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Egg_and_Dart (#46909403)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 16 days
R J Heller
Saint John's #2 cemetery - Pottsville PA
Hi Egg and Dart

Please be aware that any death certificate you have saying the person was buried in St. John's #2 means they are buried in YORKVILLE which is a different cemetery and location than what Find A Grave says.

The Pottsville PA cemetery information at Find A Grave is a mess. The cemetery they have as St John's #2 at N.Centre and Clinton streets is actually Saint Patrick's #3.

How did this happen? Apparently, Find A Grave doesn't check to verify cemeteries that people create. I believe somebody created a Saint John's #2 and it snowballed from there. I think it's foolish of Find A Grave to allow people to create cemeteries when they can't find what they are looking for.Folks often don't know the area they are dabbling with and that a cemetery they can't find is on the list with another name. That is what probably happened.

St. John's #2 is aka the YORKVILLE cemetery and is also called Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cemetery. Find A Grave says that Yorkville is aka St. John's #3 and that's wrong

St. John's #3 is the now abandoned cemetery at 8th and Pierce streets in Pottsville. Find A Grave calls that St. John's #1

Saint John's #1 was behind the church and is now a parking lot. Those who were interred there were moved to Calvary cemetery in Mount Carbon

It's a serious problem and Find A Grave don't seem to really care as they have ignored all 3 of my attempts to get it corrected. I finally said screw it.

All I have written is what I was told at the Schuylkill County Historical Society and one of the ladies who helped me was a church record keeper at Saint John the Baptist in Pottsville for many years.

FWIW, I found all 11 of my people who were said to be buried at St John's #2 in the cemetery at 20th and Mahantonga streets and that is Yorkville.

Best Wishes

R J Heller

Added by R J Heller on May 30, 2017 8:29 AM

Peggy Bargen Duey
Find A Grave changes
I have some edits for you and didn't know if you knew about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends.

New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it and possibly change correct info.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.

Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on May 10, 2017 8:30 AM

brooks dillon
Missing information from some of family
I found this site by searching for family members. I have noticed some family information is missing for some of my family. How can I get this added of at least let you know?

Brooks S.

Added by brooks dillon on Apr 25, 2017 3:35 PM

RE: Mrs. Esther Baker Jennings
You are most welcome.

Added by Aislin on Jan 13, 2017 11:12 AM

Donna Wilkins
Emmett J Hudgins
First let me thank you for all of your dedication to creating countless memorial ages photographs! I am researching the Hudgins family and it is obvious that you did a lot of work on the Friendship Cemetery in Mathews, VA. Emmett J Hudgins 1872-1924 has some errors on his page. His parents listed were not yet born (1907 & 1915 respectively) when he was born.

His father actually was Franklin Hudgins B:abt 1830 D:27 Apr 1894 and his mother was Nancy J Brownley Hudgins (#36877372)married in 1851. There is no memorial page for Franklin Hudgins but I feel like he must be buried there too. From your photos it appears Nancy is buried in the same family plot with son Emmett and his wife Fannie Davis Hudgins. Could husband/father Franklin be buried with them? Do you know or is there any way to find out. Any help is much appreciated.
Thank you,
Donna Wilkins

Added by Donna Wilkins on Nov 21, 2016 9:17 PM

Christina Carlton
Cassell photos
I was wondering where you came across your photos for the Cassell family of Norfolk, VA.

Added by Christina Carlton on Sep 14, 2016 2:16 PM

Stanley B Newman
It appears you have two memorials for Stanley B Newman. The other one is Stanley Boyd Newman. Would you please combine them? Thanks

Added by Nikki on Aug 30, 2016 7:51 AM

Rose Marie Lewis
James W. and Louise Lewis Grave Memorial
Hello, Thank you for posting the grave site information and the obit for my grandfather, James Washington Lewis. They got the gravestone wrong on my grand mom. It is supposed to be Farrell with two l's.

Added by Rose Marie Lewis on Aug 12, 2016 8:09 AM

C. E. Bailey
Alexander Winder photo
Appreciate your effort. Thank you!

Added by C. E. Bailey on Jul 25, 2016 8:33 PM

jean herring
Robert k gayle
Robert k Gayle is my great uncle Harry bee Gayle jr not half brother. Please transfer to family. Jean

Added by jean herring on May 11, 2016 8:09 AM

rebecca douglass
Would you please consider transferring Mary's Find A Grave memorial to me? Mary is a part of my family, and I would like to maintain her memorial.

Thank you for your consideration.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Added by rebecca douglass on May 03, 2016 1:06 PM

rebecca douglass
Would you please consider transferring Mary's Find A Grave memorial to me? Mary is a part of my family, and I would like to maintain her memorial.

Thank you for your consideration.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Added by rebecca douglass on May 03, 2016 1:06 PM

John Ruehrmund
Grave of Jeffrey Flowers
I'm interested in your source of information about the grave of Jeffrey Flowers died 1726 and buried at Abingdon Episcopal Church in Gloucester County, Virginia. hints that this person is my ancestor and has a link to your memorial to him but I cannot find any reference to him in any of the books about the churches burials. I've been told by the church secretary that the original burial records were destroyed in the Rosewell Plantation fire and the tombstone itself is so weathered it cannot be read. I would greatly appreciate your help with this matter.
Thank you,
John Ruehrmund

Added by John Ruehrmund on Mar 15, 2016 7:28 AM

Ann LaCombe
RE: Thank you for the photo!
You are very welcome! I am so glad I could do it for you-Ann

Added by Ann LaCombe on Mar 09, 2016 3:52 PM

Brian Goolsby
Birth date change
Hello, I'm a grandson of George W Gunn (Find A Grave Memorial# 21013365). I have found 3 records(1 census, 1 WWI draft card, and 1 WWII draft card) indicating that he was born April 28, 1881.
Would you be so kind to update his memorial? If you need I can furnish the links to the census and draft records.
Brian Goolsby

Added by Brian Goolsby on Feb 13, 2016 11:54 AM

Dan Oh
George bousum
You recently sent me a correction for this burial:

I've added the obit.

Added by Dan Oh on Feb 06, 2016 12:47 PM

Mark Berg
Sickman graves
Thank you for the pictures of the Sickmans at Dutch Lutheran Cemetery. They are great. Mark Berg

Added by Mark Berg on Feb 02, 2016 5:58 PM

Thanks so much for posting the photo of Eve. Miller's grave marker. It's a great photo!


Added by E&GRay on Jan 27, 2016 1:32 PM

Angelo and Rosa Goretti ~ Saint Phillip and James Cemetery NJ

Dear Egg and Dart ~

Thank you kindly for transferring management of Angelo and Rosa's memorials to me. I promise to take good care of them. May I ask if you would also consider transferring management of their daughter France's Goretti - 31601786 - to me?

Thank you also for the terrific work you do on Find A Grave. This is a wonderful website which unites families and preserves history for all.

Fondly, Clair

Added by gwtwqueenie on Oct 25, 2015 11:51 PM

RE: Looking just splendid!
I apologize if I overwhelmed you with my requests. You certainly did a lot of work creating the memorials, and I would never ask someone to transfer so many memorials, but I can understand your situation. I do appreciate your thoughtfulness in transferring the memorials to me. I joined so I will be able to find more information to add to the memorials. Thanks for all your hard work on Find A Grave, and thanks once again for the transfers.

Added by GJ on Oct 25, 2015 5:09 PM

Robert David Miller
Eleanore Molley
Thank You for finding her, I have deleted my memorial for her. Sincerely, Robert Miller

Added by Robert David Miller on Oct 23, 2015 5:56 PM

David Smith
George Washington Smith
Thank you for the transfer. Dave

Added by David Smith on Sep 28, 2015 9:16 AM

Josiah Lilly Deans # 41155954
Hey Egg & Dart. I have a question regarding Josiah Lily Deans mother~ Anna Maria Dandridge Deans. Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett died on Dec 17, 1777. 34 years before Josiah's birth. Anna Maria's death is well documented as she was Martha Dandridge Custis Washington's sister.

Added by jmgs1 on Sep 09, 2015 3:44 PM

Cheryl White
Theron C. Kirkpatrick, Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka
Just a note to let you know I have added the cemetery info and obit to his page.

Added by Cheryl White on Jul 31, 2015 5:54 AM

Bill Foster (W.L.Foster )
Trans fer of Neil Foster
Thank of the Transfer----

Added by Bill Foster (W.L.Foster ) on Jul 25, 2015 6:33 AM


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