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Champaign County, Illinois
John Risinger Cemetery
The John Risinger Cemetery is located in St. Joseph Township of Champaign County and was farmed over around 1900 by the Irons family. There were 10 to 12 tombstones that were removed. No trace of the cemetery can be found today.
I was looking at your web-site again this morning, and got a little interested in the Risinger Cemetery St. Joseph Township, Illinois and photographs.... I did a little Research and here what I think might be correct...
The 4 Unknown Tombstones You have photo's of are as follows:
J. R. - John Risinger - Father of Samuel Risinger
E. R. - Eve Risinger - Mother of Samuel Risinger
N. E. R. - Nancy E. Risinger (1857 - 1870) (This is the only one I'm Not sure of...)
Eliza J. Risinger - The Parents Initials on this stone are S & B Rather then S & R....
S for Samuel Risinger and B for Barbara Swearingen Risinger.
Her Dates being... Born - January 21, 1854 & Died - January 22, 1855
If you look at the Resinger Cemetery Listing, Eliza fits nicely into Samuel & Barbara's Family, right
between John Wesley Risinger (1852) and Nancy Risinger (1857).
The July 29, 1870 Homer, Champaign County, Illinois Census Lists Samuel (49 - b: 1821- PA) Living with his wife
Barbara (41 - b: 1829- IL) and their Children, George (20 - b: 1850-IL), John W. (18 - b: 1852-IL),
William (10 - b: 1860-IL), Eva A. (Female 6 b: 1864-IL), and Sylvester (4 -b: 1866-IL).
Also Living with them is Samuel's Mother Eve (85 - b: 1785-PA).
I have added this information for 3 reasons.
1.) To Correct the name and Gender of the child you have listed in the cemetery listings from Evert to Eve A.
2.) To show that Samuel's Mother Eve would have been born about 1785 and was still alive by July 29, 1870.
3.) To Put Samuel and his Siblings in the correct order of birth. Samuel - 1821, Joseph - 1823, Michael - 1825,
Daniel - 1827, Eve - 1828.
I also Found the August 21, 1860, Homer, Champaign County, Illinois Census, which is where you may have gotten
most of your information.... This census lists the following...
Samuel - 37 - b: 1823
Barbara - 26 - b: 1834
George - 10 - b: 1850
John - 8 - b: 1852
Nancy - 3 - b: 1857
William - 8 months - b: Dec 1859/Jan 1860 (You have Febr. 1, 1860)
EVE - 70 or 71 - 1889/1890
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