|Sandi Litzenberg (#47750943)|
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Being a Find A Grave photo contributor is the most rewarding & constructive hobby I've ever taken up.. You have my consent to use any of the headstone or plot photos that I've loaded to memorials.. If I've created a memorial for a family member or friend of yours, I'm more than willing to transfer them to you.. I'm not looking to own high numbers of memorials, my intentions as a contributor are.. first.. to help document the cemeteries.. and secondly.. to help family members find their ancestors more easily.. So even if you don't necessarily fit the Find A Grave 'guidelines' for requesting a transfer, don't let that deter you from asking.. My feelings are that if you've taken the time to contact me with a correction or addition to a memorial, then you qualify...|
I also want to give special mention to my Find A Grave friend, Kris Daugherty/OSU1988. Kris has been a tremendous help to me by providing me with cemetery records for Williams County. These records have enabled me to add my photos to memorials with confidence. As many of you know, sometimes we encounter stones that have been so worn down by time and weather that they are unreadable. Her records allow me the ability to cross check the photos with placement of the graves and to identify those unreadable stones. THANK YOU KRIS!!!
Also, I came across this poem on another contributor's profile and it perfectly conveys my thoughts and feelings as I walk the cemeteries.. so with his permission I've borrowed it from his page and here it is..
THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY
BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN
Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
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|Gayle Hodge||Spelling correction|
On Memorial #119532738 For Jebez W. Arnold the correct spelling for his first name is Jabez. Thanks for all your hard work.
Gayle Hodge, Southern California
|James Snow||Mabel Hickok|
Thanks for linking the little one to her parents!
|Bev. S.||Elizabeth Stoner Bingman|
Elizabeth (100334946) is listed as the daughter of Jacob Sr. Stoner and Catherine Cotner. I have their daughter Elizabeth being buried here and unmarried. This Elizabeth born May 11, 1822 died January 6,1895. this info according to Bible records and probate records Lima Allen county Ohio. I am willing to do whatever it takes to help with this problem.
Added by Bev. S. on May 15, 2016 4:05 PM
|Duane Crabtree||RE: Richad Burtenshaw #120390689|
Trust this will help Sandi! If I can be of further help, don't hesitate.
Burtenshaw. At his home at Geary, Mich., March 30, 1898, of kidney trouble, after one week’s sickness, in his seventy-fifth year, Eld. Richard Burtenshaw.
Bro. Burtenshaw was born near Bridgton, Eng., and came to America when eighteen years of age. He entered the ministry in 1858, since which time he has devoted his life to the work of preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. His labors extended over several states; at one time he labored with the great Dr. Litch of Philadelphia. He also preached in Canada, and in the Western States and Territories, traveling at his own charges. His labors have been attended with fruit that will appear in the day of the Lord Jesus. His life has been pure and his character stainless. He was a member of the Michigan A. C. Conference, and has been its president several times. Bro. B. was twice married, his first wife died years ago, leaving four children, two boys and two girls, now grown to manhood and womanhood. One daughter, Hattie, from North Carolina, hastened to her father’s bedside, arriving about twenty hours before he died, and one son, Rollo, was present at the funeral. Bro. B. came to Geary in 1891, and was joined in marriage to Sr. Sarah Pearson, a thorough Adventist. Since that time he has been a member of the A. C. church of Victor, and its pastor for seven years, refusing to take any salary. Four weeks before his death he attended the A. C. Conference at Grand Rapids, Mich., with the writer, and preached a grand sermon on immortality. I called to see him during his sickness and he said he felt he had preached his last sermon, but was content to sleep and was all right and safe in the Lord, and requested me to preach his funeral sermon from 2 Pet. 3:14, and to tell the people all about it, and that we know that we are right because we have God’s word for it and that he fell asleep in Jesus in the faith. He was conscious to the last. Only a few hours before he died, though weak, he sang a hymn, “Am I a soldier of the cross,” then peacefully fell asleep. The funeral was held at the U[united] B[rethren] church, April 1, with a large congregation of all classes and denominations, this being the first funeral of a minister at this place. So we laid him to rest until Jesus comes. He leaves a faithful and loving wife, four children and a large circle of friends and believers to mourn the loss. He sleeps in Jesus. Good-by Bro. Burenshaw, for a little while. Soon the Life-Giver will come and we shall greet you on the other shore.
W. G. VanBurger
Resolutions of the A. C. Church of Victor, Mich.
Whereas, Death has entered our church and taken from us our Pastor, Richard Burtenshaw, and
Whereas, The intimate association held by the Advent Christian church of Victor, Mich., has been severed, therefore
Resolved, That in the death our our brother the church has lost a true friend, and one who for seven years has been our pastor, shunning not to faithfully declare all the counsel of God, and that we extend our sympathy to the wife and children in their bereavement, trusting that when Jesus comes the family reunion may be complete; and further,
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family, that they be spread on the church records and a copy sent to the World’s Crisis for publication.
G. W. Linton, Church Clerk
Joseph Linton, Deacon
Mrs. J. P. Bristol, Deaconess
The World’s Crisis
15 Jun 1898, p. 14
Transcribed for Berkshire Christian College’s Adventual Library, 19 Apr 2016, by Duane E. Crabtree
The only names I'm familiar with are Bachman all in PA and knew some Spangenburg's in and around Hazen/Oxford, NJ in Warren County. I was born and raised in Washington, Warren Co., NJ. I now live in Alabama. Small world isn't it!!
Added by Shirley on Apr 10, 2016 6:33 PM
forgot to thank you for the transfers!!!
Added by Shirley on Apr 09, 2016 8:11 AM
Hi, you mentioned you have kin in warren co, nj. what are some of your names there? Maybe we are related.
Added by Shirley on Apr 09, 2016 8:09 AM
|Shirley||RE: Peter Zigler edit|
that would be so nice of you to transfer. I have a Emma listed as a daughter of Reuben and Catherine but didn't have a death date. i am pretty sure i don't have the entire family in my tree.
thank you so much.
Added by Shirley on Apr 08, 2016 11:45 AM
|DORRIS SICKELS SMITH||156450911 ELIAS SICKLES|
THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION, THIS IS THE LAST SEARCH FOR ELIAS, I BELIEVE THAT HE IS UNDERGROUND SOME WHERE IN WILLIAMS CO. OHIO. THE SICKLES HOMESTEAD IS LOCATED EAST OF THE VILLAGE OF WEST JEFFERSON,SECTION 10 JEFFERSON TWP. SOLD TO JACOB READER, 4-27-1853, LAST KNOWN OWNER, MICHAEL RICHER.
LUCRETIA SICKLES, DAUGHTER OF JOHN & LYDIA (FISHER) SICKLES, MARRIED WATSON BURKE, 3-5-1864, BRANCH CO. MI. SON JACOB, 1866-1866, LUCRETIA DIED IN CHILD BIRTH. BOTH BURIALS IN ROGERS CEMETERY, WILLIAMS CO. OH.WATSON BURKE DIED 1916, UNKNOWN BURIAL.
YES, MANY EARLIER BURIALS ARE UNKNOWN. THERE IS A CEMETERY IN THIS COUNTY THAT IS UNKNOWN TO MANY, IT IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND MISSED WHEN THE COUNTY CEMETERY BOOKS WERE PRINTED.
DORRIS SICKELS SMITH
|DORRIS SICKELS SMITH||156450911 ELIAS SICKLES|
MY GR.GR.Gr. GRAND FATHER , ELIAS SICKLES DIED IN JEFFERSON TWP. WILLIAMS CO. OH. IN 1846. I VISITED THE AREA, FOUND THE SICKLES HOMESTEAD BUT NO LOCAL CEMETERY. I WAS TOLD TO CHECK A CHURCH YARD ON ALT 20 AND FOUND NO BURIALS THERE. DO YOU KNOW IF ELIAS IS BURIED SOME WHERE IN JEFFERSON TWP. OR CLOSE BY IN ANOTHER TWP? AFTER ELIAS'S DEATH THE ADMINISTRATOR/ GUARDIAN SOLD THE HOMESTEAD & MOVED THE FAMILY TO NORTHWEST TWP, NEAR NETTLE LAKE, OH.
DORRIS SICKELS SMITH
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