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Jerry Fair (#47065935)
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Bio Photo I began a quest to find my 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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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

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


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

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 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.

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

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.


Added by Brian J. Ensley on Dec 23, 2014 5:45 AM
Carol Radowenchuk
RE: Harriet Fair Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery

The only Fairs that I have noted in my tree are distant relatives. I was at Bethel Cemetery in October of this year searching for my own relatives (I live in Ohio) and recognized the name. The old stones there are in very bad shape but it does something to the emotions to be on that ground. The location is on a hill out in the middle of nowhere. The setting is spectacular. If I had been better prepared I probably could have taken more pictures but I would have needed paper and pencil to write down a lot of the inscriptions. Maybe next time?

Merry Christmas distant, distant cousin!
Added by Carol Radowenchuk on Dec 22, 2014 3:45 PM
RE: George Russell Steininger
Jerry - Just so you know, sometimes in that situation, cremains weren't completely abandoned, but perhaps one container was left behind, waiting for a specific relative to claim, while all other containers had been distributed. I don't know the specifics in this instance, though.
I noticed that he was a landscape architect, but I couldn't find any obit regarding his death.
Do you have anything I could add?
Also, his wife Geraldine, died in Geneva in 1995. Do you happen to know anything of her or where she was buried?
Added by rschramsr on Dec 21, 2014 11:47 AM
JD Day
Elma Fair
Sorry, it must be Elma Perses Fair
Added by JD Day on Dec 16, 2014 3:52 PM
JD Day
Elma Fair Perses
I have a headstone photo for Elma Perses, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Fair. Born: Nov. 8, 1848 and died; Apr. 3,1850. If you will add her memorial, I will be glad to add the photo. Please let me know.
Added by JD Day on Dec 16, 2014 3:51 PM
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