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Daffy Duck (#47062637)
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I work primarily with the family names of Balliet, Smith, Strine/Strein, Welshans and Zong. Non-relatives' memorials may be transferred upon request. I welcome any additional information and corrections, including cited source documents.
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Lu Eisler
Jonathan BERGER
Good afternoon, I reviewed your posting for Jacob BERGER with great interest! I have been researching the BERGER family for some time with little success and was excited about the cemetery listings! I am descended from Jonathan BERGER who sold the land to Jacob. I've been trying to take Jonathan's family back further one generation. Based on your research, is it possible that he and Jacob might be brothers--Jonathan was born 20 Oct 1799 and died in 1882 in Watsontown, buried over at Follmer Church. I used to live in Potts Grove but have since moved to Oklahoma so am trying to do everything long distance. Many thanks for your response and consideration! Luanne Rishel Eisler
Added by Lu Eisler on Jul 16, 2015 11:18 AM
Abraham Balliet
We have been looking for our 4th great grandparents at least before 1970. You are a god sent, I am actually crying I'm so happy. Thank you so very very much!
Added by Karen on Jul 16, 2013 7:58 PM
Greg Welchans
Jacob Welshans Jr.
Jacob Welschhans
Born Sept. 22, 1742
Bapt. Oct. 10, 1742
Parents: Jacob Welschans & Elizabeth Schlepp
Sponsors: Jacob Schober & Abraham Hascher

I am part of this linneage and am trying to find his childrens name...would you know of anyone who would know this? Specifically I am stuck at the parents of George Welchans, Welshans etc. with a birthdate of 1772. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Added by Greg Welchans on Oct 09, 2012 2:18 PM
Judy nee Ritter Martens
hannah balliet Snyder
She is buried at Lower Towamensing Twp.

Her dates are 7/24/1806-1/1/1847

Stephen's dates are 8/17/1806-8/18/1894

Added by Judy nee Ritter Martens on Aug 08, 2011 11:40 AM
Judy nee Ritter Martens
elizabeth balliet
Elizabeth b. 1800-11/17/1874 Ashfield, Carbon County, PA

Michael Lauer, 2/1/1781-7/13/1834

Their name became Lower.

Michael is son of Henry Lauer/Lower.

4 children

1. Daniel 1/21/1805-8/8/1865
2. John 7/3/1811-3/6/1904
3. Reuben William 12/4/1815-8/24/1849
4. John Jacob 1/8/1817

Judy Martens
Added by Judy nee Ritter Martens on Aug 05, 2011 10:25 AM
Tim Gruber
RE: Memorial# #46500042
Her tombstone is worn and for whatever reason I'm having trouble getting a decent picture, but I believe it reads:

Elisabeth Balliet
Geborne Jung u. gattin
Abraham Balliet
Geb. den 1 Juni 1787
lebte in Ehe 49 Jahr
zeuge 8 Kinder
Starb 5 Mai 1858
Alter 70J 11M u. 4T

Which I translate as:

Elisabeth Balliet, nee Jung and wife of Abraham Balliet. Born 1 June 1787. Lived in marriage 49 years which produced 8 children. Died 5 May 1858. Aged 70 years, 11 months and 4 days.
Added by Tim Gruber on May 13, 2011 1:49 AM
Tim Gruber
Memorial# 44812770
Slight correction, his year of death was 1863 (the 3's and 5's look a lot alike).
Added by Tim Gruber on May 01, 2011 9:22 AM
Tim Gruber
Memorial# 44812770
Abraham Balliet's tombstone reads:

Abraham Balliet
Geboren d. 27 Nov
1790. Lebie in der
Ehe mit Elisabeth
Jung 49 Jahr u.
zuegen 8 Kinder
Starb den 12 Nov
1865. Alt 72 Jahr
11 Mo. u. 16 Tage

Which I translate as

Memorial for Abraham Balliet, born 27 Nov 1790. He lived in marriage with Elisabeth Jung 49 years and produced 8 children. Died 12 Nov 1865. Age 72 years, 11 months and 16 days.
Added by Tim Gruber on May 01, 2011 9:20 AM
Carol Wolf Britton
RE: Strine Family
There was indeed a stone for John on the left side of Martha's stone. However it broke off several years ago and I think it was removed by a family member to preserve it. He was going to get a metal maker to put in its place but I have yet to see it. I do have a picture of both stones. Will have to do some digging to find it however. Computers are wonderful things and so are digital cameras but so many files and so many places I will have to look but eventually I will find the picture. give me a few days and I will find it. I have lots of info on Philip and his family if you are interested. Philip married the second time to his first cousin once removed who was the daughter of Frederick Forney and Catherine Strine. So that makes me a double desendent of the Strine family. I am not so sure that is something to be proud of or not...I desend from John and Peter Strine. however it makes finding anscestors easier some times. Not quite so many branches to find.
Added by Carol Wolf Britton on Mar 05, 2011 3:47 PM
Carol Wolf Britton
Strine Family
I too am a descendent of John Strine who was born ca 1774 and died in Richland Twp. Marion County, Ohio in 1841 and his wife Martha Coble b 1774 died 1851. My grandfather was Phillip Strine who was born 22 Feb 1818 in Cumberland County, PA and died in 1895 in McCook, Red Willow County, NE.

You do not have Philip listed as one of John and Martha's children. Philip had two wives and 13 children. One of his children is buried in Kengel Cemetery with his grandparents. I believe it is John, the family was living in Delaware County at the time. John died in 1848 at the age of 4. And in 1850 the family had moved back to PA where Philip's first wife died in the Fall of 1850 along with another son James who died in the fall of 1850.

I visit that cemetery every time I drive by. The stones are in sad shape but still readable.

Added by Carol Wolf Britton on Mar 05, 2011 10:29 AM
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