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Elaine (#46971098)
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Bio Photo I maintain a website for the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry (a Civil War Unit).

In addition to that, I am researching the names Arts, Adrian, Armstrong, Moreland, Bragg, Burpee, Roush and Fretter.
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Diane Reuscher
Eli &Catherine Hutchinson
Hello Elaine,

Linda Linn contacted me about combining the two sites - Rock Grove and Park Cemeteries. I'll be happy to turn the whole thing over to you. I didn't know what to do when I found them in Park. Will wait to hear from you.

Diane
Added by Diane Reuscher on Aug 31, 2015 9:17 AM
MFC
RE: Elvira Bonabarger (150796831)
I actually spoke with the people who have the original records. I know they have records of unmarked graves, as they have assisted me in the past with such an inquiry. The only other cemetery to consider might be Cosper, once known as Union Chapel. I was there. No stone nor record of Elvira.
Added by MFC on Aug 27, 2015 1:37 PM
MFC
RE: Elvira Bonabarger (150796831)
I actually spoke with the people who have the original records. I know they have records of unmarked graves, as they have assisted me in the past with such an inquiry. The only other cemetery to consider might be Cosper, once known as Union Chapel. I was there. No stone nor record of Elvira.
Added by MFC on Aug 27, 2015 1:37 PM
MFC
RE: Elvira Bonabarger (150796831)
What I can do is a bit of research when I am at the Willenar Annex (gen dept of Eckhart Public Lib in Dekalb County). I will look at what Christian Union cemetery records are there as I was told today that the updates were taken directly from the original records. I didn't catch the maiden name or connection as it is spelled differently than her father's surname on his stone. Thank you for the information. I am a photo volunteer, and this request presents a challenge which I find great fun!
Added by MFC on Aug 19, 2015 11:50 AM
MFC
RE: Transfer Request
Please know that your request for transfer falls outside of Find A Grave guidelines which I follow. One can find those guidelines in the frequently asked questions/help section. I am always happy, though, to add any documented information, links, edits. I usually address edits sent to me within 1-2 days.
Added by MFC on Aug 17, 2015 9:28 AM
MFC
RE: Farris Family
Let me know if I can be of assistance! The fall is such a lovely time to be in this area. The cemeteries are especially picturesque.
Added by MFC on Jul 06, 2015 3:46 PM
VPaul
RE: Holcombe Cemetery
Your Very Welcome.
Added by VPaul on Jul 06, 2015 3:21 PM
MFC
RE: Farris Family
Elane...I reread your message. You stated that David and Mary's stones are not similar. David died 26 years before she, and the stone for him is very typical of those stones from the 1850's. There are may other similar stones in the cemetery for people whom died about the same time period. It seems to me that women, despite being remarried, were often buried with their first husband. Steuben County health dept. has digitalized death records that often reflect place of burial. They do not start, though, until 1882. You can call the Angola Public Library and speak with the reference dept. They may be able to do an obituary search for you for Mary. Worth a try!
Added by MFC on Jul 06, 2015 12:18 PM
MFC
RE: Farris Family
Elaine...if you return to the memorials, you will find a group photo posted to most of the Farris graves located at Wright Cemetery. Starting on the right, if I recall correctly, the order goes David (1855), Warren, Julia, larger stone with just Father & Mother inscribed, David, Johnny, Mary. I definitely know that Mary was the last stone. There is no record buried under the name Faulkner. Transcripts come from two sources...a book published in 1990 by A. Lewis, who walked all the cememteries in Steuben County and recorded what grave stones she could read on index cards. The other source is a record compiled by the man who has the original cemetery books. That is what I am working with to help him correct spellings, dates etc. He has even set up a row and plot ID system, but most people do not have access to that. I was under time constraints, so I did not brush off Mary's stone. I could not make out the day of death. I need to brush and wet. Another thing is that I could not make out the age at death of David who died in 1855. It is there....it will take some creative thinking to decipher. I will look again when I return there.
Added by MFC on Jul 06, 2015 12:09 PM
MFC
RE: Warren Farris
You may wish to check out the other FARRIS photos I also posted that are located at Wright Cemetery.
Added by MFC on Jul 04, 2015 6:08 PM
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