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Allen Monasmith (#46880788)
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Bio Photo Retired mechanical engineer with an interest in genealogy since 1976, and a home computer since 1986.

My sister first got me interested in our family history when she copied some old photos and sent them out to the family as part of her "1776 Bicentennial celebration". After years of research, we haven't found any ancestors who were rich or famous, but the real story we uncovered is better than anything we could have made up.

I'm interested in:
Beaver, Billman, Bower, Curran, Darlington, Dugger, Loy, Lupfer, McClure, Monasmith, Pflanz, Pollard and Schlott. Spellings vary.

Monasmith is of German origin, and many Manneschmidt households can be found today in the German state of Hessen. In America, the name has been re-spelled as Mahnenschmidt, Monasmith, Monesmith, Monismith, Monosmith and several other variations. Although not gifted in spelling, we are all cousins. We are all descended from Christian Mahnenschmidt (1680-1746), who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1719.

I have been working on the families of Perry County, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for several years now. As a result, I have registered several hundred graves there that are not related to my families, and I would be happy to transfer to any relative. Note: Prior to 1820, Perry County was part of Cumberland County.

I'm also working on memorials for the alumni of Frankfurt American High School, and for the Class of 1961 of Wichita High School North. Old friends are not forgotten.

On memorials, I like to see photos of the of the person taken when they were young, as well as later in life.

Then we need one close-up photo of the grave marker, and a wide-angle shot to show the whole monument or adjacent graves.

For the genealogists, I like to add scans of the public documents that chronicle the events of the person's life: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Census Records, etc. A $5 donation will increase the photo limit to accommodate this trove of original source materials.

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Harry Senft
RE: Sarah Adams
You're welcome
Added by Harry Senft on Feb 10, 2016 6:30 PM
RE: Loretta L. Lamroe
Hi Allen, Please let me know when you get any information on Albert Rancour. He is probably in Philip's tree. I have looked and so far nothing has come up, but there are still many Rancours out there.
Added by TALKING STONES on Jan 21, 2016 1:03 PM
RE: Another Eagle
How did you find that so fast? I'm in awe.
Added by Mayasbop on Jan 19, 2016 3:03 PM
Another Eagle

Uwe Kelley of FAHS Class of 1976 passed away today. He didn't get to graduate from FAHS because his family PCS'd to Colorado in the middle of his senior year. He was still living in Colorado when he died.

Does he qualify as a Fallen Eagle?

Added by Mayasbop on Jan 18, 2016 10:49 PM
RE: Loretta L. Lamroe
Hello Allen,
I hope this message reaches you in good health. I thought you said Loretta was not married to Mr. Monasmith or Mr. Center, but the Marriage registry you sent me shows she was married to them. Did you happen to get any of her divorce dates? Also, I added an account for my spouse, but he is learning how to navigate this website yet. He is not on the computer a lot. He's from the old school. LOL!
Happy Trails!
Added by TALKING STONES on Jan 17, 2016 9:21 AM
SJ family
Thanks for the correction.
Added by SJ family on Jan 10, 2016 6:21 PM
Juelette Fadness
Katie Lamoreaux
Allen, Katie isn't a relative of mine, so I'm happy to transfer her memorial to you. I transcribed the whole Crestview section of that cemetery in 2012, and set up memorials for all of them who weren't already on Findagrave. I love it when people contact me to request a transfer for one of those folks. Best regards, Juelette Fadness
Added by Juelette Fadness on Jan 08, 2016 10:07 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Harry Lamoreaux
Very interesting.
I will be going to the cemetery tomorrow probably.
The weather is supposed to be better tomorrow than
today. I will keep my eyes open for Harry. Maybe they did end up getting put together after all.
A lot of times a mausoleum just takes care of a person and then gives the cremanes back to the family. The funeral notice just makes it look like they were interred at the place the funeral notice mentions.
Thank you very much for checking into that.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jan 07, 2016 12:50 PM
RE: Loretta Lamoreaux
Hi Allen, Loretta was using the name Lamroe until her death. She did have trouble around 15 years. He aunt Helen told me that someone in her family wanted to kill her, so she went to live elsewhere. I think maybe Seattle, but I don't remember. I don't think she would want it publicized but I wanted you to know about this. Thanks for the edit help. Getting old now and did that late at nite. She died before I met Philip, so I missed out on some of her life stories. Philip was sent to a boys home in Rainier where he was schooled until 23, and then took a course to teach him how to be a dishwasher. He then worked 18 years at the Hyatt hotel in Seattle, WA, and out of fear for his life he moved to Olympia, WA and worked 10 more years at The Holiday Inn Select. He got partial pension for that. He is on SSI now and we have a tiny chicken farm. 5 hens and 1 big fat black bar rock rooster! LOL! Chat at ya later. Happy New Year 2 ewes and a cockadoodledoooooo!!!!
Added by TALKING STONES on Jan 06, 2016 6:27 PM
Edits for Loretta Lamroe
Hi Allen, Thank you for all that info. I still need a little more info. Is your father still living? If not I need his death info. Also did Loretta divorce your father and Mr. Center or did they die? Just need to confirm the story because I just readjusted the bio to included them. I have been doing genealogy since 1974. I have over 100 trees just on Philip's tree and the same of my family. Since I will be in college again soon it will leave me little time for doing the trees, but I will try to keep up as much as I can. Philip's tree was done to about 1100 that I know of by his cousin Phillip Degroix Huppe. He found that he is related to William the conqueror, King of France and has many relatives that were royalty in Italy, Germany, England, Norway, Switzerland and much more. His relative Pierre Rancour was a servant for the king of France who was deposed, so he took his family and ran out of France and was an indentured servant till he came to Canada. I have a letter on that.
Added by TALKING STONES on Jan 03, 2016 11:56 PM
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