Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

My Great Great Grandfather and Grandmother - John Henry TABELING b: 4 Dec. 1832, Born in Prussia, Germany, d. 1 Aug. 1883. Augusta b. 16 Feb 1841 in Prussia, Germany, d. 1898. Settled in the little towns of McQuady and Cloverport, Kentucky.

They are buried in the old "Old St. Mary of the Woods" cemetery in McQuady, KY. It's an old cemetery that was not taken care of and overgrown with weeds. Old St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church just down the road is now caring for it and it's such a beautiful little cemetery.

I still have a lot of research to do on their lives. I have limited information but have found them both in an 1880 Census. With the help of Mary Ruth Bye and Karen Schafer (Karen is an Archivist for the Hardinsburg Court house) led me to Sister Mary Agnes at the Old St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. I called Sister Mary Agnes and she was so helpful, we exchanged email addresses. She said that when we arrive there, to find her and she would help us.

Our family drove from CA to KY last April to meet my Aunt Virginia, we then rented a van and all drove about an hour and a half from Louisville and hunted for this cemetery. When we arrived at the church, I found Sister Mary Agnes who was more than happy to guide us. She hopped in the van and took us to the cemetery that was down this little one lane road and back behind trees.

There is a new "Old St. Mary of the Woods" cemetery right across from the church, that cemetery also holds several of my TABELING ancestors. The church is very historic and my ancestors were regular parishioners (another post on the history of the church later). This was my first Genealogy trip and a great start towards research on my TABELING line.

Photo Privately held by Gini Webb (address for private use).


Becky Thompson said...

How fascinating! I've never been able to take a trip like that. I'm sure happy for you. You really made it count too! What a wonderful post Gini!

Anonymous said...

Hello Gini,

I found your GINISOLOGY. We keep contact!

Arie Tabeling, The Netherlands

my Heritage Happens said...

Is there a connection?????

Gini said...

Yes!! Arie Tabeling is connected to me, however I am not sure what branch of the tree! We have been in contact and are helping each other with the Tabeling family history! He has done extensive research and I have much to learn from him!