My name is Jack Shatzer. I was born and raised in Southern Pennsylvania. Inspired by my Grandmother, many years ago, I have been continually working the family tree. I am a true Pennsylvania German. I am "Shatzer" - "Byers" - "Strike" on my father's side and "Peiffer" - "Sprenkle" - "Diehl" on my mother's side. These ancestors were mostly tenant farmers in Franklin and Adams County, PA.
Find-A-Grave has been a wonderful addition to my Genealogy interests. It has encouraged me to collect obituaries and old photographs from the family; then take on the challenge of finding and photographing their graves. Building memorials is the reward for all of this effort. I love it!
Thank you so much for adding pictures to my great grandmothers memorial and other relatives. Your family was dearly loved by mine and I know my grandmother, Nellie, thought of them all as family. I remember going to the Pieffer reunions with her and especially your grandmother, as I visited her home many times.
RE: Ramona Martin Thank you Jack for all you do. I know you do it with love and so I trust her memorial with you and we're cousins too! I'll keep her memorial but just know if you want to keep the brothers and sisters together, I will be happy at anytime to transfer. I was new on Find A Grave at the time of my request and didn't realize that she was your family too.
I had no idea that you were related to Ramona or I never would have asked you to transfer. If you want to keep the family together, please let me know and I will transfer her back to you. She is my grandmother but I see you have done a lot of work and don't want to break up the work you have done. Just let me know.
RE: Catharine Dear Jack, Thanks for the response. Solomon Strike was my great-granduncle, brother of my great-grandfather David Wilson Strike. Though I have no blood connection to his second wife, my curiousity got the best of me, so I did a little research. It appears that her oldest brother, Henry Alleman, migrated to Kansas, via Illinois, and was living near the area in which she is said to have died. A pretty bold move for the time, but both her parents were gone, too, so I guess Kansas was her "port-in-a-storm." Of course this is supposition, because it would be difficult to prove. Maybe someone will send you another note. Thanks again, Debbie
Hi! I saw your message, and have had the same problem. One contributor wrote to Find A Grave and got permission to access at least one family of this contributor. There is a possibility he is no longer active. I do know he lost his wife within the last year, plus his mother.
Here is an e-mail address I have for someone in Find A Grave. You can write and inquire.