Learning and sharing stories is what I find fascinating...
There are going to be events in our past which raise more questions and answers; like finding out that ancestors actually fought on different sides at the same conflicts during the Civil War, but one sad fact in my family roots involved a gift of a slave child as a wedding present. A striking example of the cruel oddity.
Remember those old puzzles that sat in Grandma's closet, boxed up and presumed to have all the parts, yet used and abused by all of your older cousins and siblings — getting dragged out again when the old folks started talking genealogy and there was nothing else for us kids to do?
Inevitably, there were missing piece or pieces where some of the image was missing. The family line is reported to be true, but the participants aren't around to tell us if the pieces fit better somewhere else!
Yet those puzzles can still be assembled. There might be a few holes here and there, but the frame is together and there is a connection from side to side and top to bottom. The picture is not as clear as we might like to see it if we wanted a print to frame and put on the wall, but you can still tell that it's a lion, or kitten, or pig, or whatever sort of puzzle you intended to put together. (Let's not get started on knowing when the pieces from the pig puzzle get mixed in with the lion puzzle – that's a whole story unto itself.). Let's all help to get the picture right again!
Peper Family of Pultneyville,NY Thank you so much for the photos of the Peper family in Pultneyville, NY. Do you know if the stones for the rest of the family are still there? I really appreciate your work for Find A Grave. There is no way I would have ever been able to see these if you hadn't posted them.
UTZ FAMILY Here's a little more on the Utz family. Vaughan's mother's full name was Louisa Magaret (nee Weekly) Utz. She was born in Madison Co., Virginia to Wesley and Edna Yowell Weekley, per MO death Cert 6479. She and her husband, James W. Utz, are buried in Ridge Park Cemetery.
VAUGHAN TERRELL UTZ Your asked about his parents on the Ridge Park Memorial for Mr. Utz. His father was J.W. Utz from Virginia. HIs mother was Louisa Weakley Utz, also born in Virginia. Vaughan was married to Virginia Price Utz. His birth date is 8/25/1887; death date is 3/8/1942. Cause of death was Lympho Sarcoma of the Ileum. MO Death Certificate #12188. Born in Glasgow, Vaughan was a farmer and a policeman.
RE: Etta Hopkins Mettick Your page was created based on a maiden name. Mary Etta was buried under Minnick, not Mettick and listed as Minnick in church, county, and State records. Her legal name upon death is Mary Etta Minnick, death certificate # 1983-MN-013545.
Trinity cemetery , Renville county Would you be so kind to delete the Etta Hopkins memorial please? She is buried in this cemetery under her married name Minnick; I can sure transfer the Minnick memorial to you. Thanks so much.