Hello...I'm back after a short recess from Find A Grave. I apologize to those of you waiting on replies from me regarding memorials. I assure you I am working to catch up daily.
My family names consist of Fry(e) McIntyre Hammer Shively (Sheibler) Procyk Hartzell all on Fathers side AND Hixson Stape Schmucker Rumbaugh Hile (Heyl Heil Hyle) Kley on Mothers side...to name a few. I am from the Western PA, Westmoreland Cty. area originally.
Please note that I do not transfer family names, but would be happy to add info for you.
memorial 34727352 Hello, We are tracing my husband's side through Lucy Baker Lane and noticed you have some amazing pictures of her parent and grandparents headstones. We were wondering if you would allow us to use your pictures in our family tree. Please know that as fellow Find A Grave volunteers unless asked otherwise we always cite the photographer and Find A Grave as our source for any pictures we're allowed to use. We want other to know who truly deserves the thanks. Thank you so much for considering our request. S
Mary G Baker 33033776 Greetings, I am trying to track down the grave of the first wife of George Washington Baker 24066198(b: 1840). According to family records her name was Mary Regelman or Riggleman b:12/28/1843 d:6/23/1872. The curious thing is that Mary G. Baker's death date is the same. Do you recall anything about this person? How confident are you of the 1810 DOB? Thanks in advance, Paul (originally from Westmoreland and a Baker descendent)
Sarah McCormick 50788439 Hello Kimberlie, I tried to send a message from your contributor site, today but it was rejected. Today January 1, 2016 I sent an email to the address given in the edit section of your contributor page. It was a bio for my gr-gr-gr grandmother Sarah McCormick Memorial #50788439. I sent a bio for her granddaughter Sarah McCormick 50788521 in August and re-submitted in October, but it has not been added yet. I would appreciate it if you would double check their numbers before adding the memorials so not to mix the two. Let me know if you did not receive the above bio. Thank you
Old German Cemetery I liked your timeline for the old german cemetery. Just wanted to add a bit to it. I remember as a child in the early to mid 70's there was quite a lot of rain one year. So much in fact that the hillside behind the old cemetery began to erode. Euclid avenue runs right along behind. There was quite a lot of wood (obviously from caskets, you could see them hanging out of the ground at the top of the hill) and bones that were washing down the steep bank headed right toward euclid avenue.
There was an aweful amount of fear involved at the time. It was well known that some of the folks buried there had been victims of epidemics. The fear was that whatever caused the original epidemic may still be able to cause another epidemic. The fear was so great that the A & P and Kroger grocery stores and Sun Drug store that used the parking lot that cemetery had been paved over for, hardly had any customers. It was very strange passing there and not seeing all the cars. We were even told while riding past, to put our hands over our mouths, "just in case" .
The horrible situation was also compounded by a scandal that broke out about why were there still remains entombed there in the first place. It was originally stated that they had removed the bodies (as you said) to the county home grounds. Apparently the money had been paid out, but it was then obvious that the whole job hadnt been done. No one was ever held responsible for wrong doing.
As some scandals happen, some other event took it from the headlines and nothng was ever done to investigate why these poor souls were paved over instead of getting a decent and respectful interment. They simply removed the "offending and upsetting" caskets and bones, regraded the hill and the matter was done.
Im just very grateful to my great grandparents for relocating our relatives to Hillview and Union cemeteries.
Sarah McCormick 50788439 Hi Kimberlie, I wonder if you received my request for a transfer of Sarah McCormick? I have several things to add and it is much easier to do from the bio sections than thru this edit box.The McCormicks are my relatives, so I have much information on this cemetery, Made a trip in 1989 and 1992. I took photos and included them in a book published in 2001. Now, I am trying to get the memorials complete on Find A Grave, so that I can link our families. Will transfer back when I finish adding. Will be leaving soon for a short vacation and would like to begin work on this. Will appreciate a reply. Louise
I wish to thank you thank you thank you for this fantastic cleanup.
I traced this cemetery years ago by hunting it down on old maps...I literally found it by spotting only the concrete steps leading up to top of hill full of overgrowth....the steps were where Bash was supposed to be by the map I had. Searching for my ancestor's 1815 grave there was a genuine thrill...found it.....completely abandoned and overgrown, etc. Being from Michigan, I didn't make it back there to clean up... Now I must make the trip back there for a look-see again. THANK YOU.
Memorial# 39289272 The only stone I could find for John J. Cliff has a different death date. According to the Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 for New Town House Hill Cemetery, Chester, Connecticut (Old Cemetery) These are the only Cliff's listed:
Cliff, J. Addin, son of John J. & Elizabeth, died Mar. 9, 1877, age 20 Cliff, Hattie I., daughter of John J. & Elizabeth, died June 7, 1880, age 18 Cliff, John J., died Oct. 30, 1903, age 75 Cliff, Elizabeth, wife of John J., died Aug. 16, 1897, age 69