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pizzabagel (#47053458)
 member for 8 years, 9 months
Karen Kratzer
George & Ida Kratzer
Hi I was wondering who the Mary on the tombstone of George Kratzer (died 1934) what the last name on the tombstone reads I think it says Beghy and what is the year of death. I'm trying to find some info on a George Kratzer I don't know when he died just when he was born and he married and Ada Whitlock could be Ida he had a sister Mary was wondering if this is the same person. Thanks Karen

Added by Karen Kratzer on Jan 09, 2016 3:01 PM

Linda Hilz
Alois Hilz
I transferred him back as he's not my Great Uncle. So sorry to have bothered you. Thank you.

Added by Linda Hilz on Jul 05, 2014 1:33 PM

Linda Konrad
Thank you for the tips on where to look for more information. Much appreciated.

Added by Linda Konrad on Sep 25, 2010 5:48 PM

Linda Konrad
Patrick Donnelly
Hi, Do you know any information about Patrick Donnelly at the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings Co, NY? There are no dates on his headstone. I wonder where his wife is buried? Any information would be most appreciated. Thanks. Linda His # is 3261 5985

Added by Linda Konrad on Sep 24, 2010 9:04 PM

H. A. Weinbaum III (Alex)
John Back
Thank you for the transfer and I updated his information.


Added by H. A. Weinbaum III (Alex... on Jun 14, 2010 8:01 PM

New York Historian
William Stachelroth
Good morning.
I thought I would help you with the death date of William Stachelroth. I see your photo request for Most Holy Trinity Cemetery. I will be in that cemetery this week to photograph the headstones, if there is a headstone.


Stachelroth William 4 y Aug 22 1897 13800 Kings S324

Click here: William Stachelroth (1893 - 1897) - Find A Grave Memorial

Added by New York Historian on Nov 07, 2009 10:53 PM

Chris H
RE: Stachelroth
Thanks so much for the info. I was wondering since I did not have death dates for the Stachelroths, but now thanks to you I do. Catherine Struempfler Stachelroth is a distant relation and am glad to see that someone I was researching who is buried in that cemetery has a headstone remaining! So far, all others in my research buried there unfortunately have no markers remaining.

I will make a request for the Stachelroths but am in no hurry to get it filled. I have been to Most Holy Trinity awhile ago and plan to go again. I live out of state so am unsure when I'll be able to get there. The times I was there though, there were no security people to give me a hard time (thankfully :))Thanks again!

Added by Chris H on Sep 29, 2009 9:32 AM

Chris H
Hi, I see you added memorials for Louis, Katherine & William Stachelroth at Most Holy Trinity in Brooklyn. I did not see photos and was wondering if you knew if the headstones were still remaining? Thanks.

Added by Chris H on Sep 28, 2009 8:16 AM

Theresa S
Holy Cross
Answers below
1. Regarding the grave at the St. James Section location, it could very well be true that the site was purchased by Thomas Harr and that James (Herr?) is also buried there. It's just that the marker indicates just the name of Catherine R. (I'm a bit confused. The marker of Margaret Best, et al indicates that it was erected by James J. Herr, but that James J. Harr is buried there. Am I correct in assuming that these are two different individuals?)
James J Harr (Herr) is my grandfather. Margaret is his daughter, my aunt. As far as I know there is only one James Harr (Herr) in my family that would be buried there. Thomas Harr (Herr) is his great grandfather, but I dont know that his is buried there. Eliza Harr (Herr) is Thomas' wife..James' Mother.

2. They might also be correct when they say that there are six others buried with Margaret Best. Again, the marker lists only five names. I'd really love to get a look at their records.
The cemetery wants $75 to access the names of those buried there. I cannot see paying it.

3. No, I've never been to St. Peters Cemetery. Before yesterday, I hadn't been to Holy Cross Cemetery. According to my list of cemeteries under the care of St. Johns, St. Peters isn't one of them, so I checked Yahoo. They list this phone number: (718) 442-2363
I will try to call them and see if they give me any info.

4. Out of curiosity, I checked the death index database at the German Genealogy Group website ( for the surname Harr. There were three names from Richmond: Catherine (68y, Jan 27 1920), Thomas (65y, Apr 7 1898), Thomas (53y, Oct 23 1944). The date associated with the second name agrees with that on the marker at the Find A Grave memorial you mentioned. I'm not sure how much information you have about these individuals. Since I'm going to the Municipal Archives tomorrow, I'll look up their certificates and relay it all to you.

I too saw that on the website. I think that Thomas is my great grandfather..Catherine is his second wife and Thomas is his son from his second marriage. I would appreciate anything you find. Someone was going to help me with some other searches I need since I am unable to come to NY but have not heard back from him yet.

Added by Theresa S on Jan 11, 2009 9:41 PM

Theresa S
Holy Cross Cemetery
I sent my request to Holy Cross who forwarded it to St. John's I believe. They are stating that the site of Catherine R. was purchased by Thomas Harr but that James was buried there. I cannot find the resting place of Thomas. They stated my Aunt Margaret Best had six others buried with her but from the inscription, it doesnt appear to be so.

Have you ever been to St Peters Cemetery in Richmond Co? I saw a Thomas Harr photo listed on find a grave. I know my great grandfather's second wife, along with their son and my grandfather (from Thomas' first marriage) lived in Richmond. Do you know how to obtain records from Richmond to see if that Thomas is him?

Added by Theresa S on Jan 11, 2009 12:40 PM

Theresa S
Could you please post the picture to the others listed as I did put a memorial up for them.

Added by Theresa S on Jan 11, 2009 9:46 AM

Theresa S
Holy Cross - Thank You
Thank you very much for taking the time to take the picture. The cemetery sent me a letter stating my family was buried in two separate grave sites. With the information you gave me, it appears they were not. Did the marker with Catherine R. have anyone else listed on it? My great grandfather's second wife, was named Catherine.

Added by Theresa S on Jan 11, 2009 9:43 AM

: )
Thanks so much....I will keep the photo you posted & won't be needing it posted with the Bivona's too. Someone else had already posted those. Thanks again for everything. Hope you have a Wonderful Holiday!!!

Added by Joan on Dec 07, 2008 4:04 PM

Thanks so much for going to Calvary Cemetery in search of Giovanni Mussomeli's Grave. Sorry that the name can up as Bivona. I had no idea. If you can go back and take the photo of his grave I would really appreciate it. Also I will post Anthony & Josephine Bivona's photo requests on findagrave. Josephine is the daughter of Giovanni Mussumeli and I will need all these photo's posted. His name just happens not to be on the heasdstone is all. But, I know he's there....Thanks You!

Added by Joan on Dec 04, 2008 2:43 PM

Pam Works
Thomas Nitseper
Dear Pizzabagel:

Thank you SO much for posting the photo of the Thomas and Rozallia Niteseper headstone at Most Holy Trinity in Brooklyn.

Althougyh I am in CT and not too far from Brooklyn, I understand that the church and cemetery are not in such a great neighborhood.

By the way, would it be possible for you to tell me whether the headstone was made of Tin? Also, is the gravesite under the shadows of the EL train?

I believe I was taken to this cemeter when I was a little girl (maybe about 40 years ago). I remember the tin headstones and the elevated train going by. For some reason, I remember two headstones--not one. Whatever . . .

Anyhow, thanks again for your generous assistance.

Have a wonderful thanksgiving.
Pam Works

Added by Pam Works on Nov 22, 2008 10:30 AM

Marcia B.
Thank you so much for the picture of Dora Wieder's grave at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. I really appreciate the time you took to get it for me.

Added by Marcia B. on Nov 19, 2008 12:07 PM

Ray Cannata
Thanks for the Braver look up!

Added by Ray Cannata on Nov 19, 2008 11:49 AM

Linda Goebel
Hi there
Just looking for some help with this cemetery and was wondering if you knew of someone who would find and take pictures on my aunt and uncle's gravestones?

The names are John W. Smith buried March 1, 1958 and his wife is next to him. Her name is Paunelle Lee-Smith, she died December 19, 1959 and was buried December 23, 1959.

The burial location is:
Garden of Prayer Grave 1 and 2, Section 16, Lor 202A.

The death certificate for Paunelle Smith states that she is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Cypress Hills, New York

Also, would you happen to know what may have happened to the Tator-Murray Funeral Home records? They handled my aunts arrangements when she died and I would love to reach someone who may have these records and information from the file....looking for obituaries on both John W. Smith and Paunelle Smith.

Thank you very much for any help that you could give me.


Added by Linda Goebel on Nov 15, 2008 3:53 PM

Catherine Rimill
Thanks for trying to find my great gandmother's grave.

Added by Sharon on Nov 08, 2008 4:54 PM


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