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Tricker (#47304675)
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Bio Photo My wife and I live about five miles outside Reading, Berks County, Pa. I try to visit most of the cemeteries in Reading and the southwest corner of Berks. I've also wandered into Eastern Lancaster and Lebanon county where some family members are buried. I've had an interest in geneaology since 2002. (probably longer, I just didn't know it yet.) Findagrave has not only peaked my interest in taking cemetery photos, but, also in discovering and walking cemeteries in this area that I never knew were there. Not only have I documented many of my ancestors, I have been taking as many photos as possible in the hopes of helping others find theirs. If you are a family member, I will gladly transfer your ancestor's memorial to you.
Future generations will want to know what happened to their ancestors, and Findagrave is the best way to document them.

Whose grave are you going to find today?

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Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations, this would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Please include your member number for a transfer.
I will always make corrections and add links when asked. Thanks!!

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Bernard C Carey
Thank You
Hi Tricker. I just wanted to say thank you for all the memorials you've posted on Find a Grave. Countless numbers of the memorials are ancestors of mine in Berks County. I've gained a lot of valuable information. Thanks again!
Added by Bernard C Carey on Mar 16, 2015 6:23 PM
Kathy glaeser
RE: Hello
Me neither! LOL...Must have joined a while ago!!!
Added by Kathy glaeser on Mar 16, 2015 4:05 PM
Neil D Scheidt
Emma Catharine Heiser
Thanks for the transfer. She was complicated. A out-of-wedlock who was adopted.
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Mar 14, 2015 9:29 AM
RE: Grave site for Emma C. Hinkel
The Emma C mystery has been solved. Her mother was Sarah Bearr with Israel Spayd. Sarah was 17 1/2 at the time of Emma's birth. It is not clear if Sarah and Isreal were married. But Sarah eventually marries David S. Hinkel and Emma is shown living with them in a 1870 census. It is not clear if David actually adopted her or if she just went by the name Hinkel.

Emma eventually marries James Heiser and has two daughters. The first is Caroline Elizabeth and her birth record shows Emma as Emma Cath (spayde) sic Heiser and the second is my grandmother Edna May where her mother is listed as Emma Cathrine daughter of Israel and Sarah Spayd.

If you respond, please reply to my e mail address

Added by Jim on Mar 12, 2015 10:02 AM
Your Premature Memorial/Burial.
“Trickster”: In response to your improper remarks in your response to my comments below and since you misspell people’s surnames on purpose as a direct insult, take note: I don’t give a damn who you are or what your relationship to the deceased was. Friends do not do what you did if they have any sort of proper rearing, which you obviously do not. Your act is creating a memorial prematurely is a tasteless one and does not honour the deceased as you seem to think, but discredits him by your alleged association with his good name.

As for your so-called aide to humanity via the website Find-a-Grave, all I can say is that professional researchers take that website with a grain of salt because amateurs such as yourself (20,000+ memorials, indeed) pepper the system with errors and misinformation all because, like you, they jump to conclusions before they get their facts lined up correctly. I see several complaints here about your own errors in dates, etc.

Finally Sir, I do not hide behind some nom de plume and render my messages anonymously. My full name is clearly visible as you can see. So what are you afraid of “Trickster?” Having someone whom you angered come to your door one night and sort you?

You may do whatever you wish, but that cannot control the thoughts of other people who read your messages. Remember: "You can fool some of the people some of the time .... "

Added by JOHN CHARLES MANTON on Feb 24, 2015 8:06 AM
About Your PrematureBurial.
I do not know who you are, but I was Doug's college roommate at Millersville and knew him well. Don't you think that your "premature burial" of his remains is a wee bit on the tackless side? You might have waited until he was in his grave before "jumping" to add his name to your so-called 20,000+ memorials that you have created to date.

As you failed to provide a personal e-mail address, you leave no other method of communicating with you other than via the "public message" method of Find-a-Grave. You cannot undo what you have done, so I am afraid that your reputation is now tarnished. Sad. Very sad for poor Doug to have friends like you.
Added by JOHN CHARLES MANTON on Feb 23, 2015 7:08 AM
Philip J. Kuhn
Philip (one l) J. Kuhn #73179045 was married to Mantana C. Kuhn (Kunkel) #73179030. He was much older (26 years!), but she is listed as his wife on his Pa. death certificate and she is listed as his wife (marriage #2) on the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses. They had at least 6 children together. Philip's first wife, Magdalena Hintz died in 1908. This information will also affect the information for their daughter, Virgie #94939491 and the information on Magdalena Kuhn's page, #73179105. Virgie is a daughter, not a sister, of Mantana. Thank you for all your unselfish work in helping to further genealogy and finding our ancestors!
Added by okieca on Feb 23, 2015 3:33 AM
Alfred Gerhardt
Lydia An Harrington Diem's Death Date
Lydia Ann Harrington Diem Memorial No. 70888609 died on November 17, 1908. Her Pennsylvania Death Certificate File No. is 107200 and it was filed on November 21, 1908. You can view her death certificate on under Pennsylvania Death Certificates 1906 - 1963.
Added by Alfred Gerhardt on Feb 13, 2015 9:52 AM
Camille Harden Glancy
Obituary for Francis Palm
I am researching the Palm Family Berks County. I came across an obituary for Francis Palm Memorial# 71693773. I would like to add this information to his memorial. I am not a direct descendant. He was my great uncle. The obituary was published in the Reading Times in 1938. I found it on If you would like the information, you can email me at Thanks.

Added by Camille Harden Glancy on Feb 10, 2015 11:24 AM
John Wells #69225146
Am researching this family and have come across his certificate. His birth date is listed as Oct. 29, 1838, with his age listed as 100, 9 months, 13 days. Not the same as the stone, but informed by daughter Laura Spencer.
Added by m-space on Feb 05, 2015 11:47 AM
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