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David Beittel (#47260414)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 14 days
myrtle Irene
I am a relative of your grandma Irene's second husband Henry Jr. I know we are not blood related but any help you can give me about her "step-family" is appreciated! I love the pictures you put on the site. It makes me happy to be able to put a face to a name. If you have pics of Henry I would love to see those! Or of your dad's step-siblings. Thanks! My email is

Added by Amanda on Mar 05, 2016 2:37 PM

Michael Livingston
Dr. Charles Beittel
I have a little info on Dr. Beittel if you would like.

Added by Michael Livingston on Nov 11, 2014 4:06 AM

Craig H. Trout
Chalfant Links & Corrections

THANK YOU so much!

Craig H. Trout

Added by Craig H. Trout on May 26, 2014 2:48 PM

Bentley Ia cemetery
Hi David, I am also looking for the Bentley cemetery. It is possible that some ancestors may be buried there. I would appreciate directions if possible Thanks!

Added by red on May 12, 2014 1:42 PM

Alvin Poole
Ernest Japp
Hi David, wanted to find out if you can tell me if it is hard to find the Bentley cemetery? Where your Ernest Japp is buried?! I am looking for a Lyman Mott, and do not know if you looked or took pictures of all the headstones at Bentley or not, or can share some insight to it.

I live in Omaha, so it is right across the river from me, and was maybe going out Saturday to find it.

Thanks for any help you can lend.

Alvin Poole

Find A Grave Contributor 47244491

Added by Alvin Poole on Jan 07, 2014 6:57 AM

Ann Trulock Ward
David: Thank you for the edit on Ann. However, since her original metal casting is inscribed with the 1816 birth date (which may actually be a christening date) - that is the date I have used -figured a stone mason did not make that error, as is sometimes the case.
But, in addition, George was alive at her death and the date of 13 May 1816 is on her official LDS Membership Record, so I would rather leave it - thanks so much for contacting me. ~ Shirleen

Added by history4sure on Jun 19, 2013 9:48 PM

Jim Herring
Wouldn't you rather I just transfer it.

Added by Jim Herring on Jun 19, 2013 3:06 PM

Jim Herring
I wish they'd fix that, trying to remember not to click 'tab' is annoying.
I'm glad to transfer.

Added by Jim Herring on Jun 18, 2013 7:01 PM

Jim Herring

Added by Jim Herring on Jun 18, 2013 6:58 PM

Mike Porter
Thanks for info. Cemetery has been added.

Added by Mike Porter on May 17, 2013 6:04 AM

Mike Porter
Thanks for the info. I updated the memorial.

Added by Mike Porter on May 08, 2013 6:25 AM

Julie Ryan
I've transferred the Hansen memorials to you!

Added by Julie Ryan on May 02, 2013 7:21 PM

Carrie Campbell
RE: John A Chalfant not in Mt. Bethel Cemetery
David, Adding John Chalfant's grave stone picture, Louisa does not have a stone but there are burial spaces next to John. Louisa does have a burial card for the plot so I know she is there. Will call the cemetery tomorrow to confirm who else is in the plot. Carrie K.

Added by Carrie Campbell on Mar 31, 2013 8:39 AM

Carrie Campbell
RE: John A Chalfant not in Mt. Bethel Cemetery
David, Laurel Hill Cemetery is pulling all the information they have, and they found Louisa's burial card but not Johns and they think because it was from 1909. But Connie is walking to find the grave and tell me what is in the Chalfant plot as their are four graves on the burial card. Carrie

Added by Carrie Campbell on Mar 27, 2013 9:59 AM

Carrie Campbell
John A Chalfant not in Mt. Bethel Cemetery
David, We talked back in Nov 2012 about Louisa Trefzger and John A Chalfant and where they indeed buried in Mt. Bethel Cemetery in Columbia. Mt. Bethel Cemetery did not have any records on them. I just got John A Chalfant's death certificate and he and Louisa are buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery on the other side of Columbia not Mt. Bethel. Will try to get up there within a week. Carrie K.

Added by Carrie Campbell on Mar 26, 2013 10:14 AM

Kathy Merris Mills
RE: duplicate memorial 90672292
Please send the information from 'edit' on the memorials in question and I will be happy to fix them for you. Thanks

Added by Kathy Merris Mills on Feb 04, 2013 5:37 AM

Bill Corl
Dr. Charles R Beittel
Who is Dr. Beittel ever placed in a cemetery or other location?
Bill Corl

Added by Bill Corl on Jan 18, 2013 10:32 AM

Bill Corl
RE: re Dr. Charles R Beittel
Hi Dave, I will be glad to add Charles's parents to his memorial, however, this is the way to do it. Go back to the Memorial and in the upper right-hand corner you'll see a tab "Edit" click on edit, and click on the first sentence for additions and corrections. Then put the information you want added to the Memorial in that window and I'll be glad to do it. Doing it that way. I have all the threads available to me.
Thank you,
Bill Corl

Added by Bill Corl on Jan 18, 2013 5:03 AM

Melisa Cochran
RE: re Kristin Beittel
You're welcome!

Added by Melisa Cochran on Oct 17, 2012 12:55 PM

Carrie Campbell
RE: re Trefzgers
David, I looked up the records for Louisa and John at Mount Bethel and they did not come up. So I am wondering if their stones long disappeared. I did email the cemetery to see if they had any records. Also might order Johns Chalfant death certificate to see where they have the burial listed. Thanks for your help Carrie

Added by Carrie Campbell on Oct 16, 2012 12:16 PM

John Souders
Cleon Benj. and Gertrude Beittel took in their son's daughters Louis, Viva (Tiny), and Marie from his first marriage, eighteen months after the twins were born. The year was 1939. Cleon Austin wife suffered a metal breakdown and was unable to care for the children. They remained with their grandparents until the twins Tiny and Marie reach the age of twelve. The year was 1950. The twins then moved to live with their father. Louis remained with her grandparents. Their father couldn't divorce Marie Weary because of her metal state. Cleon was required to have two doctors' signatures to get a divorce under these circumstances. During this turmoil in his life he had relocated to Maryland and was living in Mt Lena. He married Freda Virginia Bowers in 1960 the mother of his two sons Cleon Jr. and Michael Beittel.Daughters, Marie and Viva were the witnesses to the marriage. Son Cleon Jr. fixed the marriage dinner.

The girls mother Marie Weary Beittel went to live with her parents but never had any significant improvement causing her parents to commit her to the Harrisburg hospital. When the twins first visit their mother they were both 32 years old. The girls only ever visited her a few times and never really got to know her.

Marie and Viva (Tiny) were 12 years old when they moved to Maryland and began a new life with their father, step mother and step siblings. Times were different then and the approach of how to tell children of a change this big went with the times. The day before actually moving Gertrude told the twin they would be moving tomorrow to live with their father. Nothing else was said. It was an uncertain time for the girls. They shared a room upstairs and clung to each other for support.

Their upbringing of a more innocent time and fond memories were with their grand parents Cleon Benj. and Gertrude. Not to say that once older their relationships matured and were also good with their father and step mother

As a great grandson to Cleon and Gertrude I have memories of a two story home with their son Clifford living upstairs. Great grand pap Cleon was a painter and had a small studio beyond the kitchen. I remember playing in that room. The door way was in the center of the kitchen with two steps down into the next room. The kitchen reflected of the times. A corner built in hutch with glass doors filled with old china. A home style kitchen flat hutch along the back wall behind the kitchen table. I remember Aunt Tiny, Mom and my great grandparents' playing cards all through the afternoon while we visit. As a kid you remember certain things. I remember liking the smell of pipe smoke and great grand pap making people figures with his pipe cleaners for me. I remember him putting jelly on ham. Funny what you remember.

My great grand parent's card playing extended to my grandfather and his children. During the 1960's and early 70's my mom Marie would gather Jeff and I up to go to Tiny's. During the weekends when my father played music. He had a band called the Golden Sounds. It was his passion and a way to earn extra money. While he was out doing this Grand pap Cleon Austin, Michael, Tiny her husband Harold and my mother would play cards. Looking back I can say their children got a special bond because of this one interaction. Our parents would buy pizza and we kids would stay up to watch late night horror movies. For the most part we would all fall asleep before the movies ever ended. Jeff and I got to know what it was like to have sisters. Very memorable times we'll never forget.

Marie Beittel Souders and son John Souders

Added by John Souders on Feb 08, 2012 4:20 PM

Bill Corl
Elizabeth Beittel #32549875
Hi Dave.
You left a photo of Elizabeth Bittel on her memorial but you marked it as a grave marker. Could you change the grave marker to a photo? It would be appreciated. Also is she buried in a particular cmemtery of cremated? If she's in a cemetery could you give me the name?
Bill Corl thanks

Added by Bill Corl on Sep 10, 2011 4:47 AM

Brenda & Pete
RE: Clifford Beittel grave
You are very welcome. As to the other two Beittel requests in this cemetery...I don't think they have markers. We have been in this cemetery on 3 different occasions and could not find them. Sorry.

Added by Brenda & Pete on Jul 10, 2011 8:32 AM

Ralph Beittel

I tried to fulfill your photo request today for Ralph Beittel but Oakwood Memorial has no record of him being buried there. Sorry.

Added by bookworm98 on Nov 27, 2010 10:19 PM

Brenda & Pete
RE: re Beittels in Westminister Cem
You are welcome. And yes, we are aware that you have other requests for more Beittel photos from the same cemetery. We will be going back to this cemetery this weekend. (weather permitting) Hopefully we will be able to locate all of your family for you.

Added by Brenda & Pete on Nov 15, 2010 3:16 PM


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