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Denise Witwer Lahr (#47356680)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa., I now live in Hershey, Pa. I am interested in the Witwer, Leeking, and Eby families.

"The Life and Legacy of Peter Eby of Warwick Township," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, No. 1, January 2003, pp. 9-17.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 1, Hans Wittwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 26, no. 3, July 2003, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 2, Michael Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 27, no. 3, July 2004, pp. 18-27.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 3, Joseph Witwer" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 29, no. 1, January 2006, pp. 14-23.

"The Witwer Family of Earl Township: Part 4, Michael Witwer's Family" Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, vol. 30, no. 3, July 2007, pp. 8-25.

Thomas Witwer Richards, Denise Witwer Lahr, and Sally Miller Atkinson, The Witwer Legacy: Lancaster County Swiss-German Sons and Daughters, (Alexandria, Va.; Global Printing, Inc.: 2010)

The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Record, translated by Carolyn Wenger and annotated by myself, No. 7 of Mennonite Sources and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.:, LMHS, 2010)

I finished computerizing the records of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Rothsville. To supplement those records, I am trying to make sure that everyone in the cemetery has a Findagrave Memorial, even those without a gravestone, and that each person is linked to his parents. If you can help by providing information, please contact me, and please add personal photos that you may possess.

Most of my memorials are connected to either the families of interest to me, The Hannes Eby Death and Burial Book, or Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery in Rothsville. I also try to add some of Old Warwick Township's hidden and vulnerable family cemeteries. Before I add a memorial I usually research it extensively.

PLEASE send ideas and corrections, but I am reluctant to transfer any of the foregoing memorials.

However, whenever I visit a newer cemetery I take a few "serendipity" photos. These are gravestones that catch my eye for whatever reason. If you are related, please let me know, and I will transfer them.

And, since this is Find-a-GRAVE, I am loathe to link to "unknown" burials.
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Jack Gilchrist
Anna Weaver Search - Thanks
Thank you for searching for any grave marker for Anna Bressler Weaver (b.1814, d.1831) in the Longeneckers Reformed Mennonite Cemetery in Lancaster, PA.

Your efforts on behalf of this relative are most appreciated. I have updated my records and her Find A Grave memorial to reflect your findings that the stone no longer exists or was not moved from the Weaver graveyard.
Added by Jack Gilchrist on Oct 28, 2014 5:32 AM
Bill Daugherty
Herr Photos
Hi Denise,

Thank you for the Herr photos.

Bill D.
Added by Bill Daugherty on Oct 27, 2014 4:17 AM
Christian B. & Elizabeth J. (Zercher) Miller
Many thanks, Denise, for the great tombstone photos!
Added by dyo on Oct 25, 2014 12:21 PM
Lynn Erb
Photos of Erbs and Cem.
Hi Denise, I am the direct line 6 gg Grandson of Hans Erb b.1678 who was a brother of Nicholas Claus Erb b.1680. I belong to the Maryland Erbs with Peter Erb b.1712 of Switzerland being the first Erb family to settle in Silver Run,Carroll Co., Maryland in the 1760s. I was wondering if I could use some of the photos you have taken of the Erbs,related members and Cemeteries on my personal website for family use only? In turn I would freely do the same for you. The home to the left was built by Christopher Erb b.1748 (my 4gg grandfather) and his brother Peter Erb b.1737. Thanks for all you do and have great day, Lynn Erb
Added by Lynn Erb on Oct 23, 2014 5:35 PM
Carol & Pete
RE: Dallas Burger
You're welcome. We didn't get the plot or section.
Added by Carol & Pete on Oct 22, 2014 6:05 PM
Suzy Robinson
Andrew S. Witwer
Denise did you get my email I sent to you on Oct. 5? Haven't heard back from you so maybe it's in your spam mail??? If you are too busy to respond, just let me know. Thanks, Suzy
Added by Suzy Robinson on Oct 09, 2014 7:54 PM
#88855392 Susanna Rudy
Her maiden name is Barth. Born in Baden, Wuerttemberg. Germany. Daughter of Johann Georg Barth & Anna Barbara Klein. Her husband Daniel is my 5th great grandfather.
Added by Grace on Oct 07, 2014 10:48 AM
Bollinger family history
Hi, Denise:
I was doing family history research for the Bollinger branch of my family tree and came across the photo of the "Geburts Register" that you posted on the page for Sara Bollinger Haas (#106251328), buried in Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery. I believe that Magdelena Nees and Isaac Bollinger may be ancestors of mine. I'm wondering if you've seen the original document and/or if you know where it is now. Thanks for all of the info you've posted. What a huge amount of work - and so helpful!
Added by Cbborst on Oct 04, 2014 12:16 PM
Stephanie Wright
Jennie & Raymond Waltz
Thank you so much for the photos of my family members. I really appreciate your time & effort. :)
Added by Stephanie Wright on Sep 28, 2014 6:16 PM
Michele Cloutier
Mary Kendig - Marker
Thanks so much!
Added by Michele Cloutier on Sep 28, 2014 3:44 PM
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