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Denise Witwer Lahr (#47356680)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa., I now live in Hershey, Pa. I am interested in the Witwer, Leeking, and Eby families.

Publications:
"The Life and Legacy of Peter Eby of Warwick Township," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, No. 1, January 2003, pp. 9-17.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 1, Hans Wittwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, no. 3, July 2003, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 2, Michael Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 27, no. 3, July 2004, pp. 18-27.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 3, Joseph Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 29, no. 1, January 2006, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 4, Michael Witwer's Family" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 30, no. 3, July 2007, pp. 8-25.

Thomas Witwer Richards, Denise Witwer Lahr, and Sally Miller Atkinson, The Witwer Legacy: Lancaster County Swiss-German Sons and Daughters, (Alexandria, Va.; Global Printing, Inc.: 2010)

The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Record, translated by Carolyn Wenger and annotated by myself, No. 7 of Mennonite Sources and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.:, LMHS, 2010)

I finished computerizing the records of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Rothsville. To supplement those records, I am trying to make sure that everyone in the cemetery has a Findagrave Memorial, even those without a gravestone, and that each person is linked to his parents. If you can help by providing information, please contact me, and please add personal photos that you may possess.

Most of my memorials are connected to either the families of interest to me, The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Book, or Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery in Rothsville. I also try to add some of Old Warwick Township's hidden and vulnerable family cemeteries. Before I add a memorial I usually research it extensively.

PLEASE send ideas and corrections, but I am reluctant to transfer any of the foregoing memorials.

However, whenever I visit a newer cemetery I take a few "serendipity" photos. These are gravestones that catch my eye for whatever reason. If you are related, please let me know, and I will transfer them.

And, since this is Find-a-GRAVE, I am loathe to link to "unknown" burials.
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J. LaFleur
RE: John Bitzer (151039642)
He was affiliated with that church & no other as far as I can tell. In those early years, most people were buried at their church. Plus he has family & descendants buried there. Never got around to contacting the church to ask but feel very strongly that he is buried there. Wouldn't make sense for him to be buried elsewhere. So I have everything that points to him being buried there, just nothing in black & white saying he's there. If I find he's elsewhere for sure, I'll make necessary changes. I haven't looked at my Bitzer info for awhile but something in it should say something about his burial or proof of it in Trinity.
Added by J. LaFleur on Sep 24, 2016 7:26 PM
BYRON PRESTON
RE: re: Mary Zwally Memorial No. 93589211
I find a book about the Shirk family history from 1665 to 1914 by Henry Y. Shirk that list Mary's parents as Emmanuel Shirk ,and Miss Sallie Bucher.
Added by BYRON PRESTON on Sep 17, 2016 7:12 PM
ProgBase
Just like Samuel ...
YOU Ruhl! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Aug 31, 2016 1:20 PM
Linnea Perris
John Beidleman Memorial 158491508
Denise,
Thank you for going to the cemetery and for the information. I have added the information to the memorial. All you did for me is truly appreciated.
Linnea (Beidelman) Perris
Added by Linnea Perris on Aug 07, 2016 3:31 PM
Jim in Rhode Island
Thank you very very much!
Great picture! You are very kind! Thank you!
Added by Jim in Rhode Island on Jul 29, 2016 4:57 PM
Dennis Brandt
John Beichell photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Jul 09, 2016 7:12 AM
ProgBase
Adam says you're the ...
... Sharpest contributor! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Jul 06, 2016 9:44 AM
ProgBase
James Sturgis
Happy 4th of July to such a generous person! :-)
Added by ProgBase on Jul 04, 2016 10:15 PM
Mountaineer
Thanks
Hello Denise,

Thank you for the contribution to the bio of Find A Grave Memorial # 136104629.

Mountaineer
Added by Mountaineer on Jul 04, 2016 8:20 PM
neptune-klm
Loose Stones
Hello Denise, Thanks for the pics! Were you able to read the stones (Find A Grave Memorial# 145345320 & 145345035). I can't read them from the pics.

Added by neptune-klm on Jun 13, 2016 5:50 AM
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