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Jim and Elizabeth (#47230507)
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Bio Photo We have been tracing our family trees for a number of decades. As part of that research, we have walked a number of cemeteries photographing the gravestones. Jim's genealogy centers on Mason County, WV and Elizabeth's family comes from the western New York area.

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Matthew Schettler
Oakwood Cemetery, East Aurora, NY
I noticed you took several photographs in Oakwood Cemetery. They also seem to have been scattered around the cemetery. Do you happen to recall which sections you did/did not do? I'd like to bring the photographed rate up considerably, but it would be a waste of time to duplicate your efforts.
Added by Matthew Schettler on Jul 15, 2017 1:00 PM
RE: Peter Hyna
Peter Hyna has a 2nd marker; I'll try to get it up soon.
Added by AlleCattSTU on Jul 07, 2017 6:20 AM
StoneMiller, a RealMcCloy
RE: William Miller 1849-1881
My cousin went and got the birth certificate, and I checked it online, and he died in a cave-in on August 4, 1881 but the headstone says March 20, 1881, 5 months before he died. See this. That shows wife, father and mother correctly.
Added by StoneMiller, a RealMcCloy on Jun 17, 2017 11:20 AM
Memorial #113841387
Hello Jim and Elizabeth,
I'm writing you here to see if you would be willing to transfer this memorial to me please? I have some extensive info I would like to add to this memorial. I appreciate your understanding in helping me out.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Tracirose :o)
Added by Tracirose on Jun 16, 2017 2:23 PM
StoneMiller, a RealMcCloy
William Miller
Could you please delete the 2 pictures for William Miller Find A Grave # 83826226

I greatly appreciate your work but this could not possibly be my grandfather's grave. Finally found his death record (posted) and he died in a cave-in on Aug 4 1881 whereas this person died in March of 1881. Again many thanks for your work.
Added by StoneMiller, a RealMcCloy on Jun 09, 2017 9:27 PM
Paul MacDonald
Philip Goetz 1817-1890
Hi Jim and Elizabeth,

I was pleasantly surprised to find the gravestone documented for my great, great grandfather, Philip.
My grandmother, Laura would have been Philip's granddaughter.
Paul MacDonald
Added by Paul MacDonald on Jun 04, 2017 6:07 PM
James Stewart
John J Sweeney
We recently stopped by ( after 604 miles on the road ) at Arcade Rural Cemetery in Arcade NY ! We were looking for the gravestone of John J. Sweeney to clean it. John is a distant distant relative of mine and was touched by the fact he lost his life in the service of our country and as a veteran I feel a need to clean his stone. Well we searched the cemetery for a couple hours and were not successful in finding his stone because it's not an easy one to search. IF you can clue me in to where in the cemetery his stone is I would appreciate it. We did find a stone for a Civil War soldier that was in the 100th. NY Infantry the same unit my great great grandfather was in so we cleaned that one ! Thanks Jim Stewart Shabbona IL.
Added by James Stewart on May 24, 2017 7:28 PM
Cejae Jones
Jacob Backe
Was wondering if you could see if there is a Jacob Backe b. 1860 buried at St Mary's Cemetery in Strykersville, Wyoming County, New York. His older brother Joseph Backe is buried there (Memorial# 51359125) and thought maybe he might be as well. Jacob had two sons Andrew (Memorial# 102074392) and Henry. They are both at the Riverside Cem in Windor, Broome, NY. Unfortunately both St. Mary's and Riverside Cemetery's are so old either of them have an office # you can call for information. I'm thinking Jacob died sometime between 1930 and 1940. His wife ran off on him so he would be buried alone. Any help you could offer would be appreciated. Thank you for our time.
Added by Cejae Jones on May 21, 2017 11:05 AM
Katherine White
RE: Kreutter
I'm so happy you agree! I spent a few additional even after I wrote to you researching away and found info that his parents and numerous siblings were here as well. That's why the surname is crawling all over parts of Wyoming Co. I also found a slight error in the bio I sent. I didn't know at the time Gottlieb had a sister named Catherine (as well as a wife) and that's who he emigrated with. I mistakenly assumed it was his wife when I wrote. I'll rewrite it and send a SAC. Thank you :)
Added by Katherine White on May 15, 2017 11:04 AM
jennfier ross
Mary Hamlin #149844703
This Mary Hamlin also is a duplicate as she was John Hamlin's second wife and the person did not know where she was buried. Here is the #93649384 that they created for her with an unknown burial plot. If you would please be willing to remove yours as to save from confusion since it was created second.
Added by jennfier ross on May 14, 2017 7:27 PM
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