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Allan Dombroski (#48151567)
 member for 3 years, 20 days
Brooke Harlowe
Joseph Church
Dear Allen,
Thank you very much for the photo of Joseph Church's monument. Nice to see Olive right there, too.

Added by Brooke Harlowe on May 14, 2014 12:47 PM

Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman ♥
RE: Bless your heart <3
I did check caption you did a super job. I called the other family members to have them get on findagrave to check out how nicely you did. :)

Are you far from that cemetery. I have more people in the same family I would like pictures of. I was not sure if anyone could get the pictures. So I tried not to over ask for pictures. Bur I will be post more request for same cemetery soon.

Thank you so much GREAT JOB!
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman

Added by Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman &#... on May 13, 2014 8:04 PM

Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman ♥
Bless your heart <3
Thank again I found more you posted.

Abraham Peper, Jr
Phebe Landon Peper

Thank you very much for your time and work
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman

Added by Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman &#... on May 13, 2014 5:13 PM

Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman ♥
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 93500665
THANK YOU so very much for taking pictures of headstones for our family.

Abraham Peper
Willomena Bloomert Peper
Marietta Peper De Kruyft

They are very readable. Thank you for a great job.

Thank you for your time
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman

Added by Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman &#... on May 13, 2014 5:09 PM

Tom Battles
Hi Allan.. Thank you so much for both you and Joel Shore trying to clear this mess up. Based on yours and Joels notes I've moved Tom Holy Seplechre and posted yours and Joels notes on the memorial. I've also asked Judy to post a copy of the picture mentioned to Toms Memorial. I've also left a Thank you message on Joe's page as well. I really appreciate all the efforts put forth to solve this mystery.

Thanks Again

Added by KChaffeeB on Dec 24, 2013 10:27 AM

Joel Shore
Thomas Battles at Mt Hope

I saw that you had been communicating with KBrownst about Thomas Battles and thought I'd fill you in on what we know: The notation for where he was buried is "StP" and stands for St Patrick's Cemetery. This link explains the whole story in detail: and more discussion. Note in particular the sentence, "It seems that for the years 1838 - 1852 the records were used to record all burials in the City of Rochester."

As that link explains, most of the people buried in St Patrick's Cemetery apparently ended up at Holy Sepulchre...and there is a monument for them there that Judy Williams photographed for another St Patrick's memorial here: memorial #31976547 (Bridget Agan).

I am not sure why there is also a Find-a-Grave memorial for Thomas E Battles at the Mt Hope Cemetery at Fordsbush, NY, but the person who created that memorial (Daryl Verstrate, alias "Who Wants to Know") presumably originally created it from the interment records for Mt Hope Cemetery (Rochester), as he did for about 100,000 memorials here and then somehow it got reassigned to the other Mt Hope Cemetery, perhaps at someone's request. So, I think this is simply an attempt to correct an error (being that Battles isn't really buried at Mt Hope, Rochester) but creating another error in the process. (He's not at Mt Hope, Fordsbush either.)


Added by Joel Shore on Dec 22, 2013 3:21 PM

Dale Szczech
THANK YOU It is a MUCH better photo I'm very grateful!

Added by Dale Szczech on Dec 07, 2013 11:21 PM

Shane B
Thank you for taking the photos for me!!

Added by Shane B on Dec 06, 2013 6:02 PM

Tom Battles
He was originally listed in Mt. HOpe but someone told me all the burials had been moved and that he was now in Holy Sepulchre. this is really confusing.

Added by KChaffeeB on Dec 06, 2013 8:02 AM

Andy Swinnen
RE: Keck Robert J.
Thank you Allen, its an honor for me to do this.
I am very pleased that you visited my website :)

Added by Andy Swinnen on Dec 06, 2013 5:19 AM

Catherine Smith Hall
John F. Kelly
Thank you for looking for a grave marker for John Kelly. I removed the request from Find A Grave. I didn't find his marker years ago when I visited the cemetery, but thought I might have overlooked it. Thanks again.

Added by Catherine Smith Hall on Dec 06, 2013 3:16 AM

Andy Swinnen
Keck Robert J.
Thank you very very much for taking the time and the photo for me
These men are fallen but will never be forgotten

Added by Andy Swinnen on Dec 06, 2013 2:30 AM

Margaret C Cowles
You're new! and you're terrific! Keep it up!

The photos you took of George Jarrett Footer & family were not only wonderful, but I can tell you cared. Putting pine needles inside the numbers & letters...what a painstaking wonderful way to get those old crumbly stone to be read.

Thanks so very, very much for the time & effort. Sorry it took so long to thank you for your mid-summer work, but I just found them. F.A.G. used to e-mail us when a photo request was done, but I guess they don't do that anymore.

Added by Margaret C Cowles on Dec 04, 2013 1:40 PM

Thank you very much for taking and posting these pictures!

Added by Donna on Nov 22, 2013 7:26 PM

Sharon Smith
Jesse & Patience Mason
Thank you so much for getting the pictures of Jesse and Patience Mason's grave markers.

I appreciate it so much. They are my ggg grandparents.

Sharon Bennett-Smith
Webster City, Iowa

Added by Sharon Smith on Nov 22, 2013 1:38 PM

Ellen Herrmann
Belanger Photo
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for Mary and Alphonse Belanger. I live in Florida; so, without the help of wonderful volunteers who live back home in New York I would never be able to have the gravesite photos.

I truly appreciate you effort on my behalf.

Ellen M. Herrmann

Added by Ellen Herrmann on Nov 10, 2013 10:02 PM

Bruce Sonner
Grace Sonner

Thank you for the great photos of the burial for Grace Sonner. Great work! I appreciate it!

Bruce Sonner

Added by Bruce Sonner on Nov 08, 2013 6:27 AM

Frank Patnaude
Rose Alba

I just got hung up from Susan, George and Rose's daughter and she confirmed she is buried next to George in Holy sepulchre. I just moved her memorial.


Added by Frank Patnaude on Nov 07, 2013 6:38 PM

Paul Desrocher
Thank you so much for all your efforts in searching for a marker. I appreciate the photo you posted. Kindest regards,

Added by Joany on Nov 07, 2013 6:01 PM

Jane Ferner Lawrence
Metzgers in Holy Sepulchre
Allan, Thank you so much for making the time to obtain the photos of the gravestones for Joannes Adam and Eva Mary Metzger. I do appreciate it as I live in Rhode island. Jane

Added by Jane Ferner Lawrence on Nov 07, 2013 5:59 PM

Frank Patnaude
Rose Alba LaClair

In Rose's obit it says she is buried in Lake view and that is where I put her. I have a photo reques t in lake view with no response. If her tombstone is next to George's, I will move her to Holy Sepulchre. The obit can be wrong and it would not be the first time. Tomorrow I will try to call Lake View and see if she is there.


Added by Frank Patnaude on Nov 07, 2013 5:19 PM

Krueger Family
Thanks so much for the pictures of Clarence M and Elizabeth M Krueger!

Added by Veloyce on Nov 07, 2013 4:11 PM

Brat Douglas
Thank you
for taking and posting the Whaley headstone photo. I live so far away and I very much appreciate it. May I use the photo in my private family tree on ancestry?

Thank you again.

Added by Brat Douglas on Nov 07, 2013 3:18 PM

Everett Mefford
Mary Agnes McMahon O'Loughlin
I want to thank you so very much for the wonderful photos you took of my relatives

Added by Everett Mefford on Nov 07, 2013 1:02 PM

marla wieringa
John F Cole
Thanks so much for the photo. It really makes history real. Do you mind id I use the pic on my family tree? Thanks again. Marla

Added by marla wieringa on Nov 07, 2013 12:59 PM


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