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Larry G Britner (#47638971)
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Bio Photo 74 years of age, and while residing in Cordova [Memphis] TN, call St Petersburg, FL home. My dad's side of the family, properly "Breighner", settled in the Gettysburg, PA area in the mid 1700's while my mom's Cooks settled in the Woodstock, VA area of the Shenandoah Valley at about that same time.

In the included photo is the home in which I was born in Lorain, Ohio from which my parents also operated a bakery with the larger equipment in the cellar and the nearer half of the home on the first floor being devoted to a breakfast/lunch/delivery service.

Served 4 years in USMC 1958 to 1962 and two years in the Army 1964 and 1965 with a tour in Vietnam.

Besides Find-a-Grave and Ancestry, the wife and I seek individuals for class reunions, especially if the 50th, as a hobby. Given the name to including the middle initial, and the place of birth, we are usually about 95% successful. Have a 50th coming up?, feel free to call on us.
A profile is a brief of oneself, and have more interest in my family and fullness of a memorial page than some other's conditions of participation and/or personal policies which are redundant to that of Find-a-Grave in any case.

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Mary and Charlie Burrow
RE: Margaret Engel Hogenmiller
I found her death certificate. She is buried at St. George's also. There's no death notice, possibly because she was the last of the three to die and it was overlooked. She died of influenza and was buried on the 11th.

Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Dec 19, 2016 6:46 PM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
Happy Holidays!

St. John Vianney is a merger of St. George, St. Joseph, and possibly St. Canice. It's caused a lot of confusion since they renamed the cemetery. It's only one of several mergers.

Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Dec 19, 2016 12:46 PM
Mary and Charlie Burrow
Good Morning!

It turns out the second Lawrence is at St. George's, not St. Michaels. One is the father, the other is the son. This explains the confusion. Is the one at St. George's "Ignatious"?

Added by Mary and Charlie Burrow on Dec 19, 2016 7:31 AM
Debra Bailey
Robert Newton Ball - Old Glenville Cemetery
Hi Larry-
I am trying to find details on Robert Newton Ball (1794-1857) (Find a Grave Memorial #103116960) or his wife Lucretia Marteney. I am researching this generation for my Daughters of American Revolution application and need to confirm birth date/location or death/location for Robert or Lucretia. The info here has been very helpful, but I can't tell if they tombstone has birth or death date. I also can't find him in county records thus far.

Any help from you or other members would be greatly appreciated!

Debra Ball Bailey
Added by Debra Bailey on Oct 03, 2016 10:26 AM
Fred Saar
RE: Vera Lavina
Currently on vacation. Will check on this when I return
Added by Fred Saar on Aug 13, 2016 6:04 PM
Jane Feldmann Cook
Cooks in Shenandoah
As far as the Cooks, I'd have to look in to them a little. It might not be the Cook name in Viginia but another branch of the family I'll have to ask my brother-in-law if he knows the surname from that area. Jane
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Jul 09, 2016 5:09 AM
Jane Feldmann Cook
RE: Henry Breighner edits
Hi Larry, I'm sorry I don't have any info on Thelma. I only found them by going through the daily papers recording anyone buried at Holy Redeemer. There's a local database online with obits and death notices but they don't always have the more "recent" ones so I can't replicate my findings. Rather than remove her name I will put a note that her relationship is unconfirmed. That way anyone like yourself can dig in to her, no pun intended. If you find this was wrong just let me know and I'll remove her. Thanks. Jane
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Jul 09, 2016 4:53 AM
Jane Feldmann Cook
Henry Breighner edits
Hi Larry, Thanks for the edits you sent for Henry Breighner although I did change one thing you sent. You listed his DOB as 9/30 but his Social Security records say he was born 9/23. He died 9/30. That being said however I see you are an expert on Breighners so if you'd like him transferred to you just say the word. Coincidentally, in your bio you said you are interested in the Cook family in the Shenandoah Valley. I am married to a Cook and his family still has property there. If you'd like info on his tree let me know. Jane Feldmann Cook
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Jul 08, 2016 2:11 PM
Jeff Schneider
Mary Lucretia Busbey edits
Thanks for confirming my thoughts on her parents, and shame on me for missing her middle name in her obit. After finding then photographing the entire small cemetery I spent considerable time researching in an attempt to find the real names of the sisters buried there, any confirmation or new information regarding any of them is always appreciated.
Added by Jeff Schneider on Jul 02, 2016 12:57 PM
M. Aumen
RE: re your memorial on Elizabetha McGinly; 142578143
Larry, very, very glad that I could help you with this! Helping sort out mysteries to these early Adams/York PA families helps make the research worth it! Please let me know if you are able to find anything more regarding their family, and I will be happy to add to her biography. Matt
Added by M. Aumen on Jun 24, 2016 9:02 PM
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