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
Kurt Riegel (#47698588)
 member for 2 years, 3 months, 9 days
Diane Branham
Parle Sons

Thank you for reading the stones for me and giving an accurate read on the name and date. You have a special skill indeed. I have made the edit to the memorial. Maybe someday we will find out their first name and find their parents so they can be linked as a family. Have a great day


Added by Diane Branham on Apr 21, 2014 8:38 AM

Donald Knoepfel
additional info for memorial 84906224, Harriet L. Harson
Hi Kurt,
Sister Harson is a distant relative of mine. I have some additional information you might like to add to her memorial. She was born 25 April 1916 in Providence, Rhode Island to Joseph Leo Harson and Emma Louise (Grimes) Harson. She graduated from Hope Street High School in Providence. She joined the Society of the Sacred Heart in Albany, NY in 1936 and took her final vows 11 February 1946. She obtained her BA in English from Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY in 1961. She obtained her MA in Reading and Psychology from S.U.N.Y. in `1968. Sister Harson taught in Sacred Heart schools from 1939 to 1964. She worked 13 years as a reading specialist in Sacred Heart schools in Greenwich and Albany.

She was quite remarkable person. You can read her obituary on Google. She had a brother, Frederick Leo Harson and sisters Emma Adelaide (Harson) Dempsey and Doris Madeline Harson.

Thanks for all the great work you do.
Best wishes,
Don Knoepfel, Kennewick, WA

Added by Donald Knoepfel on Apr 06, 2014 11:33 AM

RE: Evans in Bainbridge
I joined the "One Stone at a Time" page. Feel free to email me at if that's easier. Sometimes, FB is just weird ;-)

Added by Debbie on Mar 03, 2014 1:33 PM

RE: Evans in Bainbridge
I just friended your group on Facebook. What's crazy is that we have a mutual friend -- I took a class last fall with Catherine Anderson and Mark ???? on preservation and restoration! Crazy small world!

Let me ask you this.... in the 1820s/1830s, have you come across any divorces? I am starting to think that "my Calvin Morley" in Pennsylvania is "Sibyl's Calvin Morley" in Chenango County... Thing is, if they are one and the same, by 1835 he has a new wife and the first of about nine kids......

I need to dig into church records and see what might exist. I am looking forward to the material you have :-) Meanwhile, we go from 73* weather to 22* and 7-10 inches of snow, in 24 hours??!?! Welcome to Richmond VA!


Added by Debbie on Mar 02, 2014 4:39 PM

RE: Evans in Bainbridge
Kurt --- THANK YOU so much! Yes, yes, yes -- I can use any and all information you have on these folks!! I need to learn all I can, and every little tidbit might help to solve these mysteries! How do you want to proceed? Can we private message to swap email addresses?? -- Debbie

Added by Debbie on Feb 28, 2014 7:14 PM

Gerri Tarbox
Baptist Cemetery in Leonta NY

Just found this site with your info. on the above cemetery.

I have some CORRECTIONS to it:

TWO burials with the last name of TAYLOR should be TARBOX.
I have been there and 1 of the largest stones is the burial site of my G-G-Grandparents, Zenas and Phoebe Backus Tarbox. They both died in 1842.
An unmarked grave (or 2) with field stones would be for Zenas I and Jerutia (or Jerusha) Porter Tarbox (my G-G-G-Grandparents).
Zenas I died in 1804 (I have a complete copy of his Will) and Jerusha died about 1820 (have to check the genealogy book on that one).

A G-G-Granddaughter of Sally & Benjamin lives in Mansfield, PA.


Added by Gerri Tarbox on Feb 21, 2014 7:33 AM

RE: Evans in Bainbridge
I can wait!! My interest is in two main families in Chenango, EVANS and MORLEY. I have done a lot of documentation on them, and I've obtained information from the historical/genealogy societies there and also the D.A.R., but need to fill in a few missing gaps. I REALLY appreciate the help! Do you happen to remember the name of the book?

Added by Debbie on Feb 17, 2014 12:58 PM

Evans in Bainbridge
Kurt, I saw that you have posted several EVANS memorials and contributed dates to others. I was hoping to find out if you might know anything about Sibyl (Evans) Morley. She was the daughter of Henry Evans, Jr. and according the the Oxford Gazette: "Maj. Calvin Morley m 3/7/24 Sibley Evans in Bainbridge by Elder Chapin." One record shows that there were no children. From 1850 on, Sibyl Morley is living with a Phoebe Evans at the homes of various sisters. I am trying to learn more about this Calvin Morley. I appreciate any tips you might have! - Debbie

Added by Debbie on Feb 15, 2014 9:19 PM

Gary Boughton
Clarenda Bouton

Thanks so much for the transfer, it is very much appreciated.

Gary Boughton

Added by Gary Boughton on Feb 09, 2014 9:40 PM

Mark Peebles
Hi Kurt
What part of NY are you in? If you would like to email me you can reach me at

Mark Peebles

Added by Mark Peebles on Feb 08, 2014 11:51 AM

RE: Historic Gravestones
Thanks for the heads up on Wet & Forget. Now I don't think I'll use it on the bricks and mortar on my house in the spring! Thanks also for pointing me in the direction of AGS.

Added by DogMama08 on Jan 29, 2014 6:07 PM

Historic Gravestones
I live in Oklahoma, and I bet you don't come here for your work! Where does one find training for certification in restoring historic grave markers? We don't have any markers nearly as old as one can find in New York, but I still see many that are damaged--even relatively new ones. Lawn mowers do a lot of damage to corners and edges of markers. I see a lot of sinking and leaning markers here from gophers tunneling around them. And is there any way to repair tornado damage to markers and maybe anchor them so a tornado can't pick them up? There was one cemetery almost completely destroyed by one of our tornadoes last May; almost everything was simply gone.

As an aside, you might want to check out a product named Wet & Forget.

Added by DogMama08 on Jan 29, 2014 2:34 PM

Steven Keller
Thank you!
Thanks for the nice message, Kurt. Let me know when you get your site up -- if it's amenable to you, I would like to link. Happy Thanksgiving!


Added by Steven Keller on Nov 25, 2013 12:57 PM

John A. Aiello
Met your Dad!
Hi there Kurt ... Small world ... I met your dad one day while I was home in Deposit ... he was working ... we got talking and it some how the topic went to cemeteries and grave stones and he mentioned his son repairs and cleans gravestones ... I mentioned Bainbridge and I said I know your son ... he is very proud of the work you do. See you after the snow melts in the spring!

Added by John A. Aiello on Nov 24, 2013 1:35 PM

Steven Keller
Hi Kurt,

Do you have a website? I have a new website and I would like to link to you if possible.

Thanks! God bless you!


Added by Steven Keller on Nov 20, 2013 3:04 PM

Teresa A B Schopfer
RE: Engraving
Thank Kurt for getting back to me. I'll get back to you later for your friend's name when I have a stone to be engraved. Appreciate it!-Teresa

Added by Teresa A B Schopfer on Nov 20, 2013 6:36 AM

Teresa A B Schopfer
Hi Kurt,
Please email me, (, with an estimate for engraving about 38 characters on an existing monument (see Find A Grave# 97844766). My great x 3 grandfather was never listed on the monument and would like to have it done. Thanks- Teresa

Added by Teresa A B Schopfer on Nov 18, 2013 10:04 AM

Dennis & Jean Boyer
RE: Nathan Noble, SAR Patriot #P-256642, Find A Grave Memorial# 20576719
Thanks for your permission for Sons of the American Revolution to use your photo to be eventually linked from the Patriot Index at

Dennis Boyer,
Contributor #47495147

Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Nov 14, 2013 5:18 AM

Dennis & Jean Boyer
Nathan Noble, SAR Patriot #P-256642, Find A Grave Memorial# 20576719
I am Dennis Boyer, Secretary, Arkansas Society, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. I am a volunteer working on updates of the SAR Patriot Index, now available on line at Nathan Noble is among my assignees, and I have located your photo at his memorial. We anticipate eventually being able to include photos, where available, with the Patriot's listing, so I am asking your permission to download and prepare for posting your photo.

Thanks for your good work.

Findagrave contributor #47495147

Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Nov 13, 2013 4:15 PM

Jack Chambers
Wilson Van Dyke
Thank you for finding and posting the grave of my GGG Uncle, Wilson Van Dyke. He was born in about 1795 in Turbot PA.
You found his and his wife's graves in St Matthews Cemetery, Unadilla, NY.

Added by Jack Chambers on Nov 09, 2013 1:45 PM

Paul R
RE: Benjamin Watrous
The cemetery is pretty much uniform in its maintenance. The stone is exposed to the elements so it is in danger as much as any other stone is. There are leaning/fallen stones scattered throughout the cemetery.


Added by Paul R on Nov 04, 2013 5:48 AM

St.Matthews Cemetery/Unadilla
Hi.I am looking for someone with the last name "Raitt" that is buried in this cemetery. I have a very nice article that was written for his funeral that I think would add to his memorial. Problem is,the article doesn't state his first name. Unless his name was "Editor". The article starts out-"THE FUNERAL OF EDITOR RAITT". I am assuming they meant he was an Editor of the newspaper that the article is from,but then again maybe "Editor" was his first name.Unfortunately I don't know what newspaper the article is from,but i'm sure it has to be a local one because of how it was written. I would be glad to send you the article to add to his memorial if we can find him. Thanks,Cindy (#47079039)

Added by NYGraveFinder on Oct 28, 2013 2:15 PM

Leanne Keefer Bechdel
where are you located??
wondering what state you are in- Do you have a link to a website for your restorations??

Added by Leanne Keefer Bechdel on Oct 25, 2013 9:07 AM

Christina Intemann
William C. Freeman
Hi Kurt,

Was there a stone for William C. Freeman, memorial # 87466055 ? Thanks,

Christina Intemann

Added by Christina Intemann on Oct 24, 2013 8:49 PM

Wendy Mapes O
Jacob & Eve Shaver
Would you mind if I use your pictures of the gravestones for my 5th great grandparents Jacob & Eve (Sickner) Shaver on my tree if I give you credit for them? The pictures make it so much better. Thank you!

Added by Wendy Mapes O on Oct 24, 2013 5:49 PM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service