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Jerry Fair (#47065935)
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Bio Photo I began a quest to find my roots.in 1988. When I began my quest, there were no documents that I could use to trace my ancestors. My parents were deceased as were most of my fathers siblings; the others were elderly and could not remember very much. My mother was adopted. The document that started me on my journey was my grandfather's social security application. It provided me with his place of birth, father's name and mother's maiden name.
In 2006 I found my great-great grandfather's grave. He is buried in the Birdsboro Cemetery aka St. Michael's Episcopal Cemetery in Birdsboro, Berks, PA. I made a promise to him that he and other Fairs would never be forgotten. Since that time, I have added many Fairs that were not listed in findagrave.
I am related to the Fairs in the following Pennsylvania counties: Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Indiana, Bucks, Butler, Westmoreland, Mercer, Venango, Allegheny, Fayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Clarion, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks. Also the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Colorado, California, Arizona, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Oklahoma. We are descendants of Johannes Fahr/ John Fair b.1730 in Germany, d.1808 Berks County PA. I would like to meet relatives from those aforementioned counties and states.

If anyone wishes a memorial transfer, just let me know. I will be more than happy to make the transfer. The exception being anyone with whom I am diectly related. Please use the edit button on the top of the memorial to send me your request. I would be very interested in how you are related to the person in question. That information is optional of course. I will still make the transfer. Reuniting people with their loved ones means more to me than the quest to have the most memorials added.

"These were human beings, they had families, they had loved ones. We owe these graves the same dignity and respect as someone who was buried yesterday.''

"People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors" -- James Barnwell Heyward

Poor is the nation that has no heroes. Shameful is the nation that has heroes...and forgets them. You are not forgotten.

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Thomas
RE: John Trumpeter.
You're very welcome. Glad I could help. Best, Tom
Added by Thomas on Mar 24, 2015 6:27 PM
Dorothy Thorne
Walter Seifrit
Iam the daughter of Walter Seifrit, amd thank you for taking the pictures of his grave, are you related to us some how?
Added by Dorothy Thorne on Mar 15, 2015 1:24 AM
Roy Fisher
Hannah Bowman Fair
Hannah, #37989390, is my grandaunt. What is your relationship to her husband George Evan Fair?
Thanks,
Roy Fisher
Added by Roy Fisher on Mar 04, 2015 10:12 AM
Whitney
Distant Relative?
Hello Sir!
My name is Whitney and I am in search of my family history as well. I have many unanswered questions .
I just recently discovered that my great great grandmother is Nettie Fair Rednour. Please contact me!
Added by Whitney on Feb 26, 2015 9:34 PM
Dan Oh
RE: James P. Witman
Thanks for the kind words. Let me know where I can help.
Added by Dan Oh on Jan 17, 2015 8:43 AM
Ellspeth Roberts
L. Wolf
Hello,

If interested, please contact me privately as I am sure we have a mutual gr-grandfather.

Thanks.

Added by Ellspeth Roberts on Jan 14, 2015 8:07 PM
Gina Reardon-Gaddis
RE: Margaret Hoffman Witman
You are very welcome. And thank you for the kind words. Should you want transfers of any other family members, please do not hesitate to contact me. I believe family belongs with family, no matter the distance. Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!
Added by Gina Reardon-Gaddis on Jan 05, 2015 7:45 PM
Dan Oh
Gertrude Lick Witman
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26806995

Is Lick her middle name or maiden name?
Added by Dan Oh on Jan 04, 2015 7:05 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: James Graham
You're very welcome... I found 10 children for James and his wife Naomi. Out of the 10, I found where 9 are buried. Despite all of the digging, I still can't come up with a death date for James. According to the census he was born around 1821. I can't find he or his wife in the 1880 census so I figure they both died in the 1870's??

I built memorials for 8 of the 9. The 9th has a memorial already created so I asked the owner to link it to James and Naomi. Interestingly enough, this 9th child is buried 2 miles from my house here in Johnstown, so I plan to photograph her headstone tomorrow.

James' headstone appears to be a government-issued stone so I looked on Ancestry.com to see if I can find any records, but for some reason I had no luck. Normally they have records available of the paperwork on government-issued headstones for Civil War veterans. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I'm going to look a little more tomorrow, so if I happen to find something I'll pass it on.

Brian
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Dec 23, 2014 5:36 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Pvt. Jame Graham
Jerry,

You're very welcome- glad I could help! Unfortunately, I doubt I will ever get back that way. Yesterday was the first time I ever visited that cemetery for the purpose of tracking down a distant relative that I've been looking for. While I was there I wanted to fulfill any outstanding requests, one of which was yours for James Graham.

There is no office as this is a small church cemetery, but I'm sure there has to be a caretaker since the cemetery is still being used. Not being from that area I have no idea who to contact.

James was buried in a row, flanked by headstones belonging to several infants of other Graham's that were his children, according to their inscriptions. As I get time I plan to build memorials for them and add the photos I took. While I am doing this I'll try to do some digging around on my own and see if I can come up with anything additional on James' death. If I find anything I'll be sure to pass it along.

Brian

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Dec 23, 2014 5:45 AM
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