A little over two years ago, Al Hosbach e-mailed me and offered to send me some cemetery transcriptions and baptism lists which he had received from an elderly acquaintance, Mrs. Beulah Gangaware. He told me that Beulah was "getting up there in age," and hated to think that all the genealogical information she had gathered over the years would simply be discarded when she died.
I expected a few pages from Beulah, via Al. Instead, what I got were numerous one-inch thick (or more) envelopes. These envelopes contained about 35 cemetery listings in Warren and Sussex Counties which I've already posted on this web site. There were church baptism lists, membership lists, and much more. I still have, waiting to be typed, a file box full of cemetery lists and/or baptisms from Hunterdon County, Morris County, and from Pennsylvania.
Beulah Gangaware died on February 18, 2002. Al Hosbach sent me her obituary which I've retyped below. I know Al told her that we were able to share her information with a lot of people via the internet. I've gotten e-mail from as far away as New Zealand, from people searching for their roots. She certainly found a way to share her life's genealogical work!
February 25, 2002
Feb 19, 2002
Beulah E. Gangaware,
was a bookkeeper
Beulah E. "Boots" Gangaware, 90, of Rick Road, Alexandria Township, died Monday, Feb. 18, in her home.
At one time she was a clerk in the medical records department at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington. She also was a bookkeeper at the former Moskin's Clothing Store in Easton.
Born March 5, 1911, in Lopatcong Township, she was a daughter of the late James and Jennie Beers Stout. She resided in Alexandria Township for the past 46 years.
She was a member of Everittstown United Methodist Church.
She was a 1929 graduate of Phillipsburg High School and a graduate of Churchman Business School.
She was a member of the Hunterdon County Historical Society. She was a member of the Peggy Warne Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution National Society and the New Jersey Genealogical Society.
She is survived by two sons, Terrence E. of Milford and Kenneth D. of Rifle, Colo.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, Frank, Norman, Walter and Leroy; and a sister, Mary Fitzer, died earlier.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rupell Funeral Home, 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg. Call from 1 p.m. Thursday to time of services in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Phillipsburg.
The family requests memorials
to the Association of Retarded Citizens, Hunterdon County unit, 1322 State
Route 31, Annandale, NJ 08801.