About

Saint Stanislaus Cemetery Burials & Gravestones

Hello & Welcome, I am Barbara Noreck Ruppert. I’ve compiled this collection of images & maps of the Saint Stanislaus 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, mapped, the headstones as well as indexed 90,000 burials so far. This is only meant as a guide. I do NOT update burials per section once I have finished the area. Death certificates tell you exactly which cemetery your ancestors are buried at and is 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.

I began to answer requests for “Find A Grave,” and then everything changed. This small idea in 2007 started by taking pictures line by line and began to grow in size, and meaning, as time went on. The most motivating factor in creating this project was how blessed I felt to have been given a second chance at having an active, functioning life, and now I had the physical ability to help others.  To Joe Stypa a P.T.  treated my injuries first and Dr. Castiglia, a neurosurgeon who then addressed my  back injuries I am grateful everyday.  Now that my ability to function and walk normally and has been restored and I am paying forward to help those who cannot walk into a Cemetery. 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 was born in Pogutkin Germany (now Pogótki Poland) immigrated to Vevango, Pa. and then onto Buffalo, NY. with his younger children. 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: My index is a resource for those looking for more information on those buried at Saint Stanislaus Cemetery.  Saint Stanislaus Cemetery is not responsible for any errors in transcriptions. Please use the contact us page to let us 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 ledger will remain the same as listed in St Stanislaus ledgers. Death certificates all include the name of the cemetery a person is buried in. If you have a death certificate listing St Stanislaus on Pine Ridge Rd Cheektowaga as the place of burial and you do not find their name in this index then it could be one of two things….they may be buried in a section that I have not completed or they could be listed on 3×5 cards in the office and not been entered into a ledger.