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GCHDRAKE (#47541041)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 5 days
Hans E.
Hello Gordon,

I did a search on the inscription for Wilhelmin Sparbrodt Drake's monument that you pointed me to and it brought up this page and and something that I can't completely translate, perhaps you can help:

- her inscription:
Wilhelmine Drake aus Vosshagen geb. Sparbrodt aus Hellerhausen geb. 1. Juni 1829 gest. 21 August 1905

Wilhelmine Drake from Vosshagen (maiden name: Sparbrodt from Hellerhausen)
Vosshagen and Hellerhausen are small parts of the village of Wüsten (today: Bad Salzuflen-Wüsten)
Vosshagen = Kirchheider Str. 84
Ruhe sanft, die Du so treu gewirkt im Leben,
und Deines Fleisses Lohn wird Gott Dir geben.

Rest in peace, ye who served so well in life
for God will reward your diligence

the page I found, I don't fully understand the quote:

"Ehem. Oberwüsten Nr. 2
Frederick Dracke od. Drake auf dem Voßhagen 1535 i. Reg. ist frey, gibt I.G. 1 Gfl Schatz,
heute Kracht, Kirchheider Straße 84,
Geburtshaus des Vaters des Regierungspräsidenten Heinrich Drake"

former adress: Oberwüsten No. 2
Oberwüsten was also a part of the village of Wüsten long time ago

i. Reg. ist frey, gibt I.G. 1 Gfl Schatz,
(??? - I do not know, what this means, but I'll try to find out)

heute Kracht, Kirchheider Straße 84,
Geburtshaus des Vaters des Regierungspräsidenten Heinrich Drake"
today the adress is "Kirchheider Str. 84" It is the birthplace of Heinrich Drake's father who was an important polical person in the district of Lippe after WWII.

at Google-maps you will find a pictures of these adresses.
Place: Bad Salzuflen
street: Kirchheider Str. 84
street: Hellerhausen


Added by Hans E. on Sep 29, 2015 12:51 PM

Hans E.
RE: Thank you...
Hi Gordon,
I'll try to find out more and also try to translate into English, but I'll need some help from a friend.

I know the places in Wüsten and Vosshagen, because my mother lived in Wüsten for some years and I'm working in nearby Bad Salzuflen. The distance Bad Salzuflen - Wüsten is only 3 miles :-) and I know a lot of (old) people there.


Added by Hans E. on Sep 22, 2015 10:50 PM

Hans E.
RE: Drakes - Falkenhagen
Hi Gordon,
at the cemetery in Wüsten (Bad Salzuflen) there is one more "Drake" gravestone.

Regards from Germany

Added by Hans E. on Sep 21, 2015 11:18 PM

Hans E.
RE: Hermann Drake - 24 Mar 1740 - Bad Salzuflen, Lippe
Hi Gordon,
thank you for your mail. I'll try to find out more information for you soon. I saw the name "Drake" very often in the area of the "Lippe" district. Lippe means the towns of Detmold, Lemgo, Bad Salzuflen and the smaller villages around.
Have a nice day and we will stay in contact.

Added by Hans E. on Sep 20, 2015 11:07 PM

Noah Drake
I never heard anyone say he had any children. I never heard of anything about a child being buried in Dayton. Do you have a copy of a Birth Certificate? If so, what is name of the child's Mother?

Added by grainne on Sep 16, 2015 7:45 PM

Bob Orr
RE: Culp family
Bessie Palmer (1871 - 1940)
2nd cousin 2x removed of wife
Elizabeth Hull (1839 - 1907)
mother of Bessie Palmer
Elizabeth Deighton (1807 - 1890)
mother of Elizabeth Hull
Robert Deighton (1770 - )
father of Elizabeth Deighton
Charlotte Deighton (1804 - 1845)
daughter of Robert Deighton
William Gilford Diton (1831 - 1915)
son of Charlotte Deighton
Marion Ferney Diton (1880 - 1961)
son of William Gilford Diton
Helen Pauline Diton (1916 - 2006)
daughter of Marion Ferney Diton
Judith Ann Senf (1941 - )
daughter of Helen Pauline Diton
Paul Robert Orr
You are the husband of Judith Ann Senf

Added by Bob Orr on Jan 18, 2015 5:59 PM

RE: William Drake
You're welcome! Interesting about his birthplace, and yes, so many folks had their reasons for "changing history", haha, that it is sometimes difficult to disprove rather than prove. Sure is nice you have the ship's log and it is a helpful addition to his memorial.

Added by BjJ on Jan 13, 2015 8:10 AM

RE: Noah William Drake
So terrific to hear from you!! I would love to have a picture of Grandma Drake. E-mail is Grandma was called Aunt Ellie. No one ever talked about Grandpa Drake. Some trivia about Grandma Drake. She was raised as Catholic, but apparently never was crazy about that religion. For many years she belonged to Dunkard, Brethern type churches. We found her lace bonnet in our Mother's things. Agnes Marie was oldest child of my Uncle Andrew and his wife, Bertha. Do you know if any of their children are still alive? I saw Bill and Andrew at Agnes Marie's funeral, but don't know about Florence Ellen. I guess you have seen Bob Drake's headstone on my site.

Added by grainne on Jan 03, 2015 11:04 AM

RE: Noah William Drake
Good morning Cousin - I am not ignoring you, I am just slow. James E. Lyons and Sarah Catherine Clarke arrived in Boston from Ireland on or about April 6, 1853. There were five known children born of their marriage. James and Sarah are my great grandparents. My grandmother, Mary Ellen Lyons was 4th born of their 5 children. Mary Ellen Lyons married Frederick Mathias Drake, Jr. All I know about my Grandfather Drake is that he could walk into a grove of trees and tell how much lumber was there for whatever purpose needed. My Grandparents Drake had 8 children - Noah William was 5th born; Florence Margaret was 8th born and was my Mother. She was known Margaret or Peg. My Uncle Noah Drake enlisted on May 2, 1918 at Ft Thomas, Kentucky in the Army during WW 1, assigned to Butchery Company, 316 Quartermaster Corp. Uncle Noah was Honorably Discharged on September 20, 1919 as a Private. All that means is I am a proud 3rd generation Irish-American. Grainne is Grace in Gaelic. On a more sad side, Are you aware that our Cousin Agnes Marie Drake died July 14, 2012; Doris Jean Siders, Conley died October 2013?
I hope this information is helpful. Do you know the ship name and/or actual date my Great Grandparents Lyons arrived in Boston? Will appreciate any information you would like to share with me. Thanks for keeping in touch. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2015.

Added by grainne on Jan 03, 2015 9:25 AM

Thank you for Jacob Snavely graveyard photo
Thank you for Jacob Snavely graveyard photo

I believe this is him:
Jacob Schnebeli
1710 – May 1781

This is my ancestor and I would like to know more about the burial ground photographed. If you know more information such as where it's at and any more tombstones in the graveyard I would be interested in learning more.

Thank you,

Added by atom88 on Dec 25, 2014 5:57 PM

Frank C Drake (#113864894)
Death was Aug 18, 1882. Thomas

Added by Thomas on Jun 12, 2014 2:10 PM

Frank C Drake (#113864894)
Frank C Drake died as an infant, born Apr 19, 1882 and died Aug 18, 1992 according to death records. Thomas

Added by Thomas on Jun 12, 2014 2:09 PM

Thank you for the George Kreider headstone photo in Lancaster, PA :-)

Added by genie-in-az on Jun 05, 2014 4:34 AM

Warren Boyer, Jr
Thank you! There was question on the dates on this one (had to make a few days adjustment on the DOB) but this clearly shows there ARE two Warren Boyers in there. By all means, add Sr. in! You found him. And appreciate the offer to take a closer photo - but no need. That marker is clear as a bell in the photo you took. Appreciate you taking the time to resolve another question!

Added by GerbLady on Dec 27, 2013 5:42 PM

No Reins
Alice Reed memorial
Sorry, I have no further information on the infant, Alice Reed. The information that I have came from cemetery records

Added by No Reins on Dec 01, 2013 6:06 PM

Don Green
Culp details at Inglewood
Hi Gordon,

Added all your info with one exception. Since I transcibed these stones and saw a birth year of 1834 (I hope) for Oliver, rather than 1832, I left that year. Thanks for the info. Happy to transfer if you wish, since direct line.


Added by Don Green on Nov 17, 2013 4:28 PM

Larry Olson
Hannah Link
Good Morning,
My name is Larry Olson and I'm on the Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery committee and were just starting to go through the records and make corrections. I noticed a photo you have on Hannah Link 62105322 that has the wrong group of Links to her. Mary E.(Link)Finch was the daughter of Lewis & Hannah Link. Mary Finch daughter was raised by her uncle Samuel E. Link according to her obituary.

Added by Larry Olson on Sep 27, 2013 6:42 AM

RE: sherwood graves
No, I'm not related--just happened to take the photo. I'll be happy to transfer any memorials I may have created for your relatives; just let me know which ones you might want.

Added by Pat on Sep 08, 2013 1:42 PM

Loretta Castaldi
RE: Drakes at Woodland

I'll definitely transfer all memorials to you. Please send me the Find A Grave #s and I'll initiate the transfer.


Added by Loretta Castaldi on Apr 21, 2012 12:31 PM

RE: Elizabeth Zirkle Shaffer
I'm sorry, but I do not know anything about the Zerkle/Zirkle family. I live just down the road from this cemetery, and I do know that she is buried in a small row with the rest of the Shaffers who are buried there. I have photos of their stones if you wish to request them.
From what you have told me, it certainly sounds like this is the same woman! How exciting!
If you think this is the right one, let me know & I will add her maiden name and any other info or links you think is important.
Have you contacted Sandi Koscak? She is a great Champaign Co Genealogist. I checked her website and didn't find anything on this Shaffer/Zirkle family, but that doesn't mean that she might not have other sources not online. I highly recommend contacting her to see what she has to say. Her email is:

Good luck!!

Added by Candy on Feb 17, 2012 10:37 AM

Bruce Watson
RE: Ross/Hopkins

Glad you were able to enjoy the trip down memory lane! You're right about that being a beautiful church, and I hope to go by there some day myself if my travels take me in that direction, or at least close by.

I think the photos you took are fine, so don't worry about the Picasa link at this time.

Thank you for your offer to go back by some other time for the missing headstones. Ann (Ross) Hopkins is the direct family link (she's one of the missing headstones) but it sure is great to find the rest of her family.

Thank you again for your time. I've been out a few times on volunteer photo shoots myself; it's great isn't it?


Added by Bruce Watson on Jun 28, 2011 8:59 AM

Bruce Watson
Thank you! I'm very grateful for you taking the time to head out to Lancaster and get the grave photos of the Ross/Hopkins side of my family, and so quickly!

Welcome to Find-A-Grave!

Added by Bruce Watson on Jun 27, 2011 7:13 AM

RE: William Henry Drake
Oh, what a sweet and kind note you just sent me. I am so happy to have been able to provide those photos for you. Yes, please visit Springfield and Oak Ridge one day. It's a beautiful historic cemetery and one that I love to visit. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you in the future!

Added by BjJ on Jun 24, 2011 11:32 AM


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