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Eileen Lentz (#46845642)
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Bio Photo I have been working on recording cemetery records for years along with my very busy schedule as a special education teacher and several other things I volunteer for. Since I have loved ones all over, I am excited by the opportunity to have a virtual cemetery I can use to honor my loved ones.
I have been very excited to find the graves of several relatives, such as my father's little brother that died as an infant and whose grave was not visited by us since it was in Canada.
I come from a large family, with many of my relatives working hard on genealogy for generations. My husband's family had very little done so I have concentrated my efforts mostly on his family. I look forward to passing on this treasure to my three children and their children.
I also look forward to sharing this web site with other family members, including my husband's family that have the same passion for family history that I do.
Surnames from my husband's side:
Lentz, Wiest, Riegle, Jury, Wilbert, Hartman, Matter, Spotts, Bingaman, Bohner, Tobias, Holtzman, Enders, Wardley, Mayer, Deibler, Bowman, Dietrich . . .

Surnames on my side:
Hacking, Small, Wilcox, Giberson, Pearson, Parker, Clark, Hapworth, Quimby, White, Bailey, Savage, Nickerson, Orcutt, Harriman, Grindle, Orser . . .

If you are a member of the Hacking Family, Wilcox Family or Small/Giberson Family, please use the links below to visit or to join our family organization.

James Hacking and Jane Pearson Family Organization

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Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Re: Hannah Schmeltz

Have transferred both Hannah & her husband to your care. I currently am without a computer, and am working off of my phone, so thought it would just be easier to let you maintain them, and add the obit, ect.

Thank you,

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jun 22, 2016 2:10 PM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Re: Hannah Schmeltz
Good Evening Eileen,

I just received your edit request for Hannah. Was wondering if you would like her transferred to your care.

Thank you,

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jun 21, 2016 10:05 PM
Jim Ensinger
RE: John and Elizabeth Ettinger at Matamoras cemetery
I have one of the few phonetic names. Occasionally, a census taker will record Ensinger as the more common name Ensminger, which is a completely different name and not a variation in spelling. This Ettien name had me stumped. The name Ettien is found in Germany near the French border. I thought that perhaps the name had been shortened from Ettienne by Huguenots who had settled in Germany and then come to Pennsylvania. And then there was the name Ettinger, which appears on some of the official documents. Maybe Ettingers had adopted the classier Etien name? On the 1875 map of Halifax Township, we find Jacob Ensinger at the foot of Peters Mountain where Camp Hebron is now located, and nearby we have his brothers-in-law Henry Ettin, Abraham Ettin and Christian Ettienger. More variations.
But I am more than happy to report that I now know that the correct name is Etien (pronounced Et-teen), and it comes from the area near Köln, where there are still a few Etiens living today. (Ettin might be a legitimate variation and would be pronounced the same.)
If you look at the gravestones in the Hill Cemetery, they all have the correct Etien spelling even though the "I" can sometimes look like a "T". It was my more immediate family that added the second "t" to get Ettien. As far as the name Ettinger goes, I think that people thought that perhaps Etien or Ettin was not correct (it is a very uncommon name) and started using Ettinger, which was fairly well known in Dauphin County.
I rarely see a mystery get solved so completely in such a short period of time. Thanks again for providing the key to unlock the gate to this brick wall.
Added by Jim Ensinger on Jun 11, 2016 6:11 PM
Jim Ensinger
John and Elizabeth Ettinger at Matamoras cemetery
I want you to know that you have helped me solve a mystery that I have been working on for 15 years. My great-great-grandparents were John and Elizabeth Ettien, who were the parents of my great-grandmother Lovina Ettien, who married Jacob Ensinger. I have been looking for years for the graves of John and Elizabeth or any other records with no success. I did notice that the death certificates of two of their grandchildren listed Lovina's name as Ettinger, but death certificates are often wrong, especially for the maiden name of the mother. John and Elizabeth are listed in the 1850 census with the name Ettien, and their children Henry and Abraham have gravestones at Longs Cemetery that are marked Ettien, so I was sure that Ettien was the correct name. (There was another Ettien family closer to the town of Halifax which I thought might be related, but I was never able to make the connection.)

Several days ago, I somehow arrived at your FindAGrave listing for John Ettinger at the Matamoras Community Church Cemetery and read your note which compared the birth dates of John and Elizabeth Ettinger with the 1850 census record for John and Elizabeth Ettien. At first I was skeptical, but, to make a long story short, your connection is correct, and there is much more to the story.

John and Elizabeth Ettinger are definitely my great-great-grandparents. Elizabeth is Elizabeth Knouff, and the John Knouff who is buried here is probably her brother. Elizabeth Knouff is probably her sister-in-law. Your memorial for her shows the 1850 census listing in which a Sarah Ettion is living with her and Henry Knouff. There's more. The Lydia Ann Ettin and the infant Ettin are the children of Henry and Barbara Ann Ettin, who are the Henry and Barbara Ettien buried at Longs Cemetery. Lydia Ann is my first cousin twice removed, Henry being my granduncle.

I have now traced this Ettien/Etien/Ettin/Ettinger family back to Rapho Township in Lancaster County and have found a possible connection to the Etiens who lived near the town of Halifax, but that is another story. The purpose of this message is to express my gratitude for posting information that has led me through one of the two brick walls that have been dogging me for years.

Here's the irony. I have a transcription of the Matamoras cemetery on which I noted the grave of Lydia Ann Ettin, but I didn't realize that the Ettingers were my family also. I visited that cemetery years ago and probably stood near my great-great-grandparents' graves but had no idea where I was. I have visited all of the cemeteries around Halifax including the Hill cemetery where I took pictures just two years ago of the Etien gravestones. Last year I made an extensive search of Longs Cemetery looking for my great-great-grandfather George Ensinger who is supposedly buried there, but his stone must be among the many old stones which haven't been legible for years.

Once again, thank you. You have no idea what a great thing you have done for me.

Jim Ensinger
Added by Jim Ensinger on Jun 10, 2016 9:00 AM
Marsha Passey
Octavia Cheney Wilcox
Regarding Octavia Cheney #30937183, the wife of Adam Wilcox: The Utah obituaries for her say "Her body will be returned to Wardboro Idaho for services and burial". In spite of that, she is buried in Dingle, Idaho. I have added a picture of her headstone to her FamilySearch memories stating she is buried in Dingle.
Added by Marsha Passey on Feb 18, 2016 2:58 PM
Ella & John Campbell, Gordonsville, NB, Canada
Hello Eileen,

I am writing regarding Ella Mae Campbell (#114125919, cem.18, stone 061). I believe her birth surname was Scarrah. Please see record of marriage in vital statistics at

Added by April20111 on Jan 24, 2016 8:01 AM
John Warnke
Not in American Fork Cemetery
The American Fork Cemetery office reports, "Not buried in Am. Fork," for Faud Dajany, b. Oct. 30, 1927 d. Apr. 6, 2008 Find A Grave Number 36705516.
Added by John Warnke on Dec 29, 2015 7:57 PM
Marsha Passey
Lucy Parker
Greetings, I've worked with you before with good results. My grandma was a Wilcox. My question is concerning Lucy Parker #80001919 the daughter of Lucy Boyd and Joseph Parker. I don't find Lucy the daughter or Lucy the mother on the Nauvoo Cemetery List. There are several Parkers listed but neither of them are on the list or the sign. Am I looking in the wrong place?
Added by Marsha Passey on Dec 12, 2015 9:58 AM
Linda Seibert
Johan George Kupper
Thank you so much for the information on my many greats-grandfather. I lived in Elizabethville for the first 20 years of my life and never knew the stone existed. Linda (Schupp/Shoop) Seibert
Added by Linda Seibert on Dec 11, 2015 1:42 PM
Myra Light
Grant Ralph Hartman
I have corrected this problem Thanks Myra Light
Added by Myra Light on Nov 22, 2015 7:54 PM
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