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Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
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Please do NOT hesitate to contact me if you wish that a family member's memorial be removed. I understand that the resting places of loved ones are very special and personal. My intention to create these memorials is to share and hopefully help those who are seeking out burials for either family research or for viewing family markers. Personally, I have a memorial set up for my father and I don't have it in me to add a picture of his gravestone. Just too final I guess. I have special pictures of him up for family to see. If someone else were to add a picture of his tombstone I would prob. ask that they take it down. This is very personal to me. So I understand how someone might feel about this...I totally respect your request and understand completely.

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This is a picture of my son who had accompanied me on one of many trips to old cemeteries in the area. He's leaning against a tombstone of a fellow who died almost 200 years ago! I had taken a rubbing of this stone when I was my son's age....Still have the rubbing!!! Stored away for safe keeping. Someday maybe someone will contact me asking about the tombstone...I can't even get a good picture of it anymore, it's leaned over so far!

This is a big reason why I like going around these old cemeteries....taking pictures of the old stones.....to preserve a bit of the past...or should I say...monuments to the memory of the people of the past...before they slip away....crumble into dust...like so many already have...

***AN IMPORTANT NOTE***

I ask that the images which i have worked VERY HARD to capture NOT be copied and published to another websight without my permission. Images are not allowed to be copied for publication and resale. Personal use for family genealogy is fine but it's always nice to be asked and credited. This is a simple thing to do and goes along way to make me feel that i'm doing something good for others.

Nothing bothers me more than to come across a photo that i have taken and find someone else's name underneith and/or no credit given at all for my work.

I also ask that any picture attached by others to my memorial pages be of a respectful nature to the person being memorialized as well as being respectful to family and friends. It's not an ARTSHOW either. No over the top "creativity".

This site is not meant to be for a competition to see who creates the most memorials. Not a race to see who gets to the cemetery first to get that shot. Not meant to be for those who strive for quantity and NOT quality.

This site is for those of us who enjoy taking that stroll through a cemetery and seeing beyond the gravestones to the people being remembered. More important for those who would like to "FINDAGRAVE" and be so thrilled and thankful for doing so.


An Epitath taken from a Civil War Soldier's gravestone......

In the night a bright wing fluttered oer the tent in which he lay. In his ear a soft voice uttered...Soldier rise and come away"

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K McCarthy
permission please
May I have permission to use the photos of Harriet Crofs tombstones at Sodom/Walker Cemetery. What beautiful photos you have taken. So impressed that the stone is still standing and in great condition! I will certainly credit you with your photos!
Harriet Crofs was my 3rd great grandfather's first wife. So sad she died so young.
Thank you again!
K McCarthy
Added by K McCarthy on Nov 20, 2014 11:15 AM
leah roberts
RE: Hartman
Hi Donna, Thank you for the update on the condition of the stones. It's always so disheartening to see the damage, and be so far away that you can't do a thing about it. I am so excited to have all of these new relatives to research. I appreciate all of your hard work photographing and posting to this site. I have had great success with Find a Grave and find it to be such a wonderful resource. Thank you again. -Leah
Added by leah roberts on Nov 07, 2014 1:35 PM
leah roberts
Hartman
I think you found my g-g-grandparents Thank you!! William and Margaret (Alder)Hartman. My great grandmother would have been their daughter Susan who then married George Schwalb of Buffalo, NY. So sad to see the stone is so damaged. Any other Hartman Alder relatives out there? If so, please contact me! -Leah
leahsings1@wi.rr.com
Added by leah roberts on Nov 06, 2014 7:22 PM
Mary DeVault
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Arthur Dewey Hartman
Aug 1898
Sonyea, Livingston County, New York, USA

Can't thank you enough for you information regarding the photo of my g uncle's tombstone.
Do you know if the county or city clerk can furnish more information on the deaths at the Craig Colony.
Mary Jane in Florida
Added by Mary DeVault on Nov 06, 2014 5:46 PM
Ronald P. Mills Sr.
Frances Guidie
Thanks Donna
Sincerely, Ronald P. Mills Sr.
Added by Ronald P. Mills Sr. on Nov 05, 2014 7:03 AM
David A Stewart
RE: Catherine Robertson
I grew up in East Pembroke, I remember a friend named Cory Bonning and another Jerry Bonning of Basom. Any Relation?
Added by David A Stewart on Oct 30, 2014 1:27 AM
David A Stewart
RE: Catherine Robertson
Yes there are many duplicates for The Caledonia Rural Cemetery, I guess it's good that others are contributing, as sometimes one person picks up a piece of info, someone got stumped on.

I visited 3 Cemeteries this past week during a business trip to WNY. I grew up in Batavia area but live in TN now.

I see that you mention the Cemetery records in several of your notes, do you happen to have a copy of them?
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=campbell&GSfn=donald&GSiman=1&GScid=2173153&GRid=54552392&CRid=2173153&


All the Best, and thanks for all of your efforts, I for one, have benefited. I noted that you have over 20,000 memorials... WOW!! That's commitment!
Added by David A Stewart on Oct 29, 2014 4:13 PM
ebmc
McNaughton
Thanks for the photo and information on my third great grandfather, William McNaughton (1805-1852), buried in Caledonia Rural Cemetery. Was there any sign of his wife, Relief Gibbs McNaughton? Several of her children are also buried in this cemetery.
Added by ebmc on Oct 25, 2014 8:56 AM
Charlotte Reiter
RE: Nathan mann
Donna, I just found your message. You had the right cemetery, but it has been mowed over and you can't see the stones. Thank you, Charlotte Reiter
Added by Charlotte Reiter on Oct 18, 2014 6:18 PM
Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Sperry Andrews
Howdy :) I thought you might like that link! I was thinking more along the lines of the bio - where it says he may have been interred "probably from Old Exchange St. Cemetery". I think it's safe to say he was interred from Wethersfield Cemetery.

I'll write you a funny story when I have some time about a memorial you created in Alden Evergreen for Sally Flint. Had me running in research circles when I found that people can in fact be incorrectly listed in a census when in fact they are DEAD :snicker:

I hope these days find you and yours well!
Kathi
Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Oct 07, 2014 8:51 PM
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