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Ellen Herrmann (#47382415)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my Family Tree for almost 12 years, slowly at first, but increasingly as the passion has grown.
I am committed to being as accurate as possible, so I do not enter anything without supporting documentation which means hours and hours of research and then entering things either manually or scanning them to my computer. My family tree now has over 21,600 persons with over 7650 media items as of 01/01/14. This does not include birth, wedding announcements, & obituaries which are typed in separately under "Notes."
I am luckier than most in that both my maternal and paternal ancestors stayed almost entirely in the Niagara/Orleans County area of New York State.
I am more than willing to help others with volunteer photos in my area of Southwest Florida because I've received some beautiful photos from volunteers in the areas surrounding my hometown of North Tonawanda, N.Y. Thank you one and all for your support and friendship.
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Celia G
Re: Johannes Pirson
Ellen, We do enjoy searching for stones for you. Today we went to St Peter's German Cemetery to look for Johannes Pirson. We did not find the Johannes you requested, but I took some closer photos of his son Johannes' stone and his son's wife, Eva's stone. They already have pages here. When we get the chance we will go to the Ken-Ton Historical Society, which is in the church building there, and see if their records show where Johannes Sr. is buried. Many of the stones in the cemetery are so worn as to be unreadable.

On another topic, are you by chance related to Dan Herrmann of Chester Springs, PA? He is a member of a Facebook group I belong to called Growing Up in the Tonawandas, so I wondered if you were relatives.

Added by Celia G on Sep 21, 2014 3:23 PM
Celia G
RE: Margaret Kropp Gravesite Photos
Mount Olivet has no record of Margaret Kropp being buried there. I can ask Elmlawn Cemetery next time we go, but it will be at least a couple of weeks (going on vacation). The cemeteries are across the road from each other, and staff at both have told us people sometimes mix them up. I was going to "report problem" but I don't like to take the responsibility for removing someone else's request, so I thought I'd let you know instead.
Added by Celia G on Sep 19, 2014 2:36 PM
Celia G
RE: Gillie Gravesite Photos
Yes, I found James' story very tragic, and a reminder of how far medicine has come since then. I will be posting pictures for John & Charlotte Rumbold today, and wanted to let you know that Edwin and Ruth Rumbold share the same stone so of course we took picture of their names as well.
Added by Celia G on Sep 19, 2014 7:15 AM
Frederick Porter
RE: Harris Family
Hi Ellen,

I was happy to send the photo's of the Harris monument. I used to care for Greenwood cemetery as a kid. I was surprised that other volunteers had not taken photos earlier; the Harris family was locally prominent, and their monument is the largest for many miles around.

Added by Frederick Porter on Sep 18, 2014 9:04 AM
Bob Bartell
RE: Sarah Casey

I submitted some corrections and added a picture of her grave marker. I will delete my "Sarah" record soon.

So are you related to Arvilla Rumbold? Do you know anything about my great grandfather Thomas?

I will not need the obituaries as I have them attached to my Ancestry tree. Are you on

In the next couple of days I will be going through my Casey pictures and either adding them to Find A Grave or adding to those memorials that already exist.

I have a photo of Joseph Hyland and Arvilla's gravestones to add as well.

May I ask how you found Thomas Casey's grave in Holy Seplechure in Rochester? I've been looking for his grave as well as his wife's and also that of his older brother Frank's.

Added by Bob Bartell on Sep 13, 2014 5:14 PM
Bob Bartell
Sarah Casey
Hi Ellen,

Just entered my great grandmother, Sarah, in Find A Grave and noticed that you had entered her (and other Caseys) in a week earlier. So I'll definitely stop the entering process. We live in Tucson, AZ and just got back from the western New York area. We documented grave sites and took pictures. I only found my NY family ties within the past three years. Sarah's younger child Alma Casey was my grandmother but she didn't talk much about her NY years. I have a picture of Sarah's grave marker as well as the location of her grave in Elmlawn Cemetery. I also believe the only documented evidence of her birthday is Sep 1865 in the 1900 US Census. I also believe she she died in Tonawanda vs NT per the obituaries from the Evening News. My Ancestry site said otherwise of the above but when faced with her grave marker I revisited the evidence and obituaries and have since changed Sarah's Ancestry profile.

So before we proceed to enter all our other information how should we proceed.

I suggest we keep your site and we change birth date and death location. I would also add the picture of the headstone to your record and would like to somehow add the grave location.

Let me know your thoughts,

Bob Bartell
Added by Bob Bartell on Sep 12, 2014 5:13 PM
Barbara Goss
When I was about 14 I had a boyfriend (for about 2 wks) who lived with his grandmother right near where you lived. His name was Dennis Shaft or something. Then there was another friend named Kinney, Kathleen I think who lived near there too. It was a nice neighborhood but I married in 64 and moved to Tonawanda, then Town of Wheatfield, Lancaster, and now Cheektowaga. The cemetery is right at the corner of my street.
Added by Barbara Goss on Sep 09, 2014 8:01 AM
Celia G
RE: This is so exciting !
Dear Ellen,

Glad to be helping you out with this. Someone just filled a request of mine in Pennsylvania and I know how exciting that is.

I will get the rest of the photos up as soon as I can. Please feel free to use any photos I've provided, but I would appreciate credit for them.

I see that you have requests for John and Charlotte Rumbold -- we'll see what we can do about them.

Added by Celia G on Sep 09, 2014 4:44 AM
Barbara Goss
What a coincidence. In 1962, the year I graduated from NTHS, we moved to Hagen Avenue... off Rumbolt. You wouldn't recognize it now. A new street runs from Division to Hagen. My father was Teddy Thomas the wrestling referee and Niagara County Legistator and my uncle was Iron Talun. Small world. Feel free to message me anytime:
Added by Barbara Goss on Sep 08, 2014 9:19 PM
Barbara Goss
I'm originally from North Tonawanda too! Washington Street.
Added by Barbara Goss on Sep 08, 2014 8:46 PM
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