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Kurt Riegel (#47698588)
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Bio Photo I am the proud owner of One Stone at a Time who specializes in gravestone cleaning, straightening, and restoration of historic gravestones in and around New York State. If you have a stone that you would like cleaned, restored, or straightened send me an email and I will give you an estimate. I am fully trained and certified in working with historic gravestones.

I am a local history maniac, who has a hobby (some may call it an obsession) of finding and visiting old cemeteries, especially small, rural plots. If I have a memorial of someone that is in your family or very close to you, I would be more than happy to transfer it to you. Also, if you have any extra information for any memorial I have, please feel free to send me an email. I will update the memorial very quickly. (I secretly love getting added information or corrections to the memorials I upload. I check my email several times a day hoping to find one...)

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Donald Knoepfel
additional info for memorial 84906224, Harriet L. Harson
Hi Kurt,
Sister Harson is a distant relative of mine. I have some additional information you might like to add to her memorial. She was born 25 April 1916 in Providence, Rhode Island to Joseph Leo Harson and Emma Louise (Grimes) Harson. She graduated from Hope Street High School in Providence. She joined the Society of the Sacred Heart in Albany, NY in 1936 and took her final vows 11 February 1946. She obtained her BA in English from Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY in 1961. She obtained her MA in Reading and Psychology from S.U.N.Y. in `1968. Sister Harson taught in Sacred Heart schools from 1939 to 1964. She worked 13 years as a reading specialist in Sacred Heart schools in Greenwich and Albany.

She was quite remarkable person. You can read her obituary on Google. She had a brother, Frederick Leo Harson and sisters Emma Adelaide (Harson) Dempsey and Doris Madeline Harson.

Thanks for all the great work you do.
Best wishes,
Don Knoepfel, Kennewick, WA
Added by Donald Knoepfel on Apr 06, 2014 11:33 AM
Debbie
RE: Evans in Bainbridge
I joined the "One Stone at a Time" page. Feel free to email me at growingatree@hotmail.com if that's easier. Sometimes, FB is just weird ;-)

Added by Debbie on Mar 03, 2014 1:33 PM
Debbie
RE: Evans in Bainbridge
Kurt,
I just friended your group on Facebook. What's crazy is that we have a mutual friend -- I took a class last fall with Catherine Anderson and Mark ???? on preservation and restoration! Crazy small world!

Let me ask you this.... in the 1820s/1830s, have you come across any divorces? I am starting to think that "my Calvin Morley" in Pennsylvania is "Sibyl's Calvin Morley" in Chenango County... Thing is, if they are one and the same, by 1835 he has a new wife and the first of about nine kids......

I need to dig into church records and see what might exist. I am looking forward to the material you have :-) Meanwhile, we go from 73* weather to 22* and 7-10 inches of snow, in 24 hours??!?! Welcome to Richmond VA!

Debbie
Added by Debbie on Mar 02, 2014 4:39 PM
Debbie
RE: Evans in Bainbridge
Kurt --- THANK YOU so much! Yes, yes, yes -- I can use any and all information you have on these folks!! I need to learn all I can, and every little tidbit might help to solve these mysteries! How do you want to proceed? Can we private message to swap email addresses?? -- Debbie
Added by Debbie on Feb 28, 2014 7:14 PM
Gerri Tarbox
Baptist Cemetery in Leonta NY
HI KURT:

Just found this site with your info. on the above cemetery.

I have some CORRECTIONS to it:

TWO burials with the last name of TAYLOR should be TARBOX.
I have been there and 1 of the largest stones is the burial site of my G-G-Grandparents, Zenas and Phoebe Backus Tarbox. They both died in 1842.
An unmarked grave (or 2) with field stones would be for Zenas I and Jerutia (or Jerusha) Porter Tarbox (my G-G-G-Grandparents).
Zenas I died in 1804 (I have a complete copy of his Will) and Jerusha died about 1820 (have to check the genealogy book on that one).


A G-G-Granddaughter of Sally & Benjamin lives in Mansfield, PA.



GT
Added by Gerri Tarbox on Feb 21, 2014 7:33 AM
Debbie
RE: Evans in Bainbridge
I can wait!! My interest is in two main families in Chenango, EVANS and MORLEY. I have done a lot of documentation on them, and I've obtained information from the historical/genealogy societies there and also the D.A.R., but need to fill in a few missing gaps. I REALLY appreciate the help! Do you happen to remember the name of the book?
Added by Debbie on Feb 17, 2014 12:58 PM
Debbie
Evans in Bainbridge
Kurt, I saw that you have posted several EVANS memorials and contributed dates to others. I was hoping to find out if you might know anything about Sibyl (Evans) Morley. She was the daughter of Henry Evans, Jr. and according the the Oxford Gazette: "Maj. Calvin Morley m 3/7/24 Sibley Evans in Bainbridge by Elder Chapin." One record shows that there were no children. From 1850 on, Sibyl Morley is living with a Phoebe Evans at the homes of various sisters. I am trying to learn more about this Calvin Morley. I appreciate any tips you might have! - Debbie
Added by Debbie on Feb 15, 2014 9:19 PM
Gary Boughton
Clarenda Bouton
Kurt,

Thanks so much for the transfer, it is very much appreciated.

Gary Boughton
Added by Gary Boughton on Feb 09, 2014 9:40 PM
Mark Peebles
Hi Kurt
What part of NY are you in? If you would like to email me you can reach me at peebles_mark@hotmail.com

Mark Peebles
Added by Mark Peebles on Feb 08, 2014 11:51 AM
DogMama08
RE: Historic Gravestones
Thanks for the heads up on Wet & Forget. Now I don't think I'll use it on the bricks and mortar on my house in the spring! Thanks also for pointing me in the direction of AGS.
Added by DogMama08 on Jan 29, 2014 6:07 PM
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