NAMES: Cauble, O'Connor
St Mary's Catholic Cemetery is now called Mt Sterling Catholic Cemetery. The
name was change in 1919. I double checked the entries but could not find any
reference to Mary Margaret O'Connor Cauble. In fact there are no Listings
for the surname Cauble or any variation. This doen't mean she is not buried
there because this cemetery has been in existence since the 1850's. There
were at least two other Catholic burial grounds in the area nearby but many
of the graves were moved to the St. Mary's Cemetery. The book indicates that
many of the burials and records have been lost. I suppose that even one as
late as 1901 could be among them.
I will add your information to the book for future reference but the source
you found appears pretty accurate and complete. If you could let me know
your source, I could include it with the entry.
There is another possibility. She may have been married a second time and
buried under a different surname.
I checked all Marys and Margarets in the O'Connor listings to see if there
was a daughter listed under a married surname who died in 1901 but didn't
I checked the 1880 census for O'Connors but there weren't any. I also
checked O'Connell, just in case. I don't have the 1990 census indexed yet,
but it will be one of my next projects. The fact that she died in 1901 may
be a good chance of finding her.
That's all for now.
Janina Miller wrote:
You did a cemetery search in "Cemeteries of Brown County, IL, 1825-1972"
for me last November for Mary Margaret O'Connor.
I have since found out exactly which cemetery she is buried in. Would
you mind checking your database with this new information?
Mary Margaret O'Connor CAUBLE
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Mt. Sterling, Brown, IL
b. April 1, 1818
d. December 31, 1901
Thanks a million.
I'm sorry to say that we have no access to the Brown County newspapers. We live in
Colorado and they are housed in the public library in Versaille, IL. I do have a
resource for you, however, that I just found out about. Michael DeWitt (VGHS) told
me his mother keeps track of the current local Brown County obituaries, sort of as
a hobby, I guess. Perhaps she can take the time to look one up for you on the
microfilm. I have misplaced the message he sent telling me her email address, but
you can reach him at:
Please let us know if this works out for you, and whether we can help you in the
future. Best of luck,
Brown County, IL Lookups
Janina Miller wrote:
I had the Versailles Historical Society look up my great, great grandmother
under all of her married names. I thought her last husband was Cauble, but she
apparently married a John Campbell (found in the IL marriage index using the
name Mary Ham) and that is the last married name that she was found under in
the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery (Campbell), d. 1901, 82 yrs. Brown County
Cemetery book, p.162.
When you have time, do you think you could see if there is anything in the
newspaper about her death? You mentioned the Mt. Sterling Newspaper was
Thanks so much.