Here in the Heartland of Turtle Island, around Cahokia and the American Fertile River Bottoms I got the inspiration to continue south along the river to find historical sites of the mound builders. I am writing from Collinsville Il, just across from St Louis, the gateway city today. Reflecting on the journey Bobbie and I made together to visit his ancestral family sites in Red Bud and Chester Illinois, and then onto Cape Girardeau in Missouri....
Driving south from Collinsville on a sunny Sunday, we first stopped at St John the Baptist Cemetery west of Red Bud where the Hahn Family rests including Bobbie's grandma, Gabby, Adele M. Cowell Hahn, See http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hahn&GSfn=Ad&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=16&GScnty=768&GScn
Bobbie had photos of himself taken here to connect with his ancestors in a good way in prayer. An honor to share the day and the journey with my nephew.
Not sure if this is a relative, and as Bobbie found the Cowell gravesites, at St Mary's In Chester, I found a couple of the Hahns..Clara here
And Drs John and Anna Hahn.
View of the Mississippi from the bluffs as we arrived on a sunny warm and windy day.