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Dave Francis (#46779220)
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Bio Photo I've been a genealogist for about 20 years, and I've accumulated over 75,000 people in 5 databases. I live in Santa Cruz, California.
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RE: Lillian Amelia Burke Margraff Gonterman
Sorry about that--guess I didn't read carefully enough.
Added by Pstreet1 on Jan 05, 2017 9:57 AM
Lillian Amelia Burke Margraff Gonterman
Lillian Amelia's mother was Louisa Bearrer.
Louisa Bearrer married 1) Rinehard Margraff in Chenango County, New York between 1863 when Rinehard was single when he registered for the draft and June, 1865, when the New York State census showed Rinehard married to "Louisi." Rinehard and Louisa moved to San Francisco where they lived when Lillian Amelia was born in June, 1866. Louisa Bearrer and Rinehard Margraff were divorced June 14, 1880.
Nov. 17, 1880, Louisa Bearrer married 2) Samuel Beatty. Samuel Beatty died Feb. 2, 1916
August 18, 1920, Louisa Bearrer married 3) Harrison Chadwell. Louisa Bearrer Margraff Beatty Chadwell died Jan. 4, 1924.

Lillian Amelia Margraff married John Burke Dec. 24, 1884, in Contra Costa County, California. John Burke died in 1890.

Lillian Amelia Margraff Burke married James Converse Gonterman in 1895. Lillian Amelia and James Gonterman had three children: 1) Jessie Laura Gonterman, born 1896 2) Clyde Louis Gonterman (1901-1948O and 3) Westley James Gonterman (1904-1982).
Added by Pstreet1 on Jan 03, 2017 10:50 PM
J Wright
Thank you Dave Francis for creating and transferring the profile for Matilda Wright to me. I have been working on my family genealogy since 1991 and have gathered quite a bit of information which I would like to add to enhance their profiles. Regards, Jo-Ann Wright
Added by J Wright on Dec 20, 2016 9:46 AM
J Wright
#49701091 Matilda Wright @ Locust Hill Cemetery
Dave...I have more information to add to this profile. Would you like to add or would you prefer to transfer profile to me?
Jo-Ann Wright
Added by J Wright on Dec 19, 2016 9:50 PM
John Losee
Thank you very much!
Thanks very much for transferring Leon and Emmy Lou Thomas's memorials to me. I greatly appreciate it.
Added by John Losee on Dec 06, 2016 11:14 AM
John Losee
RE: Emmy Lou Thomas Find A Grave Memorial# 164482070
If you don't mind transferring her memorial over to me, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks very much!
Added by John Losee on Dec 01, 2016 10:44 AM
RE: Re: Capt Michael Mullery
Thanks, Dave for the offer of transfer that would be great!
Added by ATJ on Sep 28, 2016 5:13 AM
Re: Capt Michael Mullery
Re: Capt. Mullery's parents

Were you aware of this letter from Michael's father William addressed to the poet Walt Whitman regarding Michael's death? WW had struck up a friendship with Michael's brother Jesse when he was wounded and stayed in touch with the family.

You can view William Mullery's letter to WW here:
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Mullery, William, ALS to WW. Oct. 21, 1864." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1864.

Jesse's letters to WW start here (scroll down to view as book for multiple letters)

portrait of Lt. James Watkins Mullery, Michael's brother, another son mentioned in the letter Mullery Printed on verso: Jordan & Co. late Bogardus 229 Greenwich St. Established 1846.
Inscribed on verso: Lt. James Watkins Mullery, Co. E. 15th New Jersey Vol. Vernon, Sussex Co. N.J., June 20 1865.
Forms part of: Feinberg-Whitman Collection (Library of Congress).

I am wondering if Jesse's name and or his wife Cordelia are also on the monument for William, Delilah & Michael?

Best wishes, Jane
Added by ATJ on Sep 27, 2016 6:00 PM
RE: Richard Kirby still a duplicate
How neat. Glad you were able to meet.
I'm making a trip to NJ next week to see a cousin and we are going to visit and photograph a bunch of NJ Kirby graves. Find A Grave has been a good way to reconnect with relatives and also to make new friends. Good luck in your family roots searching.
Added by SueB on Aug 13, 2016 8:50 PM
RE: Richard Kirby still a duplicate
Thank you so much for verifying the burials. The other memorial mgr removed the gravestone photo from their memorial for R Kirby, but left it on his wife's. Not the response we were hoping for.
Let's see if the mgr responds to your request and removes their duplicate as well as moving the wife to the correct cemetery. Give it a few weeks and then I'll check back. If no resolution after the usual 30 days, I suggest one of us request Find A Grave admins to merge and move as needed.
If/when we need to involve the site admins your report in your message will clinch the case.
I used to be a systems analyst, so messy duplicates like this just make me distressed, even if they are not my relatives. They are SOMEONE'S relatives and they deserve the respect of accurate documentation.
Thank you again for your help and patience.
Added by SueB on Aug 12, 2016 4:08 PM
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