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  • 1 year 1 month ago
    Thank you so much for the wealth of info you have posted. I spent several hours looking through Pike County Missouri tonite.  I didn't find my answers but I'm not through looking either.  If I can help in anyway please let me know!
  • 2 years 4 months ago
    Barry, what a treasure you have here. Thank you isn't enough. I have spent countless hours looking, reading, learning and introducing other people to the site. The genealogy you did for the folks buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Fayette County has been the most information about my husbands family that we have. Times were different and the past generations just wanted to blend in, so nothing about those early families coming to the Albany Lima area was talked about. 
    Your records of the cemetery are a god sent. The original records that the last caretaker/sexton turned over to our family several years ago were borrowed by an older family member and now unaccounted for. The burial database you posted for Pleasant Hill Cemetery will be enormously helpful. Are there other resources we might investigate along those lines? May I ask where you got such detailed information? Again, thank you Barry.
    PS. My Fayette experience included Mark Zbornik. Grandma lived at the top of Water Street, Klara Hanson. As a youngster the name Zbornik on the sign of his long shop building behind the gray house was always of interest. I moved from the Twin Cities to Fayette my Freshman year of HS. My best friend lived in that gray Zbornik house. Her Mom and Mark had a romance in their youth, and then re-met and rekindled that love years later. My friend and her mom moved up from Cedar Rapids when Mark and Betty married. They really enjoyed each other! What a sweet love story. 
    Again, thank you Barry. Sincerly, Ellen
  • 2 years 10 months ago
    Thanks for putting up Arlington's 1956 yearbook.  That is the year I graduated.   I have a lot of great memories of Arlington and northeast Iowa in particular.  For some reason I have lost mine yearbook, or misplaced it, at my age it's hard to tell which.

    Thanks again for maintaining this site.  I really appreciate it.
  • Valerie King (Private)
    4 years 1 month ago
    Hello -  First I would like to say how impressed I am with all of the work you have done on this website.  It takes a lot of work, dedication and commitment....kudos to you!  I was drawn to your site from a genealogy perspective. My family on my father's side is from PA.  In the line, I have traced my roots to Frederick Heckert and his wife Angeline.  They had several children...Mary Ella (my GGGG grandmother), Lilly, Kate, Samuel and Fred to name a few.  I am having difficulty getting beyond them in the family tree.  I was wondering if your very extensive work on family trees makes mention of these two people and beyond. Through others, like yourself, this method of contact (and discovery) has proven quite useful and fruitful.  I recently traced one of my family lines to John Nicholas Hoffman of Lykens, PA, who actually qualified me to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  I believe there were Heckerts that fought too in that war so I am interested in knowing if I have another AR war soldier that I can add to the DAR library.  Thank you for any help you can provide to me.  
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      4 years 1 month ago
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        4 years 1 month ago
  • Sarah Sanders (Private)
    4 years 5 months ago
    Hello!  My Grandfather was Ernest Ocheltree in Spencerburg MO.  He had the grocery store and gas station.  Where the cemetery is located, his daughter Betty and her husband lived in the little house on the property.  My mother was Mary.  The other siblings were: Margaret, Mildred, Dale, Ernest Jr, Lewis.  One baby died.  I miss this little town and sometimes come and drive through for memories.  The store is long gone, but I can still see it there as you come into town.  I was always afraid to  go into the cemetery with all the copperheads slithering around.  I am trying to find family from my grandfathers side.  I am stuck and can't get beyond him.  There were some Ocheltree's in Spencerburg that were in a club.  I found this out from a book.  I can't find out anything on them. 
  • Ruth Rivas (Private)
    5 years 7 months ago
    Hello, are you any relations to the Davis? My father Samuel Davis who is now 90yrs and still living is the grandson of George Reed Davis. John Lovejoy and Mary Jane Brown are my fathers great grand parents. Thanks for showing us their pictures and history. 
  • Linda Dearing (Private)
    5 years 9 months ago
    Thank you for all the work you have gone to, I wish all the cemeteries had interment lists like this one. Without actual pictures of the tombstones or the ability to visit the cemetery it is impossible to find some of these individuals. There are other forums, but you don't know where they got their information. Thank you so much. I have used this website many times.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    5 years 9 months ago
    Thanks for the all the pics!  It's nice to be able to catch up from so far away! Mis you :)
  • 6 years 4 months ago
    your photos of the old dupont plant are great. my father-grandfather mosier and grandfather wheeler worked there untill'it closed . they transfered to seneca illinois with the plant,as did most of the town. i woulod like to be in contact with you about cemeterys in ashburn and the salt river area. im trying to locate family. wheeler , johnson, mosier and waddell. im making a trip in spring for a few days or longer if needde. have family in ashbourn still,lamberson there all over the area.
  • John R Sloan (Private)
    6 years 7 months ago
    Thank you this site is invaluable to me in doing research for the area. I'm sending a separate email.
  • 6 years 9 months ago
    I am looking for information on Danial Thompson. I believe he was from eden twnsp. His marker was removed from the cemetary during the depression, when his wife was unable to cont payments. Any info would be greatly appreciated. He was my great grandfather and his only child was Essa and she married Charles E Servoss. My mother never talked much about her family as most of her uncles and aunts moved west and she lost track of them.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 1 month ago
    I am looking for burial sites of Robert Sinclair Sims(Simms) and wife Susan Elizabetj Simms.  He died 1893 and she in 1922, know she is buried in Riverside Cemetery, but not sure where he is buried. Thank you for any help
    Sandra Jones, 816-453-4029
  • 7 years 2 months ago
    Thanks you help he fine where both my gggrandparents and my GGGgrandparent are buried. They were listed in Salem Bapt. cemetery They were GG Catherine and G. W Ledford and his parents  James and Nancy Ledford.
  • Joan Hamilton (Private)
    7 years 8 months ago
    Luther Colvin Corbin and Elizabeth Catherine 'Betsey' Felkey are buried here.  This land was donated by Luther Corbin. I have a picture of them if you would like, I would send them to you.Joan Marlene Hamilton, Genealogist
    • 7 years 8 months ago
      Yes, will add a pic to the web page.  Attach to   I do not monitor Fotki email/guest book so likely will miss anything other than to normal email addresses.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      7 years 8 months ago
      P.S. I am speaking of Corbin A Pioneer Cemetery, Fayette County, Iowa. USA
  • 7 years 8 months ago
    Barry,  I just found this site and will be studing it.  There is sooo much.  Thanks.
    Shirley Thompson
    My Mother was Mattie Heckart Gray dtr. of Joseph Thomas Heckart, son of Henry Heckart and so on.  Henry was killed in the Battle of Lone Jack.  I want to visit your area this fall.