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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 (416)[Leave Message]
hungrycoyote
RE: family links
I left a message on Her Wall. If she doesn't follow through and make the correction, then we can complain to management.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 23, 2017 3:31 PM
hungrycoyote
RE: family links
I just realized you don't know what obituary I'm talking about. It's Peter's brother: Nicholas P Baratta.

Their mother's name was Mary, but it's not the Mary that Peter was linked to. I see you you removed it. Nicholas is still linked to Mary. I wrote to the manager of his memorial and explained why she was not his mother. All the manager needs to do is read her obituary at her memorial and realize that it doesn't match Nicholas' obituary.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 22, 2017 11:37 PM
hungrycoyote
RE: family links
That's why I sent you the link to the profile in the family tree so that you could see why the Mary he was linked to as his mother couldn't possibly be his mother. Just read the obituaries. Her's says she had two children ... his says he was predeceased by three brothers, and then further down it lists more siblings I'm still trying to track down.

In fact, I got side tracked connecting the memorials of one of the living brother's wife who died, and ended up finding her brother and her parents. Then it turns out that she had created the memorial for her mother, and so I sent a bunch of edits plus the obituary to her before I realized she had created the memorial and she's not alive to receive the information.

There's obviously more than one Mary Baratta, and somebody mixed them up. I see it all the time. People see a name and assume ... but if you read the obituaries you'll see the assumption was incorrect.

I've been pulling my hair out sorting out two men named John Orrico. It's been quite a day ... but on the bright side, I figured out who Concetta Orrico was. She was married to one of those Johns. Every tree I found her in incorrectly listed her as Rosetta because of one error in a census record. Fortunately, I found her obituary ... which opened a new can of worms because her maiden name was also Orrico.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 22, 2017 11:10 PM
hungrycoyote
Angelina & Thomas Rodak
You wrote such a nice biography for Angelina Rodak and her husband, Thomas Rodak. Just wondering if you knew that Angelina was descended from the Mastrogiovanni line and that she might be a relative of yours? Process the edits I've submitted and you will see what I mean.
Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 10, 2017 10:55 PM
hungrycoyote
Aniello Minella
You know your great grand aunt, Carmela Minella Baratta. But do you know her brother, Aniello Minella?
Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 04, 2017 10:24 AM
hungrycoyote
How we are related ...
LOL ... you are the nephew of the husband of the sister-in-law of the brother-in-law of my aunt.

Well, until we sort out more of these people who married into each other's family over and over again.

Had you have seen the name Orrico before? I hit another one today. Louise Baratta (1868-1941) was married to Joseph Orrico (1868-1955). Well actually, he's one of the ones who Americanized it to Orrick. Louise's obit only lists immediate family. No siblings mentioned.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 02, 2017 11:29 AM
hungrycoyote
RE: Carmella (Minella) Baratta
Oh, and Vincenzo Minella's wife was Gabriella (Lancellotti) Minella.
Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 01, 2017 8:42 PM
hungrycoyote
RE: Carmella (Minella) Baratta
I'm not disagreeing with your entries. They are 100% correct. But they only list spouse and children. I found Julia (Minella) Orrico's obituary which lists Carmella as her sister, along with several other siblings. I'm trying to go up a level in the family tree.

I'm looking for Carmella's parents so that all the siblings will be linked to the parents, and thereby to each other. According to the trees I'm seeing the father (Vincenzo Minella) died in Jersey City around 1945, but I can't find an obituary, nor can I find a grave.

Added by hungrycoyote on Jul 01, 2017 8:35 PM
hungrycoyote
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
hungrycoyote
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
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