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Sarah Bach (#47929957)
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Bio Photo If you work on findagrave in or for Westchester County, NY you are welcome to join the Facebook group "Findagrave: Westchester County". We are a small group but look forward to helping others and collaborating together to document the cemeteries in this historic county".

PHOTOS: Please feel free to use the photos I have added to burials for your personal use. As I have been inspired by the generosity of others, I hope that any photo or research info helps someone else in their family research. All I ask is that my name be attached to the photo.

UPDATE: Dear Friends, I will make every attempt to respond as quickly as I can to messages. If you haven't heard back from me, please send me an email directly. I've been caring for an ailing family member and my attention is drawn away but I will try to make any edits etc as best I can. Many thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

NEW YORK: My maternal grandfather, Harry Nelson Foshay, was a teacher in the Peekskill school system, and my great grandfather was Dr. J. Russell Foshay and Isabella Pierce of Peekskill, New York. I am the great great granddaughter of Nelson Gray Foshay and Amanda Wright Wessells, owners of the Highland Democrat newspaper of Westchester County, New York and Caleb Edgar Pierce and Emma Augusta Pugsley of Peekskill, New York. Bailey, Barker, Carpenter, Clark, Clements, Cranckeyt, DeVoue, Farrington, Franse(n), Gerow, Gilchrist, Gravenstein, Hanks, Halstead,Haviland, Hedger, Horton, Hopkins, Hunt, Jacobs, Jennings, Lent, MacAlpine, Montross, Mullineux, Pierce, Palmer, Pell, Pugsley, Purdy, Romer, Russell, Sands, See, Smith, Spock, Sutton, Sweet, Tompkins, Van Tassel, Wessells, Wooster, Yurkse hail from this branch.

My great grandparents, Wilhelm Magnus Hiort (Hjort) and Charlotta Olivia Andersson, both hailed from Sweden and settled in Peekskill. I take great joy in tracing the family line in Westchester County, New York.

PENNSYLVANIA: My paternal grandfather, Carl Christian Bach hailed from Germany but it was his father, Carl Christian Herman "Herman" Bach who along with a brother, Christian Wilhelm Bach, found their way to the USA and settled in Luzerne County from Rhoden, Germany. My paternal grandmother, Anna Helena Andersson, along with her siblings each made their way from Goteborg, Sweden to the USA settling in Luzerne county.

"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond.
And their eyes were my eyes.
Richard Llewellyn

5 The sun also riseth, and the sun goeth down,
and hasteth to his place where he arose."
From Ecclesiastes Chapter 1:

Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
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Messages left for Sarah Bach (173)[Leave Message]
Gene Baumwoll CSW
George Tice Amawalk Cemetery
Thank you for that Bio. I was able to link him to his parents and also his grandfather through the html.
Nicely done
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Apr 23, 2017 6:43 AM
Hynards @ Mt. Zion
Would you like me to transfer the Hynard memorials to you? I'm not related to them.
Added by Pat on Apr 19, 2017 12:16 PM
Gene Baumwoll CSW
is the memorial I meant in the last message
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Apr 11, 2017 9:13 AM
Gene Baumwoll CSW
Charlotte Pugsley Weeks
Thank you for your addition to this history the memoriallooks like this today thanks to your work
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Apr 11, 2017 9:10 AM
Bronx Aquarian
There are Corwins in the last row you did not request; is that by choice?
Added by Bronx Aquarian on Mar 25, 2017 10:46 AM
Bronx Aquarian
RE: Silleck and Corwin Family
Please post the requests on find a grave. I am the one who does about 95% of the photography and I will have to go back anyway to shoot the individual stones.
Added by Bronx Aquarian on Mar 23, 2017 10:59 AM
Joanne T
William Palmer
Thanks for the information about William Palmer! Would you be interested in managing his memorial? I don't know him at all and would be happy to transfer it to someone with a link to him!

Let me know,

Joanne T.
Added by Joanne T on Mar 22, 2017 8:48 PM
William Hooper Gleason
Dominick Rizzuto
Thank you for the update on Dominick's Find A Grave page. His wife, Rhea MYERS Salisbury Rizzuto, was the Great-Aunt of my wife, Helen Corinne CHARUHAS Bellos Gleason. My wife was always told that Phil Rizzuto, the baseball player, was a cousin. I still have not found the link. Do you know anything about this, maybe? Thanks again.

I will be glad to share my ancestry database with you, if you are interested in looking at what I have on the Rizzuto's?


William Hooper Gleason
Denver Colorado
Added by William Hooper Gleason on Mar 22, 2017 7:06 AM
JP Rayder
RE: Knut Anderson
Hi Sarah
It was my pleasure,just happy to have helped. In this section Nazareth there are very few headstone's for the size of this section I was very happy to have found your photo request with a headstone. Best of luck in your research....JP
Added by JP Rayder on Mar 16, 2017 9:39 AM
RE: Samuel Wessells
Sarah that cemetery is as cute as a button and my sister runs the drop off and pick up for a local CSA in a building on the grounds so I am there pretty often 😊
Added by Mora on Mar 01, 2017 9:04 PM
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