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Berks-Dauphin Roots (#46608983)
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10th Generation Pennsylvanian

Earliest Emigrant Ancestor

Richard Hayes
Welsh Quaker and Chester County Magistrate
Arrived, 16 November 1687
Haverford, Delaware County (Welsh Tract)

Richard Hayes, Sr., and his Issatt were aged Friends when they removed from Pembrokeshire to Haverford Township, in 1667. In his will dated 8th month 4th, 1697, proven Oct. 50th, 1697, witnessed by William Jenkins, Adam Roads, William Howell, Henry and Samuel Lewis, he left his estate to his wife Isaatt and after her decease to his son and heir Richard Hayes, Jr. He gave legacies his son John and Cousin Sarah James and to Haverford Meeting.

The children of Richard Hayes, Jr., were Joseph, Mary, Hannah, Richard and Benjamin. Joseph married Hannah David, dau of (Lewis?) Lewis; Mary, John Jacobs of Porkiomen; Hannah, James Jones son of David; Richard, Sarah David sister of Hannah ; and Benjamin married Mary Jones, dau of Jonathan."

My American Ancestry Elizabeth Adam, Anna Catharine Anspach, Arnhold, Catharine Atkinson, Balt, Paul Barlet, Martin Batdorf, Bender, John Billbrough, Jacob Bordner, John Bauman, Craven, Lewis Davis, Catharine Dickey, Dock, Benjamin Drum, Joh. Georg Eurich, Anthony Faust, Johannes Fischer, Gacken, Gebhardt, William Gilmour, Anders Greth, Haffner, Hall, Richard Hayes, Hannah Hepner, Henry Hepner, Jacob R. Hinkel, Hill, Hoffman, Michael Hollenbach, Jacob Huber, John Johns, William Jung, Kern, Conrad Kerschner, Kober, Michael Koppenheffer, Peter Lauer, John Leech, Anna Maria Leinbach, David Lewis, Michael Matter, Mayern, Melhorn, Jacob Merkel, Joseph Metz, Peter Minnich, Moll, ♣John Osborne, Peja/Paegent, Bernhard Rauch, Michael Rissinger, Moses Rively, Balthaser Romberger, Christian Rothermel, Jacob Ruth, ♣Michael Ryan, Michael Schell, Peter Schell, Scwhartz, Jacob Sierer, Jacob Schneider, Paulina Sontag, Traut, Elizabeth Wagner, Adam Walborn, Ernst Moritz Weiss, Catharine Werth, Winck, Michael Umholtz, Jacob Utz, Zimmerman.

Sons of the American Revolution - 12 Ancestors

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - 7 Ancestors

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 3rd Cousin, 2 times removed. Common ancestors, Michael Matter & Anna Maria Romberger.
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Judy MUTH Massarelli
Jacob B Snyder Findagrave Error
Hello, To make a long story short, I had to do a lot of research to find out who was the Jacob Snyder died in May/year unknown/per an obit I saw in Berlin, MD antique shop. I discovered it was Jacob B Snyder buried in Wyomissing Hills Mausoleum per his death certificate and Obituary. I added him to Findagrave. Then a moment ago I see he is listed as being buried in another cemetery:
Westlawn/Berks Co/Memorial Mausoleum. Findagrave lists these cemeteries separately. Are they actually the same cemetery? They have different addresses. Appreciate your thoughts,
Added by Judy MUTH Massarelli on Dec 13, 2014 8:05 PM
Stuart Murray
Grover C Gerhart Memorial 52308761
Please email me at I have found a story of how Grover Gerhart died and I can email you a copy of the story if you are interested.
Added by Stuart Murray on Dec 08, 2014 1:54 PM
William Ridge
Margaret Jones
I have corrected the maiden name of Margaret per your comment. Thanks for the information.

Bill Ridge
Added by William Ridge on Nov 26, 2014 5:41 AM
RE: Paul Berlet Inquiry
Thank you so much for getting back to me. I am a descendant through his son Jacob. I joined the DAR this year and had Jacob added as a new patriot...I guess I'm the only one in his line that has an interest :(

During the course of my research I pulled information on Paul the son (it wasn't always easy trying to figure out which Paul the info was for). Once you get settled and fully unpacked, I'd be interested in seeing if we had info we could "swap" with each other. I've been exchanging info with a descendant of Anna Elizabeth's. He didn't have anything on Jacob or his line but did have some info on Paul the father. Let me know if you're interested in comparing notes.

I hope you and your family have a safe and healthy holiday!

Added by JAC607 on Nov 26, 2014 3:50 AM
Geof Wyght
RE: Sarah J. Dance Brown
Okay, I guess it's two unrelated groups of people. Here's "my" Sarah J Dance:
Added by Geof Wyght on Nov 25, 2014 11:06 AM
Geof Wyght
Sarah J. Dance Brown
Hi, My records show that she is that mother of Lewis Wilson Dance, not the daughter. The Lewis Wilson Dance whom I am referring to was born on Nov 06 1860, so Sarah being born in 1842 cannot be Lewis Wilson Dance's daughter. Unless there are two groups of Browns-Dances-Whites with the same names. I am a descendant of Mary White's father, by the way. What do you think?
Geof Wyght
Added by Geof Wyght on Nov 25, 2014 8:52 AM
Paul Berlet Inquiry

I am a lineal descendant of Paul Berlet and noted you have a few dates and pieces of information in his Find A Grave memorial that I was wondering if you would share where you got the information from. In particular I am looking for the information for his first wife Catharina Werth...DOB, DOD & marriage information. I've been doing research on my family tree and haven't been able to locate much on her. Also, do you know if there is a Find A Grave memorial for her? I couldn't find one.

Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to leave me a response on my profile JAC607.

Thank you very much!!

Added by JAC607 on Nov 23, 2014 7:27 PM
Karen Bloom
finding out where jacob neveling buried
My 5th great grandpa died in rev war. 1777, some say germantown others brandwine. Called west laurel cemetery, asked names of 2 neveling there. One JWNeveling, other is Jacob. Mine would be the Jacob, it looks like on find a grave, the two names are same person. But different dates. I had one time viewed a post by Neil, he had mine listed as Jacob, and son John Adam Nevling. Then he removed it. I asked why, he replied he had 2 of same . They were not. Does anyone know of jacob burial , if in this cemetery. Thanks karen nevling bloom
Added by Karen Bloom on Oct 27, 2014 3:39 PM
Allison Clausen
Edgar and Estella Haag
Thank you for this photo. Seems that these listings have been deleted. I'm not sure why that occured, but in any case, I still thank you for your time and effort. - Allison
Added by Allison Clausen on Oct 26, 2014 8:54 PM
E Hilbert
Lillian Godfrey Geisinger
I just put an edit in for Lillian. Her maiden name was Hess per her obituary. Thank you for all the work you've done on this site. It's helped me connect a lot of dots in the family genealogy.

Eileen Hilbert

Lillian H. Godfrey Geisinger, 79, of Kutztown R.D. 2, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:10 in Reading Hospital where she had been a patient since Aug. 6.
She was predeceased by two husbands: Allen Godfrey in 1931, and Paul R. Geisinger in 1964.
Born in Lyons, she was a daughter of the late Henry W. and Ellen M. (Kemmel) Hess.
She had been employed as a sewing machine operator by the former Lyons Hosiery and Leininger Knitting Mill, Lyons, and last had been employed by the former Wenton Shoe Co., Kutztown, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of Becker's (St. Peter's) Lutheran Church, Molltown.
Surviving are a daughter, Romane Godfrey, wife of Solon Krick, Fleetwood; a son, Roger A. Geisinger, Kutztown R.D. 2; and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Also a sister, Minnie V. Welder, Lyons.
The Trexler-Ludwig Funeral Home, Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.
Added by E Hilbert on Oct 26, 2014 4:50 PM
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