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carolynne park (#46814233)
 member for 10 years, 9 months, 7 days
Cheryl jones
RE: Anna mary west pennypacker
Thank you! Cheryl

Added by Cheryl jones on May 22, 2016 8:20 PM

Cheryl jones
Anna mary west pennypacker
May I use your photo of her stone on my ancestry tree? I would greatly appreciate it!

Added by Cheryl jones on May 17, 2015 7:37 PM

Peter Wilson
improper grave site reference and photo
Carolynne, My wife and I were shocked and angered when we came upon your posting for our son Jeremy Peter Wilson and wanted to advise you that as the funeral announcement stated (and you also posted on the site), our son is buried at St. Peter's Pikeland United Church of Christ cemetery in Chester Springs, not the Pikeland Friends burial ground. The photo of the gravesite is also incorrect and does not appear to be at St. Peters. Out of respect for our son's memory, please correct or remove this reference immediately.

Added by Peter Wilson on Jul 21, 2014 4:51 PM

Bill Wright
Pikeland Friends Burial
I notice several requests for location but don't see replies. can you tell me where this cemetery is? I looked on Route 113 at Hare Hill Road southeast corner as recommended but didn't see anything there. There is no SE corner since the road deadends here.

Added by Bill Wright on Aug 21, 2013 1:40 PM

Bill Walton
Pikeland Friends
Carolynne I noticed you put a photo on the Pikeland Friends Cemetery do you have or can place a map location on the cemetery page. I can't seem to map it


Added by Bill Walton on Jun 08, 2013 8:16 PM

Jeff Harvey
Keota and Phoenixville
I have some pretty interesting things, if you'd like to PM me, I can share them with you. My mother is the same age as Marguerite would have been, and was born and raised in Mont Clare. We had a Phoenixville address, but I went to Great Valley Schools. Lots of history and things I can share with you!!

Added by Jeff Harvey on Mar 28, 2012 4:07 AM

Jeff Harvey
Marguerite Keota
Hello! Thank you SO MUCH for the picture of Marguerite's stone!! I'm formerly from Phoenixville and visited her many MANY years ago - - - so nice to have this added to her memorial! Thanks again!!!

Added by Jeff Harvey on Mar 27, 2012 5:49 PM

Erin Wiggle
We must be close to each other! I went to go do a pic at Methacton & saw you got it already. last few days were great for Find A Grave hunts! We should met up and tackle some of the local cemeteries. Im literally right next door to Bethel hill Cem.

Added by Erin Wiggle on Feb 08, 2012 3:53 PM

RE: B. Fussell
I took B. Fussell off of Rebecca Bond as her spouse due to your message.

Added by Marigay on Aug 28, 2010 10:34 PM

Barry Veverka-Brownlie
Meserlins and Blums

This is Barry Veverka-Brownlie.

We have communicated in the past.

I have created a tree in that includes 500+ members of my extended family.

As you may recall, I am the son of June Elizabeth Meserlin.

I have discovered that Francois Meserlin spelled his last name Messerlin on a citizenship document in France in 1872.

I'd like to invite you to view my tree as a guest.

I need your current email address to complete the invitation. Hopefuly, you still have my contact information.

I think you know how to navigate around once you log in as my guest.

If you have any questions or input, please feel free to contact me.


Added by Barry Veverka-Brownlie on May 05, 2010 9:17 AM

Pikeland Friends Burial Ground
Hi Carolynne,
When visiting the Pikeland Fiends Burial Ground did you see or record the headstones for John Ingram, Susanna Leatham Ingram, William Ingram, or Mary Hannah Eachus Ingram?

Added by John on Feb 10, 2010 12:19 PM

Barbara Rightnour
did you take pictures of the tombstones there?

Ingram's Pikeland Friends Cemetery

Added by Barbara Rightnour on Jul 24, 2009 9:40 AM

Barbara Rightnour
RE: East Pikeland Cemetery
thanks I'll try to fid it

Added by Barbara Rightnour on Jul 24, 2009 8:47 AM

Barbara Rightnour
where is Pikeland Friends Burial grounds? The Road

Added by Barbara Rightnour on Jul 24, 2009 7:48 AM

RE: Grave search
b. 1675 d. Nov. 17, 1756 Simon Hadley I'm looking for the location of the cemetery (Pikeland Friends Burial Grounds) and grave where Simon Hadley is buried.

Added by Pumbaa on May 26, 2009 8:00 PM

Hello Carolynne,
I'm looking for the cemetery and grave of "1675, Ireland
Death: Nov. 17, 1756
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA"

Added by Pumbaa on May 26, 2009 7:46 AM

East Pikeland Cemetery, PA
Do you have an address and/or location of the East Pikeland Cemetery in PA??

Added by Pumbaa on May 24, 2009 7:56 PM

Dan Oh
David Bahus
Carolyn: I hope you don't mind. When I saw your photo of this stone, it was a sin that this man who served and died in Europe did not have a proper military brass medallion to hold his flag. I acquired one from the CC Veterans Affairs office and shot a new photo. I do much appreciate your photo, and I seldom go over the Phoenixville; however, under the circumstances this man deserved the trip. I hope I have not offended your kindness.

Added by Dan Oh on Mar 31, 2009 9:54 AM

Dan Oh
David Bahus
Carolynne: Thank you for the photo. David is on the Chester County Hall of Heroes and with your permission I would like to submit your tombstone image to that site. Below is the url and story behind David's service and death. Elizabeth Toth is his mother, according to the article on the web site. Your effort is much appreciated by the findagrave community and the military community paying honor to this fallen veteran. Dan Lindley

David Bahus was born in 1923. He was the 21-year-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Louis Toth, Sr., residing at 224 Walnut Street in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. In addition to his mother and step-father, Louis Toth Sr., Sgt. Bahus was survived by three brothers in the service. They are Cpl. Joseph Bahus, who served in the Pacific; Pvt. Andrew Bahus, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Carl Bahus, European Theater, and a step-brother, Cpl. Joseph Toth, England. Additional survivors not in the service included a sister, Betty, and a brother John, and another stepbrother, Wilmer Toth, formerly of the U. S. Army.
David enlisted in the Army on July 23, 1942, and received his basic training at Camp Mackall, N. C. He volunteered for paratroop training and received training to Camp Toccoa, Ga. David was assigned to Company A (Able), 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. (The HBO 10 hour mini series "Band of Brothers" is the story of E (Easy) Company, 506th PIR.)
In November, his unit was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia for actual parachute training. David qualified for parachute wings after his fifth jump, on December 19, 1942.
In June 1943, the 506th PIR was attached to the 101st Airborne Division. The entire division embarked on two ships leaving New York Harbor on September 5, 1943 for transport to England. The 506th embarked aboard the SS Samaria, a Cunard Line Ocean liner converted to a troop ship.
Able Company spent the next 9 months stationed in the village of Aldbone, Wilshire, England, training for D-Day.
The entire 101st (and 82nd) Airborne Division was assigned to participate in the liberation of Europeľ code named "Overlord". David's Division was to parachute at night behind "Utah" beach in Normandy, an integral part of the Overlord plans, code named "Operation Chicago". They were to secure the beach exits and prevent German Reinforcements from arriving. The 506th PIR objective was to secure the two southern beach exits, on the Coutentin Peninsula. 1st Battalion was was to take Pouppeville, and secure Utah Beach Exit #1.

On the early morning hours of Tuesday June 6, 1944, David embarked with his squad on a C-47 Transport aircraft (military version of a DC-3) for D-Day. Because of the weight and amount of the equipment they wore (often 100 pounds), each man had to be helped to stand up, and to board the transport. The aircraft left the field at 1 a.m. to head for France. Low clouds and devastating anti aircraft fire damaged or destroyed a number of aircraft, and the huge formation of aircraft was broken and off course. Many of the men jumped missing their targets, but small groups joined and improvised to achieve their objectives. Of the 81 Transports carrying the 506th into battle, only 10 dropped on their target area. Most of those 10 aircraft carried David's Battalion.
The story of their heroic success on June 6th is well known. David's unit, despite heavy casualties, continued to advance and liberate France.
In September, David's unit was involved in Operation Market Garden, a massive parachute jump into the Netherlands to capture bridges into Germany. The concept was to parachute deep behind enemy lines as an end run around the flanks of the heavily defended German lines in France. This operation was conceived by British Field Marshall Montgomery, as an attempt to shorten the war. However, the operation was a complete failure, as the bridges were too far from the supply lanes, and infantry could not break through to the bridges. The movie "A Bridge Too Far" describes a portion of this operation. It was during this operation, on Sept 17, 1944, that David was injured during a jump. He was hospitalized in France and returned to duty on October 4, 1944.
On December 16th The Germans mounted a massive offensive driving deep into the thinly spread allied lines in an attempt to split allied forces and to encircle them. This became known as the Battle of the Buldge. Bastogne, Belgium was a strategic crossroad town that had to be held by the Allies at all costs. The 101st Airborne Division was rushed in by trucks to reinforce this city, before it was surrounded.
On December 18th, David's Battalion (1st Battalion, 506th PIR) embarked on 13 50-man trucks to be transported 107 miles to Bastogne, arriving just before 5 a.m. They were rushed into battle low on ammunition, and with no cold weather clothing during one of the coldest winters in years. David's Battalion was assigned the job of reinforcing the nearby town of Noville, which commanded a major road to Bastogne. Noville was held by elements of a surrounded armor unit, holding against an onslaught of heavy German Armor and infantry.
On December 19th, David's unit was able to breach the German lines to reinforce the town, despite a heavy counterattacks. They held the city for two days of intense combat, and were ordered to withdrawal back to Bastogne, when it became obvious they could not hold against the massive assaults.
On December 20th, David was Wounded in Action, probably by artillery fire. According to the Battalion official report,
"It was impossible to take care of all the wounded in the two aid stations. Our medical officer and several of the aid men were badly wounded."
Sergeant David Bahus Died Of Wounds on December 26, 1944 in Belgium.
On January 14, 1945, his mother received a telegram stating David, "died in wounds inflicted in a battle in France." According to this telegram, he died on December 26, the day after Christmas.
The body was initially interred in a temporary military cemetery, but was returned to the States aboard the U.S.S. Army Transport Barney Kirschaum in 1949. The remains were transferred to the George J. Ennis funeral home, 223 Second Avenue Phoenixville. Services were held on March 24, 1949, at the Hungarian Reformed Church at 3rd and Main St. (Today Parkside United Church of Christ). Interment was at Morris Cemetery on Nutt Rd. (Rt. 23) with full military honors.

Added by Dan Oh on Mar 19, 2009 5:20 AM

John T. Chiarella
Photo of the grave of Emily Merrick
You have my sincere thanks and my deepest respect for your remarkable response,determination,local knowledge, and spirit of cooperation that you have demonstrated in tracking down and photographing this grave.


John T. Chiarella (12038633)

Added by John T. Chiarella on Jan 23, 2009 12:49 PM

Mike O
William Deery at Vincent
Thank you very much for your time to take the photos and place them on the memorial site.
Mike O

Added by Mike O on Jan 06, 2009 2:50 PM

Sarah Coates
I'm not related to them, but am trying to sort out the Coates person I am related to, so I'm becoming very familiar with them all. There is a nice website that lists mosts Coates ( There is a Sarah Coates who would be his Aunt born in 1791 (death date not listed).

Added by lam on Oct 19, 2008 9:57 AM

John H. Coates
Hello Carolynne,

You have a tombstone listed for John H. Coates, b=unknown, d=unknown 26 years old

He was born in 1825, and died in 1852. He was the son of Aquila Coates and Rachel Pidgeon Coates.

Added by lam on Oct 18, 2008 8:20 PM

Ginger Meyer
Ellmaker Tombstones
Thank you so much for taking the time to write down the inscriptions and photograph the tombstones of Leonard and Elizabeth Ellmaker. I am older and live in Iowa so this may be the only way I get to see them. The photographs you took are wonderful and mean alot to me and my family. Thank you again. I hope you volunteers for findagrave know how much your efforts are appreciated.

Added by Ginger Meyer on Sep 25, 2008 8:36 PM


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