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Denise Witwer Lahr (#47356680)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa., I now live in Hershey, Pa. I am interested in the Witwer, Leeking, and Eby families.

"The Life and Legacy of Peter Eby of Warwick Township," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, No. 1, January 2003, pp. 9-17.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 1, Hans Wittwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, no. 3, July 2003, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 2, Michael Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 27, no. 3, July 2004, pp. 18-27.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 3, Joseph Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 29, no. 1, January 2006, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 4, Michael Witwer's Family" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 30, no. 3, July 2007, pp. 8-25.

Thomas Witwer Richards, Denise Witwer Lahr, and Sally Miller Atkinson, The Witwer Legacy: Lancaster County Swiss-German Sons and Daughters, (Alexandria, Va.; Global Printing, Inc.: 2010)

The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Record, translated by Carolyn Wenger and annotated by myself, No. 7 of Mennonite Sources and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.:, LMHS, 2010)

I finished computerizing the records of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Rothsville. To supplement those records, I am trying to make sure that everyone in the cemetery has a Findagrave Memorial, even those without a gravestone, and that each person is linked to his parents. If you can help by providing information, please contact me, and please add personal photos that you may possess.

Most of my memorials are connected to either the families of interest to me, The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Book, or Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery in Rothsville. I also try to add some of Old Warwick Township's hidden and vulnerable family cemeteries. Before I add a memorial I usually research it extensively.

PLEASE send ideas and corrections, but I am reluctant to transfer any of the foregoing memorials.

However, whenever I visit a newer cemetery I take a few "serendipity" photos. These are gravestones that catch my eye for whatever reason. If you are related, please let me know, and I will transfer them.

And, since this is Find-a-GRAVE, I am loathe to link to "unknown" burials.
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Cheryl Carmany Marr
Thanks for getting out in the snow to photograph this headstone. Your time is appreciated!
Added by Cheryl Carmany Marr on Mar 11, 2015 4:44 PM
RE: Samuel Witmer
Added by PATRICK BYLER on Feb 23, 2015 6:11 PM
Ann Swartz
Christian Schwartz in Swartz Nissley Cemetery
Denise, I am so grateful for the photo recording you provided. We did written transcribing as we were able to read the stones in the 70's, but never took photos. And then, the stones were mostly gone. Do you have any idea when these photos were taken? Also, what was your source for the birth and death dates? There a few different sources that conflict. My cousin and I will be working specifically on birthdates in March. It seems odd that Christian would be a decade younger than his wife. Many things don't fit. But, possible. Thank you for all the work you have done, and in advance, for any information you can provide. Ann Swartz
Added by Ann Swartz on Feb 19, 2015 9:37 AM
RE: Clarissa Miller Stevens
thanks so much, best regards!
Added by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2015 9:49 AM
Hi there
I descend from a Jonas Aby - one source claims he came to Virginia from Reading, PA and was of Swiss descent. This story seems consistent with the likes of children of Christian Eby b. 1698. Might you know anything of this?

Added by MisterCake on Feb 18, 2015 8:44 AM
Fianna Buchter
WOW again, thank you! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Feb 11, 2015 2:33 PM
J Stairs
RE: Elsie Witwer
No problems. I had taken the photo in late summer. I am a line of the Everett family, as well, and was happy to include it for you.
Added by J Stairs on Feb 11, 2015 7:02 AM
John Adams
Thank you, you're keeping us afloat :-)
Added by ProgBase on Feb 07, 2015 4:12 PM
Barbara Kline
And AMAZING continues, thank you! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Jan 22, 2015 9:24 AM
Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
Williard & Amanda McQuate
Hey there Denise - thought you'd like to know that I uploaded a picture of their stone. My best, Cor.
Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Jan 20, 2015 9:39 AM
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