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Jo Jo (#47676831)
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Bio Photo I live in the Wairarapa, New Zealand with my husband & 2x children. I have enjoyed helping people find lost & missing family members over the past few years. Feel free to leave me a message if you have extra information for someone.

I am trying to add all local entries, but I also enter the deaths from the local paper, so I can connect them with any family at these cemeteries. (I do not keep copies of the obituary). For those entries which I have just the year of death date I have estimated the persons birth date, if you know the correct DOB date let me know and I will insure the correct information is entered. I am not related to 99.9% of my entries.

Many people like being able to see family members headstones as they don't live near but others may not, If you want a family member removed feel free to let me know. I am happy to do this.
I don't need to be abused for this to happen.

If I have made an error I'm also happy to change this.

Cemeteries I have done and are complete are

Akura Urupa Masterton
Ahipanepane Urupa Te Ore Ore, Masterton
Hamuera Urupa Gladstone
Oates Family Cemetery Carterton
Te Uru o Tane Urupa (Blackbridge) Greytown
Masterton War Memorial
Mauriceville North, Wairarapa
Mauriceville West, Wairarapa
Waihenga Cemetery, South Wairarapa, Martinborough

Taupo Old Maori Cemetery

Some other Wairarapa Cemeteries are:

Ahi Tainga Urupa, Bideford
Amahua Urupa, Gladstone
Archer Street Cemetery Masterton
Bideford Cemetery, Bideford
Clareville Cemetery Carterton
Greytown Cemetery
Hurunui-o-rangi Urupa, Gladstone
Kohunui Urupa, Pirinoa
Martinborough Cemetery Martinborough
Okautete Maori Cemetery Homewood Riversdale
Rangiurunga, Greytown
Riverside Cemetery Masterton
Tahoraiti Urupa Dannevirke
Taupare Urupa Homewood
Te Ahitainga Urupa Masterton

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Also Marie Glass, Frederick Sturm, Hinerakau Sturm, Rudolph Sturm, also have no headstones.

Added by Brad on Aug 02, 2015 9:54 PM
Photo Request for Myrtle Boyd

I have been to the cemetery and unfortunately there is no headstone on the plot for her.
Added by Brad on Aug 02, 2015 9:50 PM
S. Melton
Wairarapa Families
I really appreciate all the work you've been doing. I live in the States now, but my family are descended from early Carterton settlers, the Chews, Dixons and Bassetts. I've been able to connect a lot of their graves through all your efforts, and add more from Clareville. I was even able to visit in May.
Added by S. Melton on Jul 09, 2015 1:22 PM
S. Melton
Hi Jo Jo, I was sending you a request to link Anne Maria Ticehusrt Udy to her parents and noticed you had her on there twice # 125121726 and # 105346697
I thought you'd probably want to combine those into one.

Added by S. Melton on Jul 09, 2015 1:17 PM
Gilliam Elizabeth Workman
hi Jo,
was wondering if, whenever you get the time, you could take a photo for me of young Gillian's headstone

Have been trying to find out more about her, like parents and her school etc. Thought she may have gone to West School and that her headstone may show parents ...

thank you in advance
Added by pkg on Jun 24, 2015 5:36 AM
Hi Jo Jo
I have noted that Charles Keith Mountford and Louise Cecelia Tunnicliffe are buried in the Riverside Cemetery in the Masterton District Council website at

On find a grave you have them listed at Greytown Cemetery

Thought I would query it, hope you dont mind

Kind Regards
Added by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2015 9:29 PM
Tim Reynolds
All Blacks buried in Masterton
Hi Jo Jo,

I sent you notes re the memorials for Alan Blake and Walter Reside, then I thought maybe you have prepared others for All Blacks buried at Archer St. And you have: Walter Reside and William Watson. I have prepared memorials for many All Blacks and would be happy to add some words for these great men.

Regards, Tim
Added by Tim Reynolds on Jun 01, 2015 6:21 PM
henri van Rijzewijk
Thoms Conelis van Gerven
Hello Jo-Jo,

I saw on this site "find a grave" data from Thomas Cornelis van Gerven deceased on 06.01.1997 and buried at Riverside Cemetery in Masterton (Wellington, New Zealand).

I am looking for as much information as possible about the families van Gerven, this is also the name of my mother.

In the photo, I can not see well the birthdata but I think it should be 1936.
He was born in Eindhoven (North Brabant - Netherlands) and his parents Theodorus van Gerven and Antonia Cornelia Dekkers.
Do you know the name of his wife Deidre?

Do you sometimes have more data about people with the surname van Gerven?
The name of Gerwen have my interest to because it often a clerical error was made.

I would like to hear from you.


Henri Rijzewijk
North Brabant - Netherlands
Added by henri van Rijzewijk on May 22, 2015 12:39 AM
Renny Snell
RE: Leslie Sutherland SNELL
Puzzled, and concerned I evidently made a mistake, I've checked...

Frank Stanley SNELL and Jessie Gladys SNELL nee SUTHERLAND had a son, Leslie Sutherland Snell, male, b13/12/1928 (I have the relevant BMDs for all this, and more). Frank and Jessie are in Greytown. According to your work, there is a Leslie Sutherland Snell there too...

(I advised you wrong gender for 'my' LSS, apologies - it was a careless error, I have correct gender in my records).
Added by Renny Snell on Mar 15, 2015 11:02 AM
Renny Snell
RE: Leslie Sutherland SNELL
Thankyou for your message, and my sincere apologies to you and Suzanne for the error.
Added by Renny Snell on Mar 15, 2015 4:41 AM
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