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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Cheryl Brown-Morales
Cemetery Picture,
Thank you for the picture of Ann Katharina Engelhardt Longbein final resting place.
Added by Cheryl Brown-Morales on Jan 30, 2015 1:12 PM
Raymond Sassman
Simon Hoagey
Hello According to his death certificate I found on Ancestry.com Simon died in Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. That is why I requested the change.
I see the obit posted says he died in Pottstown Hospital. Please consider the change I requested.

Thanks Ray Sassman
Added by Raymond Sassman on Jan 24, 2015 1:59 PM
Jackie L. Wolfe
Gabriel Pohl
Thanks very Much...Have a Good Year jackie
Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Jan 20, 2015 9:04 PM
Jackie L. Wolfe
Gabriel Pohl.
Thanks jackie
Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Jan 19, 2015 9:55 AM
Jackie L. Wolfe
Gabriel Pohl
Thanks Very Much...Pohl,Brown,Wolfe-Jackie
Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Jan 18, 2015 10:30 PM
Linda Fischer
RE: Stickel photo
Thank you so much. I will think that that was her second husband then!! I can remove the 'Unknown' as his first name. Again, thank you.
Added by Linda Fischer on Jan 18, 2015 5:34 PM
Linda Fischer
Stickel photo
Hi, several years ago you took a photo of my cousin's monument. Her name was Cora Mae Schuetts Stickel. I have not known who she was married to as I have to been able to find a marriage record for her. I see where you also photographed a monument for Earl C. Stickel in the same cemetery. The monuments are the same and I was wondering if you happened to remember if they were close together. Thank you in advance.

If they are, would it be all right if I used that photo in my genealogy records.
Added by Linda Fischer on Jan 18, 2015 3:03 PM
Lisa Davis
Davis Family in Geneseo
I just want to say thank you so much for the excellent photos of my family. I haven't been on Find A Grave recently and just saw many new photos. It is so appreciated!
Added by Lisa Davis on Jan 16, 2015 11:33 AM
Joseph & Connie
RE: Sturm Family photos
Thank you so much for your imput. We have changed memorial to pv.
Added by Joseph & Connie on Jan 13, 2015 8:58 AM
Joseph & Connie
RE: Sturm Family photos
Question??? The gentleman at the spv cem who gave us the info for locating Charles and MJ Sturm did not indicate a separate location. Don't find a find a grave cemetery in Pleasantview. How would you suggest we represent the burials. Should we set up something new in the cemetery listings??? What is the actual name of the mausoleum? Advice please.
Added by Joseph & Connie on Jan 12, 2015 4:52 PM
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