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Goldrush (#47418713)
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I am able to send photos of grave markers in the Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys, CA if you need them. I also will do genealogical look-ups for people searching for ancestors who were in Calaveras County in the 1800s or later.
I follow the Findagrave rule on transferring memorials so please make sure you are a direct descendant, within 4 generations, before making the request.
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Megan Thacker
Maria Demartini Headstone Question
You are listed as the contributor for some information about Maria DeMartini. You list her parents as Bartholomew and Rosie De Martini. Where did you find this information? Maria is my third great grandmother and I am trying to do some genealogy research on her family line, but have been stuck trying to find her parents. Below is the information about Maria's grave.

Altaville Catholic Cemetery
Angels Camp
Calaveras County
California, USA
Plot: A1 - Plot 3
Birth: Aug., 1840, Italy
Death: Jun. 3, 1906

Thank You!
Added by Megan Thacker on Jan 29, 2017 10:23 AM
Adelaide Goodell
Thanks very much for reaching out to me with your suggestions for edits to her findagrave record. I made some changes based on your thoughts, and added a bit of info that I've collected since I posted the original entry.

I see you found the Stockton Hospital records. If you read the other entries on the page describing her admittance and attempts to leave, it's pretty devastatingly sad. Doesn't seem to have taken much to get locked up.

Are you a Goodell?
I'm Adelaide's 4th great grand-daughter, if I'm counting correctly.

Thanks again.
Best regards
Added by cwallis on Jan 16, 2017 1:27 PM
Mshmc5 Rankin
RE: Rankin/Reister/Osborn/Whittle/Quigg
I would appreciate any photos or info you may have on the Rankin,Osborn, Reister,Whittle ,Quigg ,kent familes all of my grandparents are buried in the Angels Camp, Altaville,San Andreas,Lockird areas. Thank you! You can also reach me at if you choose to.

Mike Rankin
Added by Mshmc5 Rankin on Sep 20, 2016 5:17 PM
Valerie May McDonald Boxall Franklin
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i see you have found my great grandfather Jefferson Davis Boxall, but i'm looking for my great great grandfather William Boxall. he died the same year as Jefferson his son and and his mother Ella M Callahan Boxall did not died until 1915. and William is not buried with Sara jefferson mother. could you help me find where they could be buried? alson looking for Adrain Delmer Boxall jefferson other son, i have record of Adrain D Boxall being cremated and the cremation sent to his brother Charles E, Boxall on 07/07/1926.

Thank you for anything you could find.

Valerie May (McDonald) (Boxall) Franklin #49023701
Added by Valerie May McDonald Boxa... on Jun 09, 2016 8:38 PM
Still seeking
RE: Jefferson J. Davis family
The past is the past. I wouldn't be here today if it didn't happen. The past is interesting, good or bad. Thanks for all your help. I am also interested in knowing where Jefferson and Florence dau. went. She would be the half-sister of my g-grandmother Ethel Alta (Davis) Baker. If she ended up marrying and having children they could be relatives I don't know anything about.
Added by Still seeking on May 21, 2016 11:24 AM
Cal Mason
Nettie Margaret Mason Viesinor
Hello, thank you for taking the time to make a memorial for Nettie Margaret Mason Viesinor. I think that she could be a great aunt of mine. On the memorial for her is listed her obituary. In the obituary is mentioned that she had testified againts her parents in a trial 2 years earlier. Do you have any more info on the trial? What paper did this appeared in? I want to follow up to see if her parents are named. Thank you for taking the time to read this email. Cal Mason
Added by Cal Mason on Apr 05, 2016 2:33 PM
Linda Herman
RE: Edward Stickle
Thank you, that is so kind of you.
I had emailed the archives with the email address that you had and it had come back....found another email address and tried that one but it came back too. I then phoned them and left a message but have not heard back from them yet.

Edward's brother George died March 5, 1907 also in Angel Town. If you have the time could you look for an obit for him.

I find both George and Edward in the 1855 census in Mariposa, CA and then in the 1870 census in Township 8, Calaveras.

It is interesting that the article says his father was born Maryland and his mother New York. I believe his father too was born in New York in Dutchess County. I think he is the son of Frederick (Friederich) Peter Stickle 1737-1831 and Elizabeth Hummel. I have a Dutch Reform baptism for him:

Name George Stikkel
Gender Male
Event Type Baptism
Birth Date 10 Aug 1789
Baptism Date 12 Sep 1789
Baptism Place Reyn Beeck (now Red Hook), Dutchess, New York, USA
Household Members
Name Age
George Stikkel
Elisabeth Hummel
Friderich Stikkel

Frederick is the son of Nicholas J. Stickle b.c. 1701 and Anna Margaretha Drom, the are the originators of the Dutchess County Stickle group. Glad to share with anyone who is interested in them.

Your help is much appreciated.

Linda Herman
Added by Linda Herman on Feb 17, 2016 3:18 PM
Linda Herman
RE: Edward Stickle
Hi again,

I just thought I should have included my email as if you do have the articles it might be easier to contact me directly.

Linda Herman
Added by Linda Herman on Feb 17, 2016 12:22 PM
Sharon M. Bledsoe
Calaveras County 1800's pioneers
I sent the following message to the Calaveras County Historical Society. I am sending to you since I read your message on your profile page in hopes you might help me.

I am researching the Henry Baldwin Read. I found the following newpaper article in the Virginia Historical Society historical files on Henry Baldwin Read:

Death of a Richmond Gentleman in California "Died at Altaville November 9 1871, of consumption, Henry B Read a native of Richmond, Va. aged about 48 years.

"The deceased was one of the early pioneers of California, having arrived in that state in 1849. He resided in Stockdale until 1854, when he removed to Altaville, where he lived until the day of his death, being one time elected Supervisor of Calavaras County. From his upright character and gentlemanly manner, it may be truely said of him, he seldom lost a friend or made an enemy.

The above was taken from a California paper. Mr Read was well known in this city.

Henry Baldwin Read born 12 Nov 1823 in Richmond, Va the son of Jesse Read and Frances Baldwin who came from Vermont and Connecticut respectively. He married 9 Aug 1821 in Richmond. Disappointed in love, Henry went to California in Jan 1849 and with a friend opened a Store in San Francisco, in the ten city on the beach. Henry had been employed in a mercantile establishment in Richmond prior to leaving for California. Some sucess attended the venture, also some catastrophies; fire burned them out once, and either there or at Angel Camp Henry was robbed.

Henry Read was a deeply spriitual man and had great influence overyoung men. Hating the overindulgence in liquor he saw among them, he started "the Sons of Temperance" in Richmond. He was very musical, had a fine tenor voice, and was quite a poet.

I would appreciate any help locating any information on Henry Baldwin Read. The location of his grave would also be welcomed

Thanking you in advance for any assistance you can provide me.

Sharon M. Bledsoe
Added by Sharon M. Bledsoe on Jan 12, 2016 2:57 PM
Veronica Jordan
RE: Alvin O Berryessa
Thank you very, very! much for taking the time and making the effort to help me with my search. It was very generous of you and deeply appreciated.

If you ever have any research you need done in Santa Clara County, please let me know, I would be so grateful for the opportunity to return the favor. I know many of the place to look here for our family and ancestors.

Veronica J
Added by Veronica Jordan on Nov 04, 2015 10:54 AM
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