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	I N D E X
Vol XII FALL 1992 No 1

Letters from Jolene and David - 367 
Profile: David ABRAHAMS - 368
Volunteers needed: CGS - 369
Bookshelf - 370
Great Register, 1896 Alameda County - 375 
New Members - 378
St. Raymonds, the oldest Catholic church in Alameda County - 379 
Social Security research help - 380 
History of San Francisco cemeteries - 382 
Josef FREITAS cemetery plot - 384 
Query Page - 385


Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
PO Box 901, Livermore, California 94551

P. 0. Box 901, Livermore, CA 94551

	President 	David ABRAHAMS 	510-447-9386
	1st VP and Membership 	Virginia MOORE 	510-447-8316
	2nd VP and Programs 	Jolene ABRAHAMS 	510-447-9386
	Recording Secretary 	John WALDEN 	510-443-2057
	Corresponding Secretary 	Dixie NEWBURY 	510-447-1868
	Business Manager 	Clarence PARKISON 	510-449-8656
	Publications Chairman 	George ANDERSON 	510-846-4265
	Publicity (acting) 	Jolene ABRAHAMS 	510-447-9386
	Livermore Cultural Arts Council Rep 	Don JOHNSON 	510-

The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society is exempt from Federal Income 
Tax under Section 501(c)(3) (literary and educational) of the Internal 
Revenue Code and California Taxation Code 237020.

The Roots Tracer is a quarterly publication with articles of interest to 
the genealogist. Members are encouraged to submit their "Profiles" as 
well as articles of general interest. Queries are free to members, $1.00 
to non-members.

The deadline for each quarterly is the 15th of June, September, December, 
and March. Send to:

Roots Tracer, P. 0. Box 901, Livermore, CA 94551

Any book presented to the Society will be reviewed in the quarterly along 
with the purchase price and address of the publisher.

Our Library is located in the Pleasanton Public Library building, 400 Old 
Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday, monthly, at Congregation Beth Emek, 
1866 College Ave., Livermore, CA.

Membership in LAGS is open to any individual, library, or society. Our 
fiscal year is September 1 through August 31. Membership includes a 
subscription to the quarterly Roots Tracer.

	Surname Index (1988)
	Members 	$2.50
	Non-members 	$6.00

	Livermore Cemeteries (1988) 	$16
	postage paid

	Pleasanton, Dublin Cemeteries (1990) 	$14.00
	postage paid

	The Bookshelf (1992) 	$3.00
	postage paid

	Send check or money order to:

Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, P. 0. Box 901, Livermore, CA 94551



Gee, is my time up already? My term as your President has gone by fast. 
My wish is that you have learned at least one thing from one member that 
has helped you in your genealogy search. I can't begin to list all the 
things I have learned from all of you.

I thank all of you who served as an officer or chairman or volunteer for 
our projects. You are the backbone of this group.

I thank all the members who have attended meetings, contributed 
information, asked questions, and most of all, helped me to enjoy these 
past two years. I encourage everyone to help share the load and to 
volunteer when and where needed. After all - it is your club.

					Your Retiring President,

					Jolene Abrahams


Thank you for electing me to the office of President of the Livermore 
Amador Genealogical Society. I shall try to follow in the footsteps of 
the out-going (in more ways than one) President, who is also my wife!

Jolene and her Board have made the past two years a pleasure. Many 
active new members have been added to our roster. We have had some 
wonderful programs - provided by our Program Chair Harriet Anderson. 
Coincidentally, Harriet's husband George has done a great job of 

I know that our new Board will be successful in the coming year. Long-
time member Virginia Moore is the incoming First Vice-President. Since I 
have to travel quite a bit, I'm sure she will do an outstanding job of 
substituting for me; Jolene Abrahams, as Second Vice-President, has some 
exciting programs planned; John Walden will be our new Recording 
Secretary; Dixie Newbury will take over the office of Corresponding 
Secretary (while continuing to serve as the Roots Trace editor); Clarence 
Parkison will continue as Business Manager (Treasurer).

During my term I would like to encourage all of our members submit Meet 
the Members sheets so that they can be published in the Roots Tracer. I 
would also encourage all of our members - new and old - to GET INVOLVED 
with the Society - it is YOUR club. Join us and share your finds and 
your questions with us at meetings.

					Your Incoming President,

					David Abrahams

California Genealogical Society



September 15, 1992

Dear Society President:

		As you know, The California Genealogical Alliance has asked 
the genealogical societies in California to help index the 1890 Voters' 
Registers for their various counties to help replace the 1890 Census.

		The California Genealogical Society is planning to index the 
San Francisco County Great Register, and since San Francisco was one of 
the largest counties in 1890, we know we'll need help. I understand there 
are 70 rolls of microfilm for the county! Therefore, we are asking 
societies in the Bay Area to request volunteers to help on this mammoth 

		The indexing will be done at the CGS Library, 300 Brannan 
Street (at the corner of 2nd St.) in San Francisco. It is open 
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will have 
a computer set up next to a microfilm reader so that the keyboard can be 
used in front of the film reader. Volunteers for the indexing should be 
typists. However, proofreaders will also be needed, and that can be done 
at home.

		A map and directions for taking public transportation are 
enclosed so that copies may be made for volunteers.

		I agreed to coordinate the San Francisco project because I 
feel that genealogical societies should be involved in works of this 
type. I am also enclosing a sign-up sheet for your meetings and would 
appreciate it if you would put a notice in your newsletter about this. 
The news item should say that volunteers may call the CGS Library during 
the hours they are open to volunteer, (415) 777-9936. 1 am enclosing an 
SASE for the sign-up sheet. Please mention this at as many meetings as 
possible and return the sign-up sheet to me by December 1.

		All societies that furnish volunteers will be included in the 
credits. We hope that some of your members will want to help index the 
1890 San Francisco County Voter Register.


Jane Steiner

P.S. My phone number is (510) 283-0867.

The Bookshelf

Seven new additions to the LAGS Library are described briefly in this 
issue. The small etchings between reviews are furbelows from "The History 
of Mendocino County, California."


History of Mendocino County, California. First published in 1880 by 
Alley, Bowen and Co. Reprinted in 1967 by the Mendocino County Historical 
Society. 799 pages, of which 123 are for addenda added in 1967; 6 x 9 
inches, hard cover, 410 biographies, 67 portraits. Donated to the LAGS 
Library by Phyllis Houlding.

Mendocino to us brings to mind wild and beautiful coastlines, redwoods, 
the Skunk Train, counter-culture, and "Murder She Wrote" in Cabot Cove. 
To the residents of that area in 1880 the coast meant not beauty but 
money, as witnessed in the introduction to this history: "[The county] 
has about one hundred miles of coast line, along which there are a host 
of bights, bays and landings which add much to the prosperity of the 
section, as they afford ample opportunity for exporting all the products 
of that portion of the county."

History of Mendocino County, California is a hefty book, over two inches 
thick. I agree with the modern reprinters of this book that it, "like 
others of its type which flourished in the American West in the late 
1800s, has often been dismissed by historians as a 'Mug Book,' - and yet 
the years have proven the value of such books in the preservation of 
information and data that would otherwise have been totally lost." Even 
if you are skeptical of every word in the puffed-up biographies, you may 
find in them important clues to lead you back further in time.

Many historical societies have sponsored the reprinting of old county 
histories, but few have added such an extensive update as in this one. On 
the other hand, many reprints have an added every-name index to the whole 
book - this one unfortunately lacks an index to either the old or the new 

The first of the biographies added during the reprinting describes its 
subject as follows: "He was soft spoken, of few, but powerful words, 
pleasing in manner, gracious in hospitality, and with all, a true 
gentleman." What was the man's name? George Anderson, of course!


Texas State Library Circulating Genealogy Duplicates List. 1992. 
Published by, and donated to LAGS by, the Texas State Library, Austin, 
TX. 92 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, soft cover.

Approximately 1400 genealogy books and films available on interlibrary 
loan from the Texas State Library. Texas is heavily favored, of course, 
but many of the titles in this list are from elsewhere. LAGS members 
wishing to order from this list must go through a public library having 
interlibrary loan privileges.


Vital Records of Rye, New Hampshire: A Transcript of the Births, 
Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths in this town to the year 1890. 1992. By 
Kathleen E. Hosier. Published by Heritage Books, Inc., 1540-E Pointer 
Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20176. 335+vi pages, 5 x 8 inches, soft cover, 
self-indexed. $25. Donated to LAGS by the publisher.

Rye, New Hampshire, as it is now known, was first settled in 1635. It was 
originally part of Portsmouth, New Castle and Hampton, New Hampshire, but 
was separated in 1726. Records in this compilation start in 1720. They 
have been assembled from civil, private and church documents.

The most interesting section of this book is the reconstituted census of 
1790. Up through 1840, the federal censuses recorded personal names only 
for heads of households - other family members were listed only by age 
bracket and sex. Ms. Hosier has taken that minimum information for Rye 
and, using all of the data she has compiled from other sources, developed 
a complete full-name inventory of all residents in 1790. The synthesized 
census includes places of birth and baptism, dates, spouses' names, 
parents' names, list of children's names and their birth dates, ages, and 


Grier of San Francisco, Builder in the West and his Family, 1878-1988. 
1989. By William M. Grier, Jr. Published by Grier & Company, Suite 300, 
825 E. Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80218. 320 + xxxi pages, 6 x 9 inches, 
hard cover, photos, pedigree charts, index. Price not given. Donated to 
LAGS by the author.

William Milton Grier, Sr. really was a builder, as the title of this book 
states. He was a construction entrepreneur during the boom days of west 
coast growth before the depression. Then he came down with the crash of 
1929, which ruined his health as well as his fortune. His son has 
published this handsome, well-written, well-documented book in his 

Also in the book, and actually occupying more than half of it, are 
biographies and genealogies of dozens of the author's relatives, blood 
and in-law, and an extensive autobiography.

The chances of finding anything of value for your own genealogy in a 
family history chosen at random are pretty slim. That is why the LAGS 
Library does not purchase family histories. However, there is much of 
non-genealogical interest in Grier of San Francisco for LAGS members, 
since the prime locale involved is our own Bay Area. Even closer to home, 
it turns out, is Grier's connection to Pleasanton; in the early 1900s he 
became friends with Phoebe Apperson Hearst, and often visited her estate, 
"Hacienda del Pozo de Verona," at what is now Castlewood. Her friendship 
did not hurt his career.

I did a double take when I scanned one of the pedigree charts in this 
book, and the name "Yoko Ono" jumped out at me. It turns out that the 
author is a second cousin of John Lennon, through their common great-
grand-father, Thomas Patrick Lannon of Strokestown, Roscommon, Ireland. 
Roscommon was also the home turf of the Irish immigrants, Jeremiah Fallon 
and John Murray, who built St. Raymond's church in Dublin.

William M. Grier Jr. is the founder and publisher of "Real Estate West," 
a trade newspaper for the real estate industry. This means he had all the 
expert help he needed in publishing this family history. Even if we don't 
consult the book as a genealogy source, or read it as interesting 
biography, we can use it as a fine model when we prepare to publish our 
own genealogies.


Family Bible Records from Illinois, Volume I. 1990. Compiled by the 
Illinois State Genealogical Society, Springfield. 120 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 
inches, soft cover, full name index. Donated to the LAGS Library by 
Shirley Terry.

A Family Bible is the buried treasure we all hope to find some day in a 
relative's attic. There's something so authentic-seeming about 
inscriptions in a Bible, and something so evocative of "family values" 
(that modern buzz phrase), that you can almost see the Norman Rockwell 
painting of the young couple and their first-born sitting down to write 
their first entry in the sacred book. Even though Bible entries are 
sometimes incomplete and inaccurate, we may find them to be the only 
surviving evidence for some of our ancestral ties.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society Family Bible Record Project as of 
1990 had already collected over 400 records. This volume contains 204 
transcribed records with over 5600 individuals' names. Each record is 
prefixed with a summary of locality information, the name of the 
submitter, and the name of the owner of the Bible. The Illinois State 
Archives and the LDS Library in Salt Lake have photocopies of the 
original inscriptions.

The very first page of this book reprints the inscriptions in an Anderson 
Family Bible. And there I am again: George W. Anderson, born 5 Feb 1849, 
married Susan Goss 21 April 1877, and died 16 Nov 1908. I sure have been 
busy reincarnating!


Ronald A. Bremer's Genealogical Research Seminar: a Transcript. 1984. 
Published by the San Antonio, Texas, Genealogical and Historical Society. 
84 + v pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, soft cover, illustrated, indexed. $20. 
Donated to the LAGS Library by Shirley Terry.

We got a sample of Ronald Bremer's bottomless barrel of genealogical 
facts at the LAGS meeting in July just a few months ago. In his own 
words, he is "leather-lunged" and by his own admission, he normally 
speaks at 190 words per minute with gusts to 250.

Those who heard his talk in July will recognize much of the advice and 
many of the jokes in this book, transcribed from a seminar he gave eight 
years ago! We are lucky to have this transcript, because I was supposed 
to tape record his LAGS talk and I forgot the recorder. His Texas seminar 
was eight hours long, while ours was only two, so obviously there is a 
lot in this book that we didn't hear.

I highly recommend this book, not because it is sound and systematic, 
which it is not, but because it is so full of surprising and memorable 
tips and is so entertaining that a lot of information sticks. A good book 
to pick up when you're bored!


Stamp Out Chaos! Eliminate Confusion! Undated. By Vincent L. Jones. 
Published by Ron Bremer, Salt Lake City. 42 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 
soft cover. $10. Purchased by LAGS.

The entire introduction to this small book reads: "This work is the 
result of a lecture given by Mr. Jones, who is the Dean of American 
Genealogists." It doesn't say who appointed him dean. But the book 
improves rapidly from that point, and in fact, turns into a valuable 
guide on how to get organized, or in other words, how to stamp out chaos 
and eliminate confusion. This book is as sound and systematic as Ron 
Bremer's is not. In fact, the last three pages are devoted to an outline 
of the material, in the form of imperatives, keyed to the page number in 
the narrative text.

When I read this book I recognized how much time I could have saved over 
the past 20 years if I had used Mr. Jones's methods from the beginning. 
He recommends setting up five cross-referenced files: Research Log, 
Enclosure File, Work Sheets, Case History, and Research Outline. By 
working back and forth between these files as new information is added, 
the family history compiles itself in a form that is completely 
documented, easily retrievable, and well-preserved for posterity.

Mr. Jones recommends that the basic objective of genealogical research be 
"To compile a complete, correct family group record for every marriage 
union of a pedigree ancestor." In contrast, he feels that "Many of us are 
oriented to doing research for individuals - pedigree research only. I do 
not believe this is genealogy."

I found much good sense in this book. I felt a few daggers also. One of 
Mr. Jones's battle cries is "Down with spiral notebooks!" Harriet and I 
are up to number 49 in our spiral notebooks now, and I guess it's too 
late to start over. Maybe in my next incarnation!

Even in death you've got to keep up with the Joneses. Here are two 
tombstones side-by-side:


Excerpt from "Ronald A. Bremer's Genealogical Research Seminar: a 

1992/93 Dues

from our exchange newsletters and quarterlies

The first ever source for Polish help has been established in Poland. 
Write to: Genealogical Documentary of Poznan, Poland Wodna 27, Plac 
Gorkow, 67-781 Posnan, Poland.

For help on Armenian ancestry; Armenian Family Heritage Center c/o 
American-Armenian College, 6470 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga, CA.

California State Government no longer will answer requests for birth, 
marriage or death records for family history purposes. The county offices 
can usually supply this information.

Masonic Connections is the source for information on ancestors who might 
have been associated with this organization. Write to the Grand 
Secretary, Box 4147, Springfield, IL 62708

Earmarks and cattle brands, used for identification when California was a 
territory can be found at the Contra Costa Records Office in Martinez.

Family and social history in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland has never 
been easy to research. Now virtually every household in the last 200 
years has been researched, and a research bank of over 17,500 family tree 
sheets has been acquired, together with details of many emigrant families 
in Canada, USA, etc. With this resource it is possible to chart families 
back to the generation born c1750-80, and frequently much farther. Useful 
data to assist in locating ancestors would include the island of origin, 
the place of original emigrant settlement, local census entries, family 
naming patterns, etc. It is important to note that access to this service 
is not free. Fees depend upon the amount of research required. Upon 
receipt of data, you will be advised on estimated fees. Do include 
International Postal Coupons (from the Post Office) with your request. 
Write to: Co Leis Thu, The Old Schoolhouse, Northton, Isle of Harris, 
Scotland PA85 31A.

To help you "Find Your Indian Princess", Traces, Inc., P.O. Box 226B, 
Harrison, AR 72604 is offering a trip to AR, OK, and TX. The dates are 
October 26-29, Little Rock, AR, Talequah, OK, and Fort Worth, Texas. 
Admission to the Cherokee Cultural Center, research time at the Cherokee 
National Historical Society, full day of research at the Federal Records 
Center, Fort Worth, instructions by Native-American Research Specialists, 
complete ground transportation, 3 nights lodging, and some meals --- all 
based on double occupancy.

Records for Sumner County, Tennessee have been found stored away in 265 
boxes in two archives. They contained pre-civil war records dating back 
to 1742. They are being cataloged and indexed and will be made available 
for researching in Sumner County. Some of the records are Poll Tax books 
of 1816-22, listing every family in the above years, bills of sale for 
slaves from 1840-60, 800 original wills, census records for 1830, 40, 50, 
70, and 80, court dockets, deeds, inventories and depositions.

Surnames were not in use in Scandinavian countries until after 1900. 
Children were named using the system of patronymics, thus Hans, the son 
of Neils was Hans Neilson, but Hans' son Soren was Soren Hanson. Peder, 
the son of Soren would be Peder Sorenson. If there was more than one 
Peder Sorenson in the village, then, often the name of the farm he lived 
on would be added, such as, Peder Sorenson Soby (South Farm). Women added 
the name "datter" to her father's name, and did not change it at 
marriage. This system of naming is still used in Iceland.

[At this point, the printed copy of the Roots Tracer reproduces 4 1/4 
pages from the "Great Register, Alameda County, Murray Township, 
Livermore Precinct No.1" from 1896. There are about 220 names with much 
data about the persons. For this online version of the Roots Tracer, the 
data could not be transcribed manually because the effort would have been 
too great, the pages could not be rendered by optical character 
recognition because the printing is too faint, and the pages could not be 
reproduced as images because the file size would be too large for our 
server. The reader is referred to the printed copy of the magazine for 
this data.]


The Bookshelf, LAGS catalog of The Gayle Pipes Memorial Library, has been 
updated and reprinted as of August, 1992. The books in the Library are 
located in the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton 
CA, on shelves dedicated to genealogy.

A copy of The Bookshelf is distributed to all members as a membership 
benefit. It was made available at the September meeting to all attendees. 
If you were not able to attend the meeting, and would like a copy, please 
call Jolene Abrahams at 447-9386. Non-members may order The Bookshelf by 
mail by sending $3.00 to the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society.



The oldest Catholic Church in Alameda County
Old St. Raymond's Church is being restored by community.


In general, information about a LIVING person MAY NOT be released to a 
third party unless the individual has signed a written authorization for 
release. The fact of an individual's death, date of death, and place of 
death or burial may be disclosed to anyone. Any other information, other 
than tax return information, in a DECEASED individual's record MAY BE 
DISCLOSED as long as any information in the record pertaining to other 
living individuals is deleted from the record prior to disclosure.

The Tax Reform Act of 1976 prohibits disclosure of tax return information 
without the consent of the individual to whom the record pertains. This 
prohibition continues even after the death of the individual. Requests 
for tax return information for a deceased individual may be released to 
the legal representative of the estate; surviving relative (spouse, 
parent, child); or heir at law, next of kin, or beneficiary of the 
deceased. Proof of relationship must be provided.

There are two types of SSN application extracts which can be furnished 
upon request. (1) A Numident printout (computer printed record) which 
contains all the information on the original application form except the 
address and signature of the applicant. (2) A microprint (print of the 
microfilmed application form).

Either of these items may be furnished to anyone upon written request and 
confirmation of death where it is not detrimental to the estate and there 
is no invasion of privacy of a living person. There is no charge for 
this service.

To request an extract: Call your local SSA office and request form SSA-
PHOTOCOPY. (Note: see next page) 

The form does not provide a place to indicate which type of extract you 
want, so enter the following on the form: "Request Made Under the 
Freedom of Information Act, Microprint Required, Printout Not 
Sufficient." (This may result in your getting both.) Neither does the 
form include a place to indicate that you are requesting information on a 
deceased individual. It is wise to add a statement that the person is 
deceased. It will take from 4 to 8 weeks to receive a response.

The information requested on the form is the same information a person 
provides when applying for a social security number. The Social Security 
Administration has two major files: numerical (by SSN) and alphabetical 
(by name). If you provide an SSN, the file will be compared with the 
information you provide.

If the SSN is unknown, the name file is checked and the information you 
provide is compared with each person of that name. A score is assigned 
based on which information matches or how closely the information 
matches. For example, if the year of birth is within 5 years it will 
score lower than an exact match, but higher than if they were 10 years 
apart. Then possible SSNs will be identified based on the score.

Someone must look at all the printouts for possible SSNs to determine if 
any is the one you requested. Obviously, the more information you 
provide, the better your chance of getting the information you want. 
After all, there have been about 320 million SSNs assigned since Social 
Security began in 1937, and about 500,000 new numbers are assigned each 

NOTE: Jeanne Tanghe provided this data to LAGS. She added that you 
should only send one request at a time. The reason is that the person on 
the receiving end may not want to tackle several requests! She also told 
me to indicate your relationship to this person.
			David Abrahams


		Before 1850, vacant lots were used to bury bodies or they 
were often left on the beach or under a bush.


		The city designated fifteen acres one mile out on Market 
Street as the official cemetery and named it "Yerba Buena." This site was 
used for the next twenty years.


		An informal burial ground at Second and Market was closed and 
the bodies were moved to Yerba Buena.


		The growing city had reached Yerba Buena Cemetery, so Lone 
Mountain Cemetery was established a safe three miles from downtown. It 
was later renamed "Laurel Hill."


Catholics established the Calvary Cemetery to the east of Lone Mountain.


A Masonic Cemetery was established south of Lone Mountain.


		The Oddfellows established the cemetery to the west of Lone 
Mountain, thus, Lone Mountain was the center of four burial grounds and 
the area was called "The Big Four." About this time the Jewish 
congregation moved their burials from Cow Hollow to two cemeteries near 
Mission Dolores.


		The city purchased 200 acres for a new cemetery on the bluffs 
above Land's End.


		Three thousand bodies were removed from the Yerba Buena 
cemetery to the newly established Golden Gate Cemetery. At this time 
Market Street extended westward to the Yerba Buena site, and then on to 
the Big Four. During these years the Western Addition filled with Italian 
row houses and Laurel Hill was twice reduced for building sites.


		The city prohibited further burials in the Mission Dolores 
and Jewish cemeteries.


		The city of Colma, south of the city boundary, was chosen for 
a new Catholic cemetery and was named "Holy Cross."


		The nondenominational cemetery, Cypress Lawn, was developed 
by San Francisco business men at Colma.

		The city supervisors prohibited further burials in the city 


		City supervisors were granted permission to use Golden Gate 
Cemetery as a park. Mausoleums and tombstones were removed and disposed 
of down a convenient ravine at Land's End. Those bodies that were not 
removed were covered over and the area became the Lincoln Park Golf 


		All remaining burials were ordered out of the city.


		During this time the Masonic Cemetery was purchased as a site 
for the University of San Francisco --- the Oddfellows cemetery was 
vacated--Calvary and Laurel Hill overseers resisted, but with no income 
for upkeep, they both reverted to sand and scrub. The vaults were 
vandalized and the mausoleums were occupied by tramps.


		Again the city supervisors demanded that all bodies be 
removed and the decision was upheld by the voters.


		Exhumation was started but was stopped by WWII.


		By now the exhumation was completed. Records of the WPA show 
that Charles HARVEY, the contractor who built Candlestick Park, was paid 
80 cents a ton to dispose walls, crypts and markers into the Bay. This 
area became the Marine Yacht Harbor jetty. Other broken tombstones were 
used for retaining walls in Buena Vista Park. Calvary Cemetery became the 
site of the Sears Building, Kaiser Hospital, and a housing development. 
Laurel Hill was replaced by more housing, a shopping center, and the 
Fireman's Fund Building.


		The small cemeteries at Mission Dolores and the Presidio are 
the only ones in the city. One and a half million San Franciscans are 
buried at Colma. A mass grave at Cypress Lawn contains 35,000 nameless 
pioneers removed from Laurel Hill. Levi STRAUSS is buried at the Home of 
Peace, Wyatt EARP at the Hills of Eternity, Emperor NORTON at Woodlawn 
Cemetery, and ISHI is at Olivet Cemetery. Colma contains eighteen 
cemeteries of many ethnic groups.

607 Diablo Road
Danville, California 94526-2801

June 21, 1992

Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 901
Livermore, California 94551


		For some time I have been working on the births and deaths of 
my ancestors who are buried in the Freitas family plot (Section 8, Row 
4E), St. Augustine's Cemetery, Pleasanton. I am sorry I didn't have this 
information for you when you published your Cemeteries of Pleasanton and 
Dublin in 1990.

		I have written St. Augustine's Church to advise them that I 
will be ordering a marker to be placed on the family plot showing the ten 
names and births and deaths as listed on the attached.

Mildred E. Freitas

Buried in the family plot

Josef Francisco Freitas, Sr. - September 15, 1849 - March 2, 1923
Mary Isabelle King Freitas, wife - November 22, 1860 - September 2, 1915
Annie Lemos King, Grandmother - March 1839 - March 8, 1912
Edward (Eddie) Freitas, son - March 14, 1902 - April 29, 1905
Manuel Joseph Freitas, son - July 20, 1881 - April 10, 1907
George Freitas, son - February 21, 1890 - April 3, 1919
Frank F. Freitas, son - April 9, 1884 - June 5, 1923
Antone Freitas, son - June 13, 1896 - August 11, 1942
Annie Regello Freitas, daughter in law - September 3, 1896 - March 31, 
Serafine Enos, family friend - April 1847 - September 28, 1919



Michael MURRAY, b. ca. 1807, County Roscommon, Ireland and came to CA in 
1846. On 26 February, 1850, Michael was married to Amelia A. NASH in San 
Francisco. They had three children: William, Daniel (bapt. 1853 Mission 
San Jose, died July 1876), and Michael. Amelia died 26 March 1862, Amador 
Valley, Alameda County, California. Michael married secondly, Catherine 
BENSON Thomas, was born October 1866. Would like to know where these 
family members are buried.
	Donald F. FOXWORTHY 510 Overbrook Road, Baltimore, MD 21212-2101


Searching for "roots" in Pennsylvania. David W. Hamilton age 36, and wife 
Polly M. (LOPER) HAMILTON were living in McIntyre township, Lycoming 
County, Pennsylvania in the 1880 census. Their children were Ira J., age 
17; Delmar H., age 15; William C., age 10; David E., age 8; George E., age 5; 
Gertrude, age 3; and twins Myrta and Bert, age 9 months. Who was David's 
father and where was he born?
	Harold FISHBOUGH, R.D. 1, Box 138, Gillett, PA 18925


Seek siblings/descendants of siblings of Edward CAMPIN/CAMPION born 
August 1875 in Chicago. Parents were Edward CAMPIN (born in England) and 
Alice DUVINE (born in NJ). Edward married Veronica COATES in 1906, died 
December 1942 in Chicago. I am Edward's gr-grandaughter. What happened to 
parents of Edward and Alice? Did they have other children?
	Felicia ZIOMEK, 7677 Valley Trails Dr., Pleasanton, CA, 94588-5223


Would like to correspond with anyone with information on Samuel and 
Candace (KELSEY) (WATERMAN) PHILBRICK who were in Cattaragus County, New 
York when their son Franklin was born 20 Jan. 1825. They were later found 
in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin where Samuel died in 1850.
	Ella L. Newbury, P.O. Box 443, Livermore, CA 94551-0443

David & Linda CURRY,
1159 Walnut St., Livermore CA 94550, are looking for

CURRY: Blair and Bedford Co's., PA.
MARKHAM: Santa Clara & Shasta Co's., CA.
BENTON: Shasta Co., CA
THOMPSON: Santa Clara & Shasta Co's., CA.
McGILL: Indiana & Illinois

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