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Debbie Roepcke (#46911311)
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Bio Photo I try to give as much info as I can on the forgotten ones. If you need an extra set of eyes adding to your ancestor, I am willing to help in any way I can.

I usually search for forgotten/unk infants-young children graves as well as pioneer cemeteries. I seek cemeteries that are no longer included in the city records because they have all been long, long forgotten-

If I can help reunite you with your young ancestor or a friend, I am more than happy to do so. I want the very young to be remembered, I would love to reunite them with their true families.

My surnames:
Fark, Hunsicker, Seem-Sim, McIntosh, Meckstroth, Bloom, Frankfather, Harjehausen, Flinn, Staley, Gockerman, Clemens, Duvall, Tyson, Kinker, Huelsmeyer, McCollough, Ziegler, Keyser/Kyser, Ries, Lowe, Fuls, McKitrick, Winters, Swartz, Meyers/Myers, Bambauer, Beck, Comstock, Schaffner, David, Hulet, Knepper, Williams. *Schaffner by Mother's 2nd marriage

Husband's side:
Penrod, Hecht, Schenck, Roepcke, Roederer, Bubolz, Distelhorst, Chambers, Dohn, Rench, Jeske, Pillsbury, Pingle, Shields, Humphries, Bonebrake, Sites, Libotorf, Beck, Gother, Hanson, Buetow, VanStraten, Wolf.

**A very special thank you to Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey & Jaxxon for all the wonderful tombstone pictures they have added to my Memorials the past few years. Thank you for going above and beyond for those who have passed on into God's loving arms.

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RE: Adams/Bronson
Hi Debbie:

Transfers did go through. Haven't been able to do anything - been under the weather for 2 weeks, got a Z-Pak, hoping that does the trick.

Added by LindaC on Jul 07, 2014 10:18 AM
RE: Adams/Bronson
Hi Debbie

Columbia Center is about an hour from me.

For further information contact the cemetery clerk, PO Box 819, Columbia Station, OH 44028, phone 440-236-8802.

Located on the east side of Columbia West River Road, a short distance north of Route 82, this oldest Lorain County Cemetery was laid out in 1811 to accommodate 9 deaths from the ague. The site is the cabin clearing of Bela Bronson overlooking Rocky River Valley. Many pioneers from Waterbury, Connecticut, five Revolutionary War Veterans and many members of the militia for the War of 1812 are buried here.

Added by LindaC on Jul 02, 2014 7:55 AM
RE: Adams/Bronson
Thanks Debbie, appreciate your efforts.
Added by LindaC on Jul 02, 2014 7:47 AM
RE: Adams/Bronson

Does Mary have a phone #? I do know there are 2 cemeteries in the Columbia Station area. if not, send me her address and I'll contact her.


Added by Linda on Jul 02, 2014 5:10 AM
RE: Bela Adams
Bronson/Adams issue

Thanks. We'll wait for the final determination from you.

Added by LindaC on Jul 01, 2014 6:18 AM
RE: Georgia Dean Ditman #132116599
Done! If you would like me to transfer this memorial to you, I would be happy to do so!
Added by Jaxxon on Jun 30, 2014 4:22 PM
RE: Bela Adams ColumbiaCenter Cemetery
Hi Debby,

Yes, it's very confusing, especially since someone started "Columbia Station Cemetery" and it is the same as Columbia Center Cemetery.

I see that you put Bela Adams in Columbia Station Cemetery. What you need to do is put him back in Columbia Center Cemetery and "CHANGE" the last name to Bronson.

There is a Bela B. Adams in Columbia Center Cemetery along with Sally Bronson Adams & Bela Bronson, her 1st husband. She married Benoni Adams.

As you will see, I made a memorial for Bela Bronson with a photo & information in the bio, but if you correct your Bela Adams & add the information that I sent you 1811:... about Azor & Bela Bronson to Bela Bronson's site, I will delete my memorial.

When I walked the Columbia Center Cemetery, I took photos of all the Adams I could find and posted them to existing memorials or created a memorial.

Hope that helps.

Added by Linda on Jun 30, 2014 1:06 PM
Gina Jean
👍 thx
You're quite welcome... Although it was my pleasure
Added by Gina Jean on Jun 30, 2014 12:49 AM
Bela Adams Columbia Cemetery
Hi Debby,

This is information I received from Linda C (#48110750) RE: Bela Adams Columbia Cemetery
Bela Bronson - definitely a man. Wife's name Sarah "Sally" Twitchell.

1811: This year was also a dismal one for the pioneers. A fever prevailed extensively, resulting in the death of nine members of the little community. Azor Bronson was the first and BELA BRONSON the next; soon after followed Mrs. Pardee, three children of Asahel Osborn and three of John Williams. Whole families were sick at the same time, and there were not enough left in good health to attend the sick. The dead were interred in coffins made by Captain Hoadley, out of planed whitewood slabs, and blackened with a mixture of basswood charcoal and milk. The old burying ground was laid out and the first interment was that of Azor Bronson; the next that of Bela Bronson.
"History of Lorain County, Ohio; Columbia Township" by E. E. Williams; Williams Brothers; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1879 (72.2 OH SR) (977.11 L88Hi folio LAPL) (977.123 W676h O

I believe that this may be your Bela Adams 1781-1811. I also found a headstone for Bela Bronson 1811 whose headstone is next to wife Sarah "Sally" Twitchell Adams.

Please consider editing your memorial and I will add the headstone photo.

Added by Linda on Jun 28, 2014 5:30 PM
John Leach
Jane Dalzell Dean
Hi. Thanks for your work on It's a terrific help in my research.

I'm a relative of Jane Dalzell Dean and wanted to tell you that she was born in County Down, not County Dublin.

You can see that, for example, in this research:

Her memorial is number 115186788
Added by John Leach on Jun 08, 2014 1:53 PM
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