Michelle Ann Kratts

Archive for the ‘St. Joseph’s Cemetery Records’ Category

St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cemetery Register, January 26, 1969 to May 22, 1978

In St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on July 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

This book contains records from the Cemetery Register from St. Joseph’s Cemetery, from January 26, 1969 to May 22, 1978.

Index A-D
Index D-M
Index M-S
Index T-Z
January 26, 1969-August 25, 1968
September 1, 1969-February 3, 1972
January 26, 1970-August 5, 1970
March 13, 1971-November 13, 1971
December 30, 1972-July 3, 1973
April 20, 1973-January 9, 1974
January 6, 1974-July 11, 1974
May 11, 1974-November 29, 1974
November 26, 1974-May 25, 1975
April 3, 1975-November 28, 1975
March 6, 1976-August 18, 1976
August 16, 1976-March 31, 1977
January 15, 1977-August 6, 1977
August 11, 1977-March 18, 1978
January 12, 1978-May 25, 1978

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St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Single Graves, March 1931-March 1942

In Niagara Deaths, Niagara Falls, St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on July 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

This book contains the burials at St. Joseph’s Cemetery from March 1931 to March of 1942.

March 21, 1931-August 29, 1931

September 7, 1931-September 1, 1932

September 3, 1932-August 2, 1933

August 7, 1933- March 15, 1935

April 1, 1935-March 16, 1936

March 26, 1936-June 2, 1937

July 21, 1937-June 2, 1938

June 2, 1939-August 23, 1941

September 21, 1941-May 28, 1942 (some 1922)

St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Death Register, 1922-1942, Sections A,B,C,D, Six and Twelve Grave Lots

In Niagara Deaths, Niagara Falls, St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on July 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

This book contains graves listed in the Death Register from May 1922 to March 1942 that are located in Sections A,B,C and D.

May 5, 1922-Feb, 15, 1925

March 12, 1925-June 11, 1927

July 9, 1927-May 28, 1928

July 7, 1929-January 23, 1932

February 10, 1932-February 5, 1934

February 15, 1934-October 19, 1936

November 8, 1936-December 9, 1938

January 3, 1939-March 12, 1941

March 15, 1941-March 30, 1942

St. Mary’s Section, Babies (St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York)

In St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on April 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Another book from St. Joseph’s Cemetery contains the babies buried in St. Mary’s Section.

This book covers 1942 to 1963.

Again, pardon our blurry images.  We had to photograph the pages as they were too fragile for a scanner.

In the near future, these blurry pages will be re-photographed.

Babies 1

Babies 2

Transcriptions for St. Mary’s Section, Babies:

St. Joe’s baby graves

St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York, Lots A,B,C

In St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on April 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

1__1923 and 1924

Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1923, 1924 and some 1925

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2__1925

Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1925

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3__1926 and 1927

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1926 and 1927

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4_1927 and 1928

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1927 and 1928

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5_1928 and 1929

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1928 and 1929

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6_1929 and 1930

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1929 and 1930

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7_1930

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1930

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8_1931 and 1932

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1931 and 1932

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9_1932 and 1933

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1932 and 1933

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9_1933 and 1934

10_1934

11_1935 and 1936

Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1935 and 1936

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12_1936 and 1937

Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1936 and 1937

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13_1937 and 1938

14_1938

Transcribed (by Margaret Bowen) 1938

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15_1939 and 1940

Transcribed (by Margaret Bowen) 1939 and 1940

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16_1940 and 1941

Transcribed (by Margaret Bowen) 1940 and 1941

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17_1941

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1941

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18_1942

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) 1942

St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY, Death Register, 1942-1963

In Niagara Deaths, St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on March 16, 2013 at 7:02 pm

We will be re-doing some of these pages soon!  Some pages came out quite blurry. Apologies….

May 6, 1942-June 27, 1947

Death Register 1

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) Single Graves 1

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February 4, 1949-May 13, 1951

Death Register 2

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) Single Graves 2

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October 27, 1951-February 15, 1959

Death Register 3

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February 23, 1954-July 7, 1956

Death Register 4

Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) Single Graves 4

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August 27, 1956- September 9, 1961

Death Register 5

Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) Single Graves 5

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September 15, 1958-March 27, 1963

Death Register 6

Transcription (by Jeff Manning) Single Graves 6

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January 22, 1961-September 13, 1963

Death Register 7

Transcription (by Jeff Manning) Single Graves 7

St. Joseph’s Cemetery–Death Register May 1922-March 1942, Single Graves, Includes Children

In St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on March 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm

More St. Joseph’s Cemetery Records….

1922 and 1923

–Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1922 and 1923

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1924 and 1925

–Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1924 and 1925

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1926 and 1927

–Transcription (by Peggy Taylor-Hulligan) 1926 and 1927

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1928 and 1929

–Transcription (by Marcia Buzzelli) 1928 and 1929

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1930 and 1931

–Transcription (by Peggy Taylor-Hulligan) 1930 and 1931

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1932 and 1933

–Transcription (by Peggy Taylor-Hulligan) 1932 and 1933

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1934, 1935, 1936

–Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1934, 1935 and 1936

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1937 to 1942

–Transcription (by Margaret Bowen) 1937 to 1942

St. Joseph’s Cemetery–Burials from May 1922-March 1931, Single Graves

In St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on February 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

St Joseph's Angel

Below are links to PDF files of our first book of St. Joseph’s Cemetery Records, Niagara Falls.  Some pages did not come out so well and I will be returning to the archives to re-do those pages.  Apologies!

As you will notice, these pages contain mostly the deaths of children.  There are many names that we all recognize.  There are Bossos, Gallos, Sauros, Scarcellis, Ventry’s, Salvatores, Cardones, Rotellas, Valenti’s.  There are also a handful of Spanish deaths and an Armenian or two.

Most of these early graves did not have markers.  And you will see the notation “unblessed ground”–these babies had not been baptized.   For adults,  this could mean the individual was not Catholic, had committed suicide or had been accused of “unholy acts.”

And take a look at Burials 5, August 10, 1927…”parts of a body in no. 77…worked in grave with the bodie…”  A little mystery to solve with that notation.    Of course, August is one of those warm months during which so many bodies (and parts) are found in the river.  Bodies that had gone over Niagara Falls.

This book contains people of all ages.  As for the little children, though, it might be said that these records are the only proof that they ever existed.  In fact it’s very sad holding these books and knowing the heartache that lives inside the lines.

Below are pages from St. Joseph’s Cemetery Records, Niagara Falls, New York.   Check back soon for an index and transcriptions.

Burials 1 Aug 1922-Feb 21 1924

–Transcription (by Beverly Bidak)  Burials 1

Burials 2 Feb 24, 1924 to Jan 6, 1925

–Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan)  Burials 2

Burials 3 Feb 14, 1925 to Jan 15, 1926

–Transcription (by Marcia Buzzelli) Burials 3

Burials 4 Feb 1, 1926 to Nov 27, 1926

–Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) Burials 4

Burials 5 Feb 28, 1927 to Dec 14, 1927

–Transcription (by Marcia Buzzelli) Burials 5

Burials 6 Dec 16, 1927 to Jan 5, 1929

–Transcription (by Peggy Taylor Hulligan) Burials 6

Burials 7 Feb 25, 1929 to Feb 19, 1930

–Transcription ( By Beverly Bidak) Burials 7

Burials 8 February 22, 1930 to August 22, 1930

–Transcription (by Jeffrey Manning) Burials 8

Burials 9 September 2, 1930 to March 16, 1931

–Transcription (by Jeffrey Manning) Burials 9

Digitizing St. Joseph’s Cemetery Records

In Cemetery Plots, Niagara Deaths, St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, St. Joseph's Church, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on February 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Today we began the sacred task of finishing the digitization of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic cemetery records. A few years ago, our dear friend Connie Rodhy scanned the burial cards and those records may be viewed on the Monroe Fordham Regional History Center website at:
http://www.monroefordham.org/churches/St_Joe_Cemetery.html

The Cemetery books that we will be working on include the following:

Single Graves, May 1922-March 1931

Lots A,B,C

May 1922-March 1942, Sec A, B, C, D, Six and Twelve Grave Lots

Death Register, May 1922-March 1942, Single Graves, including children

Single Graves, March 1931-March 1942

Death Register, 1942-1963, Single Graves

Cemetery Register, September 20, 1957-January 23, 1969

Cemetery Register, January 26, 1969-May 22, 1978

St. Mary’s Section (babies)

St. Joseph’s Cemetery Candle and Stands Register

Some of the earlier records are fading

Some of the earlier records are fading

Beverly, Marcia and I met with Mr. Pastwick in the archives and began the process this morning. We came armed with cameras and ipads–for these records were too fragile for the scanner bed.  We are hoping to have them uploaded and transcribed for you soon!

Most of these records contain the babies and stillborns of our early Italian community.  Many of these children had no gravestones, or perhaps their names have long faded from their markers.  It’s quite touching to see the little babies’ names.

Some pages from an early register of deaths

Some pages from an early register of deaths

I was also very moved to find my own great great grandfather’s death record.  He was my first ancestor to arrive in Niagara Falls.  His name was Angelo Ventresca and it was said he had been here (on and off) since 1895.

Angelo Ventresca death

You can see for yourself the fragile condition of these records.  We are hopeful that our digitization and transcriptions will save these people from obscurity.  Every single name in these books is sacred and should not be forgotten.  Especially the babies.

Check back often.  Hopefully we can get our first book (images) up this week with transcriptions to follow.  If you are interested in helping out with the transcriptions, send me an email at mkratts@nioga.org.

It’s Been a Long, Long Time…

In Cemetery Plots, Off to War, St. Joseph's Cemetery Records, The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on November 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm

We stumbled over his grave one day in St. Joseph’s Cemetery–quite by accident.  Winter white and washed away from many years of sun and snow and ice,  Anthony W. Salamone stands strong and bright.  He is certainly hard to miss.

But I’m sure he was missed.  First reported “Missing in Action” on March 4, 1944, the fateful letter from the War Department came to 457 12th Street a few weeks later.

“Killed in Action”

Someone’s heart was broken when that letter was opened.  He had only recently written to his mother that he had only “a few” more missions to complete before he would be granted a furlough.  He said he would be back home in Niagara Falls soon.

Technical Sergeant Anthony W. Salamone was a gunner in the Army Air Corps.  He graduated from Niagara Falls High School and had attended Niagara University.  He was an employee of the Electro Metalurgical Company at the time of his induction into the Army.

Anthony was killed in action over Frankfurt, Germany, on January 30, 1944.  He had been serving with the 526th squadron, 379th group, U.S. Air Force, in England.

Anthony Salamone finally returned home to Niagara Falls at 8:00 am on June 15, 1949.

salamone pic

Salamone