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Patrizia (#47524848)
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Bio Photo Researching the following families in Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Canada, Germany and France.

and many more...

I LOVE Find-a-grave as it has led me to discover even more about my family. Many thanks to all who have contributed and taken photos.


9 Aug 2015 - NEW WEBPAGE!
Holy Family Cemetery has a new webpage. Some parts still under construction, but please take a look. You can contact me here by leaving a public message or at

Holy Family Cemetery:




Many of the names of many of those interred at Holy Family Cemetery come from a booklet sent to me many years ago by a relative who lived in Oldenburg. The title is "Deaths/Burials at Holy Family Cemetery" but there is no author or publication information written on it. This booklet lists dates only until about the 1970's. Unfortunately, some dates are incomplete. I copied what was available.

Sorry, but I have no further information on any of the persons listed in that booklet other than my own ancestors whose surnames are listed above.

Additional information regarding burials at Holy Family has been obtained through the research efforts of G. Meyer, who has kindly shared his work with me. Thanks! He has sent me a copy of the parish burial records from 1845 to 1988 that he extracted from the originals at Holy Family Church. These records include not only the burial and/or death dates but also provide additional information such as age, origins, birth dates, parents, etc. of those buried at the Church Cemetery.

While not 100% accurate, these records are still a valuable source. If you see any errors or have any additions please feel free to leave changes via the edit function at the top of the page. I'll be happy to update the memorial. Thanks!


The booklet I have contains SOME plot numbers. All I have are entered on each memorial. Please feel free to send additions through to me using the edit function.

~*~*~ ST. FRANCIS CONVENT CEMETERY (Cemetery for the the Sisters of the Order of St. Francis)

Sources for the memorials I entered come from "Historical Sketch of the Convent and Academy of the Sisters of St. Francis... " written in 1901. I found this online at Google Books. It contained details about the history of the convent and the Sisters who lived pre-1900. This is the source of all the memorials that I entered at St. Francis Cemetery. It can be read online at:



I have been unable to locate an interment map for Holy Family Cemetery, so photo volunteers have been unsuccessful in locating specific headstones. As a result, Mike P., a fellow Find A Grave member, has kindly volunteered to photograph the entire cemetery. Thanks Mike!!

UPDATE: 5 May 2014: Mike has started taking photos of headstones at Holy Family. This project will take some time since Mike needs to fit it in around his other commitments. He has found that some of the headstones in the old section of the cemetery are badly damaged and therefore are unreadable. This is disappointing but can't be helped. Thanks Mike for all of your efforts. They're much appreciated.

UPDATE 22 Sept 2014: Mike has been hard at work adding photos and additional memorials needed so each and every person buried at Holy Family is represented. Thanks to him and others who have contributed, the cemetery is now 42% photographed. This project is a HUGE undertaking (no pun intended), especially since Mike also has many other home and work commitments. I know all of you who have family buried at Holy Family join me in extending many many thanks to Mike for all his efforts. THANKS MIKE!!


UPDATE 9 Aug 2015 The LDS Batesville Ward has been busy at work contributing their time and talents adding memorials and photographs to Holy Family Cemetery. I am so very grateful to them for doing this. THANK YOU!

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Kelly Swindell
RE: Ferkinhoff
Ferkinhoff is the correct spelling. You would believe the spellings I have come across :-). Thank you so much!
Added by Kelly Swindell on Aug 16, 2016 9:55 PM
Mary L. Masengale Lovell
Memorial #150512743 Sr. Thaddea Thoman
Hi again Patrizia, I just sent some info to you on the edit area for Sr. Thaddea; but forgot to tell you her first name was Josephine. Sr. Lorraine Geis shared that information with me, but I forgot to include it with the information from Sr. Thaddea's death certificate.

I notice you are connected to the Beltz - I am connected to Biltz family from Franklin County (St. Philomenia) possible connection? My lines are Thoman, Freighage/Freyhage, Dudley, Neuman, Biltz, Kleinfelder and many more in Franklin County.

Thanks again for all the hard work you have done!
Added by Mary L. Masengale Lovell on Jun 25, 2016 12:25 PM
Tom Stonehunter
RE your update request for Herman Bessler
Hi- your updates for memorial 104585332 were processed, attributes to your ID recorded. You may wish to reconsider the surname change from Bessler to Besseler. With the latter spelling, he is THE ONLY PERSON in Hamilton County with that name (in FindAGrave). The original Bessler spelling has 42 occurrences.
Added by Tom Stonehunter on Jun 08, 2016 3:37 PM
RE: William Holtel
Thank you for the transfer!!
Added by cowbell on Jun 08, 2016 5:24 AM
RE: William Holtel
Thanks for your message. I noticed the error when I looked at William's death certificate. Are you related to William Holtel? If not, would you be willing to transfer ownership to me? He is my son-in-law's great grandfather. I'll send a separate request via the edit tab. If you are related to him, or don't wish to transfer, just ignore my request.
Added by cowbell on Jun 07, 2016 10:37 AM
Mona Anderson
RE: Sr. Mary Marcella Lindenberger
My mistake. Sorry :(
Added by Mona Anderson on Apr 30, 2016 5:55 AM
Sr Mary Verena Hofmeier
Thank You,
Added by Nancy on Mar 03, 2016 9:08 PM
Laura Young
RE: Evelyn Weber
Thanks for catching the error. I have been typing several obits for my family files and guess I wasn't as careful as I should have been. I have re-posted the obit. Laura Young
Added by Laura Young on Feb 24, 2016 1:09 PM
Patti Moy
RE: Transfers
Thank you very much. It means a lot to me. I'll be glad to help with any photo requests you may send.

Added by Patti Moy on Jan 16, 2016 4:40 PM
Werner Honkomp
RE: Friedrich H. Lamping
Hello Patrizia,
good to know, where the record information came from. I would be happy, if you can find more.
An other information told, his name was Dierk Henrich Lamping and married to Catherine Kroger Trenkamp. I think this is wrong.
Thank you for help,
Werner Honkomp
Added by Werner Honkomp on Jan 11, 2016 1:32 AM
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