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Zim (#47821831)
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Bio Photo I enjoy family history and when I discovered Find a Grave I was quite thrilled. Unfortunately none of my relatives were posted.

My mission was to get my relatives posted and while I was at it I posted the people around my relatives. I keep expanding the circle hoping the effort will help someone.

If you see your relative I would be happy to transfer management to you(except for my immediate family). Please don't assume that they are my family if they are linked to spouses or children. If I am sure they are related I link them.

I am not fussy about copyrights to my pictures posted on find a grave. Please feel free to copy them.
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RE: 132675942 Stephen Jackson
Hi Janet!

Your very kind. Thank you so much for all the information and if I have questions, which I know I will, lol, I'll send you an email. Hope all is well with you and talk to you soon. Cheers!

Added by Albertico on Jul 20, 2014 9:42 PM
Bill Malsch
August Schewe
Thanks for photo of death certificate; but I was requesting photo of grave. Will repost request.
Added by Bill Malsch on Jul 20, 2014 6:32 PM
RE: 132675942 Stephen Jackson
Hello Janet.

Great information you posted about Stephen and thank you so much for sharing with us. I'm amazed on how you find this information, I've seen you post others as well. I hope they treated him well in the home and I'm glad he is where he is now.
I also agree about Stephen being recognized thus why when I see a marker like his (or any other veteran) that they should be recognized. I processed all the edits you submitted. Thanks again for stopping by. We're all in this together. It's my pleasure to post, create and take photographs of the markers, too.

Cheers and THANK YOU!
Albertico :)

P.S. Where do you find this type of information that you posted? I am in awe how you are able to do what you do and I am one who appreciates it.
Added by Albertico on Jul 20, 2014 4:34 PM
The Weixel Family
Thank you for transferring the memorials of Frank, Catherine & J. Raymond to my care. Catherine's family especially interests me because her ancestor is one of only two Irish-born families I have found. Sadly, I was in Ireland, but long before I became interested in genealogy. I vaguely knew I had Irish ancestors but had no idea what the surnames were. Sigh, maybe someday I'll get to go back - lovely country.
Added by Kaye on Jul 20, 2014 12:35 AM
Carolyn Andrighetti
RE: Sollberger at Mt Royal
Thank you so much for writing. Jacob was buried in Mount Royal, he was never in Oakland. However, his wife and 4 of his children were buried in Oakland. The church told me they had put a list on their web site of all that they knew were buried in Oakland. It contained less than 400 names. However, the newspaper accounts of the removals, stated there were over 5,000 bodies moved.

Mount Royal told me they have no records of those that were moved. I was told there was a tombstone moved for the Lind family, but Mount Royal said they had no records of any Linds buried in their cemetery. Jacob's wife was a Lind.

I wish you could help me understand why no one knows the names of all those individuals. I still say Find A Grave needs to start an Oakland Cemetery and request that anyone who knows of someone buried there to please start a memorial for them.

I hope Jacob has a tombstone but have my doubts. I discovered 3 days ago that Jacob's sister is buried in Mount Royal with her husband. They do not have tombstones.

The whole removal process was done in an appalling manner. All involved should be ashamed of themselves.

I am so thankful you are trying to right the wrong. I wish I lived close, as I would help you all I could.
Added by Carolyn Andrighetti on Jul 15, 2014 4:19 PM
Kathy W
Mt Royal graves
If any of the folks that you recently requested edits for are your relatives, I will gladly transfer them to you. I don't think the Danners here are related to my Danners, but if you have further information on them, I'd be interested in knowing about them since the Danner name is relatively uncommon in the Pittsburgh area in the early years.
Added by Kathy W on Jul 11, 2014 5:58 AM
Teresa Secola Ondo Volk
RE: Volk St Mary cemetery
Thanks Zim. I have a mountain of unknown's to overcome. Unfortunately there is little I know on the VOLK side of my family. My father THOMAS Richard Volk (APR 27, 1928 - JUN 8, 1968) was an only child. I don't know the names of his parents but was told they met unusual deaths in the Pittsburgh area. I have been scanning through the old archive Pittsburgh newspapers on Google for such news articles.
Gma is believed to have been stabbed and died from the injury. Later, Gpa is believed to have been in a vehicle stuck on RR tracks which was struck by a train in McKees Rocks. It is believed they both died sometime between 1920 and 1940. My mom (Margaret E. Ondo Volk), first met Thomas when she was about 4 or 5 years old at a small market in McKees Rocks, accompanied by his grandmother, (name unknown), that would be 1932 or 33. It is also believed he stayed with his Gma for a time then was placed in an orphanage, location/name unknown but most likely still in the area.
I actually have a photo of Gpa when he was a young man taken in 1917. Was told Gpa had 3 or 4 brothers, one is believed to have been a Lutheran Minister. He had an Uncle Pete but unsure if he was a Volk. Dad had at least one Aunt that I know of - Helen Volk Hamilton, her daughter was Virginia Hamilton who graduated with my mom in 1947, Sto Rox HS.
Should anyone come across any possible leads, it would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Teresa Secola Ondo Volk on Jul 07, 2014 2:58 PM
RE: Becker's in St Mary Cemetery
Hi Janet -

Thanks for posting pics, I started creating memorials for the pics I have, and then got sidetracked, and have not gotten back to them yet.

I'm not related to these folks, just working on a section at St Mary's where I was looking for someone else.

If I have any of your folks anywhere in the Pgh area, let me know and I will be happy to transfer.

Added by Anne on Jun 24, 2014 10:37 AM
Sean Pickett
Allegheny Cemetery Sperber Photos

I haven't been on Find A Grave much the past year, so I didn't notice the photosgraphs you added of the Sperbers in Allegheny Cemetery last year. They are my wife's family and we were unable to find them on our one trip there in 2005. Thank you very much for taking an posting them.


Sean Pickett
Added by Sean Pickett on Jun 21, 2014 9:54 AM
Bill Malsch
RE: August H. Schewe Jr.
Thanks for the offer to transfer management of the Schewes, but I really don't want to. August Jr married my great grand aunt when they were in their 60's. It was the second marriage for both of them. They lived together for six years before he passed away. They had no children together. I'll keep his memorial and move it to Mt. Royal. Again, thanks for help and information.
Added by Bill Malsch on Jun 10, 2014 9:07 PM
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