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Sandykp (#48288517)
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Bio Photo We live in Deerfield; Portage Co, Oh. We are retired and winter out of the area. Ron and I have wandered old cemeteries for years. Other Volunteers are finding ours out of our area THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! Local Cemetery info below

"The Chosen"
We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: "Tell our story". So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us".
How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me. I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are the bones of my bones, and the flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense undertanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born.
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2014 ATWATER CEMETERY OHIO.........2014 I used 1931 Western Reserve Transcripts with 1993 Portage Co Historial Soc transcripts and SEXTON records transcribed plus the cemetery records thru 2014. If you think someone is buried there and there is not a memorial, the cemetery probably can't find it either. If you are a relative, call cemetery and ask to CHECK THE OWNERSHIP records. I entered all the tombstones thru 2014 and all the transcriptions which included sexton records w/o tombstones thru 1993.

2015 EDINBURG CEMETERY...I am using only the 1993 transcriptions from PCGenealogy Society.PCGS transcriptions are incorrect, but I waited for corrections 2 yrs;,I am proceeding. Rows did not go in order with so many broken stones missing. There are many broken stones left laying flat and over grown, most need dug up to photograph the remaining old section. I did not finish it. Pls Put in a photo request.

ROOTSTOWN HOMELAND cemetery 2015, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO LEROY KYLE who teamed up with me and we photographed the whole cemetery. He took over 600 pics and I put them up for him! Thanks to Ralph Green who helped put up memorials and checked errors with us adding military info.

SANDHILL HILLSIDE..started some work on this one 2015. Finished old section Sandhill ...Hillside is connected and many people have put memorials in wrong cem, and so there are dups. will try to finish Hillside 2016. I think Hillside is done, someone else finished taking all the pictures fall of 2015 Thanks! There are many broken stones in the old section Hillside, such a shame.

DEERFIELD cem (has many replacement stones not installed yet photos need taken later on them), Hartzell (finished), Mottown (finished), etc 2016 project. Working on these using the 1993 PCHS transcriptions, and the township records. Updating, fag database to match or try to find ones they are missing. Note 1954-1958 cem records lost, so will have to try to find and record all tombstones but will be missing burials w/o tombstones or missing records. I did have access to the township records thru 2016.

Quaker Hill Cem, Sebring OH Mahoning Co
2016, used transcriptions, added ones found tombstones for, did not get an update from Caretaker. Call the Friends Church, leave a message to find info on other burials after transcriptions in 1984 Columbiana Co Gen Soc.

CHARLESTON, met the caretaker, he is going to try to update fag and do pics so will try to help him. If anyone wants to help with pics contact me I will put the two of you in touch with each other :)

If you don't see your loved ones memorial, pls call the cemetery, check Family Search Free on line for death/birth records; check for an obit or funeral home to verify where buried, the cemeteries lost many old records, so none of us are positive but maybe old records can be found we haven't found when doing the cemetery.

I will be happy to process any corrections Please if you suggest a correction send via the Suggest a Correction tab.

TRANSFERS If you would like to manage any of the memorials, just ask me I will transfer them to you. GO TO THE MEMORIAL, EDIT TAB UPPER RIGHT, AND UNDER SUGGESTION ASK FOR TRANSFER (please remember to INCLUDE your F A G ID or I won't be able to transfer); ALSO PLEASE INCLUDE HOW YOU ARE RELATED? i am not a collector of memorials.

I give explicit permission to copy and use any photos I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.

PICTURES: when we do a whole cemetery we don't have time to stop and clean every stone, so please PUT IN ANOTHER PHOTO REQUEST and hopefully a healthier volunteer will go out with shovel and dig and clean the buried ones up or retake some that will take time to really clean up. I would rather preserve some with pics than wait years and they are faded and can't read them at all.

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Chris U.
RE: foumd clipping added to memorial
I'll add information to their memorials. Thank you for the information!
Added by Chris U. on Jan 20, 2017 8:08 AM
Joan Tenewitz
RE: Sarah Ann Olmsted Peer
Hi, My cousin was Audrey Pier. I looked into the Pier/Peer lineage for her and her daughter.I didn't have Sarah in my tree, but I found Gabriel and so far I haven't connected him to Audrey's family. I took pictures at various cemeteries for FindaGrave and think that is how I found Gabriel. My trees are public on Ancestry. I have added Sarah now, so if you look her up, you should find a reference to Sarah Ann Olmstead in my tree. My email is Joan Tenewitz
Added by Joan Tenewitz on Jan 02, 2017 2:25 PM
Jim Lavy
RE: Maude M Troutman
Yes I can share with you the Riemenschneider family. Haude came from a family of 13 children if I remember right, one was her brother, John' John was married to my aunt, Frances Lavy.
Added by Jim Lavy on Dec 31, 2016 1:06 PM
R.D. Baith
RE: Lillian Puffer Shewell
I have found Russell Lemaster.
Added by R.D. Baith on Dec 30, 2016 9:45 AM
R.D. Baith
RE: Lillian Puffer Shewell
As usual it takes some explaining. Lillian Puffer is a sister in law to my first cousin twice remover, Almond Baight.

Lillian's granddaughter, Amy May Bradt, was married to Leonard Flickinger, who goes back to Christian Flickinger, my 3rd great aunt, Nancy Ann Beight's father in law.

Nancy is Alomd's great aunt.

The Beights and Flickingers are among that group from early Columbiana County that show up repeatedly in my research.

Now a question for you. Amy Maude Shewell was obviously married twice, since I found an obit for her first daughter, Mildred L. (LeMasters) Knisely. For some reason I don't seem to be able to locate Amy's first husband, Russell Lemasters, or when they married. It looks like she married for the second time in about 1924 but I haven't located that marriage either. Do you know the where and when for either of them?

Added by R.D. Baith on Dec 30, 2016 6:57 AM
Tommy Woodward
RE: Elizabeth Partlow 1903-1988
If it helps my email is Harry Partlow and Maurine Wolfe Partlow are my uncle and aunt and both are still living. Elizabeth Geneva Tresler Partlow entered into find a grave will take you to the site. Hope that helps. Tommy Woodward
Added by Tommy Woodward on Dec 16, 2016 8:18 PM
Ellie Stoumbaugh Carosa
RE: Stambaugh/Stombaugh family
OK Sandy, I am not sure how to send a request to have someone go take a picture of it for me.

I really appreciate you transferring them to me and thank you too for the two Betsey's. I will take good care all of them.

It is amazing what you are doing and so helpful. Thank you again.

Added by Ellie Stoumbaugh Carosa on Dec 11, 2016 3:00 PM
Ellie Stoumbaugh Carosa
Stambaugh/Stombaugh family
Hi Sandy

Thank to you and your husband for all your dedicated work.

I just found my 3rd great-grandparents in your listings.

Would you please be so kind as to transfer them and their children to me. They are:

Rev. Henry Stambaugh # 152438864, his wife

Catherine "Stombaugh" Stambaugh, # 152438354,

their son, Peter "Stombaugh" Stambaugh # 152438202,

thier son, Moses "Stombaugh" Stambaugh # 152439139

I am Ellie member # 16440698

Thank You

Added by Ellie Stoumbaugh Carosa on Dec 11, 2016 11:19 AM
Tommy Woodward
Elizabeth Partlow 1903-1988
Dear Sandy, Just saw your posting. Elizabeth Partlow was my maternal grandmother and would love to see any pictures you might have of her. I would be happy to delete a photo to make room for one of yours as there are not all focused very well mine that is. But I am not sure of how to get this site to delete a photo. If you can explain I will try to. If not you could label and put her photo on her parents site, Daniel Tresler and Sarah Ward Tresler , there is room there. Are you a relative of Elizabeth's? I just wondered if were a cousin I did not know of. Look forward to hearing from you soon. My email is if you need to email me. Best wishes, Tommy Woodward
Added by Tommy Woodward on Dec 01, 2016 11:52 AM
RE: Emily Shewell tombstone

Emily, Julian and Elizabeth are all buried side by side in the same plot and the older type flower pot is still in one piece between them.

Have a great day

Added by DSON1492 on Oct 27, 2016 6:38 AM
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