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Kurt Riegel (#47698588)
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Bio Photo I am a gravestone conservator, owning a small business that deals will the restoration and cleaning of historic gravestones and take great pride in fixing every single stone we take on. I am also a local history maniac, who has a hobby (some may call it an obsession) of finding and visiting old cemeteries, especially small, rural plots. If I have a memorial of someone that is in your family or very close to you, I would be more than happy to transfer it to you. Also, if you have any extra information for any memorial I have, please feel free to send me an email. I will update the memorial very quickly. (I secretly love getting added information or corrections to the memorials I upload.)

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Chuck Seyferth
Amy Walker Lothrop headstone photo
Thank you for posting the photo of Amy Walker Lothrop's headstone.
Added by Chuck Seyferth on Sep 19, 2017 10:49 AM
Donna Davenport
Interesting family pocket.
The Congregational Church cemetery in Bainbridge was new to me. Nice job of putting the Redfield family on. Bet they are all related somehow.

I've found the Oneonta Herald archive of 1858-1860 fascinating. That is where I came across Chester Redfield. Like so many of that time, he died of consumption. Imperfect as it still is, we can be so grateful for modern medicine.

Thank you for all you do.
Added by Donna Davenport on Aug 31, 2017 9:30 AM
K Perry
Peter Reigle and Matilda Middleswarth

The pictures of the Reigle family are really beautiful -
Did you get my email ?

I think we are related if Matilda Middleswarth who married Peter Reigle is your ancestor.

email me
I have a lot of info

Added by K Perry on Aug 15, 2017 4:17 PM
Mary Baldwin Smith
Hi Kurt,
Thank-you very much for the photo. Wow! What a beautiful stone! Mary is the mother of Maria Smith Bolles who raised my second-great-grandmother Florence Amanda Bradbury of Guilford NY Pewaukee WI after the deaths of her parents John Bradbury and Mary Bolles Bradbury of Guilford.
Thanks again!
Added by ClaireW on Jul 12, 2017 9:05 AM
Abigail Eustis Manning
Thank you so much for adding the photo of my 5X Great Grandmother. I recently visited the Coventryville cemetery but was unable to locate her gravestone. Do you have any specific information in regard to its location. The cemetery is not large so I though that I could locate it easily. However, I was disappointed that I could not.
There is no longer a sign for the cemetery and many of the gravestones looked either vandalized or damaged with time.
She is a widow of a Revolutionary Soldier from Massachusetts and I would hate to think that her stone no longer exists.
Thank you for efforts for find a grave.
Added by Cathy on Jun 10, 2017 5:48 PM
Cindy Coffell
Alford Austin
Thank you, Kurt, for transferring management of Alford's memorial (90348617) to my care. I appreciate you! I updated it with a brief biography this morning.
Added by Cindy Coffell on Mar 22, 2017 6:26 AM
Karen Grout Byrne
Benedict Family
Dear Kurt

Thank you for making many, many edits to add references to several Benedict family members. I cross referenced and Census records to the book "The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America" by Henry Marvin Benedict as a reference. I have tried to trace all the Benedict descendants as far as I could and reunite the family virtually.

I realized tonight that I made a mistake for Emma Catherine Benedict - I submitted an edit to change her mother from Sarah Whitenack to Nancy Ann Chapman.

Thanks! Karen Byrne
Added by Karen Grout Byrne on Mar 21, 2017 9:02 PM
Ellen Blakeslee
Scrafford Farm Cemetery
Hello Kurt

Looks like you claim to the stones on Scrafford Farm on Settles Hill.

Did you take any pictures of the tombstones? Did you go there personally?

I am confused. Lawrence and Catherine are my descendants.

Thanks you

Ellen Blakeslee
Added by Ellen Blakeslee on Mar 10, 2017 3:50 PM
Hi Kurt
I guess I won't have to ask you if you are on Find A Grave next time we meet up at the Guilford Historical Society, somehow I knew you were. I am here almost every day. Eileen
Added by Eileen on Jan 11, 2017 2:54 PM
Richard Saunders
RE: Benjamin Woodworth Saunders
Hi again,

I went to the cemetery today and with my photo I located the headstone. It is ok but very difficult to read.
Richard Saunders
Added by Richard Saunders on Nov 29, 2016 8:36 PM
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