Today is a very sad day for my son and his girlfriend who lost their precious, beautiful Maeve. She had a wonderful life and was loved very much. She was very special. I fell in love with her the moment I met her.

My thanks to D. Frederick Birely on this site for teaching me how to link family members on my bio page!

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Phillip White
RE: Charles W. Schreiner #142671892
Yes, it was really interesting to finally see Carroll County. It's a remarkably beautiful place. We had expected mostly flat farmland and silos, but it was more about hills and oaks.

I had seen that death record, and hoped it was correct. But it now seems doubtful. Either that, or Charles's lies in an unmarked grave. We walked the entire Adam Daggert Cemetery. Other than the illegible, ancient-looking memorials, he's just not there.

It was a long shot, but we also walked the entire cemetery up the road next to the Trinity Lutheran Church on the corner of Timberlake Road and Daggert Road thinking that might be the "Daggert" referenced in the death record. But again, no luck.

Oh well. Maybe the gentleman in Milledgeville who manages the cemetery property will eventually come through. Fall's a busy time of year for farmers.

Thanks again.

Added by Phillip White on Sep 19, 2017 3:46 PM
Phillip White
Charles W. Schreiner #142671892
Hi Sheila. We passed through Carroll County, Ill. over the weekend so I spent some time checking the local cemeteries. Of particular interest was my my grandfather, Charles W. Schreiner, whose record is still under your control.

At the tiny Adam Daggert Cemetery, it was very easy to find Charles's parents: Charles R. Schreiner (1847 - 1940), and Eliza Schreiner Schreiner (1849 - 1916), and also his sister, Orpha M Schreiner Michael (1883 - 1947). However, there was no sign of a headstone for my grandfather, Charles W. Schreiner.

There are a few illegible marble headstones that haven't weathered well, but they all seem far too old to have been erected after 1934.

A couple weeks ago I had written a letter to the gentleman in Milledgeville, Ill. whose name appears on the county tax records for this cemetery property. I was hoping he had burial records, but I've still not heard from him. So maybe that's a dead end. (He has no listed phone number, and his address is just a PO box.)

Since you created #142671892, I'm wondering why you think Charles is buried at the Adam Daggert Cemetery. Sorry if I'm repeating myself here.

One pretty cool thing I found was in an exhibit at the Savanna Train Car Museum. They just happened to have a Railroad Time Book open to a page from September 1922 ... which included an entry for Grandpa Charles. Very exciting! And among other things, it confirms that he spelled his name "Schriner," not "Schreiner" as the family name is so frequently misspelled.

Hope all's well with you.

Added by Phillip White on Sep 19, 2017 7:36 AM
RE: Robert & V. Kathryn Stanley
Thank you so much.
Added by Gina on Aug 22, 2017 6:48 PM
RE: Robert & V. Kathryn Stanley
Robert is my 3rd cousin, 1x removed.
Would you consider transferring his site to me, since you're not related? Just thought I'd ask.
Added by Gina on Aug 22, 2017 1:55 PM
Robert & V. Kathryn Stanley
I was wondering how you are related.
Robert is my 3rd cousin, 1x removed.
I have been researching the Stanley family of Whiteside County, IL for years. Just learned of Robert through his brother, Earl T. Stanley's obituary when I got the 1940 census of their parents, Clark W. and Marcie Hogge Stanley. Than's about all I have on Clark's family- only he was the son of William Harrison and Hannah Harrison Stanley. Wm.'s parents are William Jones and Adelia Bunce Stanley.
I am related through Zacharaih and Naomi Jones Stanley parents of William Jones and Adelia Bunce Stanley. William is a brother to my 2nd great-grandmother, Frances Stanley Sparrow - this makes Zachariah and Naome Jones Stanley my 3rd great-grandparents.
I was wondering if you could email me, if you can help me with Clark Stanley's family. I would exchange information on what I have on Zachariah and Naomi Jones Stanley's descendants.
Thanking you in advance.
Added by Gina on Aug 21, 2017 2:44 PM
Beth Devin Marsau
RE: Thank You
Added by Beth Devin Marsau on Aug 10, 2017 5:12 AM
Lღve Fღrever
RE: Thank you
You're very welcome; it was my pleasure.
Added by Lღve Fღrever on Aug 08, 2017 9:40 PM
RE: My mom
You are very welcome, Sheila.
It was my pleasure, you made a beautiful memorial for your mom!

With Love, Rosie~
Added by Rosie on Aug 08, 2017 12:37 AM
Esther Kinder
RE: Thank you
It was an honor to leave a flower for your Mom. Good luck on your Dad's history. We do have one thing in common. My Dad also passed away when I was 12 years old. Take care and bless you.
Added by Esther Kinder on Aug 07, 2017 3:14 PM
RE: Hilda Cox
It was my pleasure!
Added by JSOrorke on Aug 01, 2017 7:12 PM
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