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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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NY927
RE: Emma LeDoux
Hey, Dean
I have one question maybe you can help me with since Im new at this.
Ive seen the term “Unmarked grave” does that mean the plot has no
Marker at all? Or the marker has no inscription?

Thanks for your time,
-Ed

Added by NY927 on May 27, 2015 11:41 AM
NY927
RE: Emma LeDoux
Hey Dean,
Thanks for the welcome letter. Your question as to where does Emma fit in was a good question.
Made me think as to why I picked her as Im not a family member or connected to her in any way.

But I found the story behind her compelling and after reading as much as I could on her found Emma herself to be very interesting.
So much so that if I had 5 dinner guests from US. History. I think I would have to add her. Add to that her Unmarked grave that I find very poignant.

Also I have an interest in lost of forgotten graves. I’ve gone to Greenwood cemetery in Brooklyn several time, and several
On north shore of Long Island, one in Muttontown. Small cemetery dates back to 1816 that has several Civil War vets. And
Just spent this past Sat. morning placing flags at U.S. National Cemetery at Pinelawn (Long Island). So my interest is on several fronts.

Given what you do. I would like to recommend a book I found very interesting:
HERE IS WHERE (America’s Great Forgotten History) By- Andrew Carroll… The chapter on forgotten and misplaced graves is really interesting.

Sorry for the long winded answer but your question made me really think…Why Emma?

All the best,
-Ed
Added by NY927 on May 26, 2015 8:36 AM
R. Jeanne Moran
RE: Stramler
Hello Dean: No, I am not related. I am doing the history of Mrs. Stramler's father's family and trying to link his children. Her grandfather was George W. Dunham, late of California, and her great-grandfather was David Dunham, late of Iowa. I just like to see families connected! Best regards, Jeanne
Added by R. Jeanne Moran on May 22, 2015 9:59 AM
CatsRule
Oletta Mae Oliver
Dean, I would like to maintain Leta's web site. She was my mother in law for 31 years, since I was 17. Thank you Audrey My number is 46934099
Added by CatsRule on May 12, 2015 5:50 PM
47730809
re: Hirst family
Hello Mr. Hirst,

Hi! Hope this finds you well. I have a question but will apologize in advance for the lengthy explanation that leads up to it.

First, I saw that you have taken a cemetery photo of West Laurel Hill Cemetery. It just so happens that I found an Amanda France interred there along with her husband, Edward W. and son Alva.

Amanda's maiden name was Burhouse, but her mother was Emma Hirst, daughter of Amos and Ann Hirst. Her death certificate notes that she was b. 8/26/1830 England and d. 4/19/1914 in Philadelphia. The W. Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910 show that she was baptized on 4/3/1831. The DC has the burial place as Norristown.

I believe Emma's husband, James Burhouse, died before 1900, as Emma was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Edward France, in the 1900 US Census.

When I look for cemeteries in Norristown, I see Montgomery Cemetery and Riverside. However, I also noticed that James and Emma Burhouse's son, Alfred Burhouse, is buried at Montgomery Cemetery.

I am trying to determine where James and Emma (Hirst) Burhouse were buried. I did not find them on findagrave but wondered if perhaps they are buried at Montgomery Cemetery since their son Alfred is.

I was not sure if you were aware of Emma Hirst, or if you know the Norristown area or either cemetery. It looks like the Montgomery Cemetery will assist someone in finding/locating a family member interred there, but I am also not related.

It appears my 2nd great-grandfather lived with that family briefly when he immigrated from England to America. I can only guess he knew them before leaving but am trying to trace their histories.

Any thoughts on where Emma Hirst Burhouse might be buried if her DC indicates Norristown?

Many thanks for reading this. Any thoughts or comments would be helpful. Thanks, and thank you for all you do for Find-A-Grave.
Added by 47730809 on Apr 14, 2015 12:21 PM
Barbara Wineinger
Frederick Ferdinand Weed
Fred was originally buried in 498-2. The family bought 4 plots (1-4) and buried him there in 1913.
According to cemetery books his wife Eva Gaddie Weed was given the deeds to those plots. Then Eva remarried sometime before 1938. Eva's mother died in 1938. Sometime after her death the Weed, Schultz and Gaddie crypt was built. Mother Lucinda Gaddie was interned here in 1086 - 4. Fred was moved from 498-2 in 1940 and re interned in 1086-3. Eva's 2nd husband William John Schultz died in 1945 and was interned in 1086-5. When Eva died in 1946she was interned in 1086-2.
Jose told me that he would check the plate on Fred's crypt for his death date.
This all came to lite when I was contacted by a Confederate veterans group in Missouri who wanted to place a marker on his unmarked grave. They wanted to know if there were any living relatives.
Fred had 2 children, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. So there is a possibility
that someone is still living.
Added by Barbara Wineinger on Jan 30, 2015 5:29 PM
Karen G. Hill
Zula R BERRY Witcher # 136660682
Hi Dean,
Saw the photo that you took of her headstone, by any chance was there a Elmer Kenneth Witcher buried next to her. He is her husband. Thank you for the photo, going to use on my Ancestry.com tree, I will add a message of the photo coming from you.
Thank you once again, Karen
Added by Karen G. Hill on Jan 11, 2015 9:22 AM
Alan Gordon
RE: Isaac Wetherell
Hi Dean,

Feel free to use the pic any way you want.

Merry Christmas!
Added by Alan Gordon on Dec 25, 2014 6:41 AM
Alan Gordon
RE: Isaac Wetherell
Hi Dean,

I added Isaac's wife, Susan later. I did't see any others, but I'll be back to Proprietor's within a couple of weeks, and I'll check for you.

Alan
Added by Alan Gordon on Dec 25, 2014 6:40 AM
Joyce Snell
Seibert surname
Thanks for reply. I have birth/death info on Boettler but he does not seem to be listed on Find A Grave. Do you know where he is buried and anything about their daughter, Pamela. June and Boettler divorced in 1976 and he died 3 years later. That is all the info.
Added by Joyce Snell on Oct 30, 2014 3:08 PM
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