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Tombstone Tuesday | Russell Ormsbee

Russell Ormsbee

Russell M. Ormsbee was born in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY on October 23, 1908.

He was the family “publicity man”. Early in life, he developed the habit of making records and preserving them, and inspiring his descendants to do the same. I take that inspiration to heart and owe him a lot of gratitude! It’s also neat that the name “Russell” is a prominent name in my recent family, being used in the last four generations, beginning with my grandfather.

He died on June 20, 1892 and is buried in the Ormsbee Family Cemetery, near Porter Corners, in Saratoga Co.

*This photo was taken by a Find A Grave volunteer

Joseph and Sadie Voiland – Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca Co., WI

My great grandparents, Joseph and Sadie (Romond) Voiland arrived in New York City from France on May 27, 1857, only a couple of months after they were married. They traveled to Buffalo, and remained there until passage through the Great Lakes could be obtained.  They finally arrived in Little Wolf Township, Waupaca Co., WI in December of 1857.

An 1889 plat map shows the 80 acre Joseph Voiland farm a mile or two east of Bear Lake in Royalton Township, Waupaca Co.  They sold the farm in 1903 and moved to the village of Royalton.

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After Sadie’s death in 1908, Joseph moved to Clintonville, Waupaca Co. and lived with his daughter’s family. Joseph and Sadie are buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manawa, Waupaca Co.

Our family name of “Voiland” was change to “Weller”. More about that can be read here.



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