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Helene McClean Lubaroff (#47572880)
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Bio Photo A number of people on both sides of my family have put in many long hours over many years searching, documenting and recording my family tree. I'm hoping to bring my family tree online in a way that will be easily accessible for future family genealogists.
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Don Sheaffer
Joseph Hoffhines
Hello Helene, my name is Don Sheaffer and Joseph is my 4th great grand uncle. I have been a little OCD on this family. I assume from your photos that you too have been to Reber Hill Cemetery. I was fortunate enough to meet the sextant the morning I visited. He had all the grave records with him and filled me in on all the details. I also was so fortunate to meet the owner of one of the original family farms. There was a cemetery out in one of the fields with a fence around it. There were some of Joseph's sons buried there, but the stones were in terrible condition, and the cows wouldn't leave me alone. Plus the mud and manure was about all I wanted to contend with.
Joseph was probably the most unique of the five brothers. There were some magazine articles published in Germany, where letters that Joseph had written asking for money, and demanding that money that had been withheld from him when he came to America, be returned. You can get a little of that flavor from his will and the mention of his father in law and that there is money due Susannah. I noticed you have the Anglicized version of her name. I am quite certain her maiden name was Ulery, and that her family was in Fayette County with her and Joseph, before they moved to Walnut Creek.
I was very fortunate to have been sent a Video from Doris Gleason in Richardson Texas, that she got from Don Huffhines. The Huffhines are a very influential family in the Dallas area. One of my class mates sent me the Autobiography of Clifford Huffhines of Richardson. This VCR is a slide show of a trip to the family home town in Germany. My son transposed it over to a DVD and if you are interested, I will send you a copy.
Added by Don Sheaffer on Jul 09, 2016 4:10 PM
k w
RE: Dickerson
Hi, When i did the research it was newtown, but it could be southold, suffolk county. I am not sure. They both are called ancient burial ground (prebyterian). Are u related? I am too way down the line. Sorry i could not help u more.

Added by k w on Jul 02, 2015 11:15 PM
Ancient Burying Ground
Thank you for not ripping my head off! LOL I have removed these photo requests, Find A Grave has removed the cemetery, I have written to those who keep putting the memorials up and they keep getting put back up and I've been ignored or gotten nasty-grams. I truly am only trying to help! The Newtown that is in my town, consisted of about 10 houses. There was no cemetery and the names that keep being put into the cemetery are not names that are "local".

If you google "Newtown" you will find that there was a Newtown in what is now Elmhurst NY. There were two others but I am pretty sure this is the right one. In this bogus cemetery there is a Rev. John Moore. If you check out this link here:

you will find him. I do not know if the two people you were looking for are also there, but he was buried in the Presbyterian Church cemetery. There isn't one listed on Find A Grave but I am sure if you contact the Presbyterian Church they may be able to direct you to where the cemetery is and what the proper name is. I think with a bit of foot work in the proper area you should be able to locate who you are looking for and hopefully get photos of their graves.

Good luck, I hope this helped.

Added by a2 on Jun 24, 2015 5:02 PM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: John McPherson Barclay
Yes, I went through the list and made a list of names who didn't have a gravestone posted. I went out there last Saturday afternoon, which was my first time there. I found a small tractor/grader there and apparently workmen are repairing gravestone bases, pouring new cement bases. This tractor tore up some of the soil and grass, but guess they will smooth it all out when they get it completed. Hard to read those old stones, so will see what I'm able to see when I go out again. Also, the church that used to be there, is gone. Just two big rocks that have a saying on them, that the church once stood there.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on May 04, 2015 4:13 PM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: John McPherson Barclay
I have added him to the list, for there are still several photos to be taken, if found, in South Bethel Cemetery.
Added by Dennis Harmsen on May 04, 2015 8:24 AM
Joyce Niswander
RE: William Pressnell
Thank you for the kind words. I sent you the obits. You're welcome for the photos.
Added by Joyce Niswander on Apr 08, 2015 7:19 PM
Law-Miller Roots
RE: Leonard Tritch
You're quite welcome! Glad to be able to put those memorials with family. Have a great afternoon.
~ Marilyn
Added by Law-Miller Roots on Apr 08, 2015 1:08 PM
Joyce Niswander
RE: William Pressnell
You're welcome for the photos, Helena. Thank you for that little bit of history. I like to know something about all the people that are represented by the photos I take. I found an obituary for both William and Mary Ann. If you want them just let me know and I will send them your way.
One of William's brothers was a man by the name of Thomas Pressnell that was living in Iowa in 1907. You just might be connected to that branch of the tree.
Added by Joyce Niswander on Mar 18, 2015 4:50 PM
RE: Edward Chandler memorial # 29321910
Hi Helene!~
Thank you so much for your message and for leaving your remembrance to Edward on his page. Unfortunately I don't have much information regarding Edward; his scrapbooks were left to his daughter who eventually moved to Hawaii and has since died. Where they are now---if they even exist at all---I can only guess and regret the loss. The best I could suggest regarding his schools, would be to contact said institutions and see if there are *any* records/yearbooks referring to him. I don't know where he attended and if said school(s) or records even exist. I WISH I did. I have tried to research him as much as possible without much luck. He died 3 years before I was born; needless to say, I wish I had known him. If I find anything which may be of use to you, I'll be happy to contact you. I'm hoping you'll do the same for me. Sorry I didn't write sooner, but unfortunately your message was buried under an avalanche of email. Take care and always feel free to contact me, even if it's just to say hello! And how ironic is this....Happy Eddy Chandler's birthday day!

Bestest Always~
Added by Melissa on Mar 12, 2012 7:00 PM
Bill Boggess
Mary and Marcella McInnerny
Thank you so much for posting the photos of their headstones. I so appreciate your efforts.
Added by Bill Boggess on Feb 19, 2012 10:46 AM
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