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Caral (#3288427)
 member for 13 years, 10 months, 23 days
RE: Peach Farm Cem
I am still trying to find out where you personally came by the info though. Did you talk to the McDonald's man? Did you read an article about it?

What keeps running through my head is that when the words 'tombstone' and 'landscaping' appear in the same sentence, it is usually about a discovery of stolen tombstones that were used in landscaping, usually face down in a walkway. Which means they were originally in a cemetery, stolen, used in landscaping, and later re-discovered when the walkway was taken up. I really suspect that is what happened here, since the Summit Count Genealogical Society's cemetery site (and publications) have no info whatsoever on the existence of any burials on a Peach farm.

Rachel had to have died between 1850 and 1855, and there were already cemeteries established in the area where she could have been buried.


Added by Zella on Apr 07, 2014 1:01 PM

Brenda Sunday
Catherine Cooperrider #76885528
I was at Good Hope cemetery yesterday doing requests and one of them was for this person. I did a little research on John Henry and Lydia Cooperrider and they would have been 16 and 15 years old when she was born. They didn't marry until 1883 and she supposedly was born in 1876. I did find a stone that had Martha Frances on it (barely visible) with a death date of 1889. They did have a Martha that was born 5/9/1885 and was a twin to Mary Elizabeth. Since I could not find the Catherine, do you suppose Martha is the same one you thought to be Catherine?

Added by Brenda Sunday on Apr 07, 2014 9:25 AM

RE: Peach Farm Cem
That is why I was wondering, because the Summit County Society has put out info regarding all known cemeteries in the county, including defunct farm burial grounds, and they never mentioned it.

The Peach lands are marked on the 1874 atlas, in eastern Bath Twp., but I could not quite place their modern location from looking at the two maps. I can look at early maps of Portage, Springfield, Coventry and Tallmadge Townships and recognize the lay of the land, but it is much harder to do with the northern townships, since the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has taken a lot of land, and many of the old roads are gone or rerouted....

Bath Twp. was never part of Stark Co., it is too far north. It was part of Medina County prior to the erection of Summit.


Added by Zella on Apr 06, 2014 8:53 PM

RE: Peach Farm Cem
But where did the story about the found marker come from? And whereabouts was the farm located? I live in Summit County, so I am very interested in any lost cemeteries.


Added by Zella on Apr 05, 2014 8:58 PM

Charlie William Switzer
Find A Grave #120341090

I have been doing a genealogy for this family at the request of his granddaughter.

Charlie is buried in Glenwood Cemetery and I've created a memorial for him there (Find A Grave # 120341090)

His granddaughter advised me that his surname is actually Charlie and not Charles.

Please let me know if I can provide you with any further information.

Added by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2014 12:32 PM

I transferred all the Mechling's I have on Find A Grave


Added by Franny on Mar 20, 2014 7:34 AM

RE: Sybbilla Mechling
See you at BMHS
If you want any of my Mechling pictures you are more then welcome to them.


Added by Franny on Mar 19, 2014 2:21 PM

Thomas Mechling
Hi Caral--
I would be happy to make the edits, but could not find any documents to confirm the information you sent. Could you tell me the sources you used?
I appreciate it. Thanks!

Added by paths2present on Mar 17, 2014 11:59 AM

Linda Claxton
RE: LEAVELL @ Ft Huachuca Cem
Hi- Thank-you for contacting me regarding May Leavell at Ft Huachuca. I am not related to her but would be happy to transfer my memorial to you if you are or to add your info to it as well. If my memorial didn't have a volunteer photo attached I would delete it but would like to keep it because of the volunteer work already done. Just let me know what works best.


Added by Linda Claxton on Jan 18, 2014 8:38 AM

RE: # 119264561 photo
I've got a serious case of cabin fever! Just not bad enough to risk my life driving in the ice! I don't know if you've been to Sanders Cemetery or not. It's absolutely gorgeous there, and the drive is beautiful too. But, it's on a very winding road, with lots of trees. The sun doesn't melt the snow off the road in many spots! If it stays warmer like it has been, I'll see if I can get there soon!

Added by Natalie on Jan 04, 2014 1:33 AM

RE: # 119264561 photo
You are welcome, but it was already on there. Don't know why it didn't go through when I posted it a while back. So, I posted it again! I was going to head up there today to get the rest of the photos for you, but I'm sure it's still pretty snowy. It has warmed up a bit, so hopefully I can get to them before Spring!

Added by Natalie on Jan 03, 2014 10:55 PM

Katherine B
William Falls
I made a valiant attempt at finding the grave, but unfortunately the grave is under about 3.5 feet of snow. I walked waist deep to many of the Falls graves, but it was very difficult and there are many that I couldn't reach. I think that there are some graves that have placks instead of headstones. I promise to go back in the spring once the snow has melted to try again. I think that it should start to thaw in March/April. I will put it in my calendar!

Added by Katherine B on Dec 27, 2013 3:18 PM

Katherine B
RE: re: photo request
Found the cemetery. It;s no longer open, so it's not on a map. I'm not sure if it's private property but I will find out today! Check out this address on google maps and go on street view:

2604 carp road, ottawa, ontario.

There is a little sign that says it is the Huntley United Cemetery.

Hopefully, if the snow is not too deep, I will have a photo for you this afternoon. If not... it will have to wait until the spring.

Added by Katherine B on Dec 27, 2013 10:14 AM

Katherine B
RE: re: photo request
I did not realize it was the huntly parish. I checked on google maps, and it might be here:,+3774+Carp+Rd,+Carp,+ON&hl=en&ll=45.346207,-76.03753&spn=0.001932,0.005802&sll=40.208067,-99.294262&sspn=0.016797,0.046413&oq=huntley&t=m&z=19&iwloc=A

It's an anglican parish though... but it is in the right area, i think.

The Ottawa branch of cemeteries shows that it would be the Huntley united cemetery.

they list quite a few William Falls. So does another cemetery in the area.

Family Name First Name Cemetery County Township Reference
FALLS William Huntley United Carleton Huntley 99-08
FALLS William Merivale United Church Carleton Nepean 00-02
FALLS William Huntley United Carleton Huntley 99-08
FALLS William Carp Presbyterian Carleton Huntley 98-15
FALLS William James Merivale Public Carleton Nepean 00-02
FALLS William JR Merivale Public Carleton Nepean 00-02
FALLS William Wilber Huntley United Carleton Huntley 99-08

I will start with Huntley and if it doesn't work, I will go to Merivale on another day.

Wish me luck!

Added by Katherine B on Dec 27, 2013 9:54 AM

RE: Photos - MECHLINGs @ Sanders Cem
Caral, I'll photograph every stone when I go back. Hopefully this snow will melt off before Spring, but it may not up there. The elevation at the cemetery is about 2800, so I'm sure it doesn't melt there nearly as fast. I'll check though, if it warms up. If not, I'll get to it in the Spring. Good idea to put in the photo request so that you'll know when they have been added!


Added by Natalie on Dec 03, 2013 11:51 PM

RE: Photos - MECHLINGs @ Sanders Cem
Caral, I hadn't seen that list. It is much more up to date, for sure. I have no connection to anyone at the cemetery, nor to anyone else in the county that I'm aware of (I don't live in Clearwater Co.), but it is nice to have up-to-date inventories!

Enjoy your coat-free weather, because you know it's going to get bad eventually! We got 3 inches of snow yesterday, and it hasn't gotten above 30 degrees today, so it will stick around for a while. Our property is South facing, so it should melt off, as soon as the sun comes out and it warms up a bit. That is why I love it here! We just moved here from Utah, and I'm used to at least 3 feet of snow on the ground all winter. I'll take this any day!

Added by Natalie on Dec 03, 2013 2:03 PM

RE: Photos - MECHLINGs @ Sanders Cem
You are welcome! I plan on going back and photographing the rest of the cemetery when the snow melts. It's almost 50 miles round trip, but it was very cold and raining when I was there. I only went to photograph the stones you wanted, but realized that there are more graves there that aren't on the list. So, I tried to photograph more, but I picked a bad day! With all the fresh snow on the ground now, it may be Spring before I can see the ground there. I realized that I missed one on your list after getting home. Sorry about that.

Added by Natalie on Dec 03, 2013 11:33 AM

Melissa Strobel
RE: Old German Cem, Greensburg PA
It appears that there was some attempt to move them. The expense would have been put upon the families to do so, and there isn't any one place they were taken. Ads were put in the paper, so it would be a matter of who saw the ad, who knew they had family there, and who could afford to do something about it. But unfortunately, the bulk of them look like they are still there.

Added by Melissa Strobel on Nov 22, 2013 6:32 AM

sandy callahan
Caral, Are you related to Ruben and Hannah Klingler Swinehart. They are my great great grandparents. Just wondering . sandy callahan

Added by sandy callahan on Nov 06, 2013 8:35 PM

Linda Hiross
Campbell Family
Thanks for taking over the Campbell family!

Added by Linda Hiross on Oct 28, 2013 9:09 AM

Jim Morell
William T. Mechling
You asked about Hattie Belle Mechling.
Is that the same person as Harriet B Mechling?
I took a picture of her grave and created a memorial for Harriet (1893-1987).
I also took a picture of Richard W Mechling (1933-2008). The 3 graves are all together so I assumed they were related.
If you want to manage any of these, I will be happy to transfer them to you.
I hope this helps you.
Jim Morell

Added by Jim Morell on Apr 30, 2013 6:20 PM

Kurt Brueschke
William Swanson
Well we have had some really nice weather, and I think that a nice walk is in order, I typed up the list for 36 requests for Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing, and I will see what we can do for you and everyone else. I know how important it is, especially when you live so far away and just can't drive over and visit their final resting place. So I will let you know what I find. Now if you could email me the information you placed in the note for William R. Swanson that you are looking for, I will get on it for you. Have a good day! You can email me at kdbrewski@

Added by Kurt Brueschke on Apr 04, 2013 7:04 PM

janet donner
jacob macklin
have right arm in sling and I dont have hardly anything on this jacob so will keep this until I can inputt on tree etc

Added by janet donner on Dec 13, 2012 7:58 AM

RE: # 98917351 J H MECHLING stone
Hi Caral,

I went to the memorial you referenced, #98917351, but I have not posted a photo to it. Possibly you meant the memorial of Joshua J. Mechling (80006924) at Leith cemetery? The wife listed on the stone is Rebecca (nee' Summers).


Added by macklin on Oct 20, 2012 6:15 PM

Parker Ryan
RE: William W Hanby

William W. Hanby b. 12-27-1827 died Dec 3 1842 in Perry Co., Ohio at age 48. He was the 5th child of John Hanby 1794-1842 and Sarah Abbott Hanby 1796-1889 of Brandywine Hundred New Castle County, Delaware who went west to Ohio abt 1830-31. William was one of 7 children all born in Delaware except the last 2 boys - Samuel Grace Hanby was born in PA on April 7 1830 and the youngest George who was born in Perry Co, OH on Feb 10 1838. William Webster Hanby and Amanda Overholt b. Sep 11 1834 in Ohio she died 5-18-1901 in Ohio. They were married in Perry Co., Ohio on May 27 1856, and resided in Thornville, Thorn Twp, Perry Co., Ohio and had 9 children - all born in Ohio,
John Jefferson Hanby 12-9-1856 -11-9-1922 VanWert
Sarah Ann Hanby b.1-20-1858 d. 8-26-1905 " "
Joseph Clinton Hanby b. 7-11-1860 d. 6-26-1940 OH
Alma Frances Hanby b. 1863 d. Jun 1930 OH
Lincoln Elsworth Hanby b. 12-13-1864 d.12-19-1897
William G. Hanby b. 1867 d. ----
Benjamin Franklin Hanby b. 2-2-1873 d 5-28-1965
Alta Benson Hanby b. 5-29-1876 d. 1-13-1944 OH
David Webster Hanby b. 10-18-1881 d 1-20-1946

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about W W Hanby
Name: W W Hanby
Enlistment Date: 18 May 1861
Rank at enlistment: Asst Surgeon
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company S, Pennsylvania 19th Infantry Regiment on 18 May 1861.
Mustered out on 29 Aug 1861 at Philadelphia, PA.
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

You also mentioned William H. Hanby - He did not move to Ohio.

William H. Hanby b. Aug 29 1835 in New Castle County, Delaware, died there in 1885. He was the 3rd son of William C. Hanby 1804-1885 of Brandywine Hundred, New Castle Co.,Delaware, who was the second son of John Hanby and Charity Grubb Hanby whose children and descendants stayed in Delaware.
William H. Hanby and Sarah Jane Bullock b. 1-16-1841 in Delaware were married on Aug 14 1859 in Marcus Hook, Delaware Co., PA. by Rev. Crouch. William H and Sarah Jane Hanby resided in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware and had 12 children, 8 were living in 1900 all were born in Delaware.

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about William H Hanby
Name: William H Hanby
Residence: Brandywine, New Castle, Delaware
Class: 1
Congressional District: 1st
Age on 1 July 1863: 29
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Delaware
Occupation Carpenter

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Added by Parker Ryan on May 29, 2012 10:55 PM


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