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Ron Meyers (#47834008)
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Bio Photo I came to this site for the purpose of conducting family research and organizing this research into a grand memorial to honor my family. It was intended to be something that succeeding generations can come to learn about their ancestral past. It is my gift to my family.

I have extended the focus of the memorials I create to include friends, family, and people with whom I am somehow connected. Along the way I will create memorials for others and upload photos to memorials as well, especially for veterans and those trying to do their own family research. Hopefully I may be of some help to someone. If I create such a memorial and you, as a family member, make a request for a transfer I will gladly transfer the memorial to your care no questions asked. I hate those anal jerks who refuse to transfer out of guidelines. After all, it's your family. You should be the one to determine how that person is memorialized and remembered. I will not transfer a memorial for any of my family members however. I will likewise not permit anyone other than other family members to use any of my family photos or download same. If I download a photo for you to one of your memorials feel free to use your photo any way you wish.

I live a block from Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. I enjoy fulfilling photo requests for this cemetery, and often scan Find A Grave for memorials for persons buried in HCC and even Holy Name that don't have grave marker photos. If you have a special photo request for these cemeteries just let me know.
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Messages left for Ron Meyers (408)[Leave Message]
RE: Mastrogiovanni
Ha! I'm right in the middle of trying to find the manifests for Antonia and Assunta now that we know they are sisters, and their maiden name was Baratta.

You have to read manifests carefully. They often tell you the name of the closest relative left behind in Italy ... and then on the two-pagers, the name of the relatives they are joining in the U.S. I've solved more mysteries just reading those manifests. The problem right now is I'm having difficulty finding them. Their names must be mangled bad in the index.
Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 23, 2017 7:24 AM
RE: Giallorenzo
I meant to fix the name in the last link, it should be: Peter Caroselli.

I'm sure there are many unmarked plots. On our spreadsheet was one LaMonica.

You went out and took pictures, and found Antonio LaMonica and many more people, which enabled me to expand the family tree at ancestry, and determine who all those people are.

The one person who did not get a picture, but is also buried there is George Nicholas LaMonica. Is name has not been added to the headstone, but according to the website, he is in Blk-67 Sec-C Gr-205 2B. You went out to take a picture of his grave and came back with the names of all his family members.

That is just too cool, don't you think?

Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 22, 2017 2:56 PM
RE: Giallorenzo
There's no way to look up by plot at the Catholic Cemeteries website. When I'm trying to figure out all the names in one grave, I will do a broad search. For example, only the letter "A" in surname and "Holy Cross" as the cemetery. This gives me a result of several thousand names.

Then, I use the browser Find ("Ctrl-F") feature to search for the grave without plot numbers. In this case I would search for "Blk-66 Sec-B Tr-F Gr-7" and it will highlight any other graves in the plot. It's a time-consuming process if you don't know the surname of the person buried there. I just don't think there's someone buried in 1B, and don't think it's worth the time to go through the entire alphabet to find out.

When I add names to our spreadsheet, it is often easy to tell that some one is missing. For example, if sorted on the plot, there is a 1A, 1B, 1F ... that makes me wonder, who is in C, D and E.

The names at the Catholic Cemeteries website are often misspelled. I have found quite a few ancestors using this method. The pictures you have taken of others have identified the names of others we didn't know about.

When I was growing up, my family would always say Grandma and Grandpa Caroselli had 10 children, but really it was eleven because Uncle Phil had a twin who died at birth. I found where the twin is buried. I wasn't looking for him, I was just trying to identify the names of the other people in a plot. His name was misspelled, "Peter Carriselli."

My aunt was surprised when I told her. She said she didn't realize he had a grave: Peter Carriselli.
Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 22, 2017 2:44 PM
RE: Giallorenzo
Thank you for the photo. I don't think you need to go back and dig deeper, unless you believe there is more writing under her name, where it says "Beloved Wife Emma."

She died in 1948. At the time, her husband probably planned to be buried with her, but he remarried, lived until 2003, and is buried in Florida with his second wife.

Will the office tell you if Blk-66 Sec-B Tr-F Gr-7 1B is empty if you ask?

Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 22, 2017 2:09 PM
RE: Cardillo
I did not know it was your Aunt Lucy's mother. I was just looking for the mention of "LaMonica" in any obituary. Jennie was married to my aunt's brother-in-law. We may not be related, after all, but we sure do have a lot of family members that intersect.

I've documented everyone in my tree at ancestry. The offer is still open for you to view it.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 21, 2017 12:25 PM
RE: Jean Diou
I'm not familiar with the "Marion Section." I always heard about Duncan Avenue, Sip Avenue and Pavonia Avenue. Are any of those in the Marion Section?
Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 21, 2017 12:21 PM
Darmanin Family
Hi Ron,

Working with my cousin to fill in his branch of the tree. Found his paternal grandmother, Concetta "Connie" Grima Darmanin, and added the memorial. She is at Blk-78 Sec-B Tr-B Gr-1 1A. Near her in Gr-3 1A and 1B are her son and his wife.

My cousin says that his grandfather went back to Malta and is buried there, and Gr-1 1B might just be empty. Also, after his parents were cremated and ashes spread, he found a deed where his father had purchased three graves at Holy Cross that he never knew about. I suspect that would be Gr-2, so it would also be interesting to see what is there, as he said he sold the plots back to Holy Cross.

Please photograph for me if you have time. The three memorials I added are the only people I can find with the Darmanin surname at Holy Cross. All attempts to search for the name spelled incorrectly produced no results.

Thank you!
Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 20, 2017 7:33 PM
RE: Jean Diou
LOL ... do you have any idea how many thousands of obituaries I've read over the past year?

You sure keep creating new mysteries. Just spent hours tracking down the Castellani family. Found everyone but two daughters. I know their married names (I read the obituaries as I transcribed them), but just can't locate those daughters ... yet.

The father is buried with the wife and son. He died after them and it looks like they didn't add his name to the headstone.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 20, 2017 5:53 AM
Jean Diou
Ha! You really through me for a loop when you transferred Jean Moscato Diou to me. I had no idea who she was, but I figured it out, and found her parents and some of her siblings, as well. She's the mother-in-law of one of the other two people there.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 20, 2017 1:58 AM
Thank you so much for the photos you posted of the family headstones. I was able to link the entire family. I called my cousin for the location of the last three people, created the memorials, and she is overjoyed to see both sides of her mother's family connected.

I finally figured out who Nicholas was. He changed his name to Michael some time after his father died, and before his mother died, which explained the difference in the obituaries.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jun 13, 2017 1:40 PM
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