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Mary Schatz (#47226744)
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Bio Photo I have been doing my family genealogy for over 40 years. All of my ancestry lines go back to Germany and when they immigrated to the U.S. they tended to settle in Illinois - mostly Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. I grew up in Iroquois County and have spent my adult life in Kankakee County. I am a charter member of the Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society and a member of the Kankakee Historical Society. I worked 15 years for Mound Grove Gardens of Memory in Kankakee, Illinois and assisted the Genealogical Society in compiling the Mound Grove book they published. I am a volunteer at the Kankakee Public Library assisting patrons with their genealogy. Genealogy and local history is a passion of mine. I am proud to be a contributor to Find A Grave and welcome additions and corrections to the information I have added to Find A Grave.
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Michael J Slater
RE: Nelson
Thanks so much. I live down in Dorsey, IL. I could meet you if you want to do it together.
Further research show that the following are their children and my 2nd great aunts and uncles:
Bert #97291025
Melvin #....1043
Oscar #....1004
Sadie #....1057

i think the others are Osmond's family that immigrated with him. Mike
Added by Michael J Slater on Feb 25, 2017 2:17 PM
Michael J Slater
Osmond and Karina Nelson are my 2nd great-grandparents from Norway. Could you transfer them over to my account? #48037176. Meanwhile I will send you some edits. Thanks, Mike Slater
PS: Remarkably we moved to Bourbonnais in 1958 and never knew they were even relatives let alone there?
Added by Michael J Slater on Feb 25, 2017 10:29 AM
James Bellert
Thank you so much for transferring the memorials. I truly appreciate all you have done.

Best wishes,
Jim Bellert
Added by James Bellert on Feb 23, 2017 4:32 AM
RE: Mary Hendricks Denny
Thank you so much. That makes complete sense. Thank you also for the work you have done on this family. The Thompsons and their extended relations are a fascinating tangle. They have entertained me for hours. You have provided me with both information and confirmation. I am sure your work will continue to enhance mine. Much appreciation. Linda
Added by LCMCNC on Feb 18, 2017 6:15 PM
RE: Werner Schultz
Thanks, Mary!
Added by Smith on Feb 14, 2017 9:24 PM
Gail Hinton Seward
RE: Nels Thorson
Hi can contact me at / So that is why she has Bonfield as location of this cemetery, so are there 2 Grand Prairie Cemeteries????? I will have to drive up there in spring & nose around......

Gail Hinton Seward
Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Feb 10, 2017 11:16 AM
Gail Hinton Seward
Thorson - Thorsen Family
Hi Mary, my maternal aunt by marriage is an only child from Edw. Johnson-Hanna "Anna" Thorson line in Herscher, Kankakee Co, researching her family i ran across double info at Grand Prairie Lutheran Cem in Herscher.....for Nels Thorson #97730642 by you 24 Sep 2012 & Nels Thorsen #7402456 by Leona A. Mathis 1 May 2003 / Leona did the family members under "Thorsen" name, notice spelling difference.....Nels wife is Tena Enger b: 8 feb 1848 Norway d: 6 Mar 1931 Herscher, IL / I believe the spelling Thorson is proper spelling although I have noticed the other spelling used also.....
NOTE: I am not sure Leona is still active with Find A Grave, I believe i saw where Find A Grave took over some of her other memorials of other of my more immediate family......
Gail Hinton Seward #46961204
Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Feb 10, 2017 7:08 AM
deanna french
96044103 John T. McIntyre
May I ask for documentation you used in listing the dates for John T. McIntyre? 1832-1955-- would have him living until he was 123 years old.It sounds questionable to me.
Thank you.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Dec 24, 2016 11:13 AM
RE: Matax Bereolos
Not quite sure of the problem...Perhaps I made a typo error?? The document I was using for date of birth and date of death is the Indiana Death and Stillbirths, 1916-1937: DOB 2 Mar 1839/ DOD 2 Jun 1935. I probably miscopied one of the dates. Oops...apologies. Alexandro (Mound Grove)is also her son; I've entered a link but it hasn't been posted yet. Matax (spelled Mataxia) and all of her children are listed in the probate records for Alex G (Tulsa Probate Court). Alex (Alesandro) died without a will and without heirs, so the family went to court to inherit his estate, It's not clear, but Alex's estate seems to have been inherited from his father. I have more info for Margaret E. Bereolos, but the stupid Find A Grave computer is messed up again and won't allow me to sign in. (I start my email address, Find A Grave then finishes the address, then tells that my email address isn't in the system. Aarhh). Flora Randall Bereolos was the sister of my grandmother, Leona Randall Pryor. By the way, I really appreciate how quickly you get to my posts, and I appreciate that you check the in the error I made for Matax. Thanks.
Added by kwilla on Dec 23, 2016 6:29 PM
Laura Aanenson
Olaf Anderson
Good morning Mary,

I received your suggested edits for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Added by Laura Aanenson on Nov 19, 2016 4:25 AM
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