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cataholic4ever (#46531689)
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Since 2009 I have been working on preserving the Greenwood Cemetery. I started out taking care of a few family members there and then found more and more. I am related somehow to almost 1/2 of the cemetery.

I have been going through the cemetery stone by stone trying to physically place all the graves. I'm also trying to add names to the stones that are unreadable, which is very very hard! Sometimes I find a stone which just says mother or father even

I have been going through obituaries, church records, cemetery books, county birth records, funeral home records, and death records just trying to make sure every one is found and taken care of.

If you are within the FAG guidelines I will GLADLY transfer too.

The Greenwood cemetery is done. There maybe the occasional found ancestor in the obits or death certs, but all the photos (Except for recent burials like 2013 to 1016) have been taken of every stone I could find.

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Please Do not copy, or post to any website, any of the pictures that I've added to Find-a-Grave Memorials without getting my permission first thank you.

Thank you.
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Iowa Girl
RE: Robert D. Gardner
Thanks - so much to learn! You have a great day also.
Added by Iowa Girl on Apr 22, 2017 11:39 AM
Iowa Girl
RE: Robert D. Gardner
Yes, I like when I can find family for memorials also or at least have the family info there for future searchers. I have found so much on Findagrave so hopefully I can help others. I removed what I added to his since I saw on your profile statements. Do you want me to add it again? Thanks so much.
Added by Iowa Girl on Apr 21, 2017 7:10 PM
Catherine Renschler
RE: John Milton White
I checked the Adams County papers and the Blue Hill paper (just across the line in Webster County) and didn't find any mention of his death. I also searched the 1885 Nebraska State census and did not find anyone I thought could be him.

I also looked for a probate and didn't find one.

What is your source of information that he lived in and is buried in Adams County? Having more specific information could help me locate information on him.

Have you checked the newspapers where his children lived in 1899 for mention of his death? Where did he live prior to moving to Adams County?

If you can give me more information, I will see if I can find any record of his living here.

Added by Catherine Renschler on Apr 21, 2017 11:25 AM
Iowa Girl
RE: Robert D. Gardner
Sorry, no, I am not related to the people in these memorials. I am adding the info from their obituaries to help others looking to find family history and connections and hopefully not lose family info.
Added by Iowa Girl on Apr 20, 2017 4:28 PM
You are really whipping Greenwood into shape. When I was in Altoona for my Mother's burial I was going to go up to Greenwood (and Rose Hill) and leave flowers, but the weather just wasn't good enough. I did Calvary where a my Mother is and the godparents, aunts uncles and cousins from her circle, and Oak Ridge, where I saw that my step-grandfather's stone is still face down, but I didn't make it to any of the others. My son is in Altoona today planting Easter flowers in Calvary for Mom and the grandparents.
Added by Kat on Apr 15, 2017 11:52 AM
Catherine Renschler
John Milton White
Next week when I get to the historical society archive I see if I can find anything on him.
Added by Catherine Renschler on Apr 13, 2017 6:17 PM
Richard Cummings
RE: Bertha Hainey Norris
Thanks, I understand that this is a 1 in a thousand chance of success so my expectations are rational. I will try to contact living descendants to ask if they ever heard family stories of a twin to Bertha. Thank you for the good work you did on researching the people on FindAGrave. You have been a big help to many people! Richard
Added by Richard Cummings on Apr 02, 2017 6:50 PM
Richard Cummings
RE: Bertha Hainey Norris
Thanks for your efforts to try to make sense of this. FYI, the DNA makes sense as do the circumstances. The DNA shows two men whose ancestry intersects at John Hainley and Barbara Thomas with my significant other. The location is the same: Gallitzin and nearby Blair County and Bertha Edna Hainey's birth date of November 30, 1887 is the exact same date of Annie Wicker (family tradition and census). The circumstances: John Hainey died in 1887 while his wife Barbara was pregnant. We'll probably never know the exact circumstances of the birth and separation of the twins but we can perhaps understand why a new widow with several young children and new twins might find some relief by giving up one of the twins. Also, Barbara Thomas Hainley had twin siblings so twins apparently ran in the Thomas or Hainley families.

Since I don't know when the Wickers adopted Annie I don't know what to expect from a baptism record, but when I read that you had researched some church records I thought that perhaps you might have some insight into how to do followup research. I am in Virginia and have less experience researching in Pennsylvania. So thank you very much for any help you can provide. Richard
Added by Richard Cummings on Apr 02, 2017 5:44 PM
cindi scott
RE: Aubra Gorrell
no but found his 2 wives
Added by cindi scott on Apr 02, 2017 5:29 PM
cindi scott
RE: Aubra Gorrell
not yet but I took it from his father being Albert Burns do you have it as something else?
Added by cindi scott on Apr 02, 2017 4:26 PM
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