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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.

Publications:
"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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Nancy Gibson Lowe
Jacob Ely
Thank you for Jacob's cemetery records. I replaced what I wrote in his memorial for yours.
~ Nancy Lowe
Added by Nancy Gibson Lowe on Apr 23, 2015 7:05 AM
RAP
RE: Brainard photos
Yes!!! Spring is finally here. And you are welcome.
Added by RAP on Apr 16, 2015 8:26 PM
JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VETERAN
photo request for Grace Melusky
Thank you for taking the time to fulfill this request. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
Again, Thank you!
JD
Added by JD STEPHENS, U.S. NAVY VE... on Apr 12, 2015 4:18 PM
Barbara Brumbaugh Sherman
Johannes & Mary (Fackler) Brehm Headstones
Dear Denise,
My name is Barbara Brumbaugh Sherman, and I am a 4 X great granddaughter of the above captioned Johannes & Mary Brehm. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to see these good quality photos of their headstones. I live in CA and on my last trip to PA went to the Dauphin Co Historical Society and was able to take cell phone copies of photocopies of their headstones, but the quality was not good. I have even contacted the homeowners whose property the Old Fackler Farm Cemetery is on (lot #96). I had planned to come to clean up the cemetery when I am in PA again in July, but it appears that someone has already done so. I will call Dr. Williams to thank him for that, and for whatever part you have had in this process, I thank you, sincerely. Since the photo that I have of the headstone of Johannes appears to be broken, I am wondering how you were able to make it look so restored? I'd love to converse with you regarding this cemetery. My email address is: nocarbbarb@msn.com. Thank you very much for submitting these photos!
Added by Barbara Brumbaugh Sherman on Apr 12, 2015 4:14 PM
Cathy Alton
Campbell's
Thank you so much! I love this picture!
Added by Cathy Alton on Apr 12, 2015 12:12 PM
Ralph Harris
John Edward Fischer, Jr
Hi Denise,

Thank you so much for the great tombstone photo for John Edward Fischer. It is very greatly appreciated.

Ralph Harris
Vancouver, WA
Added by Ralph Harris on Apr 12, 2015 9:47 AM
Cheryl Carmany Marr
Carmany
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
PATRICK BYLER
RE: Samuel Witmer
Thanks!
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
Anonymous
RE: Clarissa Miller Stevens
thanks so much, best regards!
Added by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2015 9:49 AM
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