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Zim (#47821831)
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Bio Photo Would anyone be able to translate this headstone?
I don't have a clue and would like to get this person posted. Thanking you in advance.

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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abt Catherine and Cecelia Larkins
Hi , I noticed the picture of Catherine and Cecelia Larkins grave at St Marys Cemetery in Lawrenceville PA , I was wondering if you had more infor on them ? and/ or on Charles (1847-1917)and Catherine(1849-1923) Larkin ? Thanks
Added by Justlooking on Aug 20, 2014 10:50 AM
Mary I Shaddle (106784285)
Did you mean to transfer this memorial to me? I'm not related and don't believe I requested the transfer, so just wanted to check and make sure it wasn't by mistake. Thanks!
Added by KBStewart on Aug 19, 2014 10:50 PM
RE: Voegtly Cemetery
Hi there. Hope all is well with you.

The old plant, ah yes Del Monte. They deal in pet food now I believe and not much is produced there as far as I know. So sad.

Going through renovations? Oh dear. I know that can be a headache. I hope it goes smoothly for you and when ever you have time to copy the map is fine by me. I don't want to be any trouble at all.

Hope your enjoying this weather. I went out the other day when the weather was in the 70s, wow, such a difference than when it's hot n humid, lol. I actually wanted to stay out longer but couldn't. Talk you later.

Albertico :)
Added by Albertico on Aug 17, 2014 3:11 PM
RE: Voegtly Cemetery
Thank you for the information on Voegtly Cemetery.

Makes sense for the unknown marker and very nice that they did that. Where is this "unknown" marker located?

I've seen lots of Voegtly's at Mt Royal. In various sections, too (Northland and Crescent). I found 4 more Voegtlys today in the Crescent section.

I will check out that link you provided.

Excavation :O and cemetery underneath a parking lot?! Eeek!

Where was the old Heinz Plant located? It's not the same one that stands now at the present location?

Always a pleasure. I like these topics. :)


Added by Albertico on Aug 12, 2014 2:00 PM
RE: Re: Buch/Cooper
I found some information on the internet that suggests that the Voegtly Cemetery from Troy Hill was moved to Mount Royal.

It says this, "Mount Royal originally was named Mount Greenwood Cemetery. The first burial at Mount Royal took place the day the cemetery opened, May 1, 1901. There have been approximately 28,000 burials during the past 100+ years. Mount Royal maintains the cemetery records and the grounds of the Voegtly Cemetery (Troy Hill). When Mount Royal opened, several families moved graves of their deceased loved ones from Voegtly to Mount Royal."

I thought this was interesting. The Voegtly markers are in the Northland section and Crescent 1, too I believe. Also, there's a huge, tall marker, too in the Northland part, you can't miss it, and to the sides and front of it are the Voegtly markers. That might be in Northland 4. The other Voegtly monument is in Northland 5, near the Sollbergers. The Voegtly markers are in a circle. The circle outline is made out of cement. It's neat but it's been a while since anybody pulled the grass away from the markers. I keep saying I want to do it but I'm waiting for the weather to cool a little. There are quite a few markers there lol.

I don't think there is a designated Voegtly section like the Oakland section, I kinda think they are spread out but seeing the Voegtly markers makes me think that maybe there are other markers that came from Voegtly are near or with the Voegtly markers.

I didn't know about the family being responsible for maintaining but it makes sense. If the family doesn't do their bit/part to maintain then I guess it's up to us volunteers to do what we can.

I also bought a little brush, soft bristles, too. It's quite handy and does the job well. I've been tempted to bring cutting shears or something to cut down excess growth, debris, etc but wasn't sure if that was a good idea. There are a few markers, well quite a few that are under trees and I'd like to trim what I can away from the marker.

I messaged you from my email address. I hope you got it.

Always a pleasure.

Added by Albertico on Aug 10, 2014 8:37 PM
RE: Jean Lombardozzi
Thank you for finding that information. Will the Catholic Cemetery Association give me that information as to the whereabouts of Donna and her mum? Hmmm, I wonder if I can just walk in or something, as in person. I'd love to try and find them.

Shortcuts, :O deplorable is right! That never even crossed my mind. I'm still in a bit of shock here. Even with shortcuts, I thought there were protocols that they were suppose to follow but I guess when there is a time factor, that all goes out the window, lol. What other cemeteries has this happened to?

St. Mary's at Mount Royal, that is the very edge between East Lawn and South Lawn, right? I wonder which St. Mary's and who would know.

I haven't even ventured there yet. There is still so much of Northland section and Oakland section that I'm interested in. Forest Hill, too. I also like to explore that smaller Northland section as well. Mount Royal used to seem like a huge place but once you get to know the layout of the place, it seems small with lotsa hills, lol.

I enjoy talking with you as well. Let us surely KIT.

Cheers! :)

Added by Albertico on Aug 10, 2014 6:31 PM
Re: Buch/Cooper
Graves left behind? OMG! :O I didn't know about this.
Q: How many in Pittsburgh has this happened to? Makes me wonder now.
Q: The Voegtly section at Mount Royal are those the ones in the Northland section only or were they scattered throughout Mount Royal Cemetery? Q: What can we do in preserving them?
I guess what upsets me the most is when I see markers faced down, tipped over, etc.
Q: Why do they take so long to remedy the situation?
Sorry about all the questions but I'm interested in these and many other topics.
Added by Albertico on Aug 10, 2014 5:07 PM
Jean Lombardozzi
Thank you for your diligent work on Jean Lombardozzi. I'm still amazed how you find this information. Without you, I would be at a stand still. I hope we can find the marker. You're the best Janet!! :)

Added by Albertico on Aug 10, 2014 4:59 PM
Kathleen Matlock
RE: Buch/cooper
Yes, many cemeteries were abandoned and the graves were left behind. It is a disgrace. Two examples that come to mind are when I-279 came through Pittsburgh and the old Voegtly Cemetery was desecrated, and the cemetery in Clairton (I forget the name) that was bought by the city and turned into a dump. There are many other cemeteries in Allegheny Cemetery in deplorable condition, and the work you do helps to bring attention to cemeteries and interest in preserving them.
Added by Kathleen Matlock on Aug 10, 2014 4:58 PM
Kathleen Matlock
RE: Buch/cooper
Hello, Thank you for your kind offer to transfer the Buch/Cooper memorial. Barbara Buch is my gg grandmother. I haven't found her grave or the rest of her family yet, so I greatly appreciate your work that enabled me to find Esther and Charles. Pittsburgh is not only the city of bridges, I think it is the city of cemeteries. Thanks again for all you do.
Added by Kathleen Matlock on Aug 10, 2014 8:53 AM
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