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E.Renkin (#46537485)
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Bio Photo Any memorial that I am not related to will be gladly transferred following FAG guidelines.

These families are of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Currently I am the Family Historian
for the "Brubaker Families of America."

Also the Rankin/Renkin families of Pennsylvania.
And my father's family HOGARTH and MOTLEY are in the Philadelphia area, and Lancaster & Schuylkill Counties.
Now researching the DUNSTER family of New York.

I've been recording names as I go, so I can help the next person looking for that missing family member.

Any corrections or missing information you would like me to add, just forward it on to me.
PLEASE use the edit link...

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Find A Grave Memorial# 25308757 George J. Garman
Hi - I notice that there is no birthdate on his tombstone, just his death date and age he died submitted presumably by the informant who might only know what he was told by the deceased or someone else. Do you have a verifiable source for the birth date or did you just do the math and put in that date? If the latter, it's best to just leave it blank and put the tombstone information as to the deceased's age in the "bio" section as that birthdate may be completely wrong.
Added by Sue on Aug 16, 2016 5:36 PM
Sallie Halteman
RE: Alice Halteman
OK. I think I have submitted them all. Thanks for your help. Sallie Halteman
Added by Sallie Halteman on Jul 22, 2016 4:38 PM
Sallie Halteman
Alice Halteman
Hi Ed,
I would like to request a correction to the two Alice Halteman's you have in Findagrave. Alice N Halteman should be linked to Henry H Halteman as spouse. Alice Hagey Halteman should be linked to both of them as a daughter. Lillie Hagey Halteman Bower and Ella Mae Halteman Clemens are also daughters of Alice N Halteman and Henry H Halteman, not Alice Hagey Halteman. Elwood H Halteman is also a child of Henry H and Alice N Halteman. Elwood was my father-in-law. Thanks for providing this records. Sallie Halteman
Added by Sallie Halteman on Jul 21, 2016 4:15 PM
Mary Belle Minetree Brubaker
Thank you for the very interesting information about Mary. I've added it to her memorial.
Added by SleepingDog on Jul 02, 2016 2:10 PM
James R. Freeman
Henry Gable Memorial
I'm not sure why you deleted your memorial, which was clearly created first. I'm sorry if you may have misinterpreted my message. I wasn't asking for you to delete it. In any case, thanks for adding your photo to the duplicate.
Added by James R. Freeman on Jun 26, 2016 9:24 AM
Kay Lanning Hochstettler
William McKinley
Thank you again for responding so quickly. My 32-year-old, conservative, banker nephew was going to get a tattoo symbolizing Washington's body guards if the rumor proved true. His mother is the only one in the family who will be happy that our gggg-grandfather was not one! I appreciate your information, and wish you all the best!
Added by Kay Lanning Hochstettler on Jun 22, 2016 9:02 AM
Kay Lanning Hochstettler
RE: William McKinley
Thank you for responding so promptly! You have already provided me with information I didn't know before. I am also learning how addicting it is to follow Find a Grave! I am trying to prove my pioneer roots in Hancock County, Ohio, through William and Hannah Rankin McKinley's son John, whose family entered the county around 1836. You have given me hope that the connection can be proven!
Added by Kay Lanning Hochstettler on Jun 14, 2016 2:12 PM
Kay Lanning Hochstettler
William McKinley
Dear E.Renkin,

A "1776" star marker is pictured next to the headstone of William McKinley, my gggg-grandfather in Cannonsburg Cemetery in Hancock County, Ohio. A local historian told me that he was actually a bodyguard for George Washington. I am a recent member of Find A Grave, and wondered if there is any record that would prove or disprove the authenticity of this claim. (He may also share family ties with you, as well, since his wife was Hannah Rankin McKinley.)

Thank you for entertaining a question from a novice!
Added by Kay Lanning Hochstettler on Jun 13, 2016 8:48 PM
Lin Stoltzfus Mease
Sarah Killian
Hi, Sarah's baptismal records indicate that she is the daughter of Samuel and Susanna Schwartz Breneisen. (Birthdate is the same as is on tombstone). Sarah was married to Emmanuel Killian. Also, at the time of Susanna Breneisen's death, a newspaper reported she was living with at the residence of her son-in-law, Emmanuel Killian. Could you please link Sarah Breneisen Killian with her parents who are also buried in Salem Union Cemetery. Thank you!
Added by Lin Stoltzfus Mease on Jun 03, 2016 3:37 PM
Lin Stoltzfus Mease
Elizabeth Killian
at Salem Union Cemetery. Cemetery records indicate that Elizabeth Killian was born July 16, 1820 and died November 25, 1879.
Could you please add the birth year and the death year to her information?

People have mistakenly believed that this is Elizabeth Breneisen married to Samuel Killian. If you could add the year, it will clear up the confusion because Elizabeth Breneisen was born on June 24, 1807. Thank you.
Added by Lin Stoltzfus Mease on May 15, 2016 6:56 PM
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