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Robert David Miller (#47262294)
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Bio Photo Live in Mount Carmel,Pennsylvania. Trying to find other family members of Harold Siebert Miller(father),John Siebert Miller(Gf),William Miller(Ggf)Lafayette Derr(MGgf),Israel Derr(MGGgf),John William Boyer(MGf), Joseph Boyer(MGGf). Also related to the Weikels, Kerstetters and Updegrove(sp?)

As for changing incorrect information, I am happy to do so. I am also willing to transfer any of my memorial, for I am running out of time.


PLEASE feel free to visit my "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" Virtual Cemeteries anytime and leave them a Token and Note. These children & adults are lost in time because they have no headstone to tell us where they are buried in a cemetery or even on a family plot. My own twin brother and sister, Daniel & Nancy Miller, are a part of this group. So is my Maternal Great Grandmother. Records usually don't help, they simply say yes, they're buried here, but where, we don't exactly know. Just remember, you may be the only other person beside myself to visit a "Lost Little Angel" or "Lost Angel". Some of these lost children may not even have a living ancestor,"PLEASE VISIT THEM". Thank You from the bottom of My Heart.

For those memorials that have the phrase "Date obituary appeared in the paper," the paper I am referring to is one of the following from Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States:

The Weekly Item
The Semi-Weekly Item
The Mount Carmel Item (their daily paper)
The Daily News

The obituary you seek, will be somewhere in one of these Mount Carmel papers, depending on what date they were published. Do not be disappointed if the obituary has very little information written in it, some were very short in content and some only mentioned the name. Reporters constantly spelled names "phonetically", which can change the actual spelling of a persons' name very dramatically, so be very aware of this fact. I tried my very best not to make mistakes but sometimes, I had little information to work with. I may have placed someone in the wrong cemetery, spelled the name incorrectly, connected two family members together who were not husband & wife and things like that. For this, I am truly sorry, I'm only human and humans make mistakes.


UPDATE: September 16th,2015.
It is with a very heavy heart, that I must write the following. For 12 years, I read 104 years of local newspaper so that I could make a personal obituary database. I have also now walked through 14 different cemeteries in the local Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania area and completely photographed every headstone I could find in each cemetery. I have taken over 40,000 photos and used them on my own memorials and placed them on other memorials as well. I have also uploaded thousands of "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" memorials for those individuals who have no headstone to tell us where they are buried.

In my attempt to help mankind, I began to upload my personal database of over 50,000 names. This is when I ran into a problem, for which I asked Find-a-grave for advice on how to solve it. I have received an answer and I will abide by that decision. In principal, I agree with the advice but I feel they have left mankind down. You see, while using my obituary database as my guide for making a memorial, I hit a snag. Thousands of the obituaries did not include a burial site and there in lies the problem.

I found a solution I thought. There is a link I used that states "Unknown Burial" and it seemed to solve my problem. I began to use it but then it was disabled for "excessive use" and this is when I contacted Find-a-grave. I can no longer us it, which is why I'm writing this to you, my fellow genealogist, to forewarn you of a major problem you will face.

I am running out of time to upload my entire database and I just wanted to tell you this fact. There will probably be over 5000 names of people, mostly from the Mount Carmel area, that will not be posted onto this site because of the lack of a burial site to place them. For this, I am truly sorry. So if you can not find an ancestor, they very well may be one of the thousands I could not upload. I will probably be unable to finish uploading my database as well, before my time to work on it runs out, please forgive me.

So I leave you with this final question, whether it's right or wrong to ask. If you were searching for a family member and could not find them, which of these two scenarios would you choose? Would you want the information about the person posted, even tho they may be buried in the wrong cemetery on the memorial? Or would you want the information not posted at all, so that you never find your relative? Interesting question I believe, tell me what you think.

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RE: Antonio Peronace information.
Well, I would say this individual's mistakes were not exactly comparable to mistakes "we all make", but you are right....he paid the price.

My purpose for identifying him as a convicted murderer who was executed for his crime is purely to provide information as this is an informational site. But, you of course have the decision whether or not you feel it's appropriate to add such information.

I appreciate your prompt response.

Added by ROBERT CRESTOHL on Nov 27, 2015 1:47 PM
Christine Caraher
RE: Kleman transfers
Thank you. Yes, it is always nice to keep family together!
Added by Christine Caraher on Nov 27, 2015 8:59 AM
Christine Caraher
Gertrude Smith
Gertrude is Mem'l #90732694.

Thank you for posting Gertrude & her husband, Kenneth SMITH.
Her maiden name Is KLEMAN. Brn to William Kleman & Sadie Casey. Perhaps, this add'l info will aid others.

Gertrude is/was a distant cousin, as her father was a first cousin of my grandmother.
Added by Christine Caraher on Nov 26, 2015 11:53 AM
Beltz family
Robert- You deserve so much more than a thank you. So here is another one. Thank you again.
I am glad you have personal convictions and stick to them. I love the history and being able to place it here is important to me, so I am glad you have a resolution that suits us both. Good work.
These are distant family members for me, I appreciate your help. Peggy
Added by pz on Nov 17, 2015 9:08 AM
Beltz-Mount Carmel Cemetery
Robert- Thank you. Peggy
Added by pz on Nov 17, 2015 8:55 AM
Linda Nolan Hearn
Thank you
Thank you for putting pictures of my parents grave site on their page , you are always so helpful , Linda Nolan Hearn
Added by Linda Nolan Hearn on Nov 11, 2015 4:16 PM
RE: Transfers completed
Thank you for all of the recent transfers!
Added by dstone on Nov 07, 2015 8:46 PM
Joanne Gross Vaughn
Transfer complete
Thanks for all the transfers, I'll take care of them for you.
And any others you want to transfer to me.

Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Nov 07, 2015 10:48 AM
RE: Transfers complete
Good evening, I wasn't asking for transfers but it's ok. I thought maybe you were keeping some sort of records for these local cems as well and I wanted to provide a little insight into what I had. I will keep it in mind just the same. Thanks.
Added by J.G.B. on Oct 29, 2015 7:13 PM
God bless and thank you.
God bless you, Robert. Thank you for all of the good work that you do on behalf of others. It is appreciated. Sincerely, Grace (gracedv)
Added by gracedv on Oct 29, 2015 3:09 PM
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