Who is "St. Stan's Gravefinder"?
Saint Stanislaus Cemetery Burials & Gravestones

Saint Stanislaus Cemetery Burials and Gravestones

Hello & Welcome, I am Barbara Noreck Ruppert. I’ve compiled this collection of images & maps of the Saint Stanislaus R.C. Cemetery located just outside of Buffalo, New York to help you to reconnect with lost loved ones. Over the past few years, I have photographed and mapped the headstones as well as indexed 93,000 burials so far. This website is only meant as a guide. I do not have access to St. Stanislaus 3×5 cards that may contain additional information that are filed inside the office. I have not updated burials per section once I have finished photographing an area. Death certificates tell you exactly which cemetery your ancestors are buried at and is always the best reference. I began my fascinating journey working on my own family’s genealogy. Genealogists always end up looking for gravestones in order to find every tidbit of information on past family members.                       

The most motivating factor in creating this project was how blessed I felt to have been given a second chance at a better life after healing from a back injury. Joe Stypa a P.T. who first treated my injuries. Next, Dr. Castiglia, a neurosurgeon who addressed my all of my back injuries has allowed me to help others. I am grateful everyday now that my ability to function and walk normally has been restored.  I am now helping others who are physically impaired to see their ancestors stones. I chose St. Stanislaus Cemetery for my project because 5 generations of my Polish/German ancestors are buried there. The couple who began it all, Franciszek Nurek, Nórek who was born in Pogutkin Germany (now Pogótki Poland) immigrated to Vevango, PA. and then onto Buffalo, NY.  Frank’s oldest son John, my great-grandfather, born in Pinschin Germany (now Pinczyn Poland), immigrated with his wife to live in Buffalo, and this is how my story began. I hope everyone enjoys my project! Disclaimer: Saint Stanislaus Cemetery is not responsible for any errors in transcriptions. Please use the "contact me" page to let me know if there are any corrections that may need updating. Only transcription mistakes will be changed. All given and surname spellings as well as dates found in the burial ledger will remain the same.