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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.


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 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 so many already have...


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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joan jakubowski
Tristram Stone or Tristram Story
Seems the memorials are questionable, Morganville Cemetery, Genesee County, NY; see Tristram Stone memorial # 119135105, wife Jemima Noble,died 1831 dau. Jemima 1792-27 Sep 1815.
See Tristram Story memorial #18142885, wife Jemima Noble died 1831, dau. Jemima 1792-27 Sep 1815.
Records at Westfield, Hampton, Mass. state Trustram Stone married Jemima Noble 14 Mar 1771.
Confused situation; the tombstone is engraved in error, or it is correct, and the memorials are in error.
Is Tristram a Stone (last name), or is he a Story (last name).
Added by joan jakubowski on Jul 12, 2014 6:16 AM
Pat McArthur
RE: George McKeen....
Sorry - I mistyped the last name. It was the parents I was commenting about - Robert (rather than John) and Almira McKeen
Added by Pat McArthur on Jul 11, 2014 7:12 AM
Jennifer Ross
Home for the Friendless
Yes it is me again this is even better
Added by Jennifer Ross on Jul 09, 2014 6:23 PM
Jennifer Ross
Home for the Friendless
I forgot to leave this. You have to scroll to pg 285
Added by Jennifer Ross on Jul 09, 2014 6:17 PM
Jennifer Ross
Home for the Friendless
I was googling Home for the Friendless and your virtual cemetery came up. Was Seventh and Maryland the original home then because I then found a book with the address as being 1500 Main St?
Added by Jennifer Ross on Jul 09, 2014 6:16 PM
Thank you!
Thank you so much for being so kind and transferring our grandparents memorials to our family. I very much appreciate it.
Added by Bosch on Jul 09, 2014 8:24 AM
Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Matilda Keller Shlegel
What you wrote is just fine. Mr. Clark tried his hardest to make sense, but I'm sure he never meant for his notes to be used as the sole source of pre-1870 burials almost 150 years later! One thing he noted three or for times in the early 1840's is "buried at Buffalo Cemetery". I, for the life of me, can't figure out where he is referring to. I also have another person who has a time period letter from one ancestor to another in which they said "so-n-so" died at we buried him in the Buffalo Cemetery. The only Buffalo cemetery there is (now) is in the Pine Ridge area of Cheektowaga and didn't open until 1895. Forest Lawn didn't open until 1849. If you have any ideas as to what on earth this apparent popular reference to a "Buffalo Cemetery" could be, please let me know! Definitely a question for the historians. Kathi
Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Jun 27, 2014 1:34 PM
Katherine (Kathi) White
Being thorough
Thank you for continuing to be conscientious on your memorials. I know I send through send a lot of edits and I also welcome the feedback and questions. You have done such great work, it's amazing. Kudo's to you for all you have done. Kathi.
Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Jun 26, 2014 7:22 PM
Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Matilda Keller Shlegel
I agree it would do it - I was just adding James Clarks notation that she died in Buffalo. That's what he means when he writes "brought from Buffalo". She must have been married a very short time as well as James Clark still referred to her as a Keller daughter in the records. There is no entry for any Schlegel so I am adding her to the database under that name and leaving her under the Keller daughter as well - just noting "See Schlegel". Now that I think about it, I bet James Clark still referred to her as a Keller vs a Schegel simply because she was more commonly known as the Reverends daughter. You don't have to add the brought from Buffalo, I was just writing exactly what James Clark noted :) Thank you.
Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Jun 26, 2014 12:41 PM
Flo B.
Schemel - St. John Baptist
Thank you so much for the pics. It means a great deal to our family.
God Bless.
Flo B.
Added by Flo B. on Jun 23, 2014 2:42 PM
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