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Diane Nichols (#47683373)
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Bio Photo Interested in family history and the history of O'Hara Township for many years, I am a stockholder of Greenwood Cemetery, on the Board of Managers, secretary to the Board of Managers and historian for Greenwood Cemetery in O'Hara Township, Allegheny County PA, near Pittsburgh. Both my mother and I grew up while living in the old brick McPherson farm house within the cemetery limits.

I have translated the church records of the Etna Congregational Church out of the original books written in German script, and also done a translation of the Sharpsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church record books.

In 1981 I worked with Sheri Ihrman to gather all of the records left for the Pine Creek Presbyterian Church in Fox Chapel, including a tombstone reading for the small cemetery.

The records of Greenwood Cemetery have been entered into a card file in the office, but misfiling and mistakes in the record books have made this an imperfect tool for research. It is my hope to correct the mistakes by entering every interment in Find A Grave after reviewing all the cemetery records and comparing them to the SSDI and local church records. The main list of facts for all memorials will be the burial permits filled out by the local funeral home. These may contain dates of birth which need to be confirmed, but were the best information available at the time of death. Please remember that ages given on the permits were taken from anyone able to give information, and that sometimes the info was well off the mark, both too young or too old. The SSDI is a good guide, but not necessarily correct. From 1918, many of our "residents" were from the City of Pittsburgh. New information from the just released PA death certificates is being added to all interment info and the Find A Grave memorials. This is a long process, so please be patient.

Within reason, I will add information to the posted memorials in Freeport and Greenwood from your family tree. Please try to send some reference to a document or other proof that you have the correct person. Many people have a name duplicate to others within Greenwood. Any inquiries about additional information on any of the memorials here can be sent to me, although I try to include as much as possible when constructing a memorial.

Before adding any memorial to Greenwood, please consider that a much newer cemetery named Greenwood Memorial is also in the Pittsburgh area. We very often get inquiries about people who are in that cemetery.

Everyone deserves to be remembered. A tombstone is one way their memory can endure, so I would like to preserve those monuments of their time on earth.
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RE: Dietrich & Friedrich
Thank you Diane for all the information you provided. I was wondering why it was spelled that way and now you've answered some of my questions. Always a pleasure. I will delete the memorial I created. Thanks again!
Added by Albertico on Jul 15, 2014 8:16 PM
Don Cook
Ignore that last msg. I sent it to you by mistake, I have to many things happening at one time. It was meant for someone else.
Sorry, Don
Added by Don Cook on Jul 15, 2014 6:02 PM
Don Cook
RE: Polk Cemetery
Hi Diane,
My guess is you can add her to
Old Sandy Cemetery, Polk
Venango County
Pennsylvania USA
This is a family cemetery and not for the State Hospital inmates. Both are in Polk!
Added by Don Cook on Jul 15, 2014 5:51 PM
Henry May
Dreier's in Etna First Congressional Church Cemetery
Could you tell me if any other Dreier's were buried in Etna cemetery in addition to Albert Dreier. Specifically I am looking to find out if if Adelheid (Dreier) Pfisterer is buried at Etna. Albert and Adelheid would have been brother and sister. Adelheid is my 2nd great grandmother and she died December 26, 1885.

Henry May
Orlando, Florida
Added by Henry May on Jul 05, 2014 8:05 PM
RE: Alson St. John
Thank-you. I understand what you are saying now about the duplicate memorial. I will get it cleaned up. I appreciate all your help so much and please forward any information you may run across regarding Alson. We are missing 50 years of this grand uncles life and can't seem to find out why. The years between 25yo and 73yo are blank. What goes around comes around and I will pass on Find a Grave work here in Minnesota. Growing up playing in a cemetery must have been fascinating! Thank-you again.
Added by NorthernNisse on Jul 05, 2014 1:37 PM
Alson St. John
Thank-you for the information regarding Alson Thomas St. John's gravestone and plot. It has taken us years to find him. It does not surprise me that it is unmarked, but so nice to have the information. I am very sorry about the repeat of memorial. I did a couple searches, but somehow missed it. The space and period in St. John often create a problem. Please merge however you see fit. I have the rest of his family and have linked him to his father at the moment. I will continue to work on it. Thank-you very much. We are trying to figure out why he was so destitute and apparently never married? His neighbor was the informant on his death certificate. He came from a very established family and had one brother. At least now we have brought him home via Find a Grave.

Could you please make sure the memorial is transferred to me - NorthernNisse - #47666534
Added by NorthernNisse on Jul 05, 2014 10:21 AM
Stella Gieseler
Arthur Richard Tomlinson
Thank you for the information you provided about my great-uncle, Arthur Richard Tomlinson. I was saddened to read that there was not headstone at his gravesite as the Veteran Record of Burial indicated that there was a granite headstone. Maybe it was one of the headstones destroyed. Thank you again for the additional information.
Stella Tomlinson Gieseler
Added by Stella Gieseler on Jun 28, 2014 11:36 AM
D. Gould Hall
Bright family
Diane - I am currently adding the information you sent me to the memorials.
Added by D. Gould Hall on May 14, 2014 9:38 AM
RE: Potter graves in Greenwood
HI, Diane -
Thank you so very much for the photos of the Maggie Potter plot. Would you mind also placing a photo on Mrs. Taylor's memorial?

Thanks, again, Diane!

Sincerely, jv
Added by jvtree1 on May 13, 2014 10:08 AM
RE: Multiple Kenneths
You are most welcome - glad I could help! :)
Added by Zella on May 09, 2014 8:34 PM
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