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Joseph A Schiffenhaus Jr (#47187217)
 member for 7 years, 27 days
Rick Macnamara
Coeyman Family Cemetery
Hello, Joseph! First, let me say how much I admire the work you did in gathering information and photos of this unfortunate lost cemetery which now apparently lies under a parking lot in Newark, NJ. It's always a pleasure to see someone take the time to thoroughly research local history. My reason for writing is to let you know that I just discovered another person buried there in 1888, a young girl named Emma Coeyman, daughter of Martha Jane Beardsley Coeyman (1851-1904). Acting on a hunch, I requested young Emma's death certificate and it indicated that she was buried in the Coeyman Family Cemetery. I believe there are many, many more interments and it has become a minor obsession for me. Anyway, thank you for your research and detective work!

Added by Rick Macnamara on Sep 18, 2016 5:44 PM

Alfred and Mary Sigler
Hi Joseph, Hope all's well. Thanks for taking the pictures of Mary and Alfred tombstone. I really appreciate it. Robin

Added by RLA on Sep 12, 2016 3:27 PM

Connie Starnes
You have a photo that doesn't belong with this memorial. Please remove it. Thank You!

Added by Connie Starnes on Aug 23, 2016 5:28 PM

J Mo & B Ma
George Spear
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the cemetery name and headstone photo, Joseph. It takes a village to solve all these mysteries - thanks for your generous part in it!

Added by J Mo & B Ma on May 10, 2016 10:53 AM

Orietta Muir
Hello Joseph, I love to research family connections, even if not mine. I did a quick look at Orietta and found her in the 1910 census with Daniel H Muir and daughter Mariel. Mariel appeared in 1920 Michigan with father. 1930 and 1940 in Essex county New Jersey. I also found an obit for a Rev. Edward William (Bill) Harris from August 2015 which refers to step-mother Mariel Muir Harris who is Find A Grave memorial # 17603610. I Believe this is Orietta's daughter but will leave it to you to confirm if you don't already know of her and edit her into family. Thanks. Kevin

Added by ASA on Mar 22, 2016 12:48 PM

Dana Fox Mariner
Thank you for the Booth photos
Joe, I so appreciate the photos you took of my husband's family. We live in FL so it is hard for us to get up there. We are still missing Herb Jr. who is buried there, but possibly not in the family plot. Also, we are looking for a Booth sister & her husband, Florence b.1911 & John Graves. Is there any way to tell if they are buried in that cemetery? Again, many thanks.

Added by Dana Fox Mariner on Mar 07, 2016 7:20 AM

Tom Owen
Clinton Hopping

I approved your edits for Clinton and his wife Josephine
Do you have a connection tot eh Hopping family?

Added by Tom Owen on Dec 01, 2015 11:27 AM

Nathaniel Dodd
Thank you for photographing his headstone.

Added by WDL on Oct 30, 2015 11:35 AM

Walter DeMott
Thank you for the picture of his headstone

Added by andiema on Oct 23, 2015 8:01 PM

Halstead Coe & Abigail (Ward) Coe
Dear Mr. Schiffenhaus,

First, I want to thank you for adding the 50+ pictures of my memorials. My message to you was not intended to insult you, attack you or imply that you were bending the rules but, only to bring a heightened awareness that I personally would have been more than happy to add any statistical and/or biographical information to the memorial that you wanted me to post.

Also, thank you for explaining the reason as to why you add notes to the flower section and not the edit section of the memorial. I could not for the life of me understand why it was done. Now I do.

I updated my memorial for my Abigail (nee Ward) Coe who was the same person as your Abigail (nee Ward) Coe. Thank you for bring this to my attention. I also connected her to the memorial of her husband, Halstead Coe.

I truly appreciate your offer to invite me to your Ancestry tree but, I do not share my personal email address on this website. I hope you can understand. However, if you sent me one question at a time, I will respond to it as quickly as possible and will delete immediately after responding to it. If you feel uncomfortable doing this, I would understand.

Thank you for your time and for responding back to my message.

Added by NotYourTime on Sep 11, 2015 4:21 PM

Halstead Coe Memorial
I updated the memorial with the information that you posted in the "leave a flower and note section" of the memorial. So, you may want to delete it. I believe this section is intended for people to leave a personal message and/or memorial comment, and not for statistical information. Please feel free to make any corrections and/or additions in the edit section of the memorial. I would have been more than happy to do this for you. Also, I think most people on Find A Grave would appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

Added by NotYourTime on Sep 10, 2015 5:28 PM

Connie Starnes
Please remove the photo that you have for this memorial. It's not the right person. Thank You

Added by Connie Starnes on Aug 04, 2015 11:27 AM

Deaf Pride
Joralmon photo
Just wondering if the photo was to your liking. If not, I will be more than happy to go take more photos from any angle you like.

Larry S.

Added by Deaf Pride on Jun 18, 2015 4:21 PM

Stan Doremus
Thank You
One may never know the lives that one touches through serendipity.

Though we may never meet, I wanted to say "Thank You" and acknowledge the large body of work you have done.

Your selflessness and quality of your work has helped me many times as I continue to research a Descendant and One Name Study of the Doremus Family.

You are one to emulate.

Added by Stan Doremus on May 16, 2015 7:14 AM

Green Lawn
Family of Fred Krause: Grave down in the ground. The ground to frozen to dig out.. If I haven't done the retake pictures by mid summer remind me please.

Added by Patty on Jan 16, 2015 4:00 PM

Connie Starnes
You have the wrong photo for this memorial. Please delete the photo.

Added by Connie Starnes on Dec 02, 2014 4:53 PM

J L Bryant
Robert Munson marker
Dear Joseph, Thanks !! Yours, Jeff

Added by J L Bryant on Sep 29, 2014 7:34 AM

Henry Halmagh Van Houten
I am researching my friends family tree and I came across Frances "Fannie" Van Houten-Malanfy. She was born in Newark, NJ in 1839 and lists her mother as Ellen Pier. Do you have Frances as a daughter of Henry and Ellen??

Added by MPLehmann on Aug 27, 2014 8:53 PM

Malinda's Hope
Robert Sickles
Thanks so very much for your prompt response!

Added by Malinda's Hope on Aug 23, 2014 11:36 AM

RE: photo of gravestone for my great grandparents
Thanks for the info and for sharing. Now I just have to figure out how to do that. Wish me luck.

Added by sjh on Aug 22, 2014 9:33 PM

Malinda's Hope
Robert Sickles
Hi Joseph:

Could you let me know if there is any problem with adding the information to this ancestor's site as requested?

Thank you very much!

Malinda's Hope

Added by Malinda's Hope on Aug 22, 2014 11:28 AM

photo of gravestone for my great grandparents
Would you be willing to share the photo of the gravestone for John W. Van Duyne Jr. and his wife, Linda Nix Van Duyne from your family tree on for the memorials I have created for them here at find a grave ? the memorial #'s are#134551578 and # 134552882. My member # is 48343132. I live out in Ca. and just found them on ancestry .com .I'm trying to put together a family tree also. Thank you! We might be related somehow.

Added by sjh on Aug 18, 2014 11:23 PM

Maria Courter
Thank you for the picture of her headstone

Added by andiema on Jul 18, 2014 12:17 PM

John Sloan
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 83071541, Find A Grave Memorial# 83071602
Yes Joseph, Thank you very much.

Added by John Sloan on Jun 20, 2014 7:43 PM

John Sloan
Find A Grave Memorial# 83071541, Find A Grave Memorial# 83071602
Joseph, Thanks again for providing the photos I requested. You do great and fast work. A question is Susan a child of Elias and Maria? She is not listed in Find A Grave lookup.


Added by John Sloan on Mar 12, 2014 12:40 PM


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