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Donna (#46910450)
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Bio Photo Welcome -

We are doing a holy service by remembering the dead, and preserving history.

I think we all have a piece of the puzzle and if everyone contributes, questions will be answered.

This a wonderful site for remembering people. Peoples lives are fascinating and they deserve to be remembered and documented.

Please remember we are not just entering names or stones, but real people. Please ask yourself if your memorial is search-able. All memorials should have last names. Women who never marry, and children don't have maiden names. There is no maiden name unless the name changes. Also please do not use ().

Please do NOT create duplicates.

If you notice any mistakes, please let me know, and I will be happy to fix them. Nobody is perfect, we are all fallible human beings mostly doing the best we can at the moment.

We are merely stewards of 'our' memorials - we manage them and are entrusted with their care and maintenance, but we do not technically 'own' them.

Please read the FAQs (frequently asked questions). Thanks, and please try to resolved unknown burials ASAP.

Please free to use any of my photos with appropriate citations. Will also add updates, -the more info, the better. I don't have a policy about transfers - ask and we can work it out.

"A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always." (author unknown)

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Bigelows in Island Hill Cemetery
It seems that your source may have gotten some dates mixed up, as Hannah was very much alive, age 63, in the 1850 census. And so was Harriet, age 16--but I realize that often names were re-used if a child died.

I'll delete my duplicate of Hannah, but you may want to take the dates from it first.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Feb 27, 2015 5:23 AM
Mike Shoecraft
RE: Hannah (Van Buskirk) Bigalow
45783111, but sorry, my mistake, 2 Hannah Bigelow's.
Added by Mike Shoecraft on Feb 26, 2015 3:46 PM
Mike Shoecraft
Hannah (Van Buskirk) Bigalow
she died Sep. 27, 1868, not 1845
Added by Mike Shoecraft on Feb 26, 2015 11:06 AM
Rhonda Scott
RE: John Lamerson.
No, the HCD is not online. It's at the library on microfilm. I've been searching for someone and can't resist taking pictures of the obits as I scan through them. Rhonda
Added by Rhonda Scott on Feb 24, 2015 4:50 AM
Judith Arnold
Recent Addition of John Pickel Hann
Thank you so much for your hard work.
Added by Judith Arnold on Feb 23, 2015 3:27 AM
Chuck C
RE: Essie Yeager
Thanks for mentioning the similar cemetery names.
I noticed that while removing the Essie Yeager memorial and have been working to remove any other memorials that I created in the Coons Cemetery.

If you see any other duplicates or errors please let me know.

Hopefully we can make the Find A Grave website to be as complete and accurate as possible.

Thanks for all you do to build the memorials for, as you stated on your profile, "remembering the dead, and preserving history".

Chuck C.
Added by Chuck C on Feb 18, 2015 12:30 PM
Betty Smith
RE: 75569183 Jeremiah Besimer
That would be great, thank you!
Added by Betty Smith on Feb 17, 2015 4:32 PM
Chuck C
Essie Yeager
Thanks for pointing out the duplication of memorials for Essie Yeager.
I have deleted the one that I created.

Chuck C.
Added by Chuck C on Feb 17, 2015 2:06 PM
Betty Smith
75569183 Jeremiah Besimer
I've been working on this line of my family and I'm trying to verify some information. I have records showing that Catherine M Besimer is the daughter of Jeremiah Besimer and Gertrude Turner, but notice that it is not listed on these grave notes. I'm also showing that Jeremiah's parents were Johannes C Besemer and Janneke Osterhoudt. Can you tell me if this information is accurate or how I might go about verifying the data?
Added by Betty Smith on Feb 15, 2015 9:12 AM
RE: Ellen Larkin
ok...I know it was a common name so there may be no connection. Thank you
Added by Irene on Feb 14, 2015 5:16 AM
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