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Ruth Fletcher (#47188441)
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Barbara Z.
Matt Deres' parents
Reading through your correspondence on this couple. So does anyone know where Matt Deres' parents Mathias Deres and Gertrude Schaefer are, in fact buried if it is not Bowman Cemetery? Mathias Deres, b. 1822 d. 1910 and his wife Gertrude Schaefer, b. 1825 d. 1910.

I located on the pictures that were taken for the son Matt Deres and his wife Gertrude Schneider just recently by Marguerite.
Added by Barbara Z. on May 14, 2013 10:21 PM
Mathias "Matt" & Gertrude Deres @ St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in St. Clair, MI
Great Sloothing Job Suzanne ! With your expertise & lead, I called St. Mary's Church to get the plot: A-78. I'm going to visit the cemetery today & hopefully photograph the headstones betw. raindrops. Thanks for posting this helpful lead which makes all the difference in tracking down the correct info. Matt Deres: born: 1868-died 1952. Gertrude: 1874-1959 per St. Mary's Catholic Church - St. Clair, MI. I was at this cemetery yesterday and found several photo requests, and was reviewing notes to check other requests in the area. Thank You Ladies !
Added by Marguerite on May 10, 2013 8:49 AM
Gertrude and Mat Deres
Ruth, Received your latest message and just to satisfy my curiosity I looked up the Deres' death records on Their burial place was written as "Bowman Road Catholic Cemetery." This made me curious because Bowman Road Cemetery is not a Catholic cemetery. So I looked at the transcriptions for St. Mary's Cemetery on the St. Clair Co. Genealogy Website on rootsweb. Gertrude and Mat are listed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery on Clinton Avenue located on the west city limits of the City of St. Clair, but their dates are wrong. I find this very strange. Going a step further I checked findagrave and they are both at St. Mary's with the same later dates. See what you make of this.
Added by Suzanne on Aug 16, 2012 4:49 PM
Bowman Cemetery
I walked the cemetery today and the folks you requested have no stones. There are some stones that are completely illegible or broken. You might contact St. Clair Township to see if they have any burial records that might help identify their burial spots. This is a very small country cemetery and not laid out in straight plats like larger ones are. It looks like graves are just placed here and there. There is also a lot of green space that must be burials with no markers. I know of a little baby who was buried here years ago and there is no marker for him and I'm sure there are many others as well. But there definitely are no legible stones for the people you seek. Sorry I couldn't get a photo for you! At any rate, it's a peaceful, shady, lovely spot. Suzanne
Added by Suzanne on Aug 15, 2012 11:42 AM
RE: Gertrude Shaffer/Schaefer Deres
OK I will go over and take a look. Suzanne
Added by Suzanne on Aug 06, 2012 5:22 PM
Gertrude Shaffer/Schaefer Deres
Bowman Cemetery, St. Clair Twp., Michigan

Are you sure she's there? As to my knowledge, all stones have been photographed, and she's not listed in the St. Clair County Cemetery Transcriptions. If you can confirm she's there, I will be glad to go take a photo as I live around the corner from the cemetery. Suzanne
Added by Suzanne on Aug 05, 2012 5:28 PM

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