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Katherine White (#47815240)
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Bio Photo I welcome edits! That means you're enhancing a memorial, correcting an error, connecting a family or adding a date. Did I mention I LOVE maiden names?! Please use the edit tab (suggest a correction; aka SAC) when submitting - thank you!

Now, to the good stuff;

LANCASTER RURAL CEMETERY ~ Erie Co., NY. All known burials in Section A, B, C, D, E & OG are listed - 2016.

2012: Photo-documenting and transcribing 31 rows of the oldest section known as "OG" (Old Grave). Finished 2016! There are approx one dozen broken stones (no name) that cannot be identified; even through plot maps. Please refer to more info at the end if you have an interest in the earliest burials in this cemetery.

EVERGREEN LAWN CEMETERY ~ Town of Newstead (village of Akron) Erie Co., NY - Sept 2016. Started photographing one area at a time. Over 1000 memorials are now listed. 1200 more photo's taken; to be added over the winter.

SAINT MARY'S CEMETERY (Lancaster, Erie Co., NY) 2500+ pics taken Oct-Nov 2016. 1000 listed, the rest a work in progress.

MAPLE LAWN CEMETERY - Town of Newstead (village of Akron). Lots of confusion with this cemetery. Only 3 dozen standing stones out of 500 memorials. The rest are fallen, many barely legible and many broken as well. Others are completely covered by grass or non-existent. Also finding significant overlap with same names being found in Evergreen Lawn and cenotaphs. Photographing began Oct., 2016. This one is going to be a labor of love.

ALDEN EVERGREEN CEMETERY (Alden, Erie Co. NY) Sept. 2014: Transcribing and adding memorials; the oldest stones have now all been added. Approx 500 additional photos taken Aug-Nov 2016. To be added this winter.

ALDEN TOWN CEMETERY (Alden, Erie Co, NY) Nov. 2015: Completed a full and thorough transcribing of every stone; an abandoned cemetery with numerous unmarked graves. All stones identified except two - added as "unknown" with photos.

LANCASTER RURAL CEMETERY ~ Erie Co., NY (September 2016)
Section G Rows 1-15 completed; First opened to burials in the mid 1890's, largely consists of; single graves, children, infants, and a Potter's Field. Burials with no stone have been noted as such; photo requests are not needed unless a plot/row picture is desired. Some of these entries may contain spelling errors when no stone can be used as reference.

Transfer requests will be made within the Find A Grave guidelines; direct relatives within four generations. Please send transfer requests via the "Suggest a Correction" link under the "Edit" tab and include your relationship.
Copyright: No use of photos is given for any purpose other than your own genealogy. You need not ask permission although credit is appreciated.
Transcribing/Documenting Lancaster Rural (Erie Co., New York): James Clark's Journal ~ The cemetery has burials (known and unknown) dating back to 1808, but no official cemetery record was kept until 1870. James Clark compiled a journal of deaths taken from his diaries. It is by no means a complete record of burials, refers to most females as "the wife of so-n-so", children as "A child of Mr. Smith", and contains numerous spelling errors (many phonetic).

I cross reference names using census & probate records, published genealogies, historic newspapers, and just about anything available to me to properly identify people and strive for accuracy. It's definitely a work in progress which I enjoy spending most of my free time working on.

The reason you may see census records on some of my memorials in not for genealogy purposes, but rather to aid in connecting families in multi-generational (rural) cemeteries.

Lastly, slowly retaking my bad quality photos ;)

Cheers :)
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Laurie Hitchcock Roy
John Hitchcock
Thank you for the information on John Hitchcock. I appreciate it.
Added by Laurie Hitchcock Roy on Feb 22, 2017 10:33 AM
RE: Lancaster Rural Cemetery
Yes, you are correct Mary Reinhardt's daughter's first husband was a Hastrich. Mary Reinhardt's maiden name was Krueger. Thanks so much for checking back with me.

Added by patrick279 on Feb 20, 2017 7:19 PM
Kimberly (Breeden) Dunning
Thank You!
Hi Katherine!

Thank you so much for providing pictures of the gravestones for Arthur Edward Dannebrock and his wife Mary. I was amazed to see not just one graves but 2 for Edward--one military. Are both of these gravestones in the same cemetery? If in the same, are both graves together or in separate locations?
Thank you again for the beautiful pictures you took
and posted! 🌹
Added by Kimberly (Breeden) Dunnin... on Feb 14, 2017 11:21 AM
Lancaster Rural Cemetery
Thank you so very much for adding the photo of Mary Reinhardt's gravestone. If you can recall, did you notice any other Reinhardt family members buried there other than those currently listed (Mary, Edward, George)? Or Krueger (Mary Reinhardt's family) or Trudle/Trudel/Trudell? I have very little info on this part of my family so thank you again for creating Mary Reinhardt's memorial and adding her photo--at least now I know what my 3x great grandmother's birth/death dates and burial location are.

Added by patrick279 on Feb 13, 2017 12:42 PM
Tom Healy
Thank you Katherine!
Added by Tom Healy on Feb 11, 2017 8:07 PM
Karyl Bissell Jorgenson
Eleanor Bissell
Thanks so much Katherine!
Added by Karyl Bissell Jorgenson on Feb 11, 2017 5:36 PM
Martin Crill Memeorial
You left me a message at Find a grave to see if I am related to Martin Crill. Yes I am. You can contact me at Don
Added by Boggy49 on Feb 10, 2017 2:01 PM
R Fritz
Link to cemeteries trancribed

I was just wondering if you have a website for the cemeteries you have transcribed?

Thank you for all the good work you are doing

Ron Fritz
Added by R Fritz on Feb 09, 2017 5:07 AM
Thanks Kathi!
Added by MAUREEN E. GLEASON on Feb 03, 2017 6:54 AM
Kathy Dehen
Danord Steele 126142684
Hi Kathi:
Hope this finds you well.
I have some great news regarding my great x2 grandfather's cemetery info. I sent some info to the Lancaster Rural Cemetery including your Find a Grave, a book entry of his son Andrew showing he came from Erie Co., NY. I got a nice note from Frank Maddock and then today, an e-mail from Craig Walcott indicating they have changed the record so he is now Danford Steele, not Sanford.

Now if I could just find his military records either in New York or possibly Vermont. Any suggestions? I am hopeful that if I could prove his military service, I could get a new stone thru the US govt and the War of 1812 group in the Lancaster area could help get it installed.

I really appreciate all your help and hard work for Find a grave.

Kathy Dehen
Added by Kathy Dehen on Jan 25, 2017 10:32 AM
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