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Bill VanStone (#47600223)
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Bio Photo I have identified many VanStone and Hey relatives, going back a few centuries. Many of the VanStones are in Mt. Albion, and a great number of Heys are in United German and French Cemetery, but I hope to find as many sites as I can wherever they might be, as well as sites of relatives connected to the VanStone and Hey families.

I'm interested in any VanStone or Hey memorial anywhere in the United States or abroad, especially England and Germany.

I'd be happy to take pics for anyone. I get the requests regularly, but usually don't claim the requests until I'm sure I can find the spot. Any requests that have a Section and/or Plot number of the cemetery move to the head of the line for me. Try calling the cemetery first and ask for the location. Putting that in the request always speeds up the process for everyone.
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Audra Springer
Messner graves in United German Cemetery
I sent an email to Virginia Brison with an attachment of my notes regarding the Messner family burials. I assume you are somehow related to Virginia? I don't have your email. I would be happy to send it directly to you though. The cemetery is going to pull detailed files on 6 people buried with Victor Messner for me. But, in the meantime, I have been researching the others buried there to discover their connection to the family.
Added by Audra Springer on Aug 27, 2015 4:18 PM
Audra Springer
RE: Messner graves in United German Cemetery
How exciting that we have a Messner connection! I do not know how to read old German, and I do not have the International membership on Ancestry. So I pretty much stop when they immigrate. I have an account on Ancestry and I did my DNA through there as well (although we might be too distant for it to show up). My line is through John Harry Messner and Philbena Fisher's daughter, Rose. I have my tree on Ancestry, it is called Pettit/Scruggs Family Tree.

I have not heard back from the cemetery. Which is disappointing. She seemed very willing to help, so I'm hoping she is just busy, but won't forget me. She sent me a list of Messner's buried there and I told her those that I knew were related, and how.

Look me up, and keep me in mind.

Added by Audra Springer on Jun 27, 2015 9:14 PM
Audra Springer
Messner graves in United German Cemetery
I have been in touch via email with a lady at the Mount Cavalry Cemetery who is looking into burial records for me regarding the Messner family. You posted my ancestor, John Harry Messner, and his family (Memorial# 79174325). The lady has found his father, Victor. She says he is there, in the United German and French Cemetery, lot 47, Sect LL. He died 1/28/1926. I am asking her to look into more info. Perhaps we can find Victor's wife/wives, or parents. I know his mom was Veronica. Hopefully there might be a tombstone found, if it still exists. Anyway, I wanted you to know, so you could add John's father, Victor. Victor was born 1842. One record said Sept 1842. His death record from the cemetery says he was 83 years old (so that would be 1926-83=1843). He attended St. Ann Church according to the cemetery record, which matches some newspaper articles I found. Victor's other son, Alois, is also buried in the cemetery, along with Alois' wife, Ida D. (nee Hegar). There is also a Stephen buried there, which may, or may not be his other son. He did have a son by that name, but I'm not confirmed it's the right guy. Thank you, Audra (Fresno, CA)
Added by Audra Springer on Jun 21, 2015 12:22 AM
Hi Bill,
I noticed that you had taken photos at Mount View Cemetery. Amos and Jane Pyle and their son Lyman is buried there. Their son Hiram is buried at Oak Lawn. I am trying to locate where Amos and Jan's son Emmet F. Pyle and his wife and daughter are buried. They both died in Milan,Michigan, but records indicate they were buried in Niagara County,New York. Emmet Flemming Pyle was a doctor in Milan,Michigan. If you have any leads you could point me to I would appreciate it. Would you know if there is a website indicating the names at Mount View and Oak Lawn? Thanks for your help.
Added by rootskeeper on Jun 15, 2015 7:55 AM
Michael Maranda
Thank you!
Added by Michael Maranda on Jun 10, 2015 6:26 PM
My Gandpa
Hi again Bill,

This is my grandfather (112707826) in Kenmore NY. Would you transfer it to me for upkeep? Thank you so much for doing this.

John Boutet
Added by jboutet on Jun 06, 2015 7:23 PM
My Grandma

Thank you so much for posting my grandmothers grave in Kenmore NY (112707826). Would you mind transferring it to me to upkeep? I would appreciate it very much. Thanks again!!

John Boutet
Added by jboutet on Jun 06, 2015 7:22 PM
Cindy (Seifert) Cooper Abelson
Thank You for the Picture.
Added by Cindy (Seifert) Cooper Ab... on May 26, 2015 7:26 AM
Janice Hollandsworth
Alfred Jurek
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo request for me. I appreciate it greatly.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on May 23, 2015 12:40 PM
Ev Janish
RE: Simon Lehner
Hi Bill, Just transfer the site to me & I will add the Bio. I just added he brother, because I had the wrong Charles Lehner.

Thank you for your quick reply.

Have a great weekend.

Ev Janish
Added by Ev Janish on May 17, 2015 7:07 AM
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