Thursday, October 30, 2008

Navigational Error

I really don't know whether to laugh or cry over this one! OK, anyone who reads my other ramblings knows that I've been having a bad couple of weeks and laughter is the only way to go.

Back in April when I was in Michigan I visited LaGrange Cemetery aka Whitmanville Cemetery in Cass County. I had trouble locating the cemetery driving up and down M62 but I finally found it. I was disappointed that the headstones for my 3rd great-grandfather, David Glover, and other family members were no longer there.

I just reconnected with a Glover cousin and I was going through the headstone pictures that I took in April and re-looking at the records at Find A Grave. I took pictures of several headstones for no particular reason. You visit a cemetery, you take pictures. I noticed that many of the ones I had taken pictures of weren't listed in Whitmanville at Find A Grave.

So I put in one of the names from the pictures I took and it came up in Van Riper Cemetery. Van Riper is located just off M62. I haven't looked at a map to see how far off I was but I must have driven by Whitmanville and missed it. :(

The good news is that the headstones are probably still right where they should be. I am hoping to get to Lake County, Illinois in April and Michigan is on the way. Maybe I can get better directions and a good map before then!

1 comment:

tipper said...

I'm sorry you missed it-but at least the ones you were looking for are probably right where they've been all these years!

Cute halloween pics below!