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Alan and Mary Van Dyke (#47395800)
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Bio Photo We believe our ancestors want to be found, as much as we want to find them.

We have photographs of all the headstones in The Abbey Cemetery, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland, as well as, a complete copy of the "Register of Internments of The Abbey Cemetery", and are in the process of uploading them all. (July 2011)

We have photographs of all the headstones in the Hickman Cemetery and the Holland Cemetery, Lancster County, Nebraska. We also have been given permission to photograph the complete Internment Register for the Holland Cemetery, and will be uploading all of the above soon. (September 2011) Project completed January 2012.

All photos we posted are yours to have and share! We found many of our relatives on FAG, that we never would have found on other sites, so we want to 'give back' by volunteeing our photos. We hope you find your 'grandpa', too. FAG is an excellent way for people to help people find their relatives.

April 14, 2012: The message from Jeanine will be left up. I have a rather lengthy reply, but invite others to view the 2 memorials in question and comment at will: Herbert Fehr #83536480 and Ferdinand Fehr #83536479. In a nut-shell, the boys died 129 years ago, as infants, and there ARE no biographies loaded.
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RE: Samuel Winslow #59181273
Dear Mary Van Dyke,

Thank you for asking me. I give you the permission to use any of my pictures. I appreciate the use of captions.

Good luck with this awesome project!

Added by JBL on Aug 22, 2016 12:42 PM
Alone but not Forgotten
I found out about it from transcribing death certificates and inquest documents for Familysearch. Unfortunately, I don't have access to these anymore. If you order the death cert it might give you the information - there was probably more to it, such as names of parents and possibly an address. Good luck and I'm glad I got you a clue!
Added by Alone but not Forgotten on Aug 22, 2016 8:24 AM
Martha Hallett
I also added photos for the grave next to him on the same lot who I believe are his parents Leo P and Margaret E obrien.
Added by Martha Hallett on Jul 11, 2016 3:40 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Martha Bradley #81441313
In my own cemetery notes from the early 1990s, Martha's immediate neighbors are Anastasia Keenan (d. Aug. 20, 1934, aged 17y) and Charles Bradley, d. Aug 6, 1855, aged 60y & 7m). That's just from the order in my notebook. I can't guarantee that they are in the same row, or even elbow-to-elbow. That's just the order in which I wrote down the names and dates.

As for Martha in Kittell's notes being the same one as in the cemetery, there's nothing to say that she isn't. Remember, Father Kittell just assembled notes from hither and yon to explain the backgrounds of people who became Loretto parishioners. In his notes he also has people who died elsewhere in the area, and were never buried at Loretto, but who started out there. It's a pity he never sourced anything, as he was a very scholarly man.

As for the William Bradley who died in 1849, Kittell includes no extra details on parents or wife.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 02, 2016 9:08 AM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Martha Bradley #81441313
Father Ferdinand Kittell was pastor of the Loretto from ca. 1890 until his death in the 1920s. He compiled his own list of Loretto families, without sourcing any of the data. Much of it comes from the Loretto BMD records, but one must conclude that a lot of of it was heresay, based on the testimony of his oldest parishioners.

For Martha in the cemetery notes, he says merely that she was the daughter of "William" (no mother's name). From his baptismal notes, he says that a Martha Bradley was born in 1826, d/o William Bradley & Rosanna McMonigle.

Does this ring any bells?

Father Albert Ledoux
Gallitzin, PA
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jul 02, 2016 8:10 AM
Abbey Cemetery, Ireland
I am very impressed with the wonderful job you did with this cemetery. At present, I didn't find any of my relatives there but think you did an excellent job with all of the memorials.
Added by Joan on Jun 28, 2016 2:38 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Mary Bradley #130062190
That would be quite acceptable!
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jun 27, 2016 12:17 PM
Mary E P
RE: Jennie Clark #83808953
Hello Alan & Mary Van Dyke. Turns out, she is not our Jennie Clark. Nothing like responding "quickly", to your message of Nov 2015! Sorry, I hardly ck my messages, not computer savvy, I'm from the "Old School", letter writing!

Thanks for your efforts, I'm sure they were not wasted on Her Family, looking for her. I did finally find our Jennie Ckark, but she'd remarried, that was the problem..

Mary E P 47079221
Added by Mary E P on May 20, 2016 6:16 PM
John Henry Photo Request
If you can get the actual plot number from St. Agnes cemetery I will check the map in the main office and take another look for him. Sect. 31 is on the side of a hill, parts are overgrown with trees, and many in-ground markers have sunk or been silted over with mud. Would help if I can narrow down where to look. His is such a sad story I would like to find his stone if there is one. Thanks, MK
Added by MK on Apr 14, 2016 8:59 AM
peter schoenberg
Elizabeth Wedge Hamley
Elizabeth is my 3rd great grandmother. As memory serves me i believe that when i took this over there was only minimal info. and date. I list her death as Abt 1860 in my Lewis-Thompson F T 2010 at Ancestry. Some day i'll make it to Rockford's county records to search more.
Added by peter schoenberg on Mar 01, 2016 3:37 PM
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