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

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
GCHDRAKE (#47541041)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 7 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Born Berkeley, CA. Genealogist since about 2001 - how and I love connecting with the world this way!
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 28 Memorials Added
 • 61 Memorials Managed
 • 145 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 8 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 4 Sponsorships
 • 4 Friends
Virtual Cemeteries
My collected Family (26)
Possible Family (7)
Find A Grave Friends
BjJ, grainne, Hans E., Pete Nocks
Messages left for GCHDRAKE (23)[Leave Message]
Hans E.
Hello Gordon,

I did a search on the inscription for Wilhelmin Sparbrodt Drake's monument that you pointed me to and it brought up this page and and something that I can't completely translate, perhaps you can help:

- her inscription:
Wilhelmine Drake aus Vosshagen geb. Sparbrodt aus Hellerhausen geb. 1. Juni 1829 gest. 21 August 1905

Wilhelmine Drake from Vosshagen (maiden name: Sparbrodt from Hellerhausen)
Vosshagen and Hellerhausen are small parts of the village of Wüsten (today: Bad Salzuflen-Wüsten)
Vosshagen = Kirchheider Str. 84
Ruhe sanft, die Du so treu gewirkt im Leben,
und Deines Fleisses Lohn wird Gott Dir geben.

Rest in peace, ye who served so well in life
for God will reward your diligence

the page I found, I don't fully understand the quote:

"Ehem. Oberwüsten Nr. 2
Frederick Dracke od. Drake auf dem Voßhagen 1535 i. Reg. ist frey, gibt I.G. 1 Gfl Schatz,
heute Kracht, Kirchheider Straße 84,
Geburtshaus des Vaters des Regierungspräsidenten Heinrich Drake"

former adress: Oberwüsten No. 2
Oberwüsten was also a part of the village of Wüsten long time ago

i. Reg. ist frey, gibt I.G. 1 Gfl Schatz,
(??? - I do not know, what this means, but I'll try to find out)

heute Kracht, Kirchheider Straße 84,
Geburtshaus des Vaters des Regierungspräsidenten Heinrich Drake"
today the adress is "Kirchheider Str. 84" It is the birthplace of Heinrich Drake's father who was an important polical person in the district of Lippe after WWII.

at Google-maps you will find a pictures of these adresses.
Place: Bad Salzuflen
street: Kirchheider Str. 84
street: Hellerhausen

Added by Hans E. on Sep 29, 2015 12:51 PM
Hans E.
RE: Thank you...
Hi Gordon,
I'll try to find out more and also try to translate into English, but I'll need some help from a friend.

I know the places in Wüsten and Vosshagen, because my mother lived in Wüsten for some years and I'm working in nearby Bad Salzuflen. The distance Bad Salzuflen - Wüsten is only 3 miles :-) and I know a lot of (old) people there.

Added by Hans E. on Sep 22, 2015 10:50 PM
Hans E.
RE: Drakes - Falkenhagen
Hi Gordon,
at the cemetery in Wüsten (Bad Salzuflen) there is one more "Drake" gravestone.

Regards from Germany
Added by Hans E. on Sep 21, 2015 11:18 PM
Hans E.
RE: Hermann Drake - 24 Mar 1740 - Bad Salzuflen, Lippe
Hi Gordon,
thank you for your mail. I'll try to find out more information for you soon. I saw the name "Drake" very often in the area of the "Lippe" district. Lippe means the towns of Detmold, Lemgo, Bad Salzuflen and the smaller villages around.
Have a nice day and we will stay in contact.
Added by Hans E. on Sep 20, 2015 11:07 PM
Noah Drake
I never heard anyone say he had any children. I never heard of anything about a child being buried in Dayton. Do you have a copy of a Birth Certificate? If so, what is name of the child's Mother?
Added by grainne on Sep 16, 2015 7:45 PM
Bob Orr
RE: Culp family
Bessie Palmer (1871 - 1940)
2nd cousin 2x removed of wife
Elizabeth Hull (1839 - 1907)
mother of Bessie Palmer
Elizabeth Deighton (1807 - 1890)
mother of Elizabeth Hull
Robert Deighton (1770 - )
father of Elizabeth Deighton
Charlotte Deighton (1804 - 1845)
daughter of Robert Deighton
William Gilford Diton (1831 - 1915)
son of Charlotte Deighton
Marion Ferney Diton (1880 - 1961)
son of William Gilford Diton
Helen Pauline Diton (1916 - 2006)
daughter of Marion Ferney Diton
Judith Ann Senf (1941 - )
daughter of Helen Pauline Diton
Paul Robert Orr
You are the husband of Judith Ann Senf
Added by Bob Orr on Jan 18, 2015 5:59 PM
RE: William Drake
You're welcome! Interesting about his birthplace, and yes, so many folks had their reasons for "changing history", haha, that it is sometimes difficult to disprove rather than prove. Sure is nice you have the ship's log and it is a helpful addition to his memorial.
Added by BjJ on Jan 13, 2015 8:10 AM
RE: Noah William Drake
So terrific to hear from you!! I would love to have a picture of Grandma Drake. E-mail is Grandma was called Aunt Ellie. No one ever talked about Grandpa Drake. Some trivia about Grandma Drake. She was raised as Catholic, but apparently never was crazy about that religion. For many years she belonged to Dunkard, Brethern type churches. We found her lace bonnet in our Mother's things. Agnes Marie was oldest child of my Uncle Andrew and his wife, Bertha. Do you know if any of their children are still alive? I saw Bill and Andrew at Agnes Marie's funeral, but don't know about Florence Ellen. I guess you have seen Bob Drake's headstone on my site.
Added by grainne on Jan 03, 2015 11:04 AM
RE: Noah William Drake
Good morning Cousin - I am not ignoring you, I am just slow. James E. Lyons and Sarah Catherine Clarke arrived in Boston from Ireland on or about April 6, 1853. There were five known children born of their marriage. James and Sarah are my great grandparents. My grandmother, Mary Ellen Lyons was 4th born of their 5 children. Mary Ellen Lyons married Frederick Mathias Drake, Jr. All I know about my Grandfather Drake is that he could walk into a grove of trees and tell how much lumber was there for whatever purpose needed. My Grandparents Drake had 8 children - Noah William was 5th born; Florence Margaret was 8th born and was my Mother. She was known Margaret or Peg. My Uncle Noah Drake enlisted on May 2, 1918 at Ft Thomas, Kentucky in the Army during WW 1, assigned to Butchery Company, 316 Quartermaster Corp. Uncle Noah was Honorably Discharged on September 20, 1919 as a Private. All that means is I am a proud 3rd generation Irish-American. Grainne is Grace in Gaelic. On a more sad side, Are you aware that our Cousin Agnes Marie Drake died July 14, 2012; Doris Jean Siders, Conley died October 2013?
I hope this information is helpful. Do you know the ship name and/or actual date my Great Grandparents Lyons arrived in Boston? Will appreciate any information you would like to share with me. Thanks for keeping in touch. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2015.

Added by grainne on Jan 03, 2015 9:25 AM
Thank you for Jacob Snavely graveyard photo
Thank you for Jacob Snavely graveyard photo

I believe this is him:
Jacob Schnebeli
1710 – May 1781

This is my ancestor and I would like to know more about the burial ground photographed. If you know more information such as where it's at and any more tombstones in the graveyard I would be interested in learning more.

Thank you,

Added by atom88 on Dec 25, 2014 5:57 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service