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Jaye Kasper (#47755273)
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Bio Photo I believe that our present depends on our past. Many of our cemeteries are underfunded and older stones are slipping from our hands. Many organizations, such as Find A Grave, are doing a good job on locating and transcribing the history represented by both the gravestones and the family information provided by members, but there is still a lot to do.

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RE: Isaac Perrigo

Appreciate the effort....anything you might turn up will be of help. Thanks Again!

Added by Sentinal on Jul 02, 2015 2:16 PM
Isaac Perrigo

I am interested in finding out more about this individual as I have been hunting the whereabouts of Isaac Hitchcock Perrigo who died in 1875. He has two sisters buried in Linwood Cemetery, Minerva Goodrich and Mary Van Duzee a third is supposed to be buried somewhere in Dubuque. Emily Asenath Van Duzee was the wife of Alonzo Van Duzee who was a Lawyer and later clerk of the US Federal court in Dubuque from 1882 till 1912 He too died there but can't find him either.
Isaac went from NY to WI, and MN and back to lockport NY. He was a Carriage and wagon maker by trade till WI when he went into the lumber & milling Business. Oral histories have him making a number of trips to IA to visit his sisters and his children over the years. Isaac's wife Asenath Wicker died in IL in 1872 and is listed as being buried in Durango, IA Dubuque Co but nothing found there as yet. Unable to find any record of him in Erie Co Ny regarding burial and was wondering if this might be the man i"m looking for.
Added by Sentinal on Jun 17, 2015 2:16 PM
Ostrander Questions
Thank you, Jaye, for your willingness to help.

I found some answers and have some additional information that should help.

To summarize, I found Stewart's plot, found the Oak Hill plot map, but need help confirming Rachel's birth and death dates. Also, knowing who paid for the headstone and when would be useful. The details:

1. The Oak Hill Cemetery Burial Database indicates that Stuart [sic] Ostrander is indeed buried with Rachel, William, and May Dillon - all of them are in Block 129 Lot 1234 (Space is blank for all four; I assume that 1234 equals plots 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 in Block 29)

2. I will use Oak Hill's plot map and Burial Database to figure out how far or near the other Ostrander relatives are buried. The map is useful.

3. There are different dates for Rachel Flowers Ostrander's birth and death:

a. Headstone (your transcription): b. 21 Nov 1832; d. 11 Aug 1885 or 1886

b. IA Cemetery Records / Tombstone Records of Linn County IA, p 245: b. 1825 d. 1881 age 56

c. Find-a-grave summary by Dawn Townsend: 1825 - 1881

Thank you, Tom Brown
Added by tom5brown8 on Jun 01, 2015 11:38 AM
Rachel, William, and May (Dillon) Ostrander
Four days ago you posted photographs of my second great-grandmother's grave in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids (and the graves of her son and daughter-in-law, as well). THANK YOU!

They obviously desired to preserve their history. Now you have allowed me to see their beautiful grave stones for myself.

I do have a few questions for you below, but here is some family background first -

Rachel was widowed about 1864. Her husband, Daniel J Ostrander, ran a stage line, hotels, and taverns in Pennsylvania. She made the papers in Stroudsburg in the early 1870s when she received county poor funds for her five fatherless children. She also made the papers in Cedar Rapids in 1874 when her neighbor, landlord Martin Moore, attacked her boys (William and Stewart) for making racket with their dogs on Sunday morning. Her sons made the papers many more times. They became flagrant violators of Iowa's prohibition laws (1882-1894). William fled to Omaha where he opened a popular saloon in time for the 1898 Omaha World's Fair. Stewart (my great grandfather) stayed on in Cedar Rapids. He died in the Linn County poor house on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1906 (I learned this thanks to researchers at the Linn County Genealogical Society). My great grandmother and grandmother left him in 1898.

My questions:

1. Can you make out the birth and death dates on Rachel's grave?
2. Is there a record as to when the tombstone was placed or who paid for it? Rachel's eldest child, Francis E (1847-1922), married Samuel W Reese - a successful NY businessman. (They are buried in New Jersey.)
3. Based on the funeral home record, I know that Stewart was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Is there any record as to where? I would guess that he is buried near to his mother and brother.
4. Here is a clue - I have linked Danelia J Richardson (1865-1944) to her mother, Rachel Ostrander. Is she buried nearby? Perhaps Stewart is close? Danelia's daughter, Grace Van Metre (1882-1965), may also be nearby (though the old pioneer Van Metre family may be some distance away). Her husband was Richard T Van Metre.

I greatly appreciate the photographs, and any additional information that you may be able to provide.

Tom S. Brown
Added by tom5brown8 on May 29, 2015 6:01 PM

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