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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 optonline.net
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|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.
|Jeremy||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.
|Marie Hayes||Richard Terry Woodhullull|
Thanks for the info and the photo of his headstone.
|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.
|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
Thanks again, Aislin!
|Mary Champlin||Satterley memorials|
My name is Mary Champlin. I am one of the grandchildren of Ellen V Satterley. Thank you for the work you have done on my family. I would love to correspond with you about the information you have gathered.
My email is email@example.com
|Nancy Carr||Thank you for "WRIGHT" info!|
Thank you so much for the amount of information you have detailed here regarding the Wrights of Brookhaven. My mother is the grand-daughter of Frank P. Wright Sr, John and Mary's youngest son. My mom, at 92, remembers trips to Bayport as a young child... Needless to say, she is fascinated with each new piece of family history that is revealed.
I am fairly sure that it was you who sent me a transcript for Kate Strickland's obituary. She is another of my mother's great- grandmothers... thank you again for that as well. Is it possible that we have a family connection? Over the past few years, I have collected a great many photos, newspaper articles and obituaries (reprints) that I would love to share! Please let me know if this would be of any interest to you. Either way, thanks again for all you have done.
|jeffrey dayton||bertha conklin Jett|
she has recently passed away
March 25, 2016 (Age 99)
please add the following date of Departure thank you
|Colin Stevens||RE: Peter|
Peter "Fraser" Ferrari was my great grandfather on my mother's side. I am totally dumbfounded on how a person came up with "Ferrari" for Peter's last name. I have a copy of his death certificate from NYS. On the certificate it reads his last name was Fananesi and that his mother's maiden name was Ferrari. I am uncertain who supplied the death certificate information.
I have no possible idea who even supplied the information for "Find A Grave". For years, I suspected the surname was changed but have been unable to obtain any information except for the death certificate. If there is a contact person with this information, you have my permission to pass on my name and email address. I would be most anxious to talk to this person so a family mystery can finally be solved.
Thank you for your quick response. Again, thank you for any consideration given this request. Colin
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