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Granny Kate (#46990824)
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Coberly family at Ridgeway Cemetery
Thank you for taking the time to establish these family memorials. The headstone photo is fantastic and is very much appreciated! Cindy
Added by CindyLee on Oct 20, 2012 5:27 PM
Joseph Coberly # 26529102
Thank you for transferring Joseph to me! Cindy
Added by CindyLee on Oct 18, 2012 9:55 AM
David Easter
Jacob N. Easter
Thank you so much for the great pic.
Much appreciated!
Dave Easter
Added by David Easter on Aug 11, 2011 8:09 AM
David McDowell
RE: Thank You
Hi Granny Kate ... that is awesome ... To give you some history ...Mary Ann Hertsel was born in Ohio around 1823 ..Her maiden name was Mary Ann Triplett ... she married Jesse Hertsel in 1840 and moved to Whitley County Indiana ... Jesse died Dec 25, 1864 in Whitley County ...sometime between 1864 and 1880 she moved to Mission Creek Twp Kansas and lived with her daughter's family, Charles & Delia Allen ... she had brought her 3 or 4 youngest (of 11 )children with her ... after 1880 four of her children show back up in Cass County Indiana ...All of them added a "l" to the spelling of thier last name making it Hertsell instead of Hertsel ... Mary Ann does not show up in Indiana at all ...I am speculating that after her death and perhaps Delia's death in 1889 the rest of the family relocated ...I have been searching for Mary Ann for quite a while ... BTW ..I am the soul decendent of 5 generations of only children from Mary Ann's youngest child ...Jesse C. Hertsell ... Any information you can find will be greatly appreciated ... Dave
Added by David McDowell on Aug 10, 2011 7:49 AM
David McDowell
Thank You
Hi Granny Kate ... Thank you for the pictures of the Charles and Delia Allen memorial ... I am tracking my family ..One person in particular I can't find is Delia's mother ...She moved to Kansas and was living with Delia in 1880 at Mission Creek Twp outside of Alma Kansas .... You verified the location of Delia at the time of their passing for me ,,I now need to find out what happened to her mother (my GGGG Grandmother ...Her name is Mary Ann Hertsel b-abt 1823 ...died ? ... Thank you again, Dave
Added by David McDowell on Aug 10, 2011 6:55 AM
Robin (Bolda) Wilson
Joy A. Meler Millard
Thank you for your wonderful pictures.

Added by Robin (Bolda) Wilson on Aug 09, 2011 7:02 PM
Robert Hill
Starrett family
Wow that was quick !!

They are all linked up back to Joseph and Anne Gabby Morrison Starrett. Thanks again. If you want her back just ask. First let me see what info I have to transfer.

Added by Robert Hill on Jun 25, 2011 6:57 PM
Fred Lane
Thank you for getting Fred Lane's photo and posting in on this site. I appreciate it very much.
Thank you for being a part of
Added by Gina on Apr 18, 2011 12:46 PM
Rodger Schlink
RE: Charles Schlink
My 2nd great grandfather was Valentine Schlink. I do not know why the family spelled the name Volentine in latter generations. They may just wanted to be different. You can transfer the file to me if you want. This branch of the family all goes to back to the Peoria Il area, where the settled after coming over from Germany in 1832. Thank You.
Added by Rodger Schlink on Feb 14, 2011 3:11 PM
Vine Cemetery
Hi Granny Kate,

I'll be happy to give you the information I have about Vine Cemetery. I believe that Vine Cemetery was also known as Iles Cemetery.

I wrote this up for

This story was sent to me in an email by a Denton genealogist. He was the same person who sent me the pictures of the gravestones.

Those pictures [of the gravestones of George and Leah Junkerman Ruble] were taken by a man with Ruble/Frasure connections. He was visiting Hocking County from out of state one weekend and took pictures of every Ruble and Frasure marker he could find. Finding the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, where many Rubles are located, was easy. Not so The Iles/Vine Cemetery.

He asked around town but got no help in locating the cemetery. Finally he went to the local mortuary and asked. The man was reluctant to tell him anything, but finally said it was privately owned and no one was allowed to go there. And . . . naturally the elderly woman who owned the land had a shotgun.

The visiting photographer found the woman's home. She wasn't there, but her grown son was, and he said she would not let anyone on the property, and "Did I mention the shotgun?" including the added detail about what a good shot she was.

However, as most genealogists know, persistence pays: the interloper was able to talk to the woman when she got home. Naturally she was adamant about not allowing him "up there." They talked about the man's ancestors, and she knew about them. Still she wouldn't let him go. So back again he went the next day and talked with her some more. Finally she agreed to take him up the hill where he shot the pictures, promising he would never reveal to anyone the location. -end-

I hope this isn't disappointing news. I fear that those gravestones are no longer there, but I don't know that for a fact. I believe I received these photos in about 2005, but I don't know when they were originally taken. Of course it's even possible that by now the land is owned by someone who is more willing to let people view the cemetery, as they are supposed to do.

I'd love to learn what you find!

All the best,

Added by labwriter on Aug 08, 2010 12:50 PM
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