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Jan Franco (#46625834)
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Bio Photo If you are new to findagrave, I suggest you read "frequently asked questions" carefully before making entries or requests.

Since I get a huge volume of requests, please make it easier for me to add biographical information, relationship links, or corrections by going to the page you want linked or corrected and click on "edit." Your info will be emailed directly to me and I can click on the link. If I get the email I will make changes, but generally I don't have time to email you. Please double check dates and info; if multiple items are misspelled or have typos, I am inclined to believe the other material may also be erroneous.

PLEASE NOTE THAT "TRANSFER REQUESTS SHOULD BE FOR DIRECT RELATIVES WITHIN FOUR GENERATIONS" as per Findagrave policy- see FAQs. Please state your relationship in the request. You are able to add photos to any entry.
When the website started there was no option for linking relatives. I am happy to add desired links: please double check your numbers so errors don't make double work for both of us.

I am related to some of the people I have added; entries are also posted in the interest of genealogy and history, and the hope that someone will add my lost ancestors.

Please take digital photos of old gravestones in your area; some that exist today may crumble in a season or two, especially in areas with winter frost. In a way, your photo will preserve it. Perhaps it will be the only record of a particular gravestone. Please do not apply any substance to a gravestone to make it more legible; it damages the stone.

You may use my findagrave photos for your personal use, with attribution; anything to be published - please contact me for permission. Click on photo for larger format.

If you are requesting a photo in a large cemetery please take the time to get section and plot number from the cemetery office, if there is one. Your request has a better chance of being fulfilled that way. Most volunteer photographers work on the weekends when cemetery offices are not open.

Verify everything; transcriptions and even information "written in stone" may be inaccurate. A good example is when the date April 31 appears on a gravestone.

Most of the CT cemeteries have already been added to findagrave. When in doubt check under "New" and "Old" to see if you've missed the listing. Please HESITATE before creating a new Connecticut cemetery on findagrave. I'll be happy to research it for you to avoid duplication; so many alternate names and town name changes make it likely it is already listed in another place. The majority of CT cemeteries that existed in 1934 were surveyed on the Hale Index: Although it contains errors and omissions it is still very helpful.

Another source of information is the Ct Gravestone Network:
Your local library or historical society can also assist you. Ask for the person most familiar with the cemeteries or the history of the town.

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Allison Ferris Pierce
Peck/Pecks Cemetery
Hi ~ there are two cemetery entries in Greenwich (CT) that are listed as "Peck Cemetery" & "Pecks Cemetery". You have cemetery photos posted for both of them. Would you happen to know if they are two different cemeteries or the same one, please? There is no street address mentioned for Pecks Cemetery, so I can't compare it to an address for Peck Cemetery. Thanks very much.
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on May 06, 2015 12:31 PM
Charlotte Rodda
Jan -- Thanks for transferring my great great grandmother to me. And thank you for your public service adding so many memorials. Also, good information on your profile -- everyone should read it (I should have before I requested a change, but luckily, after reading it, I understood the proper thing to do.) Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth on May 06, 2015 7:06 AM
I wonder if #23518072 is a duplicate of #23089410
Added by serverplusman on May 04, 2015 2:24 PM
Donna Blair
Walnut Grove Cem., Meriden
Jan, thank you for filling my 2 photo requests for Harlowe & Cecelia BRUSIE too! I was really hoping for these 2 :-) :-)
Added by Donna Blair on May 04, 2015 1:28 AM
Donna Blair
Walnut Grove Cem., Meriden
Jan, thanks so much for filling my 2 photo requests for BRUSIE. Very much appreciated!
Added by Donna Blair on May 02, 2015 10:28 PM
Angie Robinson
Sadie Wilcox Young
thanks for the photo!
Added by Angie Robinson on May 02, 2015 7:29 PM
Donna M L W
RE: re correction for Joseph Kellogg
I'm sorry that info is for his uncle.

Martin is the name of his grandfather, father and brother.

I have posted correction for his parents
Added by Donna M L W on May 02, 2015 4:07 PM
William Weaver
Walnut grove
I have info on some records you have established for Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden CT. which I cannot edit. Perhaps you would be kind enough to add to what you have on the site:

Christina Sophia Trefz

born January 20, 1856 Kirchheim Wurttemburg
died: September 9, 1906, Meriden CT

Wilhelm Emmanuel Mayer

born : November 16, 1862 Hochdorf, Waiblingen, Wurttemberg

died: December 16, 1941, Newtown CT


Emil Eugene Mayer
1883 – 1957

Emma Sophia Mayer
1885 – 1985

Gottlib Fredrich Mayer
1887 – 1979

Elfreda Louise Mayer
1889 – 1986

Frank E. Mayer
1890 – 1934

Henry Ernst Mayer
1893 – 1968

Lillian Wilhemina Mayer
1895 – 1993


Bill Weaver
Added by William Weaver on May 01, 2015 11:55 AM
findagrave Horatio Abbe #26159766
Dear Jan,

You have done a tremendous amount of work for this website. In the Enfield Street Cemetery I have just added Col. Robert Morrison Abbe and his wife Maria Norcott Abbe, ancestors of mine. I also added three of their children who passed away very young from the following sources:

The "Abbe-Abbey Genealogy" by Cleveland Abbe, New Haven Conn. 1916 p. 308, and Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions.

As I was going to add Horatio Sargent Abbe from the same sources, I noticed that you had already given him a place to rest. So I do wonder if you could either transfer him to me, or add him to Robert Abbe and Maria Abbe as their fourth child who died young? He was born in Enfield on Nov. 19, 1829.

Thank you so very much for your help,

Dorothy Dreher
Added by dd on Apr 27, 2015 8:40 AM
Gary Morgan
Thank you for fulfilling my photo request.
Added by Gary Morgan on Apr 26, 2015 10:23 PM
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