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Bio Photo Some tough nuts to crack, cracked by a cracked nut who got through them with a little help (or sometimes a lot) from friends and correspondents:


John Augustus Baum (1840-1842)
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York
Dates legible, but names chiseled off completely. It actually proved possible to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty why it was that the names had been chiseled away.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102227281

Frederick Biehler (1853-1889)
Fisher Cemetery (St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery), Bethlehem, New York
An obituary used a name for this Albany patrolman's cemetery that's a name nobody today knew at all; once identified, the headstone could not be found except by process of elimination with reference to the church's records. Killed in the line of duty, yet his name isn't included on the NYS Police Officers Memorial as it should be; only the Albany Police can submit his name, yet the Chief evidently doesn't care to do so.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105016630

Joel Covington, Sr (1830-1911)
Hebron Cemetery, Clio, South Carolina
It's not every day one can fulfill a photo request for a picture of the person (rather than of the headstone) with a picture of the person standing by his own headstone.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=35582962&PIpi=90462806

James Harty (1835-1853) A headstone, most of the inscription crumbled away to dust, though with "Lafayette Engine Co. No. X" still showing. It still proved possible to identify the deceased even without a legible name or date. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116765809

Millie Levy (1887-1888)
Beth Emeth Cemetery, Bethlehem, New York
A name only inscribed; no dates. It turned out she's the granddaughter of a Rabbi.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101854871

Emil "Soup Greens" Siefert (d. 1896)
Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Allegedly his grave is marked just by parsley! If it's unmarked today, see if you can plant some soup greens for him?
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104324286

Charles Smith (1821-1875)
Beth Emeth Cemetery, Bethlehem, New York
Almost entirely illegible due to wear, discoloration, and biological growths.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101413721

Helen Lowray Snow (1842-1845) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102774270. The photo and linked story are both poetically apropos, I hope.

Laura Wise (1847-1849)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103839199 No recognizable headstone, location of grave unknown, no burial records. Cracked - but not quite solved.


Does NYS Governor Frank Swett Black (1843-1913) have no monument at all?

Where are headstones or monuments (if any) for Cornelius Jacobsen May, Willem Verhulst, Peter Minuit, Sebastiaen Jansen Krol, Wouter van Twiller, Willem Kieft, Francis Lovelace, Anthony Colve, Edmund Andros, Anthony Brockholls, Thomas Dongan, Francis Nicholson, Jacob Sloughter, Richard Ingoldesby, Benjamin Fletcher, Richard Coote, John Nanfan, Edward Hyde, John Lovelace, Gerardus Beekman, Robert Hunter, William Burnet, John Montgomerie, Rip Van Dam, William Cosby, George Clinton, Danvers Osborn, Henry Moore, James Robertson, and Andrew Elliot?
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Grace, Peace and Love, Karen
RE: Marshall Thomas Burton (1858-1938)
Hello, sir - I just read your message regarding my great-grandfather, Marshall T. Burton. I assume Mrs. Simpson was his first wife as he married Amelia Frederick (of the Frederick Funeral Home family in Albany) and bore two children. My grandmother was born in 1908 and her brother lived a few months after her mother passed in childbirth circa 1913. Do you know where his first wife is buried? She did leave the home at 678 Myrtle Ave., Albany to my g-grandfather and it was in my family for four generations. I would be curious to know more about her. Thank you so very much, Karen.
Added by Grace, Peace and Love, Ka... on Aug 17, 2014 9:11 PM
Mark Fonda
Peter Fonda
Thanks for the obits on Peter Fonda of Troy!
Added by Mark Fonda on Aug 11, 2014 7:57 PM
Starr Herscovitch
S. Freund & C.Friend
THANK YOU very much! Much appreciated!
Starr
Added by Starr Herscovitch on Jul 09, 2014 4:41 PM
Starr Herscovitch
Seligman Freund & Caroline Friend
Would you please transfer management to me of both Seligman Freund and Caroline Friend's pages.

I would greatly appreciate it as they are my great grandparents.

Many thanks!!!
Starr
Added by Starr Herscovitch on Jul 09, 2014 4:34 PM
M. Henningson Wroten
RE: Willard Duane Muckle
Thanks so much!
Added by M. Henningson Wroten on Jul 09, 2014 10:44 AM
Linda Carlson
RE: William W Brown, Old Mount Ida Cemetery
Thanks for your information. I just need to keep looking.
Added by Linda Carlson on Jul 04, 2014 4:07 PM
Linda Carlson
William W Brown, Old Mount Ida Cemetery
Nice clear picture of the grave. Would you know any other information about William W Brown (1820-1892)? Was he from New York? Could he have been from Kentucky? He served in the Civil War. Does he have a connection to Sarah J Brown, also buried there (1858-1902)?

I am running out of leads. I thought this might be what I have been looking for. Any help would be appreciated. William W would have been mt g,g, grandfather,

Thanks,

Linda Brown Carlson
Added by Linda Carlson on Jul 03, 2014 6:21 PM
Zella
RE: Dr. Elijah and Mercy Mann Hanchett
Sorry - I was thinking that Mary was the wife, not the daughter.
Added by Zella on Jun 26, 2014 8:31 PM
Zella
RE: Dr. Elijah and Mercy Mann Hanchett
Thanks for the link. Wow - if she was still writing to him in 1826 it sounds like he really might have been a bigamist. :O :)
Added by Zella on Jun 26, 2014 6:01 PM
Zella
RE: Dr. Elijah and Mercy Mann Hanchett
Thanks for clearing that up. I was looking at the early census and could find only one Elijah Hanchett, and the record matched the one who came to Akron. I was beginning to wonder if he was a bigamist... You may want to put that info in the bio for Mercy; otherwise it looks really confusing. Thanks,

Zella
Added by Zella on Jun 25, 2014 7:38 PM
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