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Katherine White (#47815240)
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Bio Photo I welcome edits! That means you're enhancing a memorial, correcting an error, connecting a family or adding a date. Did I mention I LOVE maiden names?! Please use the edit tab (suggest a correction; aka SAC) when submitting - thank you!

Now, to the good stuff;

2012: Photo-documenting and transcribing 31 rows of the oldest section known as "OG" (Old Grave). Finished 2016! There are approx one dozen broken stones (no name) that cannot be identified; even through plot maps. Please refer to more info at the end if you have an interest in the earliest burials in this cemetery.

EVERGREEN LAWN CEMETERY ~ Town of Newstead (village of Akron) Erie Co., NY - Sept 2016. Started photographing one area at a time. Over 1000 memorials are now listed. 1200 more photo's taken; to be added over the winter.

SAINT MARY'S CEMETERY (Lancaster, Erie Co., NY) 2500+ pics taken Oct-Nov 2016. 1000 listed, the rest a work in progress.

MAPLE LAWN CEMETERY - Town of Newstead (village of Akron). Lots of confusion with this cemetery. Only 3 dozen standing stones out of 500 memorials. The rest are fallen, many barely legible and many broken as well. Others are completely covered by grass or non-existent. Also finding significant overlap with same names being found in Evergreen Lawn and cenotaphs. Photographing began Oct., 2016. This one is going to be a labor of love.

ALDEN EVERGREEN CEMETERY (Alden, Erie Co. NY) Sept. 2014: Transcribing and adding memorials; the oldest stones have now all been added. Approx 500 additional photos taken Aug-Nov 2016. To be added this winter.

ALDEN TOWN CEMETERY (Alden, Erie Co, NY) Nov. 2015: Completed a full and thorough transcribing of every stone; an abandoned cemetery with numerous unmarked graves. All stones identified except two - added as "unknown" with photos.

LANCASTER RURAL CEMETERY ~ Erie Co., NY (September 2016)
Section G Rows 1-15 completed; First opened to burials in the mid 1890's, largely consists of; single graves, children, infants, and a Potter's Field. Burials with no stone have been noted as such; photo requests are not needed unless a plot/row picture is desired. Some of these entries may contain spelling errors when no stone can be used as reference.

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 and include your relationship.
Copyright: No use of photos is given for any purpose other than your own genealogy. You need not ask permission although credit is appreciated.
Transcribing/Documenting Lancaster Rural (Erie Co., New York): James Clark's Journal ~ The cemetery has burials (known and unknown) dating back to 1808, but no official cemetery record was kept until 1870. James Clark compiled a journal of deaths taken from his diaries. It is by no means a complete record of burials, refers to most females as "the wife of so-n-so", children as "A child of Mr. Smith", and contains numerous spelling errors (many phonetic).

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

The reason you may see census records on some of my memorials in not for genealogy purposes, but rather to aid in connecting families in multi-generational (rural) cemeteries.

Lastly, slowly retaking my bad quality photos ;)

Cheers :)
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nutty Holla
OK This is how it goes. My computer had to be changed and in so doing I lost about a week's worth of work which unfortunately at the time was this branch of Weibels. I had spent a lot of time verifying and finding them all to attach to one another and was just about done when the computer was showing signs of crashing for good. After I got another computer up and running I couldn't understand how to attach them again because I work on many different branches at once but I finally have it and they are all attached and working again in my file.

Here how it goes. I came in with

Charles Diemert and Louise Snyder.

They have a daughter Gertrude Diemert Born July 14, 1897. She marries Frank Weibel Born April 1893 dies 1971.

HIS father and mother are

Alois Weibel and Dorothea Ziegler who had 18 children on 1900 census 11 of whom she shows as living. I have accounted for 18 children and have attached all of the ones I could find.

Of course Alois' parents are Anton Weibel and Rosina Wendling. I was particularly interested in them because they were from the Alsace Lorraine area and some of my closer relatives come from this area as well. Now I have many of those people sorted out. I enjoy figuring out the puzzles because we have so many resources now that we can do it accurately. The history is quite interesting and the many people you meet along the way add so much more to these stories.
Have a great day!

: - )

Added by nutty Holla on Jan 17, 2017 6:05 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
RE: Nichlas Bloch.
Thankyou Kathi,

You are so thoughtful. My 3rd Great Grandmother is Catherine Bloch and is married to Michael Harter. Their tombstone was fixed as well which was a nice surprise to find a couple of years back when I visited. Hope you are having a nice Christmas......

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Dec 26, 2016 4:39 PM
Hans Gutlich
Guetlich families in the USA
Dear Katherine,

Thanks for your research on the American side of the Guetlich families.
As a worldwide researcher of my familyname Gütlich I will provide data of the German side of these families.

Kind regards,

Hans Gutlich
Added by Hans Gutlich on Dec 11, 2016 8:26 AM
RE: Edward Hiebler
Thanks. I had this info. It might have come from (years ago) a mutual descendent. I have him buried in St. Mary's. Section A 15. Raynor plot. Is this not correct?
Added by kkovalek on Dec 09, 2016 3:02 PM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
RE: Nichlas Bloch.
Hi Kathi....I know for certain that one is Sebastian Bloch. His grave was repaired and is in the same section as his father's.....I'll have to dig up my family history book. I did a lot early on with this group. But I remember that I couldn't find anything on his wife either.......But it's been a long time...

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Dec 09, 2016 2:33 PM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
Nichlas Bloch.
Hi Kathi...

Nicholas is indeed my 4th Great Grandfather. I've seen the Church records down at the family history library. I interpreted her name as Schmiedle at the time but it was so long ago. I haven't worked on this family for a long time. I wonder if she is buried nearby and her tombstone isn't visible above ground...

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Dec 06, 2016 4:14 PM
RE: Edward Hiebler
I was thinking it was the senior Frank you were talking about..the one with the big family stone. I had the picture of that. But thanks for pointing this out. The stone you found belongs to my great-great grandmother's (Anna Maria Raynor) who married George Sandel. That was a great find because there are probably many more like that and some probably buried also. You are doing yeoman's work. Thank you. I wish some of those stones would have revealed the home town in Alsace the Raynor's came from. None of the church records revealed it. The name was originally spelled Reiner.
Added by kkovalek on Dec 04, 2016 11:03 AM
Samuel McQuay
Thanks to you Katherine I finally found my great uncle Samuel McQuay. I’ve been looking him for years and he showed up in your update of the Lancaster Rural Cemetery.

Thanks again
Added by Jermc on Nov 27, 2016 9:17 PM
Barbara Jones
Phillip Bottelberger *child of
Find A Grave Memorial# 130352948

The children listed for Phillip Bottelberger are correct but missing is my great grandmother Mary Sally Bottelberger b 13 May 1860 in Lancaster NY and died 22 Nov 1915 in Schenectady NY. She was buried in Buffalo Cemetery on Pine Ridge and Genesee St. I have not found any information on her in Find A Grave. She was married to Frank Jacob Wolfe (usually known as Jacob) b 11 Oct 1864 in Buffalo and d 13 Apr 1956 in Schenectady NY. He was embarrassed that he was 4 years younger than his wife so he had his birth year inscribed as 1860 on the headstone when he buried his wife. I remember visiting him in Schenectady when I was a child as he died when I was 11 yrs old. I found his marriage record stating he was 18 at the time of his marriage and that his wife was 22. Also his SS records. Otherwise he lied on most everything else. (1900 census is almost totally wrong). I don't know how to add information so I am telling you in case you want to update his memorial.
Thank you so much for your dedication to keeping the link to our ancestors alive. I would not have know who my 3 gr grandparents were without your post.
Added by Barbara Jones on Nov 23, 2016 7:48 AM
carol fasc
St. Mary's
.This is the cemetery I found my son-in-law's gr-grandfather, Lucius Jones...He had divorced the grandmother only after being married a couple years (1920's) and could not find him on any records until I came across this headstone looking for a request...then got death date, then death cert. from town hall and finally able to name the next 2 generations after him...Still looking for the father, Irving Jones grave...Wife,Adeline Rice Jones's death cert. says 'burial in Marilla'...have checked the 3 cemeteries and can't find her either...So if by chance you come across any Jones names...I'll be watching for my green leaf hint on Ancestry!!

Added by carol fasc on Nov 20, 2016 5:52 AM
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