I am a resident of Somerset County, PA and started this adventure with researching genealogy for my family, this led me to searching for family members headstones to add to my research files. A posting on a forum page led me here and it was been fun surveying my local graveyards and taking pictures. Now my family thinks I'm a total nut. Oh well, here are the fruits of my labors to share with you all.
As it is labor intensive to take the time and take the pictures, make the name and info lists, and then post the pictures, I ask that you respect my photos and not steal copies of them from here. I retain all copyrights to these photos and will remove them if I find they are being used inappropriately without explicit written permission from me.
I visited the page you entered for the Hershberger Cemetery on the advice of a third party who told me about the mass of duplicates accidentally created by Ancestor Searcher, who placed all the memorials in the incorrect cemetery. I see in your note on the page that you are attempting to get this corrected. I am hoping we can coordinate on this, as I am the creator of the original memorials (in the other cemetery) that have now been duped. Some of those memorials I created have photos added by others, a few have moderately extensive bios that I have added, many have links. If AS's memorials get moved there (as they should be) there will be a ton of dupes that need to be either removed or in some cases merged. Some of her photos are for memorials that do not yet have photos on the originals so merges there would be of great value. I would be very grateful if you could keep me in the loop as to what is happening as you work to get this corrected, since I put a fair amount of my time and effort into adding the originals added back in 2006.
Memorial 89463778 Could you please add this to his Memorial I would so much appreciate it. Thanks Sharon
Sanford Harding, son of Mrs. Lulu Harding and the late Frederick Harding, died at his home in Somerset on Tuesday morning, at 8:45 o'clock, at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 27 days, following a long illness of a complication of diseases. Mr. Harding was born in Frostburg, Md., but at an early age moved with his parents to Meyersdale, where he grew to manhood and lived the greater part of his life. He married Miss Caroline Crissinger, of Meyersdale, when quite a young man, and together they reared a fine family of nine children. Mr. Harding was a member of the local Church of the Brethren. He was an industrious and hard working man, and was a good and loving husband and father. For a number of years, when the coal boom was on in Meyersdale, he was employed as a coal miner, but in later years worked for the Sand Spring Water Company with his son, William. Impaired health, during the last two years, made it impossible for him to seek regular employment. He and his wife lived the last year of his life in Somerset with a daughter, at whose home he succumbed. Undertaker J. L. Tressler brought the body to Meyersdale and prepared it for burial, and removed it to the home of his son, William Harding, on Keystone Street. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon. A short service will be held at the house at 1:45, after which the funeral cortege will go to the Church of the Brethren, where Rev. George Detweiler will preach the regular funeral service at 2:00 o'clock. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery. Mr. Harding is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Lulu Harding, who is now 93 years old, his wife, Caroline Crissinger Harding, four sons, William, of Meyersdale; Frank, of Elk Lick Township; Harry, of Charleston, W.Va., and George, of Pittsburgh, also by five daughters, Carrie Harding, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Nora Pugal, of Seattle, Washington; Thelma Dougielo, of McKees Rocks, Pa.; Mrs. Esther Zimmerman and Mrs. Ada Lape, of Somerset. He is also survived by three brothers, Joseph, of Baileysville, W.Va.; Herbert, of Meyersdale, and Lloyd, of Greenville, Township, and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Hughes, of Lonaconing, Mrs. George Robertson, of Midland, Md., and Miss Nellie Harding, of Baltimore. Seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive him.
Sanford Harding Memorial #89463778 Was wondering if you could put the obit I sent for Sanford thru the edit key on his Memorial would very much appreciate it.. Or if it is possible to ask for a transfer.
Wrong name My name was Kathleen Marie Jones. I too, am doing research on my family history. George Kermit Jones was my father. When he married Betty Johnson, I was the second born unto them...Billy was first, then Mary Ellen, then me. My name was never Catherine but Kathleen Marie. Just thought you would like to correct the mistake.
RE: Hershberger Graveyard You should request that the two cemeteries be combined because I added posts to the one that had the GPS coordinates and directions. Another solution is that the other entries be removed from the wrong cemetery to avoid duplicates unless you feel that it will be helpful for people searching a specific cemetery?