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Jan Valesky (#47756817)
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Bio Photo Hi,
I am new to Find a Grave. I started a search for my family after taking a class ay YSU. We had to do an assignment on our Family Health History. That assignment started me looking for my family. My father died when I was young so I never got to know his side of the family. Now that I have started this search and working on my Family Tree I am consumed with finding out as much as I can. When I came across this site I was able to find family members in Maryland and Oklahoma because someone took the time to post the information. I feel I need to repay this by helping others. I live in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. I will do my best to help you find your family in the area.
Jan Valesky
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Neal Gardner
RE: Mahoning Ave Pioneer Cemetery
Thanks Jan,

I'll send a 2nd request to delete the one I created.
Added by Neal Gardner on Sep 19, 2013 1:29 PM
Neal Gardner
Mahoning Ave Pioneer Cemetery
Hi Jan,
Yesterday I actually walked over from the library to check out the cemetery sign. Currently there are 3 cemeteries listed in Finda. One listed merely as Pioneer Cemetery was created a few years ago by myself (naively) when I discovered my 3rd great grmo, Sarah(Kilpatrick) Lenney had been buried there in 1856.

There is a CORRECT version of this cemetery on Finda, "Mahoning Avenue Pioneer Cemetery". You might want to change your pages to this cemetery in the near future. I'm going to ask a more knowledgable contributor help me to delete my "Pioneer Cemetery" and the misspelled "Mahong Ave...." and transfer Mem pages to the correct cemetery. Make that the burials you added are not duplicates of burials in "Mahoning Avenue Pioneer Cemetery. It normally takes at least a month to have these corrections made.
Regards, Neal Gardner
Added by Neal Gardner on Sep 19, 2013 1:07 PM
Neal Gardner
Mahoning not Mahong
I don't know who created this cemetery, but it is Mahoning, not Mahong. Any idea who the creator is ? or how to have it changed ? I think this is also a duplicate of Pioneer Cemetery (Warren) that already exists, which is behind the Red Cross building overlooking the Mahoning River.
Added by Neal Gardner on Sep 17, 2013 2:43 PM
kathie martin
Alvin Doty
Thank you for taking the time to fill my request. Best regards Kathie.
Added by kathie martin on Oct 24, 2012 12:50 AM
Joshia Wilson
Thank you so much for the photo of Josiah's stone. I really appreciate your kindness.
Added by Jackie on Sep 15, 2012 5:03 PM
Dan Stone
Duplicate Cemeteries
Hi Jan,

Since I see you live in Warren, perhaps you may be able to assist in resolving a duplicate cemetery situation I just came across. It seems The Old Mahoning (Pioneer) Cemetery has gotten entered twice here on Find A Grave, with duplicate memorials appearing as a result. The Find A Grave FAQ says:

"What if I notice that there are duplicate listings for the same cemetery in the same county and I know that there is only one?
Please use the cemetery fix/update forum ( to submit cemetery updates or non-members use We will merge the cemetery records into one listing. It is particularly helpful if you have an address for the cemetery (we can add that to the cemetery's record, too)."

I am not of the local area (I'm in Washington State), while the cemetery fix/update forum requests "you should have knowledge of the area for which you are requesting, DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING!!!," so I'm wondering if you would be kind enough to submit the request.

The information for the duplicates is as follows:

Old Mahoning Cemetery (

Mahong Avenue Pioneer Cemetery (

Thank you,

Added by Dan Stone on Aug 25, 2012 2:41 PM
Kaye Hardendorf Dyer
Memorial 77169892 George D. Dunkerton
Jan, I am making a memorial for GEorge's wife, Sarah. It looks like, on George's photo, that she died June 30, 1921. After I get the memorial done would it be possible for you to put the gravestones on hers also. Thank you.

George D.'s birthdate is March 03, 1846, Trumbull County,Ohio...probably North Bloomfield as it doesn't look like he left his mom and dad, Richard and Elizabeth Haine Dunckerton. Thanks.
Added by Kaye Hardendorf Dyer on Jul 23, 2012 5:16 PM
Kathi Lynn King
Hi Jan Do you know when Augusta Valesky died? the date is not on her tombstone but it must have been after 1931 which is when her husband died. Kathi
Added by Kathi Lynn King on May 31, 2012 7:52 PM
gisele kurtz mitchell
oh , And welcome to the very Addicting world of Find A Grave!
Added by gisele kurtz mitchell on Apr 26, 2012 7:00 AM
gisele kurtz mitchell
RE: John Perter Clarke & Karolene Clarke Jenkins
you are so very welcome !
Added by gisele kurtz mitchell on Apr 26, 2012 6:58 AM
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