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Beicke (Buffalo, NY)
Bremer (Buffalo, NY)
Lochte (Buffalo, NY)
Morlock (Buffalo, NY)
Urtel (Buffalo, NY)
Radtke (Buffalo, NY)
Murphy (Medina, NY)
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Kwasniak (NYC & New Britain, CT)
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|tofftroy||Watervliet cemetery near Fenimore Trace?|
Any idea what the cemetery mentioned in the linked article was? I don't think I've yet seen mention of it anywhere else.
"Watervliet Boy Finds Some Bones." Times Record [Troy, NY]. July 14, 1973: 7.
Added by tofftroy on Jun 24, 2014 9:10 PM
|tofftroy||RE: Crescent Union Cemetery|
Could be. The map appears to show some bridges over a creek - I didn't go that far into the woods to see if there's any sign of them. The land back there seemed to drop off from the main section of the cemetery quite a bit. It might've been challenging to develop. I doubt if the 900+ bodies were spread over the whole area.
Added by tofftroy on Jun 24, 2014 9:03 PM
|tofftroy||Crescent Union Cemetery|
Were the plots and roads actually laid out for the Cohoes part, or was that just a proposal I wonder? What's the significance of Section A 5, 6, 8, 10 being white - did Cohoes not buy those?
"The cemetery committee reported that it had caused to be removed 981 bodies from the old city cemetery; that 949 had been reinterred at Crescent, thirteen at Oakwood, twelve at Waterford and seven at Albany Rural. The cost of removal was $2,044.45. There are still three bodies in the old plat. The report was accepted."
"The Old Cemetery." Troy Daily Times. February 17, 1897: 4 col 4.
"My search for information has shown that ultimately 981 bodies were exhumed and 3 left behind. Of the 981, 40 could be identified. Of that 40, 13 went to Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, 12 to Waterford Rural Cemetery, 7 to Albany Rural Cemetery and 8 to Union Cemetery in Crescent. It has to be my assumption then that 941 bodies were given a mass burial in the Crescent cemetery.
"As a postscript, and to compound this depressing tale, in 1968 the Union Cemetery Board of Trustees notified Mayor James McDonald that the City of Cohoes was behind in the payment of their annual upkeep annuity of twenty-two dollars for minimal maintenance. The City had been negligent since 1952. The Mayor's response was: 'I can't see why we should pay this money annually when we aren't getting any use of it.'
"Today those hallowed grounds are a forgotten disgrace."
Lipka, Walter. "The Old Cohoes Burying Ground." Spindle City Historic Society Newsletter. 9(4). Winter 2006. 1, 8. http://www.spindlecity.net/NewsLetters/2006-4-Winter.pdf
"Tom Ballard, President of Union Cemetery in Crescent stated that the City of Cohoes owns about an acre and half adjacent to Union Cemetery, which is not being maintained. Asking at this time to have someone clean up the area."
Cohoes Common Council Proceedings. July 24, 2007. http://www.cohoes.com/Cit-e-Access/towncouncil/index.cfm?tid=34&tpid=6356&mid=8879&view=M&Print=1
"we live in one of the houses very near the [Cohoes West End] park. One day a few years back I was doing some landscaping in the back yard. I was removing an old slate walk way and replacing it with grass when I unearthed a very old headstone and then a second headstone shortly after. The stones had once marked the graves of 2 small children, one 5yrs and one 21 months.
"Curious as to whether we resided on an old cemetery, we contacted our local historian. What we found out was quite an amazing story. This park, known as West End Park, in 1846 was the Cohoes Company Cemetery!"
The Neumanns. "Have a Blast!" Geocaching. November 23, 2009.
Added by tofftroy on Jun 16, 2014 11:27 AM
|Carol Werner||RE: Lois Rix|
The stone was engraved with the incorrect year. The executrix said the person adding the date to the stone made the error and was going to call him to fix it. I'm not sure if the year can be changed from 2009 to 2008 on the stone or if a whole new stone would have to be done. It is still not fixed. The date was carved with the year my mother was buried, not the date she died. Her body had gone to the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY after her death to be used for scientific research, and that's why she was buried a year later.
If you need to verify the date of death as 2008, you can look for the name Lois T. Rix on the Social Security Death Index on Ancestry.com
Thank you for your help.
Dan. Could you tell me what year Durkee did the transcriptions for the above?
|Basiclysue||Jesse A. & Alice A. Lappeus|
I found a spire laying down just behind the Gray spire base. It was in the back at the edge of the manicured section. I cleared away one side of it and it has the above names on it. And dates of birth only. Know anything about it?
Hi Dan. I found the above. It is in the back of the cemetery in the area said to be owned by the City of Cohoes.
|A Girl Who Loves Genealogy||Thanks EVER so much Dan|
Am trying to get this little family together with history and the such. Thanks again!
|Alice ||RE: Jane York @ Hudson View|
You are right... the database calls her Jane York Burrows and I'm curious why. Most cemetery interment records in NY state don't start until the early 1890's, but I don't know when Hudson View interment records started. I do know that the database is a mix of sources... some interment records, some inscriptions, probably some other sources as well. I've sent a message off to the person who created the database to ask the source of the Burrows name and perhaps we can get to the bottom of things. I'll let you know. Thanks, Alice
Added by Alice on Mar 06, 2014 3:35 PM
|G. Charles Ogline Lantay (aka Gregory P. Lantay)||955646218|
Hello Again - Thank you for TRANSFERRING HAROLD & ETHEL TO OUR FAMILY. HIS FATHER CHARLES Hanford LAPE WAS BORN JAN 4, 1870 IN HALF MOON, SARATOGA COUNTY, NY AND DIED SEPT 24, 1927 IN ALTAMONT, ALBANY COUNTY, NY. Charles had married Josephine Estelle Clark in Burlington Vermont Oct 28, 1892. Charles was the s/o John Lape b. 1836 & Martha Strunk Lape b. 1836. Berst to ya always - dated 2/16/2014
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