|HISTORY OF THIS
This website honors the Collinsville
veterans of nine wars who were laid to rest at
local cemeteries and abroad. They are the
generous contributions of Gene Beals who began
researching his own family history and over a
period of ten years also researched the veterans
who were laid to rest in the Glenwood cemetery
and other Collinsvilles cemeteries.
Impressed with his research, I volunteered to
create and present the information online so
others could enjoy and find information their
ancestors. I am grateful to Gene and would like
to kindly thank Joyce Franz also for her
friendship and editorial expertise.
At the start of
this site, Gene had researched and applied to
have seventy grave markers placed in the Glenwood
Cemetery. Sixty of those were Union soldiers who
fought in the Civil War. A ceremony to honor the
Boys in Blue was held on Saturday,
the 15th of May, 1999. A ceremony honoring
Collinsvilles lone Confederate
Veteran, William H. Thompson was held the
previous year on Saturday, the 16th of May 1998.
In May of 2007, Gene researched and I added an
additional eighteen Civil War Veterans at
Glenwood, twelve at the Holy Cross cemetery,
eight at the St. John cemetery and ten at SS
Peter & Paul cemetery. A year or so later we
included fifteen WW I veterans, fifty WW II
veterans and one Korean War veteran to be honored
and remembered were added to this site, bringing
the total to nearly two hundred Collinsville
It is my hope that
you will enjoy this website and find it helpful.
You are encouraged to sign the Guestbook. If you have questions,
corrections, or would like to share photos of
your ancestors which you've found on our site,
please feel free to contact me.
Sincerely - Patricia Davidson-Peters
the Researcher: Eugene "Gene" Beasl
(photo above) has been a member of Col.
Friederich Hecker Camp # 443, Sons of Union
Veterans of the Civil War, Missouri Commandery,
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United
States, Gen. Lloyd Tilghman Camp # 1495, Sons of
Confederate Veterans and Military Order of the
Stars and Bars, Sons of the American Revolution,
General Society of the War of 1812, Descendants
of Mexican War Veterans 1846-1848, and Sons of
Spanish American War Veterans.