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Jane McKnight (#47025685)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 23 days
Trinity Luthern, Phila.
Hi Jane,
Just a heads up. I am working on the Brooks family in the Trinity Luthern Churchyard. Trying to link family members together through Pa Death Certificates, marriage and census records to triple check. So if you see a lot of edits from me you will know why.

Added by Louise on Feb 24, 2015 3:48 PM

Lawville Family of Phildelphia
Thank you for your great efforts to photograph all the Philadelphia memorials. I am looking for Eugene Lawville born on May 4, 1890 in Philadelphia to John J & Nonie Lawville, also of Philadelphia. You photographed a single monument ocntaining four Lawville members names. FIND A GRAVE has only four Lawville last names - the ones you photographed. If you come acrss Eugene Lawville I would sure like to hear from you. He was a private in WWI serving in the 318th Field Hospital in France. He maybe buried at the Cathedral where you are attempting to photograph. Regards, Thomas

Added by Thomas on Feb 03, 2015 7:19 AM

Old Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA
Hi, just wanted to let you know I photographed all of Section Q & R at Old Cathedral. I see you are working on this cemetery, and didn't want you to do extra work going through these sections. Also, there is a volunteer group planning to visit this cemetery in December. If you'd ever like to join us, feel free! We have a Facebook group, Philadelphia Area Findagrave Meetups.

Added by catncamo on Nov 06, 2014 1:15 AM

McKnights in new york
I recently contacted you via e-mail (, I received no reply, I believe this was the second time I have tried to contact you. If you have no interest in helping people please state it on your profile and don't expect other people to help you. If you can't tell, I am upset, I enjoy very much researching my tree and helping others in their quest, I hope you find that pleasure one day. thanks for your time

Added by Ray on Aug 14, 2014 7:39 PM

Peter Ferrone
Section Z
Jane, I was down there in late March 2014 and got all markers photographed in Section Z. I went down there to look for Julia Ann Bowen 1868 and couldn't find it. I am also looking for any of the Bowen family circa 1860-1900. I know many of the markers are gone or are impossible to read.


Added by Peter Ferrone on Apr 11, 2014 2:47 PM

Dear Jane,
I'm just curious - why won't they let you take photos in some cemeteries? Do they consider it private property? Just seems petty to me.

Added by Louise on Feb 11, 2014 12:34 PM

Old cathedral
I was looking at a couple I believe are related to me but not proven yet. I just wanted to say thank you for taking pictures of the grave sites. It is a big help to researchers and I believe everyone should be remembered.
Those workers should have better things to do than bother you. The Catholic Church should be ashamed of themselves
After all they have put innocent people thru in God's name!
Go back and finish the job when you can and maybe take a friend with you. There are power in numbers.
You are an Angel!

Added by Eileen on Feb 04, 2014 8:10 PM

Donna Luzzi
McCort-Old Cathedral
Sarah, widow of James is in my family tree, She was a McCrystal-if you want to transfer her that would be good, no big deal

Added by Donna Luzzi on Jan 31, 2014 12:43 PM

George Hickey
Re:Daniel McGarry #42642657
I am new to Find A Grave. My great great grandfather is Daniel McGarry #42642657. His youngest daughter Nellie McGarry is my great grandmother. Thank you for posting Daniel McGarry's headstone. If you would like to transfer this to me have pictures and info to post. Thanks again!

Added by George Hickey on Nov 19, 2013 10:44 AM

Michael Gaines
Samuel & Jane McKnight @ Mount Moriah Cemetery
Neither person has a visible marker at this time, though it could have gotten knocked over and covered by grass over time. They are both buried in Sec 200, Lot 185. Samuel was buried on Nov 23, 1899 and Jane on Dec 20, 1899. They are two of six McKnight's buried here (the other four being Margaret, Jennie, Samuel, and Grace). If you would like, I can get you the burial dates for the others.

Added by Michael Gaines on Apr 15, 2013 1:22 PM

Marie Van Laeys
John McGlinn (McGlynn)
I believe this gravemarker is that of my grt grt grt grandfather born in Donegal abt 1792 and died 18 Aug 1872 street address was 3 South 23rd Street, ward 9. His wife was Grace Gallagher who died a few years later. She worked at St Ann's Rectory as a housekeeper.

Added by Marie Van Laeys on Feb 24, 2013 11:03 AM

Richard Lutz
Ellen & Sarah Finley

Thanks for the transfer.


Added by Richard Lutz on Sep 01, 2012 7:11 AM

RE: William and Mary Meyers
Thanks so much for your kindness in transferring their memorials to my care! Pam

Added by jerseygirl on Aug 28, 2012 4:03 PM

Steven Keller
Mai Garesche Norris
Greetings Jane!

See my memorial for Mai Garesche Norris (Mother Mary of St Anthony, RGS) on Find a Grave #89490110. Thanks to you I was able to attach her parents. I have a photo request out for her grave at Lourdesmont Cemetery in Clarks Summit. Carol Esselborn Fivecoat and I have been trying to get as many Garesche's in the database as possible. There are many buried here in the St Louis area.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

God bless!

Steve Keller

Added by Steven Keller on May 28, 2012 11:41 AM

Jane, I think we're related!!!
We've been looking for info on Annie and Thomas McKnight for YEARS and I accidentally found your entry on Find A Cemetary. Annie and Thomas were my great-great grandparents. We have lots of info on family members descended from them. Please contact me when you get this.

Added by Geoffrey on Nov 16, 2011 11:38 PM

Donna Di Giacomo
James Joachim Gillin; Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
I'm not related, but I thought you'd like his death notice information.

The Philadelphia Record; Wednesday, May 3, 1911, Page 13:

"GILLIN - On April 30, 1911, JAMES J., husband of the late Mary A. Cahill Gillin. Relatives and friends, also all associations with which he was connected, are invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday, at 8.30 A. M., from his late residence, 1436 North 17th st. Solemn Requiem Mass at Church of Gesu, at 10 A. M. Interment at Cathedral Cemetery."

Added by Donna Di Giacomo on Oct 04, 2011 9:21 PM

Mz Fish
Thank you
Thanks so much for the transfers :)

Added by Mz Fish on Feb 16, 2011 5:42 AM

RE: Transfer
Thank you so much! I've been trying to piece the family together for a while, and this is a big help.

Added by Flababo on Feb 15, 2011 9:55 PM

Donna Di Giacomo
George W. Wilent, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
I'm not related, but I came across his death notice information and thought you'd like to have it for his page.

The Evening Bulletin Philadelphia; Tuesday, October 19, 1948, Page 56:

"WILENT Oct. 16, GEORGE W., husband of Sallie L. Wilent (nee Albertson). Relatives and friends, St. Alban's Lodge No. 529, F. and A. M., invited to funeral Thurs., 2 P. M., at his home, 2527 S. 19th st. Int. Trinity Lutheran Cem. Friends may call Wednesday evening."

Added by Donna Di Giacomo on Aug 11, 2010 11:47 AM

Donna Di Giacomo
Old Cathedral Cemetery
Continue photographing the cemetery headstones of wherever you want to go. I notice Catholic cemeteries have recently gotten anal retentive about this, having the nerve to tell anyone taking photos that the stones are so-called "private property."

They're private property in the sense that no one can physically alter or take the stones with them, but those monuments are for public view and are, therefore, subject to be photographed. If people want the photos taken off the site after they're posted, that's a different story, but don't let anyone, much less the Catholic Church, tell you you can't photograph those stones.

Besides, they have nerve talking about anything being private when they sell private family information to anyone who will fork over $15.00 *per grave* for the information.

They can't ban you for taking photos of public monuments. (Sorry, but I'm just touchy about that subject.)

Added by Donna Di Giacomo on Jun 25, 2010 12:43 PM

Donna Di Giacomo
Moses K. Finley - Mount Moriah Cemetery; Philadelphia, PA
I'm not related, but I'm came across his death notice and I thought you'd like to have the information for his page.

The Philadelphia Record; Thursday morning, November 7, 1901, Page 10:

"FINLEY - On November 5, 1901, MOSES K. FINLEY, aged 61 years. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, on Saturday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at his late residence, No. 1244 South Nineteenth street. Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery."

Added by Donna Di Giacomo on Jun 25, 2010 12:38 PM

Carol Tessein
Bernard Conroy - Old Cathedral Cem.
Would you add the following information to your memorial for Bernard Conroy? Thank you.

Bernard Patrick "Ben" Conroy
Professional baseball player 1890-1890. Played for the Philadelphia Athletics.

Added by Carol Tessein on Jun 17, 2010 5:45 PM

Mike Bell
pictures at old cathedral
jane, i find going on sunday is best, no one works on sundays in the cemetery, unless of course it it a locked fence, then that would be a problem

Added by Mike Bell on Jun 15, 2010 9:25 AM

Mike Bell
Old Cathedral
Jane, do you have a map of the cemetery? Would love to see that posted on the page for the cemetery. Do you recall where in the cemetery the Bell Headstone was located? I am wondering if they are any relation to me

Added by Mike Bell on Jun 15, 2010 9:17 AM

Old Cathedral
Just want to let you know how much we appreciate your taking so many photos at Old Cathedral. That cemetery has been neglected on Find A Grave for so long. Thanks.

Added by Kramer on Dec 04, 2009 7:22 AM


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