Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 30 days
Joseph Barker
I just wanted to drop a little note to say Thank You for creating Joseph's memorial and for the transfer.


Added by Carol on Jan 06, 2015 7:27 PM

Pete Gauthier
Amos Starkweather - Wheatville Cemetery
Hi there.

As is often the case with these old pioneer cemeteries, there are often several names for the same property.

When I was researching the close-proximity historic marker, the USGS maps indicate that this is Reed Cemetery.

However, after your note I did further investigation, and have discovered that although it is commonly referred to as Wheatville Cemetery, it is "signed" as Norton Cemetery, USGS refers to as Reed Cemetery, and there are other references online to White's Cemetery.

So I guesss we're all correct, although I would presume that Wheatville is the most common (and therefore, correct) name.

I do have a couple of pics of the marker and the gravesites, if you'd like.

Cheers, Pete

Added by Pete Gauthier on Dec 17, 2014 6:07 PM

Roberta (Schott) Cyr
Donna, email me please;; a Dupont cousin has gotten in touch with me this week, her great grandmother was Elizabeth Matilda Dupont daughter of Charles and Matilda (Paquette) Dupont. Elizabeth Matilda Dupont married Louis Edmond Porier/Peryer. (3rd cousin once removed to me). She'd love to know another cousin.

Roberta Cyr

Added by Roberta (Schott) Cyr on Dec 11, 2014 11:37 AM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
Hi Donna!
You guys do ok during the storm? We are in Hamburg so we got buried, but were warm and safe. Kids loved having off for two weeks, but now they've lost 2 of their days during Christmas break.

Hey, are you related to the Owczarzak family? I see the cute little girl with one of the pictures you added as well as the pix of Stanley and Mary and figured you must be.

I'm working on this family for a friend of mine. She would be the great-grand daughter of Stanley and Mary Ann. Is there a connection?

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Dec 06, 2014 6:41 AM

Addl website link
West Ridgeway Cemetery
Town of Ridgeway, Orleans County, New York

Please add the above website link to the 2 photos you added on the Find A Grave West Ridgeway Cemetery

Added by MWarner on Nov 28, 2014 2:17 PM

K McCarthy
permission please
May I have permission to use the photos of Harriet Crofs tombstones at Sodom/Walker Cemetery. What beautiful photos you have taken. So impressed that the stone is still standing and in great condition! I will certainly credit you with your photos!
Harriet Crofs was my 3rd great grandfather's first wife. So sad she died so young.
Thank you again!
K McCarthy

Added by K McCarthy on Nov 20, 2014 11:15 AM

leah roberts
RE: Hartman
Hi Donna, Thank you for the update on the condition of the stones. It's always so disheartening to see the damage, and be so far away that you can't do a thing about it. I am so excited to have all of these new relatives to research. I appreciate all of your hard work photographing and posting to this site. I have had great success with Find a Grave and find it to be such a wonderful resource. Thank you again. -Leah

Added by leah roberts on Nov 07, 2014 1:35 PM

leah roberts
I think you found my g-g-grandparents Thank you!! William and Margaret (Alder)Hartman. My great grandmother would have been their daughter Susan who then married George Schwalb of Buffalo, NY. So sad to see the stone is so damaged. Any other Hartman Alder relatives out there? If so, please contact me! -Leah

Added by leah roberts on Nov 06, 2014 7:22 PM

Mary DeVault
Arthur Dewey Hartman
Aug 1898
Sonyea, Livingston County, New York, USA

Can't thank you enough for you information regarding the photo of my g uncle's tombstone.
Do you know if the county or city clerk can furnish more information on the deaths at the Craig Colony.
Mary Jane in Florida

Added by Mary DeVault on Nov 06, 2014 5:46 PM

Ronald P. Mills Sr.
Frances Guidie
Thanks Donna
Sincerely, Ronald P. Mills Sr.

Added by Ronald P. Mills Sr. on Nov 05, 2014 7:03 AM

David A Stewart
RE: Catherine Robertson
I grew up in East Pembroke, I remember a friend named Cory Bonning and another Jerry Bonning of Basom. Any Relation?

Added by David A Stewart on Oct 30, 2014 1:27 AM

David A Stewart
RE: Catherine Robertson
Yes there are many duplicates for The Caledonia Rural Cemetery, I guess it's good that others are contributing, as sometimes one person picks up a piece of info, someone got stumped on.

I visited 3 Cemeteries this past week during a business trip to WNY. I grew up in Batavia area but live in TN now.

I see that you mention the Cemetery records in several of your notes, do you happen to have a copy of them?

All the Best, and thanks for all of your efforts, I for one, have benefited. I noted that you have over 20,000 memorials... WOW!! That's commitment!

Added by David A Stewart on Oct 29, 2014 4:13 PM

Thanks for the photo and information on my third great grandfather, William McNaughton (1805-1852), buried in Caledonia Rural Cemetery. Was there any sign of his wife, Relief Gibbs McNaughton? Several of her children are also buried in this cemetery.

Added by ebmc on Oct 25, 2014 8:56 AM

Charlotte Reiter
RE: Nathan mann
Donna, I just found your message. You had the right cemetery, but it has been mowed over and you can't see the stones. Thank you, Charlotte Reiter

Added by Charlotte Reiter on Oct 18, 2014 6:18 PM

Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Sperry Andrews
Howdy :) I thought you might like that link! I was thinking more along the lines of the bio - where it says he may have been interred "probably from Old Exchange St. Cemetery". I think it's safe to say he was interred from Wethersfield Cemetery.

I'll write you a funny story when I have some time about a memorial you created in Alden Evergreen for Sally Flint. Had me running in research circles when I found that people can in fact be incorrectly listed in a census when in fact they are DEAD :snicker:

I hope these days find you and yours well!

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Oct 07, 2014 8:51 PM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
thanks, Donna!

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Oct 01, 2014 5:30 PM

Steve Seim
Genesee County Home Cemetery
Do you have GPS coordinates for this cemetery?

Added by Steve Seim on Sep 30, 2014 2:24 PM

Mike Ashby
RE: Carl E. Wuethrich
Thank you for your helpful reply! --Mike

Added by Mike Ashby on Sep 22, 2014 11:47 AM

Mike Ashby
Carl E. Wuethrich
I would like to know how many children Carl had. Carl died in 2007, and I have heard he had two daughters and a son, Jean, Eileen, and James, but I find a Carl Wuethrich living on Alleghany Rd. near Attica, and I wonder if he is a son of Carl Ernst Wuethrich. Thanks for any information on this question. --Mike, a cousin of Carl E. Wuethrich.

Added by Mike Ashby on Sep 22, 2014 11:31 AM

I would like to include the photo of the marker for Howdin COVEY in my tree, but it is publicly available on With your permission... I will credit it to you, of course.
Thank you.

Added by g-wizzz on Sep 22, 2014 5:08 AM

Carl Catherman
Harry & Mildred Weaver
Thank you very much for updating their memorials.

Added by Carl Catherman on Sep 21, 2014 10:57 AM

Regina Hall Ivie♥
Samuel P. Hall family in New York
Thank you for your work in photographing and creating these memorials. I'm glad I was able to solve a mystery by taking a closer look at your picture. Thank you also for transferring so quickly after asking. I have also added you as a friend as this is not the first time I have come across your wonderful work.

Added by Regina Hall Ivie♥ on Sep 19, 2014 2:54 PM

Paul Hamm
Thank you so much for the transfer and for the quick response. You have added a major branch to our family tree.

Added by RHam on Sep 16, 2014 7:25 AM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Hermann Decker
I'm just not sure on this one Donna. Based on what I have found, his death date would have to be 1871, 1872, 1873 or 1874 because ...

Hermann and his wife are together in 1870 with their son Charles, but by 1875 she is a widow. Another researcher (who seems to be more closely related to this family has a death date of Mar 18, 1874. That makes sense to me, but I can't see where the death date on the stone could be 1874, can you?

Maybe, for now, you could take the death date off the memorial. I have linked Hermann's son Charles to Hermann which looks really weird right now because it looks like Charles was born 15 years after Hermann's death.


Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Sep 13, 2014 9:09 PM

Shawn Barnhart-Shuman
Jacob Crope
Hi Donna, Wow are you busy on here! We are from Akron OH & were up in Clarence as my husband's Rev War ancestor George Conrad Schumann settled there.

I was wondering if you could double check the death date on the stone of this man in the memorial you created. It looks like he died in 1817 and not in 1847. I also attached what could be his wife next to him. There is some illegible writing on what is left of her stone.

I found that Harris out of 4 cems we visited (not in Clarence) they have the most intact but illegible stones I've seen. We tried to find some requests that were on for this cem but had no luck.

My husband is Mike Shuman & pretty much just the Shuman name is all we're related to up there. I have record that one of Geo Conrad's dau's married Jacob Croop; however that Jacob Crope would have been the dad. The Cropes, Shumans, Brittons, Uttergraffs were early residents of Clarence and married into the line. Geo Conrad's kids seemed to have all left the Clarence area; most to MI but Mike's Henry to Ohio.
Did I confuse you enough. Thanks for all you do. I just started doing the find a grave stuff but have been doing genealogy my whole life.
Cheers, Shawn Barnhart-Shuman

Added by Shawn Barnhart-Shuman on Sep 12, 2014 7:44 AM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service