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Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 10 days
Jim and Elizabeth
RE: Nellie Best/Ford
I only stopped adding her when I saw you had created a memorial for her husband. It seemed odd that you not make one since they were both on the same stone. A quick check with the first name only showed her with the other last name. Since she outlived him, maybe there was another marriage. I do know sometimes the great Find A Grave computer has a mind of it's own. It is also possible that some folks are new to Find A Grave and don't understand the naming practices.
Thanks for the fix

Added by Jim and Elizabeth on Jan 30, 2016 1:50 PM

L. Weber
Mehnert and Lehmeyer family
Are there any more plots for the Mehnert and Lehmeyer families that you haven't taken a photo yet?

Added by L. Weber on Jan 14, 2016 5:21 PM

RE: Albert Perry

Thank you so much for the transfer of Albert and your sensitivity in removing the information.

I will link my family and redo the biography for him. I am still trying to find his wife and two possibly three more children.


Added by AW on Jan 10, 2016 7:36 AM

Wendy Coultry
34516978 & 34517004
Are you related to Thomas F Coultry and Bernadette Connors Coultry? If so, we should compare notes. :) If not, I greatly appreciate you adding them! Would you consider transferring their memorials to me?
Respectfully yours,
Wendy Coultry

Added by Wendy Coultry on Jan 02, 2016 7:15 PM

RE: Robert Johnson


Thank you for adding it.

The quick links I sent to others seem to have also been made.



Added by Orlena on Dec 13, 2015 7:58 PM

Bob Pope
RE: Fathers grave

Sorry it has taken me soooo looong to reply.
Thanks for all your help.

Bob P.

Added by Bob Pope on Dec 05, 2015 10:34 AM

Bob Pope
RE: Father's grave

Sorry it has taken me soooo looong to reply.
Thanks for all your help.

Bob P.

Added by Bob Pope on Dec 05, 2015 10:33 AM

Kim Kilmer
Harvey Gilpatrick
Hello Donna, Through your generous work, I have finally found the burial place of my Uncle Harvey. Is there a way for me to add further information to his grave page? I would like to add his parents and siblings.

Added by Kim Kilmer on Dec 03, 2015 11:26 AM

Bill Blake
memorial # 52005378
Not sure if this is the same family but might be worth a look.

Bill Blake

Added by Bill Blake on Nov 28, 2015 8:07 AM

William & Elizabeth Gebhard
here is the link to my blog post:

Added by Kruszka on Nov 23, 2015 7:22 AM

William & Elizabeth Gebhard Photo
Thank you for posting the photo of William & Elizabeth Gebhard's tombstone at United French & German Cemetery in Cheektowaga.

I would like to use this photo in a blog, about not taking tombstone information at face value. The engraver made a 20 year error on William's side of the stone.

Thanks much,

Anne Kruszka

Added by Kruszka on Nov 19, 2015 12:28 PM

Phil Jordan
Feryall cemetery
It has been over 20 years since visiting the old feryall /Alma's site in sciota, ny. Last time I saw this site it was covered with lilac bushes. Recently I found a photo that shows this cemetery restored but the photo is just to small to appreciate. Is it possible that I could get this photo in a larger format? These are my direct ancestors from the Almaw line. I tried to get permission to restore this site back then but had no luck. So glad to see someone made it happen. Thanks

Phil Jordan from mass.

Added by Phil Jordan on Nov 15, 2015 1:09 PM

Erie County, New York Cemeteries Past & Present
Susana Wurtz, Stutter Cemetery, Lancaster, NY
Additional information for Susana Wurtz

Suaana Wurtz
ge___ hory Wu___
acbe (A)ren Auj der___si
17 of Junx 1780
din 11 April 1815

Information taken from papers located at the Lancaster Historical Society, Researched 18 April 1970 by Ed Mikula & Don Keller & 30 April 2001, by Leo J. & Katherine M. Kopp

Added by Erie County, New York Cem... on Nov 08, 2015 7:32 PM

Gary White
Josiah White Simons
I don't have much else re Josiah. He is a rather distant relative of mine, but appears he and his father enlisted in the Union Army on the same date.

His father also died of typhoid fever at North Mountain.



Added by Gary White on Nov 05, 2015 1:45 PM

Craig P. Curtis
Charles Curtis epitaph
First I'm Craig P. Curtis a Great Nephew of his I think, grandson of brother George W. Curtis. Re; prior note I guess so; but I might like to edit what I wrote
a bit; Or add more; If its the right Charles Curtis there was another Curtis family locally but not sure . Perhaps is why Charles Curtis SR. was brought to Mooers to begin with about 1850 or so by a family friend named Leggett??, From Montreal after death of all family there. Charles SR. was later a Disabled Civil war Vet still ran a 400-450 acre Dairy and raised 9 children and a Granddaughter as a 10Th. Didn't live with them though. I didn't respond before, as I hoped to contact His Charles JR's Grand children ( also a great grandchild or more) first; of his Sons; Methodist Minister & Chaplin Ralph Curtis USN WWII, his brother Howard Curtis USN WWII & Brown University VP emeritus; son Perry died in WWII I think no children ?? but a widow.
I went to services for my dads cousins Howard and Ralph both had Methodist retirement village in ST Pete/Clearwater Fl. their winter homes The United Methodist church in Mooers would Info I think. The 1776-1976 History of Mooers has some info too. and American Legion of Mooers.
Craig P.Curtis

Added by Craig P. Curtis on Nov 01, 2015 7:36 PM

Mary DeVault
Craig Colony Memorial Cemetery
This is my second thank you for the tombstone photo of my g uncle Arthur Hartman. By any chance do you know if Livingston county has burial information or was that all private with the Craig Colony?
Mary Jane DeVault

Added by Mary DeVault on Oct 12, 2015 12:23 PM

Charles Norton
H. J. Norton, Wheatland Cemetery
On behalf of thousands of Norton descendants from coast-to-coast, I offer a global apology for Harmon's unchivalrous behavior! Further, we all thank you for attending to Harmon and Laura's memorial.

For the record, my part of the Norton family has had no presence in or near Elba since approximately 1835. My direct ancestor, Charles Norton, second son of Henry and Polly Brace, brother of Harmon's father Lockliin, migrated with his family to southern Ohio. The next generation, Charles A. Norton, hopped to Missouri before the Big War. The next two generations were present in Missouri and Kansas where my grandfather eventually amassed a considerable amount of farmland. With that kind of background, it should be no surprise that I ended up teaching school in California.

There was no effort to formalize any of the family history until I reached retirement age and began to unravel the tapestry. Thank the Good Lord for the Internet. (Thanks also, to a lesser degree, to Al Gore!) We've done fairly well with the story so, if you encounter other Nortons, please feel free to ring my bell. I know that we also have a number of family graves in Pinevale Cemetery in Elba and Springvale Cemetery in East Elba.

Thank you again for your valuable efforts.

Chuck Norton

Added by Charles Norton on Oct 07, 2015 7:40 PM

Charles Norton
H. J. Norton, Wheatland Cemetery
Re: Thank you for the memorial and pictures of the headstones of H.J. and Laura Norton in Wheatland Cemetery. I offer the following additional information for your consideration:

Harmon Jay Norton was born on December 28, 1818 in Elba, the son of Locklin and Laura Wright Norton. He married Laura Cleveland Brown, the daughter of Charles Philip & Sarah Ann (Driggs) Brown on May 24, 1843 in Wheatville, NY. They had 11 children: Alice, Charles, Idea, Florence, Orrelle, Arthur, Corabel, Rosamond, Leoline, Annie, and Howard.

Thank you,

Charles Norton

Added by Charles Norton on Oct 07, 2015 3:49 PM

Janice Bonilla
Joseph Engelbreit
How very kind of you to offer. Yes, Joseph was a cousin of my mother's, and I've done considerable research on the Engelbreit family (my grandmother was an Engelbreit).

Oddly enough, my Engelbreit grandmother was married to a Fuller.

Yes, indeed I should be very pleased to see a copy of the letter. Thank you so much for thinking of me.
Janice B.

Added by Janice Bonilla on Oct 01, 2015 10:57 AM

William McNaughton
Thank you for the photo of my 3rd great grandfather's stone in Caledonia Rural Cemetery. William McNaughton, along with his son-in-law, Garrett Elyea, died of cholera during the epidemic of 1852.
Did you see any stone or marker for William's wife, Relief? I'm sure she would have been buried beside her husband. She probably died between 1880 and 1900.
Thank you for any information you could give me.
Ellen McCoy

Added by ebmc on Sep 30, 2015 10:18 AM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
Leonard Fuller
What an amazing story! This is one that should be shared with f.a.g. as a testament to what this site can do!

You are right, without the memorial this young man's story may never have been know and the precious photos and memorabilia may have been lost forever.

I am sure his parents would be so pleased to see that you have taken the time to honor their son.

Blessing to you, you do so much!

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Sep 25, 2015 8:35 AM

Mary Norris
Charles Post
I am quite overwhelmed to be able to 'find' my uncle. He was the last of 8 aunts and uncles that I have been tracing for four years now! Thank you and all the volunteers who do all this work and help bring our families back together.

Added by Mary Norris on Sep 17, 2015 7:33 AM

Rippey Genealogy Book available
Hi I have a 11 x 17" copy of the Rippey Genealogy. Has all kinds of charts, etc. 6000 names. Starts in about 1700 in PA.

I can scan and post this somewhere. . . although is a xerox of a xerox and quality is poor

Gary Wallace

Added by LWallace on Sep 13, 2015 4:00 PM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Isreal Reed
I am really sorry Donna, you are right on the first article. I am also really bad at math, and obviously my READING skills suck, too (:

btw-This is the gravestone that you worked to have placed in the Historical Society, right? One of these days I am going to get down there to see it. Do you mind if I eventually send some stuff your way to update his memorial? Would you add the picture of the original gravestone to the memorial?

I have been working on Protection Cemetery (the older section rather than the new). I have copies of the records from Ron Post who is the caretaker for the cemetery and am trying to identify many of the unrecorded burials in Protection. As I work thru the families of Holland, I often "run into" folks that are buried in Humphrey, too. I am very interested in this cemetery - so much history! Saw an article recently about the man who bought the property that the cemetery was located on. He was being accused of plowing areas of the cemetery and distrupting (that's a polite term) graves because he felt it was his property to do with what he wanted. Yikes! He put up a fence surrounding the cemetery and was charging folks $50 to enter. Can't seem to find out what happened from there, but if true, we may never know some of the folks that are buried there.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Sep 06, 2015 7:05 AM

Gerard Eagleston
Major Edward Eggleston Sr.
Thank you for the kind words about my uncle. And it helped in my search for more info about my ancestors. :)

Added by Gerard Eagleston on Aug 18, 2015 7:09 PM


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