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JanMary (#47242653)
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After the horrendous earthquake in Haiti recently, I decided to read a book I inherited years ago, but had no interest in until now. (The Black Rebellion in Haiti" by Pierre Etienne Chazotte, and edited by his grandson, Charles W. Platt) When I did some research, I learned that Pierre or Peter, is my 4th great grandfather and Charles W. Platt is my great grandmother's brother. In reading the book I learned that Pierre was one of only a couple of white people who were able to escape the massacre of multiple thousands in 1804, partly because he had American citizenship. The unedited version is in the Library of Congress. In my research, I stumbled onto Find a Grave, and discovered that many kind people had made memorials for a number of my ancestors, for which I'm extremely grateful. Some have become friends and are assisting me in further family searches! Thank you all! Especially my friend in Reno!
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John Walker Moore
Thank for bring the memorial of John Walker Moore to my attention. I am not sure what I did so I have updated it to match the death record. I am connected to John, but distant, we are descended from the same Love family line. That is all that I had on him and his family.
Added by Lanie on Feb 14, 2014 12:48 PM
RE: Thomas Andrew Branion
Hi, Don't give up. If you call the cemetery office and request the plot location then post it on Find A Grave would help alot. Also ask if there is a headstone. If there is no headstone please let me know if you still want a picture. Also ask who else is in the grave, you may get a surprise and find some long lost relatives or some you never knew you had.
There are so many request without plot locations and if I were to go into the office and ask for all these plots they would throw me out. Besides this cemetery is terrible, no row markers, no id numbers on headstones, a lot of stones knocked over, missing, sunk in ground. You walk around for hours.
Let me know how you make out?
Added by joiseygirl on Nov 15, 2013 7:18 AM
Willcox, Marie
Your Message:

Just noticed date on marker is 1831, date on memorial is 1832. Is the marker date the correct one?

Thanks for letting me know. Unless you have document to the contrary I would go with the date on the marker.
Added by SLGMSD on Nov 13, 2013 11:41 AM
Susan Greenberg
RE: Edward Germann
Yes, his sister lived there but I she is buried in Calvery because she and all her children moved to Illinois after her husband died. I will check her death date but don't think it is likely. I follow every lead, ha ha.

My email address is
Added by Susan Greenberg on Oct 05, 2013 7:46 PM
Susan Greenberg
RE: Edward Germann
Edward was my mother's grandmother's brother. Sophia Germann's son John George was my grandfather. Mom was very close to Sophia's daughter also named Sophia and I have many pictures of her. Grandma Sophia left a lot of family pictures to her daughter who passed them on to mom.

If your pictures are of any of the German's I might be able to identify them. If they are of the Doolin's I wouldn't be able to. I do have Nellie's wedding picture.

Added by Susan Greenberg on Oct 05, 2013 5:30 PM
Susan Greenberg
RE: Edward Germann

That death certificate information is as follows
Edward Germann birth date 7 Oct 1884
Death Date: 7 Apr 1944
Father Name: Daniel Germann
Mother Name: Katherine Smith
Mother Birthplace: St Clair Illinois
Spouse: Louise Germann
Burial Place: Carlyle, Clinton Co Illinois
Cemetery: Carlyle City

So, you can see this is not our Edward.

I think the reason he is not buried with Nellie is because he was not Catholic and couldn't be buried there. The kids were raised Catholic. Edward was German Lutheran.

I don't know why there is no death certificate for him. I thought maybe he was cremated and maybe had someone put the ashes on Nellie's grave but who knows. That is what I would have done.

I was in touch with some descendants several years ago who were trying to solve the puzzle and I believe they said Edward was blind at the end of his life. Since his children lived in Illinois, I can't imagine him going somewhere else in his old age.

But, so far there is no proof I can find of his death or burial.

Some other people on have a death and burial date for him but this person also does not match on the death certificate. On it the father is Peter Germann and there really was a Peter Germann with a son Edward who was married to Ollie Richie. Some people mix up the families but I have newspaper articles about them which definitely show they are a completely different family.

I think you should leave the memorial on findagrave but put unknown for death date.

Edward was born 22 Jan 1871 recorded in the baptism records at Salem Luthern Church.

Added by Susan Greenberg on Oct 05, 2013 3:01 PM
Susan Greenberg
Edward Germann
Hi JanMary

I see you have a memorial page for Edward German and Nellie Doolin parents of Helen Hannaford.

I have never found a death date for Edward and am wondering where you got that. He was last on the 1940 census living with his sister. Many people on the trees list a death and burial place that is actually for another Edward Germann and son of a Peter Germann and have mixed him up with "our" Edward. It would be so nice to have a family record of "our" Edward's death date.

I am about to publish a German family history book and until now had Edward's death a mystery. Do you know where the death occurred?

Thanks so much for any help. SUSAN GREENBERG
Added by Susan Greenberg on Oct 05, 2013 12:57 PM
Terry Goodwin
RE: James Ellison
You are very welcome, glad to be of service. There is another stone for the Freda named on the plot marker, should you need it.
Added by Terry Goodwin on Oct 01, 2013 5:07 PM
Shirley Doolin 1947-1994
Obituary: If you need an obituary for her go to the San Luis Obispo Genealogical Website and see the contact address for the society. There are other links for San Luis Obispo if you need to look up anyone else. Janet member SLOGS
Added by Janet on Jun 13, 2013 10:04 PM
Jeanne Adams
Mildred and David Mearnes - Rock Ck Cem/DC
I'm going to try and photograph your ancestor's grave at Rock Creek Cemetery in DC. I've not "officially" claimed the photo b/c it will only let me claim 20 at a time. :>

Rock Creek requires you to check in before arrival, and to get photo permissions before taking pictures in the cemetery. I've done that, but now have to await the requested graves location from the office.

I just wanted to let you know that while I'll "claim" it as soon as I'm able, it may take me longer than the 14 days from "claim" to "fulfill" on Find-a-Grave. :>

There are 132 unclaimed photo requests for this cemetery, and I'm going to try and fulfill as many as I can, so let me know if you have others here so I can get them in one fell swoop.
Added by Jeanne Adams on May 28, 2013 5:16 PM
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