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Karen Hess (#46908083)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I am 50+ years old, and have lived in Gettysburg, PA most of my life. I enjoy computers, painting, and solving puzzles - one of my favorite puzzles is finding missing pieces of information in my genealogy research.

My direct family lines include: Schriver, Cool, Scott, Bream, Brewer, Adams, Dennis, Orndorff. I'm also maintaining a family tree for my husband's family that includes: Hess, Knox, McIntire, Miller, Rebert, McCleaf, Biesecker and Sanders.

In November 2012, I volunteered to be Registrar for the Gettysburg High School Alumni Association. Starting with the first graduates from the class of 1887, our membership has grown to over 18,000 alumni, including over 3,500 who have passed on. It is my hope to honor each deceased alumni with a flower on Find A Grave. As of October 2014, I have flowered over 1500 Alumni memorials.
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Rita Seeley
RE: William Armor
Hi Karen,

I keep waiting for the Pennsylvania Death Certificate. However, I do have his WWI and WWII draft registrations, National Guard Registration, BIRL, and Vets Burial card. The military registrations would all have been made from new applications (I think).

If they would show us the actual SSA application instead of what they typed up, that would also help. I believe that the SSA card was just a typo.
Added by Rita Seeley on Dec 22, 2014 12:45 PM
Just another taphophile
RE: Fred Faber memorial
Hi Karen,
With Fred's memorial, usually the admins will go with the memorial that was added first or has the most detailed bio which would be the memorial I added. The contributor that goes by the name "International Wargraves Photography Project" is a known duper. This contributor has tons and tons of duplicate memorials.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention though.
Added by Just another taphophile on Dec 15, 2014 9:41 AM
Corey Deighan
Better picture
Hi Karen my name is Corey. Can you please remove the grave picture of my uncle Bryant Deighan who is buried at Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery? I have a better picture of his grave without the grass in the way.

Added by Corey Deighan on Nov 27, 2014 7:47 PM
Susan Shown
James Sanders
Hi Karen,
I have removed the memorial for James Sanders from the Fairfield Union Cemetery. I added the picture of the grave marker to his memorial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Thank you for letting me know about this. There is still a memorial for his wife, Louisa, for Fairfield, but it is not my memorial.
Thanks again,
Added by Susan Shown on Nov 08, 2014 8:26 AM
RE: Naming Conventions
interesting. thanks. will try to remember to do this
Added by Max on Oct 23, 2014 5:46 PM
Marlene Bennett
I will delete the memorials for Walter and Grace Hevner. I am not sure if you noticed that I had them in a cemetery with another name than your memorials have. One might be today's used cemetery name and the other is probably what it was also known as.
Added by Marlene Bennett on Oct 17, 2014 6:03 PM
Mary Burroughs
The picture has been added to her memorial and the duplicate removed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Added by J L on Oct 15, 2014 8:15 AM
RE: Naming Conventions
Added by BJShields on Oct 15, 2014 6:58 AM
Dan Oh
It just dawned on me why I went to Corpus Christi Cemetery years ago. I was trying t make a connection of the Hess family buried here in Chester County at Greenmount Cemetery to the Hess that is buried at Corpus Christi.

My recollection is that Calvin Hess buried at Greenmount was married to Christine Byrne Hess. I believe the story was that Calvin was Hispanic and Christine's family was not very supportive. I have an old email address
of the person who asked me to help. My step-son lived in Chambersburg, and on one of my visits, I spend the time in Corpus Christi.

Take a look at the url above and see if any of that make sense in your Hess line. I believe he also said the surname was sometimes Huss.

Let me know how far off I am...... it's been at least 6 years since that visit.
Added by Dan Oh on Oct 12, 2014 7:03 PM
Dan Oh
Peter @ Corpus Cristi
I have made your changes and taken the liberty of adding the death certificates for them and their daughter. I live in Chester County and just happened to kill a couple hours in that cemetery while visiting. If you would like ownership, let me know. I have no connection to anyone in that cemetery.
Added by Dan Oh on Oct 12, 2014 6:26 PM
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