Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bartos in Salladasburg Cemetery

We made the drive to Salladasburg on January 30th.  It's about an hour away from where we live, but only another 30 minutes past our dentist, so after our dentist appointments we headed over this way.

Fair warning- there are no cell towers in this area.  No 3g.  No bars.  

The cemetery is easy to find - you will see it up on your right as you head into town.  We drove right past, so turned down into town to go back to it, and passed Cohick's Trading Post

I suggested, as we drove past, that we stop here for lunch, but Dan joked that he prefers not to eat at Restaurants that advertise Live Bait for sale in the window.  :-)

We went on to the cemetery, and walked row by row.. finding NO Bartos at all.  

So we drove back to Cohick's, to ask about other cemeteries.  There we found not only a delicious lunch, but a table of locals who liked to talk, and were very informative!  One of them was a descendant of William and Mary Hollick, and he said to look on the back of the Hollick stone, that on the back it says "Bartos".

They told us that in 1940 this cemetery was moved to it's current location.  

Back view of the Hollick Stone above, simply says "Barto".  

We headed back up to the cemetery, and found a bunch of Bartos - I can't beleive we missed them the first time?  But if we had found them the first time, I would have never talked Dan into going back to eat at "the bait shop" (they sell guns in the back too - it's truly and awesome place).

The Hollick/Barto stone is right at the edge of the woods.  In the tree line, under some brambles, are the following stones which must go with this Barto side:

I'm tracking this family here:
(would love to find how they are connected to our Samuel, who is buried nearby, and also how they connect to the Hollick's on the reverse side of this stone)

The larger Barto monument is closer to the driveway off to the left, near the building, also up close to the tree line.  There is one 4 sided monument, and smaller stones in the ground around it.

Side One - 
Frances F. wife of S.G Willits
Daug. Of SA H Barto
Died Feb 6 1881
Aged 25 years 5 M & 11D

Side Two - 
William Barto
Nov. 24 1889
36 yrs 8M & 19D
Weep Not, He is at Rest
A. A. Barto 
Died Aug 26, 1891
Aged 31 yrs 4M & 11 D
at rest
(AA Barto is - Barto, Alpheus Abner b. Apr. 15, 1857 d. Aug. 26, 1891)

Side 3
Gone To Rest
Viola A.
Wife of 
Abner A. Barto
Aug. 3 1883
28 Yrs 4M & 11D

(making her birthday March 23, 1855)

Side 4
Samuel Barto
July 22 1884
84 yrs, 6M, & 22d.
daug. of SA & H Barto
Died July 22 1869

Born Dec 25 1825
Died Sept 5, 1904
78 Yrs, 8M, &10D

wife of SA Barto
(unreadable and under ground, but she was born Nov. 10, 1826
Died Jan. 5, 1900- maiden name Dieffenbacher)

Samuel A.
son of
E.E. & Mary Barto

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking time to visit and post these pics. Samuel A Barto and Henrietta Dieffenbacher are my 3x-great grandparents.