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Janice (#47845710)
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Bio Photo Genealogist and historian of higher education, with special interest in 19th century and early 20th century American higher education administrators, my own family tree, friends' family trees, and Cleveland area history. I've taken many photos in nearby Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent, Ohio, and in mid-2015 I completed a multi-year full sweep of that cemetery (photos of each stone... although it is always possible I missed a few.) In July 2012, I entered memorials for all readable headstones (not already represented in Find A Grave) in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Garfield Heights, Ohio where my family has a lot of history. I've also taken photos and worked in Calvary Cemetery and Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, and other cemeteries in Cuyahoga and Portage counties as well as places I just happen to visit. If you see errors, typos, or incorrect links - my apologies! Please let me know so I can correct them.

As a practice, I generally don't link memorials I manage to floating memorials (no cemetery assigned) unless there is documentation that the individual does not have a grave (e.g. burial at sea, cemetery washed away.) It's kinda cheating to make a memorial just because you know someone died, but you don't know where the burial took place, so please respect those who do the hard work of matching people to gravesites by records or by foot. After all, the site IS called FindaGrave, so don't add memorials if you didn't... well, you know... find a grave. :)
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Cathy J
RE: Charlotte Moore Flower
Janice, Thanks for the advice on getting obituary information. I am fairly new to this research. To help find the dates for an obituary search, do you know if the cemetery itself has the actual death date, or even the burial date since it would help narrow down the search?
Added by Cathy J on Jan 18, 2017 4:33 AM
Jonathan Akers
Thank You!. I deleted my memorial. Take care- Cindy
Added by CindyS on Jan 16, 2017 9:28 AM
Cathy J
Charlotte Moore Flower
Charlotte or Lottie as she was known in the family was my mother's aunt. I am helping another relative with family research on the Moore family and we could use help with obituary information on her and her children. Any and all help will be appreciated
Added by Cathy J on Jan 16, 2017 9:27 AM
Carrie M Thobaben

Thank you for adding your great photo (and edit) to the other memorial. It's a very unique-looking headstone!
Added by dare2dream on Jan 15, 2017 8:32 AM
Carrie M Thobaben


Your memorial #148579794 (with a photo) created Jul 3 2015 is a duplicate of #128855982 created Apr 30 2014.

Thank you.
Added by dare2dream on Jan 14, 2017 9:01 PM
Rick Foster
RE: East Ohio Gas Fire 1944
Death Cert:

I read somewhere that documents can be inserted under other as type. That will free up the portrait and grave for as such.
Added by Rick Foster on Dec 23, 2016 12:16 AM
RE: William Becker 156405791
Could be a "timing thing" of when the city became Garfield Hts.
Cemetery notes and/or description:
On Granger Road near Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio.,_Ohio

1919: South Newburgh is renamed Garfield Heights. The village, which is largely still a farming community, is equipped with one Ford "Model T" fire truck and six volunteer firemen.

I'm going to call St. John Lutheran Church for more info. The final step will be to call the city.

In 1855, the railroad connected Cleveland to the eastern and southeastern sections of our country. In 1895, the Akron, Bedford, Cleveland Railroad (ABC Line) was established. On Oct 8, 1904 the township of South Newburgh was established. It consisted of land taken from the Village of Newburgh north to Grand Division and Puritan Ave. and west to the Cuyahoga River, south to the county line and east to the original township.
In May,1919 the Village of South Newburgh became the Village of Garfield Heights. This change of name occurred, we believe, because we had a beautiful park in our midst that had been named after President James A. Garfield. Population increased, and in 1931 we became a city.
Added by LindaC on Dec 17, 2016 6:08 AM
Scott Bielert
RE: Bielert info
Looking for children of August Bielert and Lydia Bielert. But info on both would be great.
Added by Scott Bielert on Dec 16, 2016 8:53 PM
William Becker 156405791
Your suggestion:
Hi Linda. The info you have for the record for this person lists him in St. John's Cemetery in Cleveland. But that's not this one! This St John's is in Garfield Heights. I think you want him in the St. John's in Cleveland, near Woodland Cemetery.


Hi Janice, According to the obit in the memorial William is in the correct cemetery. Just to be sure though, I did call the other St. John's which is taken care of by Calvary Cemetery and he is NOT buried there.

Thanks for questioning the validity of the burial location.

Added by LindaC on Dec 16, 2016 8:17 AM
Scott Bielert
Bielert info
I'm searching for info on August Bielert.

Scott Bielert
Added by Scott Bielert on Dec 15, 2016 9:44 AM
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