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cataholic4ever (#46531689)
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Since 2009 I have been working on preserving the Greenwood Cemetery. I started out taking care of a few family members there and then found more and more. I am related somehow to almost 1/2 of the cemetery.

I have been going through the cemetery stone by stone trying to physically place all the graves. I'm also trying to add names to the stones that are unreadable, which is very very hard! Sometimes I find a stone which just says mother or father even

I have been going through obituaries, church records, cemetery books, county birth records, funeral home records, and death records just trying to make sure every one is found and taken care of.

If you are within the FAG guidelines I will GLADLY transfer too.

The Greenwood cemetery is done. There maybe the occasional found ancestor in the obits or death certs, but all the photos (Except for recent burials like 2013 to 1016) have been taken of every stone I could find.

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Miles Botteicher
Based on the 3 entries on Find A Grave for Miles Botteicher, at this point I have to believe that they're 3 different people.

In addition to the entry you made in Greenwood Cemetery, the following 2 have obituaries attached to them, which, unless we're missing something, would seem to indicate 2 people. However, it is interesting to note that Anna's maiden name was Gerhardt, so perhaps that is why the one obituary is listed that way.

The entry you made lists Miles dying as an adult, so that must be another person.

Here are the obits:

Altoona Tribune
Dec 5, 1902

Miles Emile, aged 8 months, son of D.C.(sic) and Annie Botteicher, died of pneumonia yesterday at the residence of the parents, 1106 Fourth avenue. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon, interment in Oak Ridge cemetery

The Lewistown Sentinel

Miles Gerhardt Bottecher infant son of S. C. and Anna Bottecher, died at the home of his parents, 1106 Fourth Avenue at 6:50 Wednesday evening of a complication of diseases aged 7 months and 23 days. Funeral was held at 3 this afternoon; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, PA.

You're right - could be just one infant and since the obits were in 2 different papers, that is where part of the confusion would be.

More mystery! Thanks,
Added by Grandma on Jan 12, 2017 11:55 AM
Miles Botteicher
Many thanks for the obituary for Miles Emile Botteicher. The home addresses for the parents match the obituary for Miles Gerhardt Botteicher, so perhaps we are looking at twins. Now to find the date of the newspaper obituary for Miles Gerhardt Botteicher.

Then to figure out the Miles Gerhart Botteicher who was an adult when he died!!!

Thank you so much for all of your hard work! I do appreciate it.

Added by Grandma on Jan 10, 2017 2:05 PM
Miles Botteicher
You mentioned locating the obituary in the newspaper - I have noted the obituary but found it with no date. What date did you find for it?

Added by Grandma on Jan 10, 2017 9:35 AM
Miles Botteicher
I'm wondering now if Miles Emile and Miles Gerhardt were twins. Miles Emile was 8 months old per memorial 20897412 creator. Miles Gerhardt was
7 months and 23 days old when he died. The only issue - the birthdate doesn't make a lot of sense. This sure is a mystery!


Added by Grandma on Jan 10, 2017 9:31 AM
Miles Emile Bottchier

is listed in the Oak Ridge cemetery records as having died 12/3/1902 age 8 months. Section E Lot 42 1/2
Added by Kat on Jan 10, 2017 9:17 AM
Douglas Bedient
RE: Minnie Sofia Peterson Wait
Sorry for the long delay. Your message was in with other items from find a grave.

My mother was Madeline Wait. You may know that Minnie SP Wait and John Wait had a large family. Gladys, Edward, Elna, Frankie, Ruth, Albert, Vera, and Herbert were Madeline's siblings.

Anyway, if you have questions about them I may have some materials that would provide answers. Doug
Added by Douglas Bedient on Jan 06, 2017 4:49 PM
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Merry Christmas also Thanks you very much
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