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In the year 1877, the old Wisner Cemetery rested in the heart of Elmira New York, “deteriorated, and appearing as though it had no care for many years.” The citizens of the town had determined that it was an eyesore, and were ready to repurpose the land for a community park. The town council evaluated the situation, and prepared to remove the bodies to the town’s newer Woodlawn Cemetery. Several descendants of my 8x-great-grandfather Peter Mathews had originally been buried in the Wisner…

Ralph Christian Sr