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Hi-can't believe we left Iowa only days before this auction...I would
have loved to experienced it! I found myself collecting old skeleton
keys along the trip...only acquired a few, but had to think about
packing stuff home! We had NO where near enough time to do what I
wanted....thus my research will continue via the internet for now. I
got the rare opportunity to walk thru an old cemetery with my family and
have my husband locate a gravesite from 1895, a sibling of my
grandfathers' that died when she was 1 1/2...since no one in the family
knew about the location, it was quite a thrill....a baby pillow with
fringe made of stone, very sentimental moment for us. I will be in
touch after I play "catch up from vacation"!!! --Sandy (p.s. hope the
auction went well...if there are any leftovers are you going to post?)
Just wanted to tell you about the auction my folks, Floyd and Marcella
Barth, are having on Sunday, August 16. It begins at 12 Noon on their farm
located 1 1/4 miles outh of New Albin, IA on Hwy 26 and 1/2 miles SW on
Iowa River Drive A26 and north on Cemetery Road. The items were all
collected in and around Allamakee and Winneshiek counties. Following are a
few of the items:
Shirley Temple blue pitchers
Milk glass dishes
Red glass dishes
Kerosene wall lamps
Coronado cabinet radio
Hall Jewel T casserole
Peddle sewing machine
Pictures and frames
Square oak table
Round wood stove
IH walking plow
Oak wall phone
Cast iron registers
Assorted cream and sugars
Numerous misc. plates, bowls and dishes
And many, many more items
(Please post to other interested lists)
>>> On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia:
>>> Here lies
>>> Ezekial Aikle
>>> Age 102
>>> The Good
>>> Die Young.
>>> In a London, England cemetery:
>>> Ann Mann
>>> Here lies Ann Mann,
>>> Who lived an old maid
>>> But died an old Mann.
>>> Dec. 8, 1767
>>> In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:
>>> Anna Wallace
>>> The children of Israel wanted bread
>>> And the Lord sent them manna,
>>> Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
>>> And the Devil sent him Anna.
>>> Playing with names in a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:
>>> Here lies
>>> Johnny Yeast
>>> Pardon me
>>> For not rising.
>>> Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery:
>>> Here lies the body
>>> of Jonathan Blake
>>> Stepped on the gas
>>> Instead of the brake.
>>> In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:
>>> Here lays Butch,
>>> We planted him raw.
>>> He was quick on the trigger,
>>> But slow on the draw.
>>> A widow wrote this epitaph in a Vermont cemetery:
>>> Sacred to the memory of
>>> my husband John Barnes
>>> who died January 3, 1803
>>> His comely young widow, aged 23, has
>>> many qualifications of a good wife, and
>>> yearns to be comforted.
>>> A lawyer's epitaph in England:
>>> Sir John Strange
>>> Here lies an honest lawyer,
>>> And that is Strange.
>>> Someone determined to be anonymous in Stowe, Vermont:
>>> I was somebody.
>>> Who, is no business
>>> Of yours.
>>> Lester Moore was a Wells, Fargo Co. station agent for Naco, Arizona in
>>> the cowboy days of the 1880's. He's buried in the Boot Hill Cemetery in
>>> Tombstone, Arizona:
>>> Here lies Lester Moore
>>> Four slugs from a .44
>>> No Les No More.
>>> In a Georgia cemetery:
>>> "I told you I was sick!"
>>> John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery:
>>> Reader if cash thou art
>>> In want of any
>>> Dig 4 feet deep
>>> And thou wilt find a Penny.
>>> On Margaret Daniels grave at Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia:
>>> She always said her feet were killing her
>>> but nobody believed her.
>>> In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:
>>> On the 22nd of June
>>> - Jonathan Fiddle -
>>> Went out of tune.
>>> Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont has an epitaph that
>>> sounds like something from a Three Stooges movie:
>>> Here lies the body of our Anna
>>> Done to death by a banana
>>> It wasn't the fruit that laid her low
>>> But the skin of the thing that made her go.
>>> More fun with names with Owen Moore in Battersea, London, England:
>>> Gone away
>>> Owin' more
>>> Than he could pay.
>>> Someone in Winslow, Maine didn't like Mr. Wood:
>>> In Memory of Beza Wood
>>> Departed this life
>>> Nov. 2, 1837
>>> Aged 45 yrs.
>>> Here lies one Wood
>>> Enclosed in wood
>>> One Wood
>>> Within another.
>>> The outer wood
>>> Is very good:
>>> We cannot praise
>>> The other.
>>> On a grave from the 1880's in Nantucket, Massachusetts:
>>> Under the sod and under the trees
>>> Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
>>> He is not here, there's only the pod:
>>> Pease shelled out and went to God.
>>> The grave of Ellen Shannon in Girard, Pennsylvania is almost a consumer
>>> Who was fatally burned
>>> March 21, 1870
>>> by the explosion of a lamp
>>> filled with "R.E. Danforth's
>>> Non-Explosive Burning Fluid"
>>> Oops! Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York:
>>> Born 1903--Died 1942
>>> Looked up the elevator shaft to see if
>>> the car was on the way down. It was.
>>> In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
>>> Here lies an Atheist
>>> All dressed up
>>> And no place to go.
>>> But does he make house calls?
>>> Dr. Fred Roberts, Brookland, Arkansas:
>>> Office upstairs
I don't know if this message ever got posted to the list. It was
originally sent to iaclayto-L-request(a)rootsweb.com. J
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> Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 16:58:28 -0700 (PDT)
> X-From_: onggi(a)aloha.net Thu Aug 6 16:58:14 1998
> Mime-Version: 1.0
> X-Sender: onggi(a)mail.aloha.net
> Old-Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 14:06:46 -1000
> To: IACLAYTO-L-request(a)rootsweb.com
> From: "Michael F. O'Brien" <<onggi(a)aloha.net>
> Subject: Re: Ancestors
> X-Diagnostic: Unprocessed
> Keep up the good work. I found three of my ancestors in one paragraph.
> Michael Carr was my Great great grandfather, Michael O'Brien, my Great
> grandfather and James Ivory my Great great grandfather. I remember the
> Cox Creek Church. It burned when I was small, maybe 1945. I lived a
> mile away in the valley off of Highway 13 six miles north of Strawberry
> Point, Iowa.
> <fontfamily><param>Courier</param><bigger>I am also an Amling
> descendent. My mother was Charlotte Marie Amling from Elkport Iowa.
> She was born in 1912 and lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her father was
> Francis Joseph Amling and her mother was Anna Louise Sebert (I am not
> sure on her name. I have records, but not where I can put my hand on
> at the moment). Anna Louise was born in Germany and came to America
> and Clayton County, Iowa alone. She never saw any of her family again.
> I think that she settled in Littleport, Iowa where she worked as a
> maid. There she met her husband who was 20 years her senior. They had
> seven children, one died as a child. Both of my grandparents are
> buried in the cemetery up on the high hill in Elkport.
> Mom's brothers and sisters:
> Frank Amling, Jr.
> John Amling
> Louis Amling
> Anna Marie Amling
> Minnie Marie Amling
> Charlotte Marie Amling
> All Mom's brothers and sisters are deceased. She was the youngest.
> The above are not in the correct order.
> Tommy Amling in the Elkport area is my cousin and a son of Frank.
> I grew up in rural Strawberry Point, graduated from Strawberry Point
> High School, BA from Iowa State Teachers College, M. Ed. from the
> University of Hawaii. I taught for the U.S. Department of Defense
> Dependents Schools in Seoul, Korea for thirty-four years. I retired to
> Hawaii's Big Island in the summer of 1997. I returned to Iowa almost
> every year up until two years ago.
> I have three younger brothers and a sister. I have one son, Sean
> Michael O'Brien, who lives in Burlington, Vermont.
> Michael Francis Joseph O'Brien
> </bigger></fontfamily>Michael F. O'Brien
> PO Box 384899
> Waikoloa, HI 96738-4899
> Tel: 808-883-8002
> FAX: 808-883-8002
> E-mail: mailto:email@example.com
> Find us on the map by clicking here!
There is no one who has the records for this cemetery,,, they said they
were lost,,, a friend of mine walked that cemetery, and took the dates off
the stones now standing,,,, sorry I can't help you further.....
"memories from the past, treasures for the future"
<<<<<<<<<<<<megenie webpage>>>>>>>>>>>> http://users.mwci.net/~cbhart/
<<<<<<<<<<<<email address>>>>>>>> cbhart(a)mwci.net
<<<<<<<<irc nick>>>>>>>> msgenie
<<<<<<Clayton County Rootsweb>>>>>> http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaclayto/
<<<<<<Delaware County Rootsweb>>>>> http://www.rootsweb.com/~iadelawa/
<<<<<<Colesburg Webpage>>>>>>>>> http://users.mwci.net/~cbhart/cburg.htm
"what Love you give to others, returns tenfold"
I want to write to the individual/church that overseas the care and records
for Asbury cemetery. I have looked through the internet and have been
unable to locate it's address. I know its near Elkport. Might someone be
able to give me the address.
Thank you so much
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