A good friend is one who you have never met, but a friend none-the-less who will take their time to do something special for you. That is Annmarie. We first became acqainted on facebook, now we are friends on blogger.
Joseph Roesch is my great, great uncle, (1836-1905). His father, Mathias, sent him to America in 1853 so his son wouldn't be forced to join the German military. Joseph was the first Roesch family member to sail to America at the age of 16. He settled in Wurtsboro, New York.
Annmarie, who lives in NY was kind enough to make a trip over to the Sylvan Cemetery to take pictures for me. Then she mailed them and wouldn't accept any reimbursement for her time or postage. The extra mile was when I received a box. I opened it up and was quite surprised. She enclosed this letter.
Enclosed you'll find the pinecone and pine needles/branch I found on your ancestor's grave. I want you to feel like you were there. Happy Easter! Annmaire