GUALALA CEMETERY

REDWOOD COAST LAND CONSERVANCY

Welcome to the Gualala Cemetery project! We are proud to support the work of the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy as they work to restore the Gualala Pioneer Cemetery.  The Gualala Cemetery has always been a private cemetery, previously owned by the Gualala Mill, and passed along through the landowners over the past hundred years. Not all of the burials are known, as many are unrecorded and missing headstones.  The current cemetery plot map can be viewed here

 

The projects we are actively working on are:

Minnie Briones

Charles Christiansen (1865-1891)

EJ Bergreen (1856-1883)

Schultze Family Plot: Amalia Schultze (1831-1895), Lewis R. Schultze (1868-1886), Lila Schultze (1897-1903), and William T Schultze (1872-1911). There is an active DNA research project for this family.

WERE YOU CONTACTED BY US?

If you received a phone call, email, or direct message regarding the Gualala Cemetery project, our researchers have identified you as a potential descendant or family member of someone buried in the cemetery.  The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy is in the process of restoring the cemetery and creating a  digital archive accessed by QR Code to memorializing those buried in the Gualala Cemetery. You can learn more about the project, volunteer to help with cemetery restoration, or contribute to the cemetery by clicking here.

PROGRESS REPORT:

The Gualala Cemetery project is an active and ongoing research project. Projects will be added to this list as they begin.  Here is the current progress report on all of the memorials in progress and completed:

Berntson / Benson / Berntsen Family:

A full research report was completed, including expanding the family tree that local lore had provided information on three children, but documentary evidence provided there was seven. There are no living descendants of this family, but their connections to Northern California's timber industry are fascinating.

  • Research Journal

  • Online Memorial at the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy website (coming soon!)

Lowrey Family:

A full research report was completed, including extensive migration and land record analysis, that traced this family from Missouri, to California's Gold Country, and then to Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Descendants of the family were located who provided additional information and photographs.

  • Research Journal

  • Online Memorial at the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy website (coming soon!)

Schultze Family:

This project is actively being researched through documentary and genetic genealogy (at the request of the family).  For information in participating in the genetic genealogy project, click here.  If you are a member of the Schultze family with photographs and / or family information that you would like to contribute to the project, please contact us.

Pedotti Family:

A limited research report was completed for this family. If you are a member of the Pedotti Family with photographs and / or family information that you would like to contribute to the project, please contact us.

Ciapusci Family:

A limited research report was completed for this family. If you are a member of the Ciapusci Family with photographs and / or family information that you would like to contribute to the project, please contact us.

James Curtis Field (1843-1897):

A full research report was completed, including analysis of conflicting documents for James, and his wife, Josephine Daniels Field. Two natives of Cheshire County, New Hampshire.  The project is awaiting additional materials from descendants of James C. Field's siblings who were identified through our research.

Nicholas Horton (1839-1885):

Initial research was completed, and our team was able to successfully identify a direct descendant of Nicholas Horton, who was able to provide additional research and photographs.

Ludvig Peter Kjeldsen (1871-1889)

The initial research report was completed, and our team was able to successfully identify a direct descendant of a sibling of Ludvig Kjeldsen, who was able to provide additional research and a photograph.

Frank and Nancy Poggi

A full research report was completed, including document analysis, for Frank and Nancy Poggi. The project is complete, however there are additional avenues of research that could be explored if you are a descendant. Thank you to the Healdsburg Museum for providing supporting information for the project.

  • Research Journal

  • Online Memorial at the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy website

Mary McCarty Reynolds Tongue

A full research report was completed, including document analysis, for Mary McCarty Reynolds Tongue. While living descendants were known prior to the project start, additional family members were identified. The project is complete however there are additional avenues of research that could be explored if you are a descendant.

  • Research Journal

  • Online Memorial - at the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy website

The following memorials are complete, with research provided by the families:

Byrne Family

Hitchcock Family

Ward Family

 

Who We Are

Anchored Genealogy is a division of Venone Public Relations LLC.  We are provide genealogical and historical research, genetic genealogy (DNA research), and produce digital and multi-media projects related to genealogy. 

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