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Bryan Ball (#48106216)
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Bio Photo My name is Bryan Ball, and I am researching my family history. I live in Buffalo, New York, United States. I have been working my family lines of TRIETLEY, FUESZ, FUHR, RUMBOLD, BEECHER, MARTIN, SCHROEDER, FEIST, NAPP.

Please feel free to contact me if there is anything I may be able to do for you. I do spend a good portion of my life in Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Buffalo.
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Marnie Hawks Thompson
Hi Bryan, we haven't spoken in a while, but I thought I'd write to see if you are interested in some updates that several of us have made to the Gerber family.

We now have Francis' father AND MOTHER and several of Francis' brothers and sisters as well as his Mother's parents-the Rebers.

We have located the manifest for the ship they arrived on in 1834.

Finally, we believe we have made the connection between your family and mine. Francis Godfrey Gerber's Father, Christian Gerber, and my 4th great-grandfather Jakob Gerber were brothers. Both born in Rothenbach, Switzerland. Your line arrived in 1834, mine in 1867.

One of our little trio that is working on the Gerber line is from your side of the Gerbers-Donna Schumacher. She lives in Idaho, but still has family in Buffalo. I know you are in Buffalo and I still live here, too-in Hamburg.

Just thought you might be interested in connecting!
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Feb 11, 2017 7:54 AM
Ball of Batavia
Hi Bryan, I have just made contact with my Ball branch of my birth family. Recall I asked you about Joseph Ball who is buried in Byron Cemetery, the same as my 2x-great-grandfather Asahel Ball. They may be able to help. Remind me- Joseph Ball in Byron Cemetery is your father? I've forgotten. Are there any questions you want me to ask? Hope you are well. Sue
Added by Lamplighter on Feb 02, 2016 5:33 PM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Florentine
you have brought up some good possibilities and I appreciate your looking into it.

I too, have found that children were often buried with grandparents when they predecease their parents - so you may be right.

If you have a photo, I'd love to see it! We live in Hamburg, but I think I'll wait til spring to make a trip out to Forest Lawn!

Thanks for your help.
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Feb 03, 2015 2:02 PM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
Florentine May Wendt
Hi Bryan
I have asked Jay Boone to move the pictures from a memorial that he created a few months after the one you did for Florentine. He is willing to do this, but is first questioning whether they are, in fact, duplicates.

His question is based on the fact that in your memorial for Florentine, you list the location as Section DD Lot 92 Grave 3. This is the section that FG Gerber and his family are in. Might you have listed the section for Florentine incorrectly when you were creating it?

I believe Florentine's grave location should be Section 26, the same section as her parents; Karl & Elizabeth Gerber Wendt.

Can you please check into this for me so that I can repond to Jay?

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Feb 03, 2015 7:58 AM
Jim Mayer
RE: Hello
No, I'm not related. My sister is married to Charles Reiser but as far as I know, he is not related either. Sorry.
Added by Jim Mayer on Jul 05, 2014 8:35 PM
RE: Conrad Feesz
Not related. I posted the entire Cemetery.

If you like a transfer go through his Memorial page using the Edit button and include your Find A Grave ID #

Added by DUVCW on Mar 13, 2014 7:37 PM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
RE: Hello
Hi Bryan....

I've made those transfers to you...I'm very happy to help. Please let me know if there are any other family memorials you'd need. I have no problem in transferring them as well......

Take care,

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Oct 04, 2013 5:14 AM
Phyllis Meyer
RE: Hi
Please use the edit, suggestion tab for the transfers
Added by Phyllis Meyer on Oct 02, 2013 1:57 PM
Johnny Wesch
transferred the others over, I also added the obits/death notices for August and David but couldn't ever find one for Anna M.
Added by Johnny Wesch on Aug 10, 2013 2:13 PM
Johnny Wesch
transferred the Phillip Beecher to you, I have a couple of other Beechers in that cemetery, if they are relatives too let me know and Ill transfer them over...Anna, August, and David.
Added by Johnny Wesch on Aug 10, 2013 2:07 AM
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