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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 6 days
RE: Gus Moss
And thanks to you for being so dedicated to getting this right!

Added by nuorlenzgal on Jul 04, 2015 3:18 PM

Judy Seeley Price
RE: Botzums or any other relative that is mine.
Dear Zella:

Sorry, but I am appalled that blood relatives direct lines at that, are not in your guideline (you have a choice as many of the wonderful people that have felt & turned over management or Find a Grave). You don't even know these people. While I thank you an other grave walkers & picture takers most do see and share. I also have my own set of rules, when I work forever on a line that is my family I don't feel comfortable giving it to someone who isn't in my blood line, you must remember I can't take the line that gives you credit. I will just have the piece of my jigsaw puzzle. I have been sending all my emails to Find a grave so they know how I feel and exactly what I have I said. I don't have the ability 1) to walk the cemeteries in Ohio for 2 reasons,I have advance stage of MS, and I live in Fl, which I can't get up there like I want to. Find a grave is a wonderful source for relatives that have gone or past on before us. But, the generally idea is bringing your families and relatives together in making a link to our Ancestors. I may be slow getting the info worked on, but, I have a notebook with the transfers in it so I do get to them..But, you do what is necessary in your eyes.

Added by Judy Seeley Price on Jul 04, 2015 11:33 AM

Gus C. Moss
Thank you so much for your kind contributions to this site. I believe there is a mistake in the transciption of a name in the Find A Grave Memorial# 81775910. His name is Gus C. Moss, rather than Gus G. Moss.

Added by nuorlenzgal on Jul 04, 2015 7:13 AM

Bonnie Blevins
RE: Sarah Merritts
My Sarah Merritts' married name is Sarah Stiffler. She was married to M.H. Stiffler (don't know what the initials stand for) and they had a son John Irvin Stiffler, buried at Carson Valley Cemetery. I have Sarah Stiffler's death certificate. I will be glad to share any info via email Going to be in Altoona in August.
Kind regards, Bonnie Merritts Blevins

Added by Bonnie Blevins on Jul 03, 2015 1:43 PM

RE: Auker
I was wondering if they had named 2 daughters the same name, have seen it happen before.

Thanks for letting me know

Happy 4th of July!

Added by cataholic4ever on Jul 02, 2015 7:44 PM

William Stark
RE: Civil War Monument
Now I remember--thanks.

Added by William Stark on Jun 30, 2015 7:15 PM

William Stark
RE: Civil War Monument
What is the name of the person in question?

Added by William Stark on Jun 29, 2015 6:33 PM

Linda Mann
I NOW know how we may be connected after reading your direct line...however our research has taken us to different avenues. I received mine from a 3rd cousin in Truro who was a school teacher.
William Baragwanth who married Jane Curnow My 6th Great Grands.... and their son William Baragwanth married Prudence Uren is the line I am certain of who married into the Man Family (Mann) Anyway I always wondered why you took the time to create the Cornish in your site.

Added by Linda Mann on Jun 27, 2015 5:23 PM

William Stark
Civil War Monument
Could you take some close up photos of the Civil War monument at Riverside Cemetery in Poland, Ohio so that the names of the soldiers are legible? Either post them on the Find A Grave Site or on some other appropriate site about Civil War monuments in the state?

Added by William Stark on Jun 21, 2015 8:42 PM

RE: Mentzer and Slippy
Yes, it can happen that a notation on place can be mistaken for a personal name . . . or, it can be the name of a family member or friend. For example, Dean is a family name rather than a "Christian" name.

Early German names were almost always

Grandfather's name + baptismal name (the one used) + the confirmation name + mother's maiden name + family name.

The latest source I use as a reference was published in 1913, so the middle names were contemporary or near contemporary as remember by children or grandchildren.

Added by KIR on Jun 19, 2015 12:47 AM

RE: Nancy Slippy
Some full birth dates come from draft registrations and other sources, like some marriage records. If one is resourceful, there are many sources.

In my 40+ years of working on genealogy, I have found that calculated birth dates are generally accurate when the gravestone records death and age. The county coroner often used the same charts to record age at death, rather than recording the birthday.

But my feeling about all this is: I feel good about the work I do. If someone rejects it, no problem. It's just data lost. Use what you can, forget the rest.

Added by KIR on Jun 19, 2015 12:37 AM

Albert Ledoux
RE: Mearl Smith
Glad to oblige!

Father Albert Ledoux
Gallitzin, PA

Added by Albert Ledoux on Jun 13, 2015 6:53 PM

Brian J. Ensley
RE: George Wissinger
Well, I went through all of my Wissinger obits and of course, none for George... Figures...

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jun 11, 2015 4:43 AM

Amy Elizabeth
Wilbur and Nellie Thorn
Hi Zella, I transferred Wilbur and Nellie's memorials to you because I am in no way connected to them. I'm so glad you found them! I know you'll take care of their memorials! :)

Added by Amy Elizabeth on Jun 02, 2015 6:09 AM

Judy Seeley Price
So, instead of handing over management to a direct descendant who goes through everything with fine tooth comb.

Quote from you,
In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

You have 10 of my family line Botzum's all of them in a direct line, including great grand parents, siblings,and everything,. It might take sometime for me to do this, But, I do it,, For one, I am in the 4th stage of MS, and all I do is genealogy. I speak to the Winklemans, who is the great granddaughter John George, and they have the Botzum farm still, But you don't want to give your work as far as because someone burnt you. I feel like I have been burnt by you as they are not even remotely your kin, they are my blood no matter how far back.. You would still have your name on the page as a creater, It is a lot of work for the 98 Botzums clan that i do have is to send it to you so you can do it yourself,,, You and AuntieJ, have both forgotten what this page/site is about connecting families of the past to the present. I have been doing this since 1990-1991 till now,, You and Auntie J are the only ones who have denied my request for a transfer. But, luckily there are some people who do this as a act of kindness and gladly share the site with me... with or with out guidelines. They are just happy and thrilled that they could help people connect and learn about their family no matter how far back they go. Your actions and supposed guidelines are very hurtful. I am so sorry I even asked you...

Added by Judy Seeley Price on Jun 01, 2015 8:28 AM

RE Amelia Krause dup
I deleted the duplicate memorial.
Thanks for transferring some of info.
C. Walker

Added by c.walker on May 30, 2015 6:57 PM

Dick Nixon
RE: Leah Rooney
Zella, Thanks for striving to assure the accuracy of the info on your memorials. Regarding the birth date I suggested for Leah Rooney's memorial, I used her age at death (yr/mo/da) from your memorial and "plugged" those variables into the web-based OCV Genealogy birth date calculator [link below] that calculates her birth date to be 2 Nov 1822. I then apparently erred in sending you a different birth date: the 12th vs the "correct SECOND" of November in 1822. Please change. Many thanks for your continuing support in my quest to document my central Pennsylvania kin. Dick

OCV link:

Added by Dick Nixon on May 30, 2015 12:57 PM

RE: Malinda Jolley

Added by Paulette on May 30, 2015 10:48 AM

Barbara B
RE: Susan Mitchell
You're very welcome for the photo...glad that I could help! Barbara

Added by Barbara B on May 27, 2015 7:52 PM

Malinda Jolley
Hi Zella
I saw that you are the one who submitted a photo of the headstone for Malinda Jolley. I currently live in AZ but am from PA. Malinda was my great, great great grandmother.
I was wondering if you have any other information on Malinda? My sister visited the Geeseytown Cemetery over the weekend and could not find the headstone. Do you know if it is located in the upper portion of the cemetery or the lower portion below the main road?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Also any information on her father, John S Larison, who is also buried in the Geeseytown Cemetery.
Thank you

Added by Paulette on May 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Norris Eugene Smith
Thanks for recent edit & your beautiful photo on my cousin's memorial. I appreciate your time in visiting and photographing his gravesite. Richard

Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on May 22, 2015 7:04 PM

Pamela Parks Costa
thanks for all the updates Zella


Added by Pamela Parks Costa on May 19, 2015 4:27 PM

Tim Edmunds
William John Edmunds
I Zella,

My g uncle William John Edmunds mother was Mary Ann Edmunds and not Anna.

In Welsh if her name was Anne, I am not sure whether it would be pronounced Anna or not.

However, my grandfather said her name was Mary Ann.



Added by Tim Edmunds on May 18, 2015 1:49 PM

RE: Pliny Wilcox
After a bit of digging, it looks like Marie or Mary Wilcox who married an unknown Hall, perhaps S. C. Hall. She shows up in the 1860 and 1870 US Census as Marie or Mary Wilcox living in the Franklin Wilcox household. There is a 1924 Polk Co., Iowa, marriage record for Charles F. Hall, b. 1869, whose parents were listed as Mary M. Wilcox and S. C. Hall. Let me know if you learn more.

Thank you.

Added by pmfrench on May 16, 2015 5:02 PM

RE: Pliny Wilcox
Wilcox, Pliny. Age 20. Residence Burlington, nativity Vermont. Enlisted Aug. 13, 1862. Mustered Aug. 13, 1862. Accidentally killed July 19, 1863, Bloomfield, Mo. Buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, (St. Louis,) Mo. Section 3 8, grave 7.

Source: Roster and REcord of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. IV, Des Moines, 1910, p. 196.


There is no assurance that the body wasn't moved at a later date, but...

...while listed in the burial records for Aspen Grove Cemetery as grave 14 in lot 3 of Block 249, he does not appear on the plat map for Block 249 which shows burials only through grave 12.

Also missing from the plat map is Marie W. Hall whose name appears on the grave marker below Pliny's who is listed as grave 15. Do you have any idea who she was?

Added by pmfrench on May 16, 2015 4:36 PM


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