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    Gentry and Worth County, Missouri, Cemetery Photos and Transcriptions

    Ben Glick’s photos and cemetery transcriptions for Gentry County and Worth County, Missouri, have now been uploaded to the Gentry County MOGenWeb and Worth County MOGenWeb project sites. He also prepared a surname index.

    These pages should load relatively quickly, even on dial-up. If you do get a 500 or 504 server error, simply reload the page as some of the cemeteries and documents are quite large.

    Benjamin A. Glick (1945-2017)

    It is with great sadness that we report that Ben Glick, a great friend to anyone doing research in Gentry and Worth counties in Missouri, passed away on September 27, 2017.

    While we had discussed including his photos and cemetery transcriptions on site, the sheer volume of material and his frequent updates made that impractical. However, in order to preserve his work, we’re now in the process of uploading it.

    Rescued Photo: Palmear Family Photo 1890s

    Extract 000-167:  Palmear – Nick Palmear 1890s

    Extract 000-167: Palmear – Nick Palmear 1890s

    Shelley Cardiel rescues photographs from flea markets, eBay, you name it. She does what research she can to identify the family and then posts her findings on mailing lists, message boards, and photo sites in an attempt to reunite the pictures with family. What she does is awesome. I contacted her recently to see if she thought including them here might help. I hope it does! Please contact Shelley if you have information about her photos or project.


    I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Nick PALMEAR which was taken at the Childs Studio in Ishpeming, MI in the 1890’s. Nick appears to be in his teens or 20’s at the time the photograph was taken. I think it is possible that he was attending school in that area as the photograph was found with others who all appear to be about the same age. Maybe they went to Northern Michigan University/Northern Normal School? The name Jemima G. CUNDY is also stamped on the back of the photograph as if the photograph belonged to her at some point in time.

    I’m hoping to locate someone from Nick’s family so that this wonderful old treasure can be returned to the care of his family. If you are a member of this PALMEAR Family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley Cardiel (cardiels@comcast.net)

    Rescued Photo: Peterson Family Photo 1890s

    Extract 000-166:  Peterson – Mary Peterson 1890s

    Extract 000-166: Peterson – Mary Peterson 1890s

    Shelley Cardiel rescues photographs from flea markets, eBay, you name it. She does what research she can to identify the family and then posts her findings on mailing lists, message boards, and photo sites in an attempt to reunite the pictures with family. What she does is awesome. I contacted her recently to see if she thought including them here might help. I hope it does! Please contact Shelley if you have information about her photos or project.


    I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Mary PETERSON which was taken at the Pattison Studio in Minden, NE. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890’s with Mary likely in her teens or 20’s at the time. She is photographed with a paper open in her lap, maybe a graduation certificate or some other document of accomplishment. I’m hoping to locate someone from Mary’s family so that this wonderful old photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

    Thanks,

    Shelley Cardiel (cardiels@comcast.net)

    Need a Hero?

    It’s true — there are still heroes looking out for the rest of us!

    I’d like to give a big shout-out to David Lingren of Fair Trade Judaica, author of the Media Library Assistant plugin for WordPress. If you take a peek at the support threads for the plugin, you can see how diligent David is about solving the problems his users have.

    Recently I’ve been looking for a few plugins to solve some other issues. I always look at the support threads first. For one thing, you can see if a plugin has been abandoned. But, and more importantly, you can also see how the developer handles issues — and how users are treated. It’s pretty discouraging to see some of the responses. The conversations back and forth get more and more heated and the thread is closed, usually without resolution. And what I see most is the developer saying something along the lines of, “This plugin is free, do you expect it to work? I have a job and a real life, too.”

    I don’t install those.

    I do appreciate free plugins. I don’t “expect” them to work, but it sure is nice when they do. And when they don’t? More often than not, I uninstall them and move on. Because, you know what? I have a life, too, and a job, and too many projects and hobbies. I don’t really have the time to mess with something that doesn’t work. But I did spend quite a few years working QA at the OpenOffice.org project, before it went to Apache. From that, and the website stuff, I know there are always going to be little glitches that need attention, no matter how careful you are. And it truly is a blessing when someone takes the time to at least let you know about the problem.

    David seems to embrace this philosophy. He’s always patient and helpful, and thanks the user for reporting and helping to solve the problem. He’s made major changes to his plugin to address specific issues, and though he travels often, he leaves a message in the support area letting people know he’ll be away for awhile. And still keeps up with the new posts, and the old ones, answering when he can or “I’ll take another look at this when I get back.”

    I have special issues with my media files and directories — and the lack of organization, yes, is one — and David spent a lot of time investigating the situation. He identified the problem with the thumbnails and had it fixed within 24-hours.

    I have a different kind of set-up here, and I understand that. When I told David that I could adjust the way I was doing things, he told me he wanted to fix the problem because it may affect other MLA users in the future. Is that kewl or what?

    If you’re looking for a great plugin for your media library, MLA is free. But you can donate to David’s organization, Fair Trade Judaica and make everyone happy all at once!

    Oops!

    Well, I was trying to get fancy — actually just consistent, but lately that’s fancy 🙂 — and made a mess of the thumbnails on the Media Library page. No worries! The links still work, it’s just ugly right now and, as luck would have it, I have a very important date. Should be all good by tomorrow. 🙂

    Rescued Photo: Breitzmann – Renlarque or Remarque Family Photo 1872

    Shelley Cardiel rescues photographs from flea markets, eBay, you name it. She does what research she can to identify the family and then posts her findings on mailing lists, message boards, and photo sites in an attempt to reunite the pictures with family. What she does is awesome. I contacted her recently to see if she thought including them here might help. I hope it does! Please contact Shelley if you have information about her photos or project.


    I’ve “rescued” an old photograph identified as Robert BREITZMANN which was taken at the Cramer Studio in San Francisco, CA. The photograph is dated 24 Dec 1872 with a note to “Mrs. PIERCE” and “Santa Barbara, CA” also noted on the back of the photograph. Robert appears to be in his 30’s at the time the photograph was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Robert and his family:

    Robert J. BREITZMANN was born 7 Aug 1838 in Breslau, Germany and married Annie RENLARQUE or REMARQUE (b. 1855) on 30 Sept 1873 in Sonoma, CA and together they had 5 children including, Robert J.; John Adolph “Juan”; Sophia C.; Freda; and Claudina or Claudia R. BREITZMANN, all born between 1873 and 1889. In 1882 the family was living at 1222 Mission St in San Francisco and by 1886 the family was living at 1127 Bush St in San Francisco and by 1896 the family was living at 1511 Vallejo in San Francisco. Robert died in San Francisco, CA on 14 Mar 1902.

    Census records provide the following details:

    1900 census of San Francisco, CA:
    Robert J. BREITZMANN, age 61, born Aug 1838, married 28 years, born Germany, parents born Germany, to USA 1857, a Druggist
    Annie BREITZMANN, wife, age 44, born Aug 1855, married 28 years, 5 children/5 living, born NY, parents born France
    Robert J. BREITZMANN, son, age 26, born Aug 1873, born CA, a Rubber Co. Salesman
    Adolph J. BREITZMANN, son, age 24, born Jul 1875, born CA, a Mining Co. Salesman
    Sophia BREITZMANN, dau, age 22, born Nov 1877, born CA, a Nurse
    Freda BREITZMANN, dau, age 19, born Jul 1880, born CA
    Claudina BREITZMANN, dau, age 11, born Aug 1888, born CA
    + 1 Servant

    I am hoping to locate someone from this BREITZMANN Family so that this wonderful old treasure can be returned to the family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

    Shelley Cardiel

    Rescued Photo: Ballweg-Block Family Photo

    Shelley Cardiel rescues photographs from flea markets, eBay, you name it. She does what research she can to identify the family and then posts her findings on mailing lists, message boards, and photo sites in an attempt to reunite the pictures with family. What she does is awesome. I contacted her recently to see if she thought including them here might help. I hope it does! Please contact Shelley if you have information about her photos or project.


    I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Louise BALLWEG BLOCK which was taken sometime in the 1880’s. The photograph was taken at the Arcade Gallery Studio in Peoria, IL with Louise appearing to be in her early teens at the time. In addition to her name someone has written “Aunt Lou” and “Nana’s Sister” and “born about 1873” on the back of the photograph. Based on limited research I was able to find the following information:

    Louisa BALLWEG was b. 18 Nov 1868 in Minnesota to parents Charles BALLWEG (1843-1919) and Minnie MASTENBROOK (1844-1910). Louisa was one of 6 children born to this couple including, Louisa; Helena Catherine “Minnie”; William Charles; Charles Edward; Frank Joseph; and Clara Agnes BALLWEG, all born between 1868 and 1884. Louisa married Charles W. BLOCK (b. 1870) and she died in Napa, CA on 29 Oct 1947.

    I am hoping to be able to return the photograph to her family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

    Shelley Cardiel

    Rescued Photo: Medley Family Photo

    Shelley Cardiel rescues photographs from flea markets, eBay, you name it. She does what research she can to identify the family and then posts her findings on mailing lists, message boards, and photo sites in an attempt to reunite the pictures with family. What she does is awesome. I contacted her recently to see if she thought including them here might help. I hope it does! Please contact Shelley if you have information about her photos or project.


    Rescued 000-006:  Eleanor E. Medley c. early 1900s

    Rescued 000-006: Eleanor E. Medley c. early 1900s

    I’ve “rescued” an old photograph identified as Luther MEDLEY’S Baby which was taken at the Sextus Ross Studio in Marshall, IL. The photograph appears to have been taken in the early 1900’s with the baby about 1 year old at the time the photograph was taken. I believe that this is a photograph of Luther’s daughter Eleanor E. MEDLEY. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding this family:

    Eleanor E. MEDLEY was b. abt 1909 in Wabash Township, Clark Co., IL to parents Martin Luther MEDLEY (b. 26 Aug 1877-d. 18 Jun 1927 in Marshall, IL – son of George MEDLEY and Elizabeth CHISLER) and Estelle “Stella” MORGAN or CRUMRINE (1872-1932). Eleanor’s father Martin Luther was a Storekeeper in Marshall, IL when he registered for the draft in 1918. He is buried in the Livingston Cemetery in Marshall, IL.

    Census records provide the following details:

    1880 census of Sugar Creek, IN:
    George MEDLEY, age 41
    Elizabeth MEDLEY, age 39
    Alice MEDLEY, age 15
    Benjamin MEDLEY, age 12
    Callie B. MEDLEY, age 9
    Martin L. MEDLEY, age 2

    1900 census of Wabash, IL:
    George MEDLEY, age 60, born Dec 1839, married 38 years, born IN, parents born IN, a Farmer
    Elizabeth MEDLEY, wife, age 55, born Jul 1844, married 38 years, 4 children/4 living, born PA, parents born PA/VA
    Benjamin MEDLEY, son, age 32, born Oct 1867, born IN, a Farm Laborer
    Arabell MEDLEY, dau, age 28, born Dec 1871, born IN
    Martin L. MEDLEY, son, age 22, born Aug 1877, born IN, a Farm Laborer

    1910 census of Wabash, IL:
    George W. MEDLEY, age 71, a widower, born IN, parents born NC/KY, a Farmer
    Luther MEDLEY, son, age 33, married 6 years, born IN, parents born IN/PA, a Farm Laborer
    Estella MEDLEY, dau-in-law, age 34, married 6 years, 1 child/1 living, born IL, parents born IL
    Elner E. MEDLEY, granddau, age 1 year and 11 months, born IL

    1920 census of Wabash, IL:
    Luther MEDLEY, age 42, born IL, parents born IN/PA, a Grocery Store Clerk
    Estella MEDLEY, wife, age 46, born IL, parents born NC/IL
    Eleanor MEDLEY, dau, age 11, born IL

    I am hoping to locate someone from this MEDLEY Family so that I can return the photograph to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

    Shelley Cardiel