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Nona Forrest (#46501243)
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Please do not contact me about fotos...I did not get a copyright for my walks in the cemetery...they may be used on your site. I actually find it hard to believe that anyone would get an actual copy right for these fotos...but I will let that go...

I think these names belong in a family name. So if you are related let me know.

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Karl P. Martinsen
Hello ms. Forrest,
My name is Fawn. I was wondering if you are related to Karl P. Martinsen. If you are please message me when you have the time. Thank you
Added by FAwn Barnes on Oct 12, 2016 6:46 PM
Shari Milks
RE: Pioneers Rest/Calvary
What you fail to realize is the old Catholic cemeteries were based on religion. Contact the cemetery office in Two Rivers and they will tell you their records sort the burials according to "garden", and still do as there are still some burials going into Pioneers Rest and Calvary.
The phone number is 920-793-5582.
Added by Shari Milks on Aug 21, 2016 7:12 PM
Nadene Berryhill
Hi Nona,

I saw your message saying you are a cousin to my dad, Tilden Edwin Berryhill. Curious how.

I' trying to find my father's nieces and nephews.

Added by Nadene Berryhill on Aug 21, 2016 4:10 PM
Shari Milks
Pioneers Rest/Calvary
What you don't seem to understand when I say that there are 2 cemeteries, is in the Catholic half (Calvary), non Catholics weren't allowed by the church to be buried on the hallowed ground there without special dispensation which were few and far between. Even a mixed marriage (Catholic/Protestant) couple, only the Catholic one could be buried there. The other one went into Pioneers Rest.
On the Pioneers Rest side, (Protestant side) as it was a public cemetery, anyone could be buried there, even a Catholic who wasn't allowed in the Catholic side.
Added by Shari Milks on Aug 16, 2016 9:00 AM
Educational material to allow you to "see" the correct information.
There are 2 cemeteries and not just one. PR is Pioneers Rest; CV is Calvary; FV is Forest View and HC is Holy Cross.
She can note that they are separated out according to where they are buried. The line dividing PR and CV is a straight row of trees that runs beside the bandstand there. That's how we know which cem. a person is buried in. PR and CV have been separate cems since their beginning. PR is the Protestant side and CV is the Catholic side, not just a way to control names, it's a way to locate a certain grave by its lot number. The two cems have different numbers.
Written by Jim who was the sexton at the Two Rivers cems. It explains a bit more.

No, the City of Two Rivers is not including a mystery novel here in this year's calendar.
Yet, there are many tales that could be told here in our City owned cemeteries. Buried
here are many of the hard working pioneers of Two Rivers. Most of them were "common folk"
with tales of many hardships as they picked up their roots and made their way to the "new

Early records are very incomplete and little is known on the cemeteries' beginnings. The
earliest known burial is that of Henry Stockwell, who died in 1847. there were people in
this area before that time, so it is possible that the cemetery was formed even before that.
Pioneers' Rest and Calvary Cemeteries make up the "old cemetery" as it is known by local
folk. Originally, there was an area of the "old cemetery" known as "Potter's Field." Here
persons who lived in the Town or City of Two Rivers had the right to a free burial. The
"new cemetery", Holy Cross and Forest View, were formed about 1909.

A tale of a sad tragedy happened October 28,, 1887, when the S.S. Vernon sank off the coast
of Two Rivers and all but one of the 40 persons aboard drowned. Eight sailors, who were never
identified, are buried in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. A monument was erected by the local people
in their memory, and in 1965 the Two Rivers Historical Society erected another marker including
more information.

One of the most well known landmarks in the cemeteries is the "Voshardt Mausoleum" which was
built in 1914. "A first-class piece of work in every respect" is what H.F. Voshardt of Chicago,
Illinois had commissioned Chas. G. Blake & Co. to construct. The mausoleum has a white
polished marble interior with sixteen entombments within, the surnames of: Voshardt,
Kahlenberg, and Mueller.

It was decided in 1923 that the City owned cemeteries needed names, so a contest was held.
The City Council choose the names from all entries and awarded $5.00 to Miss Minta Schneider,
daughter of Henry Schneider, Sexton, for her submission of "Forest View" and $5.00 was awarded
to Thomas Hayes, son of Alderman Hayes, for his submission of "Pioneers' Rest."

Originally, Calvary and Holy Cross Cemeteries were owned by The Catholic Cemetery Society of
Two Rivers. With permission granted by Bishop Paul Rohde, these cemeteries were turned over
to the City in 1929.

Because records were very poorly kept in the early days and vandalism of the old tombstones,
there are several "unknown" burials. Now with over 11,000 burials, The City of Two Rivers has
installed a computer in the Cemetery Office. All records will be entered and rechecked for
accuracy. Already, a couple of "unknown" graves have been identified by sorting through the
old books and records.

Year round the Cemetery Department consists of three full time employees and one part-time
secretary. To keep the grounds mowed, trimmed, and looking great, addition part-time people
are added during the warmer months.

We wish to invite you to take a walk through your City Cemeteries and see for yourself the
history that surrounds you and the beautifully kept grounds.
Added by Aavedt on Aug 14, 2016 7:59 AM
Karen Koonce
RE: Thank You
Thank you Nona for the reply. Ill check Galveston for more info. I'm not a family member just found an abandoned grave (lost under a bush) years ago and when I'm in Galveston I clean off her grave and leave flowers. I'd very much like to see a picture of her which has started me researching her family. So far I've yet to find any living relatives. I'll continue my search.
Thank you so much.
Added by Karen Koonce on Aug 13, 2016 8:57 AM
Karen Koonce
Thank You
Thank you for what you do and the time and patience it takes. I live in Okla but I've become attached to a grave in Galveston in the Lakeview cemetery so I was very happy and excited to see the grave listed. I'm amazed at how much info you had found on her. Could you suggest a way to find more info or pictures? Thank you so much you've made me very happy.
Added by Karen Koonce on Aug 12, 2016 8:52 AM
Brice Blair
J.H. "Johnie" Prince
J.H. "Johnie" Prince (#37908021) is my wife's great grandfather. I would greatly appreciate it if you would transfer his Findagrave memorial to me.
Brice Blair
Added by Brice Blair on Aug 11, 2016 8:40 AM
Suzanne McClendon
Howdy, Cousin!

James Gaines, Sr (Find A Grave Memorial# 9605858), your 7th great-grandfather is my 6th great-grandfather.

Nice to meet you here!

Have a blessed day.

Your sis in Christ, and cousin,
Suzanne Gunter McClendon
Added by Suzanne McClendon on Jul 27, 2016 1:37 AM
Collins Crapo
Mathew Worton
I created the original page for this guy in 2004; the memorial # is 9627250. The other page I did not know about until now; it was created in 2010 & the memorial # is 60712007. The e-mail address at which you can ask the admins to merge duplicate pages is You may send the request to that address if you wish; after all, this guy was your family, not mine.
Added by Collins Crapo on Jul 23, 2016 12:39 PM
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