|Beverly Gundlach||Helen Fuchs Gundlach|
I came across this website last night and am curious why you personally displayed a picture of my Grandmother's grave stone. Did you know her?
Please let me know.
|Danielle Machynski Calhoun||RE: Walter J Bak|
Thank you, Dawn!
|Danielle Machynski Calhoun||Walter J Bak|
Walter was my great grand uncle. I noticed you added the card from his funeral, so I'm not sure if you're related. If not, would you kindly transfer his memorial to me? Thanks so much.
|Katherine White||Lydia Fink - German Methodist Cemetery Buffalo|
Wanted to let you know there is no cemetery by this name (German Methodist) in Buffalo. If you'd be so kind as to re-list in the correct cemetery (if known) this one can be deleted once the 2 memorials listed in it are deleted/corrected. If the correct cemetery is not known, she may be listed as burial unknown. I'm trying to clean up all of the inaccurate Erie Co. cemetery listings. Thank you for your time and assistance.
You've put in request(s) at Calvary in Cleveland. Several of us are actively working to clear the more than 715 requests. We've actually cleared close to 100 in the past week. With 400,000 burials if you could please obtain plot information AND a plot map one of us will be more likely to be able to fill the request, as the office will only give out a little information to each person. The office phone number is (216) 641-7575. On my page I have the plot maps listed that we already have which is quite a few. If the burial is in one of those sections we don't need another map, just the plot info on the request.
You can try to tell them you'll be visiting when they're closed, etc. So far everyone who's called has been successful in having a map mailed, a few e-mailed. If you get one let me know and I'll give you my e-mail address. With thousands of graves per section a plot map would be VERY helpful. Without plot information it's basically impossible.
Added by runner9 on Apr 01, 2013 4:42 PM
Thank you for taking the time to look for Margaretha and Andreas Schnellbach's headstones. Since they were so young when they died, maybe they were not given stones. I have contacted the cemetery directly for more information. I do appreciate the fast response, as well. Thanks again!
|Carolyn||RE: Joanna Horton|
I did not see a stone next to her but the cemetery is not that far away I can't go back and look today. I was on my lunch hour yesterday looking for Joanna and didn't have too much time. Glad I could be of help to you.
Added by Carolyn on May 22, 2010 9:25 AM
|Barbara Farlow||RE: William Beattie|
No problem. Glad to help anytime!
OBITUARY-AMHERST BEE-4/21/1885 Christian Frick
Death, the destroyer, has again invaded our ranks, and hung his sombre crape upon the door of our hearts.
Christian Frick, one of our respected and oldest inhabitants of this county, died at his old home, the residence of his son-in-law, Tobias Witmer, on Friday, March 27th 1885.
The funeral was directed by our worthy citizen, Demeter Wehrle, of Williamsville on Sunday, March 29th to the church of the United Bretren, at Eggertsville.
Rev. Jacob Hahn, of Clarence Center, N.Y., pastor of the Old Mennonites of that place, conducted the religious ceremonies, delivering a very appropriate sermon on the occasion, in the German language, in accordance with the ancient custom of the church, of which Mr Frick was also a worthy member. His text was taken in James 4: 18. 14, " Come now you who say: To-day and to-morrow let us go into such a city, and continue there one year, and trads and make gain 1 (who know not what will become of your life on the morrow;) for you are a vapor, for a little while appearing;
The remains were deposited in the grave by neighbors, Messrs, Berkes, Kable, Berryman, Fruehauf, Blarr and Beaser. The vernal sun gave us a beautiful day, long to remembered, inspiring a liveiler hope for better days.
Christian Frick was born in Manheim, Lancaster county, Pa., April 12th, 1794. At the age of eighteen he came with his father, Christian Frick Senior, and family and settled on Lot 16, township 12. range 7 on the Buffalo Road, which proved to become a homestead for the ancestral family, two miles west of Williamsville. In 1818 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Long, who at christmas-tide 1883 preceded him to the land of rest, also having attained a ripe old age.
As early as July 12th, 1813 the "Skinnerville Property," (Lot 68, T 12, R. 7, 359 acres) had been purchased by his father, and upon that tract the young people established their new new home. The tract having an excellent water power on Ellicott's Creek, a good saw-mill was erected and a lively was carried on in lumbering. Large quantities of lumber were sawn, and boated down Eleven Mile Creek to Tonawanda, which found a ready market on the canal, and for building purposes. After carrying on the business some five or six years during which time, was on May 18th, 1819, his only child Anna was born. The Skinnerville property was sold to Lester & Skinner, and Mr Frick having purchased by "Article" Lots No 89 T. 11, R. 7 and 80, T. 12, R. 7, 134 acres one and one-half miles west of Williamsville he improved the same, and occupied it during his lifetime, taking a warranty deed in 1837, and a few years later transferring his whole property to his son-in-law, retaining a life interest for himself and his wife. Meantime the excellent water power at Skinnersville has as before stated, been much improved and especially for milling purposes, by later successive capitalists (Messrs. Moses and Goodwin Stoddard, Joseph Getz & Sons,) it has finally passed into the hands of the of the present enterprising owners the Messrs. Wolf while the "Lot 68" has been subdivided into the farms of the present owners. Thus, within one lifetime of ninety-one years, wonderful changes have taken place, in all terrestrial affairs! And few were better qualified to contemplate, with calm, human intelligence, the great changes thus going on around him, than Grandfather Frick. His grand-children, fourteen in number, five grandsons and nine granddaughters and great-grand children sixteen in number, all mourn affectionately his departure. His daughter and her husband and the grand-children were all present except Esther, the eldest grand-child and Joseph and Victor, who are each attending literary institutions, in several capacities, far from home. It is believed by those who followed him to his last resting place, that not one enemy survies him among mortals. He was kind and obliging to his to his neighbors; affectionate in his family, exemplary and prompt in his business and in old age was kind and in his last sickness was uncomplaining. He died of old age.
A History of the Town of Amherst N.Y. Personal Notes-1870
Christian Frick was born in Lancaster, Pa., April 12th, 1794 and came to Erie County in 1812. In 1818 he married Elizabeth Long, and both these worthy old people now live with their son-in-law, Tobias Witmer, Esq. In 1812 Mr. Frick tranported the only printing press in Buffalo to Williamsville for safety. Tobias Witmer, born Oct., 8th, 1816, married Anna Frick in 1837, and they have five sons. Mr. W. was one of the pioneer schoolmasters of the county, and a very prominent man. He is the author of Witmers deed Atlas Map of the towns of Niagara, Tonawanda and others.
Herald of Truth Obituary-April 1885
On the 27th of March, near Williamsville, Erie Co., N.Y., Christian Frick, aged 90 years, 11 months, and 16 days. Buried at Eggertsville on the 29th. Funeral services by Jacob Hahn. He was a member of the Mennonite Church.
Amherst Bee-Obituary-Dec. 27th., 1883.
Died, Dec. 22, at the residence of her son-in-law, Tobias Witmer, near Williamsville, Erie County, N.Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Frick, wife of Christian Frick, aged eighty-six years, ten months, nine days.
Mrs. Frick will be remembered as one of the pioneer women of Western New York, and has, indeed, seen the country, on this "frontier" grow up from a "new settlement" to a prominent part of a commonwealth. Her ancestry is traced to Switizerland, Europe, whence John Long, a venerable, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the year 1716 and settled in Lancaster, County, Pa. He had three sons-Isaac, John and Benjamin. John had eight children -four sons and four daughters-of whom our subject was the youngest. In 1804 her father, with his family, settled in Ontario, Canada, at Fort Erie; but, being rather partial to a Republican Government he imbibed liberal notions, In regard to the management of public affairs, the influence of which led step, by step, to an abandonment of the property at Fort Erie, on account of the confiscating propensities of the "officers" in charge of Government affairs in Canada, at that day of political confusion. His property was finally confiscated by the British Government, and he being a " non-resistant Mennonite" moved across the lines to the then "new Republican Government," the United States, and purchased a home near Williamsville, N. Y., and reared his dwelling on the very spot on which four years before, he on his way to Canada, had encamped for the night, in the woods near a beautiful spring of running water, which marks the spot to this day. Here Mrs. Frick was reared and fitted for the active duties of an honest, but unostentations life, best read in her daily walk by those who best knew her. Here, in early life, she was wooed and wedded by Cristian Frick, who now, at the age of ninty years, as he totters to view the remains, exclaims, "Oh Gott! wan's numma Gottes Wille g'west weer dasich aa mit der Grosmammi geha het kenna." (Oh God ! had it only been Thy will that I might have gone with her.")
Mrs. Frick lived and died true to the faith of her ancestors, spending mich of her time in reading her old treasure-the Bible-and other religious publications. Her departure is mourned by her only child-Mrs. Witmer-and her family, consisting of her husband and fourteen children.
|Edward Toy||Williamsville Cemetery|
I meant to add to find-a-grave
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