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Rich H. (#46489213)
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Bio Photo Some changes sent to me to update memorials that went to my Spam mailbox, were accidentally deleted. Please resend me your requests if I haven't gotten back to you.

I authorize anyone to use my Find a Grave images in Wikipedia or their own family research, under the creative commons attribution license cc-by-2.5, where the attribution is 'R.E.H.'."

Going forward, unless there is a compelling reason, I will only transfer listings of people someone knew closely, i.e. parent, child or close friend. I'm sorry, but someone who died 200 years ago could be related to thousands of people. I prefer you add one of my listings under your umbrella using the virtual cemetery feature at Find A Grave. If you have additional information, I will happily add it and list you as the contributor.

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Linda Peloquin
RE: Riker Triplets Brookside :D
Too funny.

Mine like to remind me of my getting locked in a cemetery a couple of years ago. They still think that was hilarious especially since they weren't with their father & I but were the potential rescue party.

It apparently happens a lot in the summer when it stays light nearly until 9pm because when I called the local police non emergency number to give them the data on our car which we were going to leave by the cemetery office & wanted to find there the next day when we came back for it, the officer answering sounded quite amused, too & then proceeded to tell us how to get ourselves & our car out.

Turns out at this cemetery, way in a back corner where no one can see it or would think to look, there's a service gate. Open during normal hours but after hours shut & locked. However, if one is trapped inside, you can drive up to it, wait a moment for the sensors to detect you, then it will open long enough to drive out.

I thought the whole affair was a fun adventure but my husband has no sense of humor. He was really grumpy about the whole thing esp. since he hadn't wanted to stop in the first place. I haven't gotten him to go to a cemetery with me since.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jul 28, 2015 4:50 PM
Linda Peloquin
RE: Riker Triplets Brookside :D
Not a problem....I needed a spot of humor so it was well appreciated.

And given the volume of memorials you create, things like that are bound to happen.

I envy you & hope some day to have the time in life to be able to go out, cover a cemetery - we've many small "family farm" cemeteries where I am, some done & on Find A Grave, others not yet - just get everyone remembered and maybe in the process, help family now find their ancestors.

Take care & thanks again for all your efforts!

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jul 28, 2015 12:54 PM
Linda Peloquin
Riker Triplets Brookside :D
Hi Rich,

I'm still working this family branch & discovered 3 memorials you'd created all for the same person.

Oh well, better some than none.

Of the 3, one has a headstone photo & link to the man's wife's memorial making it the most complete: Samuel McDonough Riker Memorial# 102182813

The other 2 are: 102191874 & 102191868

As to the middle name "McDonough" you don't happen to know where that came from do you? I can't find anything but an old SAR application from a much younger Samuel, same middle name.


Added by Linda Peloquin on Jul 27, 2015 8:53 PM
Teacher Sleuth
Ellen Lutz
Ellen Lutz should be listed in Old St Raymond's not New
Added by Teacher Sleuth on Jul 27, 2015 12:11 PM
Linda Peloquin
Jacobus Cenotaphs
Hi Rich,

You work fast! Thanks for getting the cenotaph notations in on the Brookside memorials.

There granddaughter Amelia was transferred to me so I've get to do likewise on her Brookside memorial.

I was just going to notify contributor Joe Schiffenhaus about changing the parent links for Hester Jacobus DeBow but see that you covered that base, too!

Thanks for taking the time to take care of all of this.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jul 27, 2015 11:52 AM
Linda Peloquin
James & Margaret Jacobus Burials Brookside Cemetery, Englewood
Hi Rich,

When I first contacted you about your Brookside memorials for James Jacobus & wife Margaret Berry Jacobus (Memorial# 102192483 & Memorial# 102192618) it seemed that they were in 2 places at once - Brookside Cemetery, Englewood where you'd first created the memorials and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Memorial# 146712564 & Memorial# 146713224) in Newark where contributor NotYourTime had placed them.

As I'd originally mentioned, checking up on all this wasn't possible for me as I live several states removed from NJ as you now also do. But contributors George and Terrie do live w/in striking distance of Brookside Cemetery and they took up the cause of trying to find out just what was going on.

They told me that Brookside Cemetery didn't come into existence until 1876 which is long after James Jacobus & his wife Margaret Berry Jacobus each died.

Next came records. NotYourTime double checked the burial records for Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Nothing was found in those records about James & Margaret ever being exhumed at a later time and shipped off to be reburied at a different cemetery. They were buried in Mt. Pleasant & there they remain.

On the Brookside end, George and Terrie had the records there checked for James & Margaret. In checking the records, Brookside Cemetery had no records of James & Margaret having ever been moved from somewhere else & reburied in Brookside.

James & Margaret were the parents of Cornelius Jacobus who appears on the main face of the monument.

No doubt, he's the one who originally purchased the plot in Brookside and then had his parents inscribed on the monument.

He is also my #1 bet for being responsible for the inclusion of his daughter Amelia Jacobus Andruss on the monument.

At first blush, she appeared to be a legit inscription. Her death year was inscribed as 1882 which was after Brookside came into being. Her complete DOD on the monument is "26 Jul 1882", age 27y at death. But in digging around, I discovered 1882 was not her death year.

Then I found Amelia also has a memorial by NotYourTime (Memorial# 144657787) in Mt. Pleasant backed by burial records. There her death is Jul 1862 not 1882.

I wasn't able to find any primary sources for Amelia's death but did find corroboration for the date of Jul 1862 entered in Mt. Pleasant.

A specific DOD of 26 Jul 1862 is in the book, Descendants of Peter Willemse Roome pub 1883 by Peter Roome Warner. Unlike some of these late 19th century privately published genealogies, where I've been able to find primary source or records close to primary, I've found Mr. Warner's work to be accurate.

Mr. Warner's work is further bolstered by the death report that appeared in 1862 in Vol. 33 #1672 dtd 14 Aug 1862 of The Christian Intelligencer of the Reformed Dutch Church.

In that 14 Aug 1862 issue, it was reported that in her 27th year of life Amelia, wife of William Andruss and daughter of Cornelius J. & Elma Jacobus had died on Saturday the 26th ult. at Newark.

Not primary source documentation but pretty darn close. The publishers of that newspaper would have no reason to make-up the report of a death.

Well, at least the guy inscribing the Brookside monument got the "26 Jul" part of Amelia's DOD right.

I've let George and Terrie who created a memorial for Amelia in Brookside know that on the Jacobus monument there, she's a cenotaph and is actually buried in the same section & plot in Mt. Pleasant in Newark as her grandparents, James & Margaret.

So in the end, based on burial records & to a degree, the year Brookside Cemetery started up, it's for certain that Cornelius slipped us all a curve ball with having his parents Jacobus aka James Jacobus Memorial# 102192483 & Maragrietta aka Margaret Berry Jacobus Memorial# 102192618 inscribed on his family monument in Brookside.

Thanks to the efforts of Geroge and Terrie on the Brookside end and the double checking of records for Mt. Pleasant by NotYourTime, we can be certain the Brookside memorials for James & Margaret are cenotaphs!

Thanks for all your hard work creating all the memorials that you do. Without contributors like you, those of us living far removed from where our families started out might never know where those ancestors are taking their eternal rest.

Watch out for those snakes! But given my choice, I'll take a mouse munching garter snake over a potentially people munching pit bull any day :D

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jul 25, 2015 8:50 AM
Marcial Fernandez
Thomas A. Dillon
Rich, I just uploaded 4 photos. They are good and full of details that you can take to update the memorial data.
Added by Marcial Fernandez on Jul 23, 2015 11:56 AM
Carlstadt, NJ
Thank you for all the photographing you have done. My question is do you know where one can get burial information at Berry Lawn or Carlstadt cemetary?
Added by Eadé on Jul 22, 2015 9:35 PM
Michael McCue
RE: Robert L. Croonquist 112534613
Bergen Record obituary 12/4/1975

WOODGATE, N.Y> -- Services were (held) Friday for Robert L. Croonquist who had served about 25 years on the Teaneck police force before retiring in 1952.
Mr. Croonquist died Nov. 24 in St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, Utica, He was 75.
His son, Robert is a Teaneck police lieutenant.
Mr. Croonquist was born in Burlington, VT. and lived in Teaneck from 1914 to 1960. He had lived on Kenwood Place in Teaneck before moving to Woodgate. He was named acting lieutenant in August 1949.
He was a member PBA Local 215 and the Bergen County Mutual Aid Society.
In addition to his son, survivors include his wife, Gladys; a daughter Grace Amicucci of Woodgate; a brother, Perry, of Little Rock, Ark. and 10 grandchildren.
Services were in Boonville, with burial in Waterville Cemetery.
Added by Michael McCue on Jul 22, 2015 11:07 AM
James Morgan
RE: Great Photos
Please do
Added by James Morgan on Jul 18, 2015 4:19 AM
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