I enjoy genealogy, and I hope this can help some other family members who decide to indulge in this hobby. I was born in Philadelphia, PA and I enjoy the fact that I am able to assist others in finding lost relatives in doing their genealogy research. Happy hunting!!
Cemeteries I have completed: 1)Sunset Memorial(North Charleston, SC) 2)Bethany(Charleston, SC) 3)New Mary Ann Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery(wando, SC) 4)Holy Rock Temple of God Holiness Church(Wando, SC) 5)Cainhoy M Revival Gardens(Cainhoy, SC) 6)St Michael's Catholic church cemetery (Phila, PA) 7)New Cathedral Cemetery (Phila, PA-work in progress) 8)Carmel Cemetery(Carmel, Indiana)
Cecilia Elizabeth Boland West Cecilia Elizabeth Boland West Mt. Pleasant - Cecilia Elizabeth Boland West, 101, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, widow of William T. West, Jr., entered into eternal rest Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Her graveside service will be held Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Bethany Cemetery, 10 Cunnington Avenue at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Cecilia was born December 14, 1914 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of Herbert A. Boland and Caroline Isabel Bahr Boland. She graduated from Memminger High School. Cecilia was a lifelong member and the oldest member of St. John's Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank the management and staff in the assisted living at Franke at Seaside as well as Lutheran Hospice for their excellent care. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Herbert A. Boland III (Kris) of Summerville, SC; Wade Boland of Cordele, GA; Marguerite K. Stoddard of Cleveland, GA; Davyne K. Williamson of Kingstree, SC; W. David Kelly of Charlotte, NC; Caroline J. Gamble (John) of Charleston, SC; James S. Boland (Claire) of Titusville, FL; Betty B. Lamb (Bobby) of Vienna, GA; and Raymond G. Boland of Cordele, GA. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 5 Clifford Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
Knickmeyers and O'Neales (Sorry, I posted before I was finished.) On the night of February 26th, 1898 a terrible fire gutted a building at 160 Church Street located at the Southeast corner of Church and Cumberland. it was just a standard 3-story wood frame tenement building commonly seen in this time period and could easily be replaced. What could not be replaced were the nine people who perished in the flames. Nine people of the same family... the Knickmeyer Family.
Those who died were Mrs Rebecca Knickmeyer aged 36, Josephine Knickmeyer aged 17, Katie Knickmeyer aged 15, Leonora Knickmeyer aged 8, Francis Knickmeyer aged 6, Lilly Knickmeyer aged 3, Anna Knickmeyer aged 1 month, Albert O'Neale aged 17, and Caswell O'Neale aged 15, both brothers of Rebecca. Mr. W.T. O'Neale, father of Mrs Rebecca was able to escape the inferno with minimal injuries.
The father Theodore Knickmeyer, a carpenter by trade, was working his job... that job was a fireman with the Charleston Fire Department. He responded with the thought that the fire was near his home. Unbeknownst to him the fire was in fact in his apartment.
He arrived to the horror of fire roaring from the third floor windows. His family nowhere to be seen. He grabbed a ladder and rushed up the wall to the third floor. He frantically swept the room for any sign of his family. He quickly found his infant daughter Anna, not barely a month old. He exited the window and scaled down to the ground. He thought to himself "She is alive, I know it!" At the bottom her looked down at her, his heart sank. He had seen this before at other jobs. She lay lifeless with smoke stains around her mouth and nose not breathing... she could not be saved.
The family was brought out one by one and removed to the bakery across the street from the scene. This business belonged to Fire Chief O.G. Marjenhoff and his family lived above the workings.
The funeral was held the next day at Bethany German Cemetery and the nine were laid to rest in three separate graves.
Afterwards Theodore moved permanently into the fire station at Meeting and Wentworth. A few years later he would move to Augusta, Georgia. A few more after that he moved back to the Lowcountry, this time settling in Goose Creek Township. He would pass away on April 27th, 1920 having never remarried. He is buried in Strawberry.
Elizabeth Gantz..#5950233 Mike, Can you please "remove" my mother (Elizabeth B. Gantz #5950233) from the Graveyard in New Brunswick, NJ. She is and has been always buried in the Blawenburg Cemetery in Blawenburg, NJ. I have no idea where you got the information to place her in New Brunswick?
***I have managed her grave there since she passed.