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Jo Ann Schmidt (#47526001)
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I have loved family story since I was a child in Brooklyn New York, and now have geneology as my number one advocation. I am trying to document my entire family on this wonderful site, and have already connected with a few folks out there I would have never met.
I also think, aside from the research this site allows, it provides a wonderful way to remember those who have gone to a better place.
I will take photos of graves as requested, and just wish that when requesting the person indicates the actual location of the grave, which is found by contacting the cemetery prior to making the request.
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Janis Chevalier
RE: Francis Christian's daughter
I am the grand daughter of Augusta Georgianna Christian who married John A. Loughran. Their only child James is my father. I have uncovered a box of family photos that were labeled with names but I had no idea of the relationships. I will upload them to the appropriate graves.
Added by Janis Chevalier on Sep 10, 2013 9:27 AM
Janis Chevalier
Francis Christian's daughter
I am the daughter of James Loughran. Gussie Christian/Loughran is my grand mother. When Gussie died, my family went to her house to close it up. My mother unplugged a clock in Gussie's living room and my father gasped. He said it had been turned off at the exact time on Gussie's death certificate. We thought that was just coincidence until he told us this was the SECOND time the clock had done this. He said when he was young, the clock belonged to a female cousin who had died young and her family was devastated. The clock was originally a wind up mantle clock but it stopped when the daughter died and the family didn't want it in the house. Since my father was very handy, they gave it to him. He couldn't fix is so he replaced the wind-up parts with the electrical version that startled him when my grandmother died. The daughter of Francis Christian must be the young female cousin in our strange family history story.
Added by Janis Chevalier on Sep 08, 2013 1:14 PM
Judy B.
RE: Arthur Hagemeyer
I'll contact you by email. I'd rather not put any additional info in a public message.
Added by Judy B. on Jul 07, 2012 8:44 PM
Judy B.
RE: Arthur Hagemeyer
I only have a letter from Tusten about his death which really gave me no info. I have to search for it.
I also have to look for the articles about the bigamy which I believe said that someone came to her door and told her about the second wife.
If you look at the 1900 census you will find him at two different addresses which weren't far from each other. His birth was Apr 1864.
Added by Judy B. on Jul 06, 2012 6:15 AM
Judy B.
RE: Arthur Hagemeyer
Charles is buried in Lutheran....Map 5 Lot 3574.
I looked for it a few years back but only found one of those "rounded" vaults and no marker. Of course it's possible I found the wrong grave.
I figured out his death from a piece in the paper for condolences (or something like that) from a Masonic Lodge.
He died in NY State. Somewhere around here I have a letter verifying his death from Tusten, NY (I think).
I've always meant to get back to them for more details such as was he married. I say that because his wife listed herself as a widow in the 1910 census. I wonder if they remarried or she just said that since the big D was frowned upon the.

Added by Judy B. on Jul 03, 2012 11:08 AM
Judy B.
RE: Arthur Hagemeyer
Oooops! I was wrong. I did have the connection but apparently never updated my info.
I have a death for a Lillian Hagemeyer in 1945. She was married to Arthur L. and was living in Astoria, Queens. She was born 5/2/1903 to Joseph William Kenna and Ida Barnydt.
I also have a death for a Lillian Hagemeyer of 301 E. 94th St., 2 yrs 28 days, born 10/12/1922. She died 1/9/1923 and is buried in Lutheran. Her parents were Arthur Hagemeyer and Lillian Kenna.
Added by Judy B. on Jul 01, 2012 2:40 PM
Judy B.
RE: Arthur Hagemeyer
Jo Ann,

I have 2 Arthur's. One is the son of Charles F. and Emma Butz. This Charles was the bigamist and was first married to Annie Weiss and then to Emma Butz.
The other Arthur was his son.
If you search for Arthur Hagemeyer on findagrave you will find Arthur L. buried with Lillian Kenna. I posted the photo. I don't remember where I found the connection except probably in a census record where he was listed as Arthur L.
Of course I am not 100% sure as I haven't confirmed everything yet. I'm probably going to the archives this week and I'll try to remember to look up the records again.
Is there any other info you need?

Added by Judy B. on Jul 01, 2012 7:55 AM
RE: Emma Abel Wilbarth
Hi there! No, no connection, and I am racking my brain trying to figure out why I asked you about her.
The only thing I can think of is... I see you recently created the memorial, is it possible that you had the cemetery as Loundon instead of Loudon and when I did a search for photo requests I saw Loundon and was curious where it was, so I asked you. Then you made the correction to Loudon and when I went to find out why I asked about the location of Loundon, it no longer existed because you had made the correction.
or.... I am just losing my mind.
Added by Michelle on Aug 24, 2011 3:37 AM
RE: Emma Abel Wilbarth
I don't remember why I wanted to know that.
Added by Michelle on Aug 23, 2011 9:26 AM
Emma Abel Wilbarth
Can you tell me where the cemetery is where she is buried?
Added by Michelle on Aug 17, 2011 3:17 AM
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