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Portia Westfall (#46869612)
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As a teenager I helped clean out my great grandma's house years after her passing. She had a lot of genealogy information, much of which I am still sorting through years later. I enjoy researching the genealogy of my family and meeting new relatives I didn't know I had!

I also look for any excuse to spend time outdoors and take photos, so helping others in their quest for their own history by visiting new cemeteries is always interesting and rewarding.
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Beautiful Savior Is My Lord Jesus Christ

Hi Portia,

Thank you for the obituary on Henrietta Arriens. I appreciate your help.

Added by Beautiful Savior Is My Lo... on Sep 01, 2014 11:15 PM
Ernest Billings.
thanks so much for finding his obit
Added by Donna on Aug 07, 2014 8:12 PM
Marie and Bruce Newell
Grove Cemetery
Hi Portia,
Requesting your permission to use the photo of Grove Cemetery entrance for use in our personal tree as it will make a great addition.

Marie and Bruce Newell
Added by Marie and Bruce Newell on Oct 18, 2013 7:33 AM
memorial to Earl L. Dietz
Thank you Portia for sponsoring the memorial to Earl L. Dietz. The memorials look so much more pleasant without the ads.
Added by KeepsakeQuilter on Oct 09, 2013 5:44 AM
Memorial sponsorship
Thank you Portia for sponsoring the memorial to Lorraine S. Drago.
Added by KeepsakeQuilter on Oct 09, 2013 5:42 AM
Agnes Fullom #63368782
Thanks for the information about Agnes Fullom. It's annoying when there is no date of birth on a stone. I'd be happy to transfer the memorial to you, if you would like it.
Added by Alice on Mar 25, 2013 5:39 AM
Tim Campbell
Thanks for the pictures!
Added by Tim Campbell on Mar 09, 2013 10:42 PM
Eunice Terpenning - two more
Two more questions (sorry)--- I noticed that Hannah Terpenning, daughter of Henry, is in the same cemetery, probably next to Eunice. There is no picture, though, so I wondered (1) if her gravestone was in the same imperfect style as Eunice's. (If so, that would support my theory that Eunice died in 1854 because Hannah must have died about that year also since she was 18 in the 1850 census).
And #2: Are there any other gravestones with that style? And if so, do they have a year of death on them? I'm looking for patterns that would help confirm the year of death for Eunice since all such stones were probably done by the same hand -- perhaps in the same time period.
Thanks again.
Added by Pat on Jan 11, 2013 2:01 PM
Eunice Terpenning P.S.
P.S. For comparison, I checked all the other gravestones that had photos in the Snyder graveyard and none had that same style of lettering (note particularly the "8"), but perhaps some of the non-pictured gravestones might have that style. If so, maybe we could figure something out.
Added by Pat on Jan 08, 2013 9:15 PM
Eunice Terpenning
Hi Portia. Thanks for contributing. I was wondering if you could check the grave of Eunice Terpenning the next time you go there. Is there any chance that the 1834 could be 1854? -- and that the 30 years could be 50? I have examined the photos and I think it is possible based on the slightly imperfect style of the lettering, but I can't tell for sure. My problems are that I have evidence she was alive long after 1834: 1) the 1850 census lists Henry's wife as Eunice, age 45 (born ca 1805) and 2) the death certificate of Henry's daughter Elmina/Elmira (born ca 1841) lists her parents as Henry Tupening and Eunice Stafford..... So Henry clearly had a wife named Eunice from at least 1841 through 1850. While it's possible there were two Eunices, no one has found a second one, and if those numbers really are fives, everything would fall into place. (By the way, Henry married again in Sep 1854.)
Thanks for your help, and happy hunting!

Here are the references for the above:|0|1652393|0|2|3244|35|0|2635|0|0|&msydy=1850&msydy_x=1&cpxt=0&uidh=xx5&cp=0&pcat=35&h=11227686&db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=1
Added by Pat on Jan 08, 2013 8:43 PM
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