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John W. Van Dyke (#47060899)
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Bio Photo I retired in April 2005. I started doing genealogy in August 2005. It all started with my wife, Dianne,(Dianne E. Smith) and her interest. I've enjoy traveling to many cemeteries. Dianne would say, "My best friends were all cold". She passed away, November 12, 2007.

I have since married Bonnie (Snow) Johnson in 2009. I told her I would do my best NOT to let grass grow under her feet. Together, we enjoy "grave searching" for others as we can.

If you would like to use any photos I may have posted, all we ask if you give credit to us something like, "Photo courtesy of member #47060899".
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Fishkill Reformed Church, aka Dutch Reformed
Photos of all know stones, as well as lists of lost stones, moved stones,location maps, etc can be found on the church's website These photos will be better than any taken now, as they were taken 15-16 years ago, and, in some cases, were chalked, to facilitate reading the inscriptions. We no longer allow this. For further information, please contact me.

Antonia F. Houston Assistant Church Historian
Added by hjnytoni on Oct 20, 2016 3:58 PM
Hello Cousin!!
Greetings John, Wanted to say hello. I'm Julie Van Dyke, Jan Thomasse Van Dyke's, 10th Great Granddaughter. Just finished working through the family tree & your my 9th cousin, 2nd removed. My line runs down Achias Janse Van Dyke w. Jannetje Lamberts. Discovered you through Mary Dix Strong Van Dyke Find A Grave, seen your name & thought, "I wonder?". Thanks to your website, I was able to connect our relation. Your the first living cousin I've found on Find A Grave!! Ha! Please feel free to contact me, anytime. Thanks for your time, Jewels.
Added by JewelsNewLeaf on Oct 11, 2016 4:41 PM
Ray Henry
Capt Abiel Lovejoy
John, I'm curious as to why you created a memorial for Capt. Abiel Lovejoy at the Lovejoy cemetery in Albion?

From the research I have done, Capt. Abiel was buried in Sidney on his farm (near the Kennebec River).

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Ray Henry
Added by Ray Henry on Sep 28, 2016 8:24 AM
Beryl Meehan
Campbell, Wm
Find A Grave Memorial# 57622966
lists death as 11 July 1826

Is there any way you might find an age at death or a year of birth for him? Or a photo of the stone.

Numerous people think he is the same man who lived in Portland Maine but that is 190 or so miles away from this burial.

He maybe my ancestor or those other people who...

Thank You John, appreciate your time and efforts for FindaGrave. Beryl Meehan
Added by Beryl Meehan on Aug 29, 2016 8:34 PM
Walter Guptill
RE: Dennison Marker Photos
My pleasure, let me know if I can be of any further assistance. I'm regularly in the town offices, libraries and cemeteries of the midcoast area!

Added by Walter Guptill on Aug 09, 2016 7:25 AM
Jessica A Strickland
Fredrick Burrill abt 1816
Hi John my name is Jessica i live in Unity Maine, I saw you were looking for Fredrick Burrill 1816. I did not find his stone in the Pond cemetery. But the other day i was in the Webster cemetery and found a Betsy Burrill Wife of Benjamin Burrill Borne abt 1813 Died 1888.I dont know if thats of any interest to you but i figured id pass it along.I have only been through 1/2 of webster Cem. so i might find some more Burrill's ?
Added by Jessica A Strickland on Jul 19, 2016 4:58 PM
Stone Hunter Babe
RE: Photo Request
You are most welcome! I do my best. :~}
Added by Stone Hunter Babe on Jul 09, 2016 7:26 PM
Ben G
RE: Completed Photo Requests
I have fixed the problem with Mary Roberts. Thanks for the catch.
Added by Ben G on Jun 26, 2016 1:17 PM
Barb S
Mary Ella Houston
Memorial # 50433043 North Brewer Cemetery
Wrong Birth date.
Added by Barb S on May 25, 2016 2:24 PM
Barb S
Mary Houston
Birth date on stone is 1856 you have 1875
Added by Barb S on May 23, 2016 12:18 PM
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