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alfred janske (#47432838)
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Bio Photo Hello to everyone,

I'm working on several different projects in the Oakland area; Deputy Constable Denis Cronin's murdered in May 1897 in Emeryville (He might get a headstone this year!), Undertakers, Oddball Oakland people, Strange and Curious deaths, and many other items in Oakland and the Bay Area.

However, the St. Mary's cemetery project is at the head of the list because I'm writing a book about St. Mary's cemetery in Oakland.

If you have an interesting relative at St. Mary's, or if you have an interesting story, please send me a note. I'll research and see if I can incorporate them into my book. Thanks.

Please remember that the photographs and the articles, as per US law, are still mine and yes, I'll give them to you to use as you wish after you make a request. But, if you post new people in Find A Grave, please let me post the new photographs for them. Thanks.

If you post else where please make note that the pictures or articles came from me. They have been corrected and made modern.

Thank you for all your help.
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Big Sur Baby
RE: Frederick Waggershauser
Glad that worked out for you, nice memorial! Sylvia
Added by Big Sur Baby on Aug 06, 2017 8:30 PM
JennO
RE: Leslie Blackburn
Yes, I'm in Oakland too.
Added by JennO on May 01, 2017 7:56 PM
Mary Wallace
My mother
Valeria Marie (Janski) Williams...My phone # is 512.825.9918...with love, Mary
Added by Mary Wallace on Jan 24, 2015 9:34 PM
Mary Wallace
I'm Lawrence Janski's grandaughter
I love the photos you've posted and would like to have more contact with you. My mother is Valerie
Janski, and Andrew Janski is my uncle. Love, Mary (Marilee Williams) Wallace.
Added by Mary Wallace on Jan 24, 2015 9:29 PM
JeanND
RE: Austin Hill FAG#70844076
Yes, the Hills are aware of it. The owner of the memorial is his granddaughter. I'm related to her (not the Hill side). A fun piece of history for my Tree tho. :-)
Added by JeanND on Jan 22, 2015 8:08 PM
JeanND
Austin Hill FAG#70844076
Alfred - First, I hope your recovery is going well. Then I want to thank you for giving permission to use your photo - and no, you don't have to retake it.

You seem to love history & stories so let me tell you just a bit about Austin Hill (I know you can't use it in your book - wrong cemetery). Austin was the son of Martha Ann (Keith) & John Hill of Tennessee. However John Hill was Martha's 2nd husband. Her 1st was George Washington McCoy who served & died in the Civil War - and who was one of 'those' McCoys (the Hatfields & McCoys). Martha & John both died so young that Austin was raised by his half-brother Francis McCoy.

The Hatfields & McCoys have been researched extensively & info on them is found everywhere online. However just a few of them know anything about Martha marrying again which I found interesting. So thanks for taking a pic of a very small 'off-shoot' of Americana history.
Added by JeanND on Jan 18, 2015 1:55 PM
Eileen
Getting Well
After I wrote back about the photo issue I noticed your post about being hit by lightning, thought I would send you good thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.
Eileen
Added by Eileen on Jan 18, 2015 7:26 AM
Eileen
RE: Photographs
Thank you for the ongoing support, this problem seems to be escalating and indeed is very frustrating.
Eileen (Hannah)
Added by Eileen on Jan 17, 2015 7:34 PM
Bernard Johnson
RE: Undertakers and Murphy
I found J. Philip Murphy and created a memorial for him, so that's that. As far as undertakers, I just saw it in your profile and wondered what or who you knew.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jan 17, 2015 6:48 PM
Mr. Ed
RE: Edgar Wakeman
Hello Al ~
Your very welcomed! You did a great job on the Wakeman memorial and, since I had the picture, I thought it would complete the memorial. Ed ~
Added by Mr. Ed on Jan 17, 2015 6:14 PM
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