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Neil D Scheidt (#47099775)
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Bio Photo My particular areas of interest are Berks, Montgomery, Schuylkill, Chester, Montour and Lehigh Counties in Pennsylvania. My strongest passion is to locate and honor all war veterans who sacrificed healthy lives and sometimes their adulthood. They must never be forgotten.

Many contributors are speculating on burial locations of old pioneer family members with no proof of burial. This may be encouraged by contributors who will not link to memorials listed as unknown cemetery. This practice is very deceiving for serious researchers who will be misguided in their research for accurate results. It also is misleading for those requesting gravesite photos.

Please consider that the information given in memorials is not only provided by the memorial manager but also by others through edit requests which cannot always be verified. These edit requests could also be added without the review of the memorial manager if not acknowledged in a given time period.

Please do not speculate on a middle name by suggesting a surname. I will not add without some official record such as obituary,death,burial,birth record,tombstone or individual's signature. Edit requests for maiden names are most welcome. I prefer to display names as they are most commonly perceived by skilled researchers and/or as they appear on the tombstone.

My thanks and devotion to you who are courteous, polite and appreciative. Those who are rude, demanding and condescending, are not in the best interests of findagrave principles.

My Patriots of the Revolution include:
George Herbst 1712, George Dry 1725, Johannes Koch 1725, Daniel Guldin 1735, Johann Christian Scheidt 1736, Michael DeLong 1739, Bernhard Eitel 1745, Michael Krebs 1744, Henrich Knauss 1746, John De Turck 1747, Marmaduke Von Buskirk 1750, John Grant 1754, Sebastian Koch 1757. My Loyalist who fought for the British is Christian Flicker.

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Michael S Faust
Thomas A Brown
Thomas A Brown
Residence: Pennsylvania
Enlistment Date: 23 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Pennsylvania 96th Infantry Regiment on 23 Sep 1861.Mustered out on 25 Jan 1863.
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865
Added by Michael S Faust on May 05, 2016 7:19 AM
Michael S Faust
Pvt Thomas Brown
I think this person is my 2nd great-grandfather
Thomas Aaron Brown
BIRTH 1817 Northampton, PA
DEATH 10 SEP 1890 Rush Twp, Schulkill Co, PA

He had two sons as you mention, he was a miner and his daughter Susannah Brown married my Great Grandfather
Henry C Faust from Mahanoy City a railroad worker in Delano.
Added by Michael S Faust on May 05, 2016 6:59 AM
Allan Joyce
Find A Grave Memorial# 28617684
Thank you so much for posting the old newspaper article about the moving of the Hendrickson graves, to another cemetery. That was so nice of you.
Added by Allan Joyce on May 03, 2016 2:54 PM
RE: Seidel

Thanks for the catch.
Added by cleemiller on May 01, 2016 12:41 PM
RE: Oley Township

I understand your point, however, I've found that even if someone dies in the town of Oley itself, the death certificate will say Oley Township since Oley is neither borough nor city. For example #31241669 maintained by GerbLady. He died in his home on Main St but is listed on the death cert as having died in Oley Twp. That is a true statement since Oley is in Oley Twp. However, in his case, it really was Oley the town. I'm finding a similar phenomenon throughout Berks in other townships.

To your point though, an address down near the feed mill off 73 is Oley Twp but not Oley the town. My folks lived just outside of town but personally I don't have a problem with it saying Oley since there isn't an Oley Twp choice. Generally I like to put the closest available choice F.A.G. gives you within reason. Anyway, I'll pay special attention to your memorials so rural deaths get a place assignment that is more in line with what you are looking for.

Thanks. By the way, you've done an incredible amount of work on findagrave for which I am very appreciative.

Added by oleyboy on Apr 28, 2016 6:53 PM
Mark Maxwell
Samuel Dewees, #80761600

Several pages later I found an entry for George Dewees, born 17FEB1797, son of Samuel and Margaret Henrich Dewees, married Sarah Mendenahlen.

Several pages after that is a list of the children of George and Sarah Mendenahlen Dewees:

Sarah, m. Mertz.
Samuel, b. 1822.
George, b. 2, -, 1832, d. 4, 12, 1882, m. Catharine Bushy.


children of George and Catharine Bushy Dewees:

Mary, b. 1, 21, 1852, m. James F. Dunn.
William B., b. 7, 18, 1854, m. 1st 4, 6, 1877, Amelia E. Walbom ; m. 2d, 4, 9, 1879, Ida Violette Manderbach.
Sarah L., b. 4, 17, 1858.
Katie, b. 4, 7, 1872, d. 4, 6, 1877.

Added by Mark Maxwell on Apr 27, 2016 4:29 PM
Melissa Mariano
Ezra Evans
Thanks for the info!
Added by Melissa Mariano on Apr 26, 2016 1:31 PM
Russ Zaccari
Thomas Gibney
Unfortunately, the original source documents that Bob had when he originally inventoried US Soldiers are no longer available to the public. I will send Bob an email to see if he can review any notes he may have about this soldier. Thanks
Added by Russ Zaccari on Apr 26, 2016 9:10 AM
Mark Mueller
RE: Regarding Abraham K. Stauffer children
Hi Neil -

One additional note regarding the youngest child of Abraham K. Stauffer.

Charles William Stauffer
Born: Aug 4, 1872
Died: May 27, 1905

Charles William Stauffer obit (posted on his find-a-grave site) in the Reading Times dated May 29, 1905 states the following:

He is survived by 1 step-brother and 3 step-sisters:
- Joseph B. Stauffer
- Emma, wife of Jacob Levan
- Susan, wife of Charles S. Grant
- Amanda, wife of Henry Gass

As the above 4 step-brother/sisters, that would mean that they have different mothers. Based on the other information I detailed, Charles William Stauffer's mother would likely be the 3rd wife, Sarah Ann Moser.

Mark Mueller
Added by Mark Mueller on Apr 20, 2016 3:49 PM
Mark Mueller
RE: Regarding Abraham K. Stauffer children
Hi Neil -

I have Abraham K. Stauffer Jr Death Cert which states that the mother is Susanna Bitting. I will attach on find-a-grave.

Mark Mueller
Added by Mark Mueller on Apr 19, 2016 4:45 PM
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