Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Reifinger (#47336023)
 member for 3 years, 11 months
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
I first started taking pictures of graves of only my relatives. I would return home do a little more research and discover that I missed a few. So out I would go to take a few more photos and the same thing would occur again. After my 3rd trip to the cemetery I decided I would just photograph the whole cemetery.

I try and do a little research on each of the stones that I photograph, using various resources. I use other people's trees for clues then try and prove those clues with documental evidence such as obituaries, census data or other records. It's a very enjoyable experience.

At first I also created a tree on Ancestry and was uploading the tombstone photograph's there as well but it became too labor intensive so now I only upload my relatives there. If you are would like to use my photographs for your family or upload them else where please do so. A link back to find a grave along with credit would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to use my photographs in a for profit venture please obtain written permission to do so.

My primary areas of interest for my own family lines are the names: Reifinger, Latshaw, Stufflet/Stofflet, Schlegel, Bower, Eck, Mertz, Day, Christman, Bock, Bennicoff, and Gruber in Berks, Pennsylvania, USA; Haney, Van Buskirk, Heller, Mills/Mill, Starner, Weiss, Hofner/Hoffner, Fetherman, Coslar, Sandt, Price, Houser, Werkheiser, and Brong in Monroe, Pennsylvania, USA.

I'm willing to transfer out of guidelines. If you are interested in doing more work on any of mine feel free to ask. Just take good care of each individual out of respect for their memory. If it is a relative of mine it may involve a little more discussion.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 5,274 Memorials Added
 • 5,222 Memorials Managed
 • 26 Memorials/week
 • 6,581 Photos
 • 25 Photo Requests
 • 5 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 7,683 Virtual Flowers
 • 48 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 8 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Constance Shafe..., Dale Berger, Longswamp, P Fite, Paul Groener, ShaneO, Sharon S Robins..., Ty
Messages left for Reifinger (128)[Leave Message]
Lisa Fidler Walter
NV and Amelia Altemose
Would you mind transferring NV Altemose and his wife Amelia to me? If you are also related, I understand if you would like to keep them.

Amelia is 77097552
NV is 77097525

Added by Lisa Fidler Walter on May 01, 2014 10:41 AM
Catherine Sell
Homer and Mildred Wehr

Homer and Mildred Serfass Wehr and buried in Union Cemetery, Slatington, not Heidelberg Union Cemetery as you have listed. Their son Gerald A. Wehr is also buried at Union Cemetery, Slatington. Union Cemetery is on Rte. 873 heading towards Friedens.
Added by Catherine Sell on Mar 09, 2014 9:13 AM
John Cameron
Jesse Siglin #16322361
Hello, You maintain the memorial for Jesse Siglin in the Old Brodheadsville Cemetery. He could be linked to his father, Johann Jacob Heinrich Siglin #97741886, in the Salem Church Cemetery in Gilbert. Heinrich is my 4th great grandfather. Thanks John Cameron
Added by John Cameron on Mar 06, 2014 7:37 PM
Hufsmith family?
Hello - please contact me re the Hufsmith family (Sarah Catherine Hufsmith's first husband was my direct ancestor Benjamin Bernhard Beears (Find A Grave Memorial# 44220824), who I realize you don't have linked to the family, but I think I can supply you with ample evidence, incl. the photo of Benjamin B that I added to his page last night.

Between your pages, and some from Find A Grave users Tom Myers and K Beears, there are a lot of memorials for this family that are not sufficiently well linked.

Thanks - hope I do have all of this correct, but I have some first-hand family sources -
Added by martamima on Mar 04, 2014 10:50 AM
Frantz family
Hello from Austria !
Please do you know something about your added Frantz family - I am searching my paternal Frantz family - living around 1800 in Poland - the family was Jewish. Thank you so much for your help !
With best regards
Added by Charlotte on Dec 28, 2013 7:58 AM
Michael Silvis
66116734 John Melchior Silfiece
Again, I just mention to you about Sarah Anna Silfiece. If you don't mind to delete this John Melchior Silfiece from your Find A Grave. I already have one on my Find A Grave and I have better photo place in it.

Thank you,
Michael Silvis
Added by Michael Silvis on Nov 08, 2013 2:02 PM
Michael Silvis
66096168 Sarah Anna "Kresge" Silfiece
For your info: I'm distantly with John Melchoir Silfices on my family tree of

If you don't mind to transfer to my Find A Grave 101410793 Sarah Ann Kresge Silfiece. I also have better photo closer view of Sally A.

Also your info have more info of Sarah Ann's parent
which is very helpful to add in my Find A Grave.

Thank you, Michael Silvis
Added by Michael Silvis on Nov 08, 2013 1:59 PM
Oscar Clayton Woodliff
Sorry something happened the last try that took me back to my profile. Anyway -- you have a memorial #82270329 created on Dec 22, 2011. I see now that you state you had taken pictures of whole cemetery. Before seeing this on your profile page I requested a stone for him. I just received a notice from Find a Grave that the volunteer said there is no record of this person in the cemetery and stated they were removing my request for a photo request. How did you determined that this person was in this cemetery so that you could create a memorial?
Added by JPCZim on Nov 06, 2013 5:18 PM
Oscar Clayton Woodliff
Added by JPCZim on Nov 06, 2013 5:06 PM
Thomas Sheckler
Grave of Minnie Frable
I am a grandson of Eva P Shafer (nee Frable) whose gravestone I recently viewed on Find a Grave.

In Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville, Pa, are buried at least 3 sisters of Eva: Augusta Smith, Ida Frable, and Minnie Frable.

I was responsible for the interment of my great aunt, Minnie Ellen Frable.

However, I cannot find her grave in Buena Vista Cemetery; and I note that there is no photo of her stone at Find a Grave.

I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me.

Thank you,
Tom Sheckler
Added by Thomas Sheckler on Aug 24, 2013 11:37 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service