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Some tough nuts to crack, cracked by a cracked nut who got through them with a little help (or sometimes a lot) from friends and correspondents:|
John Augustus Baum (1840-1842)
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York
Dates legible, but names chiseled off completely. It actually proved possible to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty why it was that the names had been chiseled away.
Frederick Biehler (1853-1889)
Fisher Cemetery (St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery), Bethlehem, New York
An obituary used a name for this Albany patrolman's cemetery that's a name nobody today knew at all; once identified, the headstone could not be found except by process of elimination with reference to the church's records. Killed in the line of duty, yet his name isn't included on the NYS Police Officers Memorial as it should be; only the Albany Police can submit his name, yet Chief I. Dunn O'Krokoff evidently doesn't care to do so.
Joel Covington, Sr (1830-1911)
Hebron Cemetery, Clio, South Carolina
It's not every day one can fulfill a photo request for a picture of the person (rather than of the headstone) with a picture of the person standing by his own headstone.
Millie Levy (1887-1888)
Beth Emeth Cemetery, Bethlehem, New York
A name only inscribed; no dates. It turned out she's the granddaughter of a Rabbi.
Emil "Soup Greens" Siefert (d. 1896)
Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Allegedly his grave is marked just by parsley! If it's unmarked today, see if you can plant some soup greens for him?
Charles Smith (1821-1875)
Beth Emeth Cemetery, Bethlehem, New York
Almost entirely illegible due to wear, discoloration, and biological growths.
Helen Lowray Snow (1842-1845) http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102774270. The photo and linked story are both poetically apropos, I hope.
Laura Wise (1847-1849)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=103839199 No recognizable headstone, location of grave unknown, no burial records. Cracked - but not quite solved.
Does NYS Governor Frank Swett Black (1843-1913) have no monument at all?
Where are headstones or monuments (if any) for Cornelius Jacobsen May, Willem Verhulst, Peter Minuit, Sebastiaen Jansen Krol, Wouter van Twiller, Willem Kieft, Francis Lovelace, Anthony Colve, Edmund Andros, Anthony Brockholls, Thomas Dongan, Francis Nicholson, Jacob Sloughter, Richard Ingoldesby, Benjamin Fletcher, Richard Coote, John Nanfan, Edward Hyde, John Lovelace, Gerardus Beekman, Robert Hunter, William Burnet, John Montgomerie, Rip Van Dam, William Cosby, George Clinton, Danvers Osborn, Henry Moore, James Robertson, and Andrew Elliot?
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|Rene Saenz-Tanner||RE: Mercy Mann Hanchett (1779 - 1848)|
He married (1) Mercy Mann, 7 Apr, 1779 at Hebron,Tolland Co, CT daughter of John and Margaret (Pettis) Mann. She died 8 Sept, 1848.
This was his first wife...
Children by Mercy:.
Mary Ann, b 26 Oct, 1804 at Salisbury, NY; m. 1 Dec, 1829 Russel Mann
They separated and, although no record has been found, must have been divorced for he married
(2) Elizabeth Durkee, born 18 Feb, 1797 at Hampton, Windham Co, Ct daughter of Eliphet and Elizabeth (Martin) Durkee.
His 2nd wife (Elizabeth Durkee-Hanchett)and Dr Elijah Hanchett are my 4th Great Grandparents..
|Allison Ferris Pierce||Ida Hill Cemeteries|
Wow - that's alot of great information! Hope it helps.
|Edmund C. Dodge||Cemetery|
Thanks for all that information you gave me at Albany Rural Cemetery... I have had so many people asking me questions about Nail Factory Cemetery.. So many people that I have talked to lately heard of the Cemetery but, never knew where it was.. The site is now owned by HVCC. I see they are building houses in the back of that Ex Monastary.
Hope to meet you again soon.
|Lorry||RE: Geer-Spicer Cemetery|
I believe the Road referred to as Boyntonville is NY Rt 7 .Warren Cemetery road goes off to the north from RT7, about 1 mile to Warren Cem, and Geer-Spicer is about .2 miles beyond that same side of road. the sign is missing now. the only way you would know is because there is a set of wooden stairs right at the roadside that appears to go up to nowhere. I was there 3 weeks ago. it is extremely overgrown, had to cut briars and and bushes out just to get up the stairs.
Added by Lorry on Oct 20, 2013 8:11 PM
|Tracy Keeney||Paul Mugerdichian|
YAY!!! Thank you so much!!!
|PhotoGrapherInTheWoods||Pvt 1Cl Henry S Nims|
Memorial # 56099512, buried Picardie, France. Thank you for the beautiful poem written in his honor for his service and loss of his life in World War I.
|Steven Wiezbicki||Troy Cemetery Records|
|Steven Wiezbicki||Private Isadore Kölmel, Co. G, 169th N.Y. Infantry Regiment|
Thanks, tofftroy, for notifying me of Isadore's Find A Grave memorial and taking the great photo of his (broken) gravestone.
- Steve Wiezbicki, Historian of the 169th N.Y.
|Tracy Keeney||RE: Mount Ida cemeteries|
YOU are my hero!!! Guess what I just found, thanks to your suggestion for the Fulton site! The obituary for my great-grandmother's second husband- Paul Mugerdichian! And guess where it says he's buried? Mt Ida!
Kind of "extra-interesting" too-- it's really more an article that includes info about his death and burial-- it's not listed as an obituary. It's an article about a family fight over Paul's insurance, between his son and stepson. Nothing like the family's sordid past being splattered all over the town paper! :)
|Matt Hartigan||RE: Hastings|
I will have to check when I get home, but off the top of my head I can tell you that Col. John's wife, Margaret Jewell's mother is Margaret Chambers. She is in Albany Rural as well on the other side. Again, I don't have all my info. with me. Thanks again for all the work you have done on these records. If there is anything of this group you need, just let me know. I will tell you if I have it or not.
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