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Donald Schmelzer (#47024756)
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Ezbon Huyck
It's just coincidence that I was working on Albert W. Huyck (McLane Cemetery) today and saw your note on his father Ezbon. His wife (Albert's mother) Nancy Henry Huyck is also buried in Weis. I've added her entry. I found their daughter Lavina also (in Laurel Hill Cem)(confirmed via DC). Do you think Henry is their son? Don't know if they are in that plot but it seems likely -- maybe Henry's wife is there too if he was married. ;-)edie
Added by Edie on Oct 15, 2015 10:04 AM
Dannetta Borland Getz
Ezbon Huyck
I just wanted to let you know that I visited the Weis Library Cemetery today and studied the headstone of Henry Huyck. There isn't any sign of any carvings on the sides where you thought Ezbon's name could be. Sorry.
Added by Dannetta Borland Getz on Oct 12, 2014 5:02 PM
Katherine White
RE: George and Albertina Potratz
You're very welcome. I wish I could have located actual stones for you, but I'm 99% positive they don't have one. I purchased a map of every plot in that section (my great grandparents are literally right behind the Potratz site) so I had all the names to work with. It was easy to tell if a marker had sunken too - there was enough melted snow and water that left puddles where markers had sunk. Unfortunately, this area, as you can tell by the photo was dry and very level.
Added by Katherine White on Apr 02, 2014 1:40 PM
RE: Florida Funeral Records
No relation. I was just going through the records. I started in 1891 and I'm well into 1919. At first, I was just adding records for "my" cemetery and others in Orlando. Then I felt guilty for passing up the people who were buried outside of Orlando, so I started looking them up, too. Just added the records if I was sure they matched up. Surprisingly - I'd say 80% of them were on Find A Grave! I hate passing up on the ones that I couldn't match up - but the records usually just had "at destination" as the cemetery and there's always more than one cemetery in a town...
Added by Merf on May 23, 2013 11:22 AM
RE: Florida Funeral Records
Hi! Aren't the funeral records fantastic?? I found them online. Just Google "Central Florida Memory" Go to "Collections" and you'll find Carey Hand records from 1891 through the early '50's, I believe. Only Carey Hand made their old records available to this project.

Sometimes, the transcriber can't figure out the name from the handwritten record, and it's misspelled. If you know the death date, you can go by date and find the record that way.
Added by Merf on May 23, 2013 9:23 AM
RE: Potratz Graves
I may go back and try another day. Today when I was searching; one of the locals on that side of the cemetery fence apparently was draining their pool and flushing the water into the cemetery; flooding parts of the section I was looking for your request.

But if the breakdown cemetery map I have is correct they should have been in the last row flush with the neighborhood fence line. Honestly it's a mess. Grass is overgrown; broken urns; sunken graves.

The last 5 or 6 rows are all flat graves/markers. So they are covered by high grass; or sunk into the ground.

It has been my experience; that at least 1 spouse, if not both; will have a grave/marker.

Mt Calvary cemetery group is not one of my favorite cemeteries to search. But Mt Calvary cemetery put who's buried at that particular cemetery and breakdown maps online so it makes it helpful to search.
Added by Jim on May 15, 2013 8:25 PM
John M
lee bliss
got call from caretaker, have the plot #

will get photo first sunny day.
Added by John M on Apr 10, 2013 1:14 PM
James J. VanApeldorn
RE: Figel Gravestone
You are very welcomes. I'll be sure to snap another by this up coming weekend as its on my path home.
Added by James J. VanApeldorn on Feb 20, 2013 5:52 AM
David Newby
Not sure if you got my message he has no marker but there is a Mamie Newby next to his she is listed on Rose Hill's site as Mary Newby,I did not talk to anybody at the cemetery all of Rose Hill's grave locations are online.
Added by Nmak on Jan 28, 2013 10:27 PM
Mike Schreiner
RE: Ballard Gravestone
You're welcome. My grandparents and ggrandparents are there so it isn't a problem. I noticed several Ballards there. If you need anything else, I will try to help.
Added by Mike Schreiner on Sep 03, 2012 5:26 AM
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