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Randy George (#47711352)
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Bio Photo Hello! I have fallen in love with genealogy over the past several years. I am researching my George family roots in Eastern Pennsylvania. The history I have learned as a result of the time spent searching for my Families roots, has made this hobby a passion for me. I would like everyone to know that should you like any help researching in the Greater Lehigh Valley area you need only ask and I will be glad to help. Here is hoping that our joint interest in genealogy will make friends and an extended family of us all.

A person with no sense of the past is a person who is a stranger both to his or her own roots and to the human condition more generally. For human beings are not creatures of nature; we are inheritors of the history that has made us what we are. Not to know our history is not to know ourselves, and that is the condition not of human beings, but of animals. And even from a practical point of view, to be ignorant of the past is to make us impotent and unprepared before the present. --Anthony O'Hear

I just found this amusing:
An elderly woman died last month. Having never married , she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, 'They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.'
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J Martin
Towamensing Cemetery, Palmerton, Carbon, PA
Hi Randy,

Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for:

Rebecca Weida Fenstermacher
Alverta Grace Serfass Fenstermaker
Earl R Fenstermaker

Much Appreciated. JMartin
Added by J Martin on Apr 26, 2015 7:14 AM
Leona Zimmerman
Strohl/Harry A. George & Mary Shipe George
I searched my Strohl info and did not find any leak between the Strohls and Harry Alfred George & Mary Shipe George. The Strohl family is HUGE so I haven't even begun to find info on everyone. Take a look at the newspaper article that I found regarding Nicholas D. Strohl:


St. Louis Post Dispatch
Contributed by Gigimo

Description: A Man With Thirty Children.

Date: February 1 1878

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, Mo.

(From the Mauch Chunk Coal Gazette)

The STROHL family, of this county, is probably the largest family in the United States. The head of the house is Nicholas STROHL, a Pennsylvania German, now about 76 years old. By three wives he has had thirty children, twenty-seven of whom are living. His first wife presented him with eight, his second with eleven, and his third with eleven. The youngest child is now 3 years old, and was born when its father was 73 years old. Of the twenty-seven children nineteen are married, and their families average about eight children. Mr. Joel STROHL, one of the well known farmers in the lower end of child of his father's first wife, has seventeen children, and he is not an old man. he is the father of two pairs of twins, a distinction which his father, Mr. Nicholas STROHL, never attained. If the families should gather together there would be over 200 persons. They nearly all reside in the county. Old Mr. STROHL is still hearty, and bids fair to live many years.


I had to laugh when I read this. His son followed in his footsteps. Nicholas C. Strohl had more than 20 children. So who knows maybe somewhere down the line I'll find your relatives in there somewhere. LOL!

Again, thank you for the photo. With all these Strohls in that cemetery, I'm sure I'll be asking you for another photo. LOL!

Leona
Added by Leona Zimmerman on Apr 07, 2015 12:43 PM
dickbelle
Swolensky photo
Thanks for getting this photo for me. I appreciate your time and effort! Dick Belle
Added by dickbelle on Apr 07, 2015 7:02 AM
Leona Zimmerman
RE: Nicholas D. Strohl & Barbara Lenhart Strohl Photos
Harry Alfred George & Mary Shipe George doesn't ring a bell, but I will check my family tree and let you know. There were two Nicholas Strohls in my family. One had a good 34 children, yes I did say 34 children and the other one had around 20 something I think. So Towamensing Cemetery is filled with Strohls that are all related. Guess Nicholas Strohl did more than farm work. LOL! If I find a connection, I will let you know.

Leona
Added by Leona Zimmerman on Apr 02, 2015 1:19 PM
Leona Zimmerman
Nicholas D. Strohl & Barbara Lenhart Strohl Photos
Thank you so much for taking photos of Nicholas D. Strohl and his wife Barbara Lenhart Strohl. I have not been on the computer in awhile. I have an elderly mother that I take care of. I checked my email this morning to find that I had over 2,000 emails!!! Needles to say, I have my hands full now going through them all. I scrolled down the bunch to see what was important and which was pretty much junk. I came across Findagrave and saw where you had taken the photos. What a pleasant surprise! Thank you so very much for taking the photos. I think this is a wonderful hobby. Wish I could do it but I have trouble walking and am on disability.

Have a Happy Easter as well!

Leona Zimmerman
Added by Leona Zimmerman on Apr 02, 2015 6:36 AM
David Thomas
RE: Thomas Leves
Hi
Thank you very much for the offer. Please don't go out of your way to do it.
Dave
Added by David Thomas on Mar 24, 2015 6:12 PM
blackburnbunch
C.L.Solt
Thank you for taking the time to take the photo!
Added by blackburnbunch on Mar 24, 2015 5:57 PM
Mary J Nelsen
Kemerer's Pictures
Well, if it is not too much trouble that would be great. You are right about the pictures. They would be more readable if there was morning sunlight shining on them. No hurry!
Added by Mary J Nelsen on Mar 24, 2015 5:32 PM
David Thomas
Thomas Leves
Thank you very much for the pic, it is greatly appreciated,
David Thomas
Added by David Thomas on Mar 24, 2015 4:48 PM
Mary J Nelsen
Kemmerer Pics
Hi Randy- sending you a big thank you for taking the pictures and posting them today! It is so nice to be able to see my ancestors markers. Mary
Added by Mary J Nelsen on Mar 24, 2015 3:21 PM
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