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|
Kev, ya did good. But look a little better at ST.Casimir
and you will find Our other Grand Parents ,Your Great Grand Parents . DZIAGWA .They are down in the middle bottom around the curve. I took Kelli and Mom there and showed then last year. Here this will help .
So funny you did this. I was working up there last week and i got to have lunch with my grand parents. Kinda weird i know but i loved it. Got to talk to them on my own terms.
It's good to know someone got's your back
Mom, definitely give me all of the information you have and I'll get the pictures.
Dad, I did find the Dziagwa graves and took pictures. I figured they were probably related, but didn't know how. I'll have to add them to this page.
Oooooo, two more!!! Thanks!
Your missing my mother Mary (Sears)Slonka, Matilda(zeralski)Slonka and Josaphine ( Mandragoc)Slonka and Sophie(Barcheski)Slonka. My spelling of the Polish names leaves a lot to be desired. Sorry,
Do you know where they are and an approximate location? I'll gladly take a trip to find them.
My grandparents (Pappy's mom & dad) are buried in the cemetery next to St. Benedict in Geistown. My other grandparents (Grandma's mom & dad) are buried in Mundy's Corner next to Pike Grace Brethern Church. You should go check them out. I'll have to give you the names.