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|Jeremy Nichols||Petra Johnston|
Tombstone Amnesty, a standing committee of the Sonoma County Historical Society, is pleased to offer its support in the return of the top half of Petra Johnston's tombstone from Sonoma County to the Pilarcitos Cemetery. Because of the size and weight of the tombstone I will probably require assistance to unload the truck. No date has been set for the move; this can be worked out to be convenient for all.
Jeremy Nichols, President
Sonoma County Historical Society
jn6wfo [at] gmail [dot] com
|J. Rubio||Petra Johnston|
Would love to speak to you about this mystery of how her top piece of the headstone was found 100 miles away from the cemetery she was buried in. Please contact me via my profile or my website which is linked on my profile. I want to write a blog about this.- Thank you
Added by J. Rubio on Apr 29, 2015 5:32 PM
|LoveTrees||RE: Benjamin Mintz|
I emailed you. Did you get it? I didn't want to give the address to Jess if it wasn't right. She wants to connect with you. She sent me a good bit of information for me to check through. I want to share it with you. You can email me at email@example.com
All the best.
|Mike Lawless||Re Leopold|
Thank you for taking care of my ancestors memorial page.
|R C H||re: Petra Maria De Jara Johnston at Pilarcitos in Half Moon Bay|
Today, my wife and I were visiting Green Valley Cemetery, just west of the town of Graton, in Sonoma County. In the middle of a large cleared area, away from all of the other interments, we saw a lovely old headstone that had been curiously propped-up, and seemed to be missing its lower half. The text engraved on the upper portion was stuck in my mind: "Sacred to the memory of Petra". Also visible was "wife" and "James". I've added a photo to the memorial.
When we got home, I looked up Green Valley Cemetery on Find-a-Grave, but there was no one listed there named "Petra". On a whim, I put "Sacred to the memory of Petra" into Google and was astonished to see the listing for the headstone of Petra Maria De Jara Johnston in the Pilarcitos Cemetery in Half Moon Bay! The text matches the description as do the carved cherub and woman. Surely this is the missing upper half of that headstone! How or why it ended up 100 miles to the north is a mystery, but I think it would be great if the two halves could be reunited.
Added by R C H on Oct 22, 2014 11:19 PM
|Bernard Johnson||Rabinowitz edit|
Are you aware of the ease available for edits? I have one pending with you. Under your contributor name at profile is the edit tab, and corrections can easily be done. Thank you.
|Henry Marsh||M. A. Pacheco/Our Lady of the Pillar, Half Moon Bay|
I just added a marker photo for Mateo Albert
Pacheco. Not sure if you photo is for the same
person. What do you think?
Thank you for the burial location for John, or Johann Foahim Heinrich Bartels! He was my grandfather's grandfather. I suppose his wife is also there. Much appreciated!
Added by SKL on Jul 25, 2014 9:44 AM
|Leah Johnson||Ida Rosenstein|
Dose it have any info on her parents head stones?
|Laurie Leivas Flores||Transfer of Grave|
Thank you very much.
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