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Kathleen Wuerth (#47359156)
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Jim Kimble
RE: Thank you
I again feel that an aggressive inquiry at NEHGS might get you in contact with someone to help. Also try the New York Genealogical Society in NYC and the State Genealogy Society in probably Albany. PLEASE don't give up as the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Added by Jim Kimble on May 25, 2014 8:33 AM
Debra Camarota
Kathleen ...It's Debbie...can you email me at you for all your help yesterday and for caring!
Added by Debra Camarota on May 25, 2014 7:50 AM
Jim Kimble
Blossom Farm Cemetery
Not being there (600 miles +/- away) makes it very difficult to get involved.

1.You need a good attorney, probably one who deals with this sort of thing. I'm not sure you could raise enough money to get a big law firm involved and need an attorney who is interested in this kind of thing, and hopefully nearby, who will donate some time and/or good advise

2.I suggest the group get ahold of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society and sent a number. They might be helpful and are a lot closer, with resources and connections that could be helpful.

3.Find a large historical society (possibly New York State, or a more local group that will give support. I know New York City has a big genealogy group who might be good for some advise or help.

4.Find a University interested in restoring the past and ask them for support.

Good luck,
Added by Jim Kimble on May 24, 2014 3:31 PM
Garth Adams
I think I have much to add what you are working on. I am part of the Bowes family and believe I have traced back to Laurence Bowe. The bulk of the family lives in Lancaster, Ohio. You can reach me at

Look forward to speaking to you.

Added by Garth Adams on Jan 04, 2014 11:01 PM
Linda Mac
George Blanchard
The Hale Collection at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford (and on microfilm thru LDS)presents the tombstones in plot order, rather than alphabetical order. So the original transcription should include the information you seek.
Added by Linda Mac on Aug 24, 2012 9:47 AM
Michael Johnson
RE: John Bowes
I have more information for you!

I went to the library this morning and looked through the cemetery records for Elmwood and St. Mary's.

According to the Elmwood records, there is a Mary Bowe buried next to John. Her headstone read as follows: "Mary, wife of John, died Dec. 28, 1875, Age 65y."
Unfortunately, this means that Mary's headstone was more than likely vandalized at some point since it is no longer there.
I thought that maybe they could have moved Mary to St. Mary's, however, she is not listed in their records. Neither is Hanoria.

So, we have Hanoria, John, and Mary buried in Elmwood. John is also buried in St. Mary's? And, Mary's headstone is no longer standing.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can help you in any other way. Also, keep me up-to-date with what you find (if you don't mind). I'm quite intrigued by this situation.

Added by Michael Johnson on Jun 09, 2012 11:25 AM
Michael Johnson
RE: John Bowes
Here is some more information:

The markers for Hanoria and John are located in a location specifically for Catholics at Elmwood. So, Mary may have been buried next to John, but not have a headstone. Unfortunately, Elmwood experienced massive vandalism. In fact, even my 2nd Great Grandparent's headstone is missing. This happened years ago and many of Lancaster's oldest and unique headstones were destroyed. Today, Elmwood is watched by many security cameras...but that doesn't help us now.

It's possible that John was moved to St. Mary's...but would they have left Hanoria and Mary at Elmwood? When I return to the library, I will see if I can find an entry for Hanoria and Mary at St. Mary's.

Calling Elmwood for their records may work, but don't count on it. Back in the 1950's, the records department experienced a fire that destroyed almost all of Elmwood's records. Sorry for the bad news, but I'll try to help you if I can!

Added by Michael Johnson on Jun 08, 2012 1:42 PM
Michael Johnson
RE: John Bowes
ok...this is interesting. I was able to locate Hanoria Bowes in Elmwood Cemetery. Next to her is John Bowe. His date of death on the headstone is Jan. 16, 1854. This would seem to solve your mystery.
However, at St. Mary's Cemetery there is a John Bowes with a date of death of Jan. 16, 1854. He is in a small mausoleum.
I have obviously come across people with the same name...but the same name AND date of death in the same city? I've never seen that. I will upload the pictures from Elmwood. Let me know if you solve this mystery or if you need any help.
Added by Michael Johnson on Jun 07, 2012 9:40 AM
Michael Johnson
John Bowes
I saw your request for John Bowes. St. Mary's is not another name for Elmwood, it is a different cemetery. I have claimed Hanoria's grave and will check to see if John is there as well. If not, I will check the records for St. Mary's. I plan on going next week. I'll let you know.
Added by Michael Johnson on Jun 01, 2012 4:07 PM
Mt Muncie cemetery
"You indicated that you would email a larger version of the cemetery map upon request. I would love a copy."

I need an email address to send you a copy.
Added by SMG on Feb 29, 2012 11:21 AM
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