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Saratoga (#46965279)
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I have added these memorials, mostly from the historic cemeteries of Charleston to memorialize all the individuals who have contributed to Charleston's past.

If I don't respond to a request for transfer it means I prefer to retain the memorial.

In the event a photo of a headstone is not included, it generally means that the memorial information was taken from a cemetery transcription or death record. One of those who did the transcription was Elizabeth C. Curtis. Without her efforts cemeteries such as Trinity United Methodist and Old Third Central Presbyterian Cemetery records would not be included or available since neither of the above church exists today, including the cemetery and headstones. I just found out yesterday January 21, 2010 that internments of Old Third Central Presbyterian Church Cemetery have been moved to Riverview Memorial in Charleston. There are others who did transcriptions, but I am not aware who they are. If someone knows, I would be glad to acknowledge them in this profile.

Some of the headstones at the Circular Church were impossible to read, however the church had previously documented many of the graves sites by plot #'s. In those cases where I could not read the headstone I used the information from the church records found at the Charleston library to identify the headstones. I did list the plots #'s on the majority of the memorials.

A special thanks to the work of Clare Jervey published in 1906 with the transcription of St. Michael's. Her transcription allowed me to include much that was unreadable.

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Anne Melton
William Frederick Ostendorff;
I believe the dates on his headstone was incorrectly read. As I stated in a previous message to you (Re: Henry Martin Ostendorff - my Grandfather, I have the Original Family Bible of John Henry Ostendorff and Caroline (Carrie) Margaret Ansel Ostendorff which states his birth as 10/29/1886. When I look very closely at the headstone I see DoB as 10/"29"/"1886". NOT 10/"28"/"1881"

There is a notice in the Keowee Courier, Pickens, SC on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1917, page 8 that reads
"We are in receipt of an invitation to the marriage of Miss Natalie E. Wilken and William F. Ostendorff, the marriage to be solemnized at St. John's Lutheran church, Charleston, S.C., next Wednesday, November 7, at 4:30 in the afternoon. The bride-to-be is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilken, of Charleston, Mr. Ostendorff being a son of Mrs. J. Henry Ostendorff, also of that city, though for many years a resident of Walhalla" etc. Then they: "will be at home to their friends after December 1st at No. 38 Charlotte street, Charleston" (J. Henry Ostendorff is #47252041-Bethany Cemetery in Charleston, SC AND Mrs. is Caroline (Carrie) Margaret Ostendorff #47252042 also at Bethany Cemetery in Charleston, SC.)

ADDED NOTE: I read the headstone of his spouse Natalie Wilken Ostendorff #35993457 to be August
"27" and not "10" 1981. Their children are:
Doris Natalie Ostendorff (Vernon Olsen) AND William Frederick Ostendorff, Jr. (Sally Richman)
DoB unknown on these.
Added by Anne Melton on Aug 29, 2015 8:41 PM
Chris Edwards
Memorial Transfer Request
Hello, I am a great, great grandson of Mary I'on Simons Lucas. Can you please transfer her memorial to me? It would be very much appreciated as I have been working on my family history since I was 18 years old. Her Find A Grave number is: 33618475 My Find A Grave Account #48588538

Kenneth C. Edwards, Jr.
Added by Chris Edwards on Aug 29, 2015 3:16 AM
William De Peyster Stagg & Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery
I noticed that you had created a memorial and added a newspaper obituary for William De Peyster Stagg, who is interred at the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery. Are you a descendant of William? I'm also a descendant of a mariner who resided at Sailors' Snug Harbor and is interred at the SSH Cemetery. If you are interested in more information about recent efforts regarding the status of the SSH Cemetery and the SSH Records, you can contact me at the email address listed on my member name profile.
Added by BJWeir on Aug 26, 2015 10:08 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello again,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Eleanore Margaret "Lenore" Kendig Nicolin # 48570262
to my care.
I have successfully connected her with parents, two siblings, husband and son.
As I receive more information, I will be adding it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Aug 26, 2015 3:17 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 93215922
Is there any way to check the DOD of Lisette Stern?? She's listed on the June 1, 1905 NY census, though she died the previous November. The rest of the profile you've given indicates the same person. Just a general 'thank you' for all the time and effort you've put into Find a Grave.
Added by OxTom on Aug 25, 2015 1:36 PM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Eugenie Blair
You are very welcome - I'm so glad I could help!
Added by Laura Aanenson on Aug 20, 2015 7:05 PM
O'Neill Cemetery
Hi I see you have Catherine Wilson Elmore memorial # 87359174 which was added 03/25/2012 by you and I was wondering if you could tell me where this cemetery is located??? I have added Ezekiel Nelson to this Cemetery because of th e information on his Death Certificate but can not locate the Cemetery. I did call the Funeral Home also located on his Death Certificate and as of now they seem to think this Cemetery is St Lawrence so any help you can afford me would be greatly appreciated in finding O'Neill Cemetery.
Thank you, Joyce M.
Added by JMD on Aug 20, 2015 11:03 AM
Colin John Chatfield
RE: Robert Gourdin O'Neale
Thank you John. I am not a paidup member of Ancestry as I believe it should be free but there you are. I think I am going too far down the Halsey line as the Anna Chatfield was born in 1649 and there isn't a lot our blood left in Robert.
Added by Colin John Chatfield on Aug 20, 2015 3:19 AM
DeLange's in Graceland, Chicago
This is my close family, if you'd like to transfer it.
Added by Trippmom on Aug 19, 2015 10:26 PM
Bobby Kelley
RE: Admiral Stuart Ingersoll
I dont mind at all, i just want it to be good :) & you are most welcome :)
Added by Bobby Kelley on Aug 17, 2015 5:04 AM
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