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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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Thank you for the transfer.All the best to you.
Added by GehmL on Aug 28, 2017 11:23 AM
RE: Mrs. Zipporah Peck Howe Smedley
Thank you for transferring Zipporah Smedley to me, Mary.
Added by Be-Happy on Jul 11, 2017 3:06 AM
Margaret Jones
Archie Loren Stringfield
Is there anyway you can take a photo of his Grave on here? Thank you, Margaret
Added by Margaret Jones on May 23, 2017 1:20 AM
Margaret Jones
Archie Loren Stringfield
Hello, I am looking for any Info on Archie Stringfield. I have his death,marriage records and his Social Security #. The problem is I do not have a birth certificate. He could have been adopted. I contacted the State of Illinois to search for his Birth records but they have no record. If anyone knows any info On Archie Stringfield please contact me. His son is my son in law and Archie died when my son in law was a few months old. Archie's wife is deceased also. Her name was Ida "Brown" Stringfield. They lived and were married in Kankakee, Illinois. The marriage license says Archie's father was named William Stringfield and Archie's mother was named Dorothy (Davis) stringfield. Archie could of been adopted and raised by these people though. Please help if you or anyone have any information. Thank you. Margaret.
Added by Margaret Jones on May 23, 2017 1:16 AM
RE: Adolph Nowack
Hi Mary- sorry for the late reply- I just discovered the message board and am just now responding. My maiden name was Nowack and I saw that my grandfather and greatgrandfather were not memorialized so I added them and have been trying to fill in the gaps in my history, so Ludwig is my greatgreatgrandfather. I'm still trying to find Adolph's daughter Clara, if you can help I'd appreciate it. Thxs. Gayle Rector
Added by greatgreatgrand on May 02, 2017 2:26 PM
Tess Theis
Adam and Margaretha Thies Theis Theiss
Ok. Thank you. I guess we just don't know how they spelled their name.
Added by Tess Theis on Apr 02, 2017 2:58 PM
Tess Theis
Adam and Margaretha Thies Theis Theiss
It seems like they might not be the correct spouses to link together. If we go by the two different headstones, wouldn't Adam already be listed on her larger stone? It is hard to read, so I guess we should ask for another or better photo of her headstone.
Added by Tess Theis on Apr 02, 2017 12:48 PM
Carla Nash
A. C. DeLong
I am trying to locate a grave of Albert C. DeLong, sometimes listed as A. C. DeLong. His wife is buried in Mound Cemetery (Anna DeLong) which makes me (and another DeLong researcher) think Albert may also be there, but no memorial has yet been prepared.
If you know anything about the history of this family I ask that you let me know. I think if I find an obituary for any of the DeLong family in Mound Cemetery I'll learn a lot about that branch of the family.
I am descent of the DeLong family, thus my interest in learning about these people.
I appreciate any help you can give me as to Albert's burial place.

Carla Nash
Added by Carla Nash on Mar 07, 2017 5:07 PM
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
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