I am able to send photos of grave markers in the Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys, CA if you need them. I also will do genealogical look-ups for people searching for ancestors who were in Calaveras County in the 1800s or later. I follow the Findagrave rule on transferring memorials so please make sure you are a direct descendant, within 4 generations, before making the request.
James March 160283852 Greetings Goldrush. Thank you for the information on Mr. March and Kathleen McClafin #159899016 and Roberta Wallace #160941214. All of the above memorials have been up dated. Thanks again and have a great week. Patrick
O'Neill 131656836 Greetings. This O'Neill is my grandfather and Alice White my grandmother. Our family story about a shooting fell along the lines of his acting as Sheriff but we never knew about a news article pertaining to an arrest. My mother bought a new headstone for Alice to replace the tin plate and it would be nice to see a photo of it on Findagrave. If you would like to transfer these memorials my number is 48131163. Thank you. I appreciate your posting these memorials.
RE: Nettie Margaret Mason Viesinor Thank You for responding. William Webber Mason and Mary Lodicia Knight are my Great Grand parents. This information you sent me is all new for me. Do you know if Nettie's husband's name was Edward? If it is OK with you I will attach Nettie's memorial to William and Mary. Have a nice day. Thank You again. Cal Mason
Nettie Margaret Mason Viesinor Hello, thank you for taking the time to make a memorial for Nettie Margaret Mason Viesinor. I think that she could be a great aunt of mine. On the memorial for her is listed her obituary. In the obituary is mentioned that she had testified againts her parents in a trial 2 years earlier. Do you have any more info on the trial? What paper did this appeared in? I want to follow up to see if her parents are named. Thank you for taking the time to read this email. Cal Mason calhmason@Yahoo.com
RE: Edward Stickle Thank you, that is so kind of you. I had emailed the archives with the email address that you had and it had come back....found another email address and tried that one but it came back too. I then phoned them and left a message but have not heard back from them yet.
Edward's brother George died March 5, 1907 also in Angel Town. If you have the time could you look for an obit for him.
I find both George and Edward in the 1855 census in Mariposa, CA and then in the 1870 census in Township 8, Calaveras.
It is interesting that the article says his father was born Maryland and his mother New York. I believe his father too was born in New York in Dutchess County. I think he is the son of Frederick (Friederich) Peter Stickle 1737-1831 and Elizabeth Hummel. I have a Dutch Reform baptism for him:
Name George Stikkel Gender Male Event Type Baptism Birth Date 10 Aug 1789 Baptism Date 12 Sep 1789 Baptism Place Reyn Beeck (now Red Hook), Dutchess, New York, USA Household Members Name Age George Stikkel Elisabeth Hummel Friderich Stikkel
Frederick is the son of Nicholas J. Stickle b.c. 1701 and Anna Margaretha Drom, the are the originators of the Dutchess County Stickle group. Glad to share with anyone who is interested in them.
Calaveras County 1800's pioneers I sent the following message to the Calaveras County Historical Society. I am sending to you since I read your message on your profile page in hopes you might help me.
I am researching the Henry Baldwin Read. I found the following newpaper article in the Virginia Historical Society historical files on Henry Baldwin Read:
Death of a Richmond Gentleman in California "Died at Altaville November 9 1871, of consumption, Henry B Read a native of Richmond, Va. aged about 48 years.
"The deceased was one of the early pioneers of California, having arrived in that state in 1849. He resided in Stockdale until 1854, when he removed to Altaville, where he lived until the day of his death, being one time elected Supervisor of Calavaras County. From his upright character and gentlemanly manner, it may be truely said of him, he seldom lost a friend or made an enemy.
The above was taken from a California paper. Mr Read was well known in this city.
Henry Baldwin Read born 12 Nov 1823 in Richmond, Va the son of Jesse Read and Frances Baldwin who came from Vermont and Connecticut respectively. He married 9 Aug 1821 in Richmond. Disappointed in love, Henry went to California in Jan 1849 and with a friend opened a Store in San Francisco, in the ten city on the beach. Henry had been employed in a mercantile establishment in Richmond prior to leaving for California. Some sucess attended the venture, also some catastrophies; fire burned them out once, and either there or at Angel Camp Henry was robbed.
Henry Read was a deeply spriitual man and had great influence overyoung men. Hating the overindulgence in liquor he saw among them, he started "the Sons of Temperance" in Richmond. He was very musical, had a fine tenor voice, and was quite a poet.
I would appreciate any help locating any information on Henry Baldwin Read. The location of his grave would also be welcomed
Thanking you in advance for any assistance you can provide me.
RE: Alvin O Berryessa Thank you very, very! much for taking the time and making the effort to help me with my search. It was very generous of you and deeply appreciated.
If you ever have any research you need done in Santa Clara County, please let me know, I would be so grateful for the opportunity to return the favor. I know many of the place to look here for our family and ancestors.
Frank R Cockerton, Born 1894 I see that his grave marker says he was born in 1898, but he was enumerated in the 1895 Iowa State Census (dated January 1, 1895), age 0. He and his twin, Flossie, were actually 6 months old at the time. This date of birth is consistent with census data in 1900, 1905 (Iowa again), 1910, 1915, and 1920. It is not until the 1925 South Dakota census that he is reported as 2 or 3 years younger. I sincerely believe the headstone to be in error. Respectfully submitted, Cecellia Rogers Damascus, Maryland
Alvin O Berryessa Hi! Thank you so much for creating this memorial. I read on your page that you were willing to do genealogical lookups in Calaveras County.
I believe that this person was "Alvino" Berryessa, son of Alvino and Dominga Berryessa who were originally from New Almaden where there families were quicksilver miners. After layoffs in the late 19th century, many of the Almaden mine families went to Calaveras County. Dominga Berryessa was my Great Great Grandmother's aunt. I was wondering if you might be able to find anything on these Berryessas? Alvino Berryessa Sr. was born about 1850 and Dominga Avila Berryessa was born in 1857.
There was an Alvino Berryessa who died at the county hospital in 1904, I think that was Alvino Sr.
Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Or pointers on where to look myself.
I really appreciate the work you do on Calaveras families. You had also done some enteries on the Cabrera family, to whom I am also related. You've been a big help to me on finding my Almaden families after they went to Copperopolis.