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Robert David Miller (#47262294)
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Bio Photo Live in Mount Carmel,Pennsylvania. Trying to find other family members of Harold Seibert Miller(father),John Seibert Miller(Gf),William Miller(Ggf)Lafayette Derr(MGgf),Israel Derr(MGGgf),John William Boyer(MGf), Joseph Boyer(MGGf). Also related to the Weikels, Kerstetters and Updegrove(sp?)

After being called out by someone for misinformation, I would like to set the record straight. I spent over 12 years of my life reading 104 years of local newspapers in the Mount Carmel and Shamokin Pennsylvania area. My data comes from personally reading every obituary printed in those papers. Additional data was taken directly from death records read by me. Those records were taken directly from the death certificates written by the attending doctor/coroner upon that person's death. My "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angel" data was taken from their obituary or death certificate. I trust the doctor's information but the newspaper data I took with a grain of salt as the saying goes.

That's because after doing my research, I found out that reporters back then did not necessarily care if what they reported was correct or correctly spelled. A prime example was the death of a child named "Kulick" (correct spelling). One local newspaper had it correct, the other had it spelled "Coolick". The worse misspelling I found was this example. The one obituary listed the name as "Isaback", the correct spelling was "Eisenbaugh" and people wonder why they can't find their ancestor with reporters like this, that made these examples. So if the data I post is incorrect, don't kill the messenger, blame the reporter who didn't give a cr@p to make sure they reported the right information. I can only post the information taken from the obituary, how am I suppose to know if said information was incorrect. I tried to look for updated obituaries to make sure I had the right data but most times there was only one obituary and that's what I used. Please accept my apology for venting on here but I have spent a good part of my life trying to help fellow genealogist and to be called out because of misinformation hurt me.

As far as changing incorrect information, I am happy to do so. I am also willing to transfer any memorial. As most people know, it is very difficult to read sandstone headstones, especially if they're weathered. So please take the time to read any stone you may be concerned about the information I may have used. After all it is very subjective material and open for interpretation. Using special filters, I gave it my best shot but I'm not sure on some stones and even went back to actually feel the lettering or numbers, it's still guess work in some cases.


PLEASE feel free to visit my "Lost Little Angels" & "Lost Angels" Virtual Cemeteries anytime and leave them a Flower or Note. These children & adults are lost in time because they have no headstone to tell us where they are buried in a cemetery or even on a family plot. My own twin brother and sister Daniel & Nancy Miller are a part of this group. So is my Maternal Great Grandmother. Records usually don't help, they simply say yes, they're here but where, we don't exactly know. Just remember, you may be the only other person beside myself to visit a "Lost Little Angel" or "Lost Angel". Some of these lost children may not even have a living ancestor,"PLEASE VISIT THEM". Thank You from the bottom of My Heart.

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Ruth Boyd Perz
RE: Clara Boyd correction
Clara's husband is not listed. He was Thomas Rider Boyd #29742022. He was my uncle.
Sorry that I have caused you extra work once again!
Added by Ruth Boyd Perz on Oct 08, 2014 11:41 AM
Gail Smith
John Flynn
Hi Robert, I noticed that you left a message for John Flynn,buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Mt Carmel PA. I am in town, from Denver Colorado and have been looking for John's death certificate. I was at the Philadelphia Archives this morn and no luck. I will be walking the cemetery tomorrow and then heading to the library. I am also looking for his wife's stone and death certificate, Ellen Flannigan Flynn. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Gail Smith
Added by Gail Smith on Oct 06, 2014 7:35 PM
Jolly John Larkin
Hi Robert,

I visited the site of Jolly John Larkin today and saw the beautiful message that you left. Jolly John is in fact my great grandfather. When he was touring the world he made a stop in australia where he met my great grandmother Rae. They had 2 children together Olga & Joan. Joan was my grandmother. Unfortunately back in 1925 australia adopted a "white australia" policy and John was deported and as my grandmother was only 11 months old she was fostered out. It has only been in the last 6 years that we have been able to track down some history and information and that is when we discovered we were related to him.

I was wondering if you had any information on him? Just from the tone of your message it sounds like you have done some research on him. My father (John's grandson) will be turning 70 next year and I would love to be able to give him a book full of memories and information on his granddad. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away this week but she died happy in the knowledge that she had finally discovered gher true roots and where she came from.

You can contact me at or alternatively you can ring me on +61450413429 and I also have skype. Once again thankyou so much for the lovely message you left and I hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards

Karen Hewett
Added by karen on Oct 04, 2014 12:43 AM
"I came to visit you today..."
I like the message you leave.
Added by AR on Sep 30, 2014 4:29 PM
Ponaitowski family
Thank you for all your help connecting as many family members as were available and being patient helping me link them all so future generations will have an easier time finding their relatives from the past.
Santa Kelly
Added by SANTA KELLY on Sep 28, 2014 8:53 PM
kristi georges
Baby Leiser
I want to thank you so much for all research you have done. I know how difficult it can be especially when you can't always rely on the information to be correct. My family have been looking for Baby Leiser(Charles Lindburgh Leiser) for so long! Can't wait to tell my Mother. Also Charles's great grandmother(my 3rd great grandmother) was a Anna Weikel Kramer (born 1842 died 1940 or 1941)She lived in Mt Carmel I believe most of her life. Any connection to your Weikels?

Thanks again!
Added by kristi georges on Sep 13, 2014 10:45 PM
Dennis Haluska
Mike Lesko
You are the Bomb my friend !
Added by Dennis Haluska on Sep 11, 2014 6:47 PM
Steven Osifchin
RE: Frank Waslesyn correction
You're welcome and thank you.
Added by Steven Osifchin on Sep 07, 2014 3:33 PM
Ruth Boyd Perz
RE: Boyd transfers
Thanks so much for the transfers. I promise to monitor them with tender loving care.
I sincerely appreciate all of your help. I have learned a lot, but there is still a way to go.
Added by Ruth Boyd Perz on Sep 05, 2014 1:07 PM
Ruth Boyd Perz
RE: A No-No for transfers
Thanks so much for the information. Please accept my apology. I'm so sorry that my errors made you do so much extra work. Thanks for your patience in explaining it all to me. Remember that old song, "I'm my own Grandpa"? When reading your example that came to mind. You are so right, it is confusing. I will try to do better in the future. Also, many thanks for serving as my mentor and teacher.
I will be leaving tomorrow for Denver to visit with my cousin, Elva Boyd Kurnec (86). Her parents were John H. and Anna Boyd, buried in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Elva was born and raised in Mt. Carmel, another coal region gal or "coal cracker". I will return home Tuesday, so will be able to return to my Family Tree/Find A Grave research later in the week.
I trust that you and yours will have a safe and enjoyable weekend and holiday.
Added by Ruth Boyd Perz on Aug 29, 2014 1:50 PM
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