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Leanne Keefer Bechdel (#46601597)
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Bio Photo I am ever searching for my ancestors. Both our families are 12 generation Americans, some 13! Most German, Dutch and Native American. Surnames: Bechtel, Bechdel, Keffer, Keefer, DeHaas, Van Houten, Rohrbach ,Strouss, Houser, Lozier, Losier, Le Sueur Begraft, Slot. I have always been seeking their old headstones and cemeteries so I started "collecting" photos years ago. Now, I finally have a place to help people find those long lost graves. I am earnestly trying to photograph the numerous very old graves scattered about my area of Central Pennsylvania. Many a brave pioneer family headstone will be lost to ravages of time. I've been known to commit various acts of genealogy kindness. Willing to headstone hunt in Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Lycoming and parts of Centre Counties. Contact me with any ?s, corrections or requests. Presently trying to start getting all the churches to transcribe their records for better availability as well as historical document preservation techniques. Help is needed. If you see my name on a cemetery photo, then it is accessible to me and I may have more information, feel free to ask. IF I HAVE ENTERED OR PHOTOGRAPHED YOUR ANCESTORS, PLEASE write me, I can give you "ownership" of their memorial here! Follow the guidelines and I need the memorial # and your member number.
Proud member of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century John Hand Chapter and the Shikelimo DAR chapter, Senior re-organizing President of The Regina Hartman Society of The Children Of The American Revolution. I have been an active living history presenter for the past 20 years. A gunner of Coren's Independent Artillery with the Continental Lines. Living history presenter with focus on Revolutionary War and late 18th c Pennsylvania, various class portrayals, laundress, street cryer, tapes weaving, letter writing, representing everyday colonial American ancestry.
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Gwen and Bob
RE: Forest Hill photos
Thank you very much! My main family lines are Warburton, Little, and Armes, from Lycoming and Sullivan Counties. I live in State College, and there are lots of Bechdels in this area. Thanks again, Gwen
Added by Gwen and Bob on Mar 05, 2015 11:52 AM
Gwen and Bob
Permission to use photo
Hello Leanne,
May I have permission to use one of your photos of Forest Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery on my ancestry.com family tree, with attribution to you and to Find a Grave? Thank you very much for your consideration! Gwen
Added by Gwen and Bob on Mar 05, 2015 10:03 AM
Linda Rhoadarmer
Robert Chambers - FAG 82872417
I had made a photo request and you said that the photo could not be taken. Was it because he is not in that cemetery? I am confused. Is there such a cemetery as the Presbyterian Church Cemetery? Is the Mifflinburg cemetery the only cemetery in Mifflinburg; the old part which is near the church and the newer section? Do I have all the Chambers I had done in the wrong named cemetery? Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Mar 01, 2015 5:15 PM
LefflerResearcher
Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg
Saw your pictures on Find A Grave of Oak Hill. I am looking for Lefflers there and didn't find ones reported as buried there on their death certificates. Do you know if there is a listing of cemeteries in Dauphin (and Northumberland) somewhere else besides Find A Grave. I do well in Schuylkill, but not these others. I don't expect you to do and searching (at least not today from what I hear on the news!). I need someone from that area that I can ask where to find info that is not ancestry.com or Find A Grave. I hope to come that way this summer, even if I have to come alone - been putting off too many years.
From your bio it looks like you lead a full life. Sounds like fun.
LefflerResearcher
Added by LefflerResearcher on Feb 02, 2015 2:34 PM
Doug Barnes
RE: Jacob Hepler
I have a Nary Hepler that married Jacob Ickes. ANd I followed back 2 generations on the Hepler's. I know there is more. And no I haven't been to a reunion. And we thought we lived in a large world. Doesnt take long to find relatives.
Added by Doug Barnes on Jan 03, 2015 2:19 PM
jeanie bostian
RE: Pearl Renn
thanks for reply
Added by jeanie bostian on Nov 08, 2014 9:32 AM
Lora Barber
Jacob Ross
Hi, I am researching my family ie the Ross' Where did you get the info on Jacob being wounded at the battle of Saratoga? I am currently working with the DAR and need reference material. Thanks
Lora Barber rickandlorab@netscape.net
Added by Lora Barber on Nov 03, 2014 3:55 PM
Roy Short
Transfer Requests
Hello -

Would you please consider transferring the following ancestors to em?

Peter Reish (#8285296)
Susanna (Schiffler) Reish (#8285304)

They are direct ancestors and I promise to take good care of them.

Thanks for your consideration and for finding these graves in the first place.

Roy Short

#47736571
Added by Roy Short on Oct 31, 2014 5:52 PM
Terry W.
Mary Piatt
Leanne,
Kindly consider the transfer of Mary Piatt:
find-a-grave #16470050 to my account #47154391.
I have family links and biographical information for her memorial site. Thanks again for locating the grave sites of so many Piatt family members.
Regards,
Terry W.
Added by Terry W. on Oct 23, 2014 3:32 AM
S M
Jacobs Cemtery, Line Mounain
Leanne, I noticed you took the main entrance photo for this cemetery. Recently, I saw a grave stone of my ancestor on the wrong memorial. When I inquired to the creator of the memorial questioning it he removed it along with the stone but now says he doesn't know what happened to it. I am wondering if you are the one that had originally took the photo and, if so, if you would post it on my ancestors memorial or let me. She was SARAH (SALOME) YODER who married my DAVID STEIN and they are buried at Jacob's Cemetery, Line Mountain. I have memorial number for her (my memorial) #13151743. the stone would be marked SARAH STEIN as far as I can recall but may have had yoder in the middle of it. Her dates are: b. Sept. 5, 1805 ~ d. June 11, 1882. Can you let me know? Thank you! Sue (SM)
Added by S M on Oct 08, 2014 3:25 PM
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