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Wendy Pollock (McCartney) (#47122876)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the following surnames from Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata Counties: Pollock, Hamilton, Bilger, Clark, Merritt, Harry, Gill, Price, Kelly, Temple, Carbaugh, Naugle, Brumbaugh, Snyder, Cramer, Baird, Beatty, Etter, Ferrenberg, Jones, Clayton, Briggs, Copenour, Cohenour, Morrison, Brown, Shultz, Goshorn, Parks, Cornelius, Hollander, Somerset, Fink, Fernburg, Hockenberry, Powers, Briggs, Stover, Crouse, Beaver & Michaels.

I believe that my (our) ancestors deserve to be remember for more than just a few generations. Therefore my efforts serve the purpose of saving these memories so that my family's future generations can remember them through our eyes and/or from records in which we found them.

I am looking for old family photographs from any of my family lines. Please contact me and we can exchange what we have.
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Ellen Merritt
Ethel Merritt
Hi, I have an Ethel Merritt buried in the Ryder plot at the Canarsie Cemtery in Brooklyn, NY. My husband's great grandparent Merritts are buried there with their son because Mrs. Merritt was Mary Ann Ryder. I have no idea who Ethel Merritt is related to in our family. I was hoping there was a chance that the Ethel Merritt you show as being a daughter would be the same Ethel. The cemetery says she was 49 years old when she died July 9, 1969. The funeral parlor no longer exists so no help there. She was living at 33 Russell St. in Brooklyn at the time of her death per the cemetery but I have yet to find that address is the 1940 census. I don't know if this is a married name or not.

Maybe you have some facts that could help. Thanks. Ellen Merritt
Added by Ellen Merritt on Sep 28, 2014 3:28 PM
zzzzipy
RE: Finding Grave of Esther Hockenberry
Wendy,

We did the general search a few years ago. My grandparents were very poor, so I would be surprised if Esther had a marker. Also, my grandfather died in 1932 in Sproul and my grandmother didn't drive and rarely traveled and she was one of those once you're dead, you're dead and didn't do any cemetery visits. Her mother died in 1938 and on our last trip to PA, we did find her grave. Do any of the local churches have any burial or baptism records? We have less than 10 photos from my mom's side of the family, no Bible, nothing really.

There was one cemetery we explored near Shade Gap, I can't remember what road it was on, but it was on a hill, no sign at the cemetery. My mom said she felt like it was that cemetery. There were a couple of Hockenberry graves there, but not any names my mom recognized.

I suggested she put a small flat stone on her parent's grave that says "In Memory of Esther Hockenberry, grave site unknown", but Mom's not ready to do that just yet.

Thanks for all your help!!!!
Added by zzzzipy on Apr 18, 2013 2:47 PM
zzzzipy
Hockenberry
Wendy,

My mother is Julia Hockenberry from Huntingdon County. She is the daughter of Benjamin Joseph Hockenberry and Lillian Harry. My grandparents had a daughter 5/6/1914 who died in 1914 or early 1915. Her birth certificate says her name is Esther Hockenberry. We have tried unsuccessfully to obtain a death certificate for her. We know my grandparents lived in the Shade Gap area at the time of Esther's death. Recently I ordered a death certificate for whom I thought was our Esther, but it is for Anna Price Hockenberry buried at Possumtown. Do you have any leads where we might look for Esther's grave? My mom is 85 and would like to get Esther a marker if she doesn't have one, but we cannot find her! My grandparents moved to Sproul PA and that is where they are buried. Thank you so much! Linda
Added by zzzzipy on Apr 17, 2013 4:03 PM
LAB
Vito A Ritunnano
Thank you Wendy for the very kind note. I transferred Vito Ritunnano to you and tried to crop the photo for a closer look. So often those photos have been destroyed by vandals. I'm glad it was still intact. Best Wishes, Lynn
Added by LAB on Jan 26, 2013 9:47 AM
Henrietta
RE: I think you wrote to the wrong person
So sorry for the inconvience. I did get the wrong person. I try to fullfill all the request that I can in my area and when I take the time to get a photo and then see that it has already been filled then I feel I have wasted time that could have been spent on something else. I shouldn'[t have to but I guess I should check the request list to make sure that it is still needed before I take the time. That is what that list is there for and when a photo is added it should come off the list. Agani, very sorry. Have a great day.
Added by Henrietta on Nov 05, 2012 5:27 AM
Nancy Thompson
Tombstone
Wendy:

Forgot to tell you that a stone was not found for Susannah Goshorn at Richvale Cemetery, Huntingdon Co, Shade Gap, PA.

Thanks!

Nancy
Added by Nancy Thompson on Jun 25, 2012 10:50 PM
Nancy Thompson
Transfer
Wendy:

Transferred Susannah Goshorn & husband to you. Sorry this took so long but computer crashed and I am just now getting caught up!

Nancy
Added by Nancy Thompson on May 27, 2012 10:28 PM
Cyndi
Nossville Cemetery
Wendy,
Thanks so much for adding Geo Briggs' headstone pic to his memorial, it is greatly appreciated !!
Cyndi
Added by Cyndi on May 18, 2012 8:08 AM
Charles Patterson
Rachel Swope
Dear Wendy,

Thanks for your time and wonderful photos, they are very mcuh appreciated.

Sincerely,

Charles Patterson
Added by Charles Patterson on Apr 27, 2012 8:51 AM
Joe Nihen
Shade Valley Cemetery
Hi Wendy,

Thank you for the corrections regarding Richvale burials that should be in Shade Valley. I recall a findagrave volunteer sending me Henry Berrier's grave photo and the others. All are now in Shade Valley.

With thanks,

Joe
Added by Joe Nihen on Apr 07, 2012 10:02 AM
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