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rjschatz (#46560566)
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Bio Photo I'm a 67 year-old retired high school teacher living just outside Philly. My wife and I currently have ten children, aside from fourteen we have fostered over the years. I hope that I'm preserving some history, family, and heritage for them. I've received e-mails from people offering information to add to memorials. One connected an isolated memorial of 13-year-old girl who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic with memorials of her parents and sister; another, provided birth information for a Civil War soldier. I'm also interested in the industrial life of 19th Century Philadelphia which produced as many wealthy humanitarians and philanthropists (e.g., Henry Disston, Matthias Baldwin, William Bucknell) as it did robber barons (e.g., Edward Berwind). If you see inaccuracies in my information, please contact me and I'll make corrections. If you find the the existence of a memorial causes emotional hurt or pain, let me know, and I'll remove it, but I'd ask you to first consider that the purpose of posting memorials is to honor a memory--to insure that the person is not forgotten. Please be patient with any changes you request that I make. I'm discovering that I'm sometimes busier in retirement than I was in the 44 years that I taught.

I'd like to thank all the folks who send me corrections and additional information to post on the memorials. It's fascinating to be able to find insights into the lives of people who, except for time and space, may not really be all that different from us. It makes "the human family" more than a trite phrase.
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Jim Allingham
Bean Family edits
Thank you very much for the Bean family edits. I really appreciated your help.
Jim Allingham
Lansdale, PA
Added by Jim Allingham on May 09, 2014 9:26 PM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
Ann Hnter Dewees # 14214277
Hello rjschatz, Ann # 14214277, her dad Waters Dewees # 127110723, her mom Ann Jacob Bull # 42066485,
Thanks so much, The Deweese Clan:
Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Mar 30, 2014 4:10 AM
Erie County, New York Cemeteries Past & Present
Christ the King Cemetery Also known as: Christ the King Seminary Chapel
Located in the Town of Aurora, Erie, NY
Added by Erie County, New York Cem... on Jan 15, 2014 4:15 PM
LRabon
William Irvin
William J. Irvin 10859573

Please link him to his daughter Charlotte Cole 106968429

Thanks you so much!

Lorie Rabon
Added by LRabon on Dec 29, 2013 7:03 AM
Mary Russell
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I am wondering if you can help me. I am confused about cemeteries. I have a old memorial I want to add and the old record speaks of Norriton township Pa. as the funeral and then says he will be buried at Christ Swedes church in upper Merion. I find there is a old church cemetery there in upper Merion but findagrave seems to have one in Bridgeport. Can you maybe fill me in on this mystery I have on my hands?
Added by Mary Russell on Nov 24, 2013 5:23 PM
Matt Kessler
Francis Martin Drexel
Francis Martin Drexel was born in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria not in Tyrol, Austria... he is a my distant cousin
Added by Matt Kessler on Nov 20, 2013 4:39 AM
Matt Kessler
Francis Martin Drexel
Francis Martin Drexel was born in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Asutria not in Tyrol, Austria... he is a my distant cousin
Added by Matt Kessler on Nov 20, 2013 4:38 AM
Jeanne
re George Bailey b. 1835 in Old Swede's Cemetary
Hi,
This is so kind of you to do this work, and I want to thank you very much.

According to my records, George Franklin Bailey's (b. 1835) Wife was Mary Jane Peacock, not Mary Graham, unless I'm mistaken. My grandmother was George Franklin Bailey's granddaughter, and she definitely thought her grandmother's maiden name was Peacock.
Jeanne
Added by Jeanne on Sep 16, 2013 11:41 AM
Bruce Hallowell
Hallowells
I'm hoping you would consider transfering all your Hallowell memorials to me - I have full documentation for over 4,000 Hallowells in PA and I'm trying to link all parents and children in find-a-grave
thanks
Bruce Hallowell (#47186997)
Added by Bruce Hallowell on Sep 14, 2013 1:49 PM
Lonnie S. Smith Jr.
Rev. William Smith
Hi I seen you added a F-A-G Memorial for Rev. William Smith. I just want to know if he was the founder of Huntingdon County?
Added by Lonnie S. Smith Jr. on Aug 11, 2013 10:50 PM
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