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Carole Alden (#46518292)
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Bio Photo Thanks to a volunteer, I found my so many of my g grandparents. Thank you so much. My desire is to share stories, photos, and information as widely as possible so it will be preserved. A photo, story or memory sitting in a dust covered box that no one ever sees or forgets about isn't memorializing the lives of those we loved. I want to share, preserve memories, and celebrate the lives of all those who have taken life's journey before me.

Who is the lady in the middle who looks so much like me? It's taken me four scanners and one computer before I've figured out how to scan all these old family photos. Researching my family history has been much easier for me then figuring out how to deal with these pictures, as I'm not a "computer" person. I've had pictures fall apart in my hands and have had ink fade so the words that once were written are now lost. We must save these family treasures for those who follow us. Find A Grave is a wonderful, and easy way for us to do that. Feel free to use anything that I have contributed on this site.
Please contact me for additional information and pictures. I post on many Rootsweb message boards, try Calhoun Co., MI. Denver, CO. ect. My tree is at Baker/Alden
Carole Alden down from Rev. Nathan Baker1760-1836 with lots of extra SHATTUCK, thrown in. Additions and corrections are rejoiced over (please, include sources).
I asked Linda to explain this in over 60 English:
Go to a person on findagrave. Click on the virtual cemetery key. It comes up my virtual cemetery. At the top click on new. Name your cemetery. Do you want all of "Crown Hill" or all of "Alden" ? I've also seen all civil war soldiers. I do mine by family name that I have trees for. Is that enough? Then when you go to a memorial hit virtual cemetery key, X the cemetery you want a person connected to .
Then in tools, you can look at you virtual cemetery. I can see all my Leek connections. It does not have to be your memorial to be in your virtual cemetery.
Thanks, Linda

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Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Memorial# 13480231
Hi Carole
I've been meaning to write to you but then Find-A-Grave was down for a few days. I just happen to pass by the cemetery again (didn't have a camera, just a cell) and decided to give it one more try. Once I put more pieces together, I could clearly see part of an inscription, a "36" in the year of death and the age. The clincher was there was a "K" in the name but you can't see it in the picture.

The glare on the screen on my phone left me guessing as to what I was photographing. It wasn't until I got home and looked at it that I realized what was left of the name is cut off, but comparing it to the info in your memorial confirms beyond any doubt this is the right person. I could hardly believe it when I saw the inscription matched what you had written.

Next time I'm there, I'll make sure to get a better photo and notify you when I upload it. I'll also get the grave next to Nathan, which I'm guessing is that of Simeon, but there is nothing left of that stone. It is unfortunately nothing but a few jagged pieces of slate completely sheared off at ground level.

I haven't done anything as far as DAR/SAR as I believe the info has to come from descendants. I've got my hands pretty full transcribing a different cemetery right now otherwise I might be able to look into it, but I don't have the time right now.

Hopefully the pic is enough to prove this is really Nathan. I'll have another one uploaded showing the "K" in the name by months end :)


Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Jun 19, 2014 6:46 AM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: where is Ida?
Hi, Carole,
Yes, you are right! I love this sort of thing! Now, here is something else. Remember - thia is not my line - this is a small twig on my Eberhard tree! I do not have any more information beyond Jacob and Ida in my FTM program. But we can put these together:

Floyd S., s/o D and I
Rose, w/o of FS

John, s/o D and I

Keith, s/o D and I

These three boys, one with a wife, are definitely children of Jacob (Dayton) and Ida.

My original limited information came from the research of Mrs. Charles L. Langdon (Lena Hafer), Granddaughter of Jacob Dayton Hafer.

Now I see that she was right - she told me that Jacob's name was Dayton Jacob Hafer - not Jacob Dayton Hafer. He was going by his middle, not first name, and this shows up in the information about his three sons (all have s/o D and I). I will tell Pat that we need to change that on the Memorial. I changed it in my FTM program, and now I have changed it back!

Do you have a list of Jacob and Ida's children?

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Jun 10, 2014 11:57 AM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: cemetery pictures
Hi, Carole,
I have heard from the manager of Jacob Haver's Memorial, Patricia Niesz. Pat says that she has seen Jacob's stone and she believes Ida is buried with him. She will visit Crystal Cemetery at the end of the month and will look for Ida's stone and information. She can add her to Find a Grave, or I can do that for her. I have absolutely no reason to believe that Ida would be buried anywhere else, but never having been to the cemetery, I would not want to add her to the burial records without more information. Thank you for your help!

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Jun 10, 2014 8:14 AM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Ida Mary (Stailey/Staley) Hafer
Hi, Carole,
Thank you for responding. I have written to Patricia Niesz about this matter, seeing that she is the manager of Jacob Dayton Hafer's Memorial page. Maybe she has been to Crystal Cemetery and can help out. Ida Mary was certainly represented in the pictures. She is the oldest of the family of eight children and the only child to live outside of St. Joseph Co., MI. Five children are buried at Lakeside Cemetery, Colon, St. Joseph Co., MI, and two infants are buried with the parents at South Colon Cemetery. I do not know anyone in this family personally. I am distantly related through the Eberhard family. Ida Mary's mother, Catherine (Eberhard) Staley (the spelling used by her generation) would be a niece to my great-great-great-great-grandfather, David Eberhard, a brother of Catherine's father, John E. Eberhard. David did not settle is Colon. He and his family settled in Newberg Township, Cass Co., MI, and all are buried at Poe Cemetery there.

Thank you again.

Sandra Elizabeth Miller

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Jun 08, 2014 8:46 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Ida Mary (Stailey/Staley) Hafer
Hi, Carole,
Do you have any idea why the wife of Jacob Dayton Hafer, Ida Mary (Stailey) Hafer, is not listed by Find a Grave at Crystal Cemetery, Crystal Twp., Montcalm Co., MI? The pictures you have furnished for Jacob are wonderful, and include such a nice one of Ida Mary. I have been working on the Staileys at South Colon Cemetery,St. Joseph Co.MI, and have entered her parents there. The family name was originally spelled Staley. Her parents are Andrew A. and Catherine (Eberhard) Staley, but I bet you already knew that!

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
An Eberhard Descendant
Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Jun 05, 2014 8:18 PM
RE: 19164182
Thanks, yes, feel free to use it as long as it is personal and non-commercial. I would appreciate that.
Added by Roibeard53 on Apr 30, 2014 4:02 PM
Richard Catena
RE: # 35774926
You are more than welcome to use the photos on Ancestry, and if I can be of any further help let me know.
Added by Richard Catena on Apr 30, 2014 3:03 PM
Byrl Bowman
RE: Thank you
Use the pic if you so desire.......
Added by Byrl Bowman on Apr 30, 2014 7:59 AM
Tru Calling
RE: Hi cousin
I did not realize that we will need to take a look soon to see who tree you are from. one of use are from the hill line and the other is from the Morehouse line this is how we are linked to some other are in-laws but they seem to have the most info that you will find good luck on your search for your history we will be in touch with you soon. we soon will have a family reuion but it want be for a while.
Added by Tru Calling on Apr 29, 2014 6:19 PM
RE: # 29498729
Hi Carole,
Yes, if you believe him to be the same Daniel, feel free to use my photo. Barbara
Added by Barbara on Apr 27, 2014 12:59 PM
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