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I am wondering how I find out who authorized where the remains are relocated to. I have a 4 great grandfather there. They tell me there are already plans to relocate his remains. I want to know who made that decision. I want to make sure someone in his family made that decision and not the City of Chicago. I would rather he be relocated somewhere else if someone in his family has not come forward. Also I would like to know how they are going to determine what his remains are. -----Original Message----- From: cryin BABIES <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: il-cook-schaumburg <email@example.com>; il-cook-elkgrove <firstname.lastname@example.org>; il-cook-palatine <email@example.com> Sent: Thu, Mar 3, 2011 1:59 pm Subject: [IL-COOK-ELKGROVE] Info on the St Johannes Cemetery http://www.chicora.org/pdfs/RC519%20redacted.pdf 69 pages of info, images, tc on St Johannes Bensenville ------------------------------ o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to IL-COOK-ELKGROVEfirstname.lastname@example.org ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of he message
I won't be flying into O'Hare again without the awareness of all of these events. I don't know that I will visit any of the new family burial locations after this. Thank you to all who have tried to fight CIty Hall and for making us aware of events.
http://www.chicora.org/pdfs/RC519%20redacted.pdf 69 pages of info, images, etc on St Johannes Bensenville
: http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/Cemeteries_of_ORD.htm *CEMETERIES OF O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT* *INTRODUCTION:* As of the summer of 2002 there are two active cemeteries physically located within the "controlled" grounds of O'Hare Field, Chicago International Airport. These cemeteries known as *St. Johannes/St. Johns* and *Rest Haven *were established in 1837 and 1840 respectively and continue to this days to be the final resting place of more than a sixteen hundred souls. St. Johannes, the larger of the two is owned by *St. John's United Church of Christ* in Bensenville, and that church's Council and its supporters in the *St. Johannes Cemetery Alliance *are working hard to prevent the destruction of these sacred grounds. *Rest Haven*, the smaller of the two also has a dedicated group of individuals interested in maintaining that site as a cemetery. *ST. JOHANNES CEMETERY:* The *St. Johannes' (St. John's in English) United Church of Christ* was originally built in the* summer of 1849 <http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/ORDcollectiond00200.jpg>*and dedicated on October 7 of that year. The church's first pastor, the Reverend Wucherer directed the construction of the church's facilities, but sadly only lived a year and a half after its dedication before dying of a tubercular hemorrhage. Reverend Wucherer was succeeded by the Reverend Peter Moecklin a native of Switzerland, who guided the church through its formative years; helping it grow and prosper during and right after the Civil War. By the 1870's the congregation which was made up of mostly newly arrived German immigrants had outgrown the small meeting house built in 1849. In January 1873 , the members voted to build a new, much larger building and at the planning meetings which followed the vote, enthusiastically pledged their support to the construction project. The *new building was completed in the fall of 1873<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/ORDcollectionp00104.jpg> * and the dedication celebration took place on November 9, 1873. For 75 years *St. Johannes Church and Cemetery *served the needs of its community and during that period the *Cemetery *<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/ORDcollectionp00100.jpg>became the final resting place for many members of its congregation. Then in 1949, the City of Chicago acquired through purchase, the land surrounding the airport known as Douglas Field (also called Orchard Place) and renamed it O'Hare Field after World War II naval aviator Lieutenant Commander Edward H. "Butch" O'Hare. *St. Johannes Church and Cemetery* was located in the path of O'Hare's expansion and officials representing the City of Chicago wanted to demolish the existing church buildings and move forward with their plans to build the new international airport. The members of the St. Johannes congregation on the other hand were interested in preserving the main church building and began to explore alternatives to the Chicago demolition plan. In the end two options emerged: (1) they could sell the church and disperse the congregation to other facilities or (2)they could "physically" move the church building to another location and keep the congregation together. To assist the leadership in making this decision a survey was taken to find out how many people would remain members of the congregation even if the building was moved fifteen or twenty miles away. The overwhelming response was that they wanted to remain together and move the church building to a new site. "The City of Chicago was not interested in accommodating St. John's. But according to Ed Bergstrasser, the son of Rev. Bergstrasser, Pastor at St. John's from 1941-1960, after some discussion between his father, the Church Council and city officials in charge of the development of the airport, it was agreed that the city would buy the land and buildings for the sum of $200,000 and then sell back the church and other buildings for $1.00."1 In 1952 the 107 year old church was moved from its original site to make room for the O'Hare expansion, and relocated two miles west on a new five acre site just off Highway 83 in Addison Township. "For giving up the land to air field development the church was given $120,000. All of that money and an additional $35,000 went into the new site and the 'dressing up' of the church structures, the Rev. Mr. Bergstraesser explained."2 The relocation of the building did have some impact on church attendance as the active enrollment of 460 dropped to 400 by 1952, but many of the faithful were still willing to drive long distances to attend the church of their childhood. But while the move to a new site worked well for the church buildings *The Chicago* *Tribune* reported on October 11, 1974 that, *"the congregation couldn't move the five-acre cemetery ,<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/Bensenville_map_collection001.jpg> * dedicated in 1849, that had adjoined the church. So now the cemetery is surrounded by O'Hare. It is still maintained by the church and several members of the congregation still owns plots there, said Rev. Gene Prostek, pastor of the church."3 In September 1976, George Estep of the *Chicago Tribune* wrote an article entitled "Jets whistling by graveyard" in which he noted that there are, "two graveyards tucked into the southwest corner of the airport. They have been there since the mid-19th century, serene through the rising clatter of evolution -- the racket of trains along the Chicago & North Western tracks, the hum of traffic on nearby Irving Park an Mount Prospect Roads, and now the roar and whine of jets. Why are the cemeteries here, inside the fence of the world's busiest airport, when the churches and the families have long since moved away, hustled out by airport expansion? Said John Carr, acting airport manager: 'It is a very costly thing to move cemeteries.' The legal complications of moving bodies are formidable. Maynard Marks, secretary of the Cemetery Association of Greater Chicago , agreed. If the state has to move one body to route a highway, it will reroute the highway."4 *For the complete text of George Estep's article in the Chicago Tribune click here.<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/CEMcollectionn00040.jpg> * While Mr. Carr saw no threat to the O'Hare's cemeteries in 1976, by June 2001 plans for expanding O'Hare were causing Chicago area residents with relatives buried in the airport cemeteries to question whether their loved ones were to "be moved in the name of progress. Carol Stream resident Sandra Duncan wondered what would happen to the graves of her brother, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and great-grandparents. "It almost seems inevitable its going to get bigger and bigger, Duncan said Wednesday. If they come through with a runway, you're going to have no choice (but to move), unless you want to sit on the runway and put down flowers."5 For the complete text of Robert McCoppin's article in the Daily Herald click here for *page 1<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/CEMcollectionn00050.jpg> * and here for *page 2<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/CEMcollectionn00051.jpg> *. *REST HAVEN CEMETERY:* Rest Haven Cemetery<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/CEMcollectionp00010.jpg>is located just north of Irving Park Road<http://ohare.bensenville.lib.il.us/images/Bensenville_map_collection001.jpg>on a dirt access road in the Village of Bensenville. It lies at the southwest corner of O'Hare Airport and is directly in the path of O'Hare's southern expansion. People with relatives buried in Rest Haven are also working to preserve the site, but little progress has been made so far. Rest Haven has very few above-ground monuments, giving the appearance that there are only a few people buried at this site; but according to records maintained at the Bensenville Community Public Library Rest Haven is the final "resting" place for approximately 110 people. *IMPACT OF O'HARE EXPANSION:*
Frequently Asked Questions Can I disinter my loved one prior to the CDA’s acquisition of the Cemetery? Yes, please call (773) 686-5136* begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (773) 686-5136 end_of_the_skype_highlighting*. Will the CDA pay for reburial costs? Yes, the CDA will pay all necessary and reasonable costs within the established guidelines. Covered expenses include permit fees, excavation, moving costs and funeral director charges. In addition to paying reburial costs, the CDA will assign a Family Care Coordinator to provide assistance locating a replacement cemetery and coordinating the relocation according to your family’s wishes. Can I choose the replacement cemetery? Yes, next of kin may select any cemetery within a 50-mile radius of St. Johannes Cemetery. Will my loved one be provided with a marker? Yes, even if there is no marker at St. Johannes Cemetery, one will be provided for the replacement grave. My family owns grave spaces in St. Johannes Cemetery to be used in the future. Will the CDA replace those spaces? Yes, the CDA will replace the spaces in a cemetery of your choice within a 50-mile radius, with the proper grave space purchase receipts. Will the family be notified prior to reburial? Yes, your assigned Family Coordinator will keep you informed of each phase of the process. The entire process will generally take about 6 to 8 weeks. Will all my loved ones be reburied at the same time? We will make every effort to accommodate your wishes. May I be present at the replacement cemetery? Yes, your Family Care Coordinator will work with you and your family. How does the Family Assistance Office identify the remains? The CDA will use the services of archaeologists and osteologists to identify remains. How does the Family Assistance Office identify potential next of kin? The CDA contracted with The Louis Berger Group and with their assistance compiled extensive descendant-based genealogies to determine the next of kin and to locate unknown heirs. The majority of the genealogical research was carried through four generations. The intent of this research is to invite and encourage input from next of kin who would have known the deceased in life. *All processes are according to the established CDA pricing and replacement guidelines. Your assigned Family Care Coordinator will review these guidelines with you.
About St. Johannes Cemetery There are an estimated 1300 burials within St. Johannes Cemetery; a preliminary inventory of graves markers suggests that there are 770 legible names of individuals who are potentially interred within the Cemetery. St. Johannes Cemetery is a German pioneer cemetery consecrated in 1849 that is associated with the St. John's United Church of Christ Church in Addison Township, DuPage County, Illinois. Although the Church was moved from the property in 1952, the Cemetery remains active. The Cemetery contains grave markers depicting German iconography and language dating from the nineteenth century. In addition, white wooden crosses also mark the burial locations of numerous unknown individuals which currently lack grave markers. Some of the individuals interred at St. Johannes Cemetery represent the first generation German immigrants to the Chicagoland area and many of their families and descendants still reside in the area. As with many nineteenth century cemeteries, the majority of grave markers within St. Johannes Cemetery are oriented towards the east, facing the sun and the new dawn which is symbolic of resurrection. Although the actual numbers of burials within St. Johannes Cemetery is presently unknown, a preliminary inventory of graves markers suggests that there are at least 770 legible names of individuals who are potentially interred within the Cemetery. Since 2009, family directed disinterments have occurred and continue to occur. Fast facts about St. Johannes Cemetery *The Cemetery…* - Was originally established in 1849 - Was enlarged between 1874 and 1890 - Occupies approximately 2.0 acres of the roughly 5.0 acre parcel owned by St. John’s - Is comprised of ten discrete sections separated by pathways - Contains about 369 burial plots - Contains burials from 1849 to 2006 - Contains approximately 785 visible grave markers - Approximately 570 are Headstones and Obelisks - Approximately 100 are Wooden Crosses - Approximately 50 are Family Monuments or Plot markers - Approximately 65 are fragments or remnant bases only
Litigation Update On October 16, 2007, the City of Chicago filed its Complaint for Condemnation to acquire St. Johannes Cemetery as part of the O’Hare Modernization Program. In response to the Complaint for Condemnation the defendant property owner, St. John’s United Church of Christ f/k/a St. John’s Evangelical Church and several defendants-in-intervention filed Traverses and Motions to Dismiss challenging the City’s Complaint for Condemnation. The Court addressed and ruled on all matters raised in the Defendants’ Traverses finding that the City may proceed with the acquisition of the St. Johannes Cemetery. As a result, in February 2010, the Court held a hearing and determined preliminary just compensation for the City's acquisition of St. Johannes. After the Court's determination of preliminary just compensation, St. John's and defendants-in-intervention filed an appeal of the Court's ruling. The appeal is currently pending with arguments scheduled for June 22, 2010. On September 16, 2010, the Appellate Court issued its written ruling affirming the trial court’s decision to grant the City title and possession of the cemetery pursuant to the City’s quick take authority. On October 22, 2010, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District issued two rulings in the cemetery litigation. First, the court denied the church's request for a re-hearing, effectively ending the appeal in the Second District. In addition, the Second District granted the City's Motion to Lift the Stay allowing the City to take title and possession of the cemetery on October 28, 2010. On October 26, 2010, the intervenors filed an emergency motion to continue to impose a stay until their Petition for Leave to Appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court could be decided. The intervenors’ Petition for Leave to Appeal was also filed on October 26, 2010. In a one justice order on October 27, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court granted the intervenors' emergency motion to continue the stay until the Petition for Leave to Appeal is decided. As a result, the City did not take title and possession of the cemetery on October 28, 2010. The City filed its Answer to the Petition for Leave to Appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court on November 10, 2010 and requested that the PLA be considered in November 2010. In a decision on January 26, 2011, the Illinois Supreme Court denied the Petition for Leave to Appeal filed by St. John’s United Church of Christ and the intervenors. This decision allows the City of Chicago to regain title and possession of St. Johannes Cemetery. Genealogy Research The Chicago Department of Aviation contracted with The Louis Berger Group and with their assistance compiled extensive descendant-based genealogies to determine the next of kin (NOK) and to locate unknown descendants for approximately 800 individuals known to be interred at St. Johannes Cemetery. The Disposition of Remains Act (755 ILCS 65/1, et.seq.) formed the basis for the procedures employed during this research and the determination of the potential NOK. The majority of the genealogical research was carried through four generations, to include great-grandchildren of deceased individuals. In addition, collateral lines of siblings and their children (nephews and nieces) were tracked. The intent was to invite and encourage input from NOK who would have known the deceased in life. Exhaustive research included analysis and interpretation of original German church baptism, marriage, and death records from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, federal census records, obituaries, newspaper articles, state death and marriage records, social security death indexes, as well as cross-referencing of major genealogical repositories and databases and, the review of private family collections
Based on a very basic review of the CDA listing and the FINDaGRAVE listing, the CDA did NOT document any marker that was questionable at St Johannes Bensenville. A case to use as illustrative is BERHARDT BAKER. FAGrave shows clearly the monument. CDA doesnt. however, CDA has 841 entries and FAG has 814 so there are likely to be differences. There are means to capture some pieces of information on monuments that are not legible. It is not always successful, but entry of an image with surrounding names may prove to be informative in the future to researchers and family members. My first thought on this, that a good amount of work went into the effort by CDA but it may not have been exhaustive. When there is one last chance, I think that EXHAUSTIVE is the road to take. SO-SO is inappropriate. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=107880&GRid=39620736&CRid=107880&
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/doa/provdrs/omp/svcs/st_johannes_cemeteryrelocation.html http://www.stjohnsfamilyassistance.com/ Marker info: 841 entries http://www.stjohnsfamilyassistance.com/plots
St Johannes MESSENGER (Formerly the SJCA eNews) Email: email@example.com Telephone: 877-812-0338 (toll free) 603 North Route 83 Bensenville, Illinois 60106-1343 Special St. Johannes Cemetery UPDATE An Alternative Cemetery Offering for Re-Interment of Loved Ones from St. Johannes: For the past almost two years, St. John’s UCC Church Council and the St. Johannes Cemetery Committee have been working closely with the owners and administrators of Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, in Schiller Park, Illinois, to establish an appropriate alternative location for those interred at St. Johannes Cemetery, in the event that we were unsuccessful in our legal attempts to save St. Johannes. Additionally, we have also made efforts to work with legal representatives from the City of Chicago, and their Family Assistance Office, to honor St. John’s Church requests that as many as possible of those interred at St. Johannes be kept together in a common re-interment setting. I am pleased to share that the City has recently mailed copies of a final notification letter to descendant families that honors these requests. Here is a paragraph from the City’s letter that reflects this decision to respect St. John’s request: After much discussion among administrators at the church, and responding to the desires of many of our family members for a new common place of re-burial, St. John’s UCC chose Eden Memorial Park Cemetery for the desired re-interment cemetery, with an exclusive “Old St. Johannes” cemetery section. The present St. Johannes cross, as well as the memorial marker, are in the process of being moved to this designated site. This decision for Eden Memorial Park Cemetery was made for two significant reasons: Location: It was determined by the church that Eden Memorial Park Cemetery would serve as the most fitting re-interment location because of its location in proximity to St. Johannes. Situated approximately two miles from the present St. Johannes Cemetery, it is more easily accessible from I-294, O’Hare Airport, and Irving Park Road. Cultural Background: It was found that Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, founded in 1895, also served the same ethic/cultural background of most of our loved ones interred at St. Johannes. IMPORTANT NOTE: It has always been recognized and encouraged by St. John’s that surviving descendant families should determine the final re-interment location for their St. Johannes loved ones, as many of our families have existing family plots at other various Chicago-land cemeteries, which would serve as a proper relocation site. Eden Memorial Park Cemetery is shared as a common central location so as to provide an alternative final resting place for many of our families who have no other family plots within the Chicago- land region. It is also being made available for all families desiring to re-inter their loved ones alongside those with whom they have shared common sacred ground together; many for over 100 years. For those interested in speaking directly with a representative of Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, please contact: Mary Lewandowski Family Service Counselor Eden Memorial Park Cemetery 9851 West Irving Park Road Schiller Park, Illinois 60176 Office Phone (847) 678-1631 Having personally worked with Ms. Lewandowski and the owners of Eden Memorial Park Cemetery for these past almost two years, I know that you will find your conversations and arrangements with her to be friendly, professional and very helpful, as you face this time of decision-making for your ancestors. CONTACTING THE CITY OF CHICAGO’s FAMILY ASSISTANCE OFFICE As shared in the last edition of the St. Johannes Messenger, here again is the contact information for the Family Assistance Office set up by the City of Chicago: Chicago Department of Aviation Family Assistance Office South Airfield Project Office (773) 686-5136 (Hotline) All families will need to be in contact with this office within the next thirty days in order to make your family’s wishes known, as to whom you are related to and to your family’s choice of re-interment cemetery. Your family’s desire should be honored and carried out by the Family Assistance Office. A COUPLE OF FINAL NOTES: Many of our family members have, in the past, received a letter from a representative of Bethania Cemetery in Justice, Illinois, who has indicated that they were working closely with St. John’s UCC in setting aside a special “Old St. Johannes” section for re-interment of family loved ones. THIS IS UNTRUE STATEMENT, as the church has never approached them concerning this matter. St. John’s has designated Eden Memorial Park Cemetery, in Schiller Park, as the ONLY cemetery with whom we are working to provide a specially designated “Old St. Johannes” section for reburial purposes. Any past or future correspondences received from Bethania Cemetery should be ignored. Also please note that the toll-free telephone, email and mailing address for the St. Johannes Cemetery Alliance (SJCA), which is provided in this document heading, will be discontinued as of Wednesday, March 30, 2011. In closing, St. John’s UCC wants to again sincerely thank every one of our families and supporters for their loyal encouragement and trust over the years. Your faithfulness and devotion has certainly been appreciated by everyone directly involved in the legal efforts to protect the eternal resting place of those who have gone before us. Without your encouragement along the journey the struggle would have been a much more difficult one for us all. May God’s Peace and Blessings Be with You, Kirchhoff Rev. Michael M. Kirchhoff St. Johannes Cemetery Alliance
I see a book about Palatine High School which I believe is where many of our Schaumburg residents had to go at the high school level. There is not much time left on the auction. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380203244455&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:1123 100 years of history! I have seen this book but also know that my people did not go to high school and confirmed that there was nothing in it for my research. 13
http://www.legacy.com/washingtonpost/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=128675705 On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 12:39 AM, cryin BABIES <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote: > I saw this on another list. I must say, I used Mr Fuller's list to find > this list inside Cook County. I do not think I would have been able to find > Schaumburg's list otherwise. Or, the Palatine list. His listing was neat and > organized. The original poster has included the link to the web page. > > > Share with other lists ~ > > > We have lost a special friend. John Fuller died > Sunday night. > > He was a career Naval Officer (submarines) > academy photo attached for mailing lists that > accept attachments. Had melanoma -- metastasized > to his lungs, liver and bones. > > His obituary will appear in this Sunday’s > Washington Post with full details. > > Visitation this coming Tuesday, June 23 from 2:00 > – 4:00 pm at Murphy Funeral Home 4510 Wilson > Blvd. Arlington, VA 703.920.4800 which is at > http://www.murphyfuneralhomes.com/ but which has > nothing yet posted. Interment Arlington National > Cemetery Sept. 9, 2009 at 9 am. > > John would not want flowers and a donation to > American Cancer Society may be more appropriate. > If you have personal charities, perhaps a > remembrance gift in his name. Feel free to do what > you think is best. > > John's sister Cynthia may be emailed at > email@example.com if you wish to send > condolences. > > John's website is at > > http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jfuller/gen_mail.html > > > Share with others.... > > >
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260432680429&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123 I dont know this seller but maybe someone on the list will have an interest. I have no idea if Barrington Library has an issue. If you are one who doesnt want to consider buying this, then just delete the post. Dont even take the time to click on the link. Happy Father's Day
I saw this on another list. I must say, I used Mr Fuller's list to find this list inside Cook County. I do not think I would have been able to find Schaumburg's list otherwise. Or, the Palatine list. His listing was neat and organized. The original poster has included the link to the web page. Share with other lists ~ We have lost a special friend. John Fuller died Sunday night. He was a career Naval Officer (submarines) academy photo attached for mailing lists that accept attachments. Had melanoma -- metastasized to his lungs, liver and bones. His obituary will appear in this Sunday’s Washington Post with full details. Visitation this coming Tuesday, June 23 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Murphy Funeral Home 4510 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 703.920.4800 which is at http://www.murphyfuneralhomes.com/ but which has nothing yet posted. Interment Arlington National Cemetery Sept. 9, 2009 at 9 am. John would not want flowers and a donation to American Cancer Society may be more appropriate. If you have personal charities, perhaps a remembrance gift in his name. Feel free to do what you think is best. John's sister Cynthia may be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to send condolences. John's website is at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jfuller/gen_mail.html Share with others....
Greetings! I just finished updating my Nerge family tree web site at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/e/r/Larry-G-Nerge/ My last update was 9/30/2008 and I have since added 1,473 family members related to Bartels, Behrens, Berlin, Brinkman(n), Claus, Franzen, Feldten, Gathman, Garbrecht, Gehrls, Greve, Gronke, Haberkamp, Haemker, Hagenow, Hartmann, Hasse, Heinrich, Hitzeman(n), Homeyer, Judisch, Klehm, Krumwiede, Lackner, Malzahn, Mensching, Meyer, Nordmeier, Oldenburg, Piepenbrink, Rascher, Rekeweg, Rieke, Rohde, Schierding, Schoepke, Schoppe, Senne, Teigeler, Teyler, Thies, Veden, Vette, Wilkening, and more. Also, many hundreds of updates related to Elk Grove, and local area families. Please share what you have. Many of my additions come from those who visit my web site. Some of them have made my tree a repository for their own family trees. Living down here in Florida, I rely on others living in Illinois and elsewhere to research families, churches, libraries, funeral homes, court houses, newspapers, and graveyards. Working together we have created a family history for all of us to enjoy. If you want more details about information that is privatized or that is saved in textual areas (birth, wedding & death announcements and special interest articles), contact me directly at email@example.com. Here's another opportunity for us to meet, on September 20 at 1:00 PM I'll be the guest speaker at the Schaumburg Library. The subject will be the Founding Families of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Schaumburg, IL. I hope to see you there. Larry Nerge
My Weidemann family came from Lyhren, Schaumberg, Germany. They left Bremen in 1844 arriving in New York City on the 30th of July. By the end of the 1840's they are in Cook County Illinois. The fathers name is Johann Christoph, the mother is Engel Hattendorf Weidemann. There is one daughter Sophia and 4 sons. Two of the sons are in Elk Grove Township in the 1860 Federal Census. Some of the family later changed the spelling of the last name to Weiderman. If this is your family or you have a connection to this family I would love to trade information. Pat Weiderman Crimmel Kelso, WA
Greetings! I just finished updating my Nerge family tree web site at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/e/r/Larry-G-Nerge/ My last update was 8/19/2008 and I have since added 1,000 family members related to Bartels, Beerman(n), Gathman(n), Goossen(s), Grever, Hapke, Heine, Kahle, Kastning, Lichthardt, Mensching, Mosel, Nerge, Rogalski, Rohrssen, Weltzin, Wilkening, Zoellmer, and more. Also, many hundreds of updates related to Elk Grove, and local area families. Please share what you have. Many of my additions come from those who visit my web site. Some of them have made my tree a repository for their own family trees. Living down here in Florida, I rely on others living in Illinois and elsewhere to research families, churches, libraries, funeral homes, court houses, newspapers, and graveyards. Working together we have created a family history for all of us to enjoy. If you want more details about information that is privatized or that is saved in textual areas (birth, wedding & death announcements and special interest articles), contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's an opportunity for us to meet, on October 5 at 1:00 PM I'll be the guest speaker at the Schaumburg Library. I hope to see you there. Larry Nerge