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Kim "Karns" Bowser (#47856283)
 member for 2 years, 10 months, 3 days
Dan Layton
RE: Census
Thanks Kim

I am in Cleveland

but I have found everything I need on Edith's family

Thanks alot


Added by Dan Layton on Jan 23, 2015 3:16 PM

Dan Layton
Edith Millin Horton d 1977
Mary Marie Horton Diehl
her daughter
Edith Diehl Crawford d 2011

Thank you

Added by Dan Layton on Jan 21, 2015 6:33 AM

Dan Layton
RE: Earl McDonald
Yes I found out her married name was Crawford
and her obituary is listed on find a grave

with her entire family

Your photos are being forwarded to my mother and cousins

Thank You

Added by Dan Layton on Jan 21, 2015 6:30 AM

Dan Layton
RE: Earl McDonald
The photos would be appreciated I have photos of Edith but none of Mary Marie.

do you know who Mary Marie married her daughter was
called little Edith by the family.

Thank you

Added by Dan Layton on Jan 18, 2015 11:00 AM

Dan Layton
Earl McDonald

I am researching a Earl McDonald in 1940 living with my grandmother Edith Horton b 1902 was listed as married and head of household.

Her 1st husband was Howard Horton
Her last husband was Edgar Layton. m 1947

Earl was born abt 1901 per census could he be her 2nd husband?

do you have any information on this household

also living there were her 2 children Mary and Winfred.

They were living in East Providence Twp, Bedford Cty, PA

thank you

Dan Layton

Added by Dan Layton on Jan 17, 2015 4:03 PM

Lewis Young
Hi Kim, the Lewis Young buried at Graceville is an ancestor that I am actively researching. Let me know how I can contact you if you're interested in sharing information. Thanks, Sherri.

Added by Sherri on Nov 11, 2014 8:15 PM

J. Edward Ross
RE: Ruth McDonald Kardos
Sorry, I am not related to either Ruth or her husband.

Five minutes ago, I updated both of their memorial pages to include what information I could find (obituary/death notice/nickname, etc.)

You could try calling the funeral home (number listed on their memorial pages).

Have another great day,
Ed Ross

Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 20, 2014 2:56 PM

RE: Karns Family Inquiry
Enjoy your search.

Added by Kat on May 01, 2014 4:29 PM

RE: Karns Family Inquiry
I have many Karns in my direct family history, however I am a tombstone reporter, do not do genealogy with other people. All my Karns, which include one Philip, lead directly to Germany. Many came in at Philadelphia, went to Berks County, then to Bedford. Look in the Bavarian region,especially. Most of the families rooted in the Everett area of Bedford County have a German heritage, both Catholic Germans who came to escape Protestant persecution, and Protestant who came to escape Catholic persecution. There are many name variations of Karns, try not to get hung up on Karns only. Also many are of the Brethren faith, followed the trail west to Ohio. Look for the naming patterns, they follow traditional German patterns. The records at St. Thomas the Apostle in Bedford have many of the Catholic Germans, and as said, the Protestants are mainly Brethren. Try the Bedford County Historical Society, I have spent many hours there. Sorry not to help more, but frankly I just don't do genealogy. Good luck in your search.

Added by Kat on May 01, 2014 4:35 AM

Law-Miller Roots
McDonald @ Maple Grove Cemetery
Hi, I posted photos for your request for Hazel McDonald at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, OH. I've heard that Find A Grave isn't always sending an email when photo requests are filled, so wanted to make sure you knew. Thanks, and Have a Safe and Happy Easter!

Added by Law-Miller Roots on Apr 19, 2014 10:51 PM

RE: Cora McDonald Sipes
Hi Kim,

I am not related to the Sipes family. A good research site for Fulton Co. Pa can be found at is a free site) Also, will transfer her memorial over to you.

Good luck in your research, Cindy

Added by Cindy on Apr 18, 2014 3:51 AM

Diane & John
RE: Beatrice Gardiner
I have no connection with this family. We only took pictures of the tombstones in that cemetery. Sorry.


Added by Diane & John on Apr 16, 2014 6:03 PM

Tex O. Harrison
McDonald family
Hi Kim,

I have limited access and will be out of touch Saturday. Email me when you have the time, at texodix(at)gmail (dot)com


Added by Tex O. Harrison on Feb 14, 2014 6:18 PM

Tex O. Harrison
Hi Kim,

I am the genealogy nut of the family. My son Chad L. Dix married Paige Bailey whose mother was Paula McDonald.

I have a little more McDonald info and will be happy to email you a .pdf FGS.

Just gave up my internet but can email from my son's home when I visit him. If you will send me your email address so I can attach a .pdf file I will do that. Can't say when but I would think soon.

texodix at is my address

Added by Tex O. Harrison on Aug 07, 2013 1:04 PM

Your Jennie Young at Union Cemetery.
Hi KIm,

Mary suggested I combine our two memorials on Jennie. I looks like you found her finally for sure. Here is the listing at Graceville befroe I delete it.

Birth: Oct., 1867
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown
Pennsylvania, USA [Edit Dates]

Wife of Robert H. Young from 1886 to 1914.
Jennie L. Karns born Oct, 1867; died between 1930 and 1940; and was the daughter of Wilson Karns G.A.R. and Sarah (Ritchey?) Karns.

1900 Census: East Providence Twp.
Family #77
Robert Young, Nov, 1853 PA married 14 years, ie 1886.
Jennie Young, Oct, 1867 PA ******* 14 years, ie 1886.
Jennie: 3 of 5 kids are alive in 1900.
(Kids Albert died in 1891 and Marshall died in 1897. Both are buried at Graceville, PA.)
Sallie Young, Oct, 1886 PA
Homer Young, May, 1893 PA
George D. Young, March, 1899 PA.

1920 Census: Everett, PA,
Family #256, sheet 11A.
Jennie Bambling, F, head, 52, 1868. This is Jennie Karns Young in 1910.
Roxie Ford, F, dau, 16, 1904. Roxie Young in 1910.
George Ford, M, g.son, 10 mo 1920.
George Young, M, son, 20, 1900. George D. Young in 1910.

1930 Census, Todd, Fulton, Pennsylvania
Family Number: 71
Sheet Number: 3B
Image Number: 00732
Lemuel G. Divens, M, 52, 1878, head, age-at-1st marriage: 25
Jennie L. Divens, F, 62, 1868, wife, age at 1st marriage: 19
George S. Banks, M, 11, 1919, step.grandson (of Lemuel)

Lemuel Divens married first to Susan M. Meyers in ca 1902.
Lemuel was born 1878 + married 25 = a marriage year 1903.

Jennie Divens (in 1930 census) married first in 1887.
Jennie Karns Young married to Robert Young in 1886.
Robert Young died in 1914.
Jennie Karns Young married John Bambling before 1920.
John Bambling is not listed with her in 1920.
Jennie married Lemuel Divens ca 1922-24.

Researched by P. Beauregard and Kim K-B.

[Edit Bio]
Family links: [Edit]
Wilson Carns (1841 - 1919)
Sara Ritchey Karns (1846 - 1909)

Robert H. Young (1853 - 1914)*

Sally M. Young Ritchey (1886 - 1951)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription: [Edit]
Imler: J. L., wife (of Robert H. Young).

[Add Note]

Burial: [Edit]
Graceville Lutheran Church Cemetery
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA [Add Plot]

Created by: Beaurega
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41720656


Paul Beauregard beaurega0 at

Added by Beaurega on Feb 09, 2013 11:35 PM

Wilson Carns
I would be happy to add any properly sourced information you may have which is submitted via the 'Suggest A Correction' link or to honor any properly documented transfer request which falls within FindAGrave guidelines.

Added by TomKat on Feb 06, 2013 10:26 AM

Mary Hall Miller
Emma B Karns Ritchey 12744111
Kim, Congratulations!! I had twins. Sit back and take it easy, put your feet up. You don't want them early. I added the photo to David and Emma's memorials. I sent request to link 3 of their 4 children. I can't find any info on Grave V. I also have a photo of Maude Morgan (Rickle) with these. I don't know if she is connected. I haven't researched her, yet. I think the Ritchey's may link to my neighbors in Tatesville, Jessie Ritchey Border and/or George & Goldie. My GGGrands were Karns. I haven't figured them out yet. Good luck!!

Added by Mary Hall Miller on Jan 25, 2013 10:13 PM

Mary Hall Miller
Annie Elizabeth Young Karns 41721156
Hello Kim, I found a photo today in my mother's collection of papers. It is the exact photo you have for Elizabeth Young. My photo has the name Bertha Young on the back. Are you sure your photo is Elizabeth and not Bertha Young? I have no idea. It was with a photo of Emma & David Ritchey's children, Aldie, Lily, Grace & Paul Ritchey. Are you familiar with the family? There was also a photo of Levi H and Emma (Martha Emma) Shaffer. I added the photo to their memorials in Indiana County, PA. I don't recognize any of these persons. Mary

Added by Mary Hall Miller on Jan 25, 2013 7:43 PM

Mary Messersmith
RE: Pics
Hey that is fine I was thinking about it the other day and also congradulations!
Thank you

Added by Mary Messersmith on Sep 27, 2012 2:20 PM

Mary Messersmith
RE: Mary K
Martha and I worked together at Dallco. I just love her and never minded listening to her talk. I catch her every once in a while. I was going to get in touch with Steph about some pics but I feel it is to soon. I know what you mean on the downloading and uploading of things. You can find me on facebook if you like. not hard to find. Other then that is great to hear from you also. maryk

Added by Mary Messersmith on Jul 25, 2012 2:33 PM

Mary Messersmith
RE: Mary K
Yes Kim am doing quit well. I really thank you for getting back to me. When I saw the pics you put on here well just say I got real emotional and was so happy to them. I haven't kept much in touch with the karns side. I sure do love the history of the family. Just like you I like to keep my little ones in touch with their past. It is surprising what I have found out in just the past 24 hours about both sides. Thank you again. I really do appreciate it. Do keep a note every once in a while. I ask Martha when I see her how you all are doing and she tells me. Love the woman that is all I can about Martha. Thanks again Kim and have a great day! maryk

Added by Mary Messersmith on Jul 25, 2012 8:53 AM

Mary Messersmith
Mary K
I don't know if you or your mom has more pictures of the family I sure would like a copy of them if possible. I don't have any of the Karns side and sure would like some? Thank you Mary K Messersmith (karns)

Added by Mary Messersmith on Jul 25, 2012 6:41 AM

Aaron Jeffery
done! 80276199

Added by SueB on Jul 11, 2012 4:20 PM

Rick Karr
George cont.
One other important thing. In checking all of the records,I never saw George McDonald's name as being buried in Swanton cemetery.

Added by Rick Karr on Jul 09, 2012 5:57 PM

Rick Karr
George Mc Donald
Ok,here is what I have.Went to the cemetery on Sunday. Looked at the lot(#72),there are 6 graves in the plot.Went back to the township on Monday and rechecked the records.Here is what they have listed.Grave 1 has Helen,Grave 2 has Thomas,Grave 5 has Martha and Grave 6 has James(Martha and James being Georges parents).Notice that I didn't include 3 or 4.Here is what is listed in the record,Grave 3 "Wife" and Grave 4 "Husband". I then called in the Trustee of the cemetery and ask him about that set up. He explained that all graves are filled in that Lot by 6 people.So,who are in 3 and 4? I looked to see where Georges wife was buried,not with him,she is listed as being in Pa. So what do you think about who may be in the plots?And of course the trustee tells me that he never remembers a stone being on the graves in all of his time as a Trustee or before that as Caretaker of the cemetery,about 25 yrs.So,thats about all I can do for you.Sorry,I didn't get it totally solved. What I could do,if you really believe that he is buried there is put up a Cross and take a photo of that and post it to his memorial.I will leave my "claim " up until I here from you.

Added by Rick Karr on Jul 09, 2012 11:20 AM


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