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Karen Hess (#46908083)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 15 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 June 2014, I have flowered over 1200 Alumni memorials.
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 • 1,281 Memorials Added
 • 1,503 Memorials Managed
 • 3 Memorials/week
 • 1,761 Photos
 • 4 Photo Requests
 • 13 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 1,338 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 12 Friends
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David Beers
John J Beers GHS 1887
Karen, thanks for the flower. John is my great-grandfather. His family moved to Florida in 1878 from Emporium, Pennsylvania when he was 8 years old. I knew that he graduated from Gettysburg College, but didn't know about the high school. I believe that he had family in the area. His father John Leonard Beers actually fought in the Battle of Gettysburg with the Pennsylvania "Bucktails". If you have a listing of him in the class or any other documents, I would love to get a copy. My e-mail is
David Beers 47217970
Added by David Beers on Aug 02, 2014 8:48 AM
Hipple 71863379
I tried 4 sources for Obits and did not find one for this person, sorry.
Added by PaGenieGirl on Feb 11, 2014 6:46 PM
RE: Betty Jean Wenschhof Bishop
Thank you so much for the update. Have a Blessed Day! sis
Added by Sis on Jan 09, 2014 1:59 AM
Amy Hunt
New Edit Tab
Geez Karen! Thanks a million! I had seen the new edit option when I was asking others to make changes to memorials and I don't know where I imagined those requests went. I don't check my page very often since the other edits come straight to my email and I just take care of them from there. I only open my profile page if someone writes me a message. So thanks for sending me a message. I've found all the edits and now I've got it all figured out.

Thanks again!
Added by Amy Hunt on Jan 08, 2014 7:38 PM
Yes, I had it wrong, have gone back and added more information to his bio. Thanks for contacting me. Barbara
Added by Max on Nov 10, 2013 4:57 AM
thank you for transferring Sharon's memorial to me. I ran into her husband today at our polling place which made me think of her.

Thank you again, Barbara
Added by Max on Nov 05, 2013 3:17 PM
Linda Claxton
Virginia Spivey
I have updated her memorial with the information you shared. Happy to transfer if you are her family.

Added by Linda Claxton on Oct 28, 2013 7:29 PM
Randall C McCauslin
Myrna Bream Heller
I have her middle name as Massell

Added by Randall C McCauslin on Sep 12, 2013 10:08 AM
Letha Warlow
Thanks, I updated her memorial page with the information you provided.

Added by on Aug 15, 2013 11:27 AM
RE: Knox family photos
Very happy to do it. All the best.
Added by TerriwithaC on Aug 06, 2013 7:50 AM
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