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tofftroy (#47791412)
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Bio Photo Some tough nuts to crack, cracked by a cracked nut who got through them with a little help (or sometimes a lot) from friends and correspondents:

John Augustus Baum (1840-1842)
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York
Dates legible, but names chiseled off completely. It actually proved possible to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty why it was that the names had been chiseled away.

Frederick Biehler (1853-1889)
Fisher Cemetery (St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery), Bethlehem, New York
An obituary used a name for this Albany patrolman's cemetery that's a name nobody today knew at all; once identified, the headstone could not be found except by process of elimination with reference to the church's records. Killed in the line of duty, yet his name isn't included on the NYS Police Officers Memorial as it should be; only the Albany Police can submit his name, yet the Chief evidently doesn't care to do so.

Joel Covington, Sr (1830-1911)
Hebron Cemetery, Clio, South Carolina
It's not every day one can fulfill a photo request for a picture of the person (rather than of the headstone) with a picture of the person standing by his own headstone.

James Harty (1835-1853) A headstone, most of the inscription crumbled away to dust, though with "Lafayette Engine Co. No. X" still showing. It still proved possible to identify the deceased even without a legible name or date.

Millie Levy (1887-1888)
Beth Emeth Cemetery, Bethlehem, New York
A name only inscribed; no dates. It turned out she's the granddaughter of a Rabbi.

Emil "Soup Greens" Siefert (d. 1896)
Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Allegedly his grave is marked just by parsley! If it's unmarked today, see if you can plant some soup greens for him?

Charles Smith (1821-1875)
Beth Emeth Cemetery, Bethlehem, New York
Almost entirely illegible due to wear, discoloration, and biological growths.

Helen Lowray Snow (1842-1845) The photo and linked story are both poetically apropos, I hope.

Laura Wise (1847-1849) No recognizable headstone, location of grave unknown, no burial records. Cracked - but not quite solved.

Does NYS Governor Frank Swett Black (1843-1913) have no monument at all?

Where are headstones or monuments (if any) for Cornelius Jacobsen May, Willem Verhulst, Peter Minuit, Sebastiaen Jansen Krol, Wouter van Twiller, Willem Kieft, Francis Lovelace, Anthony Colve, Edmund Andros, Anthony Brockholls, Thomas Dongan, Francis Nicholson, Jacob Sloughter, Richard Ingoldesby, Benjamin Fletcher, Richard Coote, John Nanfan, Edward Hyde, John Lovelace, Gerardus Beekman, Robert Hunter, William Burnet, John Montgomerie, Rip Van Dam, William Cosby, George Clinton, Danvers Osborn, Henry Moore, James Robertson, and Andrew Elliot?
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Messages left for tofftroy (56)[Leave Message]
Jerry van Rensselaer
Are you being coy? One needn't many guesses to discover "what county". I honestly do not see your choice of sending an 'in your face' message as you did. You are relying on newspaper articles if I am correct. I was able to read the 3rd pdf in message, not the first two.
You are asserting he is not there. Other than the articles, what documentation can you share?
Added by Jerry van Rensselaer on Sep 01, 2014 11:55 PM
Jerry van Rensselaer
Do you have any documentation that he was re-interred elsewhere? County records indicate burial, they do not show he was disinterred. County records do indicate several disinterments otherwise.
Added by Jerry van Rensselaer on Sep 01, 2014 11:32 PM
Grace, Peace and Love, Karen
RE: Marshall Thomas Burton (1858-1938)
Hello, sir - I just read your message regarding my great-grandfather, Marshall T. Burton. I assume Mrs. Simpson was his first wife as he married Amelia Frederick (of the Frederick Funeral Home family in Albany) and bore two children. My grandmother was born in 1908 and her brother lived a few months after her mother passed in childbirth circa 1913. Do you know where his first wife is buried? She did leave the home at 678 Myrtle Ave., Albany to my g-grandfather and it was in my family for four generations. I would be curious to know more about her. Thank you so very much, Karen.
Added by Grace, Peace and Love, Ka... on Aug 17, 2014 9:11 PM
Mark Fonda
Peter Fonda
Thanks for the obits on Peter Fonda of Troy!
Added by Mark Fonda on Aug 11, 2014 7:57 PM
Starr Herscovitch
S. Freund & C.Friend
THANK YOU very much! Much appreciated!
Added by Starr Herscovitch on Jul 09, 2014 4:41 PM
Starr Herscovitch
Seligman Freund & Caroline Friend
Would you please transfer management to me of both Seligman Freund and Caroline Friend's pages.

I would greatly appreciate it as they are my great grandparents.

Many thanks!!!
Added by Starr Herscovitch on Jul 09, 2014 4:34 PM
M. Henningson Wroten
RE: Willard Duane Muckle
Thanks so much!
Added by M. Henningson Wroten on Jul 09, 2014 10:44 AM
Linda Carlson
RE: William W Brown, Old Mount Ida Cemetery
Thanks for your information. I just need to keep looking.
Added by Linda Carlson on Jul 04, 2014 4:07 PM
Linda Carlson
William W Brown, Old Mount Ida Cemetery
Nice clear picture of the grave. Would you know any other information about William W Brown (1820-1892)? Was he from New York? Could he have been from Kentucky? He served in the Civil War. Does he have a connection to Sarah J Brown, also buried there (1858-1902)?

I am running out of leads. I thought this might be what I have been looking for. Any help would be appreciated. William W would have been mt g,g, grandfather,


Linda Brown Carlson
Added by Linda Carlson on Jul 03, 2014 6:21 PM
RE: Dr. Elijah and Mercy Mann Hanchett
Sorry - I was thinking that Mary was the wife, not the daughter.
Added by Zella on Jun 26, 2014 8:31 PM
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