Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Bryan Winter (#46975843)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 20 days
Del Groves
Jerusalem Reformed Church aka White Oak aka Penryn Cemetery
While searching for Lancaster Co church records, came across a transcription concerning the history of this church: linked from:

Added by Del Groves on Sep 23, 2016 2:40 PM

Judi and Marie
Memorial# 106239405
Thank you for your work and dedication on FIND A
The tombstone on Daniel Fortney shows his birth year is 1817, the picture on his wife Christina shows it very clearly and not 1813, I love it when they get the pictures of the stones, so much info.
Doesn't mean there aren't mistkake, so if you have info on his birth as in 1813 and not 1817 please let us know

Daniel Fortney
Sep 1, 1817
Nov 11, 1899
Wife of
Daniel Fortney
May 15, 1824
Died Apr 15, 1902

Judi and Marie

Added by Judi and Marie on Jul 31, 2016 11:36 AM

Tammie Wright
Absolom Trentham
I am having a difficult time finding actually who is his father. Any help would be appreciated.

Added by Tammie Wright on Jul 15, 2016 3:26 AM

Bob Olsen
Gettis burials in Manor Hill Methodist Cemetery
Just to clarify the Gettis burials in the Manor Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mary Ann and Robert are both children of Patrick and Victoria (if you look more closely at the inscription on Mary Ann's stone it states daughter of P & V (not N). Robert was killed in the Civil War. Elizabeth is listed as the wife of Robert but not the Robert buried there. That Robert is her grandson, but her husband (burial unknown) was also named Robert and they are the parents of Patrick (buried there). Elizabeth was born in Ireland. The US Census report for 1860 lists Elizabeth as "mother" in Patrick's household. IGI listing indicates Elizabeth (Daugherty) and Robert Gettis were the parents of Patrick.

Added by Bob Olsen on Jul 12, 2016 12:05 PM

Vicki Peterson
John D. Winters
Yes, I think I found the reference you mentioned about his being blind and agree with your conclusion that it was probably used as the reason he was in the Stockton Asylum. His eyesight may have been quite diminished but my experience with the commitment records is that physical limitations are usually included and often quite descriptive. Being visually limited could have increased his anxiety and fear about his well being and caused his decline.

My own grandmother spent much of her life in a Missouri State Asylum ("nervous breakdown"). Thankfully, when she became elderly (and feeble), she was released to the rest home near family members. My family and I visited her in both places and it's comforting to know she died and was buried among our kin. Unfortunately, under Missouri law, her record won't be released without a court order.

I noticed you had linked him to his wife so I'll disregard your edit.

Added by Vicki Peterson on Apr 20, 2016 4:42 PM

Vicki Peterson
John D. Winters
Not quite sure what to think about his burial. Unless I'm mixing him up with another man, I don't think he was living with family when he was committed (from a census record perhaps). Who knows for sure where he ended up; a few patients were removed for burial, a couple of others actually disinterred and reburied elsewhere. For the most part, there weren't any notations about burial at all. Sadly, most of the early Asylum grave sites were not respectfully handled in the early to mid 1900's.

Added by Vicki Peterson on Apr 20, 2016 11:36 AM

Margaret Elgin
James W. Ramsey
Hello, I have info regarding James W. Ramsey (b Sep 1837, died Dec 4, 1901. Illinois Death Certificate 119, page 13, Vol 2) He was the son of Larkin Ramsey (1810 - 1880) and Mary Hannah Smith (1817 - bef1859). He was the husband of Mary Valona Maynard Ramsey (1842 - 1909). (Mary V Maynard was the daughter of Charles Maynard and Lucretia Boyington).

Children of James W Ramsey and Mary V Maynard were: Francis "Fannie" Ramsey (spouse 1 Adams, spouse 2 Crotts), James William Ramsey(1865 - 1884)(married Clara Belle Sears), Henry Richard Ramsey (Feb 5 1867 - Feb 12 1928), Mary Cordelia Ramsey (married Richard M Chancellor), Sallie Ann Mitchell Ramsey(married John Alexander McBride), Clara Stella Ramsey (married her cousin Hugh Henry Miner), and Archer Ernest Ramsey(married Addie May Wilson).

He served for the Union during the civil war, along with his brother, John Henry Ramsey. His father, Larkin Ramsey, was also enlisted with the Union.

His siblings were: John Henry Ramsey, George Cyrus Ramsey, Sarah Amelia Ramsey (Plummer), Charles Lewis Ramsey. His half siblings: Randolph Franklin Ramsey and Emaline "Emma" Stacy Ramsey (Patrick). Because his step mother was also his Aunt, his half siblings were also his first cousins. (I don't have any idea what that makes them in terms of shared DNA, but closer than half siblings.)

Added by Margaret Elgin on Apr 12, 2016 9:26 PM

RE: Bowman
My Line from Christopher and Susannah is through

Rev Christian Bowman and Rebecca Stackhouse
Hannah Bowman and James McConnel
Permella McConnel and Henry Adam Heldenbrand
James Adam Heldenbrand and Mary Elizabeth Currier
Zuella Rose Heldebrand and Frank George Howland
James Porter Howland and Mary Helen Cook

and then through my grandmother and mother to me.

Writing them all out together actually just helped me find all of their graves, and I just sent requests to link them. And in so doing I noticed that you actually have put on the graves of several of my grandparents. Thank you for your work with findagrave so that I can see their graves, even though I am unable to go and visit them myself.

Added by Perkins on Dec 08, 2015 10:35 AM

RE: Susan Banks Bowman
Christopher and Susan Bowman are my 7th Great Grandparents, whom I have only recently discovered while working on my family genealogy. Thank you for putting all of the evidence about her burial onto her page. I agree with you that there is not enough evidence at this point to prove her burial there. Whether her gravestone was still around or not in 1886 when the Bowman genealogy book was written, it is in doubt that the author of the book was an eyewitness to the location of her grave, and it is also in doubt that he was getting his information from an eyewitness, since he did not record the exact date of her death. Since his information might have been second hand family tradition, she might have been buried anywhere in the area and the location of her grave lost to family knowledge at that time in 1886. So since there is no record of her burial in the old cemetery map, I agree that it is best to leave the location of her burial as uncertain or unknown for now. But thank you for putting a record of her death on findagrave, because it helped some of her family like me to find her.

Added by Perkins on Dec 07, 2015 12:47 PM

RE: Fortney
Thanks for the heads up! I got those dates fixed and uploaded the headstone.

Added by WCGS on Dec 01, 2015 12:53 AM

Holly Haines
Mary Rudy Wilson
Is there any sign of Mary Rudy Wilson (1794-1868) in the Rudy Cemetery in Huntingdon Co, PA? I see her husband Robert Wilson (Memorial# 25966216), son Pvt William Wilson (Memorial# 25966440), and father George Rudy (Memorial# 57253912), but not Mary. Have all the gravesites been identified? Anyone buried beside Robert?

Mary Rudy & Robert Wilson are my 3GGP.

Thank you,
Holly Haines

Added by Holly Haines on Sep 10, 2015 12:25 PM

Margaret Sopp
Sheller Memorials
Thank you for updating Mary Sheller's memorial. Mary & William are my 4th great grandparents. It was a thrill to visit their graves on Friday. I live in Illinois and we were visiting in Pittsburgh.

Added by Margaret Sopp on Aug 31, 2015 11:45 AM

Find A Grave Memorial# 24999490
Amelia Lightner Wright

Her birth mother was definitely Anna Keller. Anna Keller's mother was an Anspach. The informant on her death certificate was obviously not clear as to who her mother was (her mother died in 1888 when Amelia was just 9). If you check her siblings obits and/or death registrations, they all give their mother as Anna Keller (I don't know where the Catharine came from, other than on the new headstone as she went by Ann or Anna in the 2 censuses when married).

Added by Sue on Aug 22, 2015 5:22 PM

Peppino De Lucia
RE: Memorial photos
Hi Bryan

141527169 = the picture is not Alessandro
141527168 = the picture is not Nicola
141529326 = Cusano Maria ved. Santoro

Ciao from Peppino

Added by Peppino De Lucia on Jun 09, 2015 2:41 PM

Peppino De Lucia
RE: Memorial photos
Hi Bryan,

141528762 = foto no exact
141527262 = Antonietta
141528523 = Iacovelli
141527363 = Antonietta
141527826 = Inforzato
141527825 = Inforzato
141527331 = Anna Izzo (no alla cara)
141526861 = Baldassarre
141526869 = Loffredo
141528139 = Michele
141528438 = DelleFave
141530153 = Enrichetta
141528714 = Scolastica
141530252 = Vittorio
141530492 = Pagliaro
141530496 = Pagliaro
141528869 = Amilcare
141526973 = Massimo
141529299 = Ricciardi
141527540 = Girolamo
141528282 = Iannovario
141528278 = Iannovario
138836340 = Ismena


Added by Peppino De Lucia on Jun 08, 2015 4:40 PM

Peppino De Lucia
RE: Memorial photos
Hi Bryan,
i am looking for about some mistakes...
it is a big work... i go on.
See you soon.... bye
from Peppino

141530419 = Graziano
141527567 = Aurilio
141530484 = Barbato
141529450 = M.llo
141528466 = D’Attile
141528784 = DiTora
141528823 = D’Alonzo
141528526 = DeGennaro
141527806 = DegliAngeli
141529970 = D’Elia
141528480 = DelleFave
141529199 = DellaVedova
145048932 = IS DOUBLE WITH 141529199
141527661 = Bonacci, Carolina ved. DeLucia
141528636 = Francesca
141527278 = Colapietro
141527586 = D’Attile
141529647 = D’Attile
141529646 = D’Attile
141530234 = Dorotea
141529658 = DiRobbio
141527892 = DiRubba
141529641 = DiIanne
141528764 = Elia, Bruna
141528586 = Giuseppe
141529047 = Pasquale
141527935 = Grillo
141528980 = Fiordisaggio
141529821 = Lombardo, Maria ved. Foresta
141529768 = Nicolò

Added by Peppino De Lucia on Jun 08, 2015 12:13 PM

RE: Petrulo
I do know a bit about it. I went there back in the 90's and met some of the relatives. And yes, I am a DiLauro descendant. My grandfather Pietro DiLauro changed his name to Peter Lauro when he went into the Army. He and his brothers and sister migrated to the US, leaving Mom & Dad at home. The youngest brother was sent back because he was legally blind. I would love to see your tree. When I was there, they pretty much said that all the DiLauros were related. There weren't any left, that was coming from the Izzo side of the family that I met. If you send me your email address, I can invite you to see the tree on ancestry.
Andrea Taylor

Added by andreatk on Apr 04, 2015 10:18 AM

Peppino De Lucia
Calvi Risorta (CE)
Hello Bryan,
first of all congratulations for the great job done. I am pleased to collaborate on this project. The first thing to do is publicize the good work you've done and make it public so that we will have any corrections to the data already loaded and have a cooperation for the collection of additional data missing for it to be complete the job. Also I have been seven days in 2010 in Las Vegas in Nevada and I stayed on "treasure island", very beautiful city ... I read you again as soon as possible.

Have a good holiday

Sincerely, Peppino

Added by Peppino De Lucia on Mar 18, 2015 11:29 AM

Peppino De Lucia
Calvi Risorta (Caserta)
Dear Bryan,
I very much appreciate the hard work you've done for our cemetery of Calvi Risorta. The next time you come here, I would like to meet you and I will be happy to help you in your wonderful work. I am also an associate of "Find a grave" and I would actively work like you do. If it pleases you, I would like to publicize your work on my site "" between the news of Calvi Risorta. Best wishes and I hope to meet you soon ... look your confirmation ...
hello from
Peppino De Lucia

Added by Peppino De Lucia on Mar 10, 2015 11:12 AM

valerie speciale
Calvi Risorta
Thank you for adding the Calvi Risorta Cemeteri. I appreciate all the work. On some of the Memorials it says their is a photo and gives a Jpeg #. What does this mean?

Thank you

Added by valerie speciale on Jan 29, 2015 2:31 PM

Bartee family
Thomas Bartee and Charlotte Carrico also had George C. Bartee who first married Virginia Alice Showalter and then married Mildred Ann Kersey, widow of William James Lowman, all of Pulaski County, Virginia.

Added by Kathy on Sep 15, 2014 4:36 PM


Thanks for the info on Margaretta. I updated her memorial per your info. Neither one of her husbands is buried in Spring Hill and I have no info on their birth dates or death dates so I was unable to search for them. I added their names but could not link her to either one.



Added by Sherry on Jul 22, 2014 7:10 PM

Dianna Taylor
Thank You!!!
Bryan, thank you for all the edits & links on my Fortney kinfolk.

Added by Dianna Taylor on Jul 16, 2014 11:17 PM

Peter Munro
John and Robert Brown buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick, PA
I've just been looking at the memorials 26662490 and 24553945. Do you think these two are the original two settlers of Berwick ?

Best wishes,

Peter Munro
Berwick 900 Families Project

Keep up to date with our blog on and
follow the Project, @Berwick900 on Twitter.

Added by Peter Munro on May 31, 2014 4:43 AM

T Barker
Thomas and Mary Heath
I noticed you have entered alot of people from the Dodson Cemetery in PA. I also noticed you entered locations on your pages. Where did you get that info?? I did not find locations on my relatives pages. Do you know where I might be able to find that info??
Thanks so much for all the work you did add, it is greatly appreciated!


Added by T Barker on May 15, 2014 1:08 PM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED