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Aislin (#46535342)
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Bio Photo When I was researching my own family, I received a great deal of help from complete strangers who were willing to help me without asking anything in return. I felt the need to pay that forward. So it tickles me beyond words to discover my headstone photos as part of someone's family tree. How sad would it be if after all the photos are taken and posted and researched and documented that no one looked at them or cared that they were there. So to those of you who have found my photos and made use of them, thanks for caring and you're most welcome.

I feel that its important to say at least a little something about each of their lives. They lived, they loved, and had families. For those that have nothing there, they're not forgotten, I just haven't gotten there yet. And while I don't always cite my sources on each memorial, for Long Island special thanks goes to Carolee Nichols Diamond and David Roberts for their unending patience and wealth of information; the transcriptions and family photos of Elbert N. Carter; George Moraitis, Historian for the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Port Jefferson (R.I.P. my friend); Steve Gill from the Patchogue Cemeteries Restoration Committee; Dan Prunty, Ruland Funeral Home and President of Cedar Grove Cemetery, for his patience and tireless trips into the basement.

If you find something that needs correcting, or if you have information you'd like added, please use the SAC and I'll be happy to make the changes. If you need to contact me, send to aislin at

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Jessie M Knox Himminger
Awesome work you are doing! We have been working closely with Dan from Ruland. He suggested we reach out to you. We are looking for information about Jessie M Knox Himminger (1862-1953) who is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Jessie is our third great aunt. Her sister, Francis Ann Knox De La Vergne Boss (1855-?) is our great-great-grandmother. We were able to find their parents graves in Wilkes-Barre PA and the Bronx, but no luck with Frances. Any suggestions? Our direct email is:
Added by captrobby on Sep 20, 2016 5:50 PM
April Earle
Damas Disjardins
I see you have entered the information for the Saint Francis DeSales Cemetery in Patchoque. Thank you so much.

My great-great grandfather was Damas Desjardins. His headstone misspells the last name.

How did you get the information you have listed,"Husband of Emma "Mellie" Happer and father of Joseph and Anetha Disjardins." This does not match what I know.

Damas was the husband of Melvina Ethier. They had 11 children:

Emma, Hector, Rose, Alphonse, Almond a.k.a Albert Gardner, Florence Victoria Desjardins King (18931952) buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Patchogue, William, Edward, Malvina, Damas "Frank", and Anna.

He had an older son from a previous marriage; Joseph Desjardins.

There are three other markers on this plot that just show initials: They say H.D., D.D., BABY. H.D. I believe is their son Hector Desjardins, D.D. is Damas Desjardins, and I think BABY is Anna Desjardins who was born and died in 1911.

Where did you get the information you entered?
Thank you again,
Added by April Earle on Sep 19, 2016 9:26 AM
Carolann Krause
I see you have a photo of my Aunt and Uncle's grave. Loretta and frank Kokasko. May I use the photo in my ancestry tree?

Thank you
Added by Carolann Krause on Sep 07, 2016 3:33 PM
Sharron L. Lawrence-Lund
RE: Robinson family at Cedar Hill
Thank you for your edits! Much appreciated. Are you related in any way or just a graver?
Added by Sharron L. Lawrence-Lund on Sep 03, 2016 5:38 PM
Sharon Page
Birnstiel Family
Thank you so much for your diligent work on the Johann Georg Birnstiel family. Margaret Birnstiel and I have worked on the Birnstiel family for many years now. We have all of their church records from Trinity Lutheran Church in Neuhaus-Schierschnitz. I have added information to your FindAGrave records from those German records.

The Birnstiel family is very special me, because when Georg's mother died close to their departure to America on board the Ship Margaretha & Maria in 1852, Georg decided to delay his departure to America. However, his daughter Eva Barbara Birnstiel left on the ship with her uncle Johannes Reb and his family. Four of our Schrepel immigrants were also on board that ship, because four of Georg's ship tickets went to them.

Georg and his family (excluding oldest daughter Catharina Barbara Birnstiel) left on board the Ship Elsfleth in 1853. Please note that while census takers continually misspelled their surname, Georg always signed his name as he did in America - BIRNSTIEL.
Added by Sharon Page on Aug 28, 2016 4:32 PM
Mitchelburne Knox Hackett
M. Knox Hackett was my Grandmothers Father I added a picture of his tombstone from the family plot in Green Wood.

According to family history he was a rogue who left his family only returning when he had had a stroke.

He was quoted as saying, " if this is living I'd rather be dead" His wish came true as he died at a young age.

However, he was well respected by his peers in the dry goods business, Atlantic Club and NY Amory. Upon dissolution of his regiment he was awarded its ceremonial sword.

Thanks for your work as now I know his side of the family
Added by Jeremy on Jul 28, 2016 10:29 AM
Jim Hamren
Dorothy Anna Kloman Squires
Thanks very much for adding this memorial with photos. Much appreciated.
Added by Jim Hamren on Jul 11, 2016 10:26 AM
Marie Hayes
Richard Terry Woodhullull
Thanks for the info and the photo of his headstone.
Added by Marie Hayes on Jun 20, 2016 2:35 PM
Susan Howell Denny
#75456207 Nancy Caldwell
Nancy(Howell)Van Winkle Caldwell is the daughter of Reeves Howell #75256735 and sister of Phoebe Ann (Howell)Bartrum Ingraham, Jonah Howell, Shepard Reeves Howell #62451347, William S. Howell #46506496 and Theodore Bartlett Howell who died 1911 and is buried on Staten Island in the Sailor's Snug Harbor Cemetery. No FG record currently exists for him yet.
Added by Susan Howell Denny on Jun 17, 2016 12:13 PM
Bob Bardo
RE: Halsey Hulse
Thanks to your hard work removing dirt to get your GREAT photo of the transcription on the gravestone for Halsey Hulse (Find A Grave Memorial # 6420685), and a lot of squinting and mental acrobatics, I FINALLY figured out what it said. Very difficult!

Here it is --

Gone to dwell with Jesus where
there will be no more sadness, sorrow
or pain, but where he will praise the
Lord forever.

Thanks again, Aislin!

Added by Bob Bardo on May 21, 2016 1:28 AM
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