Cemetery Genealogical Website
(Vermilion County Illinois & surrounding counties)


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Beth Johnson – Dana Point California
March 16, 2018 - 00:30
Subject: I want to thank you for your research and all your hard work in documenting our families history... It is such a blessing


Keith Clements – San Diego, CA
March 14, 2018 - 15:56
Subject: Clements Cemetery

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bryan bushue – Rankin ILL (reply to Joan Frost)
March 12, 2018 - 01:10
Subject: Pellsville cemetery land

There is some history of the Pellsville settlers in the Rankin centennial book. There are two houses in what is left of the town and one is vacant. Abstacts may have the information you are looking for. They might still exist in the Vermilion co. annex. records office.

Jim Stites – south carolina (reply to Julie Elbert)
March 03, 2018 - 07:42
Subject: cemetery upkeep

I too have family buried in the Tomlinson cemetery but because of very poor upkeep of the cemetery it is almost impossible to visit the graves. I have tried to get something done about this but failed to get any response from the county. Do you have any more info about your family who apparently lived nearby?
Jim Stites

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February 28, 2018 - 18:49
Subject: Harrison cemetery Vermillion County Indiana

My moms grandpa and 3 of his children are buried here I抳e been looking for someone to see if there are any grave markers and or inscriptions. It抯 nelson hinds his children are Serena Christian and Nancy all died 1851 - 1860 and info would be great

Glenn Harned
February 19, 2018 - 08:23
Subject: Lt Col Ernest C. Williams

I am writing biography of MOH recipient Ernest C. Williams, who is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery after his death on July 31, 1940. Pls email me the date he was buried at Woodlawn if you have that information.

David H. Peterson – Hitchcock, TX (reply to Peggy Anderson)
February 12, 2018 - 12:51
Subject: Bennett Family

I grew up in the Mann's Chapel area, and I remember passing by the Bennett homestead when ever we went to Rossville shopping. As I remember the home was of southern Colonial with a pillared front porch, very big home about a mile and a half from town. The family is also buried at Mann's Chapel. Connect with the Rossvile Historical society and some one there can give assistance.

Korrissa Stine
December 31, 2017 - 13:18
Subject: Herman and Vina Clark

I am needing to find my grandmother's parents graves. She is unable to travel to the graveyard so I would like to travel to the cemetery for her could you tell me where their graves are located? Or let me know which # of pictures they are in your gallery.
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Carroll Cockrell – Demotte Indiana
December 02, 2017 - 22:20

My grand father is buried by a Wonderlin I know the location. It is an unmarked grave. His name is Daniel Cockrell. Is there a way to confirm. I was given this information by a relative who knew him and was at his funeral.

Carroll Cockrell – Demotte Indiana
December 02, 2017 - 22:15
Subject: Daniel Cockrell


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Tina – Sapulpa, Oklahoma
November 02, 2017 - 14:39
Subject: William Glenn Campfield

My grandfather is out there somewhere. We want to put a marker on his grave, but we can't find it. Please, if you can find it, will you let us know, it means a lot to us.
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Cecil Caudell – Danville, Illinois
October 29, 2017 - 00:59
Subject: Possible grandparents?

Hi, I am interested in finding my grandparents grave site. I believe it would either be Cecil Paul Caudell and Audrey, or possibly William Duprey and Coyita Duprey. I was told one of the two was buried at Oakhill. Any help would be appreciated. I tried scrolling through all the pictures to no avail. Please help, thank you.

Sharon – Mishawaka, IN
October 14, 2017 - 18:43
Subject: 3rd Great Grandparents

Looking for death and burial of John and Mary J. McDonald. John died before 1880 and unknown when Mary died, she and my 2nd Great Grandmother Sarah were on the 1880 census, listing Mary as a widow and Sarah was 12 years old at the time. Some of Mary's relatives (Turner) were also living in Elwood at the time. John was born 1835 and Mary was born 1836, Any information would be most appreciated. Sarah eventually married James Sollars in 1883 and they divorce. She then married John K. Ross in 1903 and they moved to Mishawaka where they died.

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Sabrina Shackelford – Attica, IN (reply to Laura Heckman)
October 14, 2017 - 14:50
Subject: Dodson Cemetery

I am part of the family for the Dodson Cemetery. Just was wondering about some of the information about the graves at the cemetery. Trying to figure out how they are all related to me in someway. Thanks.....Sabrina

John F Whitlock – Charleston, IL
October 11, 2017 - 13:40
Subject: Family

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October 08, 2017 - 12:27
Subject: Plot prices

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September 13, 2017 - 17:27

So glad to see this cemetery marked. My sister and I tried to find it 20 years ago. My great grand mother was an Ingersoll. She and my ggf are buried in the Potomac cemetery as are her parents. I have never been to their graves, but plan to visit soon. Thanks for the info.

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Kevin Herron – Springfield MO
June 01, 2017 - 12:45
Subject: Needing Burial Plot information

How do I find out about burial plot information?

Seon Williams – Champaign (reply to Trudy Lapic)
May 31, 2017 - 10:25

Trying to contact caretaker

Rebecca Phillips (reply to ivan j. warren)
May 28, 2017 - 14:58
Subject: Care taker of the cemetary

I have grandparents there. Would like to know how to get the name on the redone. Name and dates are fading. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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Stephanie (Keefe) Eder – Elmhurst
March 31, 2017 - 13:47
Subject: Need contact info

Do you have contact infomation to see if plots are still avaialble for purchase?

Stephanie (Keefe) Eder – Elmhurst
March 31, 2017 - 13:46
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Geanie Dunbar – Lafayette, Indiana
March 24, 2017 - 12:21
Subject: Mandy Mae Dunbar Ryks (Amanda)

Mandy Mae Dunbar Ryks (Amanda) is supposed to be buried at Atherton, not in Findagrave. This is per her death certificate. Can anyone confirm if buried here?

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Gregg Montgomery – Hinsdale. IL
February 14, 2017 - 13:16
Subject: John Montgomery

Trying to find the location of John Montgomery headstone in Crown Hill Cemetary - Thanks

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Kirk Bacon
January 18, 2017 - 19:21
Subject: Bacon Cemetery

Mark , Can you recall where this cemetery is you took in March 2011? I'm looking for my 4G grandfather and Revolutionary veteran who settled in Stark county.
Thanks, Kirk Bacon

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January 16, 2017 - 15:24
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Jeff Hamilton – Sierra Madre (reply to Joe Rainey)
November 27, 2016 - 02:17
Subject: Elizabeth Norris

James Norris was my 3rd great-grandfather. I am trying to find information on his first wife, Elizabeth Carter. Any ideas?



Anita Butler – Cincinnati, Ohio (reply to Anita Butler)
November 01, 2016 - 12:58

I found the photo #0818 but would appreciate knowing if this is the old or new section.

Anita Butler – Cincinnati, Ohio
November 01, 2016 - 12:47
Subject: stone location for Betty Laker

Can you provide section and row for Betty Craig Osborn Laker 1916-2015? We want to add real flowers to her grave but could not locate it.

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Jim Farrell – Hermitage, TN (reply to Elle McCarthy)
October 24, 2016 - 10:59

I also walked the tracks but from near Bridgett Street. It was 5 railroad trestles and take a right up the hill to the spring. We would go up the hill past the spring to a place we called Crow's Nest which at the bottom of a ravine was a creek we played in. It was later when I attended Jr. High with a fellow classmate I visited the cemetery for the first time.

Victoria Forbes – Urbana, IL (reply to Marilyn Brodrick)
October 19, 2016 - 10:31
Subject: Mary Louise Robinson

My grandparents Curtis & Bessie Robinson had a daughter who died as a child. Her name was Mary Louise and I didn't see anything as far as a marker near their graves.

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Pam Gant (reply to Bill Sheets)
October 13, 2016 - 23:44
Subject: grave search

I am searching for the burial place of Rachel McDonnel(McDaniel) born 1839 died May 1880 in Ross, Vermilion Co., ILL per Federal Mortality Record found. I have been searching for over 30 years for her burial. Record shows last name McDonnel,, but all the information is correct for Rachel McDaniel. Hope you can help. Thank you Pam Gant

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August 16, 2016 - 17:34
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Jim Moseley – Bartlett, TN
August 13, 2016 - 09:25
Subject: Old vs New Plot Maps


First of all, this is a great website and you have done an enormous amount of work to make this available to countless people - THANK YOU!

I have a question concerning a difference I see between the old and new plot maps, specifically in Block 14A. My 2nd great grandfather, William Austin NOE, is buried in an unmarked grave in plot 102 of this block. If you look at the old map, there is a plot 100 but it is not in your new map. This would "move" plot 102 one plot to the west on your map. Since William's grave is unmarked, I verified the residents of plot 110 (immediately north of plot 102 in your new map) with the cemetery office. This seems to verify plot 102 is correct on your map but I was hoping if you could also verify and/or comment on the difference between the maps. Thanks!

Linda Rosnett – Indianola (reply to Charles Boes)
July 12, 2016 - 01:12

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Beverly Grimes – Peoria, il (reply to bootsblaney)
June 21, 2016 - 10:49
Subject: Grave location

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Linda – DE
June 18, 2016 - 08:02
Subject: Gravesite

Thank you for doing this. According to the VA, my ancestor is in Section 7 Site 1618. In your pictures, 1618 is in Section 6 and it is not my ancestor. Tried variations (Section 7, 1918 etc) but haven't found him. Any ideas?

Pam Gnt – Florence, Or
June 12, 2016 - 13:29
Subject: Rachel McDaniel(McDonnel)

Looking for Rachel McDaniel(McDonnel dbornnn 1839 died May 1880

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Andy Palfi – California via Westville, Il. (reply to Connie)
June 03, 2016 - 22:18
Subject: Hensleys in Bock Cemetery

I am from the Hensley lineage and was raised near Bock Cemetery. My grandfather was James Oliver Hensley. His father (Oliver Dinsmore Hensley) and grandfather (George Dinsmore Hensley) are buried there. James is buried in Sandusky Cemetery, not far from Bock. The really interesting one, James' great, great grandfather, and my great, great, great, great grandfather, Achilles Morgan is buried at Bock. Achilles lineage takes us all the way back through the post Revolutionary War period and then all the way back to Glamorganshire, Wales, to Gloucestershire, England, to Monmouthshire, Wales to Tredegar, Monmouth, England, to Carmarthanshire, Wales, to a pre-Columbus date! I have that lineage if you would like to see it.

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Barry Beresford Funk – Gilroy, California
June 01, 2016 - 21:05

Thank you for your time, kindness and efforts on behalf of the many families who need to see where their families have been laid to rest. We have nine family members in St. Patrick's (Resurrection) Cemetery -Vermillion County. We send gratitude and appreciation for what you do. June 1, 2016 - B.Funk

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Ginger – Cary, IL (reply to Carla Gutches)
May 29, 2016 - 11:45
Subject: Cemetery pictures

Hi Carla,
I plan to visit the cemetery again this summer (my 3rd great grandfather is buried there and the cemetery needs WORK) - if you would like, I would be happy to take pictures just for you and email them. Let me know if that's of interest and we can talk about the types of shots you want.

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Mark – South Florida
May 20, 2016 - 22:02
Subject: Thank You

I would like to thank you for your tireless work photographing and posting photos of the thousands of headstones in Vermilion County Illinois. What an amazing contribution you have made to so many families including mine.

Trudy – Mansfield Ohio
May 05, 2016 - 13:26
Subject: Monument

I need to have a monument placed
on an excisting grave. I have tried to call Atherton and the phone is disconnected. How do I get someone to help me in this matter?

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April 12, 2016 - 15:01
Subject: Stearns

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Connie – Stockton kansas
April 10, 2016 - 01:12
Subject: Looking for Lynch

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Linda Rosnett – Indianola (reply to Norma)
March 24, 2016 - 14:43
Subject: Audrey Miller

Audrey is my aunt and yes she is buried there.

Kenneth primeaux – USA, Tenn. (reply to Sharen Clampitt)
March 09, 2016 - 11:24
Subject: Allen D. Bonebrake

I would be interested to know what you have found on Allen D. Bonebrake (1856-?). He was living in the city of Newport, Vermillion Co., Indiana in 1930 Census and his occupation was Cabinet maker. That is where I lost him. His father (Levi 1829-1904) was a business owner (Furniture sales and repair) in Hillsdale, Vermillion Co., Indiana with a partner a Mr. York. Levi is listed and mentioned in a book called, History of Parke and Vermillion County Indiana. In Allen's brothers obituary (William "Willis") in 1921, he was living in Newport, Indiana. Circa 1930's was the depression era and I don't know what the area was like then.

Buffy Rutledge – Ames,Iowa
March 06, 2016 - 21:40
Subject: Rutledge family

My 2nd great grandfather was originally buried here. Later moved to the Michael-Rutledge Cemetery located in the Kickapoo state park.

Buffy Rutledge – Ames,Iowa
March 06, 2016 - 21:22
Subject: Rutledge family

Thank you so much. The Rutledge family here are my ancestors

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Kent – Toledo, OH
February 09, 2016 - 16:36
Subject: Looking for Lorenna C. Biddlecome

Hi -

That is a lot of photos!

I went through all of the photos looking for Lorenna C. (nee Redpath) Biddlecome (Nov 1857-16 Feb 1920). However, either I missed her or she was not there. I know she is buried at Roesville Cemetery in Vermilion County, IL. See:


Spelling varies on her first name. Last name may be misspelled as "Biddlercome". I believe her middle name is Catherine.

Do you have an index to the photos? Could tell me your photo ID number for Lorenna?

I did find her sister, Barbara Ann Redpath (1855-1931) and mother, Sarah Ann Elizabeth (nee Beadles) Redpath (1826-1920), at FAG but did not find them in your group of photos.

Many thanks for all your efforts and photos - Kent

Phyllis Snider – Danville, IL (reply to Carla Gutches)
January 30, 2016 - 19:43

There is a wonderful genealogy library in Danville, Ill that has all the known burials of Vermilion County. There are marriages form 1827
to 1915. Mike Coan, works at Papes Mortuary and is the one who did the cemeteries of VC, IL.
According to Ancestry family tree Martha's father was Rev King.
There is also a rev war Patriot by that surname. Good Luck

Carla Gutches – Westerville, ohio
January 27, 2016 - 01:03
Subject: Burial records, do you know where the records are. I am looking to see if the parents of a relative are listed somewhere I can

Do you know where the burial records for this cemetery are? I am looking for the parents of J W Goetschius(buried there) and also the parents of his wife Martha Jane (also buried there). Actually if there is a record or card,etc. available a picture would be wonderful. Sometimes when I am looking for someone I can find a clue in any little bit of info. Please let me hear something soon. What was the denomination of the church?
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December 14, 2015 - 19:31
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Dustin Quinn Campbell – Tumwater, Washington (reply to LaVonne (Shumate) Casper)
December 14, 2015 - 01:32
Subject: Elizabeth Shumate

Hi LaVonne,
Are you certain the cemetery is in Vermilion? Much of your family was also in Champaign County, quite close to Vermilion, and there is an Elizabeth Shumate buried at the Tomlinson cemetery. She was a daughter of your great, great grandparents John Newton Shumate and Hannah Kuder. The Tomlinson cemetery is, of course, of the family of your grandmother Effie Adelia Tomlinson.
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as I don't know if you will get this e-mail, I may take the liberty of also messaging you on Facebook. I hope that's alright.


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November 14, 2015 - 11:28
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Donna – Perrysville, IN
November 10, 2015 - 13:35
Subject: empty plots

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Barbara Switzer – Cayuga Indiana
November 03, 2015 - 15:59
Subject: Sylvanus Thompson Vermilion Co Illinois

Sylvanus from Vermilion Co wife Lucy 1851-1925 children from 1886-1891 I can not see the connection to your Sylvanus. He married in 1881 in Vermilion Co. If this is also your family member then of douse I will share my data.

Barbara Switzer – Cayuga Indiana (reply to Barbara Switzer)
November 03, 2015 - 12:54
Subject: Samuel Thompson Family

During my searches I found that Sam's father James died Dec 1847 in Tampico MX during the Mexican war. I have tried to find someone to contact because I have purchased the military data for verify his service and would love to have a memorial marker for him. Hoping some who see this can help me.
I also have never located James wife Elizabeth grave. Did find a census 1850 where she was living with Sam.

Barbara Switzer – Cayuga Indiana
November 03, 2015 - 12:47
Subject: Bethel Cemetery N/E of Humrick

Wanda The Bethel Cemtery N/E of Humick is the one where 30 Thompson ancestors are buried. Humrick cemetery is south of Humrick and much smaller. Samuel Thompson wife Ocie Crowers has 6 ancestors in that cemetery.

Bethany Snyder – illinois
October 29, 2015 - 17:27
Subject: Sarah June Rose

I am looking for Sarah Rose (or Snyder) died 1939. Please email.

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Leann Stine – Danville Public Library
October 26, 2015 - 10:52
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Stephen Anderson – Carmel, IN.
September 18, 2014 - 13:49
Subject: Kerby cemetery

The coordinates for the Kerby cemetery are 40.034878N - 87.550503W. The house and barn are located at 10700-11998 Co. Rd.
2080E. The cemetery is in the woods behind the barn. I'm sure the stones are probably back on the ground by now. I had to set them up the last time I visited the cemetery.

Regarding the Kerby genealogy, H.J.Kerby Sr.'s father was Elisha II. The rest of the Kerby line goes like this: Elisha, Jesse, John Thomas, Robert Thomas, Thomas III, Thomas II, Thomas, George, Nicholas, John Kirby Kyrkeby, John Kyrkeby, Sir John Kyrkeby.

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Stephen Anderson – Carmel, IN. (reply to Tammy)
September 18, 2014 - 13:17
Subject: Kerby cemetery

The coordinates for the Kerby cemetery are:

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The house and barn are located at 10700-11998 Co.Rd. 2080E
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September 01, 2014 - 17:04
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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Jane Little)
August 27, 2014 - 12:54
Subject: Willett in Atherton Cemeter


Pape Family Funeral Home in Danville used to manage Atherton for many years, and I checked through their records - and for Jean Ida Willett, they do not list her as being buried there - just a "Buried @ Indiana 1990?" - which means they know she is not in Atherton, and the she possible passed away around 1990 in Indiana somewhere.

Bob Pape was very detailed with genealogy research, and with his database at www.papemortuary.com - he actually had his employees go through every obituary in the central Illinois area to add them to the database, so apparently no obit or anything was ever run in this area or that information would have been added.

Danville Township now takes care of the cemetery.

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August 23, 2014 - 22:57
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Jane Little – Utah
August 21, 2014 - 01:24

Cecil R. Willett (1901-1960) is buried in the Atherton Cemetery and his stone also says "Ida N." born in 1903. There is no death date for Ida and I am wondering if she is actually buried there and the family has not added her death date, or maybe she is not buried there. I am pretty sure Ida is Cecil's wife. Can you help me out?

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August 04, 2014 - 18:29

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July 27, 2014 - 11:42

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rex – danville illinois
July 24, 2014 - 17:22

to the person that said this cemetery is fairly maintained that is a lie i was there today and the cemetery is in horrible shape especially the headstones on the graves and the grass needs cut badly ....but i want to know how old is this cemetery is it the oldest in danville? im curious because i saw a grave that said the person died in 1811.

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James Crandall – Rapid City, SD 57702
July 19, 2014 - 22:24
Subject: Location of my grandparents grave

Thomas Oscar and Henrietta Swisher are buried in a small cemetery near Bismark, Illinois. I have been there many years but, I did not write the cemetery name. The funeral record for Thomas Oscar simply says cemetery Bismark Illinois. I am sure there is more than one cemetery. I would like to determine the correct location.

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Lucy Sharer)
July 15, 2014 - 22:19
Subject: Atherton Cemetery


Atherton Cemetery is now being taken care of by Danville Township.

I have the phone number at work, but not with me - but doing a quick internet search, I think their phone number is (217) 442-1583.

Good Luck. They are usually pretty good about keeping the cemeteries maintained, and I'm sure they should be able to get this issue fixed.

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July 15, 2014 - 19:59
Subject: Who takes care of the graveyard

Hello, I need to know who takes care of graveyard, as my Dad was buried there last Oct, and it needs some dirt behind head stone. I already contacted Adams about it being still up above ground, and his brothers is sinking on one corner, they will take care of that they said, but not the dirt. Please contact me, and let me know, thanks!
Lucy Sharer

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July 14, 2014 - 02:04
Subject: Stan Pentecost

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Marjean Workman – New Hampshire
June 30, 2014 - 17:14
Subject: Gordon Cemetery - Pape Database


The Pape Mortuary database has my ancestor, William M. Hinton, as buried in the Gordon Cemetery with a date of death of 27 May 1881. There apparently is no gravestone and I have not found another record to confirm this death date. When I contacted Pape Mortuary years ago no one seemed to know the source of this data, but they updated William锟絪 entry with some information I had provided. Now that you are working at Pape Mortuary, I was wondering if you have any insight as to where this information may have originated. Was there an obituary, did the Mortuary conduct the services, are there other burial records for the cemetery?

Thank you for all of the work you have done with these photos and for any information you may have on the Gordon Cemetery.

Michael Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to John & Kim Denison)
June 26, 2014 - 21:06
Subject: Headstone Engraving

One of the companies that I use often is Adams Memorial - to just engrave the final date I believe is about $120 or $125. (Their main office is in Charleston Illinois, but they have an office in Danville which is close to the Roseville Cemetery, and they will know where the cemetery is).

I use to have contact information to someone who use to work at one of the monument companies, and could do the engraving cheaper - but with Adams, I believe they are bonded and such, so if they do have an accident and mess up a stone, they will do what is needed to fix or replace.... plus I have no idea where I put that other person's information.

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June 26, 2014 - 20:48
Subject: Engraving headstone

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Diane Duvall – Arkansas
June 23, 2014 - 12:53
Subject: Photo # 0599 & 0600

These two photos are of my great-grandparents stone. The stone is for: Peter W. Johnson born 16 Dec 1865 (Sweden) died 9 Dec 1942 and his wife Jennie Johnson born 29 May 1876 (Holland) died 1 Jun 1950. Jennie Johnson's Dutch name was Rienski Dykstra. When her family came to the US, their names were Americanized. Dykstra became Dexter. Rienski chose Jennie as her given name. I have a photo of this stone taken about 25 years ago in which the inscription is still visible.
I DO so appreciate the hard work and dedication you have put into photographing the cemeteries in Vermilion County. About 95% of my family is buried in this county. Thank you so much.

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Donald L O'Rear – Yuma, Arizona
June 22, 2014 - 16:56
Subject: My Great Grandfather James Hederson O'Rear

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Michael Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to joan oakley)
June 18, 2014 - 21:05
Subject: Allhands Cemetery


I believe is was started as a family cemetery - of the Allhands family (That is their last name)

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June 14, 2014 - 17:26
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June 10, 2014 - 23:00
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Pamela Jamison
June 05, 2014 - 17:45
Subject: Robert Clark, Salome Adams Clark

I am trying to find the burial spot for these gr, gr, gr grandparents. Pape Mortuary has them listed as buried in Gordon Cemetery, but I cannot find their names on the list. Robert Clark died in 1907 and Salome Clark died in 1906. Any help is much appreciated! Thank you!!!

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JOANNE HAAS – Medina,Ohio
May 26, 2014 - 23:22
Subject: Hattie Meredith, Richard Dugan Meredith

Do you know where their graves are located? We know about where they are but not exactly. They don't have a marker. Thank you Joanne

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May 25, 2014 - 23:43
Subject: Infant Milburn

I am looking for the grave of my uncle who died at birth. He was buried either in the Old or New Atherton Cemetery. He was born in 27 Apr 1922 and was buried 28 Apr 1922. The grave may be unmarked. His parents were Basil Milburn and Rena Pilkington Milburn. I don't think that he was giving a name.

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May 24, 2014 - 10:25
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Try the house to the right of the cemetery, I believe he is the land owner there. (big white two story house)

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I live just 2 miles away.

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to russ.northrup)
May 09, 2014 - 21:42
Subject: Cemetrery in Champaign County


Yes, I have been to those locations - parking at the road and taking the long walk back there. There is a cemetery there, which I believe is called Peters Cemetery.


Bartley Cemetery was located to the north-west of this location. It is said there were once about 85 stones, but around 1965 the farmer plowed the cemetery over.... located around 40.08184, -88.04044 I have also walked the near "green" waterways to this area, just to see if I could find any old stone or anything, but never did find anything for Bartley Cemetery.

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Crystal – Florida
May 09, 2014 - 18:29
Subject: Looking for McCormicks in Parish Cemetery

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russ.northrup – Hensley Township, IL
May 04, 2014 - 22:49
Subject: Destroyed Bartley cemetery in St. Joseph found?

Regarding Bartley cemetery in St. Joseph Township, Illinois, which you report as lost.

I cross referenced the coordinates in Google Maps with USGS maps located at www.archive.org

On the USGS map, there is an unnamed cemetery located slightly southeast of your coordinates listed.

Using Google Maps, there is an island of green at 40.076307,-88.024694 which corresponds closely with the unnamed cemetery on the USGS map. This greenspace seems to have been carefully plowed around for a long time.

Pending ground checks, I suspect this may be the missing graveyard.

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May 04, 2014 - 03:21
Subject: Bonebrake


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Marilyn LePere
May 02, 2014 - 16:36
Subject: Lutheran Cemetery in Danville, Illinois

Lutheran Cemetery is the name of the cemetery. It is not named Danville Lutheran Cemetery, or Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery or Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Members of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church(Both churches are of the Lutheran Church Misssouri Synod.) support the cemetery together. There is a Lutheran Cemetery board made up of members from both Trinity and Immanuel Lutheran Churches. I have tried to get the name corrected on the website findagrave.com, but it has been difficult. I have written to the findagrave site and now the name is Lutheran Cemetery on www.findagrave, but they have still put AKA Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery and Danville Lutheran Cemetery in there. I do not know who started the cemetery on findagrave. Thank you for your work on documenting the cemeteries. It would be nice if you did not post on the internet headstones of those still living due to issues of identity theft. Maybe you could blurr the name and birthdate of those still living. Thank you for your consideration of my request.

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April 27, 2014 - 12:11
Subject: Hiestand and Harvey

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Jim Curlin – Paris, France
April 26, 2014 - 13:12
Subject: Thomas Setzer Hutchison

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Melanie Mann – Ohio
April 13, 2014 - 10:16
Subject: McKendree Cemetery

So you have any idea where the burial records for this cemetery may be currently kept? I am trying to verify the identity of the Catherine Stark (grave stone reads 1839-1911). Thank you for any information. Melanie Mann.

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Mary Ellen Cruz
April 11, 2014 - 06:37

Since I leave 10 hours from Illinois, I have great difficulty tracking. I know there is a FAIRVIEW CEMETARY in Fairview, Fullerton County. I know that because it comes up easily online. I believe there are OTHER cemetaries called Fairview Cemetary, just not published. Can you help me out with this? Where are they located? I am from a James Johnson (Civil War) m.Martha (Adkins), son Charles Johnson m.Lula (Boyer), his son James Walter Johnson first m. Vera Ella Adkins (she is buried in California) as Vera Barwick. His second wife, I am not sure of the name. They died in Peoria, Illinois. His sons Walter Randall Johnson (buried in SC) and Elliot Yale Johnson (buried in IL). Need to know where these headstones are in a Fairview Cemetary so that I can obtain years. Thank you.

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Daniel Wolfe)
March 19, 2014 - 17:32
Subject: Hickman Cemetery

There is a house in front of the cemetery (off of N.750 East road), in which the cemetery is on (They keep the cemetery mowed and such) - so you should just ask at the house before going back to the cemetery. When I visited, the people living there were really nice, no problems in my visit.

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March 19, 2014 - 16:37
Subject: Who do I contact to visit this cemetery?

I am a decendent of the Hickman/Wolfe family and I would like to visit this cemetery on a trip I am taking near this area next week. Who do I need to contact to ask for permission?

Thanks for any information.


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Deb – Illinois
March 15, 2014 - 10:19
Subject: Nathan Howard

That is really interesting, thanks for putting it online for everyone related. I wonder if he was related to Elkanah or John Howard? Elkanah had property in Indiana and Illinois in Vermillion County and moved to Vermillion County in 1829 with his wife Mary. Elkanah's father John Howard also had property in Vermillion Co. Illinois. They are bound to be related somehow.

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Subject: Old Huss Cemetery

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March 03, 2014 - 23:04
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C. Wintrip – Washington
March 02, 2014 - 18:38
Subject: James T. Briley

I have a receipt dated November 19, 1895 for a plot in the Rossville Cemetery State of Illinois, County of Vermilion. It is for Lot 101, Block No. Two recorded in volume #1 of plats page 227 in the recorders office of Vermilion County. It is an original certified copy. I would appreciate any help you could give in finding James T. Briley. Is he in fact buried on that plot? Thank you...

Anne Gilbert
February 26, 2014 - 07:04
Subject: John Callahan grave photo and maybe his wife Annie Burke Callahan

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February 20, 2014 - 23:29
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February 17, 2014 - 21:00
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Tammy – Danville IL
February 17, 2014 - 15:40
Subject: Kerby Family Cemetery

Can either of you tell me if you have found the cemetery? I work for the Vermilion County Emergency Telephone System Board, 911 Administrative Office, and I am putting all the cemeteries on a map for our dispatchers. I would like to put this one on if you can give me some coordinates or a closer location.

Thanks for your help.

Carol Miller Hettle – Indianapolis IN
February 15, 2014 - 15:21
Subject: Emanuel Miller Mt. Vernon Cemtery


As someone who was born and raised in Vermilion Co., I really appreciate the work you have done--Thanks!

I found Emanuel Miller at photo # 0725. A photo beside it--# 0726-- looks like it might be a duplicate photo, or an identical marker for his wife. I cannot make out the names on the photos, but you have Emanuel and dates listed for him. I have not found his wife's place of burial. She was Elmira (Smoot) Miller. I'm not certain about her birth date, but it was ca 1848. She died on 14 Apt 1917.

Could you please let me know whose name is assigned to photo # 0726.


Carol Miller Hettle
Graduated DHS 1960

Jen – Cincinnat, Ohio
February 10, 2014 - 14:43
Subject: Thanks!!

I know my 4 times Grandmother, Nancy Ann Reily Stanfield is buried here. The stone would be old, she passed away in 1886 so I am having trouble reading the marker, but I believe I saw some other Stanfields in this cemetery. I will visit this coming spring with my father. Thank you so much for your hard work.

February 05, 2014 - 14:55
Subject: VermilionCounty.INFO

That was enjoyable to read, thanks for posting it.

I. Jay Warren – columbia, south carolina (reply to Tim Mattingly)
February 03, 2014 - 21:59
Subject: Mattingly enquiry of 9/26/2011


I just found your enquiry...two years later. Yes, I do have an index of Partlow and found the Faurot names (2), Ira and Elvira. If you are still "out there" I would be glad to share further info with you. Telephone 803-788=8343 Sorry for the delay !!!

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Pamela Russell – Fort Collins, CO
January 30, 2014 - 23:54
Subject: What a great service you have offered!

For years I've been hoping to get information about my Lithuanian family buried at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Vermilion County. I've called the cemetery office, tried to locate the Catholic Church's records, written to the Urbas Funeral Home...all to no avail. Then tonight I found your website and have already found three tombstones for my family. Thank you, thank you, for taking the time, money, patience, all that was involved in photographing all those graves and posting them online. I really, truly appreciate it. You did a great job for with the old stones, poor lighting, etc. it's not easy to get a good, readable photograph. You're my new hero.

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Ryan Chrouser)
January 29, 2014 - 16:38
Subject: Valentine Chrouser Marker


Yea the index I've made so far on the website is only up to block 17, and Valentine Chrouser (and Rebecca Chrouser 1851-1918) is in block 20a. You can find a picture of his headstone here:


On his stone is: Tanner's Co. Pa Inf.

Rebecca Chrouser is next to his (the next picture), and I would guess would be his wife?

Hope this helps!

Andrea Nowlin
January 29, 2014 - 13:15
Subject: Alonzo Nowlin

Allow me to say what a great job you did - taking pictures of the headstones of Oakridge.
I was wondering if you could help me.
I've been told that Alonzo Nowlin and his wife Eliza are both buried here - do you have a picture of their headstone?
They were my husband's great aunt and uncle.

Thank you for your time.

Andrea Nowlin
Pendleton, Indiana

Ryan Chrouser – Wisconsin
January 27, 2014 - 16:56
Subject: Valentine Chrouser

I found out that my 2nd great grandfather is at springhill. I can't find him in the index or pictures. Is there a master plot list at the cemetery?

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Sandra Nosler
January 27, 2014 - 12:05
Subject: Names on gravesites

I have been searching for the burial site of an ancestor. His wife is buried in FaIRMOUNT BUT THE CARTAKERS SAY NO ONE IS BURIED NEXT TO HER. I can't find a death certificate and I am out of ideas. Do you have names of people buried at the various cemeteries?

george sager – Danville
January 26, 2014 - 14:57
Subject: James and Mary Duncan

Linda Moore if you will give me some way to get back to you I would like to share my info with you and see what you have that I might not have. I don't have anything on his parents I also have info on Mary and her parents. Who was your g grandmother. The only Linda I remember was Jr Hunleys daughter?

Michelle Lustig – Idaho (reply to Bob)
January 25, 2014 - 21:14
Subject: Ruckman Cemetery

I was wondering if you had visited the Ruckman Cemetery. I am a descendant of James and Mary Ruckman and I wondered if their was anything left of the cemetery. Thanks.

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Jeannie Hemphill)
January 14, 2014 - 08:03
Subject: Pape's in Atherton


Herman Pape & Mary (probable Maria) Pape, along with an Adelia Pape (maybe their child) are buried in Atherton Cemetery. Here is a link to Mary's headstone:


Herman's is the next photo, and Adelia's is the next photo.

They are not on Find A Grave yet, since they are your family - if you want to add them to the site, and if you "request" a photo - I will be happy to post these 3 pictures to their Find A Grave pages.

Hope this helps!

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Jeannie Hemphill – morgan co. IL
January 13, 2014 - 23:41
Subject: Where are the Papes buried: Herman Leopold Pape and wife Maria Schwer (mom's line)

Can't find Herman and Mary buried on FindaGrave. Cousin's notes say Atherton. Any help welcome!! Thanks, Jeannie

lisa knox – columbus, ky.
January 10, 2014 - 21:05
Subject: Beulah Easley

I am looking for the possible Danville grave of Beulah Easley. I don't know when she died. I think she would have been born around 1911. She was African-American and was married to a Campbell before she married Johnnie W. Easley. He is buried in Atherton Cemetery.

Dabra Sisk – Illinois (reply to Marvin Leonard)
January 04, 2014 - 19:12
Subject: killed

Perry Leonard, son of Philip and Angelina was stuck and died at the age 0f 10.

Dabra Sisk – Illinois
January 04, 2014 - 19:09
Subject: The Leonard Family

Well, here it is 2013 and I am finally retired. I am beginning to write the Leonard family history after collecting information for about 15 years. Luckily, my grandmother Vida Leonard saved some old letters from Philip's wife, Angelina which gave me a good start. Ancesty.com is a good tool to use. My father John Fowler Leonard b. 5/23/1928 passed away 12/3/2013. His one brother and sister are still living. I am now writing backwards have just finished Valentine and Mary "Polly" Fowler. I have gone back 3 generations on Mary's side. Valentine's is much bigger. I hope to go to North Carolina this summer to visit the original Valentine Leonard grave who was killed by the Tories. He is in the Pilgrims Cemetery.

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Peter)
January 03, 2014 - 18:48
Subject: Thomas S. Hutchison


I took a look at the records of Springhill cemetery (in Vermilion County Illinois), and did not find any records for him.

I did a quick search on Find A Grave, and found this record that I wonder if it is him:


died Mar 11, 1936 - buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, TN

Hope this helps.

Peter – NYC
January 03, 2014 - 16:48
Subject: Need Your Help

Impressive Work done here, many thanks. I am looking for the grave of one Thomas Setzer Hutchison, Burial Place: Spring Hill Cemetery 3/12/1936. Your help will be greatly appreciated, if found I will travel from NYC to lay a wreath on the grave.

Danna Moore – Nashville, Brown County, Indiana
December 23, 2013 - 15:42
Subject: Found my Uncle Carl Ramey!

Pix #1049 out of 6202....thank you Jesus! Can I post your pix on My FindAGrave and Ancestry.com listings for this ancestor?

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Cathy Sexson – Lafayette, IN
December 17, 2013 - 12:38
Subject: Cemetery Maintenance

The Flannerys buried at Patton are my ancestors. My grandparents and their babies are there. Is there a fund for cemetery maintenance? I will contribute if so. Please let me know.
Please put Patton Cemetery in the subject line. We don't open unfamiliar emails.

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Anne Fehr – Jefferson, SD
December 08, 2013 - 15:39
Subject: Fredericka Albertina Piepenburg Kereger Peterson Anker and son Richard Harry Peterson

My great-grandfather, Carl Piepenburg had a sister Fredericka Albertina Piepenburg who married three times and had a son Richard Harry Peterson. I think I have found all three husbands: John Kereger (Kerriger) (died 1885), Peter Peterson (married in 1886...and divorced?), and John Frederick Anker (married in Indiana in 1896 and died in 1897); but I'm not 100% sure that these men are her husbands. The Piepenburg siblings settled in Kankakee county first, and I'm not sure how Fredericka ended up in Danville, IL. She is buried in Danville with her third husband John Anker who lived only a short time after she married him. She is found living in 1900 with her step-son and his wife. Her son Richard Peterson died before 1933 and probably is born between 1886 and 1896. I have no information on him except a picture of his mother and himself. As far as I know, he did not marry. There was an estate settlement on February 5, 1934 in Vermillion County. I'm wondering if you have any information on Fredericka or on Richard Harry Peterson. His estate was left to his uncles and aunts.

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Dave O – Nebraska
December 04, 2013 - 15:04
Subject: Offutt's


in searching through all the photos I for Georgetown Cemetery I found 3 Offutt's on two photos. I had to go that route as trying to search the site listed no results. I have created three Memorials on Find a Grave, and would like to have the grave marker photos there if you are willing. The first is for Steven G. Offutt Find A Grave Memorial# 121162623. The second is for Sally Offutt, Find A Grave Memorial# 121162666. The third is Mary Dorothy Mendenhall Offutt, Find A Grave Memorial# 121162680. I also would like your permission to attach copies of the images to my genealogical data for these three people. If I get your permission the photos would be up on my Web Site on the Offutt Family

November 26, 2013 - 19:54

looking for larry thomas 2012

Linda Moore – Charleston, IL (reply to george sager)
November 24, 2013 - 22:06
Subject: James and Mary Duncan

I am looking for a James and Mary Duncan also in Vermilion County. Their daughter Sarah C. Duncan Cox, m2 WJ Griffin was my gg grandmother so James and Mary are my ggg grandparents. They were on the 1880 Census for Blount Township, Vermilion at 70 years old, farming and living with them was a son, Albert. If you have info on James parents which he listed father born in OH and mother born in Scotland, I would appreciate it. I hae info on Mary (Kimble)

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Randy Black – Jackson, MO
November 20, 2013 - 11:27
Subject: Been there

I visited this cemetery while in Jr. High. It would have been the spring of 1965. I walked back there with Bob Butikas, Donna Spicer, and Barb Bayles. My family owned land in the vicinity of the cemetery in the 1800s. However, all of my ancestors are buried at Sandusky.

Joe Hittle – Milo, Iowa
November 14, 2013 - 13:40
Subject: More on Valentine Leonard

I'm very interested in Debra's statement that an 1811 land grant document is still extant.

Which particular genealogy society's collection does this currently reside in?

I too am a Valentine Leonard descendant, via his
daughter Elizabeth (Leonard) Young
granddaughter Cindica (Young) Claypool
great grandson Birt and Maggie (Hanley) Claypool.

Birt and Maggie are my maternal grandparents.

BTW, while the site is called "Leonard Cemetery," it appears that it also once held the "Prairie View Christian Church" and that Philip Leonard's post office was also nearby in what is now surrounding farmland.

Clarence Drennan (caretaker of the cemetery) is married to my mother's brother's daughter. Serious inquiries about the future upkeep of the cemetery should be addressed to them. They live in Alvin, and faithfully tend the cemetery grounds, traveling nearly 10 miles each way to do so.

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Carrie – Chicago, IL
November 06, 2013 - 17:25
Subject: Lynn Grove Cemetery - Maintenance and Records

Do you know who physically maintains Lynn Grove Cemetery and if there is anyone who maintains records for those buried there? Thanks a ton for all of your hard work with the photos!!! - Carrie

Jim Stevens
October 22, 2013 - 08:22
Subject: Parrish Cemetery

For some time I've been trying to access your photos of Parrish Cemetery in Grape Creek but the page isn't there. Is the problem me or you?
Thanks for your service of photographing grave markers.

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October 22, 2013 - 01:28
Subject: TKEueHHsdcIPTNpcRJOp

Sharp thinking! Thanks for the answer.

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Stephen messina – Ft. Myers florida
October 20, 2013 - 17:57
Subject: Colfax Martin 1900's

Hello I was wondering if there are any descendants of Colfax Martin from Cayuga Indiana who taught school between 1895 and 1910. He may have become a superintendent around 1908. I really appreciate a response if possible to Stephen.messina@mail.com. Thank you

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Kay Gregory-Clark – Burns, KS
October 20, 2013 - 17:31
Subject: tombstone in Mount Vernon?

I just discovered there's a Mount Vernon Cemetery in Vermillion Co. I believe my great-grandfather James M. Fulwider might have been buried there. The Army sent a Civil War tombstone to "Mt. Vernon," possibly the cemetery located in Vermillion as I cannot find a record of it in the town of Mt. Vernon. He died Feb. 5, 1893, and his death records indicate he died in Carmargo, Douglas, Tuscola. I live in the state of Kansas, so it's not likely I will be able to get to Illinois before next year. Is there any way I can determine where his final resting place is? I have had someone try to find it for me, with no luck. But as said, I just discovered this cemetery. Thank you for all you do! 桲ay

Kenny Sinclair – Hannibal Missouri
October 13, 2013 - 09:44
Subject: Cemetery List

I looked through all of the photos of the grave markers but since my 3rd great grandmother Hannah Sinclair passed away in 1884 I am thinking the marker is probably no longer legible. Is there a cemetery listing by name and location that i can get?

Michael Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to dennis)
October 11, 2013 - 11:43
Subject: New Sign


I wanted to let you know that I did visit that cemetery again late last year to see the sign, and it looks great. I haven't had a chance to update my website here with the updated pictures, but did add the picture of the great looking sign over at findagrave here: www.findagrave.com

dennis – tinley park, il
October 09, 2013 - 21:14
Subject: signage touch up!

While I see no one other than myself has visited (or at least left a message) since last year... I will continue in my quest. I will be in the area at the end of October. I will be stopping by to see if the sign is still intact. It was this spring when I visited, which I was thankful for. I will change the solar batteries on the post light and I will touch up the sign due to abusive from the elements. I made this to last if proper maintenance is applied each year. Thanks Again!

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Ruth – NEW Mexico
October 01, 2013 - 19:11
Subject: Grave of Joseph Chodera

I looked at your photos and am amazed about the amount of effort and work you did. I wondered if you have records that show the name on images 0778, 0779 and 0780? I am in my late 70's and am looking for Chodera relatives. Thank you for any response.

Susan Stitt Atkins
September 30, 2013 - 23:37
Subject: O.W. Moore gravesite

Do you know any contact numbers for the person or persons
Who would know about purchasing a gravesite?
I would be most grateful for any info. My mother and her side of
The family are buried there.

Thanks, Susie Atkins

Mark Milner – United States
September 30, 2013 - 14:48
Subject: William Riley Goodwin

William Riley Goodwin was my Great, Great, Grandfather. His son Charles Franklin Goodwin was my Grandmother Loleta Goodwin Milner's (1907-1970) father.

Ronald Bolser
September 29, 2013 - 17:08

I live across the road from this cemetery. It is located on 1280 N Road.

I put the downed stones back up in 1981. I probed the entire plot and placed the stones in the exact location where they were found under the soil. While searching the surrounding field I found several pieces of tombstone that did not match any of the buried stones, so there are several lost graves. The original homestead was located directly to the North about 100 yards.

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Patricia j miller Taylor
September 26, 2013 - 17:55
Subject: Photos

How can I see the photos? Would like to see photo #176 Annie b Elkin and James hawley Elkin #358

Jeanne Carman – Indianapolis IN
September 23, 2013 - 13:30
Subject: Mary Carman Born May 24, 1855, died Oct 5, 1912

We are trying to locate someone to contact at Risge Farm Cemetery, but have been unsuccessful. Trying to get a copy of burial permit, etc for Mary Carman, grandfather to Wiliam E Carman. Wuld you happen to have a Phone # and contact at this cemetery? Thank you, Jeanne Carman

Jessica – Jena, Louisiana
September 21, 2013 - 20:48

My grandparents are interred in the mausoleum in this cemetery. I live in Louisiana and will probably never have the opportunity to visit there. I never got the chance to meet my grandmother as she passed away just 2 weeks before I was born and my grandfather passed away just shortly thereafter. I would really appreciate a picture of where they are interred. And also if you have any information on how to obtain a copy of their obituaries would be really helpful as well. Their names are Beatrice M. Smith and Raymond Smith. She passed on October 31, 1985 and i'm not sure of his date of death. Thanking you in advance, Jessica Smith-Keenan

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Scot Stilwell – Fremont, California
September 16, 2013 - 01:44

Iam looking for the grave site and any information about my 2x great grandfather, David Stilwell (b. circ 1810- d.9 Mar 1840) reportedly in Vermillion, Edgar Co (?), Ill. He was married to Isabelle (Ware) Long (m. 15 Jun 1829) She went on to marry a David D. Bailey.
Any leads or information would be greatfully welcomed.
Thank You, Scot

Peggy Hoover Bryan – W. Lafayette IN
September 10, 2013 - 13:48
Subject: Location grave of Lacy Jane or Lucy Jane Hoover

I am looking for the grave of a great aunt who the Urbana Library says was buried in the Stanton Friends Cemetery. Do you know of her? Please contact me at the above email address or (765)463-6626)
The library found her name in these two books
Pioneer Burial Places and Stanton Cemetery.

Thanks so much.

Peggy Bryan

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Scot Lee – Joliet, Illinois (reply to Stephen Anderson)
September 08, 2013 - 19:01
Subject: Kerby Family Plot

So this would be on East Road. From looking at MapQuest there looks to be a house about a third of a mile south of East 1200N, but I can't tell if that is a horse barn near the house. Then about a half mile south of E. 1200N there looks like what used to be a residence, and there appears to be a barn there. So this would be by the close to the house, is that correct?

I am going down to Danville in a few weeks, and I would like to see the plot as I am a grandson of Mahala Jane "Jennie" Kerby Strawser. I would like to take photos of the plot, and if there are any headstones in disrepair possibly come back another time to fix any headstone.

As for the name Dorcas Kerby, I have never heard of that name before in all the research that I have done on the Kerby family.

I have been researching the Kerby family for close to 20 years, and I am trying to connect Henry Jackson Kerby to his parents, and I am looking at middle names for clues of surnames to relate to the Kerby family line. Looking at Henry Jackson Kerby and my great grandfather Lewis Cass Kerby as well as other children's middle names to try to see if there are corresponding records. I am told that the Kerby family was from North Carolina, but I can't find any link to any Kerby line there.

Julie Elbert – Shelbyville, IL
September 07, 2013 - 15:25
Subject: Permission to visit cemetery

I finally found where my last Great Great Grandfather is buried, here in this cemetery with his infant son. Who do we have to contact for permission? I would like to visit and try to find stone. Their stones were read in 1957-58 by DAR but it was not presented in rows, just alphabetically.
Thank you for your help.

Myron D. Cowell LtCol USAF Ret
September 05, 2013 - 18:12
Subject: Burial Listing for Old Section of McKendree Cemetery

Since my earlier posting I have received a canvas of the older part of McKendree taken at least 25 years or more ago when stone where in better condition. I any researcher that wishes electronic copies of this list please feel free to contact me: myroncowell@q.com.
Myron Cowell
LtCol USAF Ret

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Nancy Reed – United States
September 04, 2013 - 21:46
Subject: William Reed

I hope this helps. I found William volunteering in St. Clair County, Il. for Moore's 2nd. Cavalry and there is a Reed's Blockade there that is now under the Mississippi River that was on his land. He may have only served from July 27, 1812 to Aug. 11, 1812 (perhaps while his land was threatened?)

Nancy Reed


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Nancy Reed – United States (reply to Kathy)
September 04, 2013 - 21:25
Subject: William Reed

I found Reed's Blockade, now under the Mississippi River in St. Clair County, where William volunteered for Moore's 2nd. Cavalry and was from Maryland, as all clues have indicated. My e-mail address is nancyreed55@gmail.com and my ancestry.com line is named James Reed & Elizabeth Swassick.

Sue Rodriguez
August 27, 2013 - 12:08
Subject: Kay L Maxwell

I cannot find your phone number. I would like to have a copy of Kay L. Maxwell's obituary. She passed away March 30, 2011. If I knew which funeral home handled her arrangements I could contact them. Can you help me out?

Jeff Smith
August 19, 2013 - 13:28

Mr. Coan - thanks for the enormous effort you did on this. I was looking for my birth Father (Garry Smith) but did not see it...Unfortunately I do not live in Danville any longer and I cannot tell you the block number that he is in. However I do know that if you were standing in front of the cemetery he is on the left side (guess that would be East) and 1 beyond the first road (South)...He died in I believe 1972 or 1973, not 100 percent certain.

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Clara Settle
August 19, 2013 - 11:17
Subject: lamb Cemetary

My grandfather, Hiram Campbell, built the house next to the Lamb/Campbell cemetary. I believe the house was built in 1919. I do not know if there was another house on the property before that time. My cousin is Mary Campbell, mentioned previously. I am trying to get a list of the people buried in the cemetary. I have visited the cemetary over the years as a child and an adult. I have not lived in Illinois for 60 years. Many of the stones are not readable. I remember, as a child, readiing that one girl was killed by Indians. Later, as an adult, I could not find the stone. It is such a shame that history wears away. Many of my relatives are buried there and a list of the burials may help me to trace my history. Does anyone know where I can get that information? Thank you for all the work done on this website.

Susan Engle
August 19, 2013 - 10:41
Subject: Question

Re: Anthony, Lucille and Peter Morris. Is there a vacant plot next to Peter Morris?

Susan Engle
August 19, 2013 - 10:28
Subject: Ingram

Dorothy and Herman. Looking for plots

Terry – Danville
August 19, 2013 - 09:04
Subject: Nice Cemetery

Once you are at this cemetery it does have such a cool feeling It seems to be right at the start of the California Ridge I believe it is called. And the new windmills start right about there.

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Micheal G. Walker – United States
August 19, 2013 - 07:27
Subject: Bryerly Cemetery

Hello, I was looking at e-mails and followed one to a Face book site "You know your from Danville"......... I happen to know a little bit about this town , and county. I did not see Bryerly Cemetery on your site. I know where it is , and know the family that owns the farm it sits on. It is not easy to get to. The name is spelled like this on a map I have, the same map shows how the Peoria & Eastern and New York Central Railroad's moved Stoney creek , so as not to have to cross the creek twice , and that would have been also very costly as two bridges would be needed. Over the years before the railroad moved the creek it was slowly eroading away the side of the hill it is located on. This is south of the airport, there is another old family plot north of the airport, and I have relative's who live up by it. There is another small family plot out north west of Kickapoo park, I knew the family that lived there also ,but they have since moved away.I do not know it's name , it is on the rim where they coal mined, below down where they strip mined they use to call it the called it the "Hell hole", a party place to swim 4x4 on the hills , you would then need a 4x4 to get back there . Luckilly the cemetery sits on the top, East Harrison road takes you to the private drive way, that is where it ends. Kickapoo State Park owns the parking lot at the end of Harrison and the start of the private drive. That's it for now , hopefully this is good info,Later

Anna Pentecost – Virginia (reply to Anna Pentecost)
August 16, 2013 - 16:26
Subject: Herbert Hedge

I found him in your pictures! Thank you so much! I know taking the pictures is very time consuming but it matters to so many people. Thank you so very much!
Anna Pentecost

Anna Pentecost – Virginia (reply to Anna Pentecost)
August 16, 2013 - 15:56
Subject: Index

Ooops, I now see that the index is not done up to block 26. I would still like help with the name if possible.
Thanks and sorry for not reading better before posting!

Anna Pentecost – Virginia
August 16, 2013 - 15:13
Subject: Herbert F. Hedge

I am currently researching my family tree and found that my grandfather is buried at Springhill Cemetery through findagrave.com. However, there seems to be two listings at find a grave with similar information with different names. My grandfather was born on April 14, 1902 and died March 15, 1969. There are two listings with this information, one with Herbert F. Hedge and one with William Hedge. The plot number is block 26B. I have done a search on you site and cannot find him. I don't know if I am doing something wrong on you site, but I cannot find him even when looking through the pictures. I would love to have a picture of his stone, but I live in VA. Can you help?
Thanks so much for helping,
Anna Pentecost

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Dennis Moore – Garden Grove Ca
August 13, 2013 - 10:50
Subject: Henry Ellsworth Moore

Hi,my GG Grandfather is Henry Ellsworth Moore I know he died in 1958 his obit says he is buried at Rossville I think he was born in 1867 Do you have him by chance? Thank You

Tim Battershell – Champaign, IL
August 12, 2013 - 20:20


I'm Tim Battershell. William is my Great,Great, Great Grandfather. I live in Champaign, il just south east of the burial site.
I have visited the graves. The site is in pretty bad shape. It's located in the middle of a corn,bean field about 200 yards north of the road. I know the folks who live west of the site. Ron suits. I've know Ron for many years.
I have also found more information below you may be interested in. You will see William's family tree highlighted


Jerry – Florida
July 30, 2013 - 08:28
Subject: cost of burial plot

My wife, Linda Lee Jones, would like the cost of a single burial plot at Mann's Chapel. Please respond to my email Jerry@Jones123.com Thank you. JJ

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July 19, 2013 - 21:48
Subject: VermilionCounty.INFO

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Dawn – Virginia
July 19, 2013 - 13:02
Subject: The memorial park

Zenis Emory was my great-grandfather, my father's grandfather. I grew up playing in the cemetery when I was very young, climbing around on the Lord's prayer and Psalm 23 Bible Page. Later as a teenager I helped to cut the grass. My parents eventually inherited it and it was passed to me as a holder. It was sold when they moved to Tennessee. I still love to look into the eyes of the Jesus statue, they are powerful if you stare into them for some time. I was told it did come from Italy.

I will visit when my husband and I return to Danville to visit his parents.

I have both sets of grandparents buried there. Zenis Emory, his wife, Rosa, and some of her relatives are buried on the edge of Forest Park, but they are on the border in the Georgetown Cemetery, behind a few cedar? trees on the left side as you drive in. There is also an uncle of mine that I never met, he was the eldest son of three and was killed by a motorcycle at 6 yrs of age. His name was Michael Warren. The Emory's, Cooks, Michael, and the Duffs (Rosa's parents) are buried in the same plot area. My grandparents, Robert and Lois Warren are buried not far from them inside Forest Park.

Cool map. Some of the unused ground of the cemetery was sold in the 1990's to Georgetown Cemetery, since they were running out of . I am not certain what part still belongs to Forest Park.

rebecca – vermilion county (reply to Debra Leonard)
July 19, 2013 - 09:57

Debra, I am really enjoying reading your information on the leonard family. I have traced my family's history as far as Valentin Leonard. Do you know how to locate his grave once I'm in Leonard cemetery? I have a note that said his parents names were peter and Barbara (Hege) Leonard. Do you know if they are buried there or anything about them? Thanks for all the information you have posted.

Carol A Brown – Rockville, In
July 18, 2013 - 20:21

Does anyone know where the burial records are for this Cemetery? Andrew S. Wallace is related on my husband's side, his stone is readable. We would like to know if his wife Sarah R. Wallace is buried beside him, she died before he did, he remarried in 1852 window Nancy Lipsey before he his self died in Nov 1853, leaving young children in the care of guardians. Nancy then married the widow Peter Banta and they left the area soon after in 1855. Nancy did not raise the Wallace children to adult hood.
I would also like to know if there is any records from the head stone company maybe. who made the head stones?

Carol A. Brown – Rockville, In
July 18, 2013 - 20:05
Subject: Henry, Margaret "Weaver" ALBERT Family members

Albert, Beaver family are related and why they are buried in same area of this cemetery. Samuel Albert's great-grandson Charles Albert from Danville paid for the new head stone for Samuel and Huldah, Charlie also stood up the other Albert stones that had fallen. Albert is related on my husbands side. I have added bio, old family photo's, head stone photo's that I also took on Find-a-Grave, for anyone interested in knowing the family history.

Mary Jo Hawkinson – Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas (reply to R.D.Aldrich)
July 18, 2013 - 15:35
Subject: Goodwin Genealogy

I don't remember getting in touch with you, but I don't always remember all genealogical research contacts and sometimes my record keeping isn't the best either.

I saw what you'd posted at the Allhands Cemetery site and know that if you are related to Albert Riley Goodwin, son of William Riley Goodwin and brother of Franz Sigel Goodwin, we are distant cousins. I have many old photos and lots of info gathered by Franz Sigel "Sig's" wife and daughter, my grandmother, Bessie Goodwin and her sister and brother Lila and Bill (actually another William Riley Goodwin) who never married. I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Jane Ferber – Danville, IL (reply to Tom Major)
July 16, 2013 - 17:08
Subject: Edward & Lola Major

Back in January I replied to your inquiry here. I wanted to let you know that if you desire to have a monument set before years end it would need to be ordered by the end of August. Sometime in November we鈥檒l stop pouring concrete foundations and the 2013 season for setting monuments will come to a close. We won鈥檛 start again until March sometime and Memorial Day 2014 will be the promise date for installation. If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate me at the Danville Adams Memorials office, 217.442.3256.

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Tari Johnson – Avon, IN
July 15, 2013 - 16:57

I have found that I have many relatives buried in this cemetery. I would like directions so I can actually see it for myself. The only thing I can find is that it is in the woods behind fields and near a spring. Can anyone give me anymore clear directions? I am originally from Georgetown so I am familiar with the area. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Nicki Ross Miglino – Delaware (reply to Carolyn)
July 15, 2013 - 15:02
Subject: relations

My Aunt Carrie was the postmistress in GC. Spent many times there as a kid. Are we related? Who is your mom?

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Rhonda Koosmann)
July 14, 2013 - 15:46
Subject: Partlow? Cemetery

Is it the Partlow Cemetery near Armstrong the cemetery you are looking for a phone number for? If so, I believe the current caretakers are Don & Mary Stagen - 217-569-2165

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Rhonda Koosmann – Wisconsin
July 14, 2013 - 14:06
Subject: Paltrow Cementary

Hi, we are trying to get a phone number for the cementary or who to contact on with a burial.

Thank you
Rhonda Koosmann

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Barry Lechowicz)
July 09, 2013 - 20:37
Subject: Phone Number

I will send you a direct e-mail with a phone number that I've found.

Barry Lechowicz – blue island
July 09, 2013 - 19:27
Subject: help

I cannot find your phone number. My friends wife is passing from cancer. He cannot, we cannot find the phone number anywhere; your webpage, phone book, on the paperwork, anywhere. She has a plot there and he has the paperwork. He just has some questions. It is sort of far and he doesn't have the time to drive there. Can you please email me the number please.

I really appreciate the help,
Thank you,

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judy Fletcher – St.Louis MO
July 05, 2013 - 15:11

Thanks for the information about Dukes cemetary. And of course the pictures. If you go back can you find an easy way to it and take a picture of the water spring. So many memories. We never bothered the graves and it was scary when you are a small kid. Thanks for all the hard work of someone cleaning and taking records and pictures. We can't let our heritage go. From Westville on Bridgett St.

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to J Fletcher)
July 04, 2013 - 17:22
Subject: Dukes Cemetery

Hello, It sounds like you are talking about Dukes Cemetery. Here is a link to it on my website:


Also, late last year a local man did some hard work in cleaning up the cemetery. I HAVE NOT had a chance to update my pictures on my website, but did put a few of them out on Facebook here:


Most of the burials were from the middle to late 1800's - with the last (known) burial taking place in 1911. Hope this information helps!

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J Fletcher – St.Louis MO
July 04, 2013 - 16:55
Subject: Name of old cemetary in woods in Westville, Illinois

When I was a small child living on Bridgett St. in Westville, Illinois. Down the railroad track was an old cemetary on the edge of a corn field. A spring of fresh water was on the way after you left the tracks going northeast. My dad said he remember when he was a boy he would see horse and burial wagons taking people to be buried there. The stones were overturned and some hard to read. Have you ever explored this cemetary and if so what is the name and any infomation on it. ??? Thanks.

Patricia Frye – Champaign,IL61822
July 03, 2013 - 11:45
Subject: Georgetown Cemetery

Can't see pictures of Helen Pribble(Section near road left of Forest Park entrance) Couldn't find Snowden Pribble also. Does the cemetery ass. have records of all burials and grave locations?Helen died before 2008. Snowden would be a 1953 grave. Helen about 2000. Black stone. Should be easy to see on pictures.

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Sandra Lea Goode – Columbia MO 65203
July 01, 2013 - 22:25
Subject: Thank you!

I thank you for all your diligence and organized efforts in facilitating the historical and genealogical research of Vermilion County, Illinois.
My particular family line, the PATTON surname in this case, has been elusive for quite some time, and I still have not found anything (as yet) on your site that links with my family. However, I do so appreciate your keen sense of organization and comprehensiveness, the depth and breadth of your work on this particular website, and your obvious enthusiasm in assisting researchers as they comb through untold websites and databases to find their very own people.
Kudos to you and all your staff (presuming there is more than one person working on this site, for the excellent way in which it is maintained).
I shall revisit your website from time to time. Who knows? I might even get lucky! Again, a million thanks for your obvious skills and dedication. Well done!!
Respectfully, Sandy Goode

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Marsha Mitchell – Farmington, Maine
June 28, 2013 - 17:58
Subject: Copy of photo #02363

Could you send me a copy of photo #02363 Daniel Cudmore, Co. F 17th CVI. I would like to add it to a virtual cemetery of the graves of all of the soldiers in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry that a friend and I are creating on Find A Grave. Thank you for your help.

Marsha Mitchell

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janet waite – Lynchburg, VA
June 26, 2013 - 00:08
Subject: Lorenzo Dow Spencer

My great great grandfather , Lorenzo Dow Spencer is buried at David Cemetery (1873) and I am just wondering why. I don't think he is related to any Davis'.

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June 17, 2013 - 03:27
Subject: jeremiah hol(d)brook

Jeremiah married Elizabeth Scott in Green County, KY 1804 -- Does this sound at all like any of your family? His son settled finally in IL with a Robt. Scott nearby --

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Gladys Lavender – Australia
June 16, 2013 - 13:56
Subject: August Wilmer

Hi, I have just visited Danville, from Australia, to locate the birthplace of my grandfather, and assorted relatives. Whilst there, I visited Spring Hill Cemetery and found my g-grandfather's memorial and I was able to take some photos. It took a great deal of searching, but I was blessed that a member of the family thought enough of their (presume) father that they erected a monument to him. Included on this are the details of my g-grandmother and a child born to a subsequent husband. I was wondering if I could add their details to your site, so that if anyone from the family is looking for this in the future, they will be able to find them straight away. His name was August Wilmer, his wife was Maggie Carter, nee Thurman, and the child is Sarah Carter. August died 25 June 1888, and Maggie in 3 January 1930. (Sarah born in 1892, died 1893) The plot is in Section 14C, Lot 28. Thank you.

Robert L. Johnson – United States
June 12, 2013 - 14:06
Subject: Clark Family History

I am seeking information re the Clark Family of Isabel, Edgar Cty, Illinois. I am the great, great grandson of Snowden Clark and Lydia Chandler Clark, whose daughter married John Walter "JW" Borton of Borton, Edgar County, Illinois; whose first wife was Emma Clark, sister to Snowden and Seberry Clark. All three buried in Embarrass Cemetery, Edgar County, Illinois. Would also like additional information on Mina Clark Clapp, also of the Isabel/Borton area.

Thank you very much for providing this opportunity to share this information.
Robert L. Johnson
Lincoln Park
Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer and Jimmy Fry – Hamilton, Scotland
June 12, 2013 - 04:09
Subject: Thank you

We wanted to thank you for your 'labor of love' in photographing every grave.
Like many other people who have found your site, we appreciate your dedication.
Sincerely, Jennifer and Jimmy Fry

June 07, 2013 - 09:38
Subject: Contact Info

Who do you contact about purchasing a burial plot?

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 29, 2013 - 20:02
Subject: Hickmans in Illinois

Although I visited many Vermilion County cemeteries with my mother, Lena Cord Pritchard and her sister, Reva Cord Cumbow, we could never find the Hickman cemetery. Delighted to see the tombstones of Sarah and Jacob, they are my great great great grandparents. I believe Jacob came to Illinois in 1830 and purchased 1000 acres of land. Unfortunately the Hickman males died young and my great grandmother, Hannah Hickman at the age of ten, wrote a poignant letter describing her mother's and her own plight, as land poor with no living male to do the farming.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 29, 2013 - 19:51
Subject: Bloomer Family

I find the graves of my great aunts, Ruby Bloomer Winans and Jean Bloomer Beers, among your photographs but where are the graves of their father, David Bloomer, his father William Bloomer, Daisy Bloomer and Ransom Bloomer. I thought they were buried here.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 29, 2013 - 19:42
Subject: Farmland owner

My great great grandfather, John Milton Douglass' second wife (who was blind) is buried in this cemetery. Was the cemetery originally located on his farmland?

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Jeannie – Houston, TX
May 29, 2013 - 15:30
Subject: Kankakee and Vermillion Co.

One of the comments was from a John Mills in Kankakee. There is a plaque for "Gen. Thomas Donovan" in Mound Grove Cemetery in Kankakee. His wife, Margaret Donovan, is buried beside him. The cemetery has no other information. One of his sons was possibly my gggrandfather, John Frank Donovan. The family story is that the Gen. died in Kentucky and his widow, Margaret, moved with her children to Vermillion Co. Any proof of the relationship would be greatly appreciated! I see that there is a Samuel P. and a John P. Donovan, but there doesn't seem to be a relationship.
Thank you.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 28, 2013 - 11:01
Subject: Correction

Sorry, I meant tornado not hurricane but this allows me to express our family gratitude to the descendants of the Dougherty family who have devoted so much time and money to the upkeep and beautification of the cemetery.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 28, 2013 - 11:01
Subject: Correction

Sorry, I meant tornado not hurricane but this allows me to express our family gratitude to the descendants of the Dougherty family who have devoted so much time and money to the upkeep and beautification of the cemetery.

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Lake Forest, IL
May 28, 2013 - 10:55
Subject: History of Dougherty Cemetery

Our family lore contends that the first burial in Dougherty was a baby who died while her parents camped on the Dougherty farm during their trek to settle further west. The Dougherty family allowed my grandparents, Frank and Beatrice (Bloomer) Pritchard to bury their three year old daughter, Nedra, in the cemetery after her death during a hurricane in 1917. The ground was higher than the town cemetery where flooding could occur. Subsequently Nedra's parents were buried there along with my parents, Lyle and Lena (Cord) Pritchard. Many of the folks buried at Dougherty were good friends of my grandparents: the Doughertys, Miller McCabe and his daughter, Elsie English, and others who were much admired in the community.

Betty Seyfert Overstreet (reply to WENDY KIRCHNER)
May 28, 2013 - 07:49
Subject: Church

The Church sat to the right of the entrance way facing to the north and south . I do not find Simon&Katie Seyfert Stones. As well as 3 other Seyfert babies and Stone for Caorl Owens.

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to HOWARD J ELDER)
May 27, 2013 - 23:05

I know today they had Memorial Day service at the local Danville National Cemetery, where every (10,000+) grave there has a flag. Springhill is the biggest cemetery, and I'm pretty sure they place flags at all the known veterans - I'm not sure if they did any type of service in the cemetery this year, but I know they try to get flags on every veteran's grave.

HOWARD J ELDER – Centralia,Wa
May 27, 2013 - 21:40

My dad Howard P Elder is buried there in your cemetery.. He is a WW2 vetern. Im a long way
from his site now and being today is memorial day, I was wondering if anything special is done
for the veterns buried there ? Im hopeing at least a flag. Please let me know or any suggestions
you may have for me. I have also sent email to American legion post in Danville to see what they
do. Thank you..

Candice reed – San Diego
May 27, 2013 - 17:15
Subject: Plot

I have been looking for my parents plot. By you taking pictures of mount. Hope cemetery in Sidney. I have found them and the rest of my family. Thank you. It has helped me so much. I haven't it in 19 years. It still looks the same. And again thank you.

Candice reed (Rodriguez)

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Judith Morris)
May 27, 2013 - 00:06
Subject: Searl Cemetery

Your timing is very good. A few weeks ago, the Searl Cemetery was rededicated - the cemetery was cleaned up, the headstones there were cleaned up and reset, and a new replacement stone for Edward Wilson & his wife Caroline (Searl) Wilson was placed.

They did probing and other work to make sure there are no other stones there, and only 5 headstone are there. (More depressions, so more burials). There are only stones for (1)Eleanor Harper, (2) Eddie Searl, (3) Caroline Wilson, (4) Edward H. Wilson, (5) Edward M. Wilson.

I've taken a lot of updated pictures of the cleaned up cemetery, just haven't had time to get this website updated. But sorry, there is not a stone for William Searl.

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Judith Morris – Austin, Texas
May 26, 2013 - 22:11
Subject: William Sheldon Searle

Very very pleased (and impressed with your obvious dedication!) to find this site. William Sheldon Searle was my husband's great grandfather. It appears the only fairly legible tombstone there is that of William's son, Eddie. I noticed that you had planned to return and try to get some more legible photos. If you do, and there's one of William Sheldon Searl(e) that can be distinguished, we'd love to see it. I've linked most of his daughter, Alice's, children to their parents and it'd be great to see a photo there. Thanks for your very impressive, and exhausting (!) work.

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Peter Patton – Hoopeston IL
May 19, 2013 - 20:22
Subject: Patton Cemetery

I have driven by this cemetery several times and never realized until recenty that my great grandmother, Jane, and her family were buried there. I'm going to visit it next weekend and take some photos.

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Everett Mills – Kankakee, IL
May 11, 2013 - 00:00
Subject: Micheal Cemetary near Sidell

Hello, What great work you have done with this site! I am looking for Holcom Mills buried in Micheal Cemetary. Ihave found some family members there. I did not see a stone for my great grandfather Holcomb Mills. I was wondering if there is an index of the burial sites there and who I would contact to find the information.

Thank You

Everett Mills

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ALLAN WATSON – danville il
May 10, 2013 - 16:27
Subject: cematary

needing to find out who oqns snider cematary in blount township danville il 217/304/4611

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Lisa – United States
May 06, 2013 - 22:15
Subject: A E Carpenter

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for the gravesite and any info on an A E Carpenter, who died between 1862-1865. She is listed in the Urbana Free Library as being buried in the pioneer section of the cemetery.

Thanks so much for you help.


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May 06, 2013 - 16:18
Subject: William Reed

Hi Nancy,
Just seeing your reply.
I'm in TX. Sorry, no where near Danville.
I'd be more than happy to combine our info. Are you on Ancestry.com???
I'd be happy to share my email with you, just privately somehow

David Baron – United States
May 03, 2013 - 18:07
Subject: Thank You

These pictures are wonderful, even if the site is in poor condition. My wife is the great great great granddaughter of William and Elizabeth. Thank for you sharing your time and efforts.


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Sandy Martin – Southeastern Idaho
May 02, 2013 - 17:45
Subject: Trying to subscribe again

Will try this one more time. Link said the info had been altered????

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Sandy Martin – Southeast Idaho
May 02, 2013 - 17:33
Subject: Thank you so much!

A member of Find-a-grave recommended your site to us and what a great help it was. With your wonderful pictures, we were able to see dates and names and then verify on a census, one of the children mentioned on stone. This in turn, led us to be able to add these children to my husband's great-grandfather's parents. Plus, with added information on the sign picture, we were also able to add some family facts to our history. Thanks again for all your wonderful photos and time creating this nice site.

Kevin Banta – Utah
April 20, 2013 - 14:41
Subject: Burials at Old Danville

I have several relatives that based on death years (1848-1853) lived in Danville and North Danville at the time of death. I am curious if the sextant has records on who was buried at the cemetery and if they are available. Since the family had moved out of the area at the time of the transfer I assume that my ancestors were among those left/forgotten. If internment records exisit, I would be happy to transcribe them for publication to the internet.

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Bill Sheets – Monticello, IL
April 13, 2013 - 15:06
Subject: Bethel-Harris Cemetery

A friend of mine and myself went to Bethel-Harris Cemetery Last summer and reset and/or repaired 20 grave stones and we have 4 or 5 bigger ones we are planning to reset this summer. I have taken picture of all the grave stones there if you would want me to upload them to your website. This might save you a trip.
Bill Sheets

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Dale White – Williamsport, IN (reply to Judih)
April 07, 2013 - 07:58
Subject: Flemings

Jennifer Baldwin is the editor of the Reveiw-Republican newspaper in Warren County. (revrep@sbcglobal.net) Her Grandfather was Ray Fleming who inherited a large portion of the Fleming farms in Warren County. Maybe she can help you.

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Kent McVay – Huntley, MT
March 28, 2013 - 23:30
Subject: copy of photo

Hi. I was wondering if you could send me a copy of pic # 1437, Zebedee Lewis. He was my 3rd Great Grandfather, and I'd love to have the photo for my genealogy work. I have him in a census in West Virginia in 1850, but then he sort of falls off the map. It seems he must be buried alone there, but his wife's name was Elizabeth (Mann), and I see fair number of Manns in this cemetery, so maybe they moved here following the war.

Thanks for all your work. I really appreciate it.


Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Debbie Castonguay)
March 22, 2013 - 22:07
Subject: Davis Stones

Hello, You can find Viola Davis in Block #4, Picture #1610 here: www.vermilioncounty.info

Deborah Davis is picture #2535 here: www.vermilioncounty.info

Hope this helps.

Debbie Castonguay – Woodland, IL
March 22, 2013 - 21:12
Subject: How do I find a grave?

I am looking for my great grandmother and great great grandmother's graves. Viola (Garner) Davis and Deborah Davis. I know where my grandparents are located (Ralph B Davis and Lucy Davis), but cannot seem to locate where the great grandparents are located within the cemetery. Is there a cemetery plot listing?

Dan Ballard – Indiana
March 21, 2013 - 17:35
Subject: Waggoner

Hoping to find Waggoner's in GAR any help any help would be greatly appreciated

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Christine Wagner – michigan
March 20, 2013 - 18:36
Subject: grave of my aunt Maria Adelgina Mosesso

I have been trying to find a record of the death of my Aunt, Maria Adelgina Mosesso, born April 9, 1913. She lived at the Casparis Stone Company in Fairmount and my Dad said she died at about 18 months-about October 1914. Do you have a list of names in the Davis Cemetery? I just wondered if she may be buried there. Any other suggestions as to where to check?
Thanks for your time.

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CJ – Rockford MI
March 19, 2013 - 15:56
Subject: James D Jones & Georgia Dixon Jones


I am researching my family tree,my Great Grandmother was Anna Mabel Jones, I have been researching her family tree, which is very
hard because her last name is Jones! Her Father was James D Jones birth March 1861 possibly, Ohio was were he was born, it is different
in each census. I have no date of death, Her Mother, was Georgia (Maiden name Dixon ) Jones born 1864 or 1866 in Indiana, again, no death
date. They lived in Danville, Vermilion, IL from 1900 to 1910. Anna Mabel Jones siblings were Frank Jones, Lola Jones, Clarence Jones, and Myrtle Jones.
I would appreciate any helpful hints as I am about ready to give up on this tree. Thank you so much

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Donald McMillin – United States
March 14, 2013 - 14:14
Subject: Sarah McMillin

Thank you for taking a picture of Sarah McMillin tombstone?

Charles Templer – Overland Park, KS
March 13, 2013 - 19:14
Subject: Ralph A. Patterson and Mary L. (Axton) Patterson

Are either of these two people located in the Georgetown Cemetery. Reported on Ancestry.com that Ralph is buried there but would like to see more information. Mary L. Axton was his wife, married in 1925 in Vermillion County, IN.


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Kathy Huston – Minneapolis, MN
March 09, 2013 - 18:25
Subject: Jones Family Plot

Hi--Thank you so much for your efforts! I have information in a Huston family book published by Margery Huston Freas that says this cemetery is bordering on Kansas St. and Route 74, directly back of the Veteran's Hospital. There were stones for the Huston family recorded by Donna Gash of Danville, IL and John Weisman in 1979, though Gash reported in 1984 that the cemetery once contained many more stones. The names I have are Nancy (Martin) Huston, John Huston, Sarah (Wait) Huston, John Olehy, and likely Joseph Huston, Martha Elizabeth Huston, and Elizabeth (Rouse) Huston. All deaths are 1849-1857. There was a cholera epidemic in this neighborhood in 1849 that took many lives.

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Marianne Lancaster)
March 08, 2013 - 19:21
Subject: Spring Hill Cemetery


I did some research, and found that I had his last name mis-spelled as Spellman instead of Shellman.

Thomas J. Shellman is buried in the Soldiers Circle, Plot 194. You can find the headstone here:


Thanks for asking about him - it will allow me to update & correct my list - always want to have it as correct as possible.

Marianne Lancaster
March 08, 2013 - 08:58
Subject: Shellman

First I just want to say WOW! What an effort! Second, I am looking for Thomas J Shellman. He died in 1915 at the Soldier's Home in Danville and was removed to Vermilion for burial, according to the Soldier's Home records. I found his wife , Mary, in your records, but not him. Do you have any idea where he might be buried? We an organization dedicated to honoring the memory of the members of the 13th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in the American Civil War. Thomas was a color bearer for that unit. We would like to find his grave. Thank you.

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Linda Bloomfield – Perrysville, IN
March 05, 2013 - 10:51
Subject: Thank You!

I have just resently started a family tree and I'm really enjoying putting it together. I LOVE your website! Thank You for taking the time to put it together.

Kathy Huston
March 03, 2013 - 17:25
Subject: Huston Family

Hi--Looking for gravestones of the Huston family in Vermillion County, IL. Thanks!

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beckyb – sidney il
March 01, 2013 - 17:35

I was talking about Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sidney Township

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Becky B – Sidney IL
March 01, 2013 - 17:33

You refer to Sidney as being in Vermilion County. This cemetery as well as the Village of Sidney is in Champaign County.

Barbara Anderson – Sheboygan, WI
February 26, 2013 - 18:32
Subject: Moore Family

Thank you for all your hard work and time with this website as I believe this is the best one I have encountered. It is easy to navigate and and the information is useful. The pictures are fantastic. I was able to find 15 graves of family members in the Fairview Cemetery. You made my search very painless and "fruitful". Again, thank you so much.......

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John casseday – Fircrest Washington
February 25, 2013 - 15:05
Subject: Weaver Cemetery/headstone

First of all let me thank you for all that your doing. Am looking for any information on where I might be able to add a headstone to an existing one that's unreadable in Weaver cemetery Vermiliaon Co. Il. if there are no restrictions in doing so. Its been 12 yrs since I last visited & at that time the inscription was questionable so I can imagine now it's none readable. I'm planning on another visit this coming May & would love to pursue getting this done.
Thank you for your time.

John Casseday
1205 princeton st.
Fircrest Wa. 98466

Daniel Witt
February 19, 2013 - 11:01
Subject: Family Members

I am looking for birth and death dates on three family members that I think may be at Lutheran Cemetery, that seemed to be that family sight. The name and info I have is:

Hazel T Witt Born, May 1897 think she died at the age of 25 or 26
Herbert Witt died June 12, 1915 we think he may have been just a few months old
Elmer Witt Born June 1895 may of died around 5 years old

I did go through your pictures but could not find them. I figured they were ones hard to read. Can you help me?


Susan DowningMiller – Mattoon Il
February 18, 2013 - 10:06

Thanks for letting me see the graves of my relatives,, Donaldsons, the Downings

Sharon Yeazel DiMare – Sparks, NV 89434
February 14, 2013 - 05:16
Subject: oops--just "sent" and mispelled married name: correct is DIMARE

Michael and anyone else who wants to link up to show connection to Dougherty and/or Yeazel.
I know this cemetery dates back to the 1600's, most likely Yeazel with alternate spelling, from Alsace Lorraine.
I have more info back to then. But there are spaces of time etc.
WHen the Dougherty family acquired the property I do not know.
MICHAEL OR ANYONE: I know not who maintains the cemetery etc.
I am available to nose around for more info for anyone within a connection of the above 2 families.
The info I have came from family in Colo about the 1950's I believe related to the Dougherty side.
Too late tonite.
Very interested in communicating with all interested in pursuit and connection to families.

sharon diamre – Sparks, NV 89434
February 14, 2013 - 05:00
Subject: Yeazel and Dougherty Family at Dougherty Cemetery 2 mi approx from Fairmount Township

I have some information and would like to talk with whoever is the person writing all the dialogue, taking the pictures (Nov 2007 of above cemetery), etc.

My family is know to go back to 1640 approx in the cemetery..Alsace Lorraine heritage for Yeazel--bros, one English spoken.

I am sketchy on the Dougherty side back: my grandmother is Bertie Dougherty Yeazel death approx 1944-5? I was present at the time in Fairmount w parents Jos. and Sylva Yeazel.
OTHER SISTERS of Bertie may be buried there or close, possibly in cemetery closer to Sydney.

ANYBODY available to talk?? phone 775-622-0096, cell also (can provide).

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Robert Harris – San Diego Co., CA
February 13, 2013 - 06:58
Subject: Tombstone 1331 Henrietta _ Hollingsworth

First of all let me commend the work done, to photograph all of these tombstones, etc., I don't think I could have done such a good job. This notwithstanding, regarding tombstone #1331; I was wondering if someone could physically go to it and either transcribe what is engraved thereon, or photograph it again, (or both) maybe at a different angle, and or better light, etc., so that one could more easily read the sentiments, etc., engraved on it. I've tried to enhance the photo, with the programs I have, but still can't make out most of it. Because I am some 2,500 miles away, this would really be appreciated. My email address is bobmilhar@cox.net, so either the transcribed engravings or a photo (both would be better) can be sent to me there. I am not a blood descendant of Henrietta, but of who I believe to be her husband, Martin G Hollandsworth.

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February 12, 2013 - 22:22
Subject: Parish cemetery

Hi the link for Parish cemetery is broken, will it be fixed? thanks!

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February 09, 2013 - 15:04
Subject: Thanks!

Thank you for all the hard work that you put into this project!

Angela Foushi – Beecher
February 05, 2013 - 14:25
Subject: My Aunt and Uncle

My Grandparents had two children born to them and then they died during the delivery. Because they were unable to afford a burial plot for the two children, they were buried on top of my great-grandparents. I wanted to know if your records indicated this? I believe they would be under the name Infant Freese. Is it possible to have an engraving done on the headstone to at least show that they are there? My mother is the only living relative left and these would have been her siblings.

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susan murphy – NYC
February 04, 2013 - 15:17
Subject: records for burials in Partlow Cemetery?

Great site!
I was wondering do you have any idea of where someone could locate the
Burial records for someone interred in the Partlow Cemetery.
Trying to find the parents of Lewis Alfred Burd.

Thank you so much!

Susan M.

Sandra – Anderson IN (reply to Margaret Leonard)
February 02, 2013 - 11:00
Subject: collison cemetary

We lived in collison back in the late 70's early 80's. We lived in the oldest house in town that was owned by Absolom Collison. Way back behind the cow pasture, and field was a very very old cemetary with a wrought iron fence around it. We believed that the house was haunted, and also the cemetary because every time we left the cemetary we closed the gate, but every time we returned it was open. The graves there are mostly from the 1800's and most were unreadable, some of the graves that were readable were of many children that had died very young. Hope this info helps someone.

Brian Makowski – By Danville, Illinois (reply to Nancy Reed)
January 27, 2013 - 00:31
Subject: William Reed

I once did some extensive research on William Reed (I even had a signed document by him at one time from the sale of the Vermilion Saline Lands that I wish I still had). I don't recall information about where he was buried though. You may try the building across from the courthouse; there is a place in there where all the old Danville records are kept. You may find something out in there.

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Patricia Ridgeway – Georgia
January 25, 2013 - 19:33
Subject: Margaret Fleming

Margaret Scott Fleming, sister of my great grandfather Robert Hunter Scott, is buried here. She passed away 9 Nov. 1884 and I would very much like a picture of her gravestone if you ever have a chance Thanks so much.

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Nancy Reed – Sidell, Il. (reply to Sheila Maxwell)
January 20, 2013 - 14:57
Subject: Wm. Reed

I have found William's record of riding w/ Moore's 2nd. Cavalry and he left his cavalry saddle and bridle in his will. Illiana has his will and the documents he carried to pay the first Vermilion County tax. The court house he built sat where Woodbury's used to be. He was from Maryland, but I cannot find his parents. Marietta's sister married Willis Reed, son of Hugh, son of James and that is our direct line. William was in Edgar County first and was friends with Beckwith. He left the North Arm area and came to Danville with Beckwith. Thomas Reed made the woodwork for North Arm Church by hand and it's beautiful. Before that he, Hugh and Hamilton Reed built all the original structures for St. Mary's of the Woods. I am convinced that these three lines connect, but am not able to connect the dots. Thomas is from Greene Co. Pa. and I have his line complete. I would be happy to meet with you and compare info! Nancy

Dan Bowman – Layton, Utah
January 18, 2013 - 00:46
Subject: Thank You!!!!

I just wanted to thank all who helped put these pictures on this website. I have been looking for the burial place of my Great-great Grandparents William and Alcinda McDonald and I found them here!!! How wonderful it is that sitting in my living room in Utah I can find my ancestors graves in Middlefork Illinois! Simply amazing! Thanks again, and God bless!!

Jane Ferber – Danville, IL (reply to Tom Major)
January 15, 2013 - 15:16
Subject: Harry & Edward Major

Dear Mr. Major - I stumbled across your posting here as I was looking for information myself. I manage the Adams Memorials office here in Danville. It is located approximately 1 mile east of Spring Hill Cemetery so I took the liberty of examining Harry Major's monument and Edward's gravesite. It would be a privilege to assist you in obtaining monuments for your ancestors. The whole procedure could be done even with the distance that鈥檚 between us. If you would initially call me at (217) 442-3256 we鈥檒l discuss the possibilities. Sincerely, Jane B. Ferber - Adams Memorials Danville

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Jane Ferber – Danville, IL
January 11, 2013 - 12:45
Subject: Sexton @ Niccum Cemetery

I am looking for the contact information of the current Sexton at Niccum Cemetery. Can anyone help?

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Jane Ferber – Danville, IL
January 11, 2013 - 12:08
Subject: Sexton @ Niccum Cemetery

I am looking for the contact information of the current Sexton at Niccum Cemetery. Can anyone help?

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Jane Ferber – Danville, IL
January 11, 2013 - 12:07
Subject: Sexton @ Niccum Cemetery

I am looking for the contact information of the current Sexton at Niccum Cemetery. Can anyone help?

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Jennifer Houser – Manassas, VA
January 10, 2013 - 22:05
Subject: Birth & Death dates of my great uncle Walter F. Garwood

I visited the cemetery back in 2010 but have missplaced my notes. I am looking for my great uncle Walter F. Garwood's birth and death dates. Also I would appreciate any information that you have on other Garwood's buried in the cemetery. Thank you so much much for all your help with this.
Jennifer Houser

Timothy James – Oakwood IL
January 07, 2013 - 18:48
Subject: A strange find in the basement.....

My friends moved into an old home in Danville IL last June. I was in the basement yesterday afternoon and hidden in an old coal shoot, I found something most odd. A little girls headstone that is marked as Lucinda Wooldridge Died Dec 21st 1865 aged 5yrs, 11months and 23days. After making a few calls and doing some reserch on the net, I discovered that this headstone belongs in Sandusky cemetery. Lucinda's sister and brother Elizabeth & George are both burried there according to Vermilion co records. It seems that all of J & S.A. Wooldrige's children died with in a few months of each other. My guess is it was from typhoid or scarlet fever. I have NO idea why the previous renters would have stolden her headstone and put it in the basement, but they did. Now, we would very much like to right this wrong and return the stone to its proper place. Does anyone know if George or Elizabeth's headstones are still there? From the looks of the condition of the cemetery it may be most difficult to find the exact spot where her stone should be. We do however, wish to return this stone to its rightful place.

greg w clark – washington state
December 21, 2012 - 14:20
Subject: sandusky cemetary

hello my name is gregory william clark , i have recieved from my sister a family tree and it says that elizabeth griffith/ clark and Caleb Clark are buried there i saw the pic of elizabeths grave any info or probable sitings of calebs grave these i think would be my 3 great aunt and uncle any info you can send me would be grateful im tracing my roots LOL! itsa shame its in such shape. thank you!

LauraBeth – Virginia
December 07, 2012 - 00:09
Subject: Thank you and a question

Thank you so much for taking all of these pictures - it must have taken hours! I am a Clements descendant and found your pictures while looking for information there are two couples in my tree with the same names. It was a bit confusing and your pictures helped clear it up with correct dates of birth and death! I was a bit upset to see that several of my ancestors headstones are in poor repair (one is actually knocked over on the ground), and that my direct relatives are completely obscured by shrubs and vines (pics 668-688). Do you have any idea who to contact regarding maintenance and repair of headstones at Clements Cemetery? I live out of state.


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jeri minasy – Boca Raton, FL
December 01, 2012 - 10:41
Subject: GRACE family

GREAT job. Am getting a Grace ancestor into the DAR. You helped!!!!

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Sheila Maxwell – Mahomet, Illinois (reply to Nancy Reed)
November 30, 2012 - 15:50
Subject: William Reed

He is my 3rd great grandfather. I would appreciate any information that you have sbout him. Thank-you, Sheila Maxwell

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Madeline Berlin Jordan)
November 29, 2012 - 19:55


I took a look at cemetery readings/list that the local genealogical society have, and did not find a Sandra Berlin listed in Potomac Cemetery.

I also searched the Pape Database ( www.papemortuary.com ) and did not find her listed in there either.

That doesn't mean she isn't buried there, but possible never had a marker so never made it on any readings/list. Potomac Cemetery is still an active cemetery, and someone may/should still have books & records for people buried there, but I'm not sure who that is right now. I will try to do some more research to see if I can find out who may have these records (since I myself would love to help them out & back them all up... along with update the records at the genealogical society.) If I find anything else out, I'll let you know.

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Madeline Berlin Jordan – California
November 29, 2012 - 18:26
Subject: Margaret Sandra Berlin

First let me say that you have taken on such a huge endeavor. We can't thank you enough for all of your time, hard work, etc. that you've put into this project. Thanks to you I located several family members that I had no idea was buried there.

Secondly, I am looking for the grave of my sister Sandra Margaret Berlin. Born March 02, 1947. Died March 14, 1947. The newspaper clipping says the internment was at the Potomac Cemetery. I looked through ALL of your photo's and didn't find her. Hoping that perhaps you have it in your database.

Thank you!

Gregg Montgomery – Hinsdale Illinois
November 26, 2012 - 14:39
Subject: Montgomery

Thanks for your reply Michael -
Robert A. Montgomery is also in Block 9 and should be added. Thanks

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lisa knox – columbus, ky.
November 18, 2012 - 12:35
Subject: family in vermilion co.

Could you tell me where the gravesites are of James and Iola Norton? I have family in both Atherton and Springhill cemeteries. Thanks.

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Steven Bennett – Montana
November 13, 2012 - 21:15
Subject: John or Elizabeth Bennett

First, thanks so much for the great job you have done of cataloging all of these cemeteries!
My Great-Grandfather John Bennett and his wife Elizabeth Bennett died somewhere in Vermilion County, probably 1890-1900. I have some info on them but it would be amazing to find their burial places!
Any information you have regarding either of them would be very much appreciated!

CJ – Rockford, MI
November 13, 2012 - 14:53
Subject: Burial plot : George Nichols


I have been researching my family tree, My greatgrandfather was George W Nichols, birth 02/22/1882 death: March 14, 1934. Lived in Danville, IL
from all the records all his life, he is supposed to be buried in County Home Cemetery in Danville, IL. Any information would be trulyl appreciated.

Thank You, CJ Hoogewind

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Tom Major)
November 09, 2012 - 22:47
Subject: Major's

Looking at the records, Harry R. Major, died Apr 19, 1931 - is in Block 25, Lot 98 - picture found here:


I found Edward Major in the records, Block 25, Lot 99, no stone on that site.

The procedures to get a headstone - I would probable start with calling a local monument company, Adams would be the one I would recommend - Their main office is in Charleston Illinois, but they have a local office - you can call their 800-252-6547 - www.adamsmemorials.com - or call the local Danville office 217-442-3256.

I would talk with Adam's first - they may be able to get everything setup for you, but if you need to call the cemetery, Springhill does have an office - 217-42-0334 - They may be able to confirm plot location also.

Good Luck

Tom Major – Sun City, Arizona
November 09, 2012 - 12:51
Subject: The Major family plots

I'm looking for the grave sites for Harry Major, Edward Major, and Lola Major
I believe they are together and Harry Major's grave site is marked with a head stone and and I believe Edward and Lola's grave sites are not marked.
I want to mark Edward's and Lola's grave sites with head stones and would need to know what procedures to do that.
Thanks for any information you can give me.

George L. Steht – Lakeland,Fl.
November 08, 2012 - 17:59
Subject: Finding Ancestors

I found your site by accident and that was the best accident I ever had.
Thanks to what you did I now have pictures for my genealogy file of their tomb stones.
Thanks to your site I also found an additional 17 ancestors I did not know I had and another 48 tombstones. You saved me a few thousand dollars, Kentucky , Indiana, and Illinois was my next trip.
This is an invaluable site. I want to thank you all for the time and effort, this was a task so extremely well done, I visit this site at least 3 times a week. This site has yielded me vauable information, like someone said, " a picture is worth a thousand words".
Again Thank you.

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cathleen Kalin – Florida
November 04, 2012 - 13:28
Subject: Padgett John and Elizabeth Heaton


I suspect that John and Elizabeth(Heaton) Padgett are buried in the Rossville Cemetery. Elizabeth was the daughter of
ISAAC HEATON 1793 1884. Her mother died in Ohio and is buried there. Isaac remarried to Martha Whitsell(or some variation of that name). Both Isaac and Martha are buried in Rossville.
I know that Elizabeth Heaton Padgett 1832(Ohio)-1897(Hoopestown,Vermillion,Illinois) died there but John Padget's 1831(Ohio)-??? death is a mistery.

Is there a data base for the cemeteries in Illinois. Is there anyone that can help me.


Cathleen Kalin
A Heaton Descendant

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Cheryl Bowden – Westfir, Oregon
October 31, 2012 - 18:30

I would love to have a picture of pic # 592 from Wallace Chapel Cemetery. This is the tombstone picture for Mahala Smith. She is the daughter of John B. Smith and Susannah Liggett-Parker-Smith. I will be using it for my own genealogical purposes and will give due credit if I ever find the need to post/share the picture. Thanks so much for all of your time and efforts in this endeavor! Cheryl

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Everett Mills)
October 31, 2012 - 07:23
Subject: Holcolm Mills

Hello, Pape Mortuary in Danville has a website where they have a good database of people that they have recorded from cemetery lists, newspaper obituaries, family resources, etc.... and they do have a Holcolm Mills July 14, 1852 - Aug 16, 1931 listed:


They have him listed as being in Michael Cemetery, which is in the Indianola area. I took a quick look at the cemetery readings from that cemetery, and there is not a Holcolm listed - so I'm guessing if he is buried there, he doesn't have a stone. (And of course you can look through the pictures I took from that cemetery if you want to look yourself.)

I have found errors on the Pape Database, so if possible if I was you, I would try to confirm the information - possible look for a newspaper obituary - you can check with the local genealogy place which may have an obit:


Or you can check with the local library which has microfilm of local newspapers where they can look things up.


Good Luck.

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Everett Mills – Kankakee, il
October 30, 2012 - 21:42
Subject: Holcom Mills Born 7/14/1852? Died 8/16 1931

Hello, I am looking for information or location of the burial site for my grat Grandfather Holcomb Mills. The records indicate he was buried in Indianola, Vermilion, Ill. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You, Everett Mills

dennis – tinley park, il (reply to dennis)
October 28, 2012 - 17:28
Subject: Signage

I never heard back from anyone on this, so I did it anyways. Please visit the cemetery and view the new sign!

October 24, 2012 - 16:48
Subject: looking for info on the old methodist church that once stood in bethel cemetry

if anyone knows anything about the old methodist church that once stood in bethel cemetry, would love to hear from u. wondering what happened to the church, if tore down or moved somewhere else

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Duane A. Thompson – Harpers Ferry, WV
October 23, 2012 - 16:56
Subject: Nathan Howard plot.

As a child, I lived just South of the Nathan Howard plot. It seems to me I remember Mrs. Howard's first name being "Nancy." In our community, we always referred to their graves as the "Nathan and Nancy Howard" burial site. Their original home site was on a knoll between the graves and the present Norfolk Southern RR trestle.

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Duane A. Thompson – Harpers Ferry, WV
October 23, 2012 - 16:41
Subject: Cemetery closest to my one-room country (Lamb) school.

Wow! I just left a message for you in which I said I was looking for information about my first school teacher. That teacher was Mrs. Lucy Williams and the school was Lamb School, just around the corner from this cemetery. I started school there in 1950. Lamb School has been located there since the early 1800's'. My understanding is that the first log school burned around 1900 and was replaced by the frame building which still survives and is located on a farm about one mile south of the cemetery. The land for the school and, I assume, the cemetery was donated by John Lamb, who, I believe, is buried there. You mentioned that the cemetery is also known as the "Campbell" cemetery. The house adjacent to the cemetery was occupied by the Leslie Campbell family in 1951(2) and years thereafter. I went to school there with their daughter, Mary, who now lives in Nashville, TN with her family. What wonderful work you have accomplished with your website. Thank you.

Duane A. Thompson – Harpers Ferry, WV
October 23, 2012 - 16:07
Subject: Trying to locate my first school teacher, who passed in 1975. Can't find anything that isn't "fee-for-service."

Your work is nothing short of remarkable. I cannot comprehend the thousands of hours you must have dedicated to locate, document, and photograph the resting places of the dearly departed. Please try to coordinate your work with the Find-a-Grave website, if you haven't already. Very best to you.

Mike George – Hot Springs, Arkansas
October 22, 2012 - 18:44
Subject: Thank you for all of this work!

I have a lot of relatives in the GAR Cemetery - Anderson, Elliott, George, Whitlock, Havard, Yeazel and more! Thanks for posting the pictures.

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Phil Thornton – Panama City, Florida
October 22, 2012 - 16:12
Subject: Michael Weaver GreatX4 Grandfather

I have been working on Michael Weaver family history for over ten years (off & on). I am stuck in trying to find his father/mother. I visited Indianola in 1998. I have walked most of the Weaver land in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and in Pennsylvania. I was wondering if anyone has located Michael's father/family yet. Please feel free to share this email if you know someone who could help!! I plan another trip to PA & MD to go through the old original records not yet on computer. Lots of records in PA & MD, so little time. My line is through Michael's son, John, grandson Charles, Ethel (my grandmother).

George L. Steht – Lakeland,Fl.
October 20, 2012 - 18:23
Subject: Pictures

I have been into Genealogy now for about 14 years. I've been unable to get back to Danville to get pictures of all the ancestor tomb stones. Thanks to the tremendous and just unbelieveable job that you have done, I was able to obtain all the pictures I needed, Also, Great job with the Veterans Cemetery.
Thanks again for all the time and effort that you put into this.
George L. Steht

George Steht – Lakeland,Fl.
October 20, 2012 - 17:16
Subject: Minniehaha

I grew up in danville and as a kid, There were 4 of us that use to ride our bikes through out the cemetery (1959 - 1967) and always stopping at the Indian Grave site located on the west side that I remembered as Minniehaha. This grave site is there right?
I use to live at 1011 Martin St., Across from Gastoff's, located on the corner of English and Martin.
Do you have any info on her?
Found your site, excellent.

Thank You

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Jo Townsend
October 18, 2012 - 14:59
Subject: Dukes Cemetery

Do you know if there is a record of people in this cemetery? My GGG-grandfather died in this area, and I have not been able to locate him. Notice there is a stone with William. His name was William Ashley. He died between 1877 to 1879.

Debra Leonard – Millstadt, Illinios
October 05, 2012 - 00:00
Subject: Leonard

Philip (b Kentucky) and Angelina (b. England) were the parents of John Fowler Leonard (b. 1843 d. 1924 in Parsons Kansas and served in the Civil War. (I have all of the letters he wrote from the fields and battles he was in during the Civil War which give you the true images and feelings of the Union army during that time, most were to his parents Philip and Angleina and his brother Perry who ded March 22, 1863 at the age of 10years, 9 months and 8 days (I understood that he too, was hit by lightening) and sister Georgiana) He married Jeannette (Bonebrake McCollough) and they moved from Vermillion County (Danville) to LoneOke Arkansas then to Parsons, Kansas were they bought land in Southest Kansas. Unto this marriage they had 3 children and 1 adopted. Pearl (b.1868 d. 1943, Rosa b. 1870 d. of brain tumor in 1880 and Claude born in 1875 and died in 1954. Claude is the only one who had children (Claude Jr killed in WWII at the age of 18, John Fowler Leonard b. 1928 still living as of 2012, Fred still liviing as of 2012 and Jeannette still livng as of 2012. Of these children only John hasw a son to carry on the Leonard name. His children were Debra (me) born Nov.19 1951 and Christopher born in 1955 and died Oct4 2002 at the age of 47 and he only had two daughters. I understand that Sam Leonard was the only other son of Phiiip and Angelina who lived long enough to marry and have children before he died about the age of 30. I hope he had sons to carry on this Leonard of the famly line. I have a copy of the Leonard history and the obits of Sam and Angelina. I visited the Leonard cemetery in 2002 and it was in good shape although I did have to drive through a cut down corn field to get to it. Also, in Danville at the geneological society building they have a good book on the Leonards and also have Valentine's copy of land grant. (I understood that it was purchased from the Indians in 1811 when he moved from Kentucky to Illinois with his wife and children after his parents were killed by Indians in Kentucky and the children were captured of which after 7 years they were returned except one daughter stayed with they because she married a brave. I am interesed of knowing of the 15 children Philip and Angelina had the birthdates and death dates of the children. I think she lost 3 at very young ages. She had children about every 18 months) I have their names and a few of who they married but limited information. I am the only one on this line who is keeping the family history and I have them back to Germany and Bavaria. Any more information would be greatly appreciated!

September 30, 2012 - 22:53
Subject: looking for grave

Location of kelly kibler grave.. and donald pfaab

Kathy Hilliger – Rossville, Illinois
September 26, 2012 - 12:04
Subject: Mann family, family plot, and grave location inquiry

I found your website through newspaper article regarding Illinois Ancestors. My husband and I live in the home built by Thomas Bennett, Jr. in 1903 located northeast of the Mann family plot. Thomas Bennett, Jr. was married to Catherine Mann, and the family plot is located in front of the Mann's family home. We have been trying to locate the grave of Thomas Mann, Jr. Could you offer any suggestions? We do know that Mr. Bennett later married his housekeeper, but from what we have found out, I'm not sure she would have spent the money for a headstone for him! Please write me at my e-mail address if you can think of anything we could do to discover more information. Thank you for your hard work and informative photos.

Joyce A Coffing – Colorado Springs, Co
September 23, 2012 - 21:20
Subject: finding graves not yet photographed

First, let me say, the work you have done so far is absolutely amazing. I would give anything to back home again in Danville to help you!

At the far east side of the cemetery between English and Voorhees are ancestors I would like to have information on. They are all located closer to the NW corner very back eastern section. I can see it in my mind but bet this sure confuses you.

I am looking for picture/information on Russell H.and Faye McNeese, Thelma (remarried a Gastineau) and George Evans, Herschel and Frances McNeese and Carl Hinchman. Any ideas?Many thanks.

Joyce A Coffing
2708 Thrush Grove
Colorado Springs, Co. 80920-5911

Dee Baxter – indianapolis
September 23, 2012 - 20:23
Subject: looking for Royer family

I am looking to see if my family Royer or Westrich are buried here. It is my understanding that a Philip Royer is buried here and maybe his wife Mary Ann.

Thanks for the help

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Stephen Anderson – 3579 Seminole Drive Carmel, IN. 46032
September 18, 2012 - 19:57
Subject: Kerby Family Plot - location in Mckendree Township, Vermilion Co., IL.

Dear Michael,
My great great grandfather was Henry Jackson Kerby. I've visited the Kerby Family Plot several times over my lifetime. I don't know the GPS coordinates, but I can give you an idea of where it is.
It is located behind the horse barn, in the woods, at the first house south of E. 1200 North Road off of 2080 East Road on the west side of the road. The House used to belong to a Mr. Olson, I believe. If you get the GPS coordinates I would like to know that. Thanks.

The one name you don't have listed in the plot is Dorcas Kerby - born 1 Aug. 1845 in Madison Co., KY. / died 17 June 1862 in Vermilion Co., IL. In addition, the "A" Kerby in the plot stands for Sarah "Sally" Ann Moorman, the wife of Henry Jackson Kerby. I have other relatives in nearby Niccum cemetery. I hope this helps you in your efforts to compile the best records you can.

Just an aside, I grew up with a Keith Coan ( born about 1944 ) in Danville, IL. Any relation to you?

Margaret Park – Green Valley, AZ
September 17, 2012 - 12:42
Subject: Rheuby plots

A lot of my family-Rheuby-are buried in McKendree. There is a very old stone I cannot read from a photo sent to me by a fellow genealogist in 2007. If I send you the photo would you be able to locate it and maybe get more information.
I am also looking for the marker of Mary Katherine Fultz Rheuby who died in 1882 and some think is buried in McKendree. She was the wife of Kinzer Rheuby who is NOT buried there.

Thanks for the wonderful work and photos.
Margaret Park

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Daryl Deffenbaugh – Lenexa, Ks.
September 09, 2012 - 16:43
Subject: Silas & Nancy Wright - Woodlawn Cem, Vermillion Co, Carroll Twp.

Dear Pamela: I'm working on the Silas & Nancy Wright family. They are both buried in the Woodlawn Cem. in Carroll Twp. Would you be so kind as to share with me their birth & death dates on their stones. Picture would be wonderful. I haven't found their parents yet. Do you know if they are also buried in this cemetery? I believe Nancy's maiden name was "Mercer." Thank you for any information you can find on this family!!
God Bless! Daryl

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Robbin Sheets
September 06, 2012 - 00:38
Subject: Luckey

I too am descended from the Luckey tree. I am going to Rose Cemetery in a few days and will be looking for Sheets and Luckey. I will post an update.

lisa knox – columbus, ky.
August 27, 2012 - 17:17
Subject: James Wilbert Tuck gravesite

Could you tell me where James Wilbert Tuck is buried? Born 1923, died September 1982. Wife Alverta Tuck is in Atherton, brother Charles Waymond Tuck at Danville National. Thanks.

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Lee – Canada
August 27, 2012 - 09:47
Subject: Sarah Fleming of Cottage Grove Kansas

Hello - I was researching my ancestors, the Leavells, and see that a Sarah Fleming, widow of Eli Fleming, was living in Cottage Grove Kansas with Benjamin and Flora Markley Leavell and several of their family according to the 1885 Kansas Census - I'm not sure if there's a family connection between Sarah and the Leavell or not - can anyone shed any light on this?

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Lisa Knox)
August 26, 2012 - 23:02
Subject: Family Graves

Hello, I still don't have some of the higher numbered blocks indexed yet, and that is where some of your people are located. Here is what I found:

George Shields 1910-Mar 22, 1937 - Block 26, Lot 33
William Shields 1888-May 29, 1965 - Block 26a, Lot 551
Nellie Knox d. Jun 14, 1975 - Block 26c, Lot ?? (hard to read record)

For the 3 above, if they have headstones, I'm sure I have pictures, but don't have time to search for them right now - but hopefully the block number will help if you want to go look through my pictures to find them yourself.

Alberta Tuck - I found an "Alverta Tuck" 1900-May 18, 1960 that is buried in Atherton Cemetery - Pic #1333

Plus searching the Pape Database, they list a John Lewis Tuck 1898-Apr 4, 1957, and is buried in Columbus,KY. Pape Database - John Tuck

I hope this information helps. If you have more questions, I'm happy to see what I can find. (include dates if you have them - always happy to help.)

Lisa Knox – columbus, ky.
August 26, 2012 - 21:49
Subject: family graves

I am looking for Georgia and William Shields, Nellie Knox, and John L. and Alberta Tuck. I was told they are in Spring Hill, but were not listed. Thanks

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Marcia – Sacramento, CA
August 25, 2012 - 15:11
Subject: Allhands Cemetery

I've been doing research on Ancestry.com for several years and recently hit a "gold mine" of info including the location of my Great Grandfather & Grandmother, Fielding Smith and Nancy Cunningham
Smith who are buried in Allhands Cemetery. My husband & I are planning a trip east in September and plan to visit the grave site. Thank you so much for all the work you did to document this site especially the location. I remember my mother telling me years ago that my grandfather once owned part of what is now Kickapoo, but I don't have anything to document that. Thanks again for the loving work you've put into this project. Are you a volunteer for Find a Grave?

Shelly Cessna
August 20, 2012 - 10:29
Subject: Contact Info

I would like to speak with someone about getting a plot. Can someone contact me at shellycessna6@yahoo.com. Thank you.

Susan Swick – Maple Park Illinois
August 18, 2012 - 07:37
Subject: Nice

Thank you for taking pictures of the Swicks and Winfields.I grew up down street from cemetery and have not been able to visit for years.
Do you have the old Pate cemetery outside Carlin documentated? Lot of Thomas's buried there 180 years ago including
"Chyce Thomas" born in Wales, whose head stone fell over in the 80 years.

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Sheila Maxwell – Mahomet, Illinois
August 15, 2012 - 16:36
Subject: William Reed and Mariette or Maryett Angeline Hawkins and Eliza Hubbard

William and Marriet ( Hawkins) Reed are my third Great Grandparents and Eliza Hubbard is my second Great Grandmother ( my grandfather was Frank Hart, son of John Hart and Julia Hubbard Hart). I have some info on William Reed but not much 1. First sheriff of Vermilion County, 2. War of 1812, 3. He was in the Blackhawk War 4. documentation of his marriage to Mariett Hawkins in Vermilion County in December of 1827. His name comes up some in Beckman's history of Vermilion County, 1879 and Jones, 1911. I cannot find and would love ANY info you have on his lineage as it appears so far to me that he was hatched under a cabbage leaf about 1790 (somewhere, someplace). We are in the process of trying to get his war records. Thanks, Sheila

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Robert Hageman – El Paso. Illinois
August 09, 2012 - 23:37
Subject: Davis family

Jane Ferber- I am a direct decendent of Jane Conner and Azariah Davis. They were originally from Ohio and came through on horseback and purchased land in Vance Township at $1.25 per acre. His parents, Henry and Rachael Pollock followed a little later. Henry's father was also named Azariah and was born in 1756 and died in 1839. He was a Revolutionary War veteran. He married Elsie Van Metre. I have some other info if you are interested. hageman@fairpoint.net if you would rather email me.

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Jane Ferber – Fairmount, IL
August 09, 2012 - 13:17
Subject: Azariah & Jane Davis

The Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society, here in Danville, IL, gave me the passing date of Azariah Davis as March 7, 1857 at the age of 49 years 2 months and 4 days and his first wife, Jane Connor Davis, as April 15, 1842 at the age of 33 years, 8 months and 5 days. These dates were taken from a cemetery reading done back in 1979. There were no birth dates on the stones but if you do the calculations back Azariah has a birth date of January 3, 1808 and Jane August 10, 1808. I was looking for the date Davis Cemetery was established, so if Jane Connor Davis was the first to be buried there it is "relatively safe" to assume it was established in 1842.

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Jane Ferber – Fairmount, IL
August 09, 2012 - 11:38
Subject: Azariah & Jane Davis

The Illiana Genenalogical & Historical Society, located in Danville, IL, just shared with me that Azariah Davis died March 7, 1857 at the age of 49 years, 2 months and 4 days. His first wife, Jane Connor Davis, died April 15, 1842 at the age of 33 years, 8 months and 5 days. This information was taken from a cemetery reading of tombstones back in 1979. There were no birthdates given on the stones but if you calculate back this would of made Azariah's birth January 3, 1808 and Jane's August 10, 1808. I was trying to determine when Davis Cemetery was established so if Jane Connor Davis was the first to be buried there it is fairly safe to assume the year was 1842, the year Jane Davis passed.

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Sharon Herring – Kansas City, Mo
August 06, 2012 - 17:29
Subject: Herring

I'm looking for the grave of Jacob Herring born 1802 and his second wife Margaret Haitt born 1814. There is a record of Gordon Cemetery of a Jake Herring.

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Shannon Cila – Plainfield, Wisconsin
August 04, 2012 - 18:49
Subject: Wallace Chapel Gravestone

Hello and I just wanted to say thank you for your mission to document gravestones! I found one of my lost ancestors amongst your images. I was told her gravestone was in Wallace Chapel Cemetery, but I couldn't find it on the findagrave website. I decided to do a search for the cemetery and found your site and pics, and found her, pictures #591 and 592. How rewarding!

I noticed that most of the stones are unreadable, so I didn't know if I would find her, then there she was! I have registered her memorial on the findagrave website as a result and put in a request for a transcription of the stone. I am pretty sure I know what it says, but would like to make sure of the dates.

It was interesting to me, also, that this is also called the Judy Cemetery and there are many Judys buried here. Joseph Judy married my great great grandfather. His signature is on the marriage certificate we have a copy of. He was a Justice of the Peace in Vermilion County at that time (1894).

Thanks again for your tireless efforts! They mean so much to me and others researching the Smith line. If you happen to have any further information on John B. and Susan Smith family, I would be very appreciative.


Charlene – Henderson, NV
August 03, 2012 - 15:55
Subject: My great grandparents memorial stone

BAHLS, WILHELM AND MARY. Thank you for the photo...I have been searching for so long. God Bless you.

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Donna Rounds – Galesburg, IL
August 02, 2012 - 17:14
Subject: Need and date

I am looking for my cousins death date so I could get a copy of her obitary. Her name was Martha Pearl (Lawhun) Chase of Danville, Illinois. The clostest I can come is that she died sometime after July 29--2010 to Dec 31--2011. Her husband's name was Burton Chase also deceased.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Donna Rounds

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David H. Peterson – Hitchcock, TX
August 02, 2012 - 13:46
Subject: The Long

Enoch Long and Almirs Sturdevant, pioneers in Watseka are buried in Pierce Cemetary. Enoch was a brother of my Gr,Gr, grandmother.buried at Mann's Chapel. They raised a large family there and most are buried in the GAR cemetary in Watseka. I have a 8x10 photo of a Long and family reunion at McFerren Park in Hoopston, Illinois. There are living descendents of that family that I correspond with.

David H. Peterson – Hitchcock, TX
August 02, 2012 - 13:31
Subject: Kuns, Peterson and Leneve Families

All my family members are now gone, all buried at Mann's Chapel. The Mann family came to ths area in about 1836 directly from England. I grew up in this area of the early 1930s. I went to the one room school that stood next to the Church. My great grand parents , Samuel Kuns and Sarah Long, along with my grandmother and grandfather are here, William Daniel and Margaret Donaldson Kuns are here, with Bess Kuns, my Aunt, my parents Elmer and Opal Kuns Peterson are here with my sister Donna Smock. When I stayed with my Grandmother, we would walk to church on Sundays. My grandfather's sister, Mary Kuns LeNeve and her husband Marshal Ney LeNeve, along with their children Samuel Leneve and wife Nancy Annis (Allen) Leneve and Jennie Ridge, the younger sister of Mary Kuns and William Daniel. My great, great Grandfather, Daniel Kuns homesteaded property nearby in 1844, but his family is buried at Gundy Cemetery near Bismark.
A story my mother told me about Samuel Kuns was during the winter months there was always a lot of snow, Samuel would hitch his two teams of Belgian draft horses equipped with bells on their harness and pile on the entire family on his sleigh and they would ride through the country side and what a great sound those bells would make and people said you knew when the Kuns family was on the road for a Sunday outing. Mother was a young girl then of 6 or 7, born 1891, her grandfather Samuel died 1897. There are two descendents left of the original Kuns and Leneve families, myself and my 2nd cousin Emelynn Frances (Leneve) Hornbeck, residing in California and myself in Texas.

Helen Peevler – San Diego County, California
August 01, 2012 - 22:14
Subject: Fredricka Demmin

I see you have a Fredricka Demmin could you tell me what the headstone says. I can't read it.
I live in California and can't visit the cemetery. My husband's Mother was a Demmin. Do you know if the cemetery has any information on the people that were buried in 1923 I think that is the Date.
thank you for all your help and time.

Larry Holman – Danville, Illinois
August 01, 2012 - 17:49
Subject: Took me back to the eary 60's

Thanks for all your work. I was born in Catlin and remember as kids going to God's Acre and the walking stick insects.

james whitt – marion il
August 01, 2012 - 12:06
Subject: Civil War marker

To who it may concern

my name is James Whitt

my great great great grandfather buried in Prairie view Cemetery under John F Whitt death 1906 he was in the civil war and I would like to put a civil war marker on his grave. I would like to know if I can do this and who to contact.

Thank you James Whitt

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Beth French-Stout – Covington
July 29, 2012 - 22:56
Subject: Newell Cemetery

My friend Kate Hecker lived in the big house just north of the airport .She and I went there
many times when we were teenagers . The Cemetery was just behind the house but just a little to the north in a wooded area , it was still there in 1970.

Trudy Lapic
July 23, 2012 - 13:23

Do you have to be Catholic to be buried here? If not, how do I get more info on plots, cost, maintenance of cemetery, etc.

Thank you.

Trudy Lapic
July 23, 2012 - 13:16

Are there restrictions on who is buried here? How do I get information on the cost of plots and who maintains the cemetry and history of it?

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to bob)
July 20, 2012 - 18:23
Subject: Stearn & McFarland

Stearns Cemetery is a bigger cemetery, but is open to the public. Near their garage they have a "mail box" which has a copy of the internment list & map to the cemetery - so you should be able to look up who you are looking for, and then hopefully be able to find them. I took pictures of the maps here on my site (along with all the stones) in case you want to get a head start in your research.

Stearns - www.vermilioncounty.info

McFarland is located down a path off the road, with a sign near the road. The last time I was there, the path is not drivable, so I parked at the road and walked back to the cemetery. It's next to the house, and the last time I was there, there were no " no trespassing" signs or anything, so I believe it's free to walk back there. I also have pictures of every headstone from this cemetery on my site - it's a smaller cemetery, so if you can find the stone now and see what it looks like, it will hopefully be easy to find who you are looking for once you get there.

McFarland Cemetery - www.vermilioncounty.info

Good Luck!

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bob – Indy
July 20, 2012 - 14:16
Subject: Will be going to Stearn and McFarland Cemeteries

HI, Will be going to Stearns and Mcfarland Cemeteries to take photos of family sites. Is there anyone we need to contact first and would these folks have a map to help us locate our family members? Any suggestions would help. Thanks Bob

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Nancy Reed (reply to Nancy Reed)
July 15, 2012 - 15:43

Are you anywhere near Danville? Perhaps we could combine our info???

Nancy Reed
July 15, 2012 - 15:27
Subject: Johnson cemetery

Our Johnson side is buried at Stearns. Happy to look up what I have to see if I can find yours. We also have some at Emberry, but they are Davis and Plotner. Nancy

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Gregg Montgomery)
July 12, 2012 - 18:49
Subject: Montgomery

There is a Vern C. Montgomery & Elsie B. Montgomery buried in Block 18 - currently the list is incomplete, up through block 17. I had stopped the indexing when some people at the local museum started up a similar project (so we wouldn't be doing duplicate work), but looks like I may have to just start this project back up and just finish it.

Ancestry Sisters – Illinois
July 12, 2012 - 13:54
Subject: Sarah Walton Knight

We are looking for information on Sarah Walton Knight. I believe she is buried in lot 591, block 19b. We would appreciate any information relating to her birth date and death date/location or who signed for her burial @ Springhill.

Your website work is wonderful!!!

Thank you.
Ancestry Sisters

Gregg Montgomery
July 12, 2012 - 13:41

Where are Robert A. Montgomery, Vern C. Montgomery and Elsie B. Montgomery in this list???? How do I get them added?

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Waynette Porter – Myrtle Beach, SC
July 09, 2012 - 09:59
Subject: Pleasant Grove Cemetery Question

I was looking for a stone for Jason Pickett in Vermillion Co. IL. I found a picture of his stone on your site. The pic is il-vermillion-pleasant-grove-0440. I noticed the pics before it, 0437-0439 with one side being James Handley and another being Anna Smith (b. 1851, d. None listed). The stone looks as if it is the same stone as the one for Jason Pickett. Is Jason Pickett on the stone with the other 2? OR do the stones just look alike. I'm trying to find the grave of Jason's wife, Martha Ann (Joseph) Pickett. I've not found her grave listed yet and am curious. I need to check census to see an approx date of her death.

According to 1870 Census, Jason was in Putnam Co. IN with wife Sarah and daughter Cora who was 1yr old. Other family records show 2 other children, Dora (b. 1871) and Robert E. Pickett (b 6 Oct 1874). Martha and Jason married 30 Dec. 1875 according to marriage record I found. They're both in census records up to 1900. Jason passed away in 1904. After that, I've not found any trace of Martha under Martha or Annie/Anna/Ann. I have a record from a family member saying she passed 12 Apr 1926 in Georgetown Twp, Vermillion Co., IL. But I can find no record of her burial. I am still checking death records.

Jason Pickett is my great-great grandfather and his sister Lydia married Wm Runion, one of my other great-great grandfathers. It's a tad confusing to type it. Jason is my Mom Norma's Mom Myrtle's Dad William's Dad. Jason's sister Lydia is my Mom Norma's Mom Myrtle's Mom Sarah's mother. Sarah and William were cousins. It's gets weirder too. Wm. died. Then Sarah's half-sister Grace died. So Sarah married Charles, the widower of Grace. Charles' sister Nora had a son name Ottie. Ottie and Myrtle married. It was interesting trying to explain this to my 10 yr old. Understanding how 3 of my great-great grandfathers are related to me through 2 lines each takes a bit of explaining for adults to get it. But he got it. I am proud of him!

Thank you for the hard work you do in documenting our sometimes crumbling history. I only wish I could do the same here where I live but I am not able to do so. Not too easy to walk from grave to grave using crutches and/or a wheelchair. But, I can help in other ways.

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Kathy (reply to Nancy Reed)
July 07, 2012 - 18:05
Subject: William Reed

I was just in Danville to look up some family information. Found out William Reed was/is my three great grandfather!!!

I found his daughter's (Eliza H. Reed Hubbard's) headstone at the Embury Cemetery.

Thank you for this info. I'm doing more research on my family tree!

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Judy Followell – arkansas
July 07, 2012 - 03:55
Subject: family tree search

I hope you will respond most favorable, We have been doing about a 10 year familt tree search. We hope we are very close to the end. Our family name is "Followell"; We have found many spellings of this name. Mainly because we realize, many of the men could not read or write. Our family has "Very Strong ties" to the "AMERICAN QUACKERS that landed in Penn.,& New Jersey back in 1665. Threw the years, many started their own communities across American; during the civil war, they also, changed parts of their beilives and because "The Society of Friends". So, id you could tell me how I can search your older records. I would be ever greatful. Some of our misture of names that have been proven, as our family is( mixed spelling as: "Hollwell", Hollowell, Follwell; Folwell, Hollwell,Holliwell, Holwell; So, you can see this may just be typing errors; as the older records were saved into better, list! Thank You, for taking the time to read this, I thank you in advance for your assistance. I am sorry if this inconveinces you in any way. Sincerely judy

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Linda Williams – Covington, Indiana
July 05, 2012 - 11:57
Subject: Johnson Hill Cemetery

I have several relatives including my great great grandparents in Johnson Hill Cemetery and I want to thank you for the work you have done in photographing this cemetery. The pre-vandal and post-vandalism pictures are invaluable. I went there yesterday (July 4th) and was horrified to find the sign gone and many of the stones gone. Several were face down in a group under a tree and some large stones were missing. It was so hot I took some pictures and left but I am going back and try to find the missing stones. I also once I know the extent of the damage will report it but I fear this cemetery is moving quickly from endangered to partially destroyed. I am willing to help work on any restoration project. I am in Indiana but its a quick and easy drive back to Illinois where I grew up. I so hope something can be done to preserve this pioneer cemetery. Again thank you for the work you have done. Linda

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Sue Conner-Massey – Monticello,IN
July 02, 2012 - 22:31

This is a great site. Just wanted to make sure it was ok to use the Conner headstone photos on my fiagrave.com web page. Thank you Sue u

Danae Michael – Green Valley, AZ
July 01, 2012 - 16:00
Subject: Johnson Hill Cemetery Website

Excellent work! I had perused the site some years ago and now, it is definitely improved. Am trying to find a lost family member all around this area. No luck yet. I'll keep on searching. Thank you for many, many hours it has taken you to compile the data and all. Danae

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John W. Biggs – Springfield, MO
June 30, 2012 - 23:33
Subject: Morgan's in Vermilion Co

I am interested in a color print of the headstone for Achilles Morgan buried in Bock Cemetery.
I will be meeting with P J Smith an 7/13 and will be in Danville that morning. I would be happy to purchase said picture if you have it available.
John W. Biggs

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Connie)
June 30, 2012 - 23:14
Subject: Bock Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Hello, I do have these pictures indexed, but just don't have them listed on my website yet. Here are the Hensley's that I have listed w/Picture Number:

Hensley George D. #119
Hensley George Elbert #034
Hensley Lettie #035
Hensley Mearl #127
Hensley Nelson #041
Hensley Newton #038
Hensley Oliver Dinsmore #035
Hensley Pleasie C #117
Hensley Susan A. #119
Hensley William R. #233

Hope this helps. I hope to get the full list posted at some point soon.

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Pat Claypool)
June 30, 2012 - 23:11
Subject: Bock Cemetery - Morgan,Achilles

Hello - Achilles Morgan stone is picture #237


I have this cemetery indexed, just don't have the list out yet. Other Morgan's:

Morgan Achilles #237
Morgan Ida E. #058
Morgan James O. #056
Morgan Millie M. #057
Morgan Susanna Scott #239
Morgan Thomas H. #058
Morgan Thomas O. #057

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Pat Claypool – ighs library
June 30, 2012 - 22:36
Subject: Achilles Morgan

I've checked your photos in Bock cemetery, but can't find Achilles Morgan stone. Is it one of the "difficult to read" stones. Can you spot its location for me.

Jessica Young – Danville Illinois
June 29, 2012 - 19:11
Subject: The Brierly Cemetery

This cemetery is back behind my grand parents house and over the years almost all the stones have fallen completely down. And the trees and brush are covering them all and they are sinking into the ground. If you havent been there since 2006, there isn't much of anything left back there unfortunatly.

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Sue Allison Wiegner
June 23, 2012 - 21:03
Subject: In awe of all that you have done

I have found so many missing people due to your efforts...and felt so embarassed that I have photos in boxes of stones that might not be readable now...so I started scanning and uploading what I have to the find-a-grave site. Keep up the good work!

Louise Pasteur – the Netherlands
June 22, 2012 - 07:44
Subject: John Ingram WWII B17 pilot

I am looking for family of John Ingram, heavy bomber pilot who was KIA on 28th of May 1944.
I adopted two of his crewmembers names who are on the Wall of the Missing at the American War Cemetery in Margraten, the Netherlands and am in search of relatives that might help me in finding information about him and the airmen who gave their lives for our freedom. Anybody who could be of help please contact me at lee2x44@yahoo.com.
Lest we forget.

Peggy Anderson – Granny, MA
June 20, 2012 - 09:35
Subject: Family member wishing interment

My parents, Maurice fairchild Bennett and my mother, hilma wyland Bennett, are buried at Mann's chapel cemetery. Both were cremated. My sister, Betty Bennett, wishes to be interred with her parents. If she is also cremated can she be interned in the same spot? My phone number is 413-467-7879 thank you

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sandy – georgia
June 19, 2012 - 04:48
Subject: George Dalton

Thanks for all your hard work. I find it impossible to go through every picture looking for George. I prefer to have someone on FAG find it and take a picture. Thanks....

Kenneth F Harper – Crestview Hills Ky
June 15, 2012 - 11:11
Subject: 2burial plots lot no 6, 17. Block no 14. Section C & lot 6 and 17 in section C Block 14

First purchase by Wilbern A Harper on April 2nd 1889
Second Jessie K Harper. 2806 Madison Ave , Covington, Ky on
July 24, 1940
They both passes away elsewhere.
Kenneth F Harper
PO Box17717
Crestview Hills, Ky. 41017. 859-341-1270 or 859-820-8994

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Jim Stevens)
June 09, 2012 - 20:11
Subject: Parish Cemetery

Looks like I mis-spelled the link - I will try to get that fixed soon.

Here is the correct link to Parish Cemetery: www.vermilioncounty.info

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Jim Stevens
June 09, 2012 - 11:48
Subject: Parrish Cemetery

Is there a reason I can not get your photos of Parrish Cemetery to load? Thanks 6/9/12

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Ona (Wilson) Osborne (reply to Julie Lyons Jump)
June 02, 2012 - 19:40
Subject: Isaac & Josephina Lyons

Not who I was seeking, but maybe ran across them at Rossville Cemetery, page 43 - pictures #2108 and #2109. Hope these might be the ones you are looking for? Happy Hunting!

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Julie Lyons Jump – Lebanon, In
May 31, 2012 - 15:49
Subject: Isaac Henry Lyons

I am looking for the grave of Isaac Henry Lyons born 8 June 1841 in Fountain County, In, and died 11 July 1921 in Rossville.Ill. His wife was Josephina.

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Bill – Arkansas
May 27, 2012 - 10:26
Subject: Headstone

The best way to pull out info on a stone that is 100% safe for the stone is aluminum foil and a soft bristle brush (like a paint brush). Place foil over stone face and brush over foil. The brush will form the foil in the voids making a foil copy of the stone. The brush never touches the stone, only the foil. Foil can be reused over and over making it environmentally friendly. Recommended by many cemetery conservationists.

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Kathryn – Idaho
May 22, 2012 - 20:45
Subject: Permission to use photos

Thank you for your well worded "use of photo" description and directions. Would that more people would do so. It is a battle I have fought often with my own photos. It usually takes 2 or 3 letters to remedy the situation but so far it has been remedied.
I was pleased to see the Alpers gravestones on Find a Grave and will be using them on my tree with credit as you have asked.
Thank you for taking them, for posting them, and for allowing their use! Kathryn

May 12, 2012 - 13:00

The computer program left out the email addresses: www.papemortuary.com, www.illianaghs.org, www.danville.lib.il.us.

Leann (reply to qtom)
May 12, 2012 - 12:56

You might try for your 1890 and later obituaries. They do have earlier records, but the obituaries aren't too plentiful before that time period. If the newspaper mentions the cemetery, it will be in the Pape database. Also, there are marriage records for Vermilion County from 1826 to 1915 through the illiana Genealogical & Historical Society or at the Danville Public library. Both IGHS () and the library () do genealogical research for a modest fee.

Pam – Rocky Mountains
May 11, 2012 - 01:55
Subject: Brittingham family history

I have Benjamin Brittingham family history from 1600's in the Virginia/Maryland area. My great-great grandmother was Nancy Brittingham who married into the DeLay family and lived in/near Danville, Vermillion County, IL. This family history was researched in the 1920's30's, cites wills and property records of the descendants of Benjamin Brittingham from England. I don't know if this information is useful to you and I do not know for certain where Nancy Brittingham is burried. She died before her husband, who relocated to Wisconsin and lived the rest of his life with his son and daughter-in-law in Wisconsin.

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May 09, 2012 - 17:43
Subject: Your email address

I'd like to request a handful of pictures of relatives grave markers. My daughter is doing some research (Ancestry.com and others) and I have copied 3-4 of them from the picture links on this site, but they are very low resolution on the site. They are thus very hard to read in detail. I wonder if copies you might send are better resolution (website pics are typically very small - hoping originals are a good deal easier to read). This is all small-scale family personal research.

The other problem is I see COAN.NET all over the place but have yet to find the proper email address to which to send a request with specific cemetary, picture numbers desired.

Thanks for info,

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Ginny Lee (reply to Carol)
May 09, 2012 - 16:44
Subject: Sloan

I live 5 minutes away and walk through Maple Grove several nights week. I do research for Find A Grave and can look up the 2 you want. I can send them to you and post them on Find A Grave if you don't have them yet.
Ginny Lee

Diana Ford – Renton, WA
May 07, 2012 - 16:34
Subject: Looking for grave of Thomas Heffron

My second great grandfather Thomas Heffron died in Danville, Piolet Twp, Feb 8th 1877. I am trying to locate his grave and find an obituary. I do have his estate records. I'm not sure which cemetery I should look. He may have been Catholic and died possibly during an epidemic. I have hit my brick wall. Any suggestions will be most appreciated. Thank you, Diana

Nancy Reed
May 06, 2012 - 19:10
Subject: William Reed

William Reed was the first sheriff for Edgar and Vermilion Counties, built the first log courthouse (where Woodbury's used to be), met with Black Hawk to curb an uprising. He married Angeline Hawkins and her sister married Asa Palmer. He moved from Danville to Newtown and was buried at Old Danville. I cannot find a record of his being removed. Angeline remarried twice. Any help greatly appreciated. Nancy Reed

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Nancy Reed
May 06, 2012 - 18:51
Subject: Wm. Reed

William Reed was the first sheriff in Edgar and Vermilion Counties in Il. He rode in Moore's Cavalry in the War of 1812. He married Angeline Hawkins. He was buried in the first cemetery in Danville, Il. I cannot find a record of him being moved when the cemetery on Seminary Street was abandoned and a housing project was placed there. He also built the first court house in Danville, Il. and met with Black Hawk when he was threatening another uprising. I have a lot about him, some obvious gaps. I keep looking for more and am happy to share anything I have.

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Bob (reply to Susan Allison)
May 05, 2012 - 20:58

Susan ,
The pictures of the stones you are inquiring about are on page 27, picture #1348 and # 1349

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Susan Allison – Tampa, FL
May 04, 2012 - 21:55
Subject: George Marshall Johnson and Eva C Rosnett Johnson

This couple is recorded as having been buried in Davis Cemetery, Fairmount. He died in 1960 and she in 1963. If anyone spots their headstones, I would love to have a photo of them. George is the son of Lewis Hiram Johnson and Sarah Thompson. Lewis is my great great grandfather. Thank you.

April 29, 2012 - 18:17
Subject: Thank YOU!

Just want to thank you for your time to take quality photos. The photos not only benefit us today as we research our families, but it preserves cemeteries for future generations. Thanks so much, Carol

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April 26, 2012 - 11:03
Subject: unmarked grave

my grandmother gave birth to a stillborn child that is burried in an unmarked grave that was on the family property. The problem is that the property is now in a county park. I wish that a marker could be placed on the grave site or at least on the approximate site.

April 25, 2012 - 18:28


Richard Martin – Frazeysburg,Ohio
April 25, 2012 - 15:22
Subject: correction of april 21

Sir: Names were Daniel Young , wife Sarah Young, Children Charles, Peter, Fredrick. Not Florence. Thank you. Richard

Michael Longfellow – Spring Hill Cemetery (reply to Linda)
April 24, 2012 - 11:28
Subject: Junkerman burial site

Your family is located in block 21 (not lot 21) up near the middle on the N.West side. If you can locate the Carlson monument you are in the right area.

Richard Martin – Newark,Ohio
April 21, 2012 - 13:35
Subject: location of graves

I am comiing to Danville and would like to visit cemetery for pictures of: daniel and sarah young who died in 1907and 1911, in Newark, Ohio . they had 3 children fredrick,charles and florence ;they died of some sickness around 1881. is your office open thru business hrs? send info or e-mail or I will pick it up at your office. Richard Martin 50 w. 5th. st. Frazeysburg,ohio 43822 Thank you.

Jessica Palmer – Washington
April 18, 2012 - 21:35

If anymore information has been found please let me know. I am researching my families genealogy and have been looking for information on this part of my family!

Brooke – New Jersey
April 16, 2012 - 10:36


Thank you so much for taking these pictures and the video. I am William and Elizabeth's great great great granddaughter. It makes me sad to see what poor condition the gravesites are in. I know very little about them (I just stumbled upon find a grave and found your link), but these pictures and video are a wonderful surprise. Thank you again!

Brooke DeFroscia

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Pamela – Patterson, Georgia
April 15, 2012 - 19:20
Subject: THANK YOU

... for sharing all this wonderful genealogy info on-line. My husband's AMOLD, COWAN, HOLE, and others are originally from Vermilion Co, IL. Their descendants immigrated to Florida and the family disintergrated as a unit. Thanks to you, I can find more about his "lost" family. You are a terrific person! God bless.

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Francis Dearth – Danville, Illinois
April 15, 2012 - 13:18
Subject: Two more cemeterys not listed

There is one north east of Newal road and Bowman av behind the house with two tall colloms on the front of the house.There is a field behind this house , There is a small wooded area in the middle of this field and I am told that there is one in there. I think this ground belongs to the air port. The second one is about a mile and a half east of Collison just passed the Higgonsville road on the curve to the right just south of the parking area for hunters at the curve. Go east at the curve along the fence. I think this is the Plotner cemetery. It is about 100yards east of that curve.

Luetta Fox
April 14, 2012 - 17:35
Subject: Church's address

What is the address for mail to the church? We appreciated the good meal provided by the
church women for the family of Donna Fox.

April 05, 2012 - 17:39
Subject: Missionfield/ fielder Cemetery

Last year while mushroom hunting I discovered an open brick well deep in the woods. I continued to look around the area and discovered many "misplaced" rocks. I noticed that the ground was sunken in around at least one revealing a partial wooden outline of what I considered a coffin. I have lived on Missionfield road my entire life, and was VERY excited of my discovery! I couldn't get anyone to believe what I found; however, this spring I was determined to validate my theory...and...SUCCESS!!! I discovered a small tumbled over gravestone marked atop with a lamb. The stone read Elva May Fielder 1 YR 7M 1893. I inquired to the Danville Library, and the very helpful staff helped me gather what information there was available. The historical information of this "forgotten" ghost town is very minimal. That is why i believe it is of the up most importance that this area is marked and preserved.

Robert Burns – Georgia
April 04, 2012 - 12:32
Subject: A Martha Ladley, Laetter I am looking for

Martha Ladley lived with Joshua Ladley here in Blount township in 1860 and had a son, William Ladley. The census also shows a Benjamin and a Ann E. Story goes Martha died, William went with her parents (name unknown), and Joshua went to war 1861 in IL remarried a Nancy Ellen Gray from Vermillion Co, and moved to Iowa, then Nebraska. Martha should be buried near here somewhere. I wonder if you recall a stone near 1860 death that named a Ladley?
Thanks for any assistance.

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Bill Humble – Tennessee
March 29, 2012 - 16:56
Subject: Gordon Cemetery records

Do you know of any written records of burials for the Gordon Cemetery? I have the obit for my greart great great grandmothe r from 3/13/1895 that shows her as being buried in Gordon but have never been able to confim same with cemetery people. My hope in gaining info on her is to locate her husband(Philip Humble's(Humbel,Humble) who died in that area about May of 1873.
Any info would be helpful.


Thank you

Bill Humble

Diane H.
March 28, 2012 - 18:57
Subject: Great job

What a wonderful job you have done on this site and with the photos. That's a TON of work. You are very kind and will help many people with what you have done.
I am looking for the headstone photo of Joseph E. King and his wife Maria. They are buried in block 25a, but are not on your index.

Again, thank you for your work.
Diane H, Ramona, CA.

Mary Jane Bohall – Bloomington IL (reply to Joe Hittle)
March 23, 2012 - 22:27
Subject: Fairchild Chapel

1. From Fairchild Footprints, August 1988: ...Probably the most memorable Fairchild in Vermilion County was Rev. Daniel Fairchild, Jr. He was a noted Methodist minister. His wife, Lucy, and Orman Fairchild's wife, Hannah, hand-made the bricks from clay quarried from Daniel's farm. These bricks were used to build the first Fairchild Church which was built across the road from the Fairchild Cemetery. The church, built in 1849, was 30 feet by 36 feet and stood in this location until 1880 when it was razed and the bricks were then used to build the foundation for a new Fairchild Chapel, about one-quarter mile east of Daniel and Lucy's home which still stands (1988) a mile north of Snider Corner and about one-half mile west of the Henning Road, on County Road 2400N.

2. Excerpts from an undated newspaper article: Descendants of Old Chapel Members to Hold Reunion at Lincoln Park (Danville IL). ...Fairchild Chapel, once one of the foremost houses of worship in the country northwest of Danville. It was located half way between Henning and Hillery...

Margie – VA
March 14, 2012 - 15:11
Subject: You were a RAOGK Volunteer??

As you're probably very aware, the RAOGK site (that helped so many and for which you were a volunteer) ceased to operate shortly before Bridgett Schneider's death last November.

In an attempt to "rescuscitate" the very beneficial tool that Bridgett started, I created a RAOGK wiki site this weekend trying to follow the same basic format that Bridgett used for her pages. I have "recreated" the pages ...
What's missing is the contact info for the volunteers. Thus, since you were a RAOGK volunteer in the past, I wanted to reach out to you.
1. Are you still interested in volunteering?
2. Could you send me an email address to use as a link for you on the page.
3. Should I use your old volunteer description or do you want something different?

Would you also spread the word to other volunteers (you know or have used yourself) about the RAOGK wiki site ... and any local genealogy associations, etc.

I set up a new email JUST for RAOGK ... so any replies, please send to:

This new wiki might not be as robust as Bridgett's original site, but, hopefully, in time we'll get a lot of the volunteers back.


Hope to hear from you soon.

Jennifer – Shelbyville, illinois
March 08, 2012 - 13:31
Subject: Edward Peelman

Wanting picture of grave ..... he died 1 April 1940.
Thank you

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Joni Potter)
March 07, 2012 - 22:45

Hello - I took a look at an older cemetery reading done at Georgetown Cemetery, and there are no Bloom listed.

The local genealogical society ( illianaghs.org ) has a "master index" which does list 1 Bloom - Charles Bloom as being in Georgetown Cemetery, but has a "no marker" note next to his name.

I also checked out Pape Mortuary Website: www.papemortuary.com

That site is not always accurate, but does have information about Charles Bloom (cemetery - unknown) and Emma Bloom (Cemetery - Georgetn,IL?) - which usually means she died in the area, and they are not sure what cemetery they are located at.

Those are all the resources I currently have. Sounds like they may be in Georgetown Cemetery, but not with a marker. I'm not sure who currently controls the cemetery records - I hope to at some point track the records down so I can have more information about people buried there without headstones... but that is nothing I have access to right now, and not sure where to start looking - other then maybe starting with Georgetown, IL city officials or something.

Sorry I couldn't be of any more help then that.

Joni Potter – WV
March 07, 2012 - 21:43
Subject: Georetown Cemetery

Great Job!!! I loved the pictures! I was looking for the grave markers for Blooms. Charles and Emma (Sanders) Bloom. I know some markers are unreadable and even more hard to read but Emma should have been buried in 1933 so I would figure this marker should be readable but I have went through all the pictures and found Saunders but no Blooms at all. Would you remember seeing any and/or how would I find out where in the cemetery they are? I have it shown this is where they are.

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gloria – washington state
February 29, 2012 - 19:10
Subject: lacey stites long

love your pics. i agree the site needs an index and pic info but i am grateful for whatever i get since i am so far away. already have found my garrett and lucy ann abbott lacey in davis cem and feel sure i will find the others if they have readable stones. have you thought of taking a partner with a tablet puter with you to transcibe each foto into an index file on the tablet using pic number from your cameras digital filing system? that way the person doing the file could get row and grave number too. just a thought. this is a great undertaking and you should get mass kudos for it. thank you.

Jim – Indiana
February 28, 2012 - 16:21
Subject: Headstone

I found a headstone while doing a sewer project in Danville I found the stones picture on here I can't find any contact info to give it to the grounds department any help would be nice

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Marj Mullen – Ann Arbor, Michigan
February 14, 2012 - 16:38

I am in absolute awe about all the work you have done.

February 11, 2012 - 15:47
Subject: Thank You!

I just want to say THANK YOU for taken such great photos of the Sanhill Cemetery headstones in Vermilion County, IL. I was able to find my relatives' headstones without leaving the house!

My genealogical searching continues...

Warmest regards,

Lisa Showers – Springfield, Missouri
February 10, 2012 - 19:36
Subject: Sandusky Cemetery, Indianola, Illinois

Thank you for all the photographs. Is there an effort underway to preserve the cemetery and fix the stones? If so, please let me know. Thanks.

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Mo (reply to Mo)
February 10, 2012 - 13:43

excellent! Thanks

Are you aware of any other cemeteries on the powerplant property? I'm looking at an old assessor's map (1978) which shows a small parcel labeled "Cemetery Exclusion." Right in between the dam and the river, in the bottleneck.

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Mo)
February 10, 2012 - 13:34
Subject: Mcgee Cemetery

Yes, check back on this page - in the next couple of days I should have the pictures I took & GPS map & everything up! I was able to make it out to this cemetery awhile back - and slowly updating all the pages on this site - McGee should be updated in the next couple of days!

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February 10, 2012 - 12:51
Subject: McGee Cemetery

Does anybody know where, exactly, the cemetery is located? Is it between the dam and the river (about 200 yards below the dam)?

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Nancee Russell – Maryville Tn
February 05, 2012 - 17:38
Subject: Thank you

Thank you so very very much for your hard work. This site has help me in my research more than you will ever know. You have spent many hours doing this out of the kindness of your heart and I wanted you to know that I for one do appreciate your hard work.

Nancee Russell

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Harold Hopkins – Danville
February 05, 2012 - 14:09
Subject: McGeee Cemetery

I was at McGee Cemetery this morning and took a few pictures. Yes, it is on the power company property. I accessed it from a parking area one mile away on the public property. I did not know it was there, but just came upon it about one mile from my car.

......changing subjects......I have wondered how you apply the trademark watermark to your pictures...thanks

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margie gaffney – Fairmount,Vermilion, Illinois (reply to Adrienne)
February 03, 2012 - 23:15
Subject: Surname Vance

you need to look at www.papemortuary.com they have a web page with a large list of Vance's. I am looking for the death record of Katy Anna Farnum Vance.

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jacky groose – Nine Palms, Cal.
February 03, 2012 - 20:54
Subject: great job

great job keep up the good work

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Loral D. Verhoeven – Riverton, Wyoming
January 31, 2012 - 13:33
Subject: Graves??

Follow Songer Cemetery Road past the cemetery west. The road will make a sharp turn south and on the east side of the road south (about 1 or 2 miles) you will see some head stones between the road and a fence. The last time I saw this was in 2007 and I have not been back to Ill. since. There was tractor tire imprints in the dirt and if memory still serves there was a large tree on the site but before you reach the fence. I think that I saw some inscriptions on one of the stones which may give you a clew who is there but I don't remember fully. If you do not know about this, check it out. Loral

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Loral D. Verhoeven – Riverton, Wyoming
January 30, 2012 - 17:07
Subject: Maybe a mystery cemertaty

You are doing a excellent job for all interested in finding their ancestors. I was born in my grandfathers house in Tilton back in 1931 so as I read the names on the various head stones,in Oakhill, Songer, Greenwood, Pleasant Hill, I remember many of those families and individules personally and very well. I am a Korean Vet and of course I look at the military head stones with interest. So many of my friends are now gone. There was one in Oakhill cemetary which really caused a double take because I still have photo's in my family photo's of the two of us playing marbles on the front sidewalk of the old two room school in Hillery. Such memories.

However the last time I was back home in 2007, I was looking for some of my ancestors when I ran into a small cemetary at the side of the road.It is evidently a family plot, and rather beat up, but some one had been taking some care of it. Perhaps you are aware of this but perhaps not. The location is east of Songer cemetary, on the Songer Cemetary road. As one follows the gravel road east, it will eventually turn south. the location of this plot is on the left hand side of the road going south. If memory serves me there is a tree growing in the site, but I don't recall if any graves are disturbed yet. Anyhow if you are aware of this plot, okay, if not perhaps you would want to check it out. Keep up the good work. Loral

Linda Perry – Alaska, USA
January 24, 2012 - 22:01
Subject: Thank you

WOW! I don't know why you did this project, but I am very thankful. I have several relatives buried here and it is so great to be able to view their stones. Thank you.

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David Cowart
January 24, 2012 - 13:27
Subject: RE: Rev. Robert W. Greene, Fairview Cemetery, Jasper, IN

I have been looking for the grave of Rev. Robert W. Greene, who is buried in Fairview Cemetery, in Jasper, IN. Can you help me? I have seen the grave before some years ago but when I go there I have not been able to find it, and I know he is buried there. I was told recently to go to the CourtHouse in Jasper to the Records Department, they might be able to help me. Any help you could give me would be helpful. Thanks, and keep up the excellent work that you are doing!

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Sandra Nosler
January 23, 2012 - 13:45

Will you (or do you already have) a way for a person to type in a last name for each cemetery visitied and your site will pull up those pictures or info on that name? It would certainly be a wonderful help for those of us who are searching for a missing relatives buriel place. Just to look at all of the pictures is so time consuming and since they are taken by rows they are not alphabetical and a person has to look at every page. Also because many of the old graves you can't read the inscription on the stone and we might miss a relative. Is that asking the impossible or ??? Thanks you are doing a wonderful thing, so important and I know very time consuming!!

David Bush – Pensacola, Fla
January 18, 2012 - 22:00

Thank you!!

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bob (reply to Sue)
January 17, 2012 - 20:38

I been trying to reach you via e-mail to no avail.
Please e-mail me at bobd1976@comcast.net
Thank you

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bob (reply to Sue)
January 17, 2012 - 20:37

I been trying to reach you via e-mail to no avail.
Please e-mail me at bobd1976@comcast.net
Thank you

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bob (reply to Sue)
January 17, 2012 - 20:36

I been trying to reach you via e-mail to no avail.
Please e-mail me at bobd1976@comcast.net
Thank you

Pat Morison – montrose, iowa
January 17, 2012 - 15:01
Subject: headstone identification

Hi Michaael
You have done an amazing job in getting pictures posted on the web but they would be much more helpful if they had the surname from the stone listed in the image identifier. That way if someone was looking for a Grimes they could search much more quickley to the stone in question. We have been rewalking many of the cemeteries over here in SE Iowa but I haven't gotten into posting stones on the web as yet. Maybe down the line when I find out more about what you have to do and how to do it. Are you ever over in western Illinois??? If so would you be interested in giving a program about your passion about photographing headstones and how you get it availaboe on the web to people who are interested in finding their ancestors? If so let me know at my e-mail address. Pat Morrison, Montrose, IA

Karin Sungail – Auburn, CA
January 17, 2012 - 14:49
Subject: Need info and help with family plots

When my grandfather, John J. Sungail, died in 1986, it was his final wish (requested of my father), Douglas C. Sungail that he be burried in the same grave as his departed wife, Elizabeth Pockevich-Sungail who died sometime in the late 1930's. However, "Elsie's" sister, Della Pockevich did not approve and my father, in honor of his living Aunt Della, had his father's ashes buried in another grave. My father is now 87 yrs old and has mentioned his regrets at not honoring his father's wishes especially since Della has now passed and will not be bothered.
What I need to know is, what would be involved in moving my grandfather's remains. My father's physical health is deteriorating rapidly and my mother is suffering from advanced dementia so I am now taking care of both them and the estate.
I will appreciate your response at your earliest convenience.
Karin Elizabeth Sungail

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Susa Allison-Wiegner – Vermilion Co, IL (reply to Sue)
January 15, 2012 - 19:27
Subject: Portrait and Biographical Album of 1889

Thank you for posting this book. I just finished reviewing all the persons contained and find that 164 of these families are connected on one giant tree. Now have 48,164 linked folks on our Vermilion County Tree with reference to the book and page where they are mentioned. Welcome inquiries at susie1z@msn.com Starting on the next book!

Lester Filicsky – Bridgeport, WV
January 15, 2012 - 13:14

Thank you for what you are doing. I am originally from Danville. My father had a grocery store on Pine and Madison Streets for many years. I also am a cemetery hunter with the exception I do it with genealogy records in mind. I have been in dozens of cemeteries from Danville to the east coast in hunting graves of family members. I would expect that I have several thousand pictures in my files. Most of my people are buried at St. Pat抯 and Springhill cemeteries. I think it is wonderful that you take the time to do what you do. Keep up the good work.
Les Filicsky

Myron Cowell – Tucson,AZ
January 12, 2012 - 18:36
Subject: Info and questions.

Let me thank you for your work - it is significant. I began family genealogy work a couple years ago. I was raised about 2 miles south of McKendree and our family attended the McKendree Methodist church until early 50s. I have received McKendree Records for the new part of the cemetry form Garnet Miller the conservator for the cemetries in that area. The older records were destroyed. If you wish these records email me and I will send them. My GGGGrandfather Joseph Cowell, GGGGrandfather Joseph Smith, GGGrandfather Abraham B. Smith and GGrandfather David A. Smith are buried there. I am trying to find GGGGrandmother Catherine Ogden Cowell burial site. Records say she is buried in Paris Cemetry, but that would be in Edgar County. Most like she is in Parrish Cemetry in Grape Creek where family lived, but your webpage is malfuncting for the cemetry. She may also be buried in the Old Paris Family cemetry that is now a part of a more modern cemetry between Ogden and Royal, since she was an Ogden. Her husband Joseph is buried with two of his daughters Ammada (Misspelled on stone as Emanda) Cowell Cloe. Joseph is buried under Civel War stone Company F 4th Illinois Cavalry next to old maid daughter Mary Cowell the last grave in the Cloe family string. Daugher Rachel Cowell Rice Sprouls Boner is buried near by under her third husbands name Rachel Boner. Any info you provide on Catherine's burial would be most helpful. The mystry I am trying solve is her name. Joseph is married to Sarah Cowell in Greene Co, PA in late 1820's according to early 1830 land records. There are no record so her after that only of Catherine in 1850 census and beyond. There son Isaac Civil War vet's death certificate says mother's last name is Ogden. Rachel's 2nd marriage record also says Sarah Cowell of Georgetown is her mother. I believe we have only one women with two names? I also need to find Louisa Cowell Brown and husband Hiram's graves in Indianola Cemetry to help confirm she is fourth daughter to family. Any help you can provide would be helpful. I will return to Illinois in May-June 2012 time frame for HS reuions.
Thanks Myron Cowell LtCol USAF Ret.

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Harry Seyfert – Kankakee, IL
January 12, 2012 - 00:58
Subject: Your Great Work Here

Hello Michael,
I just read the article from the News-Gazette in our Daily Journal. I told my wife, "I think I know who this man is!" You must Be Henry's or Roger's son. I used to live down Columbia Street from your grand-parents, Thomas and Beverly. I have done some of the same thing, except not to the scale that has captured you! My wife and I have taken photos of some interesting work in cemeteries NE of Watseka (trees with squirrels), and around Kankakee and northern Iroquois Counties. We were visiting Georgetown, KY and took a look at a Negro cemetery there that was in sad disrepair. We did some clean-up without speaking to anyone. The next time we were there, we noticed we must have been an inspiration to others, as it had been mowed, trimmed and several stones were cleaned up considerably.

Keep up the good work,

Harry Seyfert

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Doris Hubner – Onarga, IL
January 10, 2012 - 21:44
Subject: Fudge

Looking for any gravesite of this name in the Danville area. Thanks and keep up the good work...I would love to do what you have done but time constraints don't allow it. Genealogists will love you for all your hard work.

Carol Hicks – Hoopeston, IL
January 10, 2012 - 14:19
Subject: Woolverton Cemetery

Woolverton Cemetery was located in a field on the west side of the Conservation Club road as you turn on it from Route 9. There were several burials there but they were moved except one, which is why there is a rock there, to Floral Hill Cemetery. Exact date of removals to Floral Hill, I don't know. Eileen and Ed Layden, of Hoopeston, are the ones I talked to about this. At one time I had a brief list of who all was buried there but don't know right off hand where it is.

Linda Key – Co
January 09, 2012 - 17:18

looking for my great great great grandmal Adline Jetter Female died 13 September 1925 in Danville Illinois Cerf#2920395 she is at Springhill Cemetery her maiden name Featherson and fergerson

R.D.Aldrich – Seattle,WA
January 08, 2012 - 13:18
Subject: Albert Riley Goodwin is my ggrandfather

Albert Riley Goodwin is my ggrandfather. Could find no pictures but the information from M.J.H. is new to me. Thank you for the time and effort you gave in putting together and posting the above information. I appreciate the labor of love and I have information that I could exchange with you.

Again, thank you for your hard work.

Tracie Downs – Columbia, Missouir
January 08, 2012 - 11:19
Subject: Looking for a grave

thank you so much for your hard work to put such great information at our fingertips. I have a death certificate for my ggg-grandmother Rene Belle ALLHANDS which states she was buried in the Allhands is cemetery. I did not see her listed on a couple of sites.
In any of the photos you took did this name show up and maybe I just can't make it out? It would have been in 1897!! She was only 23 and died of typhoid fever. She was married to a James Milton Cramer and I see many Cramer's buried there including my gggg-Grandparents James R. and Caroline (Scott) Cramer!
Any info you can shed on Rene Bell would be awesome.

Robert V. Fox – Danville
January 05, 2012 - 20:13
Subject: Great job.

Looks like you have done agreat job.

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Patricia – Montana
January 04, 2012 - 19:51

The site used is US Board of Geographic Names under geonames.usgs.gov where you search domestic names.

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Patricia – Montana
January 04, 2012 - 19:40
Subject: Locating cemeteries

I use the following site when wanting to locate a specific location. This search engine will locate a place by name or feature. First, pick your state then pick county and put in the actual name. Or, pick state then type in feature name (cemetery, school, etc.) leaving off the county. I learned Vermillion County has 128 cemeteries. I hope this helps your mapping. I also have photograghed cemeteries and your site is truly an encouraging work. Thank you

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Bob (reply to Thelma Morgan)
January 04, 2012 - 19:21

According to the Pape Mortuary website your Levin Hurley is buried at Lynch cemetery.

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Thelma Morgan – Stockwell, Indiana
January 04, 2012 - 12:02
Subject: Hurley Obituary

1902 February 8 - Leven died at 10 AM.
OBITUARY FOR LEVIN HURLEY - Stockwell, Indiana - Word was received here Saturday of the death of Levin Hurley at Danville, Ill. He had been an inmate of the Soldiers home there for some time and at the time of his death was 80 years old. He leaves a widow and two daughters living here and children living elsewhere. Mrs Hiram Brooks and Mrs D A Gapen being the daughters living here. Mrs Hurley, Mrs D A Gapen, Mrs Jesse Baer and Mrs M B Platt went to Danville Monday morning to attend the funeral. (Stockwell News in the Lafayette paper, Friday, February 13, 1902.)

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Thelma Morgan – Stockwell, Indiana
January 04, 2012 - 11:58
Subject: Hurley_Leven

Looking for his grave.

Levin Hurley, a native of Ohio, was born March 20, 1822, the son of Levin and Susanna (Burt) Hurley. His wife, whom he married in Clinton county, Ohio, in 1842, is Elizabeth, daughter of David and Polly (Ervin), long ago deceased; his wife was born in Clinton county, Ohio, April 20, 1824. By this marriage there are eleven children, born in the order here given-Harrison, deceased, Ann, William, Mary deceased, Alexander, deceased, John, Isaac, Malinda, Belle, deceased, Josephine, deceased, and Ida deceased. Comrade Hurley was employed in farming when he entered the Federal Army August, 1862, from Clinton county, Indiana, at the age of 40 years; he was enrolled as a private in Company A, 20th Indiana Vol. Inf., 1st Brig. 3rd Division 2nd Army Corp. In 1863 he was wounded in right hand at Chancellorsville, he entered Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C. , he remained there one year, having been detailed as nurse when able. He was furloughed for thirty days and returned to his command in front of Petersburg in fall of 1864. In 1864 he was sent to New York with his Regiment to suppress the draft riots then occurring in that city.
The following are his battles: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Kelley's Ford, Fredericksburg 1st and 2nd , front of Petersburg, Gettysburg, Burksville and numerous skirmishes; he was granted an honorable discharge May 1865, at Indianapolis, Indiana. His oldest son, Harrison served in 11th Ind. Cav., took sick and died during service; his son-in-law, H. Brooks, served in an Ind. Regt. His wife's half-brother, Cornelius Cotteral served in 12th O.V.I., was taken prisoner and held in Libby (Prison) 18 months. Comrade Hurley belongs to Carroll Post, he is a disabled soldier and his address is Stockwell, Indiana. (Ref: Presidents-Soldiers-Statesmen, 1776-1896, by H. H. Hardesty, 1895)

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Lilly (McBride) LeVeque – Montana
January 04, 2012 - 00:35
Subject: Mann's chapel

Thank you for all of your pictures. I found my grandparents graves and they look good.
I took some pictures of all of my close relative in Mann's as I didn't think I would be back for awhile. It has been a couple of years.
I was wondering if you knew if Mann's Chapel has a committe that takes care of it? We had the book that was done a while back but i do not know who ended up with it. While there are only three people buried in my Grandfathers lot, I was always told that there are three more plots in this lot. Where is the best place to find this information? Thanks again for you time, it is really great that you are doing this.

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Karen Smith – Murdock, Illinois
January 02, 2012 - 21:19
Subject: pictures

Would like to look at the pictures that you have taken..but, not sure how to do that not see anywhere to click on pictures?

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D. Christenson – champaign county
January 02, 2012 - 18:19
Subject: news-gazette article

Just wanted to let you know that the article in the 1/2/2012 New-Gazette was great. Keep up the good work.

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kevin siler – broadlands
January 02, 2012 - 17:51

that is my step moms fam

Jeanne Pentecost – Urbnaa
January 02, 2012 - 16:10
Subject: Pentecost Cemetery

If you can find Stan Pentecost in Danville, he has done lot of research on the Pentecost family going way back. Has info on who is buried out there. Both my daughters have been out in last few year. so far I have not found it.

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Hoopeston Chamber – Hoopeston (reply to Pat)
January 02, 2012 - 15:08
Subject: Floral Hill Cemetery

If your looking for a photo of a head stone you might try the Chamber they maybe able to help

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Ralph Johnson – United States
January 02, 2012 - 13:05
Subject: helping out

I have a friend who is into geneology, and who visits a lot of cemeteries. I am a computer science professor at the U. of Illinois, and when I talked to him I thought that a great student project would be some sort of web site that could index cemeteries, i.e. it could take pictures of tomestones and figure out the names on them and then help people find them.

Would you be willing to work with some students on this, to be their "cemetery expert"? The project I was thinking of would be an image processing project, which would basically look at each picture, try to read the text, figure out the name of the person, birth and death dates, etc, and create an index of this material. The idea would be to try to automatically create an index of your pictures.

In the long run, it would be cool to do this for every cemetery in the country, but it is better to start with one site and grow it.

Anyway, if you are interested, please send me e-mail.

-Ralph Johnson

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Jim Gallion – Westville Illinois
January 02, 2012 - 11:40
Subject: Pleasant Ridge Cemetary, Douglas County Illinois

Mr. Coan:
Found your site in the News Gazzette this morning. I think you're doing a great job and serrvice to area residents.
I thought you might beinterested in the subject cemetary. My grand-parents and great-grandparents are buried there. I visited this vemetary last Summer. I had not been there since I was a child and finally re-discovered it's location through contacts at WCIA television station. There was a church there years ago that had since been torn down; but the cemetary is still there and has quite a few older plots there. From my Westville location you would go South to the intersection South of Chrisman and turn West; then take the First road North that goes to Newman. On that road there will be a sign denoting an "historical" marker that will require a left turn and the cemetary sits on top of a small hill. There are also an old bench from the original church (Methodist I believe) and photographs of the church etc. Thought you might like to know about this place in case you're ever in that area.

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Dannel McCollum
January 02, 2012 - 10:00
Subject: Forse Cemetery

Sir: Forse Cemetery, which is in Danville Township just above the Mckendree Twp line, is located on land owned by the above-named person. It appears to have only two burials of the Forse (or Force) family ca mid 19th century. At present, I have no information regarding the family although I am interested in any information that might be available. The cemetery is currently in the process of being rehabilitated and will be available to members of the McCollum family. Incidentally, the access to the cemetery is only through the extension of TR 1280 and the permission of the property owner.

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Connie – Centralia, Il
January 01, 2012 - 20:11
Subject: Questions

Is there a listing of all the people who are buried in Bock cemetery somewhere. Some of the stones are not legible and I have Hensley family members who I would like to find.

Joan Frost
December 31, 2011 - 14:16
Subject: Pellville Cemetery

First let me say you have done a great job on your website...My gg-grandfather donated the land for the Pellville Cemetery which was part of the 40 acres of land they had at that time. I am trying to research the ownership of the land back to the 1850's when they acquired this land..There used to be a house above the cemetery on the east side. Would you know who lives there and/or the legal address of the property where the cemetery/house is? Any help would be greatly appreciated as to how I can find or obtain the history of this land. Thanking you in advance for your invaluable help.


Cynthia – Utah
December 30, 2011 - 11:37
Subject: Pictures

You have a wonderful site! I can't thank you enough. Is it okay to use your pictures on my tree I am doing for my family on ancestry.com? I love how you can actually see the dates so that I have the correct dates attached to my family.
Thank you again!

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Judy – Indiana
December 26, 2011 - 18:12
Subject: Charles Peter Johnson

My great grandparents Albert or Albertus Johnson and Mary Jane Clines Johnson lived in
Danville Illinois area (3 girls born in Danville) one son, Charles Peter Johnson died about
1881-82 age and information on him is scant born about 1874 in Kentucky. Looking for any cemetery or death records for him

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Tom Weir – Seattle
December 24, 2011 - 13:24
Subject: Independence/ Riverside Cemetery, Warren County, IN

An ancestor named Sally Ann Dunnington was said to have been buried here after the cemetery was moved from another location due to flooding many decades ago in the 1800s or early 1900s. An old letter from her daughter Susan Dunnington Wilson said that the cemetery was "Independence" later changed to "Riverside." I think that the grave is incorrectly read and listed in Findagrave.com under the name "Sally A. Dunninsten." I would greatly appreciate one of your researchers looking to see how the gravestone reads, and what are the dates on the monument. Could you tell me when the flooding occurred and the graves were moved away from the Wabash River to the newer cemetery site.

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Susan (Allison) Wiegner – Mind in Vermilion Co, Body in Tampa, FL
December 23, 2011 - 13:29
Subject: Nathan Howard missing plot

If this is the same Nathan (father and son), one is buried at the family farm, and the other in St Louis.

Descendants of Nathan Clinton Sr Howard

Generation No. 1

1. Nathan Clinton Sr2 Howard (Henry1) was born Apr 1786 in Ross Co, OH, and died 20 Dec 1834 in Vermilion Co, IL - buried on family farm Vermilion Co, IL. He married Nancy M McDougal 09 Nov 1813 in OH. She was born 29 Dec 1795 in Pike co, OH? VA per 1860 Newell Twp, Vermilion Co, IL census, and died 20 Dec 1863 in Vermilion Co, IL, buried on the farm in Newell Twp, Vermilion Co, IL.

Notes for Nathan Clinton Sr Howard:
This information from bible now owned by Mildred Leah Allison Wagner, gr.granddaughter of nathan & Nancy Howard. Family Bbible record notarized by Virgil W Burgess, NP 4/11 1950, Champaign Co, Ill.

Children of Nathan Howard and Nancy McDougal are:
+ 2 i. Minerva3 Howard, born 20 Oct 1814 in Pike Co, OH - 1860 census says KY (father Henry?); died 12 Mar 1864 in "Newell Grove" Walnut Corner cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL, 44y, 3m 25d.
3 ii. Nancy Howard, born 01 Jan 1816 in Pike Co, OH; died Unknown.
4 iii. Drusilla Howard, born 31 Jan 1818 in Pike Co, OH; died Unknown.

Notes for Drusilla Howard:
02/18/2001 2:15:35 From: nspaeth@libertybay.com (Nancy H. Spaeth)
Dear Susan, 1. I found your entry of Drusilla Howard on Rootsweb. I think we may have a connection. I have a ggggrandmother, Drusilla Howard, born July 13 1788. Her father was Cornelius Howard. Drusilla married John Humes and had a son, James Humes, born 3/22/1812 in Pike Co., Ohio. Do you think Henry could be a brother of Cornelius?(this comes from my grandmother's mother's line)

2. Also, I have ggggrandmother, Elizabeth(or Sarah) Allison born abt 1755?, married John Headlee Sr., who migrated from New Jersey after his service in the Revolution. He died in Greene Co., PA in 1825. They had a son named John Headlee Jr. and a grandson named Ephriam born in Woodsfield, OH.(this is from my grandmother's father's line) Does any of this sound familiar? It certainly looks like a possible match due to name and place similarities. Let me know what you think. Thank-you, Nancy
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+ 5 iv. Joseph F Howard, born 13 Sep 1819 in Pike Co, OH; died 12 Jan 1851 in Vermilion Co, IL buried in Brierly Cemetery, Vermilion Co, IL 31y 4m.
+ 6 v. Thomas J Howard, born 23 Sep 1821 in Pike Co, OH; died 20 Jan 1865 in ?.
7 vi. Julian Julie Ann Howard, born 25 Oct 1824 in Pike Co, OH; died 01 Aug 1850 in Vermilion Co, IL , buried in Lamb cemetery 25y 9m 3d. She married Corydon H Campbell 11 Nov 1849 in Vermilion Co, IL; born 19 Dec 1825 in Seneca Co, NY; died 22 Dec 1902 in unk.

Notes for Corydon H Campbell:
See "History of Vermilion County" Illinois by H W Beckwith, page 963 bio drove stock in southwest, drove hogs to Cherokee nation, cattle to Milwaukee.

See "The Past and Present of Vermilion Co, Illinois" by C G Pearson, Clarke Pub Co, 1903, page 1108

See 1860 Vermilion Co, IL Census, Newell Twp, #3422-3445
Campbell, Corydon H 35 M NY farmer
Mary 24 F IL
John 6 M IL
Joseph 4 M IL
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If same man See Illiana Genealogist, Spring 2003, page 8, came from Cincinnati, OH 1831 settled in Newell twp, 1840 removed to MIssouri lived there 7 years, drove calle overland to Milwaukee..returned to Vermilion co 1844.

+ 8 vii. Milton W Howard, born 24 Apr 1826 in Vermilion Co, IL; died 03 Jul 1892 in unk.
+ 9 viii. Nathan Clinton Jr Howard, born 15 Aug 1827 in Oakwood, Vermilion Co, IL; died 01 Sep 1864 in Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, IL, buried in St. Louis.
+ 10 ix. Richard Lloyd Howard, born 08 Mar 1830 in Vermilion Co, IL; died 07 Apr 1883 in Vermilion Co, IL, buried in Springhill cemetery, Danville.

Sharen Clampitt – New Zealand
December 21, 2011 - 03:35
Subject: County Poor Farm cemetery

I do think one of my ancestors may have been buried here - Allen Bonebrake. He was deaf and lived there for the best part of 20 years. It's sad to know that none of the graves are marked. Thanks to the person who erected the memorial for them.

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Charlotte – Maryland
December 20, 2011 - 23:34
Subject: Parke County

I'm looking forward to seeing Parke County here. I am searching for the grave Warren T. Moore, who died in 1876. Thanks for your efforts!

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Rick McNutt – Indianapolis, Marion, IN
December 20, 2011 - 09:13

Thanks for all of your efforts to digitally save all of these headstones! My mothers family (Baum, Salt, Varner, Dickson....) hail from Edgar and Vermilion Counties. She was born (Varner) in Georgetown-raised in Danville by her grandmother and aunt(Baum).

I don't know how I could help with your project but am the webmaster for the Genealogical Society of Marion County(Indiana). Not looking for any credit but am a good technician-detail man.

I am particularly anxious to see your Edgar County pages completed and will help if I can.

Feel welcome to contact me any time- meanwhile have a very Merry Holiday!!! And thanks again for your 'gift' from my family.

Rick McNutt

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Julia Mitchel – Kentucky
December 19, 2011 - 11:32
Subject: Thank You for all your work.

How wonderful for central Illinois that you are recording these cemeteries. Our line has ancestors in Edgar Co, IL. I am encountering lost or distressed small cemeteries all over central KY area, esp Scott Co, and some in Fayette Co.
I hope you are a very young man and take lots of vitamins. Great selfless task to do.

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Delores Sorenson – California
December 19, 2011 - 10:16

I too list all the burials in our local cemetery and do a few other things to get info out to the public for others to share. I use Find a grave site alot. THANK YOU AGAIN and Merry Christmas.

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charles coe – Alberta, Canada (reply to Mary Kinch)
December 19, 2011 - 06:01
Subject: Find a Grave

Are you familiar with findagrave.com If you go to the cemetery and there is a memorial without a picture you can click the request a photo button. You will probably have to wait until spring now, but here is Rev. Coe memorial

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Loretta Krumwiede Barlow – Fort Wayne, Indiana
December 19, 2011 - 03:09
Subject: Upload photos?

Michael, I know what an undertaking this is for you. I timed my reading of St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley (Iroquois) about 15 years ago, and it was 8 hours working time then to stop and read information into a recorder. Photographing would take much longer.
I have a FEW photographs taken then and earlier there, at Ash Grove and Immanuel Cissna Park. If would be interested in using those, I would be happy to send them. Just tell me how.

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December 18, 2011 - 14:03
Subject: illiana cemetarys that I've managed... you may use any for your research

Misty West/Loy (#47488484)
member for 8 months, 3 days

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Jack Sprouls)
December 13, 2011 - 19:46

Old Danville Cemetery has it's own page here on my site:


Have a description & map of where it was. Some of the older panoramic maps of Danville show this cemetery - I hope when I update my site, I will include these also.

Occasionally when they do utility work in that area, they come across a headstone that was once there - I believe the Danville Museum has at least 1 of these found headstones.

Jack Sprouls – Lynden, WA. 98264
December 13, 2011 - 18:56

Can you please tell me where the Old Danville Cemetery or Williams Burial ground was located. I am a former Danville resident and grew up near Springhill, but never heard of or knew about the Old Danville Cemetery. Thank you.

Jack A. Sprouls

Bob (reply to Sharon Zorns)
December 09, 2011 - 19:45
Subject: Mary J Wood

Bethel Ross Picture number 118 has a stone of a Mary J Wood
Born Nov 25 1841 Died April 28 1909

Sharon Zorns
December 07, 2011 - 23:55

Looking for grave of Mary Jane Wining Wood. Information indicates she was buried in Bethel Cemetery but it does not say which one. Date of death is April 22, 1909. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sharon Zorns
December 07, 2011 - 23:54

Looking for grave of Mary Jane Wining Wood. Information indicates she was buried in Bethel Cemetery but it does not say which one. Date of death is April 22, 1909. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sharon Zorns
December 07, 2011 - 23:53

Looking for grave of Mary Jane Wining Wood. Information indicates she was buried in Bethel Cemetery but it does not say which one. Date of death is April 22, 1909. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sharon Zorns
December 07, 2011 - 23:52

Looking for grave of Mary Jane Wining Wood. Information indicates she was buried in Bethel Cemetery but it does not say which one. Date of death is April 22, 1909. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sharon Zorns
December 07, 2011 - 23:51

Looking for grave of Mary Jane Wining Wood. Information indicates she was buried in Bethel Cemetery but it does not say which one. Date of death is April 22, 1909. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sharon Zorns
December 07, 2011 - 23:41
Subject: searching

I have been searching for the gravesites of my husband's great grandparents. William Zorns died in 1938 and his wife Clara King Zorns died in 1965. We were told by several of their grandchildren that they were buried in Farmers Chapel Cemetery but we walked the cemetery and did not find a headstone. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Nancy Brauer – Star,NC
December 07, 2011 - 14:13
Subject: Location of Ellen Gertrude Steele

I just found out that my mother had a sister . I found it in the 1930 Census for Vigo County . I never knew any of my mother's family I just satrted finding some of them within the last couple of years. When my mother was little ( like 2 ro 3) herparents split up and went their serperate ways . I think when her parents went their seperate ways the children were put somewhere ,like a Foster home or something. My mother's name was Margaret Mary Steele ( Maiden Name ) and her sister's name is or was Ellen Gertrude Steele... My mother never knew her parents or that she had a sister . In the 1930 Census my mother was 2 years old ,(she was born July 16th,1927)and her sister was 5 month's old ( Ellen was born October 1929 ). My mother didn't know any of here family ,not even her parents. Their parents were Herschell Steele & Mildred Garrigus ( Steele)...My mother died Dec 3rd ,1986 not knowing anymore then she did when she was alive. I've tried to find any traces of my Aunt Ellen ,But I get as far as the 1930 Census and that's it . Please Help me. ( if you can )...Thank you & God bless

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Ona (Wilson) Osborne (reply to Thomas Seacrist)
December 03, 2011 - 12:04
Subject: Amos & Sarah (Pate) Wilson

Amos & Sarah (Pate) Wilson are my great grandparents. I have been visiting Pate cemetery for years. My great, great grandfather, Robert Wilson is also buried there, as are my grandparents, Robert Lee & Clarissa (Stansbury) Wilson. My parents, Paul & Lethel (Johnson) Wilson are there now too. When I first started to research the Wilson side of our family several years ago, my father took me to Pate to show me where our ancestors were buried. I have not been able to confirm that Sarah Pate Wilson is buried there due to lost and incomplete cemetery records. Unfortunately, the stones in the old part of the cemetery have deteriorated over the years, and some have been moved, broken, or seperated from their bases. This new site with the great photo's will help many family researchers.
Ona (Wilson) Osborne

John Underwood – Columbus, Ohio
November 29, 2011 - 01:33
Subject: Underwood Cemetery Origins or Underwood Family Plot

I beleive this cemetery was started By John and Drusilla Underwood, not William and Margaret. There are burials prior to 1837 and by 1838 William and Margaret Underwood were in Wisconsin. William had one son, Abram, die in Vermillion county about 1830 but I can not locate a grave for him.

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November 22, 2011 - 08:52
Subject: Thank you!

Who ever loaded all this, thank you so much....I have 45,000 Vermilion Co linked folks in one database and now able to make this single tree grow much faster. Thanks again.

Robert Burris – Iowa
November 13, 2011 - 20:36
Subject: Thanks

Great Job you are doing thanks so much . Bob Burris

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Karen Niccum – Pleasant lake In
November 13, 2011 - 01:09

Thank you for taking all the pictures loved to see them my father and mother are there grandma grandpa aunt uncles too hope to hear from you thanks again Karen

Margaret Leonard – Champaign, IL
November 04, 2011 - 15:17
Subject: cemetary at Collison, IL

I grew up in the Potomac, IL area. Thel only cemetary I know south of Potomac and north of Collison is Knight's Branch. It's located at 2700 N, 630 E, Collison. My great, great grandparents are buried there. Someone takes very good care of it. It is back in a corn field. One of the area residents took us there. I can ask him if there is another cemetary close.

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linda rosenthal – nashville, washington county, Illinois
November 03, 2011 - 20:13
Subject: 1812 soldiers who died in Vermilion

I am Linda Rosenthal, DAR and vice chair of the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. You may be aware that the US Daughters of 1812 published a book of soldiers who died and are buried in Illinois. I was working on several southern counties and found it woefully under researched. For a year now I have been working on the state and in Sangamon county, which was listed with 68 soldiers I have found 325 and still counting. I found your website searching for Searle cemetery. Dawn Cobb director of Illinois Preservation of Cemeteries gave me info on Edward Maxwell Wilson and a contact of Lary Lovette. I researched Wilson and found he served as a Pvt 5Regt (Sterett's) MD Mil. I have a large list of names to be vetted that are not listed on the USD1812 list. I also have Edgar, Ford, and Iroquois, which you noted that you have in progress. My question to you is would you consider working with me in noting the soldiers in the cemeteries by taking a current photo and a gps of the grave. As you see a stone can be gone in a short period of time and if they are not noted by gps all is lost. I will do the research and bio on the men if you would be the boots on the ground for photo and gps. Each county will have their own book in detail on the men buried there. The state book will list the men, birth-death, service, spouse, cemetery found, and note details are at the county level. This will allow historical societies to sell the books and help them make money for their society. It is a large effort for there were close to 20,000 land grants given for service. Not all came out, many sold the grant and remained in the east and some died before they could take possession so their heirs did get the land. I will be at the 200th anniversary of Tippecanoe in West Lafayette, IN this weekend and will drive back through Vermilion on Sunday. Would like to stop and meet you and discuss workable solution if you are not interested would you know of someone who may be.
Thank you. Linda cell:618-924-5727

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Mike Baton)
November 01, 2011 - 14:15
Subject: Samuel Fair Butler

Hello, he is buried in Section N - Row 7 - Lot 7 ... which is the later part of my pictures.

Took a quick look through, and found the picture - #4354


Hope this help!

Mike Baton – VA
November 01, 2011 - 13:27
Subject: Looking for Samuel Fair Butler

He is supposed to have been buried in Woodlawn in 1930. I have scanned through your pictures but did not see him. Given the size of the folder I am not suprised. Do you know if he is actually there?

Thanks in advance.

dennis – tinley park, il
October 31, 2011 - 20:51
Subject: Signage!

I've visited this cemetery on numerous occasions in the last few years. I'm very curious... why it's called Johnson Hill? From what I've seen, there's not one Johnson buried here!

This cemetery intrigues me! I don't know why! I visit this area a few times a year, and while I have no money to spare, I'd like to provide a service.

I'm a union carpenter, and I have a little bit of talent with my hands. I'd like, if I may to provide a new sign {hand engraved, to read... Johnson Hill...} and sign post for the entrance to the cemetery. Please advise of your approval, or not, at your convenience. Thank you!

Thank You!!!

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Cathy Milioto – Austin, Texas
October 30, 2011 - 19:29
Subject: cemetery photos

You have done an excellent job with all of the photos in the cemeteries where my relatives are buried. I wish I had the time to come to Illinois myself to look through Pate and Oakridge cemeteries to find other grave locations of relatives that are said to be buried in these cemeteries!

George E. MArtin – El Paso,TX
October 23, 2011 - 17:57
Subject: Problem

Can not get past page two of this site. Do I need to set my browser or machine to get to the remaining pages,

Enjoy hunting your outstanding sites.


Peg – Illinois
October 16, 2011 - 21:34
Subject: Location of gravesite

I am looking for my great-great grandparents Charles 1827-1892 and Elizabeth? 1826-1879 Butler. Information from Roots Web says they are in Springhill Cemetery. I have found the graves of my grandparents. These photos have helped me with my genealogy. Thank you so much.

bob (reply to Cheryl (Heuer) Reardon)
October 15, 2011 - 13:53
Subject: Ruckman cemetery

The info here on this site is correct about Ruckmans location and demise of being bulldozed over. I found a cemetery in the woods and was told by a local Collison gentleman I had found Ruckmans when in fact what I had found was the Old Collison cemetery. I apologized earlier for this mistake. Ruckman cemetery no longer exists.

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Robert Truman)
October 15, 2011 - 09:26
Subject: Truman in Springhill


Joe Truman d. Jan or Jun 10, 1915 - buried in Block 20A - Lot 87. (originally buried in another plot and moved to 20A-Lot87) - Picture 09091

Leonard J. Truman d. Jun 23, 1922 - buried in Block 20A - Lot87. Picture #09093


Top row, 2nd & 4th picture.

Hope this helps!

Robert Truman
October 15, 2011 - 01:01


I am looking for the gravesite of Leonard J. Truman (my great-grandfather) and his son Joe who was an 11 day old infant when he died. Thank you very much


cheryl (heuer)reardon – bloomington, IL (reply to Bob)
October 14, 2011 - 15:56
Subject: Ruckman Cemetery

I grew up and lived in Collison all my life, never heard of this cemetry!??? But am interested if it really exists. More details please. Thanks!!

Cheryl (Heuer) Reardon – Bloomington, IL
October 14, 2011 - 15:53
Subject: The Ruckman Cemetery

I lived my whole life in Collison as did all of my grandparents, great-grandparents...never heard of this cemetery. More specific directions. I know all of the roads and farm ground there. Would be interested to hear more.

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Bob Drollinger
October 13, 2011 - 21:38
Subject: Drollinger/Phillips Grave locations

I have been diligently trying to find the graves locations of my great grandparents Malcolm and Cynthia Phillips Drollinger for several years now. Along with my great great grandmother Julia Luckey Phillips. They have no stones to be found and finding anyone who has old burial maps or plot maps had been fruitless. If anyone can help locate these graves at Rose it would be greatly appreciated.

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kenny – Indianapolis in
October 11, 2011 - 18:10
Subject: pictues

I checked out some of the grave pics with the names..awsume...My moher 88 is from danville vermillion county (Betty Jean Cosat)...she was telling me all the names and all the reltiives buried in Danvilles gaves..i guess my question is ,,is there a list in alpabetical order of graves?..i have cosats, martins.corders and she cant remember the names of the grave yards..so i was hoping there was an list?..thank ou so much for your work and dedication

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William Tyrl – 30548
October 10, 2011 - 19:55
Subject: My brother, cousin, aunts, great- grandmother and great-grandfather all rest at Niccum Cemetery. Pictures 608, 609, 610, 611 616

Thanks for the wonderful pictures of the headstones there at the Niccum Cemetery.

Irena Stokes – Ridge farm, Il.61870 (reply to Wanda Thompson)
October 09, 2011 - 20:02
Subject: Humrick Cem.

Have a copy of the names that were buried in the Humrick Cem, but I do not see any Thompsons. Last I heard there were very few stones in the cem., but what I have is: Kendalls, Sayer, Mc Daniel, Crowser, Watkins, Price,Wallace,, Cooper, Golliday, Hixon and Jones. This was copied from the Illiana Genealogy Society at Danville, Il. and was read by Mrs Erma Wasson. Don't have the date it was read, but apparently a few years ago, as they say there are only a very few stones there now.

October 05, 2011 - 11:56
Subject: Audrey Jordan (Brandenburg) Miller

Do you have a picture of her headstone? I didn't find her in the search process, but that doesn't tell me that you don't have one and just haven't loaded it yet. I'm really just trying to make sure she's in there before I place a request for a photo. thanks

Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to JON HOEHNE)
October 04, 2011 - 12:35


He is in Block 16, Lot 72 - (which is near the middle of Block 16) - the approx. location is here:


Good Luck!

October 04, 2011 - 11:49


Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Jan Wynkoop)
October 04, 2011 - 09:56


If you are looking for DeGafferelly's stones - there are a few in section E, pictures #1777 - #1780

Pictures: www.vermilioncounty.info

I don't have a map up yet, but section E is one of the smaller circle area, and here is a map with the aprox. location of the DeGafferelly's stones #1777-#1780 are at:


If you are looking for someone else, let me know who and I can try to help. With my pictures, I try to take "overview" pictures here and there, so if you can find the pictures on my site - hopefully the overview pictures can help locate where in the cemetery the stones are located.

Good Luck!

Jan Wynkoop
October 04, 2011 - 09:23
Subject: info

Thank you for the pictures. Is there anyway to locate a stone? I am coming there and have never seen my mothers grave but hate to hike the whole cemetery to find it. Thank you !!! ( referring to Woodlawn at Indianola) Jan (De Gafferelly)

Linda Williams – Covington, Indiana (reply to Edgar Bantz)
October 03, 2011 - 18:16
Subject: Bantz

My family is also there and I spent many happy hours at the Bantz homestead when I was kid. Our families were good friends, parents and grandparents. Good times.

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Angela Johnston)
October 01, 2011 - 18:12

Looks like they are probable buried in Vermilion Grove Cemetery in Vermilion County Illinois.


I don't have time to search through my pictures since I do not have those pictures indexed yet, but pictures of every headstone in this cemetery is on my page here, so feel free to have a look and hopefully you can find who you are looking for.

Claudette Quinn – bolingbrook,il
October 01, 2011 - 02:18

I am trying to locate my great grandmother's grave at Sanhill Cemetery, but my family was told the location is unknown d/t a fire that destroyed the records regarding the plot locations. Her name was Lula Banks. Is this true? Thanks for your time.

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Angela Johnston – Indiana
September 30, 2011 - 17:33
Subject: Rees

I am looking for my grand parents graves. They were Quakers and I was told they are buried here. Does anyone know how I can find the pictures of their stones?
William Alpheus Rees & Reba Janet Hoffman Rees and maybe Adella Commons Rees. I would appreciate any help. Thank you

Tim Mattingly – Anderson, IN
September 26, 2011 - 17:00
Subject: Location of stone.

Ira Faurot is buried is buried in Partlow Cemetery. His dates are:Apr.23,1819 to Jul.18,1899. I was hoping to see on of his children's stones there. You say you checked out all the cemetery and I was wondering if there was an index of your data. Tim

susan greeson – lafayette,la.
September 26, 2011 - 15:06
Subject: james edward thompson

hi, ed is my grandfather. He would not speak of his family. Now, as I am growing older, I have an ache to find out who they were/are, and why he wouldn't tell us anything.
If this is where his father, Sylvanus, and his father and mother might be, I would appreciate any help ya'll might contribute. Thanks, susan

ivan j. warren – columbia south carolina
September 25, 2011 - 19:56
Subject: Partlow cemetery, armstrong, illinois


The pictures of the cemetery are fantastic. I have many many ancestors buried in Partlow...Reagans, Warrens and Creightons...Would appreciate access to the tombstone pix. I have an inventory (2001), alphabetically, of the cemetery prepared by the Claypools and B. Pichon. I can take my cursor and move along the river, eastward, and see my g'parents old home where I have many fond memories . TKS

Jay Warren

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September 09, 2011 - 07:56
Subject: broken links ???

NEWELL TOWNSHIP. The pioneers were early attracted to this ...
other to Stebbins Jennings. Probably the former was the first estab- lished in business. He attained to much local prominence. Jennings was gifted with practical ...
www.vermilioncounty.info 1879%20History%20of%20Vermilion%20County%20-%20P%20- ...

clipped from Google - 9/2011 300 1911 History of Vermilion County IL Vol. 1d (Chapters 26-40)
other belonged to Stebbins Jennings. The former was the first started in busi- ness. Mr. Bailey became a man of influence, attaining much prominence

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Glenna Rice)
September 05, 2011 - 19:48

Hello, so glad my pictures has helped.

I'm currently working on updating cemetery readings, and I looked at an older reading of the cemetery, and it lists:

Wilson, Mary I - d. May 23, 1852 - 35y.2m - w/o John

Of course the stone looks like "Jane" as middle name (not "I"), and it lists wife of William - not John.... I guess that is one of the reasons the lists need updated.

But looking at the picture - the May 23, 1852 does look to match up with the stone pretty well. I would guess her age would be below that under ground.

This is the only "Wilson" listed in the reading of that cemetery. I also took a quick look around with what I have for Albro & William, but did not find anything on them.

The local genealogical society (who I'm helping with the cemetery lists) may have more resources to research them if you wanted to try to contact them.


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Glenna Rice – Nebraska
September 05, 2011 - 03:34
Subject: Mary Jane Wilson in Lebanon Cemetery photo#318

Mary Jane Wilson is my 2x grandmother. You have a wonderful photo of a stone that is so exciting for me to see. I was told that her grave had no stone!? Obviously that is not true and you have a wonderful clear photo.

I have one favor to ask. Her death date is just barely peering out from the soil at the base. Would it be possible to clear enough soil to read her death date? I have not been able to find it anywhere else. It would help my research for this family to have a confirmed death date. I will be happy to provide funds to cover another photo or just confirmation of her death date.

Mary Jane's maiden name is Macomber and she became the 2nd wife of William Wilson on 12 Oct 1844 in Vermilion county, Illinois. She and her husband both died young, leaving a pair of twins born in 1849 (Alfred and Albro) a daughter Rachel, another son Christopher Columbus Wilson, and a step-son William Alonzo. Both her husband William and her son Albro died in Vermilion county but have not been located.


Thank you so much for your wonderful work!


Michael A. Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to JoAnna)
September 04, 2011 - 19:57

Hello - I'm currently working on an index for the Springhill Cemetery pictures, and about 1/2 way done. (nothing on the site yet). I took a look at what I have so far, and did not find Thomas & Martha Mackin.

I did find Edward & Minerva Rouse - they are in Block 1. Edward is Pic# 14709 and Minerva is Pic# 14713 (With some other "Rouse" stones near them.)

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Adrienne – Washington state
September 04, 2011 - 16:49
Subject: Thomas Graham Morrison or son Raymond Vance Morrison

I am looking for information on my family. I have traced my great grandfather Raymond Vance Morrison to Eugene Vermillion Indiana on the 1910 Census. His father Thomas Graham Morrison lived there with his wife Jennie Victoria Siner Morrison. Thomas died in Cayuga Indiana in 1920 under the presumption of murder by Jennie's brothers. If anyone could help point me in a direction were I might find some information I would be greatly appreciative.

JoAnna – Indiana
September 03, 2011 - 23:25
Subject: Finding Family Stones

Hello, I looked through your photos of the headstones but I must have overlooked or am mistaken about their location. I thought that my great great and great great great grandparents were buried here but couldn't locate their stones. Their names are: Thomas Mackin b 1843 d 1925, his wife Martha Ann (Rouse) Mackin b 1847 d 1926, Edward Rouse b 1825 d 1910, his wife Minerva Edward (Martin) Rouse b 1829 d 1909. Do you recall seeing any of these names? I looked for an index but didn't see one. I appreciate your help! You have done a great job!

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Patsy Satre
August 31, 2011 - 00:13


Michael Weaver is my 3d gr grandfather. His daughter, Nancy, married John Cole and they are my 2d gr grandparents. How are you related to MW?

August 23, 2011 - 16:20
Subject: Thanks for your hard work

Thank you for your time and effort. It am very appreciative of you hard work. many of my wives family is buried here. thanks again

Cecelia Anissy – Overland Park KS
August 22, 2011 - 18:50
Subject: Graves of John and Louisiana WELDON -husband & wife

Last known adress was Blout, Vermillion Co. Illinois in 1860. They were both born in 1812. Thank you for all the time and effort in this monumental task of documentation. Cecelia Anissy

leslie whitaker – indiana/california (reply to Virgil Whitaker)
August 21, 2011 - 03:41
Subject: whitaker research.........still searching

lookin to join family on same trail. My family is from the vermillon county area. are you on ancestry.com? not sure if I should travel from california to illinois to do deeper reseach. are you in ill.? I was thinking of looking into cemetary sites. did you ever get to the nicholson site?
leslie whitaker

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Bruce Fieleke – Lafayette,IN
August 20, 2011 - 14:40
Subject: Hazel Susie Pearman/Ritter/Welker

I am looking for her kids are at: 1) I know her daughter is Barbara Ritter/Snow/Mikeworth is passed away and is at. 2) I know her daughter Alice Nora Welker/Fieleke (my mom) is passed away and is at. 3) I know her daughter name is Florance Welker/Tracy I was told lives in Illinois area around Oblong somewhere,does anyone know of her or where abouts are. 4) I know she had a daughter name Marjorie Welker/unknown anyone knows anything on her please let know. 5) I know she had a son named unkown Welker,they called him Buddy and I do have a picture of him and Barbara with mom togather,anything on him would be nice.
I know someone out there know of these people are related to them around Illinois and she was married to a Edward Ritter and to a William Franklin Welker. Bless you all if you know something to give me on this.

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Gwen Fuller – Arlington VA
August 18, 2011 - 05:51
Subject: George Washington Warner of Hoopeston, Vermilion Co., Illinois

He had 12 children, 8 of whom lived to adulthood. He died sometime after 1910. He spent several times in a Soldier's Home in Danville. He was a Civil War veteran. Which cemetery should I look for him and his wife Sarah Ann? Thank you.

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Robert V. Hageman – El Paso, Il.
August 15, 2011 - 09:45
Subject: Azariah and Jane Conner Davis

My email address is hageman@fairpoint.net. Send me your snail address and I will mail you info that I have. I am originally from that area and some of my family still live there. Markers are difficult to read. We plan to replace them with a family marker. Azariah's father (Henry) lived about 3 miles to the SW of the cemetary. His home is marked with a "Trail of Tears" marker.

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Patrick Jones – Alexandria, Virginia (reply to Robert V. Hageman)
August 12, 2011 - 10:36
Subject: Azariah Davis & Jane Connor

I'm interested to know more about Azariah Davis (1808-1857) and his wife Jane Connor, these were my 4xgreat-grandparents. I'm not sure if you still maintain this website, but if you do, I'd love to exchange information on what I have and learn more about this ancestor and his parents.

Patrick Jones

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John D. McGee (reply to Curt McGee)
August 09, 2011 - 21:57
Subject: McGee Cemetery

I am John McGee presently living in Troy Michigan but I grew up on a farm near Jamaica just southwest of Catlin. I am hoping to visit the cemetery soon. I would be very interested in viewing your list of names on the grave markers if you would be willing to share. Below is my ancestral line as I understand it in reverse order.

John D. McGee/Gerald R. McGee/Cecil McGee/Charles McGee/Giles McGee/James McGee/Samual McGee

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Pat – Colorado (reply to Judih)
August 08, 2011 - 18:48
Subject: Eli H. Fleming

This is in reply to your post of January 2010. I have researched whom I think may be one of the Eli/Elijah Fleming men you are asking about. Eli H. Fleming b. 1804 in KY of Parke County, IN shows up in Cottage Grove, Allen County, KS around 1859-60. Wife is Sarah (?) Fleming, children one older girl who did not travel to Kansas with them, James, Melinda, Margaret Sarah, Rosana (Fleming) Butler - married to Nathan Butler, Delilah (Fleming) Chambers married to William Chambers. Eli Fleming dies in 1876. If this is one of the Eli/Elijah Fleming fellows you are referring to, please contact me and share information. My connection, which so far no one has been able to prove, is that my GG Grandmother was a sister or cousin of Eli H. Fleming.

Michael A Coan (reply to Jerome Brewer)
August 07, 2011 - 22:11
Subject: George E. Brewer

Many months ago I started working on my own internment list/index for my springhill pictures, and I have been working on it often... and I'm currently about 1/2 way done... maybe a little past 1/2 way. (25,000+ pictures take awhile - especially when many stones are worn and hard to read.)

I took a look through what I have done (which is many of the older sections), and did not find George E Brewer (1856-1891) yet. I will continue to look as I index my pictures.

After I get done with that, I hope to go a lot deeper and start to compare my list with the cemetery's own list they have and figure out who has and does not have stones (or every figure out many of the worn hard to read stones... who they belong to.) The cemetery has a very good list... but it's still all on paper, so slow to access it.

Also as a side note - Pape Mortuary website is a great resource, but I have found MANY errors on that site - from births / deaths / and even the cemetery being wrong on what is listed on their site, then where it really is. So it's a good place to start and hopefully get leads, but just wanted to throw out there to not trust that site 100% - most of their records are transcribed by people into their database, and mistakes are easy to make.

Becky Logan – Tennessee
August 07, 2011 - 19:52

Thank you for your time and effort in this project. Most of my family is buried in this cemetery and for several years my father was in charge of this cemetery for the Lutheran churches. I not longer live in Danville and this site gives me the opportunity to visit my loved ones.

Jerome Brewer – San Antonio, TX
August 07, 2011 - 13:54
Subject: George E. Brewer

Your posting of these pictures has provided me with wonderful information regarding my family research. Thank you so much. I was wondering if you had an internment list or index for this cemetery. Pape lists "George E Brewer (1856-1891)" buried at this cemetery, but after running through your pictures, I either missed it, or its not there. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again for this wonderful resource that you have provided.

July 31, 2011 - 10:04
Subject: Thank You

Thank you for your work in this cemetery. The location map is great. I have tried for a long time to find my relatives who are buried here. I should be able to find them now.

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Joe Rainey – rogers, AR
July 25, 2011 - 18:01
Subject: newell cemetery

James Norris was my great great grandfather. He was an early pioneer, settling
in Vermilion county about 1832. He was a preacher,represented the county in the
legislature and served as justice of the peace several years. Mary Norris was his
2nd wife, her maiden name was Newell. John Norris was the 2nd born son of
James and his first wife Elizabeth Carter. He died of disease about 1850. Mary
died of cholera about 1850-1851. James died soon after. This information comes
from my great grand father's memoir's.
I was planning to visit this fall and hoped to visit their graves. I quess that is out!!
Isn't there any laws in Illinois about desecration of graves?

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July 20, 2011 - 01:11
Subject: I am looking for the parent name of Bridget Martin,census1880.She married Thomas Marron

I am looking for the parent of Bridget Martin listed in the 1880 census. She married Thomas Marron (from Indiana) Can you help me with this?

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paula swiger-church
July 15, 2011 - 08:10
Subject: swiger

hello, i am looking for all swigers, or a list of them in any of the cemetaries in this area. some may not have headstones, how do i find them.

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Ginger McGee – Sidell, Il
July 11, 2011 - 18:17
Subject: McGee Cemetery

We were thrilled to see your posting of a visit to the McGee Cemetery. It was our understanding that it no longer could be found. We know the general location of it on the old Power Plant land. We were looking again yesterday but only got to the gate. Since Dynegy, the present owner is closing everything down we aren't sure how to proceed. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

Jacqueline Maden (reply to Marvin Leonard)
July 11, 2011 - 15:42
Subject: Leonard Cemetery

Clarence Drennen of Alvin, Il takes care of the cemetery. There are no funds, he just does it. After it was vandalized, people did give him donations to try to fix some of the stones. The story of this cemetery is that Valentine Leonard's son was struck by lightning while riding on a load of hay. He was buried on the land owned by the leonard's, thus Leonard Cemetery was created.

Joan Powell Jackson
July 06, 2011 - 15:36
Subject: Giddings, Martin, Thornton

I just opened this page for the first time and see that the first picture is of the plot where my ancestors and grandparents are buried. It is a beautiful cemetery. I was born in Danville, but we moved to Texas when I was 3. My father was the auditor at the old Woford Hotel. I go back to the Giddings.

Robert C. Sollars – Eugene, Lane Co., OR
July 02, 2011 - 19:40
Subject: Blue Grass, Middlefork Twp., Vermilion Co., IL Cemetery . . .

I believe you will find that most burials of those who died in and near Blue Grass are found in Wallace Chapel Cemetery a couple of miles south of the crossroads in a cornfield where blue Grass once showed promise as an upcoming prairie town. My grandfather, Azariah Sollars (1875-1966) was raised their by his elderly father Truman R. Sollars (1812-1898) and under the wing of Gabriel Judy and later his brother Mark Judy who was founder of the girl's school adjoining his property south of Blue Grass halfway down the road to Wallace Chapel.
Truman R. Sollars, his 2nd wife Susan Conrad and their children arrived in Blue Grass in 1880 having moved there from Eugene, Vermillion Co., IN in time to make the census of that year. He was in company with his nephew Myrick Coil and family Who he had raised back in Eugene. Myrick Coil, a Civil War veteran, was the last postmaster of Blue Grass when that service was closed down in 1900. The old gent cut his house, store, post office in half right down the center beam and moved it into Marysville/Potomac. He and his wife lived there until their new home was built and the old structure turned into a shed/garage and used as such until 1962 when it was removed. I always referred to it as being the last remnant of Blue Grass.
Truman R., wife Susan, daughter Maud are all buried in Wallace Chapel Cemetery, beside the marker of Millie McCorkle Sollars and infant son. She was the wife of Truman "Coon" T. Sollars who was a grandson of Truman R. Sollars. Millie's grave is the guide-on of six family members to the left (south) of her marker: these are unmarked graves in this order: John Coil (1871-1882); Susan (1883-1884), Maud (1874-1892), Truman R., (1812-1898); Levi Alonzo Sollars (1855-1916) son of Truman R., and 1st wife, Nancy Gebhart; and Edia Rush Sollars (1861-1918) wife of Lon.
I'm not sure where I am going with this at this point. I have some photographs of Wallace Chapel and some of the cemetery if there is an interest in same.

Robert C. Sollars

Kevin – Illinois
July 01, 2011 - 06:07

Hello, my name is Kevin Schmitt. I would like to start by saying that your website, photos, and work are wonderful! What has steered me in the direction of this page comes a few questions hoping could be answered. I have a great interest in the field/art of cemetery preservation and have worked in this field for a few years, in my recent past. I have just moved towards Vermillion County from Indiana. I'm new in town and could use some guidance in acheiving a few goals that i have set forth. Thank you for your time! If, at all possible, contact me at kschmitt501@yahoo.com
Thank you for your time!


Andrew Elliott – New Jersey
June 29, 2011 - 04:09
Subject: Anybody know who's in charge of Red Top cemetery?

I'd like to know who, if anyone, would have records for a family member of mine buried at Red Top cemetery. If anybody knows please Email me at amelliott83@gmail.com thank you!

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion Co IL (reply to Mary Sicard)
June 20, 2011 - 12:47

I don't know of any list on-line - but a place to look is Pape Mortuary on-line database:


They have compiled a lot of information from obits, cemetery readings, etc... and put it all on-line. Many also include cemetery where they are buried and such.

*** Please beware - I have found a lot of incorrect information on the Pape site, so like all sources on the internet - a good place to start getting information to do more research, but don't trust the information 100%.

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Mary Sicard – Estherville, Iowa
June 20, 2011 - 12:27

You have all the photos from Woodlawn but is there a listing for that cemetery? I want to see the members of my family that are buried there. I did contact someone and they were going to send me some info but they did not.

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Thomas Seacrist
June 19, 2011 - 17:22
Subject: Amos Wilson, Pate Cemetery

This is a great site. We visited the Pate Cemetery last summer and found the headstone of my Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Amos Wilson. His headstone is located on the old side of the cemetery and you have two pictures of it on your website. Do you know what the iron piece next to the headstone is? Also, we believe he was married to Sarah Pate on Sept. 14, 1856. The only headstone for a Sarah shows she was married to a man named Jones. I couldn't see another headstone with the name Sarah. Do you have any ideas on this?

Thanks for your help.

Thomas Seacrist

Dean – Indiana
June 16, 2011 - 06:13
Subject: Cemeteries Photo's

Your doing a great service to everyone that is doing genealogy and keep up the great work.

Thanks Dean

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Maria Gritton – Ocoee, Florida
June 12, 2011 - 17:33
Subject: Thank you!

Wow, what a tremendous effort and service you have provided those of us unable to visit the cemeteries of our ancestors. We were very excited to find your website and have found several Grittons and Dodsons. Samuel Gritton listed by Pape Mortuary as being buried at Songer is the one tombstone I could not find after going through each photo. Maybe it is one of the ones that has become illegible. Unfortunately, his son, Charles Gritton's tombstone, photo # 1048 & 1049 is the only one I saw that has the dates obscured by a plant!! Regardless, we are extremely appreciative of your hard work & dedication at creating & maintaining this valuable site. Thank you!!

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Michael A. Coan – Vermilion Co IL (reply to Richard Martin)
June 07, 2011 - 16:32


There is another local Vermilion County site to check out - Pape Mortuary Website:


This site collects information from obits, cemetery readings, etc...

They have both Sarah & Daniel listed as being buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery (AKA: Resurrection Cemetery)

Find A Grave: www.findagrave.com

My Site: www.vermilioncounty.info

On my site, I have pictures of EVERY HEADSTONE from that cemetery - about 6,000 pictures. I don't have the pictures indexed yet, and don't have time to do searching myself right now - but feel free to talk a virtual walk-through the cemetery if you want to see if they have a headstone at the cemetery.

Hope this helps!

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Richard Martin – Frazeysburg ohio
June 07, 2011 - 16:09
Subject: great grand perents lost.

Sarah j. Young lived in danville,ill. Born in Pa.1840. Died in Newark,ohio,licking co. 1907 at daughter's home. She was sent back to danville,ill.for burial on the B&O R.R. Daniel Young same story as Sarah Born in germany 1840. died in newark 1910 sent back to danville on train for burial. All info. according to local newspaper (the Advocate). can't find burial place in vermillon co. used Ancestry.com and find a grave.com.. saw you web site hope you could help. In 1870 & 1880 census in danville,,1910 in Newark on daniel. write up in paper said they were lutheran. thanks Richard Martin

Linda Baldwin
June 07, 2011 - 14:07
Subject: Thanks Denni Barlett

Thank you so very much for your help finding my oldest sisters(Jaunita Louis Cotellesso ) grave location if it was not for your help she would of been lost to my family forever. But since iI now know where she is buried at. my family will always know where she is .

Can Not Thank you Enough

Linda baldwin

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June 02, 2011 - 16:59
Subject: Dukes Cemetery

I also walked the RR tracks down to the springs for a drink and also went up to the top of the hill to the graveyard. It was about 40 years ago, and it was in very bad condition way back then.
I've been told it was a black & Indian cemetery.

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Linda Baldwin – Danville.Illinois
May 29, 2011 - 23:11
Subject: Looking for my oldest sister

I am looking for my oldest sister (Juanita Louise Cotellesso)(born November 27 1946 and passed away Feb. 8 1947) she passed away at the age of 2mth and 12 days old . She was born to my mother and her husband at the time of her birth and death.( George W. Contellesso and Eva Contellesso)My mothers first marriage . I am trying to find her burial site in Oakhill cementery Danville, Illinois . I do not know if she has a grave marker or not. can anyone help me. I wish to put a grave maker on her grave .

Thank you linda

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Judy Wagner – Middleboro, Massachusetts
May 29, 2011 - 19:08
Subject: Vermilion Grove Cemetery

My family has an area in the cemetery and I would like to find out if there are any plots available there. I don't know who to contact on availabilty, price, ect. anyone can help me? Thank you.

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Linda Baldwin – Danville,Illinois
May 26, 2011 - 11:52
Subject: My Oldest Sister

I just found out that my oldest sister Juanita Luise Cotellesso is buried here in Oak Hill cementery. She is my mother's oldest daughter thru her marriage to george W.contellesso . Juanita was born on November 27 1946 and passed away on febnuary 8 1947 she was 2 mths and 12 days old. I am going to serch the Oak Hill cementery and see if I can find her grave. If I can find her grave I am going to start putting memorial flowers on it every year.If her tombstone is not legable after I found out whee she is buried I am going to try to place a grave maker where she is buried. So other mebers of my family can locate her . when they do a family search .

Michael A. Coan (reply to Bob)
May 15, 2011 - 15:07

If you are asking Bob for directions, if you read his other post - he actually made a mistake and had visited Old Collison Cemetery, not Ruckman Cemetery. (Old Collison is about 1 mile south of where Ruckman Cemetery was.)

Ruckman cemetery had been bulldozed over - I'm going to at some point try to get a hold of the current land owner and see if I can investigate the area around where the cemetery was to see if I can find anything.

Take a look at the page - has a map from a 1940 aerial photo that shows where the cemetery was and that it is just farm land today, and the GPS link will take you to the exact location on Google Maps which should help with you knowing the exact location... not sure how much is still there, but hopefully I will be able to make it out there at some point and look around to see what I can find.

Michael A. Coan (site admin)

Michelle Lustig (reply to Bob)
May 15, 2011 - 14:57
Subject: Ruckman Cemetery

I am looking for directions to the Ruckman Cemetery. I am not from the area so need pretty detailed directions. Thanks!

Michelle Lustig – Lewiston, Idaho (reply to Bob)
May 12, 2011 - 03:02
Subject: Ruckman Cemetery

I am very interested in visiting the Ruckman Cemetery. It sound like there was some confusion on its location. Could you describe to me how to find it. I am not from the area so I would need pretty specific instructions. Thank you so much. Michelle

Tuesday – Florida
April 27, 2011 - 20:18
Subject: #269

I believe photo #269 is my Great Great Grandmother Ann McCool, wife of Wm. R. McCool, they had a son Richard McCool, he married Lula Boen.

April 20, 2011 - 19:56
Subject: John Raymond Kent headstone photo

Do you have one? Please load it on page 68670828 (Find-a-grave). thanks

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mike – alabama
April 14, 2011 - 12:36
Subject: hooton cemetery

I am trying to locate some graves believed to be at Hooton Cemetery. Internet information only shows 9 interments, but the photo of Hooton indicates that there are many more. Please advise as to how I might be able to ascertain additional information about Hooton Cemetery.
Thank You

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April 12, 2011 - 18:38


Wanda Thompson – California
April 05, 2011 - 10:07
Subject: Bethel church

The Bethel Church that you refer to is no longer there. When we went to the Bethel in September of 2009 and to the Cemetery, we noticed that the Church had been torn down. Our daughter has requested she be buried in the Cemetery (she has cancer) where her Thompson relatives rest. Since most of the Thompson's buried there are our family line, I am now searching for the parents of William, Thomas, George and Samuel , James (b. 1782) and his wife Betsy (May) Thompson (b. abt 1797) and she d. 11 Sept 1858 in Elwood, Love Twp, Vermilion Co. Ill. We thought they would be found in the Bethel Cemetery since it was on the Thomas Thompson's land but we have not found them as yet. Now, we are thinking that the Humrick/Collier might be the place to look next. I understand that it is not maintained and you need permission to go to the old cemetery. My question is, besides the Historical Society, is there anyone who would know the listing of people buried in the two cemeteries Bethel and Humrick/Collier that I could contact that might be able to help me find the information that I seek?

I found the information that you provided with your photos of all the cemeteries very helpful and I wanted to Thank you for your efforts. We know how hard it is too photograph the old gravestones.

Wanda Thompson

Jane Williams Butler – Carmel, Indiana
March 30, 2011 - 07:54
Subject: Williams Family Burials

I have been unable to find this burial site myself but I do know three names of individuals that were supposedly buried there: Maria Ann Williams (1876-1876), Electra Ellis Williams (1881-1882) and John Clark Williams (1884-1885). They were the children of my great grandparents: John Williams and Nancy Emaline Cosat Williams. One grave was once marked by a "blue mason jar." I am unsure as to any others that were buried there. Thanks.

Michelle – Indpls
March 29, 2011 - 22:48
Subject: looking for someone

I dont know much about my grandmother. Im told by my grandfather her name was Helen Elizabeth Blunckaul when she died in 1983, but i can not find any confimation to her last name or the correct spelling. I also know that she is buried in Danville IN. Her maiden name was Helen Elizabeth Dove - Mothers name Ruth Dove. If you have any info, if she is in the Old Danville Cemetary, and the correct last name/spelling please let me know by email.

Doris Sanders
March 22, 2011 - 17:15
Subject: Pictures #203-206

Pictures #203-206 appear to be of the same stone and appear to read Delcena on first line and Whitsett on about the third line, if so it is
Delcena Whitsett daughter of Newton and Ann (Baxter) Whitsett , born 25 Aug 1851 died 15 Jun 1857. This is the only note we have of this family being in Vermilion County. Wonder if another daughter Eliza might have married and remained there?

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Prudy – IL
March 21, 2011 - 14:17
Subject: ALLEN, Hugh

What a shame, Hugh Allen is in my line of Allens. Also shame what happened to Newell plot. Those too are my desendents Keep up the great work

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Jane Hall (reply to JoLynn Self)
March 19, 2011 - 13:37
Subject: plot map

There is no formal plot map of this cemetery. The man that was in charge for many years was unable to read or write. The records are pretty much what families know. I have many family members buried here. It is a shame that some questions will never have answers.

qtom – Modesto, Cal
March 16, 2011 - 14:51
Subject: ?

Where would you look for imfomation on he early settlers in Middlefork especially around
around 1890 -1905.Is there any one I can contact about possible births deaths marriges ih the area especiallyin late 1890. I am looking for a marriage and death of a William? K kimball and later a John Martin to Mary Lucille Wilson( Bruner) who parents were a William Harker Wilson and Emma Harrison. One (may be the Kimball) may have occured in 1902 or after her marriage to Guy L Brunerin 1912. I have placed her in Middlefork with her children and her father and mother and sister? Hazel wilson in 1920 as a widow. Feel free to forword this to anyone who may help me.Thank You Tom Quyle

Virgil Whitaker
March 16, 2011 - 13:59
Subject: Nicholson Cemetary

We plan to visit there April 29 to see the graves of my ancestors, Elijah Whitaker, Mary Sharp Whitaker Anderson, and Ruth Wright Sharp Nicholson.
Do you know who we should contact for permisson?

Melinde – Tennessee
March 09, 2011 - 16:01
Subject: Picture

Thank you so much for doing these pictures of the gravestones. I have asked on a couple diff sites to get the picture and nobody has responded. And here it has been on your site the whole time. Thanks again. I now have a headstone picture for my 2 great uncle. Thanks again God Bless

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Mary Wilson – Las Vegas, NV
March 06, 2011 - 01:44
Subject: God's Acre Cemetary

I was wondering if any pictures of the gravestones in "God's Acre" otherwise known as the Butler burying ground. My 4x great grandfather was James Butler.

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leueen gilley – colorado (reply to Sonya (howard) Holmes)
March 04, 2011 - 12:28
Subject: aaron howard stone

Did you get a reply to your question ? I would also like to see a photo of his stone...he is my 4g grandfather...

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Alice M. Grenier – Tacoma, WA
March 04, 2011 - 01:46
Subject: Capps Family of Dana

My father, Paul L. Capps was b 1885 in Vermillion Co. Any books, reference material concerning the Enoch R. Capps & Mary Good family would be appreciated.

Thank You! Alice

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Dan Peters – South Bend IN (reply to T. Morgan)
February 23, 2011 - 14:32
Subject: Morgan Farm

Hi, one of the Morgan family here.
My Grandmother, Nannie Morgan (Mrs Earl Morgan), was just telling me the other day how we used to go up to the farm and spend some time.
She said it was Capones Farm, and that he bought it to be reclusive.
I do not know where it is, but would like to know.
I do know it was owned by Ralph Morgan, and to my understanding, should still be in the family.
Please respond, and keep in touch, after all, we're family.
Dan Peters

Tami – Indiana
February 22, 2011 - 22:18
Subject: Tombstone Photographs

Wonderful website with outstanding tombstone photographs. Thank you for all your time, skills, and posting of the Bethel Cemetery tombstones photographs as well as various cemetery tombstones.

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Michael Coan (reply to Kyle)
February 17, 2011 - 10:35

Pape Mortuary was a nice database online which is a good place to start looking.


Looking up Manerva Martin, shows that she is buried in Wesley Chapel - which is in north-east Edgar county (The South-east Vermilion County IL, North-east Edgar County IL, and the Mid-west Vermillion county IN were all part of the "Quaker community")

Wesley Chapel is also known as Friends Chapel Cemetery - here is a link to the cemetery on Find A Grave:


Also on the Pape website, I did a quick lookup of George martin, looks like he got remarried in 1864 and lived until 1911, and may be buried in Chautaqu, KS.

WARNING: With Pape Mortuary Website, along with a lot of on-line sources - use the information there as leads and not 100% facts. I have found many mistakes on their site, but the information is usually good to lead you in the right direction.

Hope this information helps.

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Kyle – Mulvane, KS
February 16, 2011 - 23:22
Subject: Quaker Point,Love Twp., Vermilion Co, IL

I have for many years been looking for the burial location of Manerva Jane (Hollingsworth) Martin. She was born in 1833 and died Apr 1863 at Quaker Point, Love Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois. She was married to George Washington Martin on 26 Nov 1854.

I would assume that she was buried in a cemetery in the area of Ridge Farm or maybe in Bethel cemetery. I need the mailing address of the cemetery sexton of the Bethel cemetery. Thanks for any help I could get.

Mary Kinch – Gilbert, AZ
February 05, 2011 - 22:56
Subject: Spring Hill Cemetery Plot List Coe Family

What a wonderful map you have. I have requested from the cemetery a list of my family in Spring Hill Cemetery. These maps will help me locate them once I have the information. Thank you for taking the time to post them.

Mary Coe Kinch

Marge Moore – Texas
February 04, 2011 - 14:06
Subject: Roy Coffman

Searching for Roy's grave in Danville Il.

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Wanda Hopkins (reply to Tamara Moore)
January 31, 2011 - 17:14
Subject: Newell Cemetery

My grandparents were buried in that cemetery when it was known as Oak Grove Cemetery. Their names were Cora and Ira Hess. Cora was buried in 1934 and Ira was buried in 1924. I am disappointed that it has been destroyed. What happened to those that were buried there? Also I am wondering if anyone knows any Hess families in the area.

January 28, 2011 - 22:07

I must apologize to everyone. I was told that I was at Ruckman but after investigating further I believe that I was at Old Collison cemetery.

January 28, 2011 - 16:57

Hello Mr.Coan,

I visited Ruckman cemetery today. Yes it does exist and has a beautiful wrought iron fence all around it with a walk in gate. E mail me to discuss this cemetery.

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Mary Kinch – Gilbert, AZ
January 27, 2011 - 23:09
Subject: Spring Hill Cemetery

I live in Gilbert, AZ. and need pictures of my g grandparents and gg grandparents grave in the cemetery. If anyone have copies or can get images for me it would be greatly appricated. Merwin M. Coe, Sadie Coe, Rev. James Wells Coe and Esther Knapp Merwin Coe. Thank you so much.


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Mary Kinch – Gilbert, AZ
January 27, 2011 - 23:04
Subject: Coe Graves in Spring Hill Cemetery

I am looking for all the Coe graves that are in Spring Hill Cemetery. I know that my g granfather and gg grandparents are buried there but living in Az it makes it hard for me to travel to take pictures of the headstones. Merwin M. Coe, Rev. James Wells Coe, Esther Knapp Merwin Coe and Sadie Coe. If anyone has these pictures please let me know. Any help will greatly be appricated.


Edgar Bantz – Galesburg, IL 61401
January 27, 2011 - 21:36

Enjoyed your comments on Stearns. My parents, Grandparents & many other family members lay at Stearn's. What I remember is the old Bantz homestead was just across the gravel road from Stearns near I 74.
Thanks for the story..........Ed Bantz

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Connie Lawson – Mishawaka, Indiana (reply to lynda)
January 26, 2011 - 16:59

thank you so much. could you please contact me threw my email i would like to ask you some questions about this cemetery. blessings connie

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Michael Coan (reply to Connie Lawson)
January 26, 2011 - 16:09
Subject: Pearman & Welker Family

I do have pictures of every headstone from Michael's Cemetery here on my website:


I seen the 3 pictures you requested on Find A Grave, I have claimed those and will upload pictures for those 3 here soon.

I tried to search for the Hazel Susan Pearman Ritter Welker person through all the ways I could search, and nothing has turned up.

You can also try searching through Pape Funeral Home Database which has a database of many people through many different sources from the Vermilion County Illinois area - I did some searching, and could not come up with that person - but here is the address in case you wanted to give it a try:


Good Luck.

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Connie Lawson – Mishawaka, Indiana
January 26, 2011 - 15:33
Subject: Pearman and Welker Family

Could you please go to the Michaels cemetery and tell me which Pearmans and Welkers are there. We are having some problems with another person who will not tell us who really is in this cemetery. One of the Pearman's that we are looking for is a Hazel Susan "Susie" Pearman Ritter Welker. She was left in a mental hospital back in the late 1930's or early 40's. We know that she married a edward Ritter and then a William Franklin Welker who was much older then her. She had a nerves break down and was put in a mental hospital we don't know anything about any hospitals that was or still is there. She was left there by her second husband. We really need some answers. Thank you and Blessings to you. Connie Lawson

Bob Collins – Danville, Illinois
January 23, 2011 - 14:13
Subject: Alexander Franklin Collins

Alexander Franklin Collins (b. 12 May 1831 - d. 6 July 1897) is buried there also next to his wife Zerilda Collins. I believe he does not have a stone.

Michael Coan
January 20, 2011 - 09:44

I have not published any internment list for Springhill Cemetery on my website yet, so it was not on my site that this misspelling happened. Looks like you are talking about her Find A Grave memorial.


To get a simple misspelling corrected, on the top right of her memorial, just click EDIT & Suggest a correction. This will send a message to the person who made that memorial, and they should be able to fix it right away.

Deborah K. Teems – Arkansas
January 20, 2011 - 09:29
Subject: Aunts name is wrong

We were very upset when we got on this page to find out that our aunt's name is listed wrong, it is misspelled. She is listed as Rosetta (Teens) Didocka and it should be Rosetta (Teems) Didocka. How can we go about correcting this?

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Mary Booker – Terre Hauten IN
January 17, 2011 - 07:24
Subject: I know where there are tombstones in a wooded area.

Would like to show you for your information, but must be visited before the snakes come out. Can be reached via cell phone 812-201-8798 if you are in the area of Sandcut, In, north of Terre Haute.

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lynda – usa
January 03, 2011 - 07:55

I have no prior knowledge of Vermillion Co., however, I have many ancestors from that county. Surnames Ingersol, Possee aka Passey,Posse,Posey, possibly others but haven't managed to get much past this, possibly Ebling. I would be grateful for any information or leads where to hunt for further information.
Will you have a lisiting of names for the cemeteries or is there something like this already in place, that I haven't noticed..?
Thank you, Happy 2011

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Carol Black – (now) South Carolina
January 02, 2011 - 00:14
Subject: Hannifords in Bethel cemetary?

I am working on my husband's family history. I am wondering if all the gravestones are posted for Bethel cemetary near Attica, Indiana, on findagrave? It lists 334 headstones. An aunt just told us relatives by the name of HANNIFORD are buried in this cemetary. It really means a lot for us to find them. Who can I call to see if there is a list of people buried there? The death dates would be sometime betw. 1876-1880.

Carol Black currently in SC

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Glenn Berg – Cissna Park, IL (reply to Pat)
January 01, 2011 - 12:46
Subject: Floral Hill Cemetery

If you are looking for someone buried in Floral Hill you might try findagrave.com They have a listing of all burials there, but they don't have pictures of the stones.

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December 31, 2010 - 08:58
Subject: Spring Hill

just to give you an update: there is now a new block 22 just east of the maint. building along vorhees.

Michelle Lustig – Lewiston, ID
December 29, 2010 - 14:40
Subject: Ruckman Family Cemetery

I appreciate your information about the Ruckman Family Cemetery though I am disappointed that someone would have bulldozed it over. I am desended from the Ruckman's that lived in Vermilion Co. in the 1800's. Mrs. Ruckamn's brother was married to the sister of Thomas Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's father. Mr. Ruckman was a justice of the peace in Vermilion Co. one of their daughters married in to the LeNeve family who were prosperus farmers in the 1800's and built the first home in Vermilion Co.

Mike McFall – Oklahoma
December 25, 2010 - 23:04
Subject: John McFall

I am looking for informtion about my gg grandfather John McFall who was born in 1799, Vincennes IN. and died after 1880 in Vermillion county IN. Do you have any information that would be helpful? Thank you for any help you can give me.
Mike McFall

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karen – california
December 21, 2010 - 22:59

Tip: I keep an umbrella in my "cemetery" bag & use it to shade the headstone when the glare makes it difficult to read. Also-your water tip--take a photo FIRST--because sometimes the water makes it harder to read--but most of the time it helps!

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Karen Binkley – California
December 21, 2010 - 21:43

Thank you so much for taking all the wonderful headstone photos! As the family genealogist it is a wonderful source. I hope that you are a volunteer at www.findagrave.com as their site has about 55 MILLION headstone memorials, lots of them with photos of the headstones, but those that don't, people are constantly asking volunteers to take a photo for them. You would be good at this!!
Keep up the good work.

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Richard Longfellow – Dixon, Lee County, Illinois
December 13, 2010 - 11:27
Subject: Photo from PIlot Grove Cemetery Ridgefarm Illinois

I am the great-great-great-grandson of Thomas Longfellow who is buried in the Newton Cemetery in Edgar County that I found only a few years ago. I have a lot of relatives buried in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Iroquois County one mile north of Hoopeston in Vermilion County in Illinois. I have also found relatives graves in Indiana and other parts of Illinos. I was sent to your website by someone else like my self that have been gathering and taking photos of tombstones of relatives that I have on my Family Tree on Ancestry.com. I found five photos that I did not have on the VermiliionCounty info website. They are il-vermilion-pilot-grove photos 0103, 0104, 0105, 0106 and 0107. I have downloaded them to my computer and entered them into family tree with the information that follows listed. Is this ok or do I need to take them off?

Photo provided by COAN.NET and VermilionCounty.info.
The VermilionCounty.infor Cemetery Genealogical Website is an excellent place to go to see tombstones of your loved ones and relatives if they have them. This is for Vermilion County in Illinois and a few surrounding counties in Ilinois and Indiana.

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Joan Griffis – Danville, IL & FL (reply to T. Morgan)
December 07, 2010 - 15:25
Subject: Morgan farm

It sounds like the Ralph Morgan farm that was South of Rossville. Only one I know of that had a huge metal ship in front for a mail box. Don't know about the Al Capone thing. Do know that it was built by the Mann's (the ones that built Mann's Chapel) and later was bought by a Mr. Belt. He was the founder of Steak and Shake. It then became known as Steak and Shake Acers. Don't know if there was anyone between Belt and Ralph Morgan. They say during the depression cattle were allowed to roam through the house. I'm sure you can find everything about the house on the Rossville Historical Site or by contacting Phyllis Bell or Eva Neeland. (I received this information from a Mrs. Harold Morgan in Vermilion Co, IL)

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Teresa Weicht – Texas
December 03, 2010 - 16:33
Subject: Songer Cemetery Photos for Findagrave

You have done an amazing job with this site. I had requested some photos on findagrave before I realized you had this site. But if you should happen to want to fulfill the pics, they are from IL-Vermilion-Songer - 0131, 0132, 0135, 0136. I think I have only requested two so far, but I will go back and request the rest.

Thanks again for an awesome job and also for allowing me to use your photos on my tree with credit to you.

Keep up the great work!!


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Donna Gash
November 21, 2010 - 19:57
Subject: Poor farm cemetery

I can take you to the Poor Farm Cemetery. There are a few tombstones still standing as of this spring.

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chris scott
November 18, 2010 - 20:50
Subject: thank you

Thank you for all of your work on this project. My family the Scotts settled Edgar County and I really appreciate the photos and references available through your site. If you have any other pictures of Friends Chapel/Wesley Chapel Cemetery I'd love to see a link to them. Thanks!

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Larry Epling – Moville, Iowa
November 14, 2010 - 20:36
Subject: Rossville Cemetery

Thank you so much for all the effort you put into this project. I found the burial and headstone for my 3 Great Grandparents in the Rossville Cemetery pictures. They were Moses and Nancy Savage who both died in 1884. They have a limestone headstone and it won't probably be readable for to much longer. Thanks again
Larry E

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Jackie Arnold – Loveland, CO
November 12, 2010 - 19:22
Subject: Rose Cemetary

Thanks so much. I have been trying to find family for some time and found them in Rose Cemetary.

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sallyjomitchell – Mesa, AZ
November 06, 2010 - 15:04
Subject: Inquiry--Does anyone know of any names of a MELTON family buried in Parrish Cemetary?

I know my grandparents are buried there, but looking for other family members THANKS/SallyJo Mitchell at sallyjoaz@yahoo.com

Rita Kirkpatrick (reply to Deborah Colvin Brower)
October 23, 2010 - 16:44

My ggrandmother was Nancy Redden who married Thomas French in Vermillion Co, IN.They are buried at Campbell Chapel Cemetery just outside of Veedersburg. Nancy's parents were George W. Redden and Rebecca Campbell, she was the daughter of John Campbell and Melinda Fraizier. After Rebecca died George married Matilda Chambers. George W. was the son of William Redden and Kittura Glascock. William was the son of George Redden the Revolutionary soldier. I have been trying to prove George W. to William to George for a couple of years. Do you have anything that will prove what I am sure to be true. Thanks....this is a neat website, huh......Rita

Celeste – Hope, Indiana
October 07, 2010 - 18:08
Subject: You're the best!

Thank you so much for all of your hard work in documenting these cemeteries!
I recently stumbled onto a family history, and found that my 4th great-grandfather was said to be buried in Allhands Cemetery. I searched Find a Grave, and found that this is a Vermilion County cemetery. While there was no memorial for him at that point, I knew that if the stone was still standing, you'd have it, and you did! On this same stone is my 4th great-grandmother. I wasn't really expecting to find either since I wasn't even convinced that my source was reliable.
You are a blessing!!!
Thank you,

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Julia Vaughn – Benson, Arizona
October 05, 2010 - 19:34
Subject: Burial Plots at Mann's Chapel

Hello from Arizona!
It is wonderful to find the location of my Grandfather's grave. Thank you.
We have two burial plots that we no longer need in Mann's Chapel Cemetary that we would like to sell. We transplanted to Arizona several years and now have family history here. We probably will not return to bury anyone to the Illinois area. If you or anyone you know might be interested in them, please contact me by replying to this post and I will call you with information.

michael moore
October 05, 2010 - 13:57

Vicky not vicki Sue Moore date of death nov 13 2007 not 11

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Beverly – Florida
September 29, 2010 - 12:04
Subject: Hebron at Newton

Thank you so much for all your wonderful work! It's been invaluable in my family search! I'm trying to check the above cemetery for the Worley family, but it says the link is broken. Any suggestions, please?


Kay – WI
September 29, 2010 - 10:25
Subject: Springhill Cemetery

Michael -

Saw your email, and replying in email with details.


Michael Coan (reply to Kay)
September 28, 2010 - 09:40
Subject: Block 23

I sent you an email reply also, but will post it here also.

I worked with the staff of the cemetery when I made the plot maps, and there was no block 23. Most of the cemetery records are hand-written in big books, and would guess maybe either it was written wrong or sloppy, or someone read it wrong. Maybe block 25 or something.

If you let me know the name of the person, and the dates (birth/death) - I will be happy to investigate it for you to see if I can find the information needed.

Kay – WI
September 27, 2010 - 09:38
Subject: Block 23?

My son-law's grandmother died in 1965 and was buried in Springhill Cemetery. I called the cemetery last week to find out where, and they gave me the Block and Plot number. The Block number was given to me as Block 23, yet you state there is no Block 23?

Timothy Mann – England
September 18, 2010 - 19:30
Subject: Mann history

Thank you for documenting & taking pictures. I am involved in gathering as much information about my family as possible. I love the pictures you have taken, your hard work means a lot to my family and I. Thank you, -Tim Mann

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Karen Bracey
September 07, 2010 - 09:57
Subject: Charity A Vance Brown

I'm looking for info on the death of Charity A Vance Brown. I'm wondering if she is buried in Vermillion Cem. in Edgar Co. as is her husband, Wm R. Brown (1862-1920). I'm told Charity was b. c. 1861 and died in 1937, but I have no documentation.
Charity's parents were James R. VANCE & Mary E SHINEFIELD.

You've been a great help by providing photos of many of the BROWNS in Vermillion Cem. to FINDAGRAVE. I'd appreciate any info you can generate on Charity.

Michael – Florida
August 31, 2010 - 16:35
Subject: Cemetery List?

Do you have a list of burials and locations for Oak Ridge? I'm trying to find the location of some relatives, and their graves may not be well marked. Thanks

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Michael (reply to Cyndi)
August 31, 2010 - 16:30
Subject: Directions to Songer

It's off the main East/West highway on the North side, not too far back in there, and it's a nicely kept cemetery - I used Google map to locate it and it gave me good directions. Hope this helps!

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Michael (reply to Michael Buckellew)
August 31, 2010 - 16:27
Subject: typo

Oops - I meant "Listing" not "liting"!

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Sonya (howard) Holmes – Cayuga, IN
August 31, 2010 - 15:22

Was in Lockett Cemetry looking for Aaron Howard & Rachel Moshberger. It was too grown up with weeds. Only found 5 stones. Will go back in the fall. Saw your photos, but could not make out names on all of them. Did you happen to see Aaron Howard's stone? He is my great,great,great grandfather.

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Ileda Tilton
August 30, 2010 - 19:51
Subject: Tilton Plot

FYI The ashes of my mother, Blanche Craft Tilton will be interred next to the ashes of my father, Joseph W. Tilton. A stone is erected and we are awaiting the stone carver to engrave my mother's death date. Her dates were 1913-2009 and his 1904-2000. Both my parents were born in Vermillion Co. from old families in the area.

Carla Mullins-Tracy – Ohio
August 30, 2010 - 10:42
Subject: Thank you

Thank you very much for your time and effort in giving us pictures that we otherwise would have never seen.

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Michael Buckellew
August 22, 2010 - 17:06
Subject: Norris Besin Buckellew

Great work you've done here! I am looking for the gravesite of Norris Besin Buckellew buried at Songer. Does anyone have a plot map for the graves or a liting of interments?

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Michael Buckellew
August 22, 2010 - 15:07
Subject: Oak Ridge Cemetery List?


Do you have a master list of the burials at Oak Ridge? I'm lookng for some family members that are there, but may have poorly marked gravesites. Please email me back if you do. Also curious about Old Songer, and Atherton (which is beautiful).


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Cammie Weaver Hayden – Utah
August 11, 2010 - 19:58
Subject: List of names in Weaver cemetery

Is there a list available of all of the names/head stones in the Weaver cemetery? If so, can I have a list of those names? Thanks!! Michael Weaver was my great(x4) grand father. I would love to know who his parents were!!

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Carol Vidales – NC (reply to Bill Taylor)
August 07, 2010 - 10:54
Subject: Lanty Larrance

I don't know about a cemetery, but I have further information on Lanty and his family. Are you descended from his son Wesley?

Pat Rowell – Iowa
August 07, 2010 - 10:03
Subject: Spring Hill Cemetery Photos

I was delighted to find your site and be able to see some of my families stones. Thank you for all of your work and dedication to this project. All of the photo's will enlarge for better reading when I click on them except for the Spring Hill Cemetery photos. None of them will enlarge. Is this something that can be corrected? Thanks again.

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Margie Gaffney – Fairmount, Vance Township.
August 06, 2010 - 13:47
Subject: Sarah Farnham wife of Marcillus

Looking for great grandmother Sarah Farnham. Lived in Perrysville after 1866 and had two children, daughter Rebecca born in 1866, and a son william Richard Farnum born in 1867. William my grandfather was raised in a foster family which leads me to believe his mom might have died in Perrysville. Father moved to Vermilion Co. Illinois and remarried in 1872. If you find a head stone for Sarah Farnham I would like to hear from you

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steve shultz
August 04, 2010 - 14:52
Subject: Photo Request

Thank you so much for all of your work and willingness to share.

My family is in Springhill Cemetery in Danville and clearer photos if available of the the following would be helpful in my research....

IL-Vermilion-Springhill-12924 and IL-Vermilion-Springhill-12929

I think the name is Rachel M Shultz but can't quite make it out.

Again Thank You

Steve Shultz

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Jack Taylor – Springhill, Louisiana
July 31, 2010 - 12:32
Subject: Esther Virgil Long

Esther was born around Denmark road area on March 6, 1897 and died the same day. I have researched for years to try to find where she is buried. I found on this web site about the Denmark cemetery and there is where she could have very well been buried. Can any one help with information as to this and if she was moved to the Gordon Cemetery. The people at Gordon Cemetery could not find information on her. Does anyone know where else I might look.

Thanks for any help that you can provide.

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Marny Hand (reply to T. Morgan)
July 23, 2010 - 15:43
Subject: Morgan Farm

To T. Morgan: If you are on Facebook, go to the group "Who Grew Up In Cayuga" and ask this question. There are several folks who are members of the Historical Society as well as folks who are probably relatives of the Morgans.

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Pam Burghart/Farris
July 18, 2010 - 14:46
Subject: Henry Kight

I just found this and am getting back into geneaology. My family chart shows that I have a Henry Kight who was married to a Rachel Acton and had a son John D Kight Sr. Could this be the same person? I don't have any vital information on him - but my records show he would be my GR GR GR GR GR grandfather. How are you connected may I ask?

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July 11, 2010 - 22:08
Subject: Thank You

Wow! What a tremendous amount of work. I love photographing cemeteries too, but I have nothing close to this. An index search feature sure would be helpful. I was exhausted after looking through just one cemetery set. Unfortunately, I don't know where some of my Illinois family is buried. But no matter. This is a great project, and I appreciate your time and efforts. THANK YOU!!!

Deborah Colvin Brower – Frederick, Maryland
July 07, 2010 - 11:27
Subject: Cemetery Photos

Thanks for posting those photos. It's a lot of work but you do a great service for people who live far away. It was great to see my family headstones. I'm related to Henry and Eleanor (Dille - Forshier) Hoover, William and Eldora (Sherill)Forshier. Recently I was accepted to the DAR from a relation on my father's side. When I visited several years ago I remembered a headstone with a Revolutionary War citation. I thought it would be nice to have a soldier from my mother's side as well, but I couldn't remember who he was. I found him in your photos, George Redden is Eldora Sherill's Great Grandfather on her mother's side. Now I just have to get the hard evidence.

Joseph A 'Joe' Hittle – Milo, IA
June 30, 2010 - 10:26
Subject: Warner Clossin Dove

Hi Mike!

Just thought I'd let you know that the stone for Warner Clossin Dove is a bit hard to understand for those who don't have family knowledge on this one. You happen to have misinterpreted his name as Clossin Dove Warner. His parents were Maude (Warner) Dove and James Douglas Love (Sr.) and he was the older brother of James Douglas Dove (Jr). According to the Pape Mortuary Database he died of Diptheria at about age 3.

Maude Warner's parents were William Joseph Warner and Emma J. (Handley) Warner. This connection to me is through the Handleys. Warner Clossin Dove would have been my mother's first cousin (once removed) and he would be my 2nd cousin (no removals). Emma J. (Handley) Warner was the older sister of my grandmother, Maggie Mae (Handley) Claypool.

Emma and Maggie were daughters of James William and Mary Ann (Jenkins) Handley. They died "in Snider" in 1894 and 1898 respectively and I strongly suspect that they are buried in Bethel (Blount) in graves that either never got marked, or the markers have been lost. Dessie Tuttle is also JW and MA Handley's granddaughter via their son John D Handley, who also died in the late 1890's and also probably is buried in Bethel.

Hope this helps!

Linda – Florida
June 27, 2010 - 00:21
Subject: cemetery Pictures

Great website. Thank you for all the pictures. Its websites like yours
that help all of us in genealogy. Again thank you.

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susan – evansville in
June 26, 2010 - 19:03
Subject: thank you

I have been doing searches on family members. your website has been wonderful!! I am related to about two thirds of the markers you published! Thank you!!

lu webb – richmond,va
June 26, 2010 - 12:46
Subject: dufour

Can I get a list of Dufour's buried there along with their birth and death dates?


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T. Morgan
June 23, 2010 - 09:07
Subject: Morgan family

I am looking for the Morgan family farm. I was told it was in Vermilion co. possibly along Hwy no. 1. It is a large farm home that used to be a hideout for Al Capone. It has a flat roof with fence around it where guards stood watch And also a ship or sail boat for a mailbox. If anyone could give my any information or address on this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Margie Gaffney – Fairmount, Vance Township. (reply to Cyndi)
June 20, 2010 - 19:43
Subject: Contact person for Songer Cemetery

Charles Montgomery is the contact person for Songar, His address is 207 North Oakwood St. Oakwood, Il. 61858.

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Lisa Tucker
June 20, 2010 - 01:37

I would like a picture of edmund powells grave at dry grove cemetery. He is my great great great grandfather and I am doing a family history. He was born in 1815 and died in 1872. thank you.

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jeffrey m lake – indianapolis
June 18, 2010 - 12:50

I am seeking any information regarding the Lake family. I believe William Lake came to Vermillion co. In in the early 1800's. His son was Wallace Lake, his son was Sheridan, his son was Merle. Any info would be deeply appreciated.

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Bill Taylor
June 10, 2010 - 13:37
Subject: Illinois Vermilion County Farm or Home

Was there a cemetery associated with or close to the County Home or County Farm. I have a relative (Lanty Larrance) who lived at the County Farm in the 1920 Census.

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Bill Taylor
June 10, 2010 - 13:34
Subject: Illinois Vermilion County Farm or Home

Was there a cemetery associated with or close to the County Home or County Farm. I have a relative (Lanty Larrance) who lived at the County Farm in the 1920 Census.

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Bob Jones – Westminster, SC
June 07, 2010 - 06:59
Subject: Restoration

What a great plan for your work Michael. The pictures and stone restoration are amazing. You have a special calling.

J baker
June 06, 2010 - 22:26
Subject: Cemetary grounds

dont know anything about the house -- but for awhile my Dad kept up with the maintenance of the grounds

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Joshua Patterson – Portland, Oregon
June 06, 2010 - 19:43
Subject: Thank you

Thank you for going out and getting the Picture of Henry Patterson for me.. It did not have the information i was looking for but I did take the time to look around your wonderful website.. I have really enjoyed my visit and will be back again.. Thank you and keep up the amazing work..

-Joshua Patterson

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Ramsey McDaniel (reply to Curt McGee)
May 31, 2010 - 12:25

Is there a Gentry McGee on the list you mention? I believe I'm related to him and trying to find more history. He was James C Mcgee's older brother b. 1791 d.1830. Additionally is there a Fielding McGee b.1825?


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Kris Loseke – Minier, IL
May 26, 2010 - 15:28
Subject: Rose Cemetery

Thank you for your work here - having been there many times, I know the old section is in terrible shape and you have done an excellent job taking, and indexing these pictures. Too bad we don't know how many old stones, or pieces of old stones are buried beneath the sod. I know that my gg grandparents are buried there, but there is no visible stone. But, thanks to your hard work I will be able to easily locate the stones of his brother and another of their young children. I feel guilty - you did the work and I will benefit!! If you do get into the 'restoration' work, the old part of Rose would be a challenge. Kris Loseke

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May 24, 2010 - 19:43

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May 22, 2010 - 18:34
Subject: AMAZING

Thank you for all you've done to provide these pictures, freely, online. You have helped me make a couple connections that have been difficult for me to make AND saved me a trip to Vermilion County, Illinois.
Thank you! I'm thrilled to see these stones!

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virginia – mich.
May 13, 2010 - 12:54

Have you found any WINZLOFF orWINSLOFF .Lots of variation of spelling . Just found out i had a lot of family in Illinois Thank you Keep up the GOOD work

helen sims – illinois
April 29, 2010 - 12:00
Subject: grandmother

i am planning on visiting my grandmothers grave mothers day. the problem is i'm not sure were her grave is her name is easter ruth earhart/dove she was buried there in 1973. if you could e mail me a map of location so i could find her grave when i get there this would be a big help to me. if you have any questions please call 1 217 834 3580 thank you very much helen sims have a nice day.

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Ford Monell – Long Beach, CA
April 21, 2010 - 14:08
Subject: Davis Memorial Cemetery

Hi Michael,
I'm doing research on the Davis family of Pesotum IL. My grandmother, Mildred Davis Denslow (born 1900, died 1974) and her sister Constance Davis Tucker are the last Davis' to be buried in the Davis Memorial Cemetery as they are the last of the Davis line to carry the name. I am interested in all of the Davis' buried in this cemetery ... I was able to find Jehu Davis on Find a Gravestone, but there should be others, most notably, Jay Everett Davis, who my mother thinks died in the 1950's. I tried to find pictures on your site of this cemetery, but couldn't locate them is they are here.
Thank you for your work and your help.
With best regards,

Joe Hittle – Milo, IA
April 13, 2010 - 10:23

Does anyone know the history of the church that was associated with this cemetery?

With it being about a mile from Bethel (Blount Township) and with many of the names in the 2 cemeteries being the same, it would be good to have those histories. We might be able to distinguish the names on the eroded stones with that.

My interest in this, and in Bethel, is that my Great Grandparents, James William and Mary Ann (Jenkins) Handley lived at Snider, and according to the Pape Mortuary database, were eulogized at Bethel, but no-one seems to know where they were buried. Their daughter, Maggie May (Handley) Claypool is my grandmother. It's a "mystery" we would love to solve.

All that to say, having walked Fairchild many times in the past 2 years, even after the burn-off last year, I'm impressed with your tenacity and diligence here.


Joe Hittle

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Harry – Jacksonville FL
April 10, 2010 - 12:15
Subject: Rebecca Rice Selsor Potomac

Hi Michael. Sorry to hear about the site issues. Keep up the good work though. Can you send me copies of Potomac Ill cemetery Rice -Selsor photos 0334-0336 to use on my ancestry family tree..Harry

Beth – Arizona
April 09, 2010 - 22:16
Subject: Brittingham cemetery

This doesn't answer your question but I found this little bit and thought it was interesting. Proves there are more burials there.

Brittingham Family Plot

Jeremiah Brittingham came to Vermilion County in 1830 from Ohio and died in the winter of 1831; due to the extreme cold, he could not be buried immediately. An Indian chief died shortly thereafter and his people asked that he be buried with Jeremiah.

Also try a local funeral home. They will probably know where it is. Funeral homes are generally very helpful.

Robert V. Hageman
March 27, 2010 - 21:40
Subject: locatio9n o9f Springhill office

That location should have been north of Voorhees Street in the newer section- my mistake.

Robert V. Hageman – El Paso, Il.
March 25, 2010 - 10:46
Subject: finding burial sites at Springhill

Springhill has excellent help that will direct you to where you need to go. They are located in the newer section on the north side of English street. With DOD info they will direct you and tell you if the grave is marked.

Samme Templin – Athens, TN
March 17, 2010 - 12:45
Subject: Templin Tombstones in Spring Hill Cemetery

The info that I have is that Martha Templin, died 3 Nov 1958 and her daughter Helen who died 27 May 1920 are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. I have gone thru all the sections online of Spring Hill cemetery and didn't find them. Is there any way you can check to see if these folks are actually buried there. It's hard to find this info out long distance.

You have done such a wonderful job of getting tombstone pictures, you are really going above and beyond the call of duty on this. Thanks so much.

Could you please let me know about these, and we're not in any rush.
Samme Templin

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Pat – Minneapolis, MN
March 14, 2010 - 23:52
Subject: Floral Hill Cemetery in Iriquois County

Have you updated any photos from this cemetery yet? I am waiting anxiously for the results as I have a gggrandmother buried there in August 1890, and I am looking for her spouse, probably buried in the same place - don't know when he died or where, but am hoping. Thanks for all your hard work!!! Pat

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Connie Cook Thompson – Austin, TX
March 10, 2010 - 20:46
Subject: This site has been great!

Thank you for everything on this site. It has been so much help and I have been able to piece together parts of my family.

Everything is greatly appreciated and I would like to donate to whomever is responsible for this website.

Thank you once again for everything.

MJ Hawkinson – KS
March 01, 2010 - 00:57
Subject: Thanks and some Allhands and Goodwin genealogical info

Thanks for all your hard work! The photos are of such good quality and show not only tombstone inscriptions but also locations in the cemetery if the viewer just takes time to study what you've taken time to photograph! Very impressive and a real labor of love!

My gggrandfather William Riley Goodwin supposedly moved to Illinois in 1852. By April 1856 he and his growing family lived east of Ludlow near Paxton in Button Twp., Ford Co., IL.

His wife, my gggrandmother--Elizabeth Crawford Goodwin, died in May 1862 (during the Civil War) in Button Twp., Ford Co., IL about a week after of the birth of her 8th child--my ggrandfather Frantz Sigel Goodwin (named after a then popular Civil War general who had come from Prussia to help train Union forces).

He was kept by an Allhands family for a few years (while his father was still in the Union Army). I'm not sure where the older six children were during this time (the eldest--William Henry Goodwin--was 13 when their mother died) or if Elizabeth (Crawford) Goodwin was related to any Allhands. Frantz Sigel "Sig" Goodwin was named in Elizabeth [wife of Daniel] Allhands will [thanks to info forwarded to me by Grandee].

I have not found where Elizabeth Goodwin was buried. Perhaps it was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery; the index of graves there doesn't list her name, but the intro does say that some fallen markers were pushed aside in some cemeteries. Maybe that's why I have not been able to find out where she is buried.

William Henry Goodwin (1849-1925), who married Ella Jarvis Flagg (abt 1850-1926), lived, died and were buried in Ford Co., IL, I believe. Albert Riley Goodwin (1851-1927), married first Lucinda Alice Wright (ca 1853-1886) who was buried in then Mount Olivet Christian Church Cemetery (aka Pleasant Grove Cemetery), Mount Olivet Cemetery, Button Twp., Ford Co., IL. He later married Mary Helmick Selser (1855-abt 1895), and finally Alice Crawford Lane (b. before 1880; married about 1900?). I'm not sure where Albert or his second and third wives were buried.

Frantz Sigel Goodwin, his father and "new" wife, plus two sisters, three brothers and two half-brothers all moved to Republic County, KS in 1876 where some are buried. The sisters married and moved west--one, Sarah (who married Lemuel or Leonard Smith) to Oregon and Washington state, the other (Elizabeth who married first Cy Vawter, then John Hendrickson) to Oregon, then California.

Michael Coan (reply to Roger DeMoss)
February 21, 2010 - 18:27
Subject: Update on Cemetery

As an update on the cemetery, the owner of the property changed hands a couple of years ago and has been more friendly towards visitors (STILL ON PRIVATE PROPERTY - So always ask first.)

But there is a person who has been doing a GREAT JOB in cleaning up the cemetery, and even has some history & pictures up on their own website here:


I learned about this right when winter set in, so I have not had a chance to visit yet - but do plan on doing my own visit when the weather allows me to.

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February 21, 2010 - 17:17

I'm trying to find an address for Songer Cemetery. Can anyone help? I'm trying to link Della M Brown as Della McGill so I would like to write the cemetery to get any information on her. No matter how I try to find address it won't work.

Thank you,

Roger DeMoss
February 19, 2010 - 18:00
Subject: DeMoss Cemetery

My grandparents were caretakers of the cemetery for awhile when I was very young.They took me there once or twice when they had to mow pull weeds etc.I dont remember much.I do remember my grandma telling me about one spot that had many graves but no markers because my grandpas family was poor and could not afford markers.My older brother knows where the cemetery is and the man who now owns it has told me he will take me out there later this year.

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Rheta Dartt – Dabnville, IL
February 18, 2010 - 18:50
Subject: Cemetery

My grandparents lived on Bowman from the 1920's through the 1960's about 1-2 miles on north of the airport. My grandfather built the house and barn - the house is still there surrounded by all the new houses. When I was a kid, my granfather used to take me back in the woods,not straight behind the house but more on a northeast direction to the old cemetery. The family always said there was an Indian burial ground there also - in fact I have a rock from there that was supposed to be from the Indian burial ground - it had been at my grandparents until they moved, my brother inherited it and I inherited from my brother when he passed away last year.

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Sharen Durler-Pflughoeft – Eufaula, OK 74432
February 16, 2010 - 12:13
Subject: Thank you for your dedication - I found my SNIDER Family in the Snider Cemetery

Just wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful website and for the time and dedication to preserve these wonderful headstones and many "lost" cemeteries. I've been tracking back my Marlett/Snider family for almost ten years and today a huge wall came tumbling down thanks to you. The pictures in the Snider Cemetery found under "old pictures" were wonderful and I am now busily reading every inch of your site hoping to find other family members that I know died in Vermilion County IL.

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Jonathan – Marshall, Michigan
February 06, 2010 - 23:37
Subject: Reese Family Research

I just wanted to say I have found your site very interesting. I have been trying to learn about the Reese family who originated in Danville, Illinois area. I descend from the Louis Albert Reese Jr. family. I believe he had brothers Jessie, Edward, and Everett Reese who were from the State Line City area. Would you happen to know of anyone I can contact about this family?

I thank you for your dedication and time spent researching all of these cemeteries. This is truly a tremendous undertaking and a beautiful hobby. I hope it helps many people with their genealogical research.

Thank you again and feel free to contact me at shazam989@yahoo.com

Jonathan Pignataro

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Carolyn Ordner
February 04, 2010 - 13:19
Subject: child of Francis Dwight Yates

The only clue found for this daughter is his obit and she was known as Mrs. J R Jackson from Indianapolis, Indiana during 1925. She is the adopted daughter of Frank Yates and his first unknown wife. I am wanting information on his second wife, Laura E. Ordner Nebeker Yates, still living when he died in 1925 in Florida.

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Carolyn Ordner
February 04, 2010 - 13:08
Subject: looking for laura ordner nebeker yates

I have been looking for Mrs. Francis Dwight Yates for several years. Last known residence was Miami, Florida in 1925. She and her second husband lived in Orange County, Indiana for twenty-plus years.

Thanks for any help!!!


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January 25, 2010 - 00:02

I have a little half sign of a cemetery entrance that starts with John... in a arching metal bow shaped entrance. It's near by to my Grandmothers old house/barn still remains outside of Danville. I believe that there is still an Acton in the next yard over. It's got to be hjust a few miles from Danville. (I am in Colorado so can't get back there to give better directions -) Any idea of the name?

I cannot tell you how wonderful it is that you have done this. The wo9rk is tremendous, and you have done a great service to people who will never get to walk around and view these in person. Many many thanks.

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January 24, 2010 - 13:59
Subject: I am seeking information on the Flemings of Warren county. They married Lyons, Juvinalls, Actons, Nortons and settled around her

There are two Elijah Flemings; and maybe a third in Illinois and Indiana. They were all over that area since the early 1800s. I have some of the property record transactions, and some info, but I cannot connect by birth certificates, cemetery records, church records, wills or deaths, who belonged to whom. I am wandering around the countryside every couple of years in this search, and so far- nothing can connect me. There are a couple of old newspaper annouts of Elijah, but whether this was the one born in 1803 or 1830, and who the parents were is not listed anyplace. There are lots of possibilities, as in Warren County especially, in W. Lebanon there were Flemings everywhere underfoot for a while. But- where did they go? who was whose ? I can't tell. I have a cousin who has been given a shorter life time recently, and we are trying to find his and my history while he is here so that he can write his biography. If you have any photos, information or recommendations. Please let me know. Thank you.

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January 24, 2010 - 13:57
Subject: Seeking records and anything that might help me to connect the dots on the Fleming families of Elijah Fleming.

There are two Elijah Flemings; and maybe a third in Illinois and Indiana. They were all over that area since the early 1800s. I have some of the property record transactions, and some info, but I cannot connect by birth certificates, cemetery records, church records, wills or deaths, who belonged to whom. I am wandering around the countryside every couple of years in this search, and so far- nothing can connect me. There are a couple of old newspaper annouts of Elijah, but whether this was the one born in 1803 or 1830, and who the parents were is not listed anyplace. There are lots of possibilities, as in Warren County especially, in W. Lebanon there were Flemings everywhere underfoot for a while. But- where did they go? who was whose ? I can't tell. I have a cousin who has been given a shorter life time recently, and we are trying to find his and my history while he is here so that he can write his biography. If you have any photos, information or recommendations. Please let me know. Thank you.

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Carolyn – Danville, Illinois
January 24, 2010 - 12:16
Subject: Brookville, Illinois

I recently came across a postcard that my grandfather send to my grandmother when he was "courting" her. The postmark was Grape Creek Illinois but it was addressed to my grandmother in Brookville, Illinois. My mom grew up in Grape Creek, my grandfather worked for the railroad and my grandmother was the postmaster for the Grape Creek post office. I have great memories. The post card is dated 1912.

joanie palmer – danville (reply to Jaquelyn)
January 22, 2010 - 07:58
Subject: red top

I just bought the Red Top Cemetery House. Any history you can tell me I would be interested in. It had been forclosed on and winterized April 08, but they let the heating system freeze and break. The basement was flooded. We are currently gutting it. They we will move upstairs to see what has to be removed in it because of mold. But it is a great house. I am very excited. Thanks for the info. Joanie

carolyn ordner
January 20, 2010 - 19:14
Subject: yates burial

I'm looking for the burial site of Laura E. Yates, nee Ordner. She is sister of Daniel C. Ordner, who is buried in Lot 186, Block 15. She supposedly died after March 1925 in Miami, FL., but no record in their death index. Hopefully, she is with family. Her first husband, Alonzo Nebeker of four years is buried in the River Bend Cemetery, near Covington, IN. The second husband, Francis Dwight Yates of thirty plus years is buried in Miami, FL by himself.

If any record please e-mail me.

Thank you.


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Malia – Maryland
January 20, 2010 - 18:27
Subject: "Alvin Cemetery"


Great site. I don't imagine that this will be all that helpful, but Grandfather (who was born in Alvin) recently described a cemetery that he said was downtown, east across the railroad tracks at the north end of town. Does this fit with Bethel Cemetery- or with the Knights Family Plot?

Thank you,

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Maggie – IL
January 15, 2010 - 12:47
Subject: Reply to:

Marillyn McArdle,
Yes, Coan had the cemetery on his site here. I didn't find any ancestors in that cemetery. Are you from that area?

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Stephanie – vermilion county
January 14, 2010 - 15:53
Subject: When does the kids in vermilion county schools in Indiana get out for christmas break

When does christmas break start for kids in vermillion county, Indiana start? i need to know it's very important that i get this information asap

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Mary – Vermilion county
January 07, 2010 - 16:37
Subject: St. Peter's & Paul

I have some photos that I have taken if you want them I will send them to you. Also this is a wonderful website. Preserving the memory of the people and the condition of the stones for future reference.

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Marillyn McArdle (reply to Maggie)
January 03, 2010 - 18:34
Subject: Blue Family/Parish Cemetery Grape Creek

Did you ever get answer to your 9/09 post? I might be able to help you.

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Susan Crow – Dexter, Kansas 67038
December 30, 2009 - 21:15
Subject: Stones in Spicer Cemetary

I am researching the family of Rawser Spicer who is the maternal side of my husband's Crow family. According to my info Rawser Spicer died 30 October 1839 and is buried in the Spicer Cemetary.
I was wondering if many of the Spicer stones are still standing in Spicer Cemetary and how much you would charge to photograph and document the dates?
Susan Crow
Box 26 Dexter, Ks. 67038

John Chmiko Jr.
December 30, 2009 - 17:42
Subject: Custer

I am looking to get info/pictures of gravestones
for a married couple - Casper & Caroline Custer
Both died in 1916

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Rikard Landelius – Sweden
December 28, 2009 - 11:15
Subject: Difficulties in reading the linked files

Thanks for an interesting site.
I try to access the link concerning Butler township but I keep getting error messages even though I just have downloaded the new Acrobat? The messages says that I miss a plug-in called "handler something".., do you happen to know what might be wrong?
Best regards, Rikard, Stockholm.

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Linda Williams – Covington, IN
December 15, 2009 - 18:37
Subject: Johnson Hill

Thank you for the work you have done in this cemetery and all your work. Its invaluable.

Barbara – Cayuga, In (reply to Bob & Wanda Thompson)
December 10, 2009 - 15:20

Do you rember Barbara, we takled a few years ago. GGGrandaughter of Samuel one of James sons. Did you find the graves? I have never located them. Whis I had known you were in the area.

Barbara Thompson

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November 24, 2009 - 23:25
Subject: we site

Just wanted to say I love your web site and think you are doing a great job. Keep it up.

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Gil Beers – Elgin, IL
November 17, 2009 - 12:22
Subject: Old Davis

Something happened the other day--I left a message, but apparently it didn't go through to you. Anyway, I brought the notebook back from upstate NY with tons of info on the Old Davis cemetery--who is buried there, etc. etc. Are you interested??
Gil Beers

Charlie Johnson
November 17, 2009 - 00:33
Subject: Unmarked grave at Bether Cemetery

I know of an unmarked grave at Bethel Cemetery. The grave is that of a one month old child born to Luther and Delona Marrow. I was told by my mother and also by several (Marrow) relatives about the unmarked grave. I recently found his birth and death record at the Vermilion county court house annex. The mothers name shown on the Birth Certificate is listed as "Delogna" P. Marrow. Her death notice from the newspaper indicates her name as Delona Perkins Marrow. The child's name was Otis Victor Marrow and he is said to be buried at the base of a very large tree located S.E. of Delona Marrow's grave which is located in the South East corner of the cemetery.

Luther and Delona Marrow had 9 children, 7 of them are buried at Bethel. Luther Marrow is buried in an unmarked grave in New Salem Cemetery which is about a mile and a half North of Bethel Cemetery. Ruth (Marrow) Allen is at Springhill and Bertha (Marrow) Nail is at Atherton.

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Gil Beers – Elgin, IL
November 16, 2009 - 19:41
Subject: Old Davis

We corresponded before. I brought home from our cabin in upstate NY the large notebook my brother Ransom made of the Old Davis Cemetery. He died 10 years ago. Two days ago my grown grandson and I knocked on the door of the home (cemetery behind the barn) and in a couple of minutes a VERY LARGE Rottweiler (sp) dog bounded the corner. Never barked. Acted like we were long-lost friends, but was so big we were concerned that he would knock us over. No one answered the door, so we left.

Are you interested in any of this info? It includes the people buried there, etc. etc.

Gil Beers

Carol – Michigan
November 15, 2009 - 15:18

Thank you for your dedication to this huge project. I found several of my ancestors in this cemetery and in other cemeteries that you have photographed.

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November 09, 2009 - 16:12

I found two graves for Spring Hill that I would like to ask you to post to FAG. They are Dolly Jones Block 9 21202 & 21203 ( don't know which picture is the best) and James L. Bracewell Block 8 12599 and 12600. I was also looking for Robert Bracewell May 17, 1898. I called the cemetery and they said he is in block 14A. I searched there but the stones are older and I could not read them. Thank you for posting the pictures!

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Donna – WA State
November 07, 2009 - 06:45
Subject: Whitlock & Yankee Point Cemetaries, Vermilion, Illinois

Do you know if pics of the tombstones of these cemetaries will be going up any time soon. Thank you for your magnificant project and all the work you are doing. Donna

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Margie Gaffney – Fairmount, Vance Township.
November 06, 2009 - 14:10
Subject: History of Bodkin Cemetery.

The Historical Society of Vance and Jamaica Townships are doing a history of the cemeteries in our area. Could you point us in the right direction. We only learned of Bodkin this year. We also have Doughtery Cemetery, Davis and Greenview. Any help in getting us started would be a great help. Thank You Margie Gaffney

Ruth Staley – Danville, Il
November 03, 2009 - 15:15
Subject: Penectost Cemetary

The Penecost cemetary does sit in a farmers field. My mother, Norma Woodrum, actually has held the deed to this cemetary for many years. My brother and my mothers cousin has spent the past summer cleaning this cemetary up. I have several relatives buried there.

Gil (V. Gilbert) Beers – Elgin, IL 60120
October 27, 2009 - 15:32
Subject: Old Davis Cemetery

We corresponded several months ago. My brother Ransom invested hundreds of hours trying to find some organization that would clean up and care for this cemetery, without success. I have a rather large notebook that I brought back from our summer home in upstate NY, with all the burials in the Old Davis Cemetery, his correspondence, etc. At that time it had become a pig lot. He even tried to buy the cemetery to preserve it, without success. I will be happy to xerox as much of this info as you would like, estimated about 100-150 sheets. Also, you may know of some way this, and the Hickman Cemetery, could be better preserved. These people were pioneers and deserve a decent burial place.
Gil (V. Gilbert Beers, 11N720 Rohrssen Road, Elgin, IL 60120 -- 847-741-3319--afbvgb@sbcglobal.net.)

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Dee Dee Scarborough – NYC, NY
October 21, 2009 - 12:06
Subject: index of grave stones at Vermillion Grove Cemetary

Your work is amazing. Thank you so much for the incredible amount of time you have donated. Is there an index to the gravestones you photographed in Vermillion Grove? I saw the list of markers, is that in the same order as the photographed stones?

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Michael Coan (reply to Maggie)
October 21, 2009 - 11:27
Subject: Nicholson Cemetery (Indian Paint / Indian Point)

Sounds like you might be looking for Nicholson Cemetery, also known as Indian Paint or Indian Point Cemetery.


It is south of the Parish Cemetery in the Grape Creek area - a little ways off the road on private property.

I also have listed about 20 names that is a combined list of the stones I had found at the cemetery, along with what the Genealogy society had listed for that cemetery.

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Maggie – IL
October 20, 2009 - 18:50

I have been looking for a cemetery down From Grape Creek Baptsit Church in Grape Creek, IL. I was told that this cemetery was about a good walk on private property. I also have been told there may be Indian burials there. I am looking for Blue surnames in Grape Creek. I saw you have Parish Cemetery. Thanks!

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linda jones – mahomet, il
October 20, 2009 - 15:34

Can you tell me the date of death listed in your records for Ivan George, son of Jesse Jasper George buried in the young america cemetery in hume, il?

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LaVonda Krout
October 13, 2009 - 23:48
Subject: Howards Chapel

I have been trying to locate Howards Chapel cemetery in Vermillion Co., no one seems to have heard of it! I'm so glad you will have this one up soon. I am searching for stones belonging to Hiram and Mary Jane Strawser, and William and Eliza Swem/Swim.

Charles Johnson – Indiana
October 08, 2009 - 13:24
Subject: John & Hazel Marrow

I have photos of the headstones of John H, wife Hazel M, and the three daughters who perished in the fire. They lived on Marrow Hollow road, about a mile South of Bethel Cemetery and the site of their home is now under water as it is presently known as Lake Mingo in the Kennekuk County Park.

Charle Johnson (reply to David Marrow)
October 05, 2009 - 23:26

There was a Shelby Marrow who burnt in a fire many years ago.
I'm related as my mother was a Marrow. I'm working on my genealogy and should have an answer shortly. Bob Makemson is the person who would be best to answer the question as he knew Shelby. Bob's mother was also a Marrow.

chas at iquest dot net

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Bob Jones – Westminster, SC (reply to roland lackey)
September 26, 2009 - 05:58
Subject: Hoopeston

Hoopeston not Hoopesville. It is the home of the National Sweet Corn Festival.

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roland lackey – Reno Nv
September 25, 2009 - 21:47
Subject: trying to locate the town of Hoopsville Il.

I have tryed to locate this town but have not been able to do. Do you know if it still exist or has it gonre by the way side . Thank you very much for any help you can give

R Lackey Reno Nv

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Maggie – Loves Park
September 20, 2009 - 19:38
Subject: Grape Creek Area

I was told by the Grape Creek Baptist Church that there was a cemetery up the road from them that isn't labeled, it has been around for years. It is in or around someone's yard they said. I am not from that area. Most of the Blue family I am researching is buried in Parish Creek Cemetery. Does any one know this area or can someone look or please take pictures? I will try to reask the church. I am willing to take pictures in my area. Happy Hunting!

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William Johnson – Rockford,IL
September 17, 2009 - 23:45
Subject: Zachariah & Elizabeth Robertson--pic's 1012 thru1015

Thanks to your wonderful web site I was able to find the grave markers of my GGGGG-parents. The markers are in excellent condition considering their age. Do you know who might have repaired them, and also placed the Revolution War Emblem on Zachariah's tombstone?

William E. Johnson
Rockford, IL

William Johnson – Rockford,IL
September 17, 2009 - 21:33
Subject: Sanders

My g-grandmother Mary Jane (jennie)Sanders Johnson was born in Higginsville 4/6/1860 to Lewis and Lisa Gardener Sanders. I studied the gravestones but was not able to determine if they are buried there. Do know if they are buried there or at another cemetery in the area?

Mary Johnson is buried in East Lawn Park Cemetery, Urbana,Illinois. I was able to locate the the marker with the help of the Urbana Free Library Historical and Geneology department. I was at the cemetery and on the phone with them and they were able to talk me right to the marker which was not visible as it was covered with grass------after a little probing, I was able to find the marker.

William E.Johnson

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William Johnson – Rockford,IL
September 17, 2009 - 20:23
Subject: Rose Cemetery

What a great web site----wish I saw this several years ago. The pic's of James Johnson
# 0078,79 and 80 are for the same James Johnson and his wife ,Anna W (Wilson) on pic's 0759,0760 and 0761. I did not find this stone until after I fixed up the original stone from 1867. I think it is great that GG grandmother Johnson/Deck put them together.

I did not notice, but do you have stone for Zachariah Robertson, died 16 Jan 1839, in Bismarck. He was a revolutionary war vet from 1778-1781 , born in Prince George ,Maryland, and after the war settled in Harrison County , Kentucky, then moved to Vermilion County in 1835. His wife, Elizabeth Jones , died 15 Sept 1838, in Bismarck.
Zachariah and Elizabeth are the grandparents of James Johnson who died in 1867.
William Johnson, the father of James Johnson died in Kentucky abt 1835-1838.

William E Johnson
Rockford ,Illinois

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William Johnson – Rockford,IL
September 17, 2009 - 18:29
Subject: Rose Cemetery

Mr. Roan,

Could you please provide information on who is charge of mowing maintenace at Rose Cemetery. Last year I located the grave marker of my Great-Great Grandfather, James Johnson, who died in 1867. At the time the cemetery looked like it had not been moved in several years. The white marble tombstone was laying on the ground and in poor condition at the time. Last fall I made another trip to Rose and poured a cement base and and fixed up the tombstone. To my horrors, I made another trip to Rose 9/16/09 and found that the the grass was now mowed, but whoever mowed ran over the stone and broke it off 3" above the base. I have contacted Kelly Monument in Danville to see if they can repair the stone. I am really dissapointed that no respect in shown in the care of the cemetery.

On another note, James Johnson, also has another tombstone which he shares with his wife(my G-G- mother), Anna (Deck) Johnson, who died in 1907. This is a large red granite stone which also in in need of repair---the top was toppled from the base. I am in the process of getting a bid from Kelly Monument to repair this site also.

I have no information on living relatives in this area but if you know of any Johnson's that would want to contact me, please feel free to give them my e-mail.

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barbara sollars – tecumseh,indiana
September 05, 2009 - 14:57
Subject: about cemetary

i was wondering who takes care of the cemetary in vermillion co. illinois, i had several relation by the names of jessie busselen, hazel jennings, leon barley and mary and gene maurice that were cremated and had a spot where they were buried, they were brother and sisters, how can i locate them there......looked but could not find
any help would be appreciated
barbara sollars

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S Ashby – Colorado
August 26, 2009 - 21:49
Subject: Thanks

Thanks to you I have located the grave of my oldest identified Ashby, Joseph born 1775 in VA and buried in Sandusky Westville. My Great grandfather's Great grandfather. I sincerely appreciate all your work

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Alix Romanov (reply to Terry Dumerauf)
August 26, 2009 - 12:51
Subject: Peter Matice

I don't live in Danville but have a cousin who lives a couple of hrs away who visits Danville from time to time who might be able to take the pic.

August 25, 2009 - 15:31

Thank you for your efforts. I have relatives buried there.

Does anyone reading this have info on Thomas J. Blackford (buried here)?

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Terry Dumerauf – Iowa
August 25, 2009 - 15:16

I would like a photo of the headstone of Peter Matice, Burial site Section #1 Row 4 Grave 85 in Danville ,Vermilion National Cemetery.

I would be willing to take a photo of a headstone in the Quad City area and would be able to do the same for anyone else who may ask of a photo in a 50 mile radius of my area. That includes the Rock Island National Cemetery. Or for what ever we can agree on.
I contacted Cidney Engberg today, then relized you may have a photo.

Vicky Al Mahrous – Kuwait
August 24, 2009 - 07:31
Subject: A big Thank You!

I would just like to thank you for all those photographs. Doing a family tree and looking for information is hard enough as it is. I managed to find family members and especially my great grandparents gravesite. How lucky for me! Thank you again for all the hard work you must have had to do. You have made many families very happy. Our appreciation!


Vicky Al Mahrous

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Nora Myres – Rockwall, Tx.
August 23, 2009 - 22:56
Subject: Fairchild Cemetary

Thank you for the photos of the Fairchild Cemetary. My husband and I tried to get through the "growth" in June a few years ago! We could see the top of one tall stone, but that was about it. We will be coming to Mann's Chapel to bury my parents ashes in late October. Do you think we will be able to get to the Fairchild stones then? My great grandmother was Effie Fairchild Bennett. She is buried at Mann's Chapel but I would like to see her parents graves and get pictures for my files.

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Bob Drollinger
August 23, 2009 - 00:02

Yes that is my great grandmother Cynthia.Thank you for the info as I didnt have all her siblings names.The name Julia Luckey is interesting as Malcolm and Cynthia Drollinger are listed as living with the George Luckey family in the 1870 census. I have one picture of Cynthia Phillips.If you care to receive a copy send me an e-mail at bobd1976@comcast.net.

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Bob Drollinger
August 22, 2009 - 23:55


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Jackie – Rossville (reply to Bob Drollinger)
August 22, 2009 - 00:24
Subject: Phillips

My Great Grandmother wea Jane (Phillips) Ingram. She was married to Josiah Ingram, and she had siblings, Cynthia, Hester, Obadiah. John, Mary, James, Robert, William, Sarah, Franklin, and Julia. I have her parents as Daniel William Phillips and Julia Luckey

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Randall Thornton
August 19, 2009 - 23:24
Subject: Burson cemetery

I would really like to see the pictures of Burson cemetery on the Newport grounds as that is where my wifes GGGG-Grandmother is supposed to be buried Elizabeth Burson, she was previously married to a Grubb(first name unknown,brick wall?) and had my wifes GG-Grandfather. I have never been free to get to Newport when they allow the people in on Memorial Day to see the cemetery itself.

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Charles Jones – Chicago, Il
August 19, 2009 - 22:35
Subject: Slant and tomb stone

what is the price to have one of these done?

August 19, 2009 - 09:13

Picture #3- stone no long findable. To help with the location info- the area that the cemetery is in is commonly refered to as The Bottoms, owned by the Bean's.

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Bob Drollinger – Oakwood,IL
August 18, 2009 - 16:28
Subject: Drollinger/Phillips

Thank you for your reply.What was the last name of your gr.grandparents? My family research shows that Cynthia Phillips Drollinger was a daughter of William and Julia Phillips and had a sister named Hester Phillips.Any of these names in your family?

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Laurie – MS
August 18, 2009 - 11:26
Subject: Thanks!

Just a quick thank you for all the work you do, it must really be gratifying to know how much you help those of us out there studying our roots. I have ancestors in Jones Grove (yeah, I'm a Jones!), Spring Hill, Oak Grove, Resurrection and Sunset. I hope you can get to Sunset soon, I have a lot there to look for. Again, thank you so much for all your time and effort, it is very appreciated!

Nora Myres – Rockwall, TX
August 18, 2009 - 09:47
Subject: End of October Visit

Our family will be at Mann's Chapel in late October to bury my parents' ashes. Plan to make a trip over to the Fairchild Cemetary to show the kids where their great-great-great Fairchild grandparents are buried. Hope we can get to the stones. Last time we tried was several years ago in the late summer...not good timing!

Desiree Barnes – Yorkville, IL
August 17, 2009 - 10:47

I can supply updated pictures. I was there about 2 weeks ago and have very updated pictures.

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Carol – Kalispell Montana
August 15, 2009 - 01:16
Subject: Maple Grove Cem in Milford

Have you been able to take pictures there yet? Looking for Cyprian Sloan died 1926 and his wife Lola died 1978 she never remarried.

I love your site, I know it is a LOT of hard work. Thanks for going above and beyond.


Bob – California
August 11, 2009 - 08:55
Subject: Original name of Cemetery

What a wonderful job it is to see this site. Since so many of my ancestors are buried here starting with Samuel Thompson, (and the McCleary's on my Mom's side of the tree) I was wondering if it was ever called the Thompson Cemetery as I recall someone saying the land was donated by the Thompson's.

Thank you for doing this. It is a blessing to most genealogists and we appreciate all your efforts.
Bob Thompson

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Sandy Verhoeven Shepherd
August 07, 2009 - 22:34
Subject: I'm Amazed

Michael I am amazed at this site. I just finished looking at the Oak Hill cemetary site where my dad, and both sets of grandparents are buried along with numerous friends of my parents. I visit my dad's grave quite often as well as my grandparents (Verhoeven and Harrier). This is great, how do you find the time?

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Mayor – tilton
August 02, 2009 - 17:27
Subject: cemeterys

I help keep songer and i found 5 head stones on graves just east of songer cemetery i have clear some of trees away from them i did not know if this is one of the family grave yards y would be looking for

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Carolyn Freeman Darling – Clermont, FL
August 02, 2009 - 13:57
Subject: Bodkin Cemetery

Thank you for all your work documenting the gravesites. It was exciting to see the grave stones of my great great grandfathers while doing geneaology research. Wish there were similar sites like yours in other parts of the country. There may be....I'll keep looking.

Bob & Wanda Thompson – California
July 29, 2009 - 19:50
Subject: Visit to Illinois in Sept

We will be traveling to Bethel, Ridgefarm, Georgetown and Danville around September 10 this year. We are interested in the Yankee Point Cemetery and the gravestones of James Thompson, my great greatgrandfather b. 1782 in Mercer Co. Ky and d. Jan 8 1864 and is buried in the Yankee Point Cemetery. We are curious if his wife "Betsey" Thompson d. 14 Sept 1858 is buried there also. We visited in 1998 but did not have time to search for her grave. The rest of James Thompson's sons are buried in the Bethel, "Love" Cemetery and our daughter has made arrangements to be buried there also. She and her husband are coming with us. We would appreciate any help you can give us. Thank you.

Bob and Wanda Thompson

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Jackie Ingram Maden (reply to Bob Drollinger)
July 29, 2009 - 00:29
Subject: grandparents @ Rose cemetery

My g/grandparents Josiah & Jane(Phillips) are at Rose. I think she is a sister to Cynthia, maybe they are buried close to Josiah & Jane.

bill bloomfield – danville il
July 25, 2009 - 21:26
Subject: pentecostal cemetery

it was first known as the demoss pentecostal located on the old makemson farm. its on e 2130 north road.jim bloomfield lives on that road and could tell you how to find it. he has the orginal deed to the place.but the new owners of the property wont let you go back there saying it private property. maybe this will help you.

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sue swider – danville il
July 22, 2009 - 16:20
Subject: cant find a stone you have

we were at wallace cemetery north of potomac.could not find andrew jackson kimball stone. is there anyone who can help us locate his grave so we could replace a stone for him. the picture was #569. or maybe your pictures have a better clearer names on the ones around it so we could find it.any hepl would be greatful. thanks sue

richard foster – rantoul, IL
July 20, 2009 - 01:03
Subject: I lived near this cemetery

Hi, I grew up just down the road from this cemetery. I remember the church that sat near where the small building is now. It was in the early 70's, I helped my grandfather mow this cemetery, and also helped him contsruct the cable fence that surrounds it. I see they have replaced the cable with chain, I think it was around 1975-1978. I still visit it frequently, brings back memeories of the area and my childhood.

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Alix Romanov
July 19, 2009 - 23:26
Subject: Vermillion County Poor Farm

Does anyone have pics of the Vermillion County Poor Farm? My dad lived there w/his mom & brothers in the 1930's.



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Gail Hardy – Murfreesboro, TN
July 16, 2009 - 19:04
Subject: Newell Cemetery

I just found out that there is a possibility that one or more of my relatives may have been buried in Newell Cemetery. Ambrose Phelps Andrews married Elizabeth Newell who was born in Harrison County, KY, the daughter of "Squire" Newell and Winnifred Bridges. I believe both families moved to Vermilion County. Ambrose and Elizabeth are buried at the Walnut Corners Cemetery southeast of Bismarck. Does anyone have any more information on them?

Michael Coan – Vermilion County IL (reply to Karen Grieve Tomblin)
July 13, 2009 - 10:21
Subject: Springhill Cemetery

The cemetery itself does have an office, in which they have records of most all burials - and you as long as you have the person & date of death, they can usually find the Block & Plot number.

I have all my pictures on this site for Springhill separated by block, so that will reduce some searching. Since you live in Canada, I will try to call them this week & get the information needed. If others who are reading this want to call for their own information, Springhill's phone number is 217-442-0334 - the records they keep are by death date, so that along with name are the 2 things you will most likely need when calling.

Oh, and I'm slowly working on an index of the cemeteries / pictures that I have, but that is slow work, and will probably be awhile before I get to working on Sprinhill, which is the largest cemetery in the county.

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Michael Coan – Vermilion County Illinois (reply to Stan Pentecost)
July 12, 2009 - 19:23
Subject: Quaker Area

The "Quaker" area is in the southern Vermilion County. Found Manerva Jane Martin in the online Pape Moruary genealogy database, ans it lists her as being buried just south of Vermilion County, in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, which is in northern Edgar County Illinois.

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Kyle Condon – Mulvane, KS (reply to Stan Pentecost)
July 12, 2009 - 16:52
Subject: Quaker Point

I'm looking a Minerva Jane Hollingsworth Martin , died a Quaker Point, Vermilion Co, Ill. I do not know where she was buried at. Quaker Point no longer exists. Do you know of what cemeteries would be in that area.

Karen Grieve Tomblin – Vancouver Island, Canada
July 12, 2009 - 11:58
Subject: Wonderful !

What a wonderful gift you have given to those of us who do not live near Illinois. I searched all your pictures of Springhill Cemetery, but only enlarged the ones clear enough to read the name Fairchild or Gritton on (It took me a few days on and off). According to Pape funeral home my great great grandparents Daniel Perry Fairchild 1820-1897 and his wife Dorothy Gritton Fairchild 1823-1900 were buried here. I didn't find their headstone. Has anyone done a name transcription of this cemetery with an index so I would know what section and only have to enlarge that section to do a detailed search for thier headstone? I wish I lived closer so I could transcribe this cemetery and link your pictures. Thank you for all your work.

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Sharon Palmer – Cynthiana, Ky
July 09, 2009 - 22:59
Subject: Baugh

Yes, I am desc. from Bartle Baugh who was from Germany. My line is down thru Rufus Baugh of Paris, Ill. My gf was born in Paris, Ill. and was raised in Vigo Co., Ind. I would love to get with you on the Baugh line. Please contact me direct at rrjpalmer@hotmail.com
Thanks Sharon

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Cheryl Bowden – Westfir, Oregon (reply to Sharon Palmer)
July 09, 2009 - 19:28
Subject: Baugh research

Where is your Baugh line from? I have Baugh's from Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Cheryl

Cathea Curry – oklahoma
July 03, 2009 - 09:11


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June 27, 2009 - 10:59

Have you done any cem photos of Watseka, Il. yet? I sure hope so. Dorothy

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Bob Hageman – El Paso, Il.
June 22, 2009 - 21:46

To: David Marrow

I may be able to help you. My father was the long time mail carrier on Danville RR #1. That included Marrow Hollow which I think is where your ancestors lived. Did your Uncle Shelby Marrow also die in a house fire at the same location as your grandparents? My father remembers the family well and knew many of them although he did not know the grandparents. If I can help you just email me at hageman@fairpoint.net.

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Kevin McFadden – Lakeland, Florida
June 16, 2009 - 20:58
Subject: Thank you!

What a terrific site you have here and what an absolutely wonderful service you have provided for so many families! I cannot express how pleased I am to have found your website. Your work is certainly admired and respected, there is an obviously large amount of time that you have devoted to this. With what you have done, I have been able to view the gravestone (Greenwood Cemetery, Danville, Il) of my Great Grandfather who emigrated here from Scotland in 1888 - William S. McFadden. I am now going to be in the process of paging through the other photos in hope of finding my Great Great Grandfather who is buried in Springhill Cemetery, Danville, IL.

Thank you!

Kevin McFadden

Tony Lloyd – Australia
June 15, 2009 - 12:09
Subject: Lloyd

I am trying to find information on two infants who died in Catlin.
There parents where Henry Thomas Lloyd 1841-1926.
And Sarah lloyd nee Church 1844-1925 all the family buried in the Catlin area, one Fanny E Lloyd was buried 7.12.1875 in Jones Grove, it is possible that the infants may also have been buried there.
With Regards.
Tony Lloyd

Michael Coan (reply to Sunshine)
June 13, 2009 - 21:34
Subject: Springhill Baby Section

I sent you an email also, but thought I would post a reply here in case others are looking for the same information.

Springhill has an area that is called the "Baby Section" located in Block 26 (Block 26, page 4 if you look at the PDF maps) - which can be found in the pictures area in the Block26-26a-26c area, with the "baby section" pictures starting around picture 00993 on page 3 of that block on pictures.

June 13, 2009 - 21:12
Subject: Baby Area

I have a cousin that was buried in what my grandmother called the baby area of the cemetary. Could you tell me what block that would be under so I could look for the headstone please? Thanks and you've done fabulous work with all this!

Pam Clark – Paducah, KY
June 09, 2009 - 22:22
Subject: photos of Stunkard Cem.

Dear Michael,
I want to thank you VERY much for photographing this Cemetery! It took me several years after beginning my family research to find the names of my GrGrGrandparents children who died. It took me another few years to find the name of the Cemetery they were buried in, Stunkard. I wondered if they even had a headstone because the family was not very wealthy. Now today, I find your website AND photos of their headstones!! I am in TEARS!! Would you consider sending me better quality, nonwater marked photos for my Family Tree program and to share with a few other cousins who share in my interest of family research? I would appreciate it more than you know!!
I myself have just started transcribing and photographing grave sites in my area and adding them to findagrave.com. I will NOT add these to the site because I don't know how to place a link??? Unless you would give me permission to do so without a link? I would be just as happy to just have them in my personal collection.
Thank you again for your kindness and efforts in taken all these photos! They made me feel like I was right there! I need photos numbered 78, 79, 80, 81, 82 and 83. The names are Daisey, Ida A., and James S. Neal. They are all the children of L.M. and L.J. Neal, or Lanson McGuire and Letticia Jane (Stewart) Neal. Thanks again,
Pam Clark

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Barbara Moore – Fairmount Illinois
June 05, 2009 - 11:30
Subject: Dougherty Family Cemetery

My husband, Stacey Moore, and I have recently become members of the Dougherty Cemetery Board. In reviewing your wonderful informational site; I am hoping you will be able to direct us on how may we go about obtaining a map of the Dougherty Cemetery.

Any assistance you could provide, or references, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time,
Barbara Moore
Fairmount, IL

June 05, 2009 - 02:19
Subject: transcription

Anyone know if Whitlock has been transcribed? Im looking for the Don Carlos family.

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Beverly – Florida
June 03, 2009 - 22:50
Subject: Hebron

- This site has been wonderful - I've found so much information that we've been looking for for a VERY long time. Thank you for all of your hard/enjoyable 'work.'

I did want to let you know that the site for the Hebron/Newtown Cemetery is not working.


jackie maden – rossville
June 01, 2009 - 18:19

I don't know how you do all this, but it is awsome!! Thank you very much for your ongoing effort.

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Beverly – Florida
June 01, 2009 - 14:28
Subject: your site

Thank you for this wonderful site and all this work! It's great and I've found lots of important family info.

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Sharon Prillaman – Rossville, IL
May 27, 2009 - 13:43
Subject: Walnut Corner Cemetery

I just learned of your website and visited the Walmut Corner Cemetery. My mother and maternal grandparents are buried there. I have visited their graves often, but it was nice to see their grave stones on your site - page 4 (204-208). This is a great service you are performing for the public! Soon I will be searching Spring Hill Cemetery for many more relatives. I have requested the lot and block numbers from the office this morning!

Don Forsythe (reply to Richard Longfellow)
May 27, 2009 - 00:29

My name is Don Forsythe. Mary C. (Hollingsworth) Longfellow was a sister to my great-great-great grandfather, George Henderson Hollingsworth, a Civil War veteran. I have some info on Henry and Mary Longfellow. She was the daughter of Hiram and Isabelle (Thompson) Hollingsworth. I have found Henry and Mary Longfellow in three censuses so far: 1880 Vermilion County, Indiana; 1900 Hunter township, Edgar County, Illinois; and 1910 Prairie township, Edgar County, Illinois. Mary died in 1910 after the census was taken, and Henry was still living as of the census. I haven't been able to find a death date for him as of yet. I have some more limited info on the family if you would like.

Eric Welsch – Colorado Springs
May 26, 2009 - 14:54
Subject: Thank you.

Really appreciate the effort that went into this project!

Is there any plan to provide some sort of alpha index or a least a general reference that pictures 1-200 are in a particular block....it would sure cut down on search time.

Thanks again.

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Sharon Palmer – Cynthiana, Ky
May 26, 2009 - 11:03
Subject: My family lines

My family connections are: Baugh, Horrall/Horrell, Benefiel, Forkner, Mercer, Bronnenberg, Gooding, Hamilton, Aulick, Lea, Palmer, VanDeren, Journey, VanHorn, Broadwell, McMillin/McMillan, Arms, Cunningham, Wells, DeJarnette, Sanders, Magee/McGee, Miller, Smith, Wiggelworths, Smiser, Lair, Renaker/Rennecker/Rennaker, Lemmons, Boyer, Conrad, Bennett, Green, and many others. My mother's great grandparents were from Daviess Co., Edgar Co. Vigo and Vermillion Counties. Would appreciate any information on the above families.

Brenda Falconio – Westville, Illinois
May 24, 2009 - 11:46
Subject: Mom's Grave

You really put a lot of work into this! It's great! I've ben to Oak Hill plenty of times, but never took a picture of my mom's grave, so now I have one. Practically my whole family is buried there. Grandparents, great grandparents, uncles& aunts (well you know). So thanks for the great job. She's on page #30 top row , 3rd one over I believe. Thanks again!

May 23, 2009 - 23:07

page eight, #04045 and #04040, #04039 is a view with both.

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Tina Kent
May 20, 2009 - 09:22
Subject: Montezuma cemetary

Anxious to see when this one is added

Prudy – IL
May 14, 2009 - 12:42
Subject: thank you some of my family

some of my family

LEONARD, John Fowler 1924 1834 Jun. 7 (1st burial in this cemetery)
LEONARD, Mary "Polly" Fowler
LEONARD, Matilda
LEONARD, Phillip
LEONARD, William James
LEONARD, Valentine

Prudy – IL
May 14, 2009 - 12:40
Subject: I have many family

members here some of them are

LEONARD, John Fowler 1924 1834 Jun. 7 (1st burial in this cemetery)
LEONARD, Mary "Polly" Fowler 1776 1845 Jul. 19
LEONARD, Matilda 1812 May 29 1864 Sep. 29
LEONARD, Phillip 1820 Dec. 20 1890 Sep. 18
LEONARD, William James Jack 1814 Sep. 4 b
LEONARD, Valentine 1763 1853
LEONARD, Valentine
once again Thank YOU

Prudy – IL
May 14, 2009 - 12:30
Subject: I am so

glad you are doing this and it is awesome. I took some photos of a small cementery in IL but the county would not publish them. This one will be gone soon.

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May 12, 2009 - 11:43
Subject: Sunset

You are doing such a wonderful job ont these photos, it really is nice because a lot of us don't live anywhere close but our ancestors are there. I am looking for relatives in Sunset...do you know when those will brought in?
Thank you!!!

Michael Coan – Vermilion County IL (reply to David Marrow)
May 11, 2009 - 20:54
Subject: Davis Cemetery

Marrow's can be found in Davis Cemetery. Sent you an email with more detail. Glad you like my site!

David Marrow – Indianola IL. 61850
May 11, 2009 - 20:01
Subject: Searching for Grandfather and Grandmother

My father Richard L Marrow passed away recently , I never met his parents they were killed in a house fire when he was a little boy . My dad a brother and two sister survived. Rest of family did not Grandfathers name was John Marrow, Grandmothers name was Hazel White Marrow, also two sisters I do not know their names . At funeral I was told they were buried at cemetary by Indian Springs Horse stables . I have searched the cemetary with no luck. Just wandering if you could help me. This is a very nice web site . Ican tell alot of work has gone into it . Thank you David Marrow

Jean Huskisson/Engle – Prineville, Oregon
May 01, 2009 - 00:31
Subject: Web site

Thank you for you work building this web site. You have done a great deed.
Thank you for sharing your work.

I have two uncles in the Fairview Cemetery. Sam and Eugene Huskisson.
I remember as a young child visiting the Cemetery with my grandmother and aunt.
It looks so much nicer then years ago.
Also two Babys are buried near Sam and Eugene's graves with no headstone.
They are my Aunts children that died very young. She could not afford headstones.
They are Kenneth Ronk Jr. b: Sept. 9 1939 - d: Sept. 9 1939
Anna Mae Ronk b: Feb. 4, 1941 - d: Feb. 16, 1942
That is all the information i know. Thank You Again

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Tammy – Alabama
April 24, 2009 - 23:56
Subject: Old Hopewell Cemetery Vermillion Co., Indiana

I'm looking for someone to do a look-up for me at the (I think) Old Hopewell Cemetery in Indiana. I would like pictures taken of the head stone if they are still there. Please contact me at: hydi828@charter.net if you are interested.

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Michael Coan (reply to Kyle)
April 24, 2009 - 21:27
Subject: Wesley Chapel Cemetery

Check out Pape Mortuary website: www.papemortuary.com

Reports they are buried in Wesley Chapel, which I believe is just south of Vermilion County in Edgar County, Illinois.

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Kyle – Mulvane, KS
April 24, 2009 - 21:18
Subject: Cemetery near Quaker Point, Love Twp, Vermilion co, Ill

I'm looking for information on a cemetery near Quaker Point,Love Twp., Vermilion Co, IL, looking for the grave of Manerva Jane (Hollingsworth) Martin. She died Apr 1863.

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Terri Vogt – Stillwater, Oklahoma
April 23, 2009 - 10:19
Subject: Bodkin Cemetary

Thank you so much for your valuable work in documenting the gravesites in the cemetaries on your website! For 5 years, I have been trying to find the death dates and burial location for my g-g-grandfather/mother and relatives, and thanks to your site, I finally found them! I managed to stumble upon some information about the death date and burial of one relative, and when I looked through the gravestone pictures on your site, I was able to verify that information, and also found many other family members. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your work. Thanks again.


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jeff nixon – Danville
April 23, 2009 - 08:50
Subject: Adams Family Plot

I knew zane cole, an elderly gent. with long white hair and
was always up for a game of chess. back in the 80s i covered
every inch of that ground and the stone that i seen was of
a little one prob. of the one you have listed above was the only
stone i have ever seen. its prob. still leaning on that tree back
in the pines..

Karen Sprouls
April 20, 2009 - 19:43
Subject: Inquiry as to Samuel Martin Burtron

I don't find a listing for subject in the Georgetown Cemetery.
Person might try Forest Park (when corrected), McKendree, a church cemetery east of town, Pleasant Mound, a church cemetery west of town; Mt. Pisgah, church cemetery west of town; or Crown Hill south of us at Ridge Farm.

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David Roderick – Carlsbad, CA
April 11, 2009 - 14:55
Subject: Cemetery

Seeking burial location of James Neer d. 11 or 3 Mar 1863 Douglas Co., IL at age 52

Marilyn Brodrick – Danville, IL
April 08, 2009 - 08:58
Subject: My Family

My grandparents, great grandparents, Aunts and Uncles are buried here. I was surprised to see how well it has been kept up. When I lived with my Grandmother in the 50's we used to take her lawnmower out there and mow the grass. No one seemed to care if it was kept up at that time so we did the majority of it. Now it is kept beautifully.

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Linda Morin – Springville, UT
April 04, 2009 - 23:57
Subject: Davis Cemetery

Hi Michael

Thank you for the wonderful pictures of the Davis Cemetery tombstones! I know this took you many, many hours and is a wonderful source for so many of us. I have looked all over for an address or phone number for Davis Cemetery. I can't read the bottom line on my ancestor's tombstone picture and would like to call them to see if they have the inscriptions recorded in their records. Do you by chance have the address and/or phone number?

Thanks again for the pictures.

Linda B. Morin

Michael Coan – Vermilion County IL (reply to Evelyn)
April 04, 2009 - 17:44
Subject: Clean Up

Thanks for the information. I don't live too far from this cemetery, and I did drive by and it looks very good. I will make sure to stop by there soon and do another run through to take photo's of all the stones again. I know there were at least a few stones that I did not have a picture of yet since the brush was so thick, I could see the stone through it... but no way to get to it. Hopefully I will be able to get those photo's.

So once I get that done - I will update this site with another "batch" of new pictures!

March 29, 2009 - 09:59
Subject: clean up

When I drove by there a few weeks ago, there is a gentleman who is trying to make easier access to the stones...he is mashing down the prarie grass around the stones clearing away some brush to get to the markers...so maybe in a few more months you will be able to get in there...my son and I did looking for some family members but there were still a few we couldn't get to yet...maybe soon.

Jo Forren – ARIZONA
March 28, 2009 - 21:37
Subject: Surname list??

I was wondering if there is a list telling which page a person is pictured, I love looking thru and find it relaxing-just wondering. We came from that area many years ago and have most of our families in the area. Keep up what you are doing, it is great for us not in the area.

Michael Coan (reply to Carol)
March 21, 2009 - 15:58

Check Farmer Chapel Cemetery - Picture 73 - 78. Found information on Pape Mortuary genealogy database website: www.papemortuary.com

Carol – Arizona
March 21, 2009 - 14:14
Subject: Johnson - Hulse - Sconce

Thank you for your commitment to this project...what an undertaking! I was hoping to locate John (born ca 1800) and Margaret Hulse Johnson (born 1801) in this cemetery...perhaps I overlooked them since the stones are quite worn due to age. I had thought that since I was looking for Johnsons, this was the most logical cemetery to check first! Two other families might be buried near them as well: James and Mary Polly Hulse Sconce, and James and Martha Hulse. Again, my thanks for the time and effort you have invested -- I'm 'off' to check the other cemeteries!

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Jim Stevens – St. Louis, MO
March 18, 2009 - 22:41
Subject: Nicholson Cemetery

You mention that permission needs to be obtained to get to Nicholson Cemetery because it is on private property. To whom do we contact to obtain permission and how do we contact them. Various Nicholson persons there are my ancestors.

Bob Jones – South Carolina
March 18, 2009 - 12:26

Sue Stine is the Treasurer of Vermilion County and the resident of the Sandusky Homestead. I bet she would be happy for you to call at the Treasurer's Office and give permission to visit the cemetery.

T.A.Gathany – Arizona
March 06, 2009 - 01:25
Subject: Moore family plot stone

I was so excited to find stones for 2 sisters, 2 daughters, and 1 son of gr. gr. grandmother R. Moore. One could not be read, but am guessing who it was. Thanks so much!

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Bob Jones
February 26, 2009 - 10:01
Subject: Lewman

I meant Mount Pisgah Cemetery...Sorry

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Bob – South Carolina
February 26, 2009 - 09:58
Subject: Basil Finn Lewman

I have been searching your pictures of Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Georgetown. Thanks again for the priceless help that you are giving to us all. I am trying to find a marker for Mary Swank Lewman and Basil Finn Lewman. Have you seen them? Or am I missing them among the old and hard to read? He died in 1857 and she died in 1855. Any help you can give would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Evelyn White
February 25, 2009 - 19:47
Subject: another cemetery that isn't on your list

I am not sure if you are aware of this cemetery. I found it when looking for Bethel. It is located on the same road and just prior to Bethel. Someone has been cleaning it up and removing the overgrowth. It is called Fairchild Cemetery Savannah.

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Susie – indiana
February 24, 2009 - 19:35
Subject: Photos

What a wonderful job you have done with this site, it is going to help so many people who are searching for cemeteries and sones of amcrstors. Thank you!

Richard Longfellow
February 22, 2009 - 21:23
Subject: Longfellow

I have relatives buried here. Two i have identified as Mary C (hollingsworth) Longfellow and Grace Longefellow wife of Charles Perry Longfellow. But I cannot find Henry Longfellow husband of Mary C (Hollingsworth) Longfellow and Charles Perry Longfellow husband of Grace Longfellow. Can anyone help me with identifiing their tombstone?

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Stan Pentecost – Danville
February 22, 2009 - 13:10
Subject: Pentecost and Pioneer and Kerby Cemetaries

THIS IS GREAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING!! If you need to get into the Pentecost cemetary let me know, the gentleman that owns the land around it won't let anyone in unless they have family there. This is because of so much vandalisum. I can also show you where the Pioneer cemetary is in Kennekuk Park. I have also been to Kerby cemetary there are pictures at the IGHS library that I donated for the Kerby cemetary. I have visited most all the cemetaries in Vermilion county,and I would be happy to help you with any directions. You can contact my wife, Mary, at the IGHS libary on most Thursdays. Stan

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Cindy Grasser – AK
February 20, 2009 - 12:53
Subject: Hard Work Pays Off

You have put in alot of time photographing which helps alot of people in their genealogies. Thank You! I was glad to hear that you could supply pictures upon request without the watermark on them. You need help to attach names and dates to the photos. Perhaps someone out there could do that to help you out. I would, but Alaska is too far away.
There is near Quaker,Verm,IN both a New and Old Hopewell Cemetery. Old Hopewell is in the middle of a field and hard to locate. Recent photos of Old Hopewell are on find-a-grave.com. Keep up the good work. Does anyone have an earlier cemetery list than 1975 for McKendree,Vermilion,IL? email me at josum053@hotmail.com

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Cindy Grasser – AK
February 20, 2009 - 12:29
Subject: Titles for Pictures

Many tombstones are unreadable when photographed, but can be read or rubbed to get the names and dates. Your pictures that you can't read would be more helpful if the names and dates were tagged to them. I grew up in Vermilion Co,IL and know many of the cemeteries of Vermilion Co,IL and Vermillion Co,IN and have taken many cemetery photos of cemeteries in the area. I applaud your efforts.
Old Hopewell Cemetery near Quaker,Vermillion,IN is hard to find, but I took pictures and my friend posted them on find-a-grave.com for anyone who didn't know it existed.

Jacquie – IL
February 17, 2009 - 22:52
Subject: Rankin-Union Cemetery

My great-grandparents are buried there. Do have photos of Daniel and Pearl Woodard? Should also abe one for Alice Faye and Frank.

Jaquelyn – AZ
February 11, 2009 - 14:48
Subject: RED TOP

I used to live in the Red Top Cemetery House... I can answer questions about the history of the house and the cemetery...

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Delmer Powell – Danville,Illinois
February 09, 2009 - 15:28
Subject: NEw Salem Cementery,road 2600 north

Hello,You are doibg a good job on the cementeries of Vermilion County.I see you have nothing on Salem cementery. My ancestors are buried there. No one can get in there now. I have pictures of all the stones there, I would send you a copy of them.i personally took them . I think there are pictures at IGHS library. If interested email me at the above email Delmer.

jeanne wagner – Texas
February 07, 2009 - 17:12
Subject: Thank you

Thank you for providing this site. My mother and most of mother's family are buried here. I am most touched.

JoLynn Self – Sawyer, Oklahoma
January 30, 2009 - 19:23
Subject: Needing burial location help

I have search Georgetown Cemetery with no luck. I was wondering if maybe I am just not looking good enough.
I am searching for Samuel Martin Burtron died September 5, 1952. He did serve our country so I am sure his grave should be marked.
Do you know if anyone has a plot map so I can see what section he is in?
Thank you so much.

January 29, 2009 - 13:15
Subject: SAD

This makes me so sad that this cemetery is in this shape.

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Robert Jones – South Carolina
January 28, 2009 - 15:16
Subject: Appreciation

Thanks so much for your hard work and priceless contribution to our family research. I cannot imagine how many hours and effort you have expended with this project. You are greatly appreciated.

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JoLynn Self – Oklahoma
January 26, 2009 - 21:27
Subject: Parish Cemetery

I have two family members buried here with no headstone found by this wonderful person who took all of these photos for this web site.
Here is there link on findagrave.com

Martin Reuben Burtron

Nancy Angeline (Ann\Annie\Anna) Moore Burtron

If anyone ever comes across a plot map of this cemetery that shows were they are at please do contact me.

JoLynn Self

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Beth – Az
January 23, 2009 - 16:25
Subject: Milner Cemetery

Thanks for all the pictures of Milner. The Jacob and Elizabeth Mertz buried there are my parents. Keep up the good work!

Georgianne – Danville
January 19, 2009 - 00:27

I looked thru every picture of Johnson Cemetery and was suprised to also find my great, great grandparents plus several great aunts and uncles that I did not not were there. We looked over the cemetary before but missed them. Thanks again.

January 18, 2009 - 22:11
Subject: Thank you!

I too would like to thank you for all the hard work you have done taking pictures of these cemeteries. My parents, grandparents and great grandparents are buried in Johnson Cemetary and I don't live that far away. What is nice is the other cemeteries that I don't visit that I have been able to fine relatives by just looking at your pictures. Thank you.

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Alice Beard
January 08, 2009 - 22:46
Subject: John Payne

Songer Cemetery is sometimes called "the John Payne Cemetery" not because of John Payne, Jr., who was shot on the court house steps, but because of his father -- John Payne, Sr. Here is the findagrave memorial for John Payne, Jr.: John PAYNE, Jr., memorial page. And here is the findagrave memorial for his first wife: Virletta O'Neal PAYNE memorial page.

Virletta had died over 15 years before John was shot on the court house steps. By the time he was shot, he had remarried and had two children from his second wife.

More information is at one of my web pages: John and Virletta.

bill keller – catlin il
January 05, 2009 - 16:46

my parents and family are here. my mothers family are also

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Dot Caldwell – Missouri
January 04, 2009 - 23:39
Subject: Parish Cemetery

Thank you so much for adding the headstones from Parish Cemetery. It is such a peaceful place to rest. Nice photos of my ancestors, the Tuttle Family.

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Charles Montgomery – Oakwood, Illinois
January 04, 2009 - 22:45
Subject: Vermilion County Poor Farm Cemetery

The Tilton Historical Society has some information on the
poor farm cemetery. In the late 1930's the township work
program had people dig up most of the bodies and reburied
them behind numbered stomes on the southwest corner of
Songer Cemetery. The original poor farm graves were mostly
around the circle drive on the southern part of the cemeery.
The original entrance to Songer Cemetery was from the
Tilton - Catlin road through the county farm.
The Tilton Historical Society is located just west of the old
Tilton grade school at 201 West 5th street and is open every
Thursday from 9:00 to Noon.

Harold – Danville
January 01, 2009 - 23:01
Subject: Workheiser Cemetery

Just a quick update. I have also emailed info and pics to you. The spelling may or may not be different than you show. I have my pictures labeled as Workheiser, but looking closely them, am not now certain.

Anyway, the location is further south than the Genealogy Society shows. I am very familiar with the river, it's twists and turns, and that whole area. The cemetery is located close to the next parking area south of the parking area that you show. It is quite easy to locate. Park there and just walk straight east. There is a walkway mowed that will take you to it. If you begin going down hill, you have taken the wrong walkway.
Best of luck.

Harold – Danville
January 01, 2009 - 22:35

I have visited the Workheiser Cemetary quite a number of times. The spelling on the sign is different than your spelling. I have a couple of pictures and can send those to you. It is south of Porter Cemetary, approximately where the Genealogy Society location is on your map, but probably about a half mile from the river on a bluff overlooking the river bottom. It is not too far from the road and a hunter parking area; but not as close to the road as the Porter Cemetary.
Feel free to contact me.

Greg Cunningham – Crystal Lake, IL
January 01, 2009 - 16:39
Subject: Walnut Corner - Brierly Cemetery

Amazing work and thanks. Your efforts are doing a great service in documenting the history of our many ancestores. Many of my ancestors are buried at Walnut Corner, starting with James Cunningham, my 3rd G grandfather.

Have you visited and or photographed Brierly Cemetery?? About 10 years ago, my dad (Jene), brother and i walked through the cemetery. It was in very poor condition. We found the face down headstone of William Cunningham B 1779 D 1852, next to his wifes head stone, Mary (Humes)

If you ever can photograph the old Brierly cemetery, that would be great. I'm still trying to find who Williams parents are, his head stone had lots of info, except for parents. Would welcome comments from others bearpawsglass@aol.com

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Ed Hamilton – Danville
January 01, 2009 - 08:56
Subject: John Payne

I came across your website on AllAroundDanville. I noticed that you have an album on Songer Cemetary (John Payne's graveyard). I assume that you have a picture of John & his wife, Virletta, headstone but do not have time to look through the album. 1200+ pictures...Wow!

Do you know the story of John Payne? Thought to be a Southern sympathizer, he was shot and killed on 13 Sep 1863, setting off a riot in Danville. You may find the whole story in 'The History of Vermilion County'.

The last time I was out at Songer Cemetary a couple of years ago, the headstone was still standing, but the inscription is unreadable. According to the Payne family website, it reads:

"The brave man seeks not popular applause,
nor over-powered with arms deserts his cause.
Undaunted, though foiled, he does the best he can.
Force is of brutes, but honor is of man."

I just thought that you would be interested in this information if you did not already know it.

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Jeanne Pentecost – Urbana/Danville
December 31, 2008 - 17:21

You are doing a fantastic job. Must keep you very busy.

My Texas daughter was in Danville this past summer and was out to see the Pentecost Cemetary. Hard to find but she did. I have never been out there. It is out North of the Henning Road I believe. Danville Daughter knows where it is and so soon as Spring gets here I will have her show me and will take photo's .

Keep up the good work. People will appreciate it. It is a great site.

All my research I am doing is in England. Wish someone doing the same as you are over there. Would help me.


Irena Stokes – Ridge Farm, IL
December 30, 2008 - 15:22
Subject: Bethel Cemetery in Love Twsp.

This is a very old cemetery,and believe that the last burials were in the 1960's, but I have a lot of ancestors, plus my grandmother buried here. You have done a fantastic job in taking pictures.Myself I dabble with genealogy, and I am sure it is helpful to a lot of people that have moved away that too, are in genealogy. Thank you so much for your hobby.

Irena Stokes – Ridge Farm, IL
December 30, 2008 - 15:02
Subject: Yankee Point Cem.

Sorry about my first comment, after looking further I did find my ancestors that I had asked about. Stones are very old, and hard to read. You have done such a good job, and have a wonderful hobby. Keep up your good work.

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Elle McCarthy – Westville, Ill.
December 28, 2008 - 21:54
Subject: Blakeney cemetary

When I was just a young kid we used to walk the railroad tracks behind the park in Westville and go to a place that we called "the spring"--- in "the woods". There was a pipe pushed into the side of the hill there with continuous running spring water-- which we drank-- and never got sick!! We climbed the hill above the spring and walked just a short way back in the woods to this cemetary! It was in terrible shape then!! and that at least 60 or more years ago!! The thing that interested me more at that time tho, was that there was an old tree in the cemetary always covered with live "walking sticks" (insects) that we would "play" with!!!! We never bothered the graves tho, cause it was kinda spooky there, and sacred!! We always whispered in the cemetary!!

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charles Boes – Theodore, Alabama
December 25, 2008 - 06:01
Subject: Gundy(Bismarck,Il

I just noticed the location, Gundy is WEST of Bismarck, not East

Dan – Bloomington, Illinois
December 24, 2008 - 21:15
Subject: Thank you for all your work!

My parents are buried in Johnson Cemetery. I live a ways away, so it's nice to have your website to "visit". Thanks and God Bless you. Wow.

Harold – Danville
December 24, 2008 - 14:40

I came across the Lorrence Pioneer Cemetary years ago; just after Kennekuk County Park was opened. At that time, there was no sign or pathway back to it; and it was very heavilty overgrown. I searched through the brush and found several gravestones and several stones, that appeared to mark grave locations. There were also several very old red cedars growing there that appeared to have been planted near the graves. I pointed out to the park officials that there were graves in that location. I do not recall if they already knew the graves were there or not. A few years later they marked it, put up a sign, and a pathway.

I have also come across other small grave plots in wooded areas over the last few years. You may already be aware of those, but I just discovered your site; so have not checked everything out yet.

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cwxwwwxwwxwx – US
December 23, 2008 - 13:39
Subject: hello guys need advice

well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how's life? hope it's introduce branch

Wm. L. "Mac" McCarthy – Panama City Beach, FL
December 22, 2008 - 12:09
Subject: Overflowing with thanks to Michael Coan!!

Thank you so much for all your effort and expense.

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Elle McCarthy – Verm Co. Ill
December 21, 2008 - 21:05
Subject: Your site!!

What a great site!!! I have been a volunteer with the "worldwide" site "Find-a-Grave" for about 2 years. I have been to many of these cemetaries in Verm. Co. and also some outside the county. I find this fascinating. Would like to discuss this with you! Maybe I could help. Most of my ancestors are in Woodlawn in Indianola, and St. Peter's and Paul's in Westville. I have been thinking of doing this with one of these cemetaries!! Regards-- Elle McCarthy

Irena Stokes – Ridge Farm
December 21, 2008 - 13:10
Subject: Stokes's in the Yankee Point Cemetery

Going trough your pictures of stones, I was wondering if there were still Stones up for John P and his 3 children that are buried there on the north side near the fence.
You have done a good deed for people that have moved away and have ancestors in these cemeteries. Good work,

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Lola – va
December 20, 2008 - 20:33
Subject: Thanks for all the hard work

See FAirview cemetary in Newbern or dyer co tn. a list of names as well as photos is wonderful!!!



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Harry Selsor – Jacksonville FL
December 14, 2008 - 08:17
Subject: Selsor's in Vermilion/Knights Branch

Just wanted to thank you again for the 2006 Selsor photos you took in Knights Branch Cemetery, Pilot Twp. Are you going to post that cemetery on line too? I am looking for a few of the relatively newer Selsor's. Not sure where they are buried though. Most of the Selsor's died in Pilot Twp I think.
William Edward Selsor 1922-1998, and his Father Samuel Hamilton Selsor 1873-1939. Samuel's wife #1 Lottie Nichols Selsor 1874-1920. Wife #2 Minnie Marie Sitler Selsor 1881-1978.
Thanks again..Harry Selsor in Jacksonville FL..

Penny Fuller – Oakwood, Catlin originally
December 13, 2008 - 21:25
Subject: WOW!

This is really great. My husband ,my father and brother are buried at Oakridge. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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Charles Boes – Theodore,Alabama
December 13, 2008 - 16:49
Subject: Wondering

I grew up in Blount Township, My parents are burried at sunset, wifes parents burried in Gundy. There is a Cememtary by Adrians Pond in Kennecuch(spelling) It was a small site, but I never knew the name , do you have anything on it.


Charlie Boes

Your site is outstanding keep up the good work

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John Bales – oakwood
December 10, 2008 - 10:34
Subject: McGee Cemetery

I know exactly where this cemetery is located. As a Boy Scout, we camped at the old homestead and did some clean-up and maintenance on the cemetery.
I have a neighbor who works at the plant. If you would like, I could see about gaining acess for you. I don't think it would be a real problem if you would explain who you are and why you want acess.
If I can help you in any way, call me at (217) 354-4024.
The location of the cem. is approx. 1/4 mile walk thru the woods to a finger point, west of the homesteads foundation.

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Stacey Newton – Kokomo , Indiana
December 07, 2008 - 20:03
Subject: Information on Vermillion County areas

Came across your site and wondered if anyone could assist me with something. I am trying to research some property located in Ridge Farm , Illinois. By research I mean,what Native American tribes dominated that area. As well as the ones that settled near to the Vermillion River in the Ridge Farm area. Has Ridge Farm always been called that as well ? The land I am referring to is on South State Street. According to a few there might have been a fatal fire (home) at this particular location. And am curious now as to the history of this land. If anyone is familiar with S. State Street in Ridge Farm , do contact me at TruckDriver1972@aol.com thank you.

**Please put something along the lines of Vernillion River , Ridge Farm in the subject line.**

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Foxie – Knox Co., IL
December 06, 2008 - 21:32
Subject: copy rite on photo

how do you get the copy rite on the photo and so many of them.

Foxie Hagerty
Vice-Pres Knox Co Genealogical Society
Warren Co. Historical Society
Lucretia Leffingwell Chapter, NSDAR
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Warren Co., IL Mailing List

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Joan Griffis – Danville, IL
December 06, 2008 - 18:35

Dear Mr. Coan, I am surprised that I had not heard of your Web site before. A friend emailed me that she found her relative's tombstone on your site and so I had to check it out.
I am anxious to tell readers of my genealogy column about your site. I presume you won't mind.
Joan Griffis (writer of weekly genealogy columns in Danville, IL Commercial News and Champaign's News-Gazette; former pres of Illiana Gen & His Soc.)

Lee Pritchard Kershner – Las Cruces, NM
December 06, 2008 - 17:21
Subject: With Heartfelt Gratitude

Michael, you are doing such a great service for the descendants of early Vermilion county settlers. Your not accepting personal donations testifies to your devotion and integrity.

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swaters – Washington state
December 03, 2008 - 18:06
Subject: Rankin Union, Higginsville, & Floral Hill

Overall, a great job documenting Cemeteries. I found folks in Rankin Union Cemetery - I could easily read almost everything. I was disappointed by Higginsville as the headstones are old & I couldn't read most of them from the Photos. I'm anxious to see Floral Hill when you get to it, as I have folks there also.

I'd love to see a by-name index to the photo's, but know you've already got a huge job. THANK YOU - It's a major service to genealogists everywhere. I'll be adding your site to my Web Page.

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Adam Wilson – Charleston
December 02, 2008 - 22:09
Subject: McGee Cemetery

When I was younger, my boy scout troop camped out there every fall and did work on the cemetery. There is a dirt road that dead ends about two hundred yards from the cemetery. we made a path or "trail" rather to it and built a fence surrounding the perimeter. Its in a very neat location hidden in the woods and only a few hundred yards from the river valley. Its unfortunate that it isnt open to the public. I also know that my last few years in scouts we stoped going for one reason or another, and i dont believe the troop has gone back since.

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NJNetter – Morgan Co., Indiana
December 02, 2008 - 12:06
Subject: Wow!!!!

Great work, I have not found what I been looking for but, I will be back. I belong to a couple of discussion boards on genealogy and post a link to your site.

Thanks for all of your work and efforts!

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Dot Caldwell – O'Fallon, MO
December 02, 2008 - 11:47
Subject: Photos and Thanks!

Thanks so much, this is a prized site! I realize you stated it's a hobby, but a lot of effort goes into this plus the costs. My sister and I are doing family genealogy and we have many of our people in these cemeteries. We walked for hours during a week's visit to Vermilion County this past summer trying to locate our ancestors... we found most of them too. We also met many friendly locals who helped us on our journey with many thanks to them. We hit the jackpot when we found living relatives we didn't know we had! Will you be photographing headstones in the Parish Cemetery soon as we have several family members there, too. Thanks again, what a great hobby and how wonderful of you to share with those of us who are researching. Dot

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Bob Drollinger – Oakwod,Il
November 30, 2008 - 18:31
Subject: Burial maps of Rose

I have great grandparents Malcolm and Cynthia Phillips Drollinger that are supposed to be buried at Rose but there are no stones for them.Have been trying to find their exact location to mark their graves.Any help is appreciated.

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Curt McGee – Menlo Park, California
November 25, 2008 - 03:20
Subject: McGee Cemetary

I visted the cemetary a couple years ago with my uncle, Charles F. McGee of Catlin. The family of James C. McGee is buried there (my grandfather's great grandfather) and we have an inventory of the grave stones that was created by a power plant employee in 1962. It has been maintained by a local Boy Scout troup.

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Curt McGee
November 25, 2008 - 03:19
Subject: McGee Cemetary

I visted the cemetary a couple years ago with my uncle, Charles F. McGee of Catlin. The family of James C. McGee is buried there (my grandfather's great grandfather) and we have an inventory of the grave stones that was created by a power plant employee in 1962. It has been maintained by a local Boy Scout troup.

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Janelle Cockney – Inuvik, NT Canada
November 22, 2008 - 20:11
Subject: Web Page....hobbY

Hi there: I really enjoy your site. I appreciate what you do and am glad that the info is available for free, I have no ancestors buried in Illinois that I know of yet, but I am going to bookmark your page. I like your forward approach and that this is your enjoyment. It just works out for the rest of us that you choose to share. You have inspired me to document my local cemetery. Thank you!

Charles Boes – Theodore, Alabama
November 21, 2008 - 17:18

Trying to remember Cemetary back north of Indianola, past Craig Dairy farm, The road joged west then back north. it was located in that area.
Can you help?

george sager – danville
November 15, 2008 - 14:30
Subject: Collison Cemetery

I was told by someone that grew up south and east of collison that the cemetery was south of road 2600 on the west side of the old railroad tracks. I think it is with in the triangel between the tracks,2600 and Potomac Road. I have been in most of the cemeteries. up that way but never in this one. I am looking for my g g grandparents some where up that way with no luck. James and Mary Duncan not the ones at Walnut Chap. I hope this info is right and helps you find this cemetery.

Kim Baxter – Danville, Il
November 07, 2008 - 13:16
Subject: My moms grave

First of all I want to thank you for all the extremely hard work you have put into this site. You have done a tremendous job. I have taken to doing my family Genealogy and I enjoy it very much.

My mom passed away in November 2005. I saw that you had taken a picture of her grave but the headstone had not been placed yet. They had the concrete poured, but no stone. My question is, do you go to the cemeteries and update your pictures? I can give you the numbers of the pictures that have her grave in them. She is buried next to her parents. The picture is on Page 39, picture number is il-vermilion-oakhill-1944. Thank you again for all your hard work, and please keep it up.

Reply by Michael Coan (site administrator): At some point, I would like to revisit each cemetery and take pictures of all the newer stones - if a "request" comes along, I might go sooner - otherwise, I still have many cemeteries to still get my first set of pictures, so even though some day I would like to - it may be awhile before I get to it... again, unless someone makes a request for a newer picture then I might run out there sooner.

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Catie Hill – Iowa
November 05, 2008 - 14:09
Subject: a question for you..

I was wondering if you have any information on a Plague that took place in Vermilion County, Illinois, around 1848, I am working on genealogy of my family, and was told that there was a plague in this county around that time. The names of my family members I am searching for are: Ebenezer John and his wife, Rebecca, they may have had several children, I am unsure about that. Any information you could send me would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much!

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Tamara Moore – Danville
November 05, 2008 - 11:14
Subject: Newell Cemetery

My husband's parents lived on Bowman Ave. north of the airport. He said there was a cemetery behind their house in the woods. You can call him to get specifics if you like. 446-9545

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Robert V. Hageman – El Paso, Il.
November 03, 2008 - 08:35
Subject: McGee Cemetery

I asked my father about this cemetery and he was not aware of its location. He was the rural mail carrier on Danville RR#1 for many years and very familiar with this area. When the road and bridge were open he drove it every day. At the least it was not visible from the road.

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Laura Heckman – LaPorte Co., IN.
October 31, 2008 - 16:39
Subject: Website

Just had to add another comment on what a tremendous & time consuming job you have done.!!! It will certainly help those who are researching their family and history.
Sure wish I had something as fabulous as your site when I first started in 1981.....I have walked many of these same interesting cemeteries....Keep up the good work.
Laura J. Heckman

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Laura Heckman – Michigan City, IN. 46360
October 31, 2008 - 16:29
Subject: Dodson Cemetery

I ran across your site by just surfing around, and it is wonderful all the work you have put into this. My great grandmother is buried here, and her stone is the marble one with name of Elsie Snavely written on it. She was also married to a William Coan, (which was in that area in the 1900-1920's,) wondering if your Coan.net any relation? That also interested me tremendously. You have photographed so many of the old cemeteries that I have strolled through, with many of them related to us, Fairchild, Higginsville, Georgetown, etc.......your site is great and I know the amount of work you have put into this......Greatful, in NWIndiana.....Laura

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Laura Heckman – Michigan City, IN. 46360
October 31, 2008 - 16:28

I ran across your site by just surfing around, and it is wonderful all the work you have put into this. My great grandmother is buried here, and her stone is the marble one with name of Elsie Snavely written on it. She was also married to a William Coan, (which was in that area in the 1900-1920's,) wondering if your Coan.net any relation? That also interested me tremendously. You have photographed so many of the old cemeteries that I have strolled through, with many of them related to us, Fairchild, Higginsville, Georgetown, etc.......your site is great and I know the amount of work you have put into this......Greatful, in NWIndiana.....Laura

Marvin Leonard – St. Louyis, Mo
October 29, 2008 - 01:19
Subject: Condition of Cemetery and !

I want to thank those responsible for the condition of this cemetery. I was there a couple weeks ago and was impressed. Only comments (and I have no right to these as I have not done anything to keep the cemetery up) but the flag should be taken down or replaced as it was in pretty bad shape. I have a 3rd great-grandfather (Valentine Leonard) and most of his children buried here.

I do not have unlimited assets but I would be willing to contribute to the upkeep and repair of the cemetery such as repair of broken sign.

Also, is there any history of the area around the Cemetery. Was there a village close by at the time. It seems odd that it is out inthe middle of "nowhere"

Let me know if I can help.

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October 28, 2008 - 22:17
Subject: PATRONE


Robert W. Kirkpatrick – Westville, IL.
October 28, 2008 - 12:52
Subject: Westville Lithuanian Cemetery

I think you have done a great job in photographing each stone. Just to let you know, we have 223 unmarked graves in the cemetery. If anyone is doing research on any family or individuals buried at the cemetery, I have old ledger books combined in an updated computer version beginning at our start in 1909. My phone # 217-267-2808, cell 217-213-7181.
Robert W. Kirkpatrick, Pres. Westville Lithuanian Cemetery Association

Linda – Danville IL
October 16, 2008 - 06:43
Subject: Springhill

Great website. I know it was a lot of work. I looked for my Mothers headstone in your pictures but did not see it. She is in lot 21. George & Elizabeth Junkerman. My Grandparents are also in lot 21. John & Wilma Hays.

Marvin Leonard – St. Louis, MO
October 15, 2008 - 15:34
Subject: Descendant of Phillip Leonard

I have ancestors burried in this cemetery. Plan on being there over this coming weekend probally on Saturday 10/18/08

Karen Kardosh – Grant Park, IL
October 07, 2008 - 20:14
Subject: Georgrtoen Cemetery#3104

Thank you so much for taking pictures of the monuments in the cemeteries. I think that its great. I found my great uncles marker. and now I know for sure what cemetery he is buried in.

Diana Hickman – Wendover NV
October 03, 2008 - 03:42
Subject: Thank you.

I have been researching my family history for years now. This collection of pictures is a Godsend and a treasure to me. I have wanted to find the Hickman cemetery and discover the family that I've been researching for so long. The pictures of Sarah and Jacob Hickman's tombstones are wonderful. They are my gggggreat-grandparents. Thank you for posting them online.

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Cindy Mitchell – Colo Spgs formerly Champaign
September 22, 2008 - 12:01
Subject: Have photos and info to donate to the site

Do you take donations of photos and corresponding info to your site? Mine is mostly all family members, but would be glad to share if you would tell me how I can do it. Both sides of my mother's and my husband's families came through Vermilion County, IL and some were firmly rooted in Warren Co., IN.
Thank you!

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September 21, 2008 - 02:40

What a wonderful website this is. It had to be a tremendous amount of work photographing all those gravesites. I found alot of folks in Georgetown Cemetery. This is going to help alot of people. Thank you so much for putting this information online.

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Cathea Curry
September 20, 2008 - 14:13
Subject: 1903 Past & Present of Vermilion County IL- INDEX

the link to this index is not working. thanks for putting these books up! I used to visit your old website. I can't find where all the cemeteries are listed on this new one. when i click on one of the counties, just the comment box comes up.

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Judith Hughes – Logan county
September 19, 2008 - 11:58
Subject: wonderful

These are wonderful sites and pictures

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Chuck Munn
September 16, 2008 - 19:40
Subject: Hopewell Cemetery

Is Hopewell Cemetery in Illinois or Indiana? My info shows Gessie, Indiana, but I can't seem to locate it anywhere.

What a great website you have created! I appreciate it very much...

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Vicki Shaffer Stout – O
September 09, 2008 - 23:10
Subject: Bethel Cemetary

I just wanted to thank you for letting me view your site. I found this on AllAroundDanville.com..I am a new member of that site. My mother and her parents were buried in this cememtary. Their names were Jerry Shaffer, James and Virginia Ross.
Thank You Again,

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Robert V. Hageman – El Paso, Il.
August 24, 2008 - 22:31

Land for this cemetery was donated by my gr. gr. grandfather, Azariah Davis. They came west from Ohio and purchased land in Vance Township. His wife, Jane Conner Davis, was the first to be buried here. Many members of my family, Davis, Runyon, and Allman are buried here.

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Michael Coan
August 23, 2008 - 18:40
Subject: Correction in list

In case I don't get it updated - I have Anna A. (Wilson) Deck (1837-1907) listed as no pic - but is on stone #761 with James Johnson.