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Theron & Helen Smith (#46935364)
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Bio Photo We are Theron Lee & Helen Ann (Howery) Smith. The families we represent are Dettweiler, Smith, Andress, Cope, Thane & Vader on Theron's side. Howery, Stid, Marshall, Near, Seelye & Casterline on Helen's side.
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Martha Cook Highley
Thank you so much for the transfers...and for understanding the situation :)
Added by Martha Cook Highley on Feb 12, 2015 7:59 AM
RE: Oaster

Please be aware if there is already a memorial placed in the cemetery the B.U. never has priority. I feel we spend so much time photographing and locating the correct placement, as do many others that our work should be respected. Perhaps you were not aware but the rule is if the cemetery has not been found from a B.U., it should be deleted after 30 days. How do I add a memorial when I'm not sure what cemetery they are buried?
From F.A.G. rules: Recent Death, location of body unknown option. Location of body unknown is used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. Final disposition must be determined and updated within 30 days.
Added by Scout on Feb 09, 2015 5:59 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
Connection to Theron
Lydia Wideman-Dettweiler's mother, Barbara Erb Eby 1828-1918, wife of Henry Lichty Wideman, is my 1st cousin 5x's removed. Her father Peter Wenger Eby is my 4th great grand uncle. Peter's father, George Sensenig Eby is my 5th great grandfather.

Susanna Dettweiler-Smith and Lovina Dettweiler-Vader, are my 3rd cousin's 3x's removed. As of now until I get more info entered.

I did a quick enter to get to your husband. I would be his 5th cousin 1x's removed :)

Theron's 2nd great grandmother, Matilda Snyder more than likely is closely related to me on the Snyder/Schneider side but am having a hard time finding her father. Her mother, Esther Zimmerman Wenger-Snyder is my 4th great grand aunt. Esther's father, Joseph Sherk Wenger 1769-1825, is my 5th great grandfather :)

I will see if I can get some info from my cousin who is a genealogist and has wrote some books on our Mennonite family. Will let you know if I find anything on Matilda's father :)

Take care,
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jan 30, 2015 1:17 AM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: Detweiller & Vader
Hello again :)

I went back thru your Dettweiler side. On my tree on Ancestry, I have the family back as far as Melchior b. 2 Apr 1699 in Wittwyl, Canton Aargau, Switzerland. Melchior is buried in the Northkill Amish Burial Grounds, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Follow the Dettweilers back as you will see Melchior has a memorial #50672659 along with a long bio that's quite interesting. Here is my line:

Melchior 1699-1773: 7th great grandfather
Rudolph I 1733-1797: 6th great grandfather
Rudolph II 1771-1837: 5th great grandfather
Rudolph III 1807-1889: 4th great grand uncle

Rudolph III's brother John Wanner Dettweiler 1802-1858 is my 4th great grandfather.

Rudolph III's wife Susannah Bingeman's sister Hannah married my 2nd cousin Rev Elias Snider (Schneider).

Your husbands 2nd great grandfather, Henry Dettweiler, is my 1st cousin 5x's removed.

Of course I don't have all the family listed yet so it may be even closer related seeing how everyone on each side is pretty much related. I will stop there or I will go on and on :)

Will have to add in the others and find out how your husband and I are related.

Thank you again for the pics.

Keep in touch,
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jan 29, 2015 11:39 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: Daniel McClelland
Thank you so much :) By chance do you have others? Could you transfer them to me? I'd appreciate, if you don't mind.

I see you have Dettweilers, Fuch's, Wideman etc in your family tree. Me too :)

My mother's family immigrated from Switz, some settled in PA then went on to Waterloo, and Alberta area where my grandfather was born.

Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jan 29, 2015 12:43 PM
Gail Hinton Seward
Riverside Cemetery in Alma
Hi Theron & Helen.....I have heard that my cousin's Mausoleum has finally been installed, it is designed to hold is in Riverside Cemetery, Alma, is for Ernie Komar & son: Randall's final resting place.....if you ever get back there & can get a photo, I thank you in advance
Gail Hinton Seward #46961204
Added by Gail Hinton Seward on Jan 29, 2015 10:04 AM
RE: Lydia Eifert
Doesn't really surprise me. When my Dad was in Hospice I took pictures to have him identify. His memory started to fail. He told me it was Lydia Eifert not Lydia Eifert Wrook.
Added by JLL on Jan 22, 2015 5:53 PM
RE: Elzara Townsend
You are welcome! Glad I had the information! Kristin
Added by Kristin on Jan 22, 2015 12:14 AM
RE: Schenkel
Added by Genfem on Jan 20, 2015 10:30 PM
FindaGrave photo of Judy Rust Schenkel
Hello, I am updating a family history, Berkebile Families in America, 6th edition, of which the Schenkel's are members. Could I have your permission to use your photo in the new book? You would of course be given credit for the photo.
Added by Genfem on Jan 20, 2015 4:46 PM
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