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Katherine White (#47815240)
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Bio Photo 2012: I began photo-documenting and transcribing the oldest section of LANCASTER RURAL CEMETERY (Erie Co., NY). As of December 2015, I am up to Row 29 of 31. The stones left in this section are in VERY bad shape. Please refer to more info at the end if you have an interest in this cemetery.

Sept. 2014: Transcribing and adding memorials for ALDEN EVERGREEN CEMETERY (Erie Co. NY). The oldest stones have now all been added. Nov. 2015; Ongoing for all remaining.

Nov. 2015: I have completed a full and thorough transcribing of every stone in ALDEN TOWN CEMETERY; an abandoned cemetery with numerous unmarked graves. All stones identified except two - added as "unknown" with photos.

I have limited data for St. Mary's R.C. Cemetery in Lancaster, Erie Co., NY
Transfer requests will be made within the Find A Grave guidelines; direct relatives within four generations. Please send transfer requests via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab (if within the guidelines) and include your relationship.
Copyright: All photos uploaded by me are copyrighted by me. No use of photos is given for any purpose other than your own genealogy. Please give credit for the photo; Katherine White Find-A-Grave member #47815240. Thank you!
Transcribing/Documenting Lancaster Rural (Erie Co., New York): James Clark's Journal ~ The cemetery has burials (known and unknown) dating back to 1807, but no official cemetery record was kept until 1870. James Clark kept a journal with various names and dates of death/interment and other random info. This diary was used to create a typed transcript of the burials as noted by James Clark. It is the typed copy I am in possession of. It is by no means complete, refers to most females as "the wife of so-n-so" rather than by their own first name, and has many, many nuances and oddities.

There is no plot information, and often skips entire years if not two or three at a time in the earliest of years. It is however, an invaluable tool to have given the alternative of nothing.

I cross reference names using census & probate records, published genealogies, historic newspapers, and just about anything available to me. It's definitely a work in progress which I enjoy photographing and spending most of my free time working on.

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Ken & Evie Huff
Thank you for posting the pictures. You are very kind for taking the time and making the effort.

Added by Gage on Jul 21, 2016 5:02 PM
I forgot to give my latest thanks. I really appreciate you giving me a heads up on your photo. I'll look for it. The request is in.

Added by Observer4wing on Jul 20, 2016 10:14 PM
RE: Gamin - Maple Wood Cem NY
You do not need to explain how we know each other, Kathi. As soon as I saw you left a message for me my anticipation when nuts! You carry magic in your hands and heart. I am so blessed to have been a recipient. (You would not believe how many people now know our story.)

Lisa Walden
Added by Observer4wing on Jul 20, 2016 10:13 PM
George DeKay
Clara Welch
Thanks Katherine
I can definitely see the Welch name at the bottom now. Couldn't in the other photo so it may have been the lighting that improved the photo. I was hoping that a rubbing of the area of where the dates are located might tell us the years. Somehow I am seeing an 1840s date on one line so not sure if that is real or my imagination. The family were in Clarence on 1850 census but had moved west for 1860 census.
Added by George DeKay on Jul 20, 2016 6:29 PM
Richard Arthur Fenner
Someone must added the photos between the time I requested and you tried to fill. Thank you anyway! Richard
Added by Richard Arthur Fenner on Jul 16, 2016 8:12 PM
Gene Stephan
Stephan Photo
Katherine, thanks for posting the photo I requested on Mem# 30165919. I finally sorted this out & determined that Howard was in error when he created this memorial so made the change necessary. If you would delete the photo & attache it to mem# 52961602 that would be the correct person in Grave #6 as you suggested. Your Hard Work is Much appreciated, Gene Stephan
Added by Gene Stephan on Jul 14, 2016 9:59 PM
George DeKay
Clarence Fillmore Cemetery
You originally created a memorial for Clara Shafer in this cemetery and had it transferred to me.
You added a stone photo to the memorial but the information has disappeared except for the name Clara L. We originally thought she was the daughter of Adam and Catherine Shafer, but I now have my doubts about that. That daughter was Clara J.
I contacted David Pohl, the keeper of the cemetery records, and he tells me that this stone is on the Welch plot, not Shafer which is the plot to the north of this stone.
It is possible that the Shafer daughter married into the Welch family but at this point there is no proof. I believe the photo and likely the memorial should be removed so we don't confuse future researchers on this family. However I can't delete the memorial as it is partnered with you. Using the surname Shafer on the memorial is likely a bad idea.
However to begin it would likely be best to remove the photo.
Any suggestions on this dilemma?
Added by George DeKay on Jul 13, 2016 11:07 AM
Sara Tietz Kozel
Thanks so much for the photos for the Aldingers. I very much appreciate it! Sara
Added by Sara Tietz Kozel on Jul 12, 2016 3:51 PM
John Ozment
Dear Katherine, Thank you so much for uncovering the stone! I just now sent a request for a photo (which I assume would be posted to the site). Thank you for agreeing to forward me the written record. Is there a way for the public to access it, or is it otherwise private? Is there a way to determine how the bodies were arranged, side by side, or whatever? Thank you, John
Added by John Ozment on Jul 12, 2016 2:51 PM
John Ozment
RE: Leabrenze
Thank you! I have submitted a requested edit per your suggestion.
Is it possible to receive a PDF of the cemetery printout
for this family plot? johnozment -AT- hotmail -DOT- com
Added by John Ozment on Jul 12, 2016 12:46 PM
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