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Harry's Daughter (#47677746)
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Bio Photo LEAR, GELLOCK, MILLER, and FOOSE are the main surnames in my family tree.

The original German spellings were:

These are the maiden names which stem from each:
(Any names is parenthesis are the original spelling of that name it follows.)

LEAR: Margeson, Paddock, Clawson, Tappin, Gilmore (Kilmer), Gray, Wildonger, Maust, Gruver/Groover (Kruger), Long (Lang), Scholl, Deer, Mumbauer, and Schumacher

GELLOCK: Gellock [A Gellock married a Gellock], Walter, Walter [A Walter married a Walter], Yeager, Kocher, Messinger, Abel, Stoneback (Steinbach), Lee, Eckert, Keiter, Lott, Laycock, Belles, Buss, Ritter, Kuriss, Kahler, Werkheiser, Messinger (another), and Diehl

MILLER: Kohler, Riey, Mosel, Troxell, Rinker, Ealer, Dietz, Cramer, Newhart (Newhard), Traill, Rasley, Heller, Grotz, Luy, Schneider, and Schinhoven.

FOOSE: Altemus, Rinker, Smith, Heater, Furry, Leibengood (Leibenguth)/ Ackerman [not sure of an adoption/birth name], Bartholomew, Reimer, Frey, Kolb, Litgar, Bopp [changed to Pope], Lauer, Mauny, Hilliard (Hilgert), Reimel, Smith (Schmidt), Smith (Schmidt) [a Smith married a Smith], Miller (Mueller), Frantz, Sterner, Odenwelder, Rent(s), and Schuch

As I continue my research, I am adding more maiden names, but haven't necessarily researched them all thoroughly yet.

The majority of my family base is in PA, with many NJ extensions. My four main surnames all trace back to Germany, as well as many of the maiden names in my direct lines.


My paternal grandparents, John N. and Clara E. Gellock Lear were both Native American descendants.

JOHN NELSON LEAR: Family history states my grandfather's grandmother, Margaret M. Margeson (nee Clawson) was half Native American. Oral history passed down states that we have an Indian princess in the family tree. I believe this may have been referring to my gr8 x3 paternal grandmother, Catharine Tappin Clawson, who was Margaret's mother.

My father's first cousin told me that his mother (my grandfather's sister) told him that we have Indian blood in us. He also stated that his late mother and two brothers had Indian features.

CLARA ELIZABETH GELLOCK LEAR: Family history on my grandmother's side (Gellock) states we have Indian blood in us, but no one knows exactly who it comes from.


I have requested many memorials from inactive accounts. I greatly appreciate the time and effort they took to list my ancestors. It is truly an honor for me to carry on the torch and resume their management.

SPECIAL THANKS go out to all the find-a-grave contributors who have listed my ancestors and upon my request have transferred them to me, and to those who will grant future requests. I am ever so grateful for the time and effort you all have taken to create the memorials of my ancestors and how your listings have helped me connect many dots.

Not every single memorial I've listed is a blood relative. During the course of researching plots, I've come across some of the parents, siblings, etc., of the spouses of my ancestors, or other non-relatives who were buried with them, so I have listed them also in the hope of helping others in their genealogical search. However, my main agenda is to list my ancestors, not the ancestors of their spouses.

Please do send a request, via the edit tab, if you are interested in managing any of my memorials.

I will likely transfer memorials which are not in my direct line if they are in yours. Please check the memorial to see if their is a notation of them being in my direct line. You can also check my direct line virtual cemeteries for the surname of interest. If you don't see the memorial you are interested in managing listed there or noted as a direct relative, please submit your request (via the edit tab) and state your relationship.

Also if you have an interest in managing an ancestor of yours, who is not in your direct line, and who isn't in my direct line, please do submit a request (via the edit tab), I most likely will transfer it to you.

My children's paternal grandparents:

These are the four main surnames and the maiden names which stem from each:

THORPE: Markle, Gregory, Watkins, Brown, and Cunningham

WELCH: Plank


GUNDERMAN: Benning, Beam, Anderson, Cole, and Shannon

I will add more maiden names as I discover them.


One of my granddaughter's paternal side.

BLACKWELL: Teabout, stackhouse, and Trueblood



My oldest grandson's paternal side.

HELMS: Morris



Many interesting facets of my ancestor's lives have been uncovered and intrigue further inspires me.


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Gladys Ivory
Ruth Margeson Wharen
Ruth is the d/o Milton Wharen #151643988 and
Ida Mabel DeRoach Eike Wharen #151644091
thank you
Added by Gladys Ivory on Sep 02, 2015 5:55 PM
Carol & David
RE: E Clark & Julia Kessler
You are welcome for the gravestone pictures. I have transferred E. Clark Kessler to you per your request. Please don't ever worry about requesting a transfer as I am always willing to transfer family to others who are related. I created Mr. Kessler's memorial because we took the photo request for his wife, Julia and we always try and take any other family in that area and add them if they haven't been added yet.

Hope you got the email I sent regarding the various Rinkers too and the obituaries that were attached.

Added by Carol & David on Aug 25, 2015 10:38 AM
Carole Bilheimer Long
Pauline Maurer
Hi Trudy,

Yes, Helen did have a twin sister. Her name is Pauline Catherine Maurer. She was first married to Lloyd Schultz and then to Howard Getz. Helen and Pauline were sisters to my grandfather, Harrison (Harry) Maurer. I do have all her information except for one thing. Where she is buried. That is why she isn't included in the siblings on Find A Grave. I also have a picture of her.

I have checked to see if she was buried on Fairview Cemetery in Bethlehem where a lot of her relatives are buried but I haven't found her. She died in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, PA

Added by Carole Bilheimer Long on Jun 28, 2015 7:32 PM
James H. McAdoo
Jeremiah Lott
If Jeremiah Lott is your 5X greatgrandfather, then you are related to my sister-in-law, Linda Smith McAdoo. Jeremiah is also her 5X greatgrandfather. She descends from Jeremiah through Lavinia Lott, Charlotte Skelly, Margaret E. Clark, Parlumia Reich, Paul Reich Stecker, and Ruth Elizabeth Stecker. I would be happy to share information. Regards,
Jim McAdoo #48572121
Added by James H. McAdoo on Jun 11, 2015 1:51 PM
Carol & David
Melvin & Betty Kohler
I also found the grave marker for Melvin 107101124 and Betty Kohler 107101151 at the Shrine and added it to their memorials.They were in Section F, the same as Jacob & Sarah Kohler.
Added by Carol & David on Jun 07, 2015 4:58 PM
Carol & David
RE: Kohler, Knauss & Ealer
You are very welcome. We missed Jacob & Sarah Kohler yesterday on my sheet at the Shrine. So I am will be checking today if it stays sunny.

Added by Carol & David on Jun 07, 2015 1:07 PM
Bruce W. Miller (varkaard)
Re: Joseph Ealer (#18980013)
Louisa Rebecca Steiner was the mother of his children. This is backed up by five of their death certificates. Elizabeth Halpin Buck (widow of Augustus Buck) married Joseph in 1893. I have no idea where the name Louise Clewell comes from unless he was married to her previous to Louisa Rebecca Steiner. He was 28 when Anna Elizabeth was born in Dec 1858 and single in the 1850 census so it is possible that he could have been married before Louisa Rebecca. The obituary quoted has several facts in error. (Checking the 1850 census, I found only one Louisa Clewell anywhere near Northampton Co. She was born in Nazareth, PA, in 1836 and died in 1912 and was married to Levi Springer. She would have been about 20 or 21 when Joseph married Louisa Steiner. The only other possibility is that he married a Louisa Clewell between 1887 when Louisa Steiner died and 1893 when he married Elizabeth. But again in 1880 there was an Ida Louisa Clewell born in 1867 in Northampton Co. but she was living in Philadelphia with her parents in 1900. No other Louise Clewells were around.)
Added by Bruce W. Miller (varkaard... on May 26, 2015 1:28 PM
Pat Moser
Philip Daniel Clegg
Philip Clegg was born July 1, 1899 in Rappahannock Co VA. His family can be found in Jefferson Co WV.
Added by Pat Moser on May 20, 2015 11:30 AM
Brian Griffis
RE: Minnie Walter Brunell
Hi, thank you for the edit. Minnie was wife to my great-grand uncle, Samuel Brunell. Sam's sister, Ella, was my great grandmother. Its funny that you ask if I know where Sam and Minnie are buried - I don't know - I assumed Minnie was buried at the Easton Heights Cemetery, since your memorial was connected there. Truth is, she is probably buried in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she died.
Added by Brian Griffis on May 19, 2015 11:00 PM
Tim Troxell
Woodruff Sr
Hi Trudy, Death cert. has his death date as 28 March 1956. born 1877 new jersey. Died in Easton Pa. Hope you can find him . the obit index for express should tell waht page if it was in the paper at the time. Take care, TIm
Added by Tim Troxell on May 17, 2015 2:58 PM
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