RE: Helen Latimer These records were taken from the Return Reports to the City Clerk on burials in Elmwood Cemetery. The originals are in the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library.
RE: Cornwall Thanks. Yes, the WPA left us some great cultural information we might otherwise have lost to all time.
Many hours have been spent this year creating memorials for any Hale transcriptions from Milford Cemetery that had not yet been added. Between us, Alycia K and I have added about 3,000. Alycia and Gracie Ann Matisyn have been snapping lots of photos as well.
It's great when that effort is taken the next step by researchers like yourself who are able to added additional detail. And it's always great when a family member finds a memorial they've been looking for.
I have not heard of any indigenous ancestors in New York, but that sounds fascinating. I will look up Brandt to learn more. Following is a thumbnail of what I have been able to cobble together on the Switzers. There are some Cornell/Cornwall et alii on the Switzer forum if you follow the surname link at http://www.switzergenealogy.com.
Peter and Anna Marie (Guier) Switzer were both born in 1730 in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick, to parents who emigrated to Ireland (by way of London) from what would become Germany. So many refugees like themselves accepted the English government's offer of refuge, that shortly after arriving in London many were shipped out elsewhere, including British colonies. My ancestors were sent to Ireland (presumably to dilute the Catholic population). Peter and Anna then emigrated to New York (about 1750s) with their young family, including my 3rd great grandmother Agnes. I don't know, but speculate that their parents having been given refuge by the English may have inspired their loyalty during the revolution. Anna went to Ontario (I believe to the part that was once called Ernestown Township) with family ahead of Peter, who stayed in Cambridge, New York until the war had ended. Their daughter Agnes remained in Cambridge with her husband John Green (my 3g'gf) who fought with the Albany County Militia. John's parents Thomas and Sarah emigrated to Cambridge from Northern Ireland.
Peter's sister Margaret was the wife of Philip Embury (37438225) another member fo the group that emigrated from Ireland, who was effectively the first Methodist minister in the U.S. There is a good bio on his page.
Cornwall Hi. I processed the edits you sent and wanted to know if you would like me to transfer any of the Cornwall memorials I would be happy to do so. While we are all cousins somehow, I don't know any Cornwall connection at the moment, although some of my Switzer ancestors were Loyalists who went to Ontario after the revolution. All the best. Greenie.
I received you suggestions regarding John Cornell. I am not a Cornell family researcher and you are and seem to be actively working on the line. For those reasons, I will transfer management of this memorial over to you.
The info was sent as an edit (I wish I was smart enough to search edits rather than scroll through!) by a Kenyon family researcher- Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. (#47005688). The Cornells are buried with the Kenyons, in fact the cemetery is sometimes called "Kenyon" as it was their family burial ground on their farm before it was expanded into an "association" cemetery. I didn't really question the edit and I assume Marilyn would have the info you need.
I have many Cornell relatives that start with Philip G Cornell, B 22 Sept, 1832 in Parma, Monroe NY and died in Oswego, Oswego, NY 25 Nov, 1909. Philip married my G-Great grandmother's sister Sarah Spencer. Philip fought in the CW, a member of the 8th NY heavy artillery. This unit was posted in Baltimore, and until the disastrous battle of Cold Harbor, they guarded the Armory there. Philip, being older, moved his wife and children to Baltimore during the war and they remained there until the late 1880's, when they returned to western NY. Philip's parents are unknown to me, might you have an idea who they were?
Good luck with Susannah! and let me know if I need to make edits.