I have a fascination with genealogy, genetics and history. I like discovering the past because it’s a wonderful teacher and it helps me to understand who I am, where I come from and possibly where I am going. I believe that my interest in genealogy was sparked at a very young age, when my father would take me to places so he could do research on his family. Then in addition to that I had a great aunt who would pull out very old pictures and tell me stories about people in the family that at the time sounded very crazy. Many years later I was able to take those stories and put fact to them and figure out what she was talking about and piece it all together.
Cemeteries are a particular interest of mine because they contain so much history and contain our ancestors.
I think one of the best quotes I've ever ran across was by Benjamin Franklin about cemeteries.
“Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have.” - Benjamin Franklin
"Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high deeds." - William Gladstone
I have interest in may surnames but some of the ones are as follows:
Brauda / Braude and many variations from Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Lativia, Moravia, United States and Israel. Rother that immigrated from Prussia to Buffalo, NY. (Present day Poland) Wöhl / Wohl / Woehl that immigrated from Oberseebach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Morgenstern that immigrated from Oberseebach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France to Welland County, Ontario, Canada. *Many Morgenstern took on the surname of Morningstar once in Canada. Gooch / Googe in Barnwell County, South Carolina and possibly in Louisa, Virginia. Levine from New York that went to South Carolina. Freilich in Poland, Austria and possibly Czechoslovakia. Weitzner in Poland and Austria that immigrated to the United States.
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✡ If you have anything you'd like to contribute to my memorials or you have any changes you'd like me to make just email me and let me know.
This is about John Cosgrove who is buried in St James Cemetery, Colgan, Ontario. Here is some more information on them:
John Frederick Cosgrove was born 3rd Oct 1862 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, the son of Henry Cosgrove and Ellen McKenna. He married Sarah Jane (Jennie) McDevitt 19 Jun 1913, St John the Evangelist RC Church Albion Township, Peel Co. Jennie was the daughter of William McDevitt and Susanah McDonald of Caledon Township. This couple married late in life and had no children. Jennie died 5th Sep 1945 in Alliston and John on 9th Feb 1947 also in Alliston.
Wondering if you could help us in locating exactly where my wife's ggrandmother and her two infant children are buried at the Old City Cemetery since they have no headstones. You contributed information on her ggrandfather, Charles H. Weston, who has a headstone in the NE section in Lot 133 and listed in the cemetery directory as plot 4. His wife, Margaret Janette Weston, is listed as being in plot 3. Infant son in plot 5 and the infant daughter has no plot listed but guessing maybe in plot 6. Am also assuming there are 6 plots per lot number. We want to place headstones for Margaret and the two infants. What we need to know is while looking at Charles Weston's headstone, is plot 3 to his left and plots 5 and 6 to the right or vice versa. Just not sure how this cemetery is laid out with plots within lots. Any help you can give us would be much appreciated and if not, do you know who to contact. Thanks. Bob
William "POP" Butler Ashley, Thanks for taking the tombstone photo for William "POP" Butler, however it is unreadable. Since a better one has been taking would you kindly delete your photo to leave room for others to add pictures etc.
Thanks for your kind deed in deleting the tombstone.
Charles Wilmer Myers I would be honored if you would transfer your memorial # 23511325 (C.W. Myers) to Howard (Kip) Carter (Find A Grave Contributor # 48482030). He was my mother's baby brother. I am in the process of trying to acquire each of my Myers relatives and have a virtual cemetery for the entire family.
RE: Agnes Brauda Crawford Well I am not really sure. My father is most likely related to any Crawfords in this area. I do know that they moved here from St. George Fla. I have been to the cemeteries there and seen my Great Great Grandfather and Grandmother's graves. It was a great feeling to see them. They are buried in you can look at the pictures on find a grave. look in the cemeteries in St. George Fla. I think the cem. is called North Prong Can't remember .If you can't find it let me know I will look it up.