Thursday, May 31, 2007

More On Highland Cemetery

I just finished making a spread sheet of the Highland Cemetery Map. I had to scan it in and manipulate the image to be able to read some of the writing of names. Over the years some had faded, light ink etc. I was able to read most of them. unfortunately other than the date of the map none of the plots are dated, well except for the relatively new ones.
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7 comments:

Tom said...

I'm interested in learning more about the history of Holdingford. My maternal great grandfather Henry Simpson was a hotelier there at the turn of the century. I know little about the family's time there, but do know the eventually moved to St Paul (by 1930)

Tom said...

Correction his name was Henry (Henrich) Sandkamp and was married to Katherine (nee Rensing), who both emigrated from Germany. They had nine children at the time they lived there.

Mike said...

Tom thanks for the comments, we'll see if we can find some information for you.

Owl said...

In the 1950's there was living across the two river bridge on the south side of the road a Mr. Tony Sandkamp. Mr. Sandkamp was a painter -- interiors. His home as I recall was the first house on the left leaving town. I am not sure of the spelling of either the first name or the surname, but I recall the name, and his house. Barry

Mike said...

Thanks for the info Barry. Are you referring to the little house next to the bridge on the east side of the river and on the south side of the road ?

Owl said...

Hi Mike -- I recall that Sandkamp's house was up the hill - if you can call it a hill about a block or more West from the river on the South side of the road. The road was gravel. I recall the house as being a large farm house. I was a kid so distance and size can be distorted. Barry

mike said...

OK, that has to be the Meier farm, the house is about a block west of the river.