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Serphin Maltese (#47321028)
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My friend Jane Fazio was kind enough to tell us about your wonderful group and site. Our family is primarily interested in informing all about The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25,1911 and remembering the victims.Please check out our Facebook Page:Triangle Fire Memorial and Historical Association.
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Photos requested last July
Dear Serf,

Last July you sent me the following message: "RE:Herman Blohme
I appreciated the good work of a member and joined on July 17th. By the end of one day I have 8 requests. Yours was the first and I will try to comply and take the photo. I have a zip code that is surrounded by cemeteries. Until I figure out how to accomplish taking the photos, I have removed my consent. I will limit myself to Lutheran All Faiths Cemetary. If you can wait until August 10th, I will get the photo to you. Regards Serf
Added by Serphin Maltese on Jul 18, 2010 11:37 PM"

I have not heard from you since then. Will you be able to take these photos for me or should I make the request to someone else. Please advise.
Added by ~P.J.~ on Jun 07, 2011 8:28 AM
Herman Blohme Photos
Dear Mr. Maltese,

Thank you so much for offering to take the photo of the headstone and gravesite of my grandfather, Herman Blohme, in the All Saint's Lutheran Cemetery.

It is believed that he is buried in the BLOHME family plot with his parents and grandmother. Since you will be at this plot taking the picture of Herman's grave, could you also take the photos of these others who should be buried beside him.....and save yourself a trip back there later to take their pictures.

They are:
Johann Heinrich Blohme 1855-1929
Caroline Pauline Adelheid Schureman Blohme, 1865-1937
Elisabeth Mattfeld Blohme, 1823-1894

Caroline may be buried beside her parents, John B. Schureman and Caroline Hoberg Schureman.

I am so very grateful that you are going to be doing this for me. I am an invalid who cannot travel to NY to do it myself, so your offer is really appreciated.

I look forward to hearing from you around the 10th of August as you mentioned.


Added by ~P.J.~ on Jul 21, 2010 2:05 PM
About Photo Requests
If the amt of requests you get is overwhelming (and it certainly gets that way sometimes!), you can remove yourself from getting them automatically. On your member page, there's a link in the upper left corner that says "Edit My Profile". Click that and you can uncheck the box that makes you a photo volunteer. You can still search out requests on the various cemeteries home pages and fulfil them according to your schedule. I had to do this because I live very close to St. Michael's in Queens. If you have any questions about how this site works, feel free to ask! I'm not an expert, but I've been around for a couple years.
Added by TomDuse on Jul 21, 2010 10:37 AM
RE: Thank You!
Mr. Maltese,
I can't tell you how much it meant to me to read your message. Thank you for taking time to contact me and especially for your very kind words. I only learned of the Triangle Fire a little over a year ago when I happened on the memorial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. After doing some research to find out exactly what it was I'd seen that day, I was so deeply moved by the human element of the tragedy, I began writing to the various cemeteries in the area and seeking out the gravesites and began doing what little I could to memorialize the victims. Particularly in your family, I can't imagine the sorrow that day almost 100 years ago must have brought.

Thank you too for the clarification of the final resting places of your grandmother and aunts. I will adjust the info on their memorial pages accordingly. If you have any other info you'd care to share (city of birth, birth dates, immigration info, etc.), I'm all ears. When I received the letter from Calvary concerning your ancestors, they noted that in their records they also had Lucia's name as Maria. Is that just due to descrepancies of record-keeping, or was also known by that name? When I was at Calvary, I noticed a Maltese headstone not far from the public sections. I believe it's in Section 36. Is that by any chance your family's plot? I certainly don't mean to invade your family's privacy, but as I said, happened to notice the stone and from what you've said, was wondering if that is where your grandmother and aunts were finally interred.

And finally, I've seen the beautiful photos of your ancestors you've posted on your groups Facebook page. I wonder if you'd give your permission for me to use them on their memorial pages. I would be more than happy to note they came from you and are being used with your approval.

Forgive the length of this message. I've been doing this, more or less, in a void for so long and now that I've been contacted by several family members (thanks to Jane!) in just the past few days, I'm overflowing with questions I've been harboring for months!

Again, thank you so much for writing to me (and now I hope you're not regretting it!).
All the best,
Tom Dusenbury
Added by TomDuse on Jul 18, 2010 6:08 AM

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