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Randy Peffer (#47847406)
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Live in Plantation Florida and am into ancestry now for three years. I enjoy going through old cemeteries. I am from Western Pa and make several trips a year there for pleasure and ancestry exploring.
If you see I added any photos to your memorials and would like to transfer Mgt I never mind doing so. I never mind taking Mgt of relatives memorials. Please feel free to take and use my pictures for your needs.
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Diane Nichols
Nicklas-Stoll families
I have extracted 8 pages of info from the Etna Congregational Church for these families.

I can send the document to you as an attachment if you e-mail me at

I do this for people all the time. Just sent a whole file for a Civil War veteran this morning. I am the historian for Greenwood Cemetery, near Etna.

Added by Diane Nichols on Oct 10, 2015 11:15 AM
Diane Nichols
Nicklas family
The original burial was in the Etna Cemetery. Mt. Royal was not opened until after 1910, I believe. Both of them were probably moved there at some point, but I would feel better about deleting the memorial if you confirmed with the Mt. Royal office that it was a removal. They should have some sort of date of interment.

The source was the church books of the Etna Congregational Church. I borrowed them from Mr. Fred Fischer of Cherry City, who rescued them from the garbage pile. He could not read German, and I could, so I translated both books. You will see the page number on Albert's memorial. The microfilms are at the U of Pittsburgh Hillman Library, where I took them to be microfilmed. Henry Hively was the filmer. Unfortunately some of the pages photographed almost white because of the faint writing. The ink had faded, but I could read it when looking at the books. The films are also at AIS (Archives of an Industrial Society) in Point Breeze and probably also at the Carnegie PA Room.

If I have any more on the family in the books, I will make a page of research for you.

Please be patient as we go through this process. I am approaching open heart surgery soon and work slowly because of pain.
Added by Diane Nichols on Oct 10, 2015 8:19 AM
Albert, Kathryn & Edward Nicklas
Hello there. Thank you for all your edits.

I found census information that supported your edits and also found that Albert's brother is buried in the same cemetery so I linked him to the parents as well. I also found Edward's adopted son, Myron, who is buried in the same cemetery and his grandparents. Myron is in St. Mark's - section 2 and his grandparents, Leonard and Helen Nicklas, are in St. Mark's - section 6. I sent links to the other contributor to link Helen and Leonard as spouses and also sent links to connect Edward to Myron (Myron was adopted by Edward and Kathryn Nicklas, I posted census information that mention this in Edward's and Kathryn's bio section). See we start with just a little bit of information and sometimes that is all it takes to get the ball rolling. Oh, I also found out Emma L.'s maiden name (Albert's wife) and have sent edits for that as well. Appreciate all that you do! Cheers! :)
Added by Alberticoღდ on Oct 08, 2015 6:59 PM
John Peffer (Crown Hill Cemetery)
Hello Randy,

Sorry for the very late reply on your requests. Due to lack of time and so many requests it is hard to complete them all in a timely basis. Also I have been off line for a very, very long time.

Thank you for the family connections for John Peffer. I have made the connections for you.

Added by Michael on Sep 27, 2015 10:46 PM
Paul Myers
Clarence W Hoover
The edit info I have suggested is found in Clarence's death certificate # 79105, and his son's data. He was at one time married to Margaret M. Gimmel, but the marriage ended in divorce. He had a son, Authur Harry Hoover b 03/12/1916, d 08/22/1988, buried at the Presbyterian Church Cemetery of Portersville, Pa.
Added by Paul Myers on Jul 23, 2015 9:44 AM
Peggy Litzo
Thomas Fowler
Thank you for this additional transfer of Savilla's husband. Peggy
Added by Peggy Litzo on May 29, 2015 2:16 PM
Peggy Litzo
Savilla Jane Brown Fowler
Thank you for the transfer .. also for putting the memorial up Peggy
Added by Peggy Litzo on May 27, 2015 4:41 PM
Doris Hartman
RE: N. Forest/St Anns
Okay, thanks. Good idea to photo the entire cemetery.
Added by Doris Hartman on May 19, 2015 7:33 AM
Doris Hartman
N. Forest/St Anns
I see you have entered a lot of memorials at North Forest Cemetery in Marienville, Forest Co, PA. I was wondering if you have any idea how to tell North Forest from St. Anns? Or are they mixed in? I see some memorials, like Lincoln Lupold, are at both. Did you have a list you went from? If so, is there a Rebecca Anthony on your list, supposedly at St Ann's, died in 1960? If so, do you know if she has a marker?
Thank you!
Added by Doris Hartman on May 19, 2015 6:56 AM
MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf
Morrison Edits
Thank you so much for adding Eldora and Elsie with their parents.

Mary Ann
Added by MaryAnn (Barnard) Dierolf on Mar 31, 2015 11:59 PM
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