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JanisG (#47652946)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 16 days
Todd Whitesides
Speccott Family of Egloskerry, Cornwall
You have duplicated two of my memorials for this family. May I ask you to double check this for me? Thank you.

Added by Todd Whitesides on Feb 21, 2017 3:52 PM

Chesterville Presbyterian Cemetery
Thank you so much for taking the time to inform me about Chesterville Presbyterian and Maple Grove! I do have a couple of questions. Do you know when they quit burying at CPC, and when MG was started?

I feel certain that Hannah McNay Pharis was buried in one or the other. She died in 1866. Her husband William Pharis remarried and his 2nd wife Lucy Walker, who outlived him, is buried with her family at North Fork, but I think William, who died in 1881, must be at either CPC or MG with Hannah. Their daughter Sarah Pharis Jarvis and her husband William Jarvis are there. (William Jarvis is another name that shows up in both cemeteries.)

If I were to place Hannah and William Pharis in either CPC or MG, the time line for their closing and opening would be the key.

You are to be commended, to say the least, for all the work you have put into this graveyard endeavor! What a blessing it is to all of us who are searching for our ancestors!

Thanks again for your help.

Added by Martha on Sep 21, 2015 8:47 PM

Richard Rieck
John McCracken #141692257
While en route to California on Bear River, Idaho, Harrison Mattoon wrote on June 30, 1850 in his diary "Found a company [wagon train] who had been lying here a week with a sick man, but he died today. His name is J. McCracken from Chesterville O. Three of our boys are well acquainted with him."

In view of the similarity in names, death year and home it seems that John McCracken may actually be buried in Idaho as it was impossible to carry a body a thousand miles or more in the heat of summer. It was not common for families to erect a memorial marker or cenotaph in the family plot in honor of person who died and was actually buried on the trail. So there is a possibility that the JMC stone might only be a memorial.

Thought you might be interested.
Richard Rieck

Added by Richard Rieck on May 01, 2015 12:32 PM

Chris Nelson
RE: Protestan Cemetery at Penang
Thank you!

And you're doing some amazing work yourself, poring through records like that!


Added by Chris Nelson on Feb 09, 2015 1:54 AM

Luke Davidson
Augusta Angus Swetland
I just wanted to let you know that Augusta is also buried with Helen Baxter Angus (1889-1969) and James Angus (1849-1907). I noticed that you have him married to a James Angus (1855-1903). The two James Angus's are not the same person since they each have a different gravestone. I will share the other pictures I took if you would like me to email them to you.

Added by Luke Davidson on Oct 19, 2014 5:32 PM

Gail Rehling
RE: Parsons in Boyd Cemetery, Fredericktown, Ohio
Thank you so very much for the transfers and the photos are just great. It's hard to believe you could find the headstones, amazing.

Thank you

Added by Gail Rehling on Sep 15, 2014 11:33 PM

Susan Cocker Hopkins
Challenge, is Sarah Scott Robinson in Souslin Cemetery, as is husband?
Wonderful, and much appreciated specialty you have developed!

Should you happen to have reason to be looking for more buried grave stones in Souslin Cemetery, Licking County, I have a challenge to suggest. The burial place of Sarah Scott Robinson, the wife of David Robinson, # 80526732, has yet to surface. It may be that she is not buried near her husband, whom you have found in Souslin Cemetery, Licking County. It would seem to be a likely place to look. In the meantime, I've created a memorial page for Sara #134128651 so that family can be linked to her.

However, a grandson of Sarah and David, in his 1941 SAR application, indicated that she had died in 1867 in Illinois. If that is the case, since this is after the Civil War, when it became more common for bodies to be preserved for shipping, that hers was sent back to Ohio. I have not yet followed up on where all of Sarah and David's children are buried, in addition to the ones you found,in case she is buried with them, but one, Julina L. Robinson Painter is in Fallsburg Cemetery, Licking County, Memorial 47260261.

Added by Susan Cocker Hopkins on Aug 10, 2014 7:17 AM

Susan Cocker Hopkins
David Robinson & family, Souslin Cemetery
Wow ! Wonderful that you are searching for buried stones and publishing your results. Thanks so much !

David Robinson, Memorial # 80526732 is an ancestor of my husband. My submission of Julina Latta Robinson Painter as one of his children comes from a transcription of the Painter Family Bible.

I would be pleased to adopt the David Robinson family's graves.

Yet to be found is David's wife, Sarah Scott. She may be interred in Illinois. The hunt is on !

Susan Hopkins
member (#48194321)

Added by Susan Cocker Hopkins on Aug 05, 2014 7:25 AM

Earlywine Photos
Thanks so much for the beautiful photos you added.
Glad you are out there recording history! Jody

Added by JodyM on Jan 30, 2014 12:57 PM

Laura Plummer Ranville
Higbie memorial and hints
Thanks, Janis, for the transfer and the hint. I appreciate all of it!


Added by Laura Plummer Ranville on Jan 28, 2014 8:38 PM

Harry Rogers Photo (greendale cemetery)
Fantastic photo and memorial info!!! I will add it and adjust the memorial. Thank you for contacting me and have a great week!!!

Added by FutureAncestor on Jan 13, 2014 1:05 PM

Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts
Sarah 107374562 and Charlotte 107342640 Leeds
That is some awesome work!!! There is literally nothing on these ladies, so the work you are doing is pretty beneficial. Merry Christmas. Jacki

Added by Jacki, Weymouth Massachus... on Dec 25, 2013 9:27 AM

Beverly Stetler
RE: Newspaper Article from GAR Reunion
Thank you Janis ! I loved it :)

Added by Beverly Stetler on Dec 22, 2013 7:52 AM

Miriam Orr
Thanks so much for sending along the will. I am sure it will be appreciated by many!
All the best, Debra

Added by Debra on Dec 15, 2013 7:21 AM

Denise F
RE: John and Irene Gundling
Hello Janis, Yes I would very much like to manage the memorials. Thanks so much for the photos and memorials in advance.


Added by Denise F on Dec 09, 2013 9:38 AM

Kathy Worley Peters
Thank You
Thank you...I am grateful for this information and now have lots of leads to try to follow.
This is my grandfather's side of the family. On my grandmother's side of the family we have my g-g grandfather Jacob Zents buried in two cemeteries. I feel sure both Jacobs are related. It is just figuring out who is where. And to be honest it probably doesn't matter. I am just trying to honor each of them by remembering that they once felt joy as they lived their lives in their communities. They departed and left a little bit of their souls in their descendents. They are the roots that have helped make my family strong.

Added by Kathy Worley Peters on Nov 26, 2013 2:36 PM

Kathy Worley Peters
Cynthis Fuller Virtue
I am so glad you uncover gravestones. I went to Morrow County to try to locate Robert (her husband) and her grave. I couldn't even locate the cemetery. Someone at the library told me it was in a back yard in overgrown weeds. Robert would be the brother to my g-g grandfather. I am going to added Robert even though there is no stone and connect him to his parents in Guernsey County.
Kathy Worley Peters

Added by Kathy Worley Peters on Sep 24, 2013 12:18 PM

Barge family
Thanks, Janis!

Added by David on Aug 22, 2013 4:13 PM

Thank you so much for the transfers!

Added by KBStewart on Aug 14, 2013 8:23 AM

Lynn E. Garn
Hillard Children
Thanks for the transfer. I appreciate all the hard work. You may notice that I was able to photograph the grave markers for the four children. It's sad that none of them survived. Census records suggest that none of the children in this family survived to adulthood. I will definitely create separate memorials for the four children sometime in the next couple of days.

Lynn E. Garn
Woodbridge, VA

Added by Lynn E. Garn on Jul 24, 2013 5:42 AM

Michael Cassara
RE: English monument
Absolutely - always particularly happy to help another volunteer! I added the plot location to the caption for the photo for both - and transcribed the names as - because of the lighting and angles, there was too much glare to make the photo readable.

Added by Michael Cassara on Jul 13, 2013 2:19 PM

The Reverend
Shauck Cem.
I have a book of epitaphs from Shauck published in 1983 if you need help finding anything.

Added by The Reverend on Jul 01, 2013 9:05 AM

RE: Calavan Headstone
Thank you Janis for the field trip tips, extremely helpful. What would the tinfoil be used for? I am mystified.

Added by Susan on Jun 28, 2013 2:52 PM

Harold Weseloh
Schuster's in Cleveland
I've made the changes you recommended for William, 68062411, having his death much sooner than 101 years. I've also added your comments about Clara and Clarence on Edwin's page, 68083128. My connections to the Schusters beside membership at Immanuel and milk at the West Side Market are through the marriage of Marie (Luekens), wife of Edwin.


Added by Harold Weseloh on Jun 14, 2013 12:15 PM

Deborah Sitar
Louise Duckwitz
If you could link Louise to her mother Mary Boesch memorial 112232792, I would appreciate it very much. They are both at the Lutheran Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. I have posted a death certificate on Mary Boesch's memorial if you wish to check it out. Thank you very much! Deborah Sitar

Added by Deborah Sitar on Jun 13, 2013 3:41 AM


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