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Frankie (#47155448)
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Bio Photo I'm researching my family roots and my husbands. Family names include: Sechrist, Maneval, Hughes, Tanner, Boyd, Purvis, Hagar (Hager), Hart, Mahaffey, Knight, Woodward, Newland, Schoffstall, Lebo, Shepley, Erdman, Ochs, Troutman, Scheib, Corsnitz, Nace, Hoke, and many more.

Especially looking in Lycoming, Tioga, Bradford, Dauphin, Northumberland, & Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania.
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RE: Jacob Leightner
Hi Frankie,

Well as we both know, genealogy is always a work in progress.

You have the name "Margaret" from a death certificate. I have the name "Rebecca Keiffer" listed on Jacob Leightner's death certificate. Goodness only knows what name is the correct one.

Even the various spellings of the surname can be frustrating. I just use what is on the tombstone, but that does not mean I am correct.

The Leightner's seemed to intermarry with my ancestors on a regular basis. I descend from Trine and Minter people, who populated York and Adams County PA, and Carroll County MD. The Leightners I have traced headed off to Michigan, presumably to get free land, but I am only making that assumption. There must have been some friendship between Jacob Leightner and my G-G-Grandfather Emanuel Trine, as I see their names on various land records, and they were also neighbors for a time. Jacob was married to Lydia Trine, the sister to Emanuel.

Other than scant information as to children and marriages, etc. I really know very little, which is why I am searching for the graves. During the past summer I was in Hanover PA at the genealogy library, hoping to find something on George Michael, because I knew he was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving during the battle of North Point. There was nothing. Sadly books were missing, or pages were missing. I'm certain you've dealt with the same thing.

Part of this Leightner clan ended up in Florida, and I have traced them as far as the records allow. My Grandmother (now deceased for 20+ years) had personal recollections of them. My Great Aunt inherited their humble Florida home.

Right now I am sorting through photos hoping to find a portrait of Jacob and Lydia. Bit by bit we'll get this together.

Thanks for your interest. I'll keep you in mind if I discover anything new. I am assuming that you are part of their Leightner family tree.

That is a beautiful dog on your home page!


Added by EddieM on Jan 30, 2015 9:56 AM
Jacob Leightner
Hi Frankie,

Thanks for the link between Jacob Leightner and his father George Michael Leitner. I had been looking for George, but the trail went cold. Do you happen to remember how you located him? My records also indicate that Jacob's mother was Rebecca (Keiffer) Leightner/Leitner. It is my guess that Hester was a second wife. I was out in Mt Zion on an unrelated matter last summer, so now I'll have to head back there.

Thanks again,

Added by EddieM on Jan 29, 2015 7:37 AM
Laura Jean Salisbury Witter
Pechart Transfers
I am transferring them to you. I plan to retake the photo for Mary & David H Pechart since the one I posted has a bad reflection on it. I thought something was better than nothing until I can get back out.
Added by Laura Jean Salisbury Witt... on Jan 15, 2015 5:10 PM
Laura Jean Salisbury Witter
Pechart Edits
If you are a family member of the Pecharts/Hess'/Zinn's, just let me know and I will be happy to transfer those records in Centerville Memorial Park that I created to you. I don't have any relationship to them - I was just taking photos of markers in that cemetery.
Added by Laura Jean Salisbury Witt... on Jan 15, 2015 3:33 PM
Family Tree Climber
RE: Zinn edits
Thanks for your help - there is still one left linking spouse if you wish to cancel it as well.
Added by Family Tree Climber on Jan 04, 2015 5:51 AM
Family Tree Climber
RE: Zinn edits
Thanks for your response. I see some trees on ancestry with this information, but unfortunately none of them have any sources noted - most just have copied it from another tree... sigh....
If you would prefer, you could cancel the edits instead of my declining them. If you later find documents supporting the info, just send me a SAC with it and I'll be glad to add the info.
Added by Family Tree Climber on Jan 03, 2015 5:46 PM
Family Tree Climber
Zinn edits
Thanks for edit suggestions you have sent me on Isaac and Catharine Zinn. I do verify all edits before accepting them, so would you please send me source of info? Thanks!!
Added by Family Tree Climber on Jan 03, 2015 3:39 PM
Allan Laughman
Photo Request
Thanks, So much for the photo. I did not know I had a great Uncle in WWII. I knew I had a great deal of family interned in the Mummerts meeting house cemetery. Most recently my Grandmother Geneva Laughman his sister and the baby of the family. Also the last of the family. I cannot tell you what this means to me. Thanks again.

Allan L Laughman
Added by Allan Laughman on Dec 14, 2014 9:52 PM
Tricia Holt
Bosserman photo
Thank you so much!
Added by Tricia Holt on Dec 13, 2014 6:20 PM
Robert David Miller
Henry Nace transfer
Frankie, I sent my Henry over to you because of the picture of his wife's headstone in case you want to use it. I can tell you that the wife at least is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery which is right next to the Mount Carmel Cemetery. One common mistake for people like you is that there was also a small village known as Alaska that the Mount Carmel Cemetery was named after. But the entire area was known as Alaska or Alaska Junction and that's where the mistake comes from on a death certificate. I will send the wife over to you as well. There may not have been anyone alive to have the death date inscribed on the headstone or notice the incorrect birth date. You may do what you wish with the memorials. Sincerely, Robert Miller
Added by Robert David Miller on Dec 11, 2014 5:21 PM
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