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Don Short (#47261662)
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Bio Photo Raised in the back woods of the New York Adirondack mountains. Educated in the southern tier of New York. Worked in the Aerospace computer industry for 37 years. Retired for past 24 years. Married 57 years, 2 children, 4 grandchildren. Vices include genealogy, fishing and Find A Grave activity.
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Dinah Tenbrook/Dinah Ten Broek
Hi, Don:

The Periwinkle report is not yet out, so in the meantime I have added the following note to the memorial [Carol Kammen, the excellent upstate NY historian, also goes with Ten Broek]:

Note: Contributor Don Short, who has extensively photographed Pleasant Grove Cemetery, has created a memorial for Dinah Tenbrook, Find A Grave Memorial# 164190908. It seems likely that Dinah Tenbrook and Dinah Ten Broek are one and the same. However, since the written record supports the interment of a Dinah Ten Broek, in the interests of aiding researchers this memorial is also maintained and should be cross-referenced with Don's memorial.
Added by Starfishin on Sep 12, 2016 4:46 AM
Gertrude Kopp/Gus Kopp
Hi, Don

I have just created a memorial for Gertrude Kopp in Pleasant Grove [Find A Grave Memorial# 169800246.] You have previously added a photo of her husband/her headstone to her husband's memorial; if you's like to add it to hers, too, that would be lovely.
Added by Starfishin on Sep 12, 2016 4:09 AM
John Materese

Thank you very much for the transfer.

Added by Lasherp on Aug 30, 2016 5:24 AM
Stephen Daniels
Elizabeth Short Keegan
Hi Don, I added a photo of Grandma's corrected stone. And I also added a photo to Douglas Keegan's site with his Bronze Marker he never received that was recently installed.
Added by Stephen Daniels on Aug 20, 2016 7:49 AM
Denise H.
RE: Betsy
Thank you so much, I appreciate the transfer to my care. She will be missed. Denise
Added by Denise H. on Aug 08, 2016 2:04 PM
b artz
RE: harvey hosier
There are plenty of small cemeteries in this immediate area and all close to where I live.
Parryville, Packerton, Union Hill, St Matthews, Franklin Heights, Dinkey, Big Creek, Bowmanstown, Catholic and we have a small Jewish cemetery next to Bunker Hill Cemetery and that is not all of them.
PS if you have any other photos that need fixing just email them to me.
Added by b artz on Jul 17, 2016 1:19 PM
b artz
RE: harvey hosier
I double checked both Gnaden Huetten and Lehighton records and Harvey Hosier is not listed.
It may be possible that when some cemetery records were lost through fire that is why he isn't accounted for. If there was a stone there isn't one now. I took pictures of each stone at both cemeteries and I don't have anything for Harvey.
Added by b artz on Jul 17, 2016 6:47 AM
Carl Weaver
Ramer Veldran
Don, Thanks for finding this stone, which I have been looking for for many years. Do you know of any other Veldrans in Pleasant Grove?
Added by Carl Weaver on Jul 14, 2016 5:01 AM
b artz
harvey hosier
i just sent you an email with a photo i fixed.
i didnt pay attention to that harvey is your memorial. i was trying to add a photo someone had requested. I have the records for both gnaden huetten cemetery and lehighton and harvey is not listed as being buried here. I also took pictures of all headstones in both cemeteries and i dont have a photo. however, i did find three newspaper articles about his estate but not an obituary.
How do you know Harvey is here and not buried with his wife? Thank you for your time.
Added by b artz on Jul 13, 2016 6:52 PM
RE: Hannah Tenbrook
Hi, Don:

I haven't forgotten this. The Periwinkle Initiative's National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans is supposed to release its directory this month, and I asked to be put on the distribution list. I am hoping they will have something that helps clarify this issue.

Assuming they are one and the same person, this is what I'm thinking of doing: I'll leave my memorial up for people who are searching under "Hannah Tenbrook", since she is so often referred to by that name, but the first thing I will put on the memorial page is information about the confusion over the name with a note directing people to the memorial you've created with the photograph of the marker.

I suspect that even if we decide the name and marker you have should be considered "correct", if I were to delete this one someone else would come along and re-create it on the basis of the many accounts of her death that give this name.

It's an odd situation, but a very compelling one, Thanks for your patience.
Added by Starfishin on Jul 12, 2016 12:51 PM
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