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patrickinpetoskey (#47593707)
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Bio Photo I am a native of Boyne City, Michigan who currently resides just north of Petoskey, Michigan. I have actively researched my own family and its collateral lines for more than 30 years. In addition, I have also conducted paid research for those with ties to both Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. My involvement in both the Charlevoix County Genealogical Society and the Charlevoix County History Preservation Society has resulted in my maintaining a very large database of local history and genealogy- focusing on the early events and families of Charlevoix County.

Over the years I have relied heavily on sites such as Find-A-Grave to locate the final resting places of ancestors and others who have lived and died in more distant cities, states and countries. I can never adequately thank all of those dedicated volunteers who have logged in the countless thousands of names and tombstone images that they have access to within the regions that they live and research in. If each of us would make an effort to devote just a little time to this effort each year, what a remarkable resource this would be for both historians and genealogists.

My meager attempts at creating and maintaining profiles/memorials have been limited to my own relatives, ancestors and collateral line connections. I hope that the information that I have researched and provided will prove helpful to others with an interest in these same individuals and surnames. If you find that you have an ancestral connection to any of the folks whose memorial pages I maintain, please don't hesitate to get in touch. I am always happy to share and exchange information with other family members.

Recently I have also begun to add a few "non-family" memorial pages for unrelated individuals. After many years of researching here in Michigan's Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, I have gleaned a great many obituaries and other items, which I have relied on for Genealogical Society newsletters and for use in local history articles and publications. Rather than have them gathering dust in my files, I have started to scan and add them here as time permits. While I will NOT transfer any Find-A-Grave memorials with a family connection, I would be happy to transfer these "non-family" memorials- IF the requester has a family connection and is interested in updating, linking and adding to the original memorial page.
Maple Hill Cemetery Obituary Project
Elmira, Antrim County, Michigan

Many thanks for all of the kind words. My ancestors were early settlers within this community, so the individuals buried there were names that I grew up hearing about. While in most cases I have no further details than what I have already posted, I am happy that my obituary postings have assisted so many of you in locating family members and family connections.
Bagley Cemetery Obituary Project
Gaylord, Otsego County, Michigan

While in most cases I have no further details than what I have already posted, I am happy that my obituary postings have assisted so many of you in locating family members and family connections.
Hallock Cemetery Obituary Project
Gaylord, Otsego County, Michigan

While in most cases I have no further details than what I have already posted, I am happy that my obituary postings have assisted several of you in locating family members and family connections.
The First Presbyterian Church, Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Michigan
Virtual Cemetery Project

The purpose of this project is to document and detail the lives of the former ministers of the First Presbyterian Church in Boyne City, Michigan. This project will encompass both the early church, located on the corner of Park and Ray Streets, and the present day church, located on the corner of Park and Pine Streets. It is my hope to eventually "link" all of these pastors and their spouses- creating an easy, on-line reference tool to explore this aspect of the history of Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Michigan.

The purpose of this project is to document and detail the lives of the US veterans who are interred in Bay Township, Charlevoix County, Michigan. In the fall of 2014, Bay Township Board member, Georganna Monk, concerned that the many veterans interred within Bay Township’s three cemeteries might be overlooked in the nationally acclaimed Wreaths Across America (WAA) project, embarked on a mission to have each and every Bay Township veteran included and honored in this national tribute. Assisted by local veteran’s organizations, local historians, and the support of fellow board members and local residents, a preliminary list of veterans was soon established. Since that time, more names have been added to this compilation- the results of which will eventually be contained within a tribute booklet.


To assist with the above outlined goal, the Bay Township Veterans Virtual Cemetery was created as a means of easy reference. Similar to the mission of the WAA project, it is our hope that these links will help others to recognize the contributions of these veterans and “to Remember, Honor and Teach.” We welcome your support and involvement with this noteworthy cause!!
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Messages left for patrickinpetosk... (61)[Leave Message]
RE: John Blackman- Bracebridge, Ontario
You are more than welcome!! I had noticed how long you'd been waiting! Happy you finally have it!
Added by chanceychelsey on Oct 10, 2016 10:14 PM
RE: Lindenborn requests - Jul 12, 2016
On Jul 19 I sent you a thank you for honoring my edit request and I had sent you the obituary to verify the relationship - an information source, but not for publication because Find A Grave prefers no obituaries. So, thank you, again, for answering my edit request.
Added by Yeschke on Jul 24, 2016 7:42 AM
Thank you...
Added by Yeschke on Jul 19, 2016 3:20 PM
Lindenborn requests - Jul 12, 2016
I haven't heard from you - I know it's summer and vacation time - but I'm still waiting for a response to my request. We're all busy, but it will only take a minute of your time. Thank you.
Added by Yeschke on Jul 19, 2016 2:17 PM
Leea B.
BLESKE Patrick
Thank you for honoring my uncle and his memory, and for maintaining his page here at Find A Grave.

I just recently started genealogy and found this site when entering the names of my uncle, Patrick Bleske, my grandmother Marguerite Bleske, my 1st cousin, Matthew Bleske and my aunt Joan Bleske.

I recently visited their graves two years ago. The cemetery has changed so much in the last 28 years.

Thank you,
Leea B.
Added by Leea B. on Dec 06, 2015 4:34 PM
Hi Patrick
A gal i know is looking for info on this lady......i cant find an obit any where.......and i know you have very good here is what her name is and a little info......

....... Miss Jean Thornel died a couple weeks to a month ago. Miss Jean was my first Pastor in our one room school house in Eveline Township, known as the Star School House. I know she was in her 90's and that she was very frail, but I saw heard her preach at a church in Pleasant Valley a few years ago, and at that time she was in her 90's so I don't know how old exactly she was when she died. I didn't realize she was living in a home, being taken care of for the last couple years. I do realize she will be missed and she was for sure very welcomed to her new home in heaven. If anyone has any information about her or the obituary of her I'd like to hear from you.
Added by mourninglory on Oct 25, 2015 1:10 PM
4965109 and # 49651099 are the same person
Rose I Tumdy Constable 122374808
and # 49651099

Birth: Apr. 10, 1848
Death: Jul. 20, 1907

Wife of E R Kimberly

Family links:
Edward R Kimberly (1844 - 1892)

Charles E Kimberly (1872 - 1878)*
Guy Samuel Kimberly (1883 - 1884)*

*Calculated relationship

Bagley Cemetery
Otsego County
Michigan, USA

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Maintained by: Daniel L Carpenter
Originally Created by: Scott Lee
Record added: Mar 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49651099

Birth: Apr. 10, 1848
Piscataquis County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1907
Otsego County
Michigan, USA

Family links:
James A Constable (1851 - 1908) not James A IT IS James D Constable

Apparently there is no tombstone to mark this grave site.

Bagley Cemetery
Otsego County
Michigan, USA

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: patrickinpetoskey
Record added: Dec 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 122374808

Edward R Kimberly (1844 - 1892) was her first husband married 1868 in Dover, Maine She married James D. Constable in 1900 in Ironwood, MI. Please Merge the two pages. TY Vl Beck
Added by vlbup on Oct 08, 2015 1:54 PM
Janneane Veger
RE: Martha Blackburn in Plainview, Macy, IN
You're welcome. Glad I could help out!
Added by Janneane Veger on Sep 07, 2015 2:08 PM
Janneane Veger
Martha Blackburn in Plainview, Macy, IN
Hi Patrick,
I cannot fulfill your photo request for Martha Blackburn's grave marker, because only 5 photos are allowed to be posted for free and the maximum has been met. I will save the photo I took for you for 2 weeks and post it if you wish to either a) remove a current picture, or b) sponsor the memorial so up to 20 photos can be posted. Please message me regarding your plan so we can add Martha's grave picture.
Thanks! Janneane
Added by Janneane Veger on Sep 05, 2015 2:51 PM
Mary A (Fonda) Sampson
I am trying to locate the grave of Mary A (Fonda) Sampson, wife of Ruben E Sampson 1824 - 1906. They were married in New York and moved to Boyne where he is buried. The obit you supplied for Ruben stated that his wife was an invalid who died 4 years prior to Ruben.

Ruben and Mary are my 3rd Great Grandparents. I am descended from their daughter, Caroline "Carrie" Sampson who married Eugene Kyes (another Boyne area family) Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Added by CalNative on May 25, 2015 2:44 PM
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