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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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BethM1130
RE: Boyd
Yes, I found all that too. Found their findagrave Memorial. Haven't found Leona's death certificate or Ralph's record of marriage to confirm I have the right Ralph. I am related to him by his birth mother and looking for descendants of Ralph. Thank you for your help
Added by BethM1130 on Feb 06, 2016 12:00 PM
BethM1130
Boyd
Memorial# 96956152 - are you family member of the Boyd family? I'm looking for info on the adopted son Ralph.

Thank you
Added by BethM1130 on Feb 05, 2016 2:37 PM
Keith Burke
Buried as Bowers
One brother of Elisabeth Bowers 1845-1926 (my 2nd great aunt) Adam Bowers 1842-1866 was buried as a Bowers in Randolph, Portage, Ohio in St. Joseph Cemetery (37808131). Another civil war brother Gearhart Bowers (52305155) as was my great grandfather John Martin (74462947).

No need to transfer these memorial; thanks for your great research.
I've never been able to locate the burial location for Martin or his wife Elizabeth. Martin died the same year his twins were born in Ohio. His wife remarried John Miller 1805-1855 (this maybe his memorial 66023427). This may be the memorial for one of their children Agnes Miller Lansinger (96007904) with no date of death for their other child Gertrude (Mary) Miller 1850 also born in Portage, Ohio.
Other sources say Philip Miller is the man who married Elizabeth Stephan in1845 after her husband Martin Bowers died.

I need to determine when the family made the transition from Bauer to Bowers.
Added by Keith Burke on Feb 04, 2016 8:54 AM
Suzanne Heaton
Edith Bumphrey Standing Rock Cemetery
Thanks for the info on Edith Helme Bumphreys grave, after searching in Canadian records, it was nice to see.

Just an FYI her mothers name was Jane Heaton, not Jane Heator Thanks again
Added by Suzanne Heaton on Feb 03, 2016 1:58 PM
Suzanne Heaton
Edith Bumphrey Standing Rock Cemetery
Thanks for the info on Edith Helme Bumphrey's grave, after searching in Canadian records, it was nice to see.

Just an FYI her mothers name was Jane Heaton, not Jane Heator Thanks again
Added by Suzanne Heaton on Feb 03, 2016 1:57 PM
Keith Burke
Bauer vs Bowers
Elizabeth Amick grandfather came from Germany where his name was Bauer. Bauer is a German word meaning farmer, which was their occupation. Johann Martin Bauer 1769-1838 son was Martin Bower (Bauer) had the same German name on their arrival in the Ohio but was changed to Bowers. Martin Bowers 1805-1845 last two children were twins born in Ohio; their 1845 baptism certificate:
Baptism Records for St. Joseph Catholic Church - 2643 Waterloo Road, Mogadore, Ohio 44260. The English translation from Latin by Keith E. Burke. On 22th of March 1845 A.D., I baptized Elisabeth, legitimate daughter of Martin Bauer and Elisabeth Stephan. She was born 30th of January 1845 A.D. Sponsors: George Klein and Elisabeth Jenner. Sales Brunner, Pastor
Your use of Bauer is correct. Someone had ask me to change the name to Bowers or I would not have made the suggestion. You seem to have done a lot of Find a Grave memorials for the Bauer families and wonder if you are related?
Keith Burke
Added by Keith Burke on Feb 03, 2016 1:08 PM
Chuck Bontempo
RE: Riccardi mausoleum
Hi Janice,
Thanks for replying. John is my dad's cousin.
I don't know enough about this site but I would love any info you have but I don't know what to do with it with respect to this site.
Added by Chuck Bontempo on Feb 01, 2016 7:07 PM
Shannon D.
Mary Seymour #82323894
Strange question. This is my several great grandma, and her memorial actually appears in both Old Cemetery and Homeland Cemetery. And a picture of her headstone appears in both as well. Hoping you can help me determine which is correct.
Thanks,
Shannon
Added by Shannon D. on Jan 31, 2016 11:28 PM
Chuck Bontempo
Riccardi mausoleum
Love the photo. Antonio and Marianna were my great great grandparents. Fr Joseph Riccardi was a priest who was murdered by the mafia in Canton
Maria was buried outside. Maria bontempo = aka. She was my great grandmother
Added by Chuck Bontempo on Jan 22, 2016 7:56 AM
Tawrens
Belko
How are you related to the Belko's?
Added by Tawrens on Jan 19, 2016 5:11 AM
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