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I have just reviewed and tweaked the Post an Obituary Form and it seems
to be working again. If any of you have obituaries that you would like
to post on-line which may generate some correspondence on your surnames,
please feel free to submit them. This is not limited to new obituaries
but can be obituareies of any date. I know the form is misleading, but
in time the obituaries will be posted and sorted into CCHELPER the same
way the queries are now being handled. This will put them into a
chronological and researcher sorted pagess.
This is not a commercial and I am not connected with the company in any
way, but I have been using a little program that is really neat for
viewing and sorting graphics. I am a bit of a graphics junkie. I am
always downloading new graphics and the author's logos thinking I may
use them someday. Then when I go to use them I have to search for the
artist's logo. I have tried several but like ACDC the best as I can view
them in thumbnail or larger format with the click of a mouse. I do a lot
of sorting into categories with it. If you are developing a new webpage
you might find it useful.
If you have sent a personal e-mail to me rather than to the list, I must
apologize for being unable to answer all of your messages. I have been
swamped lately from people clicking on my e-mail address on my many
different web sites or by hitting "reply to" on the list which sends the
messages back to me. In addition, the spammers have been unusually busy
the last few weeks and packing my mailbox with trash that Rootsweb has
filtered out and sent to me instead of to the list. These have to be
reviewed and usually dumped but just one more necessary nuisance task.
While ideally I would like to answer all messages sent directly to me,
it just isn't always possible to do so and still add new material
on-line for all. I would like to encourage all of you to post to the
list where others may also be able to help you rather than sending the
messages directly to me.
We now have nearly 100 subscribers each on the Henry County and Louisa
County mailing lists so your question has a much better possibility of
bringing results if posted on the list instead of contacting me.
Thank you for your consideration and compliance with this request.
I would also like to thank those who have sent material for me to add to
the sites that I still hope to use in the future. It is appreciated but
time has prevented my getting it coded for the Internet.
I am still trying to figure out why my obituary submissions form is not
working on the Henry County site. It was working up until November but
is not accepting the write ins right now. I hope to add more write in
forms to the Louisa site as well so others can add obituaries and
birth,death and marriage records but this all takes a lot of time that
is difficult to find this time of year.
Webmaster and listowner:
My cousin recently found the Abbe-Baltimore Cemetery in Baltimore Twp., Sec.
18. Many of our family are buried there. The last burial seemed to be
over a hundred years ago. It was difficult to find and there really wasn't
even a road to it, yet the cemetary itself was neatly mowed. We are curious
about who is maintaining this tiny cemetery. My favorite cemetery in Henry
Co. is Hickory Grove, also filled with our family which includes the
Johnsons, Skiptons,Winters and Walter families. Thanks. Dee
Cornelius Taylor and his wife Nancy Trout were married 1824 in Williamson
they lived in White County,Illinois and Henry County,Iowa before settling in
need info on their parents and or siblings.
I was recently in Mount Pleasant and went to the Old City Cemetery and to the library. I have a photo-copy of the Last Will & Testament of Thos. McMillan. He is buried next to Mary Matilda Bucher Gilmore and has daughters married to BUCHER, KISTER and KEAN. I am anxious to get a copy of this will into the hands of his family and hope to solve some mysteries of my own - !
Does anyone recognize this family - ?
Descendants of Thomas McMillan
1 Thomas McMillan 1784 - 1852 b: Abt. 1784 in Pennsylvania d: January 07, 1852 in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa
.. +Mary ?? 1792 - b: Abt. 1792 in Pennsylvania
......... 2 Martin McMillan d: Bef. 1851
.................... 3 Loretta McMillan
.................... 3 Laura McMillan
......... 2 Roxana McMillan
............. +?? Kister
......... 2 Sarah McMillan
............. +?? Bucher
......... 2 Henry Hoagland McMillan 1814 - b: Abt. 1814 in Pennsylvania
............. +Anne ?? 1820 - b: Abt. 1820 in New York
.................... 3 Quincy McMillan 1848 - b: Abt. 1848 in Iowa
......... 2 Matilda McMillan 1823 - b: Abt. 1823 in Ohio
............. +William Kean 1816 - b: Abt. 1816 in Virginia
......... 2 Julian McMillan 1824 - b: Abt. 1824 in Ohio
......... 2 Charles McMillan 1831 - b: Abt. 1831 in Ohio
......... 2 Thomas McMillan 1833 - b: Abt. 1833 in Ohio
......... 2 Joseph Warren McMillan 1835 - b: Abt. 1835 in Ohio
......... 2 Mary Jane McMillan 1837 - b: Abt. 1837 in Ohio
Jane McMillan 1837 - b: Abt. 1837 in Ohio=20
Thank you all for you respponses to my query on where is Center Cemetery. I
now feel confident that we will be able to drive right to it later this
It will be nice to give our respects to the CARTER, REILLY, and ZINGG
relatives buried there.
You people have certainly proved that the RootsWeb lists are definitely worth
Ft Myers Beach, Florida
Would someone please help me find where Jefferson Township is in Henry
County, and where Center Cemetery is in Jefferson County.
The only maps I can find do not have the townships on them. I have tried some
of the map places on the net, with no success.
I found some of my CARTER family listed there through the Henry Co., Iowa
We are planning a trip that way the end of July, and would like to pay our
Ft. Myers Beach, Florida
The IIGS Newsletter is now out. An interesting article this month is
Unpuzzling the Past Via Naming Patterns by Penny Bonnar. Understanding
these naming patterns can help determine the parents and grandparents
when they are unknown. The URL is below:
Have you checked this publication:
Title: Henry County, Iowa [name of township and/or name of cemetery] /
copied by members of the Des Moines County Genealogical Society. -- Des
Moines, Iowa : Iowa Genealogical Society, [1987?]-[v.2] Old City
Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
This is from the online catalogue at the Wisconsin State Historical
Society Library in Madison, WI. I searched from the Madcat (Web) link
The call number is F627 H5 H462 1987.
I have been to Mt. Pleasant several times but have never had to look up
any ancestors in its cemeteries. It seems that there is the large main
cemetery (Forest Home, I think) in the south part of town and another
smaller cemetery just west of the main cemetery. I don't remember the
name. It might be a Catholic cemetery.
Sorry I can't help more.
Leslie W. Saint
Timothy Staudenmaier wrote:
> Can anyone on this list tell me if Burges Cemetery in Mount Pleasant an
> active cemetery. Does anyone know where the records are kept if it is
> I would appreciate and all information.
> Carol Staudenmaier
Can anyone on this list tell me if Burges Cemetery in Mount Pleasant an
active cemetery. Does anyone know where the records are kept if it is
I would appreciate and all information.