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Michael W. McCormick (#46773719)
 member for 11 years, 6 months, 29 days
Judy Williams
Olive and Chester Ament
Their graves are unmarked but I have added a pic of the plot

Added by Judy Williams on Aug 27, 2011 4:55 PM

RE: Any ideas?
I notice that Shirley has different parents for Thomas but much of the info otherwise is the same. I don't have Merrill in my records so am not sure about where he fits in. Maybe some of the info I have will add to yours. Sorry I have no other info.
My notes on Thomas....
I had birth place as Hartland, Winsor County, Vermont but changed to Nelson, Madison, New York.

Soldier in the American Revolution.

Buried at Highland Cemetery in Cherry Creek, Chataugua County, New York. He was 97 years old, 5 months, and 8 days old when he died.

Sue Nicolson's record has birth place as Cherry Creek, Chataugua County, New York.
Census: 1820 Town of Rome, Oneida Co., NY 1825 Town of Pomfret., Chautauqua Co., NY
Sue's notes: Soldier in the American Revolution. Thomas was elected Commisioner of Highways, Town of Nelson, Madison County, NY on April 7, 1807. Land records in Cortland County NY show that after the death of his wife, Thomas lived with his youngest daughter, Susannah II, and her husband, Barzilla Richardson. These records indicate that all of Thomas's land holdings were transferred to Barzilla, possibly an exchange for taking care of him. Sometime about 1840 all moved to Villenova or Cherry Creek in Chautauqua County, NY.

Letter from historian Dick Lewis:
I'm a historian doing a complete deed reconstruction of a tract in the town of Truxton, Cortland Co, NY. It may interest you to know that your Thomas Holdridge was a landowner in my research area. On March 1, 1832 Thomas Holdridge, listed as a resident of the town of Homer, Cortland Co, NY, bought 51 acres in Lot 95 Town of Truxton, from one Jonathan Cotton and his wife, Polly; on 8-20-1832 he bought another five acres, from one Samuel Stiles, adjoining the first purchase, but this time he is listed as being a Truxton resident. On November 29, 1834 he bought a parcel of 11 1/2 acres, also adjoining the first purchase, from one Joel Dodge.
Thomas sold all of these parcels on 11-3-1848, to one Barzilla Richardson, subject to a life use lease of the premises, which may explain why Thomas was in the B. Richardson household at the time of the 1850 Federal Census in the town of Truxton, where he is 86 years old.
That's it for the deed record for Thomas Holdridge.

1850 United States Federal Census
about Thomas Holdridge
Name: Thomas Holdridge
Age: 86

Added by Sunshine on Aug 22, 2011 11:14 AM

Hello, I noticed on another contributor's message board that you research the Ament family. I have scanned a tree from a friend's family Bible that might be of interest to you.

Added by ladymayflower on Jul 27, 2011 5:51 AM

RE: Baldwin Thank-you
You're very welcome. It's always sad to see stones in such rough shape. I also took pictures of some other Baldwin graves there and will post them as soon as I find time:)

it is a very peaceful spot. Many stones are very overgrown in brush and plants that were planted and are out of control. It's next to a farm and I'm sure those people don't have the time to keep it up, but it looks like someone mows at least a couple of times in the summer.

Best of luck in your family search!


Added by Laine on Jul 15, 2011 2:38 PM

Duke Thatcher
The Nitzers
It's nice seeing someone care about the Nitzers besides me. Jacob and Maria are my 5X great-grandparents, though not through Anna. Thank you for all the findagrave work you've done on my cousins.

Added by Duke Thatcher on May 29, 2011 6:30 PM

robert breneman
RE: St. Patrick's
when they moved the people they also moved the stones, the ones that survived. You can simply go to new cathedral and see/photograph them. They have a special section near the back.

Added by robert breneman on May 07, 2011 6:59 AM

RE: Alice S. Taughenbaugh
I will double check again when we start our cemetery visits as soon as we can get in them without sinking. Most of the Taughenbaugh (Taughinbaugh) photo's of tombstones I took were located in the St. Paul (The Pines) Cemetery near New Oxford. I found the Taughenbaugh name spelled differently in some of the cemeteries I was in. I haven't entered the Taughinbaugh's from St. Paul's yet.

Added by jarp on May 02, 2011 2:57 PM

Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett
Thanks for the info, cousin!

Added by Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) ... on May 01, 2011 1:21 PM

RE: Thanks
You're welcome !

Added by Marianne on Apr 29, 2011 9:38 AM

RE: Lois Todd Holly
I have made your suggested link. Was very upset when I saw the condition of her monument. Very sad. If you would like me to transfer her memorial, I will glad to do that since you are a grandson. Sincerely, Sharon

Added by SGirton on Apr 29, 2011 8:26 AM

Mike Bell
RE: Haines
your welcome , if you get those locations, let me know, i will try to get the photos for ya

Added by Mike Bell on Apr 15, 2011 8:20 PM

Grauling @ Mt Carmel
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. When ever I get to Mt Carmel, I shoot as many pictures as my camera can hold and then transcribe them when I get home. It's not a great neighborhood so I don't like to take the laptop out to download pictures while I'm there. I will often do part of a section, or markers recently exposed by grass cutting. When I add them to Find A Grave, often I will find some of them already listed, but not everyone in the same plot. I have no idea why this happens. But I have run across people who have told me that they are interested in one person in the plot, and not the other relatives. Anyway, it appears that when I came across the Grauling plot, some of the markers had already been added, but not all of them, so I added the extra marker.

Added by Debbie on Apr 11, 2011 5:31 AM

The Navigator
Margaret Grein Wanger

I made the changes you requested for Margaret Wanger's memorial. I am not related to this family so if you would like me to transfer this memorial to you just let me know.


Added by The Navigator on Apr 08, 2011 5:28 PM

Robert Adlet
Catherine Dougherty
Found her memorial and added the photo. You can add a date of birth now.
Robert Adlet

Added by Robert Adlet on Apr 05, 2011 7:36 AM

Robert Adlet
Checked sec XX and found plot marked Dougherty but two large headstones were knocked over, facedown. The only stone visible was for Catherine Dougherty 1864-1949. I have the photo but did not see a memorial. Let me know. I added to your request the Dougherty Plot name. I have a photo of the knocked down stones if you want.
Robert Adlet

Added by Robert Adlet on Apr 05, 2011 7:31 AM

Andrea Kreeger Waters
Francis J Prenger
Hi Michael,

You asked me if I am related to Francis J Prenger buried at New Cathedral Cemetery. This is a question I have wondered about myself. I truly believe that I am but distantly. I say this because my grandmother's maiden name was Prenger, she is also buried at New Cathedral Cemetery and so are her parents Harry Theodore and Mary (Coyne) Prenger.

I know that Francis J Prenger's father was Bernard Prenger but cannot get any further back than him (at this time) and I believe Bernard must be a brother of my gr-gr-grandfather John Prenger the father of Harry Theodore Prenger. I have no proof of this but that is my gut feeling.


Added by Andrea Kreeger Waters on Mar 31, 2011 5:25 PM

Kelly Sacco
Cpt John and Jerusha Geer
Hi Michael,

I am a relative of John and Jerusha as well. Interested in sharing information?


Added by Kelly Sacco on Mar 27, 2011 6:26 PM

Bruce L. Sirak
RE: Severns
Gertrude is posted!
If you give me your e-mail I will send you two others but the one is hard to read.
You have a big stone with the last name but then the two with the first names are shifed to the right. Let me know if you know of them

Added by Bruce L. Sirak on Mar 25, 2011 7:56 PM

Bruce L. Sirak
RE: Severns
No problem, I get out to Gettysburg often!

Added by Bruce L. Sirak on Mar 24, 2011 9:12 PM

Bruce L. Sirak
RE: Severns
I will get back there and take it by itself for you. Where you located?

Added by Bruce L. Sirak on Mar 24, 2011 8:58 PM

Bruce L. Sirak
I just posted two more Severns,
Emma & Hannah both are in Odd Fellows

Bruce Sirak

Added by Bruce L. Sirak on Mar 24, 2011 7:47 PM

The Navigator
William Grauling
Hi Michael,

Sorry it took so long to get back to you. No I am not related to William Grauling. I was just taking some photos at Sacred Heart of Jesus for Find A Grave. Thanks anyway for your offer of information.


Added by The Navigator on Mar 24, 2011 6:48 PM

Tom Trager
St. Alphonsus Reinterment
I inquired at Holy Redeemer about several cases that were trnaferred, but they have no record of any of them there. Thay referred me to Sacred Heart of Jesus on German Hill Road. They may have some records. I gave them the names and asked them to call me if they find any paperwork on them:Catherine Reich, Helene Langhirt, Therea Puskar and Francis Dunkes.

Added by Tom Trager on Mar 22, 2011 1:04 PM

Mike Bell
haines in odd fellows
mike, if you can find the location of the two graves, i will be happy to get them. this cemetery is huge, and if you get the sections they are in, will make my life a whole lot easier

Added by Mike Bell on Mar 17, 2011 6:46 PM

John Ilgenfritz Photo request
Thank you for the information regarding his marker.

Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Mar 17, 2011 2:19 PM


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