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MSB (#46948018)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of the images I have taken in your family research (online or otherwise), and don't hesitate to share them with any interested family members. I will happily transfer memorials for those I am not related to or have other special connections to. If you would like a transfer, just make a request through the suggestion/correction link on the individual's memorial page.

I am researching family members with surnames Bowdish/Bowditch, Adams, Phillips, Stiles, Murray, Still, Moore, Breakenridge, Wright, Risley, Smith, Ketchum, Sherwood, Hurd, Bostwick, Schouten, LaDue, Freer, Platt, Lewis, Gates, Griswold, Buell, Phelps, Hoyt, Coggins, Ayers/Ayres, Reynolds, Cummings, Gregory, Rudderow, Middlebrook, Trowbridge, Minor, Avery, Ball, Chesebrough, Stanton, Palmer, Saxton, Madden, Howland, Chipman, Evarts, Cobb, Lathrop, Lanphere, Alden, Mullins, Grinnell, Pabodie, Fastnow, Ruemler, Wiese, Wilson, Strachan, Netro/Itri, Carozza, Scusa, Woodhull, Hungerford, Alexander, Wharton, Intelkofer, McBurney, Gleason, James, Bruner, Gooderl, etc.

I am a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Ancient Heraldic & Chivalric Order of Albion, Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, General Society Sons of the Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General Society Sons of the American Revolution, Order of Indian Wars in the United States, General Society of Colonial Wars, General Society of the War of 1812, Royal Society of St. George, Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors, Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Pilgrim John Howland Society, Alden Kindred of America, Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Order of Indiana Pioneers, United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, Society of Indiana Pioneers, Dutch Settlers Society of Albany, Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury Massachusetts, Order of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, National Society Descendants of Early Quakers, Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy, Dutch Colonial Society, Flagon & Trencher, First Families of Ohio, Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots of the American Revolution, Son of a Witch, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey, Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts, Plymouth Hereditary Society, Order of the First Families of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, Order of the First World War, Sons and Daughters of Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar, 1585-1861, Order of the Second World War, Presidential Families of America, Society of Descendants of the Founders of the New Haven Colony, Winthrop Society, National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1781, Order of the First Families of Maine, Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America, Guild Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen (Master Guilder) 1607-1783, Order of the First Families of Connecticut 1633-1662, Bloodlines of Salem, Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680, First Families of the Shenandoah Valley, Order of the First Families of Vermont 1609-1791, Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America, Platt Family Association, Thomas Minor Society, Platt Family Association, Stiles Family of America, Kansas Territorial Certificate, Moore Family Association and the Isaac Cummings Family Association.

I am also interested in visiting/imaging the graves of famous physicians and surgeons.

"No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls for thee."
-John Donne
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Brenda Halseth
St Johns Cemetery
Just a note, Jane did find the ones she thought were missing. - They missed rows. Most of the cemetery is related to me in one way or another so feel free to contact me anytime.
Added by Brenda Halseth on Oct 12, 2015 12:18 PM
jane austin
RE: Dreyes, Muellers at St Johns
Hi, MSB.

Yes, I'm finding a lot entries for people at Saint Johannes that aren't actually there. To muddy the waters further there is a small country cemetery called St. John's that is often confused with our St. Johannes, so I'm betting that some of our missing are there. I haven't been there yet. I think it's likely that they're as yet unrecorded in different cemeteries in BV county. I think there are thirteen of one family who simply aren't there physically and I did a cursory search throughout Iowa and didn't find my sample graves. So they're around - they're just not at St. Johannes. I am walking Peterson's Oakland right now, and they're not showing up there, nor are the photo requests. Odd.

I did send Brenda a note about the missing people and I told her that I'd re-walk S.J.'s in case we left a row out or something, and I'm going to do that today. I'm always short some, but this is an unusually high number, and it's odd because there are so many with the same family name, all entered at about the same time - April of 2013.

And thanks, but none of these folks are my kin, which is a little disappointing. My mom spent part of her childhood in Brooke, then the family moved to northeast of Peterson where the six siblings graduated from high school. They're all buried in Waterman in O'Brien or Clinton, IA. But I grew up between Sutherland and Peterson, so all of my life I've been around the old Peterson names. I'll be puzzling over a relationship, and I don't know how many times I've thought, "I'll call Mom. She'll know." And then I remember that she's now on their side, not this side anymore. So thanks for the offer, but none are my people. They just feel like family. :)

If you see any of your entries are still without a stone at St. Johannes, you can be pretty certain that they're not there or that they're unmarked. I have seen "community stones" there, so the church did some charitble donating within the graveyard. There are just a few of those, though.

If you see duplicates, please let me know. I think I got most of them, but misspellings are sometimes hard to catch. Thanks for the note and for helping me to clean it up. Those dups went both ways. I think everyone who posted or photographed out there had at least one. I know that I had a couple and my husband had one that I found. It's just a tough cemetery with the German habit of giving their kids six names and using a seventh as their "call name." lol...

Thanks for your note and your help and have a great day! :)
Added by jane austin on Oct 11, 2015 10:51 AM
Connie West Stewart
Bowdish Children
Hello again,

I have found and posted obits on 3 of Mary and Scott Bowdish children. Albert, Stanley and William. I cannot find the daughter, Mina or Mena Sanborn who died in Cal. in 1953. I do not know if she is buried there. In Scott's obit it mentions a daughter Myrtle living in Lansing, MI at the time of his death. Mary's states 1 son (who would be Morris) and two daughters were alive at the time of her death. There was not a married name for Myrtle. Mary's obit states 7 children (3 living at the time of her death). Scott's says 8.

I thought this might give you a few more names on your tree. If you know the married name of Myrtle and the death date of Maude (all names I found) I would be happy to try and find anything that might be here on them for you.

Connie West Stewart
Added by Connie West Stewart on Sep 09, 2015 9:24 PM
Connie West Stewart
RE: Mary Frances Risley Bowdish
Hello Matt,

You are welcome. I hope it gave you some new information. I also have placed the obit of her husband and little daughter's death. This was such a sad happening. If I can help you with anything else in this area. Just email.

Added by Connie West Stewart on Sep 02, 2015 9:27 PM
RE: Thomas Kinkead-Sarah Jones
Ancestry also has the original record, I went by the transcription instead of looking at the record, after reading the original, you are right, sorry for the mix up. Eileen
Added by Eileen on Aug 18, 2015 12:35 PM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
RE: A.A. Wilson - Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, MT
I volunteer at the Butte Silver Bow Archives on Thursdays - tomorrow. It is very easy for me to take a minute to see how long August A. Wilson is listed in their collection of city directories. I'll check it out and get back to you. Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Aug 05, 2015 9:55 PM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
A.A. Wilson - Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, MT
The grave site photo has been posted and location edits sent as well. Have you tried Butte City Directories to narrow down when he lived in the area? Also, the funeral home which buried him, Daniels and Bilboa, have not been in business since the 20's. But you might try calling the funeral homes in Butte to see if any of them have the old burial records for this company. If you can find them, that might give you leads as to who paid for the funeral - and it was paid for so it was not a pauper grave. Cost: $10 for labor and ground. Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Aug 05, 2015 5:28 PM
Betsy & Mike
RE: Alfred Budd Ruemler
You're very welcome! No, this isn't a relative of mine.
Added by Betsy & Mike on Jun 23, 2015 9:58 AM
Robert Brotherhood
RE: Edit request
I trust that it was written as such, but:
a) Heratn does not make sense;
b) HeratH is common in Indiana;
c) n and h only differ by a small line;
d) most likely mis-read at some stage of all the copying.
No dates, not found in censusses, etc.
No parents. Must be a baby?
Is there a gravestone?

Added by Robert Brotherhood on May 26, 2015 1:48 PM
matt straub
RE: Straubs
Dear MSB,
You've identified important family resting places. Amelia,the mother and my grandmother, died of appendicitis on that lonely Indiana farm. Elizabeth, the infant daughter, died shortly thereafter (I'll research the date mismatch). Emma, the eldest daughter, took over the family and remained a spinster. George, a suicide after his family had grown up, because of these and other circumstances was, in fact, able to be buried in hallowed ground.
Truth will out, even if after a hundred years.
Added by matt straub on May 07, 2015 8:26 AM
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