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Nancy Steklenburg Faas (#47308037)
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Bio Photo Isn't it wonderful in this day and age how fast we can find a long-lost loved one that links our ancestors? I remember in the 60's sending many a letter to Salt Lake City, Utah where a large genealogical collection was kept. I anxiously awaited the postal letter in the return mail. Usually it was stamped with "NO INFORMATION FOUND." This did not daunt me in the pursuit of my ancestors. On Find-A-Grave we have another tool we can use. One day perhaps our descendents will find what we have put together with this tool.

2015 finds myself and friends taking pictures in Mountain View Cemetery near my home. We have found that only about 12% of over 11,000 sites have headstone photos put online. We feel blessed to be doing this and occasionally being able to link a husband and wife.
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Isaac L. James (memorial # 89261224)

On June 13, 2014, you had sent me an edit for Isaac James buried in Libertyville, IL stating that he was born on October 7, 1820 in Waukegan, IL. At the time, I was not verifying information that was sent to me and I approved it without checking.

I have since come across information indicating that the information you sent was incorrect and I wanted to share it with you to either update your records, or perhaps find a different Isaac James attached to the information you sent. ☺

Isaac L. James is listed in Past & Present of Lake County IL published in 1877. He is shown as a farmer in Libertyville, is documented as being born in South Wales in 1825, having come to the U.S. and settling in Lake County in 1852. He married Susan Rice in 1865 and she died in 1876 (I have connected her to him on Find A Grave).

The age on the headstone also is more consistent with 1825 than 1820.

I found Isaac L. James, with Susan M. James living in Fremont, Lake County (this is one township west of Libertyville township). It indicates his birthplace as Wales. He is 45 years old (reflecting a birth year of approx.. 1825).

In 1880 Census he is in Libertyville, now living with his wife Amanda James (he is buried with her). He is 55 years old (indicating a birth year closer to 1825 than 1820) and it says he is born in Wales.

I have updated the information on the memorial to reflect this information. I wanted to let you know so you could either update your records or find the Isaac James you are related to! I havenít found that Isaac had children although it appears Amanda might have come to the marriage with a child (I havenít checked that yet Ė so Iím not sure). If you have any other information, please let me know!
Added by Dorie on Mar 19, 2017 1:36 AM
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Pearl Talbot
Is this your family member - You sent a edit on?
Added by Stone Seeker on Dec 29, 2016 9:27 AM
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Mary Rowley
Thank you for the marriage info for Mary. It has been added to her bio.
Added by Cracraft Proud on Aug 31, 2016 1:57 PM
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Nancy Gaines
Thank you so much for sending such valuable information to add to her memorial. I appreciate you taking the time to do this and sure will future generations.

Karen Bennett
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Sep 04, 2015 11:48 AM
Janet Personette
Nancy, I have transferred them all to you. Jan
Added by Janet Personette on Aug 06, 2013 1:33 PM
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Harriet Starr
Thanks for the information, it has been added and appreciated.
Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Jul 03, 2013 5:24 AM
Willie Dee
John Casper Faas
Thank you for the marriage information of your husband's great grandparents. I have added the information to their memorials. I am happy to add links and other information as well.
Added by Willie Dee on Jun 20, 2013 11:04 PM
RE: Leona (Stirling) Corum.....#95924691
It is always nice to keep family with family. Thank you for the added info on Leona. I have transferred both her and Mitchell's memorials into your care.
Added by DLPatters on Jun 18, 2013 6:51 PM
Lena and George Proctor
The memorials are updated and headstone photos added.
Added by Owlisnapp on Jun 01, 2013 3:10 PM
Sheri West
Beryl Proctor
Changes have been made :)
Added by Sheri West on Jun 01, 2013 12:28 PM
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