Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Pat Van Den Berghe (#47310624)
 member for 5 years, 8 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links

Please do not be mean, everyone who has what they won't do for people won't find any assistance from this researcher. Don't horde grave sites. If you are an FAG Nazi think about what you can do for people who are looking for relatives, you have no right to hold family members of any rank hostage. Stop the insanity of the numbers game, please!

Currently photograhping/researching the Valley Cemetery in Manchester, NH. This cemetery was the first public cemetery in the City. The first burial was in July 1841. It is now closed, as there is no longer any space. One must be a blood relative of a grave owner to be buried there. Therefore, no money is generated for care. There are a few Rev War, Sp AM, many CW soldiers, a few from WWI and WWII, Korea and one soldier from Vietnam.

I have added many names from this cemetery, it may look like numbers issue but it is to ensure that an appropriate history, if there is one can be documented by my having ownership and that stones can be uploaded and any information will stand as the love and respect I have for the residents of this fading jewel. If I can find no info or there is no stone, I will document such. I have loved this cemetery for almost 50 years and I will transfer outside the fag guidelines. I am not one to add names without doing research but unfortunately an individual was doing such and was asked to stop and or transfer and the person didn't respond.

The founders of the city of Manchester, and the robber barons of the numerous mills, as Manchester, NH, was at one time the manufacturing capital of the World, are residents of this lovely Victorian Cemetery.

The cemetery is essentially divided into two parts with the "Valley" dividing it. There is one Street that hosts many of the wealthy, however most of the cemetery can have a lot of a millionaire and a mill worker in the next lot. It is a beautiful garden style cemetery fashioned after Auburn Cemetery, in Massachusetts. The 19.4 acres was donated by the Amoskeag Mfg. Co to accommodate the growing city, as church cemetery's became overwhelmed, and laws went into place regarding burials.

This writer is hoping to generate interest from the City and vounteers to keep this cemetery cared for and too show pride for the history of the residents of this beautiful resting place.

Will assist with photo request for Manchester, Goffstown, Hooksett and perhaps So. NH, please let me know what area so I can see if I can assist. Also, if you find any errors in what I have submitted please advise, I carefully research information before adding it to the internet but old records can be tricky. Thanks for understanding.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 6,267 Memorials Added
 • 6,318 Memorials Managed
 • 24 Memorials/Week
 • 4,219 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 133 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2,739 Virtual Flowers
 • 17 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 17 Fame Ratings
 • 4 Sponsorships
 • 33 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
black brook cemetery (8)
calvary cemetery (13)
central cemetery (12)
Civil War Soldiers Valley... (146)
Fairview Cemetery
holy family cemetery (5)
Mount Calvary Cemetery So... (9)
Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery WWII (15)
Riverview Cemetery (2)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
ANN ROGENSKI, Ben Zuber Swans..., Bill Bourbeau, BLC, botheja, Chuck Nowotny, Colleen Kean Ho..., Cooperman, David M Morin, Dean Lillis, DPart, Familly Researc..., Jeanne, Judy Hultin, Kelly Huntoon S..., Larry Poirier, Louise Boivin J..., Mary LaVenture, Mayflower Pilgr..., Michael Raymond, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Pat Van Den Ber... (409)[Leave Message]
joy true
RE: Livingston/Liningstone
According to the cemetery book, Hiram is buried in lot # 12221/2 on the Chestnut Path in the Valley Cemetery. There are two bases there, stones have disappeared. I have copies of Hiram's and Mary's death certificates. In this lot, his cousin, Charles Livingstone [the printer] is also buried. There is a large boulder in lot, placed there to mark Alan Livingston's gravesite. Alan was the grandson of Charles, and the Director of Parks in Manchester. Hiram and Mary had one surviving child, Robert, who married and moved to Providence, R.I. Mary lived with them until she died.
Added by joy true on Jul 03, 2015 6:54 AM
Christopher Brooks
RE: Lewis Brooks Piscataquog Cemetery
4 wives! Linked to Abby and updated, thanks.
Added by Christopher Brooks on Jul 02, 2015 7:31 AM
Winfield and Lois Shaw
I'm so glad it was helpful! Have added some more information.
Added by HWA on Jul 02, 2015 5:43 AM
John Wilby
Oliver Gillingham
Could you check these 3 memorials which
could be the same person.
Oliver Gillingham...63578938
Olivar Gillingham...95430043
Olivar Gillinham....95430043 Double entry

Also Elvyn Gillingham 95430034
Elvin Gillingham 63578980

John Wilby
Added by John Wilby on Jun 21, 2015 2:49 PM
cheryl fox
abbie sargent
hi- i found her death record and burial record... under sargent, as is her stone. i wonder how you came to add the wyman and hope it wasn't an error on my part sometime in the past. i will write john wyman and see how he came to list her as the wife of william as i believe this is an error. will let you know what i hear from him. cheryl
Added by cheryl fox on Jun 21, 2015 2:43 PM
Rose Moszer
Valley Cemetery Plot 163
Hi Pat, I sent you an e-mail to clarify family members buried in above plot.

Warm regards,
Added by Rose Moszer on Jun 18, 2015 11:56 AM
John Wilby
RE: Jessie Bartlett Valley
4 stones in lot, 2 on ground.
I found a death record for Jessie. She
married Charles Barrett Jr. Cannot find
a marriage record for her.
Will enter the other family members.
Warren & Martha H married in Goffstown
01 May 1836.
I don't see Martha H in the Valley.
Added by John Wilby on Jun 18, 2015 1:40 AM
John Wilby
RE: Eldora aka Eldoras Chase in Valley
Lawrence MA Vital Records gives a birth
name of Eldora Chase.
Valley Cemetery Records Image 896 gives
a burial date of 23 Aug 1911 for Eldora
J Chase.
NH Death Records 1654-1947 gives a death
date of 19 Aug 1911 and a burial date
of 23 Aug 1911 in the Valley Cemetery,
for Eldoras J Chase.
Either way would have documentation and
hopefully family may enlighten us.
Added by John Wilby on Jun 15, 2015 2:54 AM
Lot # Please
I have transitioned from the boot to a splint, and need to get some limited exercise, so I want to get this one # 95407131 and 1 other lot.
Added by DPart on Jun 12, 2015 12:23 AM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Hosea and Lilla Burnham
Thanks very much!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on May 30, 2015 6:15 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service