This is my great great great grandfather, David Frank Ribelin. For many years I hit a brick wall when looking for any information about him. Then a couple of years ago, David took our daughter to a conference in Illinois. We discovered that he would be very close to where the Ribelins lived. He went cemetery hopping in Morgan County Illinois and found some great treasures. This picture of his headstone was taken in Bethel Cemetery in Murrayville, Illinois.
We see here that his first wife, Lydia (nee Crouse) died at the age of 34. In 1875, David Ribelin married Indiana Noll. Her picture is below. Now the only thing I am missing is Lydia’s picture to make this complete. I have made so many acquaintances on the Internet and we have shared information and pictures. I am hoping that some day I can meet someone through here, or our family tree on Ancestry.com that has a picture of Lydia Crouse Ribelin.