Journey To The PastOn March 18th I went on a little scavenger hunt. I thought it would be nice to have pictures of the gravestones of the deceased members of my family so I went three local cemeteries to find the graves. I had only known the location of my grandparents' grave at Armagh Cemetery prior to this point. Through the Internet I was able to find exact locations and maps for Grandview Cemetery (http://grandviewjohnstownpa.com/) and what I thought was an exact location at St. Casimir's Cemetery (http://www.camgenpa.com/db/cemetery/cemList.php?cem=156). As it turns out, there is no map of St. Casimir's Cemetery that I could find. It is obviously divided into sections based on the records, but I had no idea what was what. I ended up walking up and down every single row of the cemetery until I found my great grandparents, who were probably laughing at me because they were right by the entrance.
At any rate, here is all of the information I gathered on my journey.
UPDATE 2013-05-27: On Memorial Day I took a walk through St. Joseph's cemetery in Geistown after the morning mass to find the headstone of my mom's grandparents.
UPDATE 2013-06-04: I took a drive to East Taylor and found my great great aunt & uncle in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mother Cemetery.
Armagh Cemetery, Armagh, PA
|Francis J. Slonka, Sr.||May 19, 1924||August 4, 1992|
|Anna C. (Dziagwa) Slonka||September 23, 1927||April 11, 1994|
St. Casimir's Cemetery, Johnstown, PA
|Jan Slonka||April 15, 1881||November 13, 1933||01|
|Angeline (Ozog) Slonka||July 15, 1894||July 3, 1947||01|
Here lies in sweet peace
Born April 15, 1881
Died November 13, 1933
Asks for a Hail Mary
Asks for prayer
Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, PA
|Edward J. Slonka, Sr.||November 3, 1921||November 14, 1999||800|
|Dorothy M. (McGilvery) Slonka||November 12, 1920||September 27, 2006||800|
|Agnes S. (Skkuner) Slonka||April 11, 1929||July 24, 2006||823|
|Jacob Slonka||March 30, 1915||April 29, 1984||926|
|Agnes V. (Janidlo) Slonka||March 31, 1920||January 9, 1987||926|
Assumption Cemetery, Johnstown, PA
|Walenty Slonka||July 5, 1877||March 25, 1952||L11-13|
|Tekla (Pisula) Slonka||March 25, 1890||October 3, 1972||L11-13|
St. Joseph Cemetery, Johnstown, PA
|Thomas M. Dickert||1893||1972|
|Frances M. Dickert||1899||1973|