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Carol & David (#47894434)
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Bio Photo Researching the following families:

My relatives: Stecher/Stecker, Amey/Emig, DeWitt, Oswald, Chamberlain, Prall, Roseberry,
Raub, Metz, Geasserr, Painter & Carpenter.

My husband's relatives: Pysher, Hoff, Hornbaker, Fritz, Rinker, Holland, Sandt, Dalrymple, Vannatta, Fisher, Almond & Rasley.

We are thankful for the memorials that other Find A Grave members have added that has aided our family search. We are especially thankful for the many wonderful people on Find A Grave who have transferred our family relatives to us.

We are happy to transfer memorials to family members as long as they are not part of our family.

PLEASE DO NOT add death certificates or obituaries to the memorials we maintain. We will be happy to update any information if you send it through the edit function.

Member of the D.A.R. through my 4X Great Grandfather, Matthias Stecher

"Dear Ancestor"
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Tim Gruber
RE: Pictures
Sorry you feel that way and I'm sure Harry nor I meant to offend you. If your pictures are better than what is posted (or at least reasonably good) then there's no reason to remove them.

Everyone has their own style and preferences when it comes to taking tombstone pictures. Some people just take pictures haphazardly and others like to take pictures obliquely and oddly from the side (sometimes ridiculously so). I prefer to take pictures from directly in front and as parallel as possible. However, the latter is not always the best way in some cases (something I'm still working on).

There is some merit to taking a "group" picture that is a picture showing basically where the tombstone can be found in the cemetery and of course if a family or couple are buried together it helps to take a picture showing that they are. But I feel there should always be at least one picture of the entire tombstone shown up close. If I didn't take the picture up close I crop it so that it is (I find it makes it easier to read when posted on find-a-grave). I'll also often take multiple pictures if necessary ranging from a family plot to couples to individual head stones to foot stones and close ups of the inscription when it is hard to read in a larger overall tombstone picture.

Sorry to hear of your family's loss, my condolences.
Added by Tim Gruber on Oct 24, 2016 4:12 AM
Thanks. Everything is straightened out.

Added by Roberta on Oct 21, 2016 5:18 PM
RE: Laenda Garling Harig 25909606
Terrific! What a good find. Johann Garling had been a total obscurity in my records, and Laenda unknown. And look what a big family she had. Thanks so much. Chuck Sechler
Added by Chuck on Oct 21, 2016 3:11 PM
RE: Levi & Catharine Donat
Thanks so much for the information!!! I am going to leave these memorials with you if that is ok. The reason is: you have access to the information on these graves, the Jacobs Union cemetery information. At this point I don't. So you are actually the authority on these graves. I do appreciate.
Added by Chuck on Oct 21, 2016 3:06 PM
RE: Johann Garling 149876988
Warren Ziegler's "A compendium of the families who worshiped at Jacob's Union Church during the past approximately 200 years" lists, I believe, Catherine Sechler, b 1816, buried at Jacobs Union although I don't see her listed on findagrave. I could not find Levi Donat there, but the grave picture I have for him looks like it is Jacobs Union. but I'd be grateful for any additional check. Thanks, Chuck Sechler
Added by Chuck on Oct 21, 2016 10:51 AM
RE: Johann Garling 149876988
Thanks so much. I could see Lebte in der . . . but I could not read the next word. This does solve a long standing mystery about who Catharina Sechler married first. She married 2nd Levi Donat. They were in Lynn township, as were a lot of Sechlers. In the 1850 census image she and Levi are living next to her brother, Levi Sechler. Levi Donat is listed Levi Donard Going to the next page in the census (click right arrow) we see Leanda Garling, 8, and Amalina Donard (Donat), thus revealing that Catharina and Johann had a daughter. I have a photo of Levi's gravestone but was not told the cemetery. It is not listed in Jacobs Union on findagrave, but I think that is where he is also. Thanks again.
Added by Chuck on Oct 19, 2016 9:00 PM
Johann Garling
I ran across a posting for Johann Garling, 1816 to 1843 in Jacobs Union Church Cemetery you did. It may solve a big mystery for me in my Sechler genealogy. Catherine Sechler b 1816, and buried in Jacobs Union, is listed as marrying "John Gerling", but I know nothing more about him and could find no record. This grave posting, Johann Garling, may be him. The gravestone is all in German and hard to read from the photo (understandably), but at the bottom, running into the ground, is some reference to Catharina Sechler -- a marriage?? The posting says the stone is Plot: Row 4. I am in Ohio. If anyone happens to be there and can decipher what is on the stone, I would be most grateful. Chuck Sechler, descended from Johannes, b c 1701, buried New Gosh. Greenville.
Added by Chuck on Oct 19, 2016 11:12 AM
Jane Maxwell Photo
Thanks again for providing me with another family marker photo. You guys are just outstanding! We do really appreciate the photo, and we know it takes a great deal of time and caring to find the graves. Thank you so very much.

Added by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2016 9:04 AM
Sarah Maxwell Green Photo
Thanks so very much for the grave photo of Sarah! The family appreciates the time and effort it takes to cemetery hop! Those of us far away, dearly appreciate your effort! THanks so much!!!
Added by Anonymous on Oct 19, 2016 8:55 AM
Howard, Georgia, Norvin and Marian Rinek Photo
Thank you very much for the wonderful photo of the Rineks alcove at the Easton Cemetery mausoleum. I hadn't realized it was possible to get in there. You're very generous to take all these great photos. It's much appreciated.

Best regards,
Marshall Rinek
Added by mirazeq on Oct 18, 2016 6:06 PM
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